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
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.
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.
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
|CCD pixels||16.1Mp (Megapixels)|
|Sensor Type||Live MOS Sensor|
|Sensor Size||Micro / Four Thirds|
|Sensor Size (width)||17.3mm|
|Sensor Size (height)||13mm|
|Screen resolution||1,037,000 dots|
- Face Detection
- AF Tracking
- Touch AF
|Shutter speeds shortest||1/4000sec|
|Shutter speeds longest||60sec|
- Scene modes
- Centre-weighted - Average
- ESP Light Metering
|ISO sensitivity||100 - 25600|
|Viewfinder Resolution||No Data|
- 1280x720 720p
- 640x480 VGA
|Optical Zoom with Video||Yes|
|Battery Type||BLS-50 Li-ion|
|Box Contents||Flash, flash case, strap, basic manual (multi language), full manual on cd/dvd, camera, battery, battery charger, AV cable, USB cable, Warranty Card|
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