The Olympus E-PL7 announcement date has been scheduled for August 30, as the company is inviting people to a special event where attendees will be able to test “new PEN-series products”.
Taking the “most rumored camera” crown from the Canon 7D Mark II, the Olympus PEN E-PL7 seems like it is finally set to become official soon.
You may have heard this a few times before, but “soon” now represents an exact date in the case of the new PEN camera. According to Olympus, the PEN Collection 2014 event will begin on August 30 and will include the new products of the PEN series.
Olympus E-PL7 announcement date will take place on August 30
The Japan-based company has confirmed that the PEN Collection 2014 will begin on August 30. It will allow attendees to test the manufacturer’s products. Beside OM-D and Stylus series of cameras, photographers will also get a taste of a new PEN camera.
There is no secret that the E-PL7 has showed up on the websites of numerous agencies, while some pages of its manual have also been leaked, revealing all of its specifications.
This means that the E-PL6 replacement is the new PEN device that Olympus is talking about, so we can expect this shooter to become official in late August.
We have previously predicted that the Olympus E-PL7 announcement date will be scheduled to take place before the beginning of the the Photokina 2014 event, allowing industry watchers to get a taste of what they will see at the world’s largest digital imaging fair.
Olympus E-PL7 specs round-up
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 specs list has already showed up on the web. The mirrorless camera will pack a 16-megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor, TruePic VII processor, and an autofocus system consisting of 81 focus points.
A 3-inch tilting LCD screen will sit on its back and will allow users to frame their shots, as the device does not have a built-in viewfinder. The ISO sensitivity will range between 100 and 25,600, while the shutter speed will sit between 1/4000th of a second and 60 seconds.
The MFT-mount camera will be able to record videos at 1920 x 1080 resolution as well as RAW photos, which will be useful for professionals who want to post-process their captures.
Olympus E-PL7 will also pack WiFi connectivity, so users will remotely control the camera via a smartphone. As stated above, the device is replacing the E-PL6, which is available at Amazon for around $630. Stay tuned for the announcement event!