Olympus’ OM-D is an impressive looking Micro Four Thirds camera, and Olympus isn’t shy about viewing it as a DSLR replacement. Based on the Australian pricing, they’re going to want to be confident about how well it performs.
Olympus Australia’s site lists the RRP for the OM-D as follows:
|E-M5 Body Only||AUD $1299|
|E-M5 Single Lens Kit (with 14-42mm IIR lens)||AUD $1399|
|E-M5 Weatherproof Kit (with 12-50mm lens)||AUD $1499|
|E-M5 Double Zoom Kit (with 14-42 IIR & 40-150mm R lenses)||AUD $1599|
Compare that, if you will, to what Amazon US sells it for; $999 body only, or $1,099 with the 14-42 lens. Something tells me the direct importers might do well out of this one. [Olympus]