E-P2 availability in Asia

We just recieved following information:
Due to the excessive cost of production, looks like the final production of the E-P2 will only see two colors instead of the earlier three :
Rest of the world : Black
Japan only : Silver/Brown
Also, first shipment will be released from the warehouse for Asia on 25th November.

– The E-P2 is available for preorder at Amazon UK / Amazon US / Adorama / BHphoto / Amazon DE

Amazon UK has the Olympus E-P2 in Stock!?!?

BIG surprise! Take a look here!
Amazon UK shows the Olympus E-P2 as in Stock! . Dispatched from and sold by sWaK. Please be careful before you buy the camera. Ask the third party reseller if they really have the E-P2 in Stock!

In this shops the E-P2 is available for preorder only:
Amazon US, Adorama , BHphoto, Amazon DE

A REAL deal is available at amazon US:
Olympus E-P1 with 14-42mm lens for $750 and the E-P1 body-only for $700

Olympus E-P2 availability informations and E-P1 deals

I collected some E-P2 availability infos:

In US and EUROPE the official availability is planned for early January. The informations we received do say that Olympus is trying to anticipate the E-P2 sales on mid-December. I just received an email from Australia where Olympus confirmed that they will have the first E-P2 ready for sale on December 15.

And the E-P2 firmware 1.0 is almost ready.

E-P2 preorder list (simply click on the shop name and you will land on the E-P2 camera page):
Amazon US, Adorama , BHphoto, Amazon DE

Amazon US has some discounted E-P1 (via Calumet Photo):
Olympus E-P1 Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Silver Body/Black Lens) for $749.99! That’s -$50.

US and Europe deals …and Germany has the E-P2 available (for preorder only)!

Let’s see what’s in Stock in this days and if there are any deals

Amazon US
– First, you can now preorder the new Olympus E-P2 for $1,099.99.
Panasonic 45-200mm f/4.0-5.6 MicroFourThirds Lens for $283.10.
– The Panasonic DMW-LVF1 External Live Viewfinder for Panasonic GF1 is also in Stock for $199.

Amazon DE
Olympus PEN E-P2 SLR-Digitalkamera mit 17mm Objektiv for EUR 949,00
Olympus PEN E-P2 SLR-Digitalkamera mit 14-42mm Objektiv for EUR 1.049,00
Olympus PEN E-P2 SLR-Digitalkamera nur Gehäuse for EUR 899,00.

Amazon UK
– No Olympus E-P2 here but the discounted Olympus E-P1.

Amazon France
– Same as UK, no Olympus E-P2 here but the discounted Olympus E-P1.

New Pixmania Rebates for Germany and Italy!!!
Simply use following codes when you buy a product in Pixmania Deutschland:
DE061006: 6€ Ermässigung ab 180€ Einkaufswert
DE091006: 9€ Ermässigung ab 250€ Einkaufswert
DE201006: 20€ Ermässigung ab 500€ Einkaufswert
DE451006: 45€ Ermässigung ab 1000€ Einkaufswert
Pixmania Deutschland

and here for
Pixmania Italia
PROMO8IT11 8€ di sconto a partire da 200€ di acquisto
PROMO15IT11 15€ di sconto a partire da 350€ di acquisto
PROMO22IT11 15€ di sconto a partire da 500€ di acquisto

Pixmania Italia

Olympus E-P2: All the informations you need continually updated inside this post!

Hands-on by Lori Grunin form CNET US

This page will be continuely updated!

– Amazon US: Olympus E-P2 with 17mm f/2.8 Lens and Electronic View Finder $1,099.99!
– Amazon US: Olympus E-P2 with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens and Electronic View Finder also for $1,099.99!

previews (cronological order – newest on top!):
forum-olympus-france.com (in french only)
digitalcamerareview.com (with Autofocus Tracking test-video)
quesabesde.com( hands on video in spanish)
Hands-on by Lori Grunin form CNET US
PhotoReview Australia
The Digital Story
Quesabesde Click here for the google english translation
Imaging Resources

First image samples:
43rumors image samples
43rumors E-P2 press photos

Official announcements:
Photoscala.de. Google english translation available here.
Photographyblog – E-P2
Photographyblog – new Lenses
British Journal of Photography

Videos made with the E-P2

Everything else:
Dave Etchells (Imaging Insider) talk with Sally Smith Clemens of Olympus about the new E-P2 Digital Pen.

Interesting comments:

Imaging Insider:Autofocus. Only one other problem came to light with the Olympus E-P1 in my shooting, and that was a tendency for the AF system to miss focusing on smaller foreground objects in favor of the background. That still happens with the Olympus E-P2, something I wish they’d addressed with a finer AF point, as is included on the Panasonic GF1.

CNET Asia: As with the GF1, the new Pen digicam has a port below the hotshoe for users to attach the VF-2 EVF. This accessory has a super-high resolution of 1.44 megapixels, almost seven times that of the Panasonic’s. and “On its own, the E-P2 is able to record stereo sound, though often it captures ambient noise as well.” and “The ports for the EVF on the GF1 and E-P2 are different, so they are not interchangeable.” and “The unit we tried was a prototype, so we weren’t not able to find out whether Olympus has fixed the slow focusing problem which plagued the E-P1.

Photoscala.de: E-P2+EVF = 899 Euro
Thanks everyone for sending me the links!

The Lens roadmap…Fisheye, wide and macro lenses also coming!

click on the image to enlarge it!