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Overall Score

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Camera Labs Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Ephotozine Editor's Choice Pocket Lint Recommended
A multi award winning MILC digital camera with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites
MILC 16.1MP 4" 4608 X 3456 Pixels Oct 2014
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Olympus PEN E-PL7 Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have ranked the Olympus PEN E-PL7 number 454 across all digital cameras.
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56 Reviews + 7 Awards
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Good Features
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2 Years Old
Overall Score
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Average

Why Has it Scored 53?

It has very good expert reviews and great user reviews with 89% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received seven awards including a "Recommended" award from Pocket Lint plus two other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from Ephotozine plus one other site. Canon digital cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Olympus digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report it is easy to use, it is robust and good product quality.
The PEN E-PL7 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
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Olympus PEN E-PL7 Video Reviews


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

The editors of three expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this Olympus camera. This was from Pocket Lint, Camera Labs and PhotographyBlog.com who gave it an "Recommended".

This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from both websites Ephotozine and Reviewed.com, both of which decided that this digital camera was exceptional.

The expert at website Gadgetspeak.com decided that this Olympus camera was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The expert at one more expert review site said that this camera was very good. This was from 01net.com who gave it an "4 Star".

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 30 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews this camera has an overall expert rating of 81 out of 100.

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Excellent User Reviews

Based on 26 user reviews this digital camera has an average user rating of 90 out of 100. Over 86% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 89% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Five people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use.

Olympus Has Very Good Camera Reviews

Based on 6,199 expert and owner reviews (including 1,326 verified purchases), Olympus has very good reviews for its digital cameras. 90% of those that bought a Olympus camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Robust

Three owners wrote in their reviews that the product was strong and durable.

Customers Report Great Product Quality

Two owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Five people who bought the product reckoned that it was able to produce good images.


Features

4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on digital cameras.

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Average Megapixels

The PEN E-PL7's sensor megapixels of 16.1MP is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 56% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The PEN E-PL7's ISO sensitivity (max) of 25,600 is quite high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 7% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The ISO sensitivities (max) of digital cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Average Weight

The weight of the PEN E-PL7 of 309g is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 65% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The PEN E-PL7 has a built-in flash. 66% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Has a Wind Filter

The PEN E-PL7 has a wind filter, which is unusual. 96% of digital cameras do not have a wind filter.

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Very Big Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the PEN E-PL7 of 1.33" is in the biggest 2% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The average image sensor size of all digital cameras is 0.5", with the smallest being 0.25" and the biggest being 1.5".

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Has a Touchscreen

The PEN E-PL7 has a touchscreen, unlike 84% of digital cameras which do not have a touchscreen.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The PEN E-PL7 has an external flash connector, which is unusual. 87% of digital cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The average display resolution of all digital cameras is 600,000 pixels, with the lowest being 3 pixels and the highest being 16,000,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Olympus PEN E-PL7 of 1,040,000 pixels is fairly high compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 17% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many cameras. 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.

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Supports Live View

The PEN E-PL7 supports live view, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Olympus PEN E-PL7 has a USB connectivity. 88% of digital cameras do not have a USB connectivity.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The PEN E-PL7 supports Full HD video, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The PEN E-PL7 has a tripod mount. 75% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Features Noise Reduction

The PEN E-PL7 features noise reduction, unlike 92% of cameras which do not feature noise reduction.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Olympus PEN E-PL7 features saturation adjustment. 88% of digital cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Olympus PEN E-PL7 of 14x is in the biggest 8% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The average digital zoom of all digital cameras is 11x, with the smallest being 0.72x and the biggest being 810x.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Olympus PEN E-PL7 features brightness adjustment, which is unusual. 79% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Self-Timer

The PEN E-PL7 has a self-timer, unlike 83% of digital cameras which do not have a self-timer.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Olympus PEN E-PL7 features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 80% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Olympus PEN E-PL7 of 3" is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 35% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

This camera supports a still image resolution of 4608 x 3456|3200 x 2400|1280 x 960, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The PEN E-PL7 features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Olympus PEN E-PL7 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 72% of digital cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since October 2014.


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