Olympus Stylus Epic - discontinued?

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Tess, Sep 17, 2003.

  1. Tess

    Tess Guest

    Hi everyone,

    I just bought a new epic but while shopping for it, I heard a bunch of
    conflicting answers when I asked about it. I was told that: it's been
    discontinued; it's going to be discontinued; we ordered it ages ago
    and are still waiting for a new shipment; we haven't carried it for a
    really long time; of course it's not discontinued b/c we keep
    receiving shipments of it.

    So, anyone know what's happening with the stylus epic?

    Tess :)
     
    Tess, Sep 17, 2003
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  2. Tess

    Jeremy Guest

    x-no-archive: yes
    PopPhoto's web site recommended grabbing one of them, about a year ago,
    because Olympus was going to wise up one of these days and stop selling it
    at such a low price.
     
    Jeremy, Sep 17, 2003
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  3. Tess

    NJH Guest

    It's such a nifty little camera, and so popular with real 35mm enthusiasts,
    that it's hard to imagine Olympus would even think about discontinuing it.
    But I suppose it depends on what the sales numbers are. Ordinary buyers may
    much prefer to purchase point-and-shoots with zoom lenses and especially
    looooong zoom lenses (no matter how useless), and if the Stylus Epic isn't
    selling well then probably the company's bean counters will force its
    discontinuance.

    Neil
     
    NJH, Sep 20, 2003
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  4. Tess

    Tess Guest

    I think that maybe the sales reps were confused. I've discovered that
    the Stylus Epic model that I've owned for years has been discontinued
    - it has a date stamp, but no panoramic feature. The non-zoom ones
    currently available look like either the plain one with no date stamp,
    or the deluxe model with both a date stamp and panoramic capacity.
     
    Tess, Sep 22, 2003
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  5. Tess

    Jeremy Guest

    x-no-archive: yes
    Aren't you confusing the INFINITY STYLUS (now discontinued) with the STYLUS
    EPIC (current model)?
     
    Jeremy, Sep 22, 2003
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