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Olympus E-PL7 PEN Lite camera

introduction

  • an Olympus PEN compact camera with interchangeable lenses which is part of the brilliant and versatile Micro Four Thirds system
  • introduced in Aug 2014 as a PEN version of the Olympus OM-D E-M10 camera but with the following variances:
    • no EVF
    • no built-in flash - instead it has a bundled flash as with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera
    • LCD screen can now flip down and forwards allowing self-portraits, plus 1sec selfie timer
  • a very nice compact camera for travel, social photography and street photography

specs

  • 16mp 4:3 sensor
  • in-camera sensor-based image stabiliser although not quite as good as the 5-axis IS in the Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera
  • no built-in EVF but optional EVF via hot shoe
  • ART filter can be changed DURING movies and the change will be introduced gradually
  • touch screen
  • the same super fast AF as with the E-M5 and E-M10
  • remote TTL flash capable
  • flash sync 1/250th sec when used with the latest flashes (eg. Olympus FL600R)
  • reasonably good 20Mbps 1080i HD video (supported by the IS) with stereo mics and a Movie Teleconverter capability
  • built-in WiFi for almost full remote control by smartphones
  • timed long exposures of up to 60secs – very few cameras have this feature which is nice for photographing stars
  • Lens IS priority option which allows you to automatically disable the sensor-based IS if a Panasonic lens with OIS is being used

reviews

photo/olympusepl7.txt · Last modified: 2014/08/29 11:13 by gary1