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New Olympus PEN E-PL7 Micro Four Thirds Compact, Boasts 81AF Points & 8FPS Shooting

By Anthony Thurston on August 28th 2014

As with many announcements that will no doubt be coming into the light over the next couple of weeks, we have been following the rumors around the Olympus E-PL7. Today, everything was made official and Olympus announced their latest PEN Micro Four Thirds compact camera.


The PEN E-PL7 features a 16MP sensor, 3-axis in body image stabilization, and surprisingly, can shoot 8fps that goes along nicely with an 81-point AF system. Overall, a nice little compact offering for those wanting a small, compact, unassuming body for travel or maybe street photography.

The new PEN E-PL7 is currently available for pre-order on B&H, with both body and kit options in black and silver. The body comes in at $599, with the kits going for just $100 more, at $699. I will have to wait and see about performance, but this looks like a nice little piece of kit for the money.


Olympus PEN E-PL7 Specs

  • 16MP Live MOS Sensor
  • TruePic VII Image Processor
  • 3-Axis In-Body VCM Image Stabilization
  • 3″ 1.04M-dot 180° Flip Touchscreen
  • 81-Point FAST AF with Small Target AF
  • Full HD Video Recording at 30 fps
  • Continuous Shooting at 8 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Art Filters, Photo Story & Panning Modes
  • FL-LM1 Flash Included


Availability is expected sometime in late September, so you have some time to get your ducks in a row if this is something on your list. This could make a great little back to school gift or tool for a student. You can find the body only here, and the kit here, or if you prefer to look at all the options you can find them over on B&H here.

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Amy Harris

    Few week ago I bought one and I am very happy with it. It’s my first more professional camera and I have a lot to learn, but I think it’s a good start for my hobby = )

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  2. Michael Moe

    looks good!

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  3. Clare Havill

    Would love to give this a test run.

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  4. Joseph Wu

    Yeah, the camera is pretty sweet!

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  5. Ian Moss

    This is very pretty. I want one.

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