Olympus E5, not such a good deal? :-)

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Oly E10 Contributing Member • Posts: 592
Olympus E5, not such a good deal? :-)
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E-5: Save $200

Now only $1499.99. Reg. $1299.99.
(Body only)

Shop Now

Offer ends 10/18/12.

The above snatched from the Olympus.ca website.

Peter in Canada.

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Everdog Veteran Member • Posts: 4,837
Too bad this was not around in 2010

Back in 2010, I would have jumped on this.  We are getting close to 2013  and that sensor is older than my car, dog, and house.

btw, back in 2010 I was screaming for an E-6x0 replacement with a new sensor because that one did so poorly in lower light.

toyak Regular Member • Posts: 166
Re: Olympus E5, not such a good deal? :-)

Oly E10 wrote:

E-5: Save $200

Now only $1499.99. Reg. $1299.99.
(Body only)

Shop Now

Offer ends 10/18/12.

The above snatched from the Olympus.ca website.

Peter in Canada.


You just not looking at it from their perspective. Is the camara usually listed at $1499 canadian?

dave gaines
dave gaines Veteran Member • Posts: 9,183
Typo, Olympus E5 still a good deal

That must be a typo. It's too funny. $200 more with a rebate.

The usual price is $1700US. With a $200 rebate it's $1500. Same deal here in the US. It's a good deal on Olympus' best digital camera. And those Olympus lenses, they're priceless. A bargain at twice the price.

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19andrew47
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Re: Typo, Olympus E5 still a good deal

Typo for sure.  Cheapest current Canadian price, $1299.  Cheapest price Canadian I had seen before this special was $1399.

veroman Veteran Member • Posts: 4,862
Re: Typo, Olympus E5 still a good deal

dave gaines wrote:

That must be a typo. It's too funny. $200 more with a rebate.

The usual price is $1700US. With a $200 rebate it's $1500. Same deal here in the US. It's a good deal on Olympus' best digital camera. And those Olympus lenses, they're priceless. A bargain at twice the price.

Agree. If it is/was worth the money at $1,699, it's certainly worth it at $1,499. The sensor is old? So what? It's still the same, great sensor that took great pictures when it came out. Everyone knows that high ISO performance isn't the E-5's strong point, but ... again ... so what? There are many, many great cameras out there that don't render well at high ISOs ... the Leica M9 being just one of them. With quality fast lenses ... meaning Oly's best ... high ISO is irrelevant. I've shot indoors and out under some really demanding conditions even with my "ancient" E-420 and 25mm f/2.8 with excellent results. By the way, an even better deal is an E-5 refurb at $1299.00.

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Skeeterbytes Forum Pro • Posts: 13,986
Re: Typo, Olympus E5 still a good deal

That is pretty funny.  "Now for a limited time--show us how much you love this camera by paying extra. Order now and get this strap and battery at no extra extra cost."

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Roger Engelken Veteran Member • Posts: 5,306
Re: Olympus E5, not such a good deal? :-)

That is the "New Math."

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It will probably.

Still be working after you , your house and your dog are gone or moved on to your next gizmo.

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toyak Regular Member • Posts: 166
Re: Typo, Olympus E5 still a good deal

19andrew47 wrote:

Typo for sure.  Cheapest current Canadian price, $1299.  Cheapest price Canadian I had seen before this special was $1399.

That is $200 better then U.S.

Rich Z
Rich Z Veteran Member • Posts: 8,535
Collin

That is so close to what I was thinking (but much more civil) that I can only say, well said.  Rich

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Messier Object Veteran Member • Posts: 7,262
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+1 on that Collin (or should I have voted).

Peter

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