Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Camera Body, Black £299 @ Amazon (£234 after cashback)
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Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Camera Body, Black £299 @ Amazon (£234 after cashback)

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Found 1st May
Olympus started doing cashback deals today and this is the cheapest for the body only version of this camera (NO LENS!)

Its temporarily out of stock but can be ordered at the price - at this price its worth the wait imo

Key Features
  • 16MP Four Thirds Live MOS sensor
  • TruePic VII processor
  • 5-axis image stabilization
  • 2.36M-dot OLED EVF
  • Tilting 3" touchscreen LCD
  • 1080/60p video
  • 4K time-lapse mode
  • Wi-Fi
  • Optional grip

Dont know that much about olympus cameras but do know that it went pretty hot at a much higher price in november:
hotukdeals.com/dea…348
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Link to cashback area for when the time arrives bonus.olympus.eu/cus…=en

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Discounted because it has a big hole in the front
Mike_HUKD1 m ago

Discounted because it has a big hole in the front


damn, better than having a 'hole at the back though
I also don't know a great deal about Olympus cameras but this looks like a great deal.

How would this compare to a Panasonic GX80 - I'm guessing pretty similar? Anyone had any experience of both?
brilly41 m ago

damn, better than having a 'hole at the back though


Can i join these comments if im under 40 years old?
£65 cashback from Olympus at the minute too
sparklehedgehog3 m ago

£65 cashback from Olympus at the minute too


yes... 299-65 = 234 as in deal...
Hardawan24 m ago

Can i join these comments if im under 40 years old?


you got a beard at least?
Olympus have some of the best micro 4/3 tech as far as I'm aware and a great choice of camera for those who want a smaller frame with interchangeable lenses and don't want to lug a DSLR around. Worth reading some reviews but seems a great rice.
Great deal, however the quality at higher iso is putting me off. Micro 4/3 sensors are just too small.
adsham49 m ago

I also don't know a great deal about Olympus cameras but this looks like a …I also don't know a great deal about Olympus cameras but this looks like a great deal.How would this compare to a Panasonic GX80 - I'm guessing pretty similar? Anyone had any experience of both?


This doesn't have 4K so if that's a factor then there's only one choice (despite the Panny heavy crop). For stills I'd go with this.

Very nice design, control layout and plenty of hardware dials to keep you out of the menus which are lacking on the GX80 and makes a big difference once you leave 'Auto' mode.

Both Micro four-thirds so Olympus and Panasonic MFT lenses work on both. Can't really go wrong at £234 after cashback!
adsham57 m ago

I also don't know a great deal about Olympus cameras but this looks like a …I also don't know a great deal about Olympus cameras but this looks like a great deal.How would this compare to a Panasonic GX80 - I'm guessing pretty similar? Anyone had any experience of both?


Yes. Both deliver fantastic results - although I am using an Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro Lens, which is pin sharp.
However, I would say the Olympus's menu system can be a bit fiddly and occasionally I have focussing issues - sometimes it just refuses to lock onto the main subject. I shoot a lot of low light stage events and this is particularly annoying when it happens.

Probably the main advantage of the GX80 is the 4K video though. And it's also stabilised on this camera.

I would say though at this price the OM-D E-M10 Mark II is a great buy - especially if you already own a micro four thirds system. I paid about £400 for the body only from Amazon Italy a couple of years ago.
spoon_200015 m ago

Great deal, however the quality at higher iso is putting me off. Micro 4/3 …Great deal, however the quality at higher iso is putting me off. Micro 4/3 sensors are just too small.


