Olympus is rumored to announce the PEN E-PL7 Micro Four Thirds camera sometime in the following days, after having had its entire specs list leaked earlier this year.
At the beginning of May 2014, the rumor mill revealed that Olympus is working on a new PEN series camera, which will be announced “soon”.
Shortly after that, a bunch of pages from the device’s manual have been leaked on the web, hinting that the so-called Olympus E-PL7 will be quite similar to the low-end Olympus OM-D E-M10 Micro Four Thirds camera.
Things have been really quiet during the past few weeks. However, more rumors have just surfaced, hinting that the mirrorless shooter’s announcement date is only a few days away.
Olympus PEN E-PL7 price rumored to stand somewhere around $650
Trusted sources with an impeccable track record are claiming that Olympus PEN E-PL7 price will stand at 66,000 yen in Japan, which translates into roughly $650.
Additionally, a single zoom lens kit will be available for 81,000 yen / around $800, while a dual zoom lens kit will be priced at 96,000 yen / about $950.
Olympus will release its new mirrorless interchangeable lens camera in three different colors, that is black, white, and silver. Launch prices will not be dependent on color, so it does not matter which one you pick.
As stated above, the E-PL7 will be announced shortly. Meanwhile, Amazon is selling its predecessor, the PEN E-PL6, for a price around $630.
Entire Olympus E-PL7 specs list has been leaked earlier this year
The specs list of the Olympus PEN E-PL7 starts with a 16-megapixel Micro Four Thirds image sensor, 3-inch tilting LCD touchscreen, 1/4000-60 second shutter speed range, 81-point AF system, and a continuous shooting mode of up to 8fps.
The mirrorless camera’s ISO sensitivity will range between a minimum of 200 and a maximum of 25600. Users will be able to record RAW photos as well as full HD videos, courtesy of their upcoming camera.
Content will be stored on a SD/SDHC/SDXC card, while Eye-Fi cards are also supported. There is no built-in viewfinder, so photographers will have to rely on the aforementioned display to frame their shots.
One of the cool things about the Olympus E-PL7 is that it comes packed with WiFi. Mobile device users will be able to take control of their MFT camera remotely. Stick with us as this shooter will become official soon!