The Olympus E-P1 is now available for pre-order

The Olympus E-P1 is shaping up to be one of the must have cameras of 2009. The camera was just announced last week after months of speculation, but it’s finally available for pre-order from numerous ┬áretailers. The prices are just what we thought they would be with the body running $750 and a 3x zoom kit costing $799. The rest of the options go up from there.

You may want to hold off plopping down your hard-earned scratch until we post our review – our early hands-on here. Peter did find a dead pixel on his review sample, btw. But if you can’t wait to fork over your money, head over to J&R, B&H, Adorama, or Amazon. [via Engadget]