The Olympus E-PL7 mirrorless camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor has been spotted on the website of a Taiwan-based agency seeking approval to be sold on the market.
The rumor mill revealed that Olympus was working on a new PEN-series camera earlier in 2014. Sources had also leaked some pages from the device’s manual, where the specifications of the E-PL7 were listed.
Ever since it has been mentioned for the first time, the shooter has been said to be announced soon. This idea is still standing, although a trusted source has confirmed that the Micro Four Thirds camera is set to be released in Japan on September 20.
As further proof of the existence of the Olympus E-PL7 camera, the name of the device has appeared on the website of Taiwan’s NCC, the country’s National Communications Commission.
Olympus E-PL7 camera registered on the website of the Taiwan-based NCC agency
In order to be allowed on the market, devices must first be approved by a country’s regulatory agencies. Usually, digital cameras are showing up on the websites of Indonesian and Taiwanese agencies. When this happens, there are little doubts that a shooter is real, so all that remains is for the product in question to become official.
This time, the Olympus E-PL7 camera has showed up on Taiwan’s NCC website
Although it is not a camera to steal all the show at the Photokina 2014, this PEN-series mirrorless camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor will be present at the event.
Olympus E-PL7 poised to become the PEN-series version of the Olympus OM-D E-M10
The E-PL7 is the PEN version of the OM-D E-M10. The two cameras are very similar and their specs list will be almost identical. According to the manual shots and the rumor mill, the new camera will sport a 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor, 3-inch articulated touchscreen, and an extended ISO range of 100-25,600.
Olympus will add an 81-point autofocus system into the PEN E-PL7 along with WiFi, full HD video recording, RAW shooting, flash, AF assist light, microHDMI port, and 3-axis image stabilization technology.
E-PL7 will replace the E-PL6, which is still available at Amazon for about $630. Stay tuned for the announcement, as we will report it as soon as it happens!