The first Olympus PEN E-PL7 specs have been leaked on the web, revealing that this new Micro Four Thirds camera will get some of its traits from the low-end Olympus OM-D E-M10.
Olympus is on the verge of announcing a new Micro Four Thirds camera. Recently, a source close to the company’s affairs has revealed that a new PEN-series shooter will become official soon.
Ahead of the mirrorless camera’s announcement, the same source has decided to leak a preliminary list of Olympus E-PL7 specs, hinting that the device will borrow some of its features from the entry-level Olympus OM-D E-M10, launched earlier in 2014.
Preliminary Olympus PEN E-PL7 specs list shows up online ahead of announcement
Olympus will add a 16.05-megapixel Micro Four Thirds CMOS image sensor into the new PEN-series shooter. The sensor will have a sensitivity range between ISO 200 and ISO 25600, the maximum amount allowing users to capture photos in low-light environments.
The new mirrorless interchangeable lens camera will sport an autofocus system consisting of 81 focus points. Although the image processor type is unknown, the new E-PL7 will be capable of shooting up to 8fps in continuous shooting mode.
The shutter speed range matches what is now a standard in the digital imaging world, with a minimum of 60 seconds and a maximum of 1/4000th of a second, quite useful for action photography.
A stereo microphone will be available, while a flash sync speed of 1/250 seconds will be useful for those who like to attach external flash guns to their cameras.
Olympus E-PL7 design to be similar to the one found in the PEN Lite E-PL6
According to the same source, the Olympus PEN E-PL7 design will be inspired by the E-PL6. However, the new model will sport more buttons on its back.
Speaking of its back, the MILC will come packed with a 3-inch 1,040K-dot articulated LCD touchscreen, so that photographers can capture photos and videos without putting themselves in awkward positions.
Although the new E-PL7 sports built-in WiFi, it will also be compatible with Eye-Fi cards, providing more wireless connectivity solutions to the users. In addition, SD/SDHC/SDXC and UHS-I cards are supported.
Olympus’s new Micro Four Thirds shooter will measure 4.7 x 3.2 x 1.8-inch es/ 119.1 x 82.3 x 45.9mm and will weigh 0.9 lbs / 396 grams. The official announcement is expected to take place soon, therefore stick with us for a while!
At the time of writing this article, the Olympus PEN Lite E-PL6 is available for under $650 at Amazon.