I also own several Sony Nex and Alpha cameras, and believe me the results from the OM-D E-M10 Mark II and GX80 blow them out of the water. It really does depend on the lenses though.
Thank you brilly crazy good price you found. Pity not silver but when near all cameras were silver I wanted black! Me & wife can have a play with this beauty and if it not suit either of us sell it + get near all our outlay back. Need a lens now, standard zoom will do.
there is 85quid off the 75-300mm as well which would take it down to 255 (think has been slightly cheaper) but 489quid for camera and that lens seems a good pairing at a good price
anyone tried it and hopefully vs sony axxxx + 55-210 and or 70-300? (dealmeup groans )
edit: never mind - ordered!
Edited by: "brilly" 1st May
SirHugo51 m ago

I also own several Sony Nex and Alpha cameras, and believe me the results …I also own several Sony Nex and Alpha cameras, and believe me the results from the OM-D E-M10 Mark II and GX80 blow them out of the water. It really does depend on the lenses though.


I was comparing it to my fujifilm X-m1 with aps-c sensor which is from a similar time period (probably older) and at higher iso the Fuji is better in terms of keeping detail. This is looking at jpegs on dpreview studio scene. Your Sony cameras must be pretty old if the Olympus is knocking them out of water.

Don't get me wrong still a great deal especially with the 5 axis stabilisation. I very nearly bit.
Good price for this with the voucher discount. I bought one a couple of years ago using the Jessops/Amex/Olympus discount combination. Great camera and I've been really happy with the results.In body stabilisation means it's good in low light and hand held sub-1 second shutter speed shots are no problem
It's small, perhaps not for big hands would be my only 'think about'.
Thanks op, just bought. But if anyone has recommendations for lenses I'd appreciate some help. This is going to be a travel camera when I don't want to lug my DSLR + lenses. I don't need a really long zoom, mostly it's shots of the kids, landscapes, buildings etc. Hoping for a single lens that does it all and not too expensive.
nosbod10 m ago

Thanks op, just bought. But if anyone has recommendations for lenses I'd …Thanks op, just bought. But if anyone has recommendations for lenses I'd appreciate some help. This is going to be a travel camera when I don't want to lug my DSLR + lenses. I don't need a really long zoom, mostly it's shots of the kids, landscapes, buildings etc. Hoping for a single lens that does it all and not too expensive.


Panasonic 12-32mm pancake lens is cheap, light for travel, and great quality for the price. No focus ring, but sounds like you'll mostly use auto focus anyway.
nosbod23 m ago

Thanks op, just bought. But if anyone has recommendations for lenses I'd …Thanks op, just bought. But if anyone has recommendations for lenses I'd appreciate some help. This is going to be a travel camera when I don't want to lug my DSLR + lenses. I don't need a really long zoom, mostly it's shots of the kids, landscapes, buildings etc. Hoping for a single lens that does it all and not too expensive.


Something like a 24-70 equivalent would cover those. f4 or variable aperture to save £££ or f2.8 to cover you in low light.

Looks like the Olympus 12-40 (24-80) f2.8 Pro does it if you're wanting quality, likewise the Panny 12-35 (24-70) f2.8. Both around £700 new so maybe £500 used? Otherwise look at the kit Panny 12-60 (24-120) f3.5-5.6 which should be available nearly new for less than the £325 new price - kit lens so loads get sold off immediately form the kit deal.

Expensive is relative so that's your call.



brilly1 h, 11 m ago

there is 85quid off the 75-300mm as well which would take it down to 255 …there is 85quid off the 75-300mm as well which would take it down to 255 (think has been slightly cheaper) but 489quid for camera and that lens seems a good pairing at a good priceanyone tried it and hopefully vs sony axxxx + 55-210 and or 70-300? (dealmeup groans )edit: never mind - ordered!



Well you won't be struggling for range when Sparrow bothering on that 150-600mm equivalent.
Edited by: "dealmeup" 1st May
this thread just gained the 'such a good deal even cheapass brilly bought it' award
nosbod23 m ago

Thanks op, just bought. But if anyone has recommendations for lenses I'd …Thanks op, just bought. But if anyone has recommendations for lenses I'd appreciate some help. This is going to be a travel camera when I don't want to lug my DSLR + lenses. I don't need a really long zoom, mostly it's shots of the kids, landscapes, buildings etc. Hoping for a single lens that does it all and not too expensive.



nosbod23 m ago

Thanks op, just bought. But if anyone has recommendations for lenses I'd …Thanks op, just bought. But if anyone has recommendations for lenses I'd appreciate some help. This is going to be a travel camera when I don't want to lug my DSLR + lenses. I don't need a really long zoom, mostly it's shots of the kids, landscapes, buildings etc. Hoping for a single lens that does it all and not too expensive.


