Olympus PEN EPL-3 Compact System Camera with 14-42 lens kit £209.97 @ PC World
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Olympus PEN EPL-3 Compact System Camera with 14-42 lens kit £209.97 @ PC World

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Found 3rd Apr 2013
UPDATE 6th April 2013:

Some restocks it looks like, or expired reserve/collect options:

Currently available at:

Cardiff
Chippenham
Lisburn
Wakefield
Grimsby
Scunthorpe
Kettering
Macclesfield
Torquay
(may be others only did a quick search around on the web)

This is a bit of a steal for a very decent camera.

This camera was originally retailing at £500+ but has now been replaced by the EPL-5 (some modest improvements) so lots of retailers have been selling this off.

I hunted around last week and bought it from PC World in the end as they were selling them off at £259.97 - went in tonight to pick up at Tassimo (thanks HUKD) and noticed they'd dropped further to £209.97.
They price matched as it was within 7 days but thought I'd share the deal.

Worth checking your local store even if not showing stock online - my local store had at least 1 yet the website claims not to have any.

If you prefer silver it's £30 more also on PCW.

Best price on Amazon at the moment for comparison is £269.99 from a third party.

Main advantage of this one over the Pen Mini's is that it has a mode dial.
Kit comes with camera, 14 - 42 lens, and a flash.

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Lovely camera. Absolute bargain.

Pity there's no stock anywhere near me!

No Stock.

In stock in Blackpool if it helps anyone.

Original Poster

As mentioned the stock checker isn't very accurate at least near here in Bristol. If you're passing a store worth sticking your head in.

can his take pictures outdoors?

Only if your wearing an anorak!

Bogart

Only if your wearing an anorak!



say its not raining

chicotimenow1

say its not raining


No, the lens melts if you expose it to fresh air.

what if its snowing

chicotimenow1

what if its snowing


No, they can't handle temperatures below 20c.

You would think that by now, camera manufacturers would have managed to produce a camera which is capable of taking pictures outdoors without having to thoroughly investigate this fact beforehand.

Oh, just wanted to add that this is a stonking deal. Shame there are none within about 300 miles of me.

None in stock anywhere near me either.
Although I'm still waiting for a cheap g3 or Sony nex at the kind of prices people have been mentioning recently £150.

Original Poster

Some stores with stock from a quick search. There may be other stores like Cribbs (top of the list) who show no stock but will sell the display model now that it's clearance.

Cribbs Causeway Bristol (display model only - not showing online, but defo there)
Cardiff
Torquay
Newtown Abbey
Lisburn
Burton on Trent
Leeds (Crown Point)
York (Clifton Moor)
Blackpool

Original Poster

Worth popping in if you're passing - chap in my PCW let on yesterday that display models dont count on the online stock check but can be sold on clearance lines... might even be a further discount for open box perhaps...

mikeyfive

Pity there's no stock anywhere near me!

Original Poster

It is that - I agonised last week about whether to get this or the pen mini. Don't regret my choice

mikeyfive

Lovely camera. Absolute bargain.

Woo hoo! Got one reserved in Bromborough. Thanks OP. Gonna see whether I should keep this one and sell the Nikon D5100...

None near me - there's a surprise!
Besides, I've never forgiven Olympus for abandoning the OM lens mount - now I have an attic full of kit which, unlike Canon and Nikon, will only work on Film cameras (adapter rings kind of miss the point)

No stock in Edinburgh area...

ukhotdeals1

None near me - there's a surprise!Besides, I've never forgiven Olympus … None near me - there's a surprise!Besides, I've never forgiven Olympus for abandoning the OM lens mount - now I have an attic full of kit which, unlike Canon and Nikon, will only work on Film cameras (adapter rings kind of miss the point)



And what point would that be? They allow you to use a dazzling array of manual primes.

trf_skyline

No stock in Edinburgh area...


There don't seem to be any in the whole of Scotland.

i have 1 reserved in Kettering if anyone wants it..

my local has one but not at this price!

Original Poster

If they have it in stock they'll price match the web price - chances are they've just not put the label out and it'll scan at that price anyway.

nossa

my local has one but not at this price!

Thanks, picked one up from Crown Point, Leeds. Not sure if I'll keep it. I might sell some of my DSLR stuff as I never use it these days.

If anyone sees one in the Greater Manchester area and could let me know I'd be eternally grateful!

ukhotdeals1

None near me - there's a surprise!Besides, I've never forgiven Olympus … None near me - there's a surprise!Besides, I've never forgiven Olympus for abandoning the OM lens mount - now I have an attic full of kit which, unlike Canon and Nikon, will only work on Film cameras (adapter rings kind of miss the point)



ebay.co.uk/itm…d14

As they are designed differently (no mirror) the om mount is not really practical for these. It's worth a tenner to be able to make use of the OM lenses
Edited by: "osiris" 4th Apr 2013

robjw_2001

Thanks, picked one up from Crown Point, Leeds. Not sure if I'll keep it. … Thanks, picked one up from Crown Point, Leeds. Not sure if I'll keep it. I might sell some of my DSLR stuff as I never use it these days.



Damn I was tempted to grab this after work, unavailable now.

brand new body only kit £150 at bristol cameras if you are looking to upgrade

They have the Panasonic GX1 with standard zoom lens for £299.97 as well.

mini0ne

brand new body only kit £150 at bristol cameras if you are looking to … brand new body only kit £150 at bristol cameras if you are looking to upgrade



bristolcameras.co.uk/p-o…htm

£249 NOT £150

Great deal! Not in stock for London or Birmingham though (what did I expect really...)

Showing stock Scunthorpe.
- These are older model pens and the newer ones have better sensors.
Edited by: "spakkker" 5th Apr 2013

Original Poster

You're not wrong the EPL-5 is lovely.
But the differences didn't justify the extra £300 for me...

spakkker

Showing stock Scunthorpe. - These are older model pens and the newer ones … Showing stock Scunthorpe. - These are older model pens and the newer ones have better sensors.

osiris

http://www.bristolcameras.co.uk/p-olympus-pen-lite-e-pl3-body-black.htm£249 NOT £150



was £149 at weekend i was going to get one as spare

Still showing stock in Scunthorpe & Doncaster. Fantastic price.

Great deal. I've had mine for 9 months now. cost me £415 for the double zoom kit package. Since added the Panasonic 20mm lumix lense. More compact than a DSLR and would fit in a large coat pocket. But it's not a compact and will not fit in your trouser pocket. Takes brilliant photos that will surpass any compacts quality.

got one reserved in london will like to swap it whit an olympus xz-2 .. anyone??

stek2010

If they have it in stock they'll price match the web price - chances are … If they have it in stock they'll price match the web price - chances are they've just not put the label out and it'll scan at that price anyway.


clearance stickers are on reduced from 379.99 to 239.97. they also have the epm1 from 359.99 to 149.97.

edit: btw i asked for the reduced price and they said no?
Edited by: "nossa" 5th Apr 2013

Original Poster

Was that definitely the black one's label?
Silver is still that price - but the black is cheaper. It should scan at the lower price.

nossa

clearance stickers are on reduced from 379.99 to 239.97. they also have … clearance stickers are on reduced from 379.99 to 239.97. they also have the epm1 from 359.99 to 149.97.edit: btw i asked for the reduced price and they said no?

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