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Olympus PEN E-PL7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 647 reviews of Olympus PEN E-PL7. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the price and image quality are on the whole positive. The portability and performance are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the energy efficiency and memory. Reviews are divided on the viewfinder.

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contrast, memory, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus PEN E-PL7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus PEN E-PL7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of Olympus PEN E-PL7 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design and lens. The performance and usability also get good feedback. There are some critical comments about the memory and energy efficiency, while comments about the reliability and size are mixed.

portability, usability, performance, lens, design

viewfinder, contrast, energy, memory

98% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus PEN E-PL7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 314 user reviews of Olympus PEN E-PL7 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price and image quality. The usability and portability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the memory and contrast.

performance, portability, usability, image quality, price

shutter, contrast, memory

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Olympus PEN E-PL7 (Body Only, Black)

 

Enhancements include an updated autofocus system and imaging engine, a better LCD that flips down, broader remote control options, two new art filter effects and a tweaked design.

With its flexible display, great set of controls and generally streamlined design, the Olympus PEN E-PL7 hits quite a few high notes.

It might be a little too complicated for newbies, and the grip could be bigger.

A likeable interchangeable-lens model, the Olympus PEN E-PL7's overall package makes an attractive alternative to an advanced compact and has quite a bit to offer as a first ILC.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Olympus PEN E-PL7 review

 

Olympus' replacement for the 2-year-old PEN E-PL5 may look similar to its predecessor, but Olympus made a lot of significant changes for the E-PL7, mostly to incorporate newer technology that's since debuted in its OM-D line of interchangeable-lens...

With its flexible display, great set of controls and generally streamlined design, the Olympus PEN E-PL7 hits quite a few high notes.

It might be a little too complicated for newbies, and the grip could be bigger.

A likeable interchangeable-lens model, the Olympus PEN E-PL7's overall package makes an attractive alternative to an advanced compact and has quite a bit to offer as a first ILC.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Olympus PEN E-PL7

 

The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a compact Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera that hits a lot of the right notes, but it isn't quite an Editors' Choice.

Compact. Quick focus. 8.4fps burst rate. Micro Four Thirds lens system. In-body image stabilization. Tilting touch-screen display. Accessory port for optional EVF. Wi-Fi.

Sometimes slow to start and shoot. No support for 60fps video. Lacks standard mic input. Lacks built-in flash. Single control dial.

The OI Share app also supports remote control. A Live View feed streams to your phone, and you have the ability to tap an area of the frame to set the focus point. Full manual control is available, and you can change modes or activate in-camera Art...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Richard Butler , Jeff Keller (dpreview.com)

Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review

 

The E-PL7 is the sixth camera in Olympus's midrange PEN Lite lineup. The PEN series has been somewhat overshadowed by the excellent OM-D cameras, whose DSLR-like styling has been better received than the rangefinder-esque PENs, but the PL7 makes a bid...

This little camera is a genuine jewel. I can carry it all day without noticing, which was my goal. The only real bother is the clip-on flash. I intend to buy a VF4, so having the hot shoe free for that means I'll be switching back and forth a bit ......

Aug, 2014

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO

 

The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO lens lives up to its moniker, delivering professional results when paired with a Micro Four Thirds camera.

Maximum f/2.8 aperture throughout zoom range. Very sharp from edge to edge. Focus clutch system. Protected from dust, splashes, and cold temperatures. Minimal distortion.

Expensive. Lacks optical image stabilization.

Sep, 2013

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f1.8

 

The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f1.8 is a fast wide-angle lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. It's extremely sharp, and doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

Very sharp. Fast aperture. Compact. Manual focus clutch system. Virtually no barrel distortion.

Hood not included. Not weather sealed.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f2.8 Macro

 

The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f2.8 Macro is a compact lens that allows you to bring tiny objects into sharp focus.

1:1 magnification. Minimal distortion. Tack-sharp at f/4. Focus limiter switch. Weather-resistant design.

Expensive. Soft edges at f/2.8.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Olympus E-PL7

 

The Olympus E-PL7 is a compact and very portable ILC that provides very good image quality and performance. A great collection of lenses and creative shooting modes makes this camera a must see for the photography enthusiast. Read more in our Full...

iAuto shooting mode is accurate and easy in all situations ; Camera produces excellent overall image quality ; Very compact and lightweight, easy to carry and operate ; 3-axis IS is very handy and effective ; High Res 3.0-inch LCD is great for shooting...

No built-in flash. Possible to forget external unit at home ; No built-in OVF/EVF, although there is an optional EVF ; Occasionally iAuto produced unreliable exposures with face detection

The Olympus E-PL7 is a compact and very portable ILC that provides very good image quality and performance. A great collection of lenses and creative shooting modes makes this camera a must see for the photography enthusiast. Read more in our

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Olympus PEN E-PL7 sample photos

 

Olympus PEN E-PL7 photo gallery : The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is designed for photographers with a strong sense of style and creativity. The compact and stylish E-PL7 has a comfortable grip and features a full-metal body. With the kit lens, the camera...

The Olympus PEN E-PL7 comes in the color white, silver and black. The system camera is available from October 2014. The Olympus PEN E-PL7 price is set at € 400 / $500 USD / £300 GPB for the body-only. Combined with the M. Zuiko Digital 14-42mm kit lens...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Olympus PEN E-PL7

 

Olympus PEN E-PL7 system camera : The fashion blogger's new camera of choice. Fashion blogger Laetitia Wajnapel called her PEN “the ultimate fashion blogger camera”. Pick up a new Olympus PEN E-PL7 and you start to see why. PEN designers clearly...

Olympus OI.Share is a freely downloadable app that makes it quick and simple to pair the PEN with your smartphone via WiFi so you can share with friends - and future fans - on social media. Step one: touch a button on the LCD. Step two: swipe the QR...

Oct, 2014

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