Saturday, March 8, 2008

Pre-ordering: Olympus E420 and 25mm pancake lens at Amazon!

Great news for fans of the Olympus E420 and the 25mm f2.8 pancake lens. They are listed at Amazon for pre-ordering!

You can pre-order the lovely Olympus 25mm f2.8 pancake for just $250. Who has the syrup?

The E420 body is available in three different configurations, body only for $500, or with the 14-42 Digital Zuiko kit lens for $600, or with the lovely 25mm pancake for $800 $700. Now this creates an interesting contrast with the Sigma DP1 which pre-orders at $800.

Amazon estimates shipment date as May 20, 2008, but Amazon's estimates are conservative, perhaps so that they don't have people banging on their doors asking "where is my camera???".

For more on the E420 and the pancake lens, be sure to check our coverage of the midnight announcement.


amin said...

I just placed my E-420 & 25/2.8 kit pre-order through your affiliate link =). Will report on the this combo in May. Keep up the great coverage!

1001 noisy cameras said...

Thanks :-)

At the risk of sounding PBS-ish, it's thanks to readers like you that this blog continues to provide information-overload coverage of the digital camera market :)

Is the E420 + pancake going to be added to your upcoming shootout of the Sigma DP1 and other cameras of interest?

amin said...

Most welcome. I think the E-420 will arrive too late to fully participate in the shootout. I've pretty much decided that the shootout will be DP1 vs GRD II vs 5D (based on the poll results). Maybe a G9 will find its way in there as well, but no promises. However, whenever the E-420 does arrive, I'll be sure to post some comparisons of it with the others.

1001 noisy cameras said...

That promises to be an interesting shootout with those diverse cameras!