Olympus refreshed its offer of mirrorless cameras by presenting the new Olympus PEN E-PL7. In comparison to its predecessor, the Olympus PEN E-PL6, which has been available on the British market since recently, the PEN E-PL7 is characterized by a 16MP CMOS sensor, a TruePic VII processor, a 3-axis VCM image stabilization system, which was borrowed from the Olympus OM-D E-M10, 8 fps continous shooting, Full HD video recording, as well as a built-in Wi-Fi function.
Olympus also had in mind the increasingly popular ‘selfies’ - the E-PL7 features an articulated 3" touch screen TFT-LCD with 1,037,000 pixels, which demonstrates an ability to flip downwards at an angle of 180 degrees. Another important trump card offered by this camera is the fastest Olympus's AF system so far, which uses 81 points that cover the entire image.
Together with this new model, Olympus announced an update on the Olympus Image Share (OI.Share™) application, which, packed with the Wi-Fi, will provide users with an easy upload and image sharing via smart devices. This upgrade also brings an ability to control wirelessly the Live Bulb function via mobile devices. How the Light Bulb operates can be seen on the following link, in the example of the Olympus OM-D.
The new Olympus PEN E-PL7 will hit the stores this month, and the price of the body will be $599.99. Moreover, the E-PL7 will be available in combination with the M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R lens, and will be priced at $699.99.
The news was taken from OLYMPUS.