Olympus PEN E-PL7 camera specifications

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The current Olympus PEN E-PL6 model

I already broke the news about the upcoming Olympus PEN E-PL7 on Monday. I just received some additional E-PL7 camera specifications:

  • Sensor: 17.2MP (total), 16.05MP (effective)
  • Shutter: 1/4000 - 60 seconds
  • 3" TFT vari-angle LCD touch screen with 1,040k dots (3:2 aspect ratio)
  • 81 AF points
  • ISO range: 200-25,600
  • Memory cards: SD. SDHC, SDXC, Eye-Fi and UHS-I
  • Stereo mic
  • 8 fps
  • Flash sync speed: 1/250 seconds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n)
  • Size: 4.7" x 3.2" x 1.8" (119.1mm x 82.3mm x 45.9mm)
  • Weight: 0.9lb (396g)
  • Design almost identical to the Olympus PEN E-PL6 (pictured above) but with more dedicated buttons on the back
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  • Hubertus_Bigend

    I’ve given up memorizing the specification details of every new Olympus camera some time ago, so I fail to see the differences between the E-PL7 and the E-PL5 (let alone E-PL6). Anyone care to elaborate?

    • Global

      No idea & these announcement posts are almost always 100% useless for comparing to the previous generation (it should be a standard that any blogger or announcement comes with a direct comparison to the preceding model!) — aah, oh well. This guy knows:

      http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Olympus+E-PL7+vs.+E-PL6

      • Global

        Honestly, it looks like:

        - Wifi is the biggest difference,
        - Slightly better ISO (or maybe a stop better?),
        - Additional rumored dedicated buttons on back.

    • Cyclone99

      The main improvements seem to be Wifi, a better LCD (1060k 3:2 compared to 460k 16:9), the newer TruePic VII image processor with 81 focus points compared to 35, and more buttons on the back.

  • IHateToys

    Specifications? Who cares? I see another toy camera with no dials, no viewfinder and a tiny crappy sensor. Pass.

    • Alfonse

      Not everyone wants a built in viewfinder. It’s very restrictive. And this tiny crappy sensor your referring to is better than the best of the last generation SLR sensors.
      With today’s technology, people walking around with huge SLRs with 10 pounds of glass look like idiots (pro work excepted of course).

      • JR

        I must be an idiot but I find composing shots with an LCD a little hard, restrictive, those macro shots, night shots. or just about any shot.
        I have an E-PL5 and I find it’s only useful for street shooting and traveling.
        I like built in viewfinders, you compose better with a viewfinder ( optical ) and you don’t look like an idiot tourist.
        I’m not a Pro, just another idiot.
        Then again I’m really an idiot to respond to your idiot response.

      • madmax

        Yes, amateurs carrying huge DSLRs and lenses for street photography looks like idiots. Even pros are now going into small cameras too. A great quality waist level viewfinder is what you got with a tiltable screen and this kind of finders (focusing screens), have been used by pros for decades.

        • smartmax

          “amateurs looks” indeed like idiots, but the solution is not M43. Rather Nikon 1 or small DSLRs if you want better quality. M43 is still overpriced and underspec-ed.

          • Andrzej Lukowiec

            Nikon 1? Not so smart choice in regards to quality (compared to current M43 offerings ;)

      • IHateToys

        “better than the best of the last generation SLR sensors” I just say LOL.
        PS for the callow readers: if SLRs are huge and M43 toys are tiny, the lenses are not equivalent. Marketing trolls obviously say otherwise…

    • whistler72

      Troll. Go away.

      • banana

        Two-digit IQ? Go away.

  • DouglasGottlieb

    I like my EP5 quite a bit but get the feeling that this camera and the PEN line in general, has not sold as well as Oly would like in recent generations.

    It also seems that many, many around here would like to see a PEN with an integrated, left side EVF. I’d echo that, along with wanting weather sealing.

    Is Olympus just not listening, or are the enthusiasts on the forums not representative of the general audience for this camera? The latter seems unlikely…

    Every manufacturer could take a lesson from Fuji when it comes to customer support and LISTENING to user feedback.

    • Sqweezy

      Unfortunatelly, it is my belief that the latter part of your argument is in fact true. Things like these are hard to prove, but by just talking to others I realize that features that give the user more control are just not coveted as much as most on these blogs would like.

  • stoooopid

    Isn’t it time for m4/3 to get a new sensor. If memory serves me, I think this sensor is now 3 years old?

    • Andrzej Lukowiec

      Quite short memory… September 2012 ;)

  • MdB

    A proper 4:3 screen rather than useless 16:9, plus a little space saving from the change in shape and wasted space around the current screen would enable the re-instatement of the E-P3′s second thumb dial plus a few extra buttons. That change alone would make a huge difference to this middle of the road / entry camera.

    • Ross

      The rumoured specs say 3:2 screen which is what the other models have (OM-D’s).

  • Muc Cica

    Without a viewfinder you needn’t have bothered, Olympus
    (how stupid can they still be?)

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