Summary: This item is shipping from Japan, and requires 18 - 32 business days for delivery. If you buy the telephoto lens by itself, along with the camera with the short lens on Olympus's American web site, It's about $620 through June 14th, plus tax shipping etc. In other words very close in price. BUT WAIT, IT GETS BETTER!!! If you don't like the camera, or, it's incompatible with local standards in any way, you the purchaser gets to eat the shipping costs back to Japan.
Died at month 11, Repaired, Has more problems AGAIN - Not pleased
31 December 2012
Summary: As a long time SLR/DSLR user, I was ready for a down-size. Boy, is this a downsize! Be ready, if you're going to use your old SLR lenses with this unit (and the necessary adapter), the lens is much bigger than the camera! Functionally, I love this camera, but you do loose some stability in lieu of portability. Great build quality and actually has more features than my old E510.
Summary: The camera provided was not the camera shown on the web site, so it quite obviously did not meet my expectations. If you had a facility to convey this information to your organization, I would have had it exchanged for the model which I had ordered. As you do not offer this service, I took the only option available and returned it to you.
Summary: Una advertencia sobre el precio tan "barato" de esta cámara y Foto Ruano. Hace tres días compré dos cámaras a FotoRuano (otro modelo de Olympus y también las dos últimas en stock) a un precio sospechosamente barato. No dudé del precio ni de la oferta al ver los comentarios positivos de otros compradores y pensé que eran fiables.