E-P3 discontinued!!! The last days of a classic camera

Started Nov 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
baxters
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Re: This is what is wierd...
In reply to kodachromeguy, Nov 9, 2012

kodachromeguy wrote:

I agree, if the E-PL1 had been discontinued, it is unlikely that there is some huge warehouse full of bodies and kits that Olympus is trying to clear out - month after month after month.

If you do the shutter count lookup on an EPL1 (or any other Olympus PEN/EM5) on page 3 of the diagnostic screen, you can get the MCS number, which date codes the year/month of manufacture.
Shutter Count & Date Code

It's also in the EXIF, as the internal serial number.

You need is to have someone with a "new" EPL1 tell you the first 7 digits of the MCS number. Unfortunately, uploading an image to DPR galleries appears to strip it out of the EXIF, so it has to be a user lookup rather than supplying an image to check with an EXIF reader. Maybe a new owner wants to know the shutter count anyway.

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