Olympus Rebates

Olympus instant rebates up to $150 off cameras, lenses and accessories expire this week on August 17. Check them all out here at B&H Photo.

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Olympus OM-D E-M5

There are several new instant rebates available on Olympus cameras, lenses and accessories, including the OM-D E-M5, the advanced compact XZ-2 and E-PL5, among others. These deals are set to expire July 13. Check them all out here at Adorama.

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Olympus E-P3

Adorama has a deal for today only (ends at midnight ET tonight) on the Olympus PEN E-P3 w/ 14-42mm kit lens for only $299. The deal includes a free Olympus mini messenger bag and free shipping. Check it out here at Adorama.

It’s alos available in silver here at Adorama.

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Olympus E-PL5

Olympus has issued firmware updates for the PEN E-PL5 and PEN E-PM2. The new firmware provides the following improvements:

  1. Improved stability of touch panel operation during playback
  2.  Support for new VF-4 electronic viewfinder (automatic display switching by the VF-4 eye sensor is not supported)

Additionally, support for the new VF-4 EVF has been added to firmware updates for the following Olympus cameras: OM-D E-M5, PEN E-P2, E-P3, E-PL1, E-PL2, E-PL3, E-PM1 and XZ-2.

There are two options for updating the firmware:

  1. Launch the included Olympus camera software and connect the camera via USB cable to an internet connected computer. Choose the Update function from the Camera menu in the software to apply available updates for camera bodies, lenses and accessories.
  2. Download the software updater from the following link: and follow the installer instructions.

With each method, users can choose to display information related to what the update will apply, prior to performing the update.

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Olympus PEN E-P5

Today is the 50th anniversary of the Olympus PEN F, which makes it fitting for Olympus to introduce the new PEN E-P5 as a digital version of the classic PEN F.

The E-P5 features built-in Wi-Fi, autofocus advancements, easy-access manual controls and 1/8000s shutter speed, which is a first for compact system cameras. [click to continue…]

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Several more images of the Olympus E-P5 have leaked out ahead of Friday’s announcement as a long-awaited replacement for the Olympus E-P3.  The camera is rumored to feature the same 16MP sensor as found in the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and is modeled after the old Olympus PEN F film camera from yesteryear. The E-P5 can also capture full HD 1080/30p video at 20Mbps bit rate and should include built-in WiFi. [click to continue…]

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