The first photo of the long-rumored Olympus PEN E-PL7 mirrorless camera has been leaked on the web, after its specs and price showed up online earlier this year.
One of the most rumored cameras of 2014 is the Olympus E-PL7, which will be added to the PEN line-up in the near future.
We have seen its manual images, specs, and price getting leaked. However, it is never enough and it seems like the next thing to be leaked is the mirrorless camera’s first photo.
Now that an image has showed up, we can say for sure that the device is very close to its announcement date, a fact which has been said multiple times by inside sources.
First Olympus E-PL7 photo shows up, reveals a few design changes
The design of the Olympus PEN E-PL7 is not very different from its predecessor, called PEN E-PL6. However, there are some notable differences, including an improved texture as well as the addition of a dial around the shutter button, which is commonly-found in OM-D cameras.
The E-PL7 shares its specs list with the E-M10, so this is another testimony that the company has decided to bring lots of OM-D-related ideas to the PEN line-up.
Moreover, the button which releases the lens appears to have changed, too. All these changes will improve the usability of the shooter, so photographers will surely welcome the single PEN model to be released in 2014.
The release date is set for late September 2014 and the price will stand somewhere around $650. For the time being, the Olympus E-PL6 can be purchased at Amazon for around $630.
Olympus E-PL7 specs round-up
The new PEN camera will feature a 16-megapixel Live MOS Micro Four Thirds image sensor, 3-inch 1.04-million-dot articulated LCD touchscreen, 1/4000-60s shutter speed range, 100-25600 ISO sensitivity range, and an 81-point autofocus technology.
Olympus’ E-PL7 will be capable of recording videos at full HD resolution as well as RAW photos. The multimedia content will be stored on an SD/SDHC/SDXC or Eye-Fi card, but users will also be able to view the photos and videos on external devices via USB 2.0 or microHDMI ports.
If you are a fan of wireless connectivity, then this MFT camera comes with built-in WiFi. This way, photographers can use their smartphone or tablet to take control over the E-PL7.
The shooter is powered by a TruePic VII image processor, which will allow users to capture up to 8fps in burst shot mode. Everything will be added into a package measuring 119.1 x 82.3 x 45.9mm and weighing 396 grams with both the battery and card included.
The announcement is set to go live soon, so we are inviting you to stay close to Camyx!