Looking through all the Black Friday camera deals, I was bowled over by this attractive discount on the OM System OM-1, complete with a far from shabby 12-40mm lens.

We’ve found the OM System OM-1 bundled with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO II for just £1889.99, which is keenly priced power combination with a great discount of 16%. It’s also available for £1595 body only, a 19% saving!

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Customers in the US can get it with the same lens for $2399.99, a saving of 14%.

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I have spent quite a lot of time with the OM-1 this year and it’s a very likeable camera, with a host of powerful features and a great selection of lenses. I used it a lot on a recent trip to Japan, and even with the 100-400mm lens attached, the camera is compact and light enough to fit into hand luggage on planes or a shoulder bag.

I particularly liked the subject-detection AF, which proved useful for everything from samurai to herons, along with its high-speed features, impressive high ISO performance for a Micro Four Thirds sensor, and highly effective image stabilisation. The 12-40mm lens is relatively fast (F/2.8) too, with a versatile range. For this money you really can’t go too far wrong.

Black Friday, OM System OM-1

A quick portrait with the OM-1 at the Sekigahara battlefield memorial.

OM System OM-1 key features at a glance

  • 20MP Four Thirds Stacked BSI Live MOS sensor
  • 50fps with C-AF, up to 120fps fixed AF
  • ISO80 – ISO102400 (extended)
  • 1053-point AI detect Quad Pixel AF
  • 5.76m-dot electronic viewfinder, 1.65/0.825x magnification
  • 1.62m-dot 3in vari-angle touchscreen
  • 5-axis in-body stabilisation (upto 8EV)
  • CINE 4K 60fps video recording

See here for more great Black Friday offers on OM System and Olympus lenses.

OM System OM-5 on offer

If the Olympus OM-1 is more than you want to spend, then have a look at the OM System OM-5, a great mirrorless camera that is ideal for those looking for a more compact camera, ideal for travel, thanks to weather-sealing and a range of compact Micro Four Thirds lenses.

Best camera for JPEGs: OM System OM-5 review image

The OM System OM-5 in use. Photo credit: Jeremy Waller

In the US, the OM-5 is available for $1399 with the 12-45mm F4 PRO lens, a 16% saving, compared to the previous price of $1599.

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In the UK, the OM-5 is available for £1049 with the 12-45mm F4 PRO lens, a saving of 30%, compared to the RRP of £1449.

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