Walmart Canada: Olympus PEN E-P1 DSLR Bundle for Only $398

I do a lot of great deals on this site but it is very rare to see this kind of deal. A very popular, high end camera with a bunch of extra goodies that absolutely blows away any competition as far as price goes. Faaaaantastic!

I tried to do some price checking and I had found some good comparisons the other day. I didn't get to write them down and finish the article though, so I was planning to hop on this morning and finish this up. Imagine my surprise when all the comparable products were suddenly gone and replaced by similar, cheaper deals. I said similar, not the same.

The product we're featuring here is the camera, a lens, a flash and a camera bag. The other products I've been finding are usually for just the camera with a lens and are around the same price. So think of this as a free flash and camera bag. Oh, and the deals I found the other day put them around $510 without the camera bag so this seems like a legit good deal at $398.

This camera is what they call a micro four thirds camera which, without getting into the technical details that I'm not really sure about myself, means it's smaller and doesn't have a mirror or pentaprism. As I've mentioned a lot before, I really don't know much about cameras but Leo Laporte, who is quite knowledgeable in this field, raved about this camera when it first came out. He spoke about it often on his shows.

Here are some of the features of this item:

  • 12.3-megapixel interchangeable lens digital camera; Micro Four Thirds format
  • Includes 17mm f/2.8 lens and Olympus optical viewfinder
  • In-body Image Stabilization; 3-inch HyperCrystal LCD with Live View function
  • Record HD video with high-quality audio; in-camera creative features (for still images and video)
  • Capture images and video to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)
  • Bundle includes Olympus FL-20 Electronic Flash and Olympus Mini Backpack

(Expires: 20th September 2012)

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