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E-M5 in India, way to go Olympus

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by veereshai, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. veereshai

    veereshai Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 12, 2011
    Arlington, VA
    I am really impressed that Olympus has decided to launch the E-M5 here in India. I wasn't expecting it to come here soon. It's costlier (about $300-$350 more), but that's a price we pay I guess.

    Olympus introduces their flagship OM-D E-M5 mirrorless system camera in India

    Panasonic, please learn from Olympus and bring the prices down. Currently, the GH2 costs a whooping $2000 here :eek: .
  2. BigTam

    BigTam Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 19, 2012
    Dortmund, Germany
    Veereshai, does that have anything to do with import duties or Indian tax rates? Or is it profiteering?
  3. veereshai

    veereshai Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 12, 2011
    Arlington, VA
    I suspect it's something to do with duties and taxes. Not sure though, will have to look it up. But, Panasonic hasn't bothered to updated the price at all. The E-PL1 with 14-42 is available for about $300 right now, so Olympus has been quite active in the India market.
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