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Olympus PEN E-PL7 Hands-On Preview Sample Photos

Olympus PEN E-PL7 Hands-On Preview Sample Photos - We go hands on with the new Olympus PEN E-PL7 with built in Wi-Fi and Selfie touch-screen, and post sample photos from the camera.

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Category : Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera
Product : Olympus PEN Lite E-PL7
Price : £499
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Olympus PEN E PL7 (15) (Custom)

The Olympus PEN Lite E-PL7 is the latest PEN camera from Olympus and features built in Wi-Fi, tilting "selfie" touch-screen, updated Art Filters, along with a 16 megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor. The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is an update to the E-PL5 and E-PL6, and features a metal body that will be available in black, black/silver and white. Other new additions are a new vintage art filter, as well as a selective colour art filter. The Olympus PEN E-PL7 will be available for £499 with the compact 14-42mm Power Zoom lens, or £399 with 14-42mm kit lens.

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL7 Features

Olympus PEN E PL7 (5) (Custom)
The Olympus PEN E-PL5, Olympus PEN E-P5, and Olympus PEN E-PL6 will remain on the market, with the Olympus PEN E-PL7 becoming available at the end of September. 

Designed to be an ideal blogger camera (and primarily aimed at women), the camera has a premium quality feel with a solid metal mode dial, along with a metal command wheel surrounding the shutter release button. 

Olympus PEN E PL7 (6) (Custom)
There is a new vintage art filter mode, a dedicated selfie mode, 3inch touch screen, 3 axis Image Stabilisation, a custom self-timer whereby you can set the camera to take multiple shots and set a specific gap in between each shot. 

The camera features focus peaking to aid manual focus, as well as a manually adjustable mic level, a volume limiter option, as well as a low ISO (ISO100) option. The photo story modes have been updated, and partial colour shooting is also new, where you simply spin the colour wheel to set this. There is a rear function button, and the camera has a built in dual-axis electronic level.

Olympus PEN E PL7 (18) (Custom)

Built in Wi-Fi lets you remotely control the camera, as well as transfer and edit photos. You can also use this to add GPS data to photos taken. 

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL7 Hands-On Photos of Equipment

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL7 Performance

Focus speeds are very rapid, which has very much become the norm on Olympus and Panasonic Micro Four Thirds cameras, and image quality appears to be on a par with other recent Olympus Micro Four Thirds cameras. Once we have a full production model, we will be publishing our full review of this camera. Sample photos below have been taken with a pre-production model. Additional hands-on photos can be found in the Equipment Database.

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL7 Sample Photos

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL7 ISO

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL7 Digital filters

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL7 Specifications

ManufacturerOlympus
Image Sensor
CCD pixels16.1Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)4608
Pixels (H)3456
Sensor TypeLive MOS Sensor
Sensor SizeMicro / Four Thirds
Sensor Size (width)17.3mm
Sensor Size (height)13mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution1,037,000 dots
Touch ScreenYes
Focusing
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • Multi
  • AF Tracking
  • Touch AF
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest60sec
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Spot
  • ESP Light Metering
ISO sensitivity100 - 25600
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Bracket
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
Exposure Comp+/-3
Viewfinder
Viewfinder ResolutionNo Data
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting8fps
Video
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080
  • 1280x720 720p
  • 640x480 VGA
Video FPS30
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Interface
HDMIYes
USBUSB 2
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeBLS-50 Li-ion
CIPA Rating350
Box Contents
Box ContentsFlash, flash case, strap, basic manual (multi language), full manual on cd/dvd, camera, battery, battery charger, AV cable, USB cable, Warranty Card
Dimensions
Weight357g
Width114.9mm
Height67mm
Depth38.4mm

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    Comments


    28 Aug 2014 10:17PM
    I love the styling, so sixties chic - not sure if it's going to be enough to tempt the target market away from their smartphones though.

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    themak 1 56 Scotland
    29 Aug 2014 12:35AM
    I think I can do without high res. selfies.
    pablophotographer 3 455 181
    29 Aug 2014 12:50AM
    I have used a half frame Pen from the 60's, Olympus retains its simplistic approach in taking pictures.
    6 Sep 2014 12:00AM
    Nice, but has the maze-like menu been sorted out?
    silverfoxey 5 9 1 United Kingdom
    6 Sep 2014 5:07PM
    Great retro looking camera. Seems ideal to carry something smaller than a large digital DSLR, and much lighter. As I've gotten older I think more about the weight of all my equipment to carry around in a bag and a heavy Manfrotto Tripod. This seems a much lighter option, and just wonder what other choice of lenses there are going to be for this camera? Just a bit concerned about too much technical menu? Will however, definitely keep this one in mind to buy?

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