Some signs of *intelligent* life at Olympus imaging

Started Jan 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
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tedolf
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Here is a hint.....
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rpm40 wrote:

At $499 on their site, they're making a pretty hefty profit on e-pl1s since the r&d, etc. has been paid long ago, but I really doubt that means they're still being built.

E-pl1's that are being sold now have latest firmware for body and lens already installed.

Do you think they unpackaged all those cameras and lenses, updated the firmware and then repackaged everything?

If it really was NOS, it would have the firmware from when it was built.

Are they also still building the e-pl2, e-pm1, and e-pl3 too? I can't imagine they have that much manufacturing capacity to spare.

Yep.

But not the E-p1, E-p2 or E-p3.

They were poor sellers.

The whole mystery could probably be sorted with the serial numbers. They usually identify when the product was manufactured so they can know how long the warranty should last, for customers who can't show proof of purchase. Not relevant if you purchase right from Oly, but important for sales through 3rd parties.

Maybe.

Tedolph

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