Right now if you head over to Best Buy and Future Shop, you can pick up this Olympus E-PM1 Compact System Camera (Black) with 14-42mm Lens for $349.99. This should be good news for those of you who have been eyeing this portable interchangeable lens camera for some time now. For any photographer who needs an upgrade to a point and shoot camera or needs an alternative to a DSLR, the E-PM1, sporting a 3" LCD screen, a TruePic V Image Processor and a 12.3MP sensor, might be worth considering.
Over in the forums, the E-PM1 is being compared to the E-PL1, an older model in the Olympus PEN series that is on sale at Future shop for $249.99 until May 6 (in store only). If you can afford to pay a little bit more, some of our forum members are citing they prefer the E-PM1 over the E-PL1 notably for its fast AF system that provides up to 35-points of focus for accuracy and its fast shutter response time.
If you're interested in the E-PM1, the $349.99 price is valid at Future Shop and Best Buy until May 10. If you're placing your order online, the camera ships free and comes with a 1-year labour & parts warranty.