One day only Olympus sale! Olympus selling OM-D E-M1 and 12-40mm lens at excellent prices


posted Monday, August 15, 2016 at 12:58 PM EST


Until 11:59 p.m. EST tonight, Adorama and B&H are giving photographers the chance to purchase the Olympus OM-D E-M1 mirrorless Micro Four Thirds camera body for $799 with free shipping. This flash sale provides customers an instant savings of $300 from the camera's list price.

The savings don't stop there, however, as you can save an additional $300 when you bundle the E-M1 with Olympus' M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO lens. On Adorama, you have to click "See details" next to the Special Offer header above the price section and on B&H, you click "Build Bundle" underneath "Add to Cart."

We found that the E-M1 camera provided users with fast autofocus, excellent image quality and advanced wireless features inside a rugged, weather-proof camera body that includes a lot of useful physical controls. Don't let its 2013 release date fool you, Olympus continues to support and improve the E-M1. The camera was updated to firmware version 4.0 in December. The update added a ton of new features including: focus bracket and stacking, advanced focus peaking, 4K time lapse video, cinematic 24p frame rate, movie image stabilization with 5-axis optical and digital IS, and much more. You can read Dave Pardue's take on the update in this Caffeine Priority post.


Regarding the 12-40mm lens you can bundle for even more savings, we found this optic to be very sharp across the entire 24-80mm equivalent zoom range, even when shooting wide open. The low-distortion lens has a professional, high-quality build and is a "powerhouse of a lens with excellent optical performance: sharp images, great CA control, hardly any distortion and low vignetting." This is a lens for demanding photographers.


If you've been thinking about getting into Micro Four Thirds photography or just want to upgrade some existing MFT gear, this one-day only sale is a great opportunity for you. Strike while the iron is hot as these prices won't be available tomorrow.

• Adorama: Black, SilverB&H •