I have the kit lens - Zuiko 14-42 along with a Panasonic 45-150, both of which are small compared to my SLR lenses and effextively cover the equivalent SLR range of 28-300. I find I use the Zuiko much more fol landscapes, buildings, people etc and the results are mostly pretty good. Bear in mind it's f3.5-5.6 though. People tend to sell off the kit lenses as Dealmeup says so they can be as new and fairly cheap on ebay or gumtree.
Edited by: "aitchem" 1st May
Standard zoom ok for me but close focus (but not exactly macro) is something I need. Is anything wrong with ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3? It's £169 at SRS, not the cheapest ever (was £149 not long ago) but ok. Am thinking not to spend too much to start off to go with this bargain body. 12-50 seems perfect with the close focus requirement but I know nothing about 2/3rds, only bought-in seeing this listing, and no mention of this lens above so...clues ty sorry to lean and be lazy
faceache11 m ago

Standard zoom ok for me but close focus (but not exactly macro) is …Standard zoom ok for me but close focus (but not exactly macro) is something I need. Is anything wrong with ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3? It's £169 at SRS, not the cheapest ever (was £149 not long ago) but ok. Am thinking not to spend too much to start off to go with this bargain body. 12-50 seems perfect with the close focus requirement but I know nothing about 2/3rds, only bought-in seeing this listing, and no mention of this lens above so...clues ty sorry to lean and be lazy


the focal length isn't really a factor in how close it focuses (well it is but not the only one)
generally if it can focus close with a short focal length you will also have to get very close
the stat you are possibly after is magnification which is usually listed on spec sheets or reviews etc
depends exactly what your needs are

edit: here is a review of that lens opticallimits.com/m43…3ez
it seems it has some sort of close focus function built in so may be what you are after
Edited by: "brilly" 1st May
The Panasonic H-FS14140E-K 14-140mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH is a fantastic kit lens. A great all rounder, covers most of the ranges you'll need and quite compact. Not a fast lens, but I've shot a lot of concerts with this with great results. Doesn't look like a 'pro' lens so easy to get into venues. Not cheap, around £550 new, although I think it has been superseded now by a newer version.
brilly8 m ago

the focal length isn't really a factor in how close it focuses (well it is …the focal length isn't really a factor in how close it focuses (well it is but not the only one)generally if it can focus close with a short focal length you will also have to get very closethe stat you are possibly after is magnification which is usually listed on spec sheets or reviews etcdepends exactly what your needs are


Zuiko 14-42 f3.5-5.6 will focus down to 25 cm according to the specs. The same lens at f2.8 will focus closer by a couple of inches but costs about twice as much. You might need to shop around and check specs in this area - or buy an adapter, a cheap Zuiko manual lens with macro from days gone by and use manual focus
I've already got a GX8, D610 and lots of lenses.
Really don't need this but I could keep the 20mm f17 on the GX8 and use this with the kids and wildlife.
I hate the GX8 doesn't have a grip and haven't warmed to the viewfinder location.

Do I need to spen another £235 on a camera....arghh bums.
jrphoto46 m ago

Panasonic 12-32mm pancake lens is cheap, light for travel, and great …Panasonic 12-32mm pancake lens is cheap, light for travel, and great quality for the price. No focus ring, but sounds like you'll mostly use auto focus anyway.


