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Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by Amin Sabet, May 9, 2013.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Olympus E-P5 PEN Mirrorless Digital Camera Body (Black) - $999.99

    Olympus E-P5 PEN Mirrorless Digital Camera Body (Silver) - $999.99

    Olympus E-P5 PEN Mirrorless Digital Camera Body (White) - $999.99

    Olympus E-P5 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 17mm f/1.8 Lens and VF-4 Viewfinder (Black) - $1449.99

    Olympus E-P5 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 17mm f/1.8 Lens and VF-4 Viewfinder (Silver) - $1449.99

    Olympus 17mm f1.8 Lens – Black - $499.99

    Olympus 45mm f1.8 Lens - Black - $399.99

    Olympus 75mm f1.8 Lens - Black - $899.99

    Olympus VF-4 Electronic Viewfinder (Black) - $279.99
  2. svtquattro

    svtquattro Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 24, 2012
    Vancouver, Canada
    Wow, pricey.
  3. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I have just watched every English video On the new E-P5 and I want one bad. But then I saw the price and just about had a heart attack. OMG! :eek:

    It is a great looking camera but I don't get the pricing. For just a tiny bit more(MSRP wise) you can get an E-M5. Actually, you can get one for less. I am totally confused!:confused:

    I am glad to see that Olympus has figured out that many people don't want silver lenses. I will get a black 45mm to replace my silver one and when I get a 75mm or 17mm it will be a black one. Way to go.:thumbup:

    BAXTING Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 5, 2012
    Los Angeles SFV, CA
    I want all the black lenses!
  5. drewbot

    drewbot Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    To state the obvious, with an MSRP the same as the E-M5 you MUST REALLY want the E-P5 instead to justify it.
  6. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    The only other reason would be a significantly improved sensor, but given it is likely the same sensor it is probably only incrementally improved (along with the IBIS which has been indicated to be updated). None of which really justify the very high price tag. There isn't even much value proposition in the 17mm kit (thinking of the E-m5 offering the 12-50 at a $200 discount over stand-alone retail for that lens).
  7. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    people are not seeing that the kit comes with the viewfinder as well.. The body only at $999 is only $100 more than previous PENs. And the kit at $1,449 that includes a $500 lens and a $280 viewfinder is a sweet deal.
  8. drewbot

    drewbot Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    I'm just hopeful that the new 2.36M dot EVF, 1/8000 SS, and 1/320 flash sync come to the E-M5 sucessor. Sign me up for that.
  9. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    Tempting but I'll pass. I was hoping for a savings on the 17/1.8 (so I can justify getting the black lens) with the purchase of the kit since am not at all interested in the VF-4. I guess I can always sell the VF-4 for 250usd and get the 17/1.8 in effect for a 250usd discount. I'll just wait till the announcement of the new OM-D body. :thumbup:
  10. gugarci

    gugarci Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 8, 2012
    Lyndhurst, NJ
    I can see an E-P5 in the future but not for $999. I'm more interested in the additional control dial and the focus peaking than the new sensor. I don't like using M with my E-P3, not a fan of the main dial. But I'll wait till I can find a use or refurb unit. Right now my E-P3 is still producing great results with the older sensor. :smile:
  11. gugarci

    gugarci Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 8, 2012
    Lyndhurst, NJ
    Also it's nice that Olympus is now offering some black primes. But I love my silver lenses. Initially I thought I wouldn't like them on my black body but I was wrong. I love the bling. :biggrin:
  12. AceAceBaby

    AceAceBaby Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 21, 2013
    Price creep within a line of products is a problem for consumers, though. At least the very capable E-PL5 is on a discount now, but it looks like an $800 hole in the Olympus camera lineup, and I'd personally call that something of a sweet spot in terms of cost (regardless of function). "Costs as much as an OMD EM-5" is still a negatively loaded connotation, even if the E-P5 has the features to justify it.

    It may have made more sense to offer fewer features for a bit less money.
  13. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    +1 Nice to hear someone else agrees. I would even dare say that the silver lenses better match the black E-M5's frame as the silver E-M5 finish is quite off -- they got it right on the E-P5.
  14. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    I do stand corrected! Actually with the viewfinder included I don't see much to get upset about over the om-d. You're basically trading weather sealing for a more compact design, at the same original price-point with the included viewfinder. Just like any camera, there are buyers who will be in day 1, and those who will buy when they feel the price is right...800, 700, 500? it is all relative and a generally repetitive cycle!
  15. aldus

    aldus Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 24, 2012
    Fairbanks, Alaska
    Dennis Moser
    So who's pre-ordered theirs?

    "Bueller? Bueller? Anyone? Anyone?"
  16. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    i'm torn on the black lenses... there's still a $50 rebate on the silver 17 (really need to get to selling my 12 and 20)
  17. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Thanks, Luke, for pointing out the kit price.... missed that initially. That is a great deal!

    So.... the kit E-P5 for $1449 versus an OM-D body and Oly 17/1.8 for $1399 (current pricing US). I guess, like Paul said, it is a trade off of weather-sealing versus modularity (compact option).
  18. thchen

    thchen Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 28, 2012
    bottom line: $50 extra for black? I'll just go plastidip my silvers this weekend.
  19. merosen

    merosen Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 14, 2012
    Somerville (Boston), MA
    The $50 discount ended yesterday.
    So, Silver or Black- they are the same price
    As Olympus announced
    unlike the 12mm :mad:
  20. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    this gets me thinking that if this new Pen is 1k the next OMD will be in the 1.5k range? looks like it. if not, i dont see a reason to have a new OMD priced the same as the EP5.