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Here you will find blog-posts with the latest Olympus related news, rumors and updates published at the main blog. In addition, you can find links to our Olympus related updates on these dedicated mini-sites:

+ Deals & Specials: all Olympus brand deals or filtered by M43rds (cameras, lenses, etc) or Four Thirds (DSLRs, lenses)
+ Lens Reviews: Olympus-branded lenses or filter by M43rds mount or Four Thirds mount
+ Camera Reviews: all major Olympus cameras or filtered by Micro Four Thirds or Four Thirds
+ Pre-Orders & Stock Status: OM-D E-M5



In-Stock Nao: Nikon D3300 kit and Olympus E-M10 body (also: E-M5 Premium Edition deal), February 6, 2014
Two of the latest interchangeable lens digital cameras are now shipping at their starting prices at various reputable online dealers. The Nikon D3300 with the 18-55mm DX VR II lens goes for $650 and it is in-stock by various at... Continue

Crazy Stackable Lensaholic Deal for Olympus M43rds: $100/$200 off per lens (stackable on Lenses) when purchased with OM-D or E-P5 bodies, February 4, 2014
Olympus has a hot deal if you are interested in jumping into their M43rds system or loading up on lenses. It is a stackable promotion on the lens side. You buy one camera (E-M1 or E-M10 or E-M5 or E-P5)... Continue

New Olympus E-M10 micro four thirds OM-D mirrorless camera (with RAW and JPEG samples), January 28, 2014
Olympus is back with a third camera in their OM-D micro four thirds interchangeable lens camera system. The new E-M10 is a more affordable option to the E-M1 leader of the pack. The body only will go for $700 while... Continue

New Olympus M43rds Lenses: 25mm 1.8 prime and 14-42mm EZ pancake and fisheye body cap lens, January 28, 2014
Olympus has announced three new Micro Four Thirds lenses. The 25mm f1.4 pancake, the 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ pancake zoom, and a 9mm f8 fisheye body cap lens. The 25mm f1.8 has a starting price of $400. Details and pre-orders at... Continue

New Olympus Stylus SP-100EE 50x superzoom with "Dot Sight" (and new TG-850 elementproof), January 28, 2014
Olympus has announced two new fixed-lens digital cameras today. First up, the 50x optical zoom (24-1200mm eq) Stylus SP-100EE with a new feature, "Dot Sight", a built-in popup that promises to help with framing and tracking and zooming. Hands-on with... Continue

Interview: Olympus stopped DSLR development but may return later, January 9, 2014
In an interview with Amateur Photographer UK, Olympus planning manager Toshi Terada said that Olympus stopped DSLR development, has no plans for DSLRs, but they may return to DSLRs in the future with this precondition: "...once we can get a... Continue

Dxomark picks Best Lenses for E-M1, GX7, D610, D3200 [data driven], December 14, 2013
As part of their more extensive camera + lens combo measurements, Dxomark is now able to leverage their data to make lens picks tailed to specific interchangeable lens cameras, based on their measurements. As usual, keep in mind, data is... Continue

Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 in-stock too for $1000, December 8, 2013
We just updated the Olympus E-M1 stock status page and we have more good news! If you are looking for the Olympus 12-40mm f2.8, it is currently, as of the time of writing, in-stock for $1000 by Samy's Camera... Please... Continue

Olympus Launches Stackable M43rds System Discounts with One Camera (E-M1, E-M5, E-PL5, E-PM2) and One or More LENSES (9-18, 12/2, 75/1.8, 12-40/2.8), December 8, 2013
The System Bait combined purchase discount party finally arrives at Olympus Land! A new limited time offer at Amazon (expiration date is not mentioned), brings Olympus M43rds Combined Purchase Discounts! STEP #1: you must buy one camera kit from a... Continue

In-stock nao: Olympus E-M1 body for $1400 [limited quantities], November 21, 2013
For the latest updates check the Olympus E-M1 stock status page... We just updated the Olympus E-M1 stock status page and as of the time of writing, there are limited quantities of the Olympus E-M1 body only going for $1400... Continue

(ENDED) Hard to Find Cameras Reality non-TV: Individual selling Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 [ends by Wedn 11pm NYC time], November 20, 2013
This listing expired... For the latest E-M1 and 12-40mm availability updates, check the Olympus E-M1 stock status page... UPDATE (11/21/13): this paragraph contains spoilers! The eBay auction ended at $1,110 with 10 bids. The lens goes for $1000 brand new,... Continue

Olympus President says considering expanding use of common parts with Sony, November 19, 2013
Japan Times (in english) quotes the current Olympus El Presidente saying that the company will "consider expanding the use of common parts of digital cameras... with Sony". El Presidente is bearish on his digital camera business, "unlikely to post major... Continue

(SOLD OUT) Now shipping: Olympus E-M1 body only for $1400 (ships from USA), November 18, 2013
As of a 11/19/13 at 2:11pm ET recheck, this sold out... For future action, stay tuned to the Olympus E-M1 stock status site... Research the camera with the Olympus E-M1 reviews list... Meanwhile, the new 12-40mm f2.8 lens is now... Continue

Dxomark evaluates Nikon D5300 DSLR and Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 Lens [not together!!!], November 14, 2013
Never a dull moment at Dxomark. They are back with more pixel-peepiential lab-test-measurementations! We start with the DSLRs, Nikon's D5300 DSLR announcement was a bit of a surprise, but it added some "smartphone era" features to the camera. You can... Continue

(ENDED) Hard to Find Cameras Reality non-TV: Individual selling Olympus E-M1 on eBay [ends by Monday 12pm NYC time], November 10, 2013
UPDATE (11/11/13): This "reality non-TV" show is over. The auction ended with a $1525 price after 21 bids. ORIGINAL POST And now something different. If you feel like following "reality non-TV" type of action for hard-to-find-digital-cameras, one individual seller on... Continue

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