Not sure about the build quality of this lens... Last I heard it falls apart?
Oneday775 m ago

I've already got a GX8, D610 and lots of lenses.Really don't need this but …I've already got a GX8, D610 and lots of lenses.Really don't need this but I could keep the 20mm f17 on the GX8 and use this with the kids and wildlife.I hate the GX8 doesn't have a grip and haven't warmed to the viewfinder location.Do I need to spen another £235 on a camera....arghh bums.


problem solved... its only £234 !
doesn't gx8 have DFD? i think it might be better for focusing then for kids/wildlife depending on if they are moving
think this is supposed to be pretty slow for continuous AF
DevilzGtr37 m ago

Not sure about the build quality of this lens... Last I heard it falls …Not sure about the build quality of this lens... Last I heard it falls apart?


Mine hasn't
aitchem1 h, 42 m ago

I have the kit lens - Zuiko 14-42 along with a Panasonic 45-150, both of …I have the kit lens - Zuiko 14-42 along with a Panasonic 45-150, both of which are small compared to my SLR lenses and effextively cover the equivalent SLR range of 28-300. I find I use the Zuiko much more fol landscapes, buildings, people etc and the results are mostly pretty good. Bear in mind it's f3.5-5.6 though. People tend to sell off the kit lenses as Dealmeup says so they can be as new and fairly cheap on ebay or gumtree.


Thanks aitchem - might just checkout eBay/Gumtree
brilly1 h, 40 m ago

problem solved... its only £234 ! doesn't gx8 have DFD? i think …problem solved... its only £234 ! doesn't gx8 have DFD? i think it might be better for focusing then for kids/wildlife depending on if they are movingthink this is supposed to be pretty slow for continuous AF



It probably does. I haven't gelled with it yet. My mind is open, and getting there only cost me £399 from JL. Then sold Kit lens and gotr £100 cash back. All in about £208
nosbod4 h, 53 m ago

Thanks op, just bought. But if anyone has recommendations for lenses I'd …Thanks op, just bought. But if anyone has recommendations for lenses I'd appreciate some help. This is going to be a travel camera when I don't want to lug my DSLR + lenses. I don't need a really long zoom, mostly it's shots of the kids, landscapes, buildings etc. Hoping for a single lens that does it all and not too expensive.


I picked up the Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro lens second hand, along with its big brother, the 40-150mm Pro. On the strength of the results I'm getting with these two lenses, on an (also secondhand) OMD EM1, I'm getting rid of all my Canon DSLR kit. Even on my old Olympus EPL-3 camera I use for diving, I get really sharp images, with portraits showing gorgeous bokeh.
Incidentally, I'm a terrible photographer, but I find that the Olympus Pro lenses make it easy!
I personally don't think that someone buying this camera mainly because its at this price point is likely to need the pro lenses, at least not straight away.

I bought a GX80 with 12-32 back when it came with double cashback and moved to M43 from Canon dslr's because I wanted a more compact set up. I've since added the excellent Pany 20mm and 35-100mm, then the Oly 45mm. I bought all 3 lenses used and should I come to sell them I'm unlikely to lose more than a few quid.

For anyone wanting a small, cheap setup, I'd go for the Panasonic pancakes, the 12-32mm and the 20mm 1.7. Cheap and light and very versatile
Price has just gone up to 349 :-(
coffee_cat10 m ago

Price has just gone up to 349 :-(


those swines!
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bleh, well i cancelled as sony cashback starts tomorrow
brilly14 h, 33 m ago

bleh, well i cancelled as sony cashback starts tomorrow


Just had a look but unfortunately it doesn't seem like there are any bargains to be had (from Amazon anyway!)
brilly1st May

there is 85quid off the 75-300mm as well which would take it down to 255 …there is 85quid off the 75-300mm as well which would take it down to 255 (think has been slightly cheaper) but 489quid for camera and that lens seems a good pairing at a good priceanyone tried it and hopefully vs sony axxxx + 55-210 and or 70-300? (dealmeup groans )edit: never mind - ordered!


Where did you find the lens at that price?
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