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Olympus PEN E-PL7

Camera Labs Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Ephotozine Editor's Choice Pocket Lint Recommended
A multi award winning and fully featured 16.1 megapixel camera
MILC 16.1MP 4" Live MOS Oct 2014
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Olympus PEN E-PL7 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features,
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55 Reviews + 7 Awards
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Not Currently for Sale
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Good Features
Overall Score
41
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 42?

It has great expert reviews and great user reviews with 88% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, is robust and product quality.
This Olympus digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in flash
Supports Wi-Fi
Only supports 25, 160 and 3 more ISO sensitivities
Very short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
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Very Good
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Average
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Good
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Good

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How Big is the Olympus PEN E-PL7?

The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is 114.9mm wide and 67mm tall. It is 38.4mm deep and weighs 309g.

Olympus PEN E-PL7 front dimensions

Olympus PEN E-PL7 size in context

Olympus PEN E-PL7 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Seven Industry Awards

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by websites Pocket Lint, Camera Labs and PhotographyBlog.com all of whom said that this Olympus camera was very good.

The editors of websites Ephotozine and Reviewed.com both thought that this Olympus camera was terrific and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The writer at one other expert review site concluded that this digital camera was very good. This Olympus camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from Gadgetspeak.com.

The author at one other expert review site thought that this camera was very good. 01net.com gave this Olympus digital camera a "4 Star" award.

Good Expert Reviews

30 experts from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine have rated this digital camera on average 81 out of 100.

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Good User Reviews

On average, based on 24 user reviews the average user rating of this camera is 89%. Over 86% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 88% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Five customers agreed that the Olympus PEN E-PL7 was easy to use.

Olympus Has Very Good Camera Reviews

Based on 6,180 expert and user reviews (including 1,319 verified purchases), Olympus has very good reviews for its cameras. Olympus also has very good reviews specifically within its cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 89% of those that bought a Olympus digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report it is Robust

Three people who bought it concluded that it was strong and durable.

Users Report Superior Product Quality

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Five customers who bought the Olympus PEN E-PL7 reckoned that it was able to produce good images.


Features

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.1 megapixels, the PEN E-PL7 has a pretty typical megapixel compared to most of the other cameras.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 309 grams, the PEN E-PL7 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Olympus PEN E-PL7 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Only Supports 25, 160 and 3 More ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Olympus PEN E-PL7 is more than most cameras. This camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras. The ISO sensitivities "160", "1600", "25600" and "25" are also supported by this Olympus digital camera.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the PEN E-PL7 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The PEN E-PL7 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Self-Timer

The PEN E-PL7 has a self-timer, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The PEN E-PL7 has one of the bigger digital zooms (14 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age. The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras is 0.72x and the biggest is 810x.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The PEN E-PL7 features contrast adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature contrast adjustment.

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Supports Live View

The Olympus PEN E-PL7 supports live view, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The PEN E-PL7 features saturation adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature saturation adjustment.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The PEN E-PL7 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras also support Full HD video.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The PEN E-PL7 has a USB connectivity, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Touchscreen

The PEN E-PL7 has a touchscreen. Most of the other cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Has a Wind Filter

The Olympus PEN E-PL7 has a wind filter, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Quite Large Maximum Aperture Number

Cameras have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 130. At 22, the PEN E-PL7 has a quite large maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Olympus PEN E-PL7 features noise reduction. Most of the other cameras also feature noise reduction.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Olympus PEN E-PL7 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Olympus digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. Cameras video resolutions range from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on digital cameras.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The PEN E-PL7 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras. This camera also have a still image resolution(s) of 3200 x 2400 and 1280 x 960. Across all cameras the worst still image resolution is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The PEN E-PL7 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras also have a tripod mountable.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus PEN E-PL7 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The PEN E-PL7 has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other cameras.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras is 300mm, and the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.3mm to 2,000mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 84 millimeters, the Olympus PEN E-PL7 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Olympus PEN E-PL7 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The PEN E-PL7 has an external flash connector. Most of the other digital cameras also have an external flash connector.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The PEN E-PL7 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) (1,037,000 pixel) compared to most of the other cameras. The display resolutions (numeric) of cameras range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This digital camera has been on the market since October 2014.


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