It’s just the world that we live in today – virtually no product is announced out of the blue. They are preceded by rumors and ‘leaks’ to the point that by the time most imagined products are announced these days, we already know 80-90% of what the product will offer.

The first image of the soon to be announced Olympus E-PL7 has surfaced online, and I have to say, for a camera I am not personally interested in too much, it looks pretty slick. The camera, like many these days, takes its styling inspiration from the old days of manual focus slr cameras.

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Olympus E-PL7 Rumored Specs

  • 16.1MP Live MOS Sensor
  • TruePic VII Image Processor
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 3.0″ 1,037k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • In-Body 3-Axis Image Stabilization
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • FAST AF System and 8 fps Shooting
  • Color Creator and Built-In HDR Modes

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Basically, this is the Olympus OM-D E-M10 without the viewfinder, which sounds like a pretty beastly camera to me. According to the rumors, this will be the only PEN camera from Olympus this year. This camera’s success will come down to pricing, in my opinion. Priced right and these could sell like hot cakes, too high and they could go the way of the Canon EOS-M.

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What are your thoughts on the styling and specs of this rumors Olympus camera? Do you see this being a good option for consumers? Leave a comment below!

[via 43 Rumors]