Let us introduce you to the Olympus Pen Generation E-PL7, the sixth mid-range compact system camera from the PEN series that has been somewhat overshadowed by the excellent OM-D cameras. And yet, the PL7 makes a bid to reaffirm the position of the smaller cameras.
The Olympus E-PL7 (also known as the Olympus PEN Lite) was actually designed to be an ideal blogger camera (and was therefore primarily aimed at women). It has a premium quality feel with a solid metal mode dial, along with a metal command wheel surrounding the shutter release button. The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a Wi-Fi enabled, 16-megapixel compact system camera with a 180-degree downward tilting touchscreen, 8fps continuous shooting, 1080p HD video recording in mov format, a maximum sensitivity of ISO25600, 14 Art Filters, a Live Guide for real-time adjustment of manual settings, remote operation via the Olympus Image Share smartphone app, and a body-integral 3-axis image stabiliser.
The PEN E-PL7 is enhanced with a leather-look finish that underlines personal sophistication. And the camera fits perfectly in your handbag. Every detail – from the attractive grip, to the placement of the dials keeps it sleek and sharp. Add to that the perfect leather accessories that complete it, and there you go. You have the perfect camera, ideal to take with you wherever you go.
Furthermore, it lets you take great selfies. Take the LCD, which folds down and makes sure your hands don’t get in the way of the shot. And your pictures come out crisp and beautiful. Which is exactly what you need. And want.
On the plus side, you can express yourself to the full using any one of 14 Art Filters and 9 Art Effects (we loved the new Vintage).
- 16.1 megapixel Micro Four Thirds Live MOS sensor
- Micro Four Thirds lens mount
- 3-axis sensor-shift image stabilisation (up to 3.5 stops)
- 3inch tilting touch-screen, 1037k dot resolution
- FullHD video recording at 30p with 3-axis IS, stereo sound
- ISO100 to ISO25600 (extended)
- Wi-Fi connectivity
- 8fps continuous shooting
- HDR, Focus Peaking
- 14 Art Filters, 9 Art Effects
- Available in black, white, and black and silver
All in all, it justifies its purchase to a smartphone-owning world. What we loved the most about it, as you can probably imagine, is that apart from the great design and excellent lens, the built in Wi-Fi lets you remotely control the camera, as well as transfer and edit photos on your smartphone or tablet, but you can also use this to add GPS data to photos taken.