Targeting a very specific niche, the E-PL7 has a quality 16.1-milllion-pixel, four thirds Live MOS sensor and an unconventional design feature that should see it stand out from the competition. But is it just a gimmick? Jon Devo finds out in this Olympus Pen E-PL7 Review

Product Overview

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Olympus Pen E-PL7

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  • - Good-quality, 16.1-million-pixel Live MOS sensor
  • - Metal frame with stylish design
  • - Responsive touchscreen


  • - Vulnerable and fiddly tilting screen
  • - Small and tightly packed controls
  • - No viewfinder


Olympus Pen E-PL7 Review


Price as reviewed:

£399.00 (Kit with 14-42mm zoom lens)

Olympus Pen E-PL7 – Specification


Sensor:16.1-million-pixel, LIVE MOS sensor
Output size:4608 x 3456 pixels
Lens mount:Micro four thirds
Shutter speeds:60-1/4000sec + bulb to 30mins
ISO:Low (equiv ISO 100) - 25,600
Metering System:324-zone multi-pattern TTL digital ESP, spot, centre-weighted, highlight, shadow
Exposure compensation:+3 to -3EV in 1/3EV steps
Drive mode:Up to 8fps, or 3.7fps with continuous AF
LCD:3in, 1.04-million-dot tilting touchscreen
AF points:81-point system, touch focus, face and eye detection
Video:full HD 1080p at 30p, mp4, H.264, MOV compression
Memory card:SD, SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I
Power:BLS-5 rechargeable Li-Ion (around 320 shots per charge)
Dimensions:114.9 x 67 x 38.4mm
Weight:357g (with battery and card)
  1. 1. Olympus Pen E-PL7 Review - Features
  2. 2. Olympus Pen E-PL7 Review – Build and Handling
  3. 3. Olympus Pen E-PL7 Review – Performance
  4. 4. Olympus Pen E-PL7 Review – Image Quality
  5. 5. Olympus Pen E-PL7 Review – Verdict
  6. 6. Olympus Pen E-PL7 – Specification
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