I preordered, too, as did my wife. $1999.00 from B&H. 30 Day, no questions asked return, so I'll give it a go. Ships on Dec 2 if we're in the first lot, pending availability.I've pre-ordered it. My thinking is I'd rather have the option and then once the reviews come in, I can decide properly whether to go ahead or not. In the past, I haven't pre-ordered and it's taken ages to get my hands on the thing I want.
£1849 is actually, dare I say, not as bad as I thought. I expected £2000. I was going to go with the 12-40mm package but I've gone body only instead, as a used 12-40 will save me around £100.
It's the GX8 I'm personally comparing to. There's a couple of things I like over it (focus stack, pre-focus) but the GX8 is so good, it'll have to be really good in reviews for me to carry the pre-order through to the end.$2k usd means $3.2k nzd, and we never get refurbs/deals/etc that other countries see. I can afford it, but I can't ignore I'd be getting better value from sony/zeiss or fuji.
Yet no one (else) is claiming it to be a game-changer. It was supposed to be that but they failed. If anything, it just catches up the competitors' offerings (CF/CF+tracking, dual slots, 4k video, battery etc.). No revolution this time - only incremental upgrades.I think Olympus angle is this:
Our new camera is a game-changer, so early adopters will have to pay a lot of the RD price.
That and combined with small deliverance cause of the earthquake might be a reason for this price.
Or they only want the real professionals with deep pockets buying this camera and the rest of us can have em5mkIII/em10.
Imagine if they had priced it at another $264 which is what we are going to have to pay here in the U.K. - disappointed would probably not cover it !I preordered, too, as did my wife. $1999.00 from B&H. 30 Day, no questions asked return, so I'll give it a go. Ships on Dec 2 if we're in the first lot, pending availability.
About $200 more then I was expecting, but should make my used E-M1 a little more valuable when I put it up for sale (B&H price for E-M1 is now back up to $1,299)