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E-P3 going OOS; Possibly Discontinued?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by MrKal_El, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 24, 2011
  2. kiwijack

    kiwijack New to Mu-43

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    Dec 20, 2011
    Check again, it is in stock at most online retailers, including BHPhoto
     
  3. John M Flores

    John M Flores Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 7, 2011
    Somerville, NJ
    That's crazy talk. The camera is brand new.
     
  4. Spuff

    Spuff Mu-43 Top Veteran

    652
    Dec 5, 2010
    Berkshire, UK.
    The sellers on UK Amazon have a maximum of 5 left in stock but it says more on the way.
     
  5. M4/3

    M4/3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    713
    Sep 24, 2011
    Oly's own website says "limited supply" of their Pens. I think it's just marketing hype (there's no genuine shortage) and it should take about another year, at least, before Oly comes out with any new Pens (except maybe the rumored "ProPen").
     
  6. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    Production capacity is sized for the average demand to avoid over-investment in capital assets. When the holiday sales surge happens the stocks are normally depleted for a time until manufacturing can catch up again. With most electronic products the output steadily builds through most of the life cycle as production improvements are realized, and they only start to drop off at the end as they tool up for the next new product introduction.
     
  7. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    For hell's sake, we still see the E-PL1 listed new every so often.