Among mirrorless compact cameras with interchangeable lenses for Micro Four Thirds bayonet there is replenishment : Olympus Pen E-PL7 camera, having top level Olympus OMD E-M10 technologies in small size. In it 4/3″ Live MOS sensor with 16.1 MP effective resolution, sensor-shifting image stabilization and TruePic VII graphical processor are built-in. Camera can make photos with 4608 x 3456 pixels maximal resolution, saving them in JPEG, RAW ( with 12 bits per channel precision and lossless compression ), RAW+JPEG and MPO formats; and record videos in Full HD 1920 x 1080 30p, HD 1280 x 720 30p and SD 640 x 480 30fps modes, saving them in MOV ( with MPEG-4 AVC or H.264 image encoding ) or AVI ( Motion JPEG ) and recording stereo or mono sound in Wave Linear PCM 16 bits and 48 kHz format via built in or external microphones. Supported color modes are sRGB and Adobe RGB, with ISO sensitivity levels in 100 – 25600 range; camera has no built-in viewfinder and flash, its 3″ touch LCD screen has 1.04 MP resolution and can be tilted under different angles.
Olympus Pen E-PL7 supports manual and automatic focus, diaphragm and exposure settings and can be used for astronomical photos making via T-mount adapter. Camera saves recorded photos and videos on SD, SDHC and SDXC ( UHS-I ) flash memory cards with Eye-Fi support for saving directly on external devices; it supports wireless Wi-Fi connections ( IEEE 802.11b/g/n ) for remote data transfers and control with QR code connection and position coordinates receiving from smartphones. Among connectors there are : USB 2.0 for connection with computer ( it also can be used as AV out and for remote control ); HDMI Micro Type D; Hot Shoe; and Accessory Port 2; speaker is only one and plays mono sound; one charge of Li-ion battery BLS-50 is enough for 350 photos ( this is a good value for compact mirrorless interchangeable lenses cameras ). Device sizes are 114.9 ( width ) x 67 ( height ) x 38.4 ( depth ) mm and mass is 309 g ( only camera without lens, memory card and battery ); its body is made from metal; operating conditions are : temperature in 0 – 40 degrees on Celsius range and relative air humidity level in 30 – 90 % range.
Package contains : Olympus Pen E-PL7 camera itself, Li-ion battery BLS-50, BCS-5 recharger, USB cable, external flash FL-LM1, CD-ROM disk with OLYMPUS Viewer 3 program, mount cap, warranty card and user’s guide; there are also kits with included lenses and their caps. Camera is good and gives high-quality photos, videos can be not always of the best quality, frontal grip can be not convenient for people with large palms. Overall camera worth its money, wherein for the same price there is ability to buy APS-C sensored mirrorless cameras of Sony, Pentax, Canon or Fujifilm, so, in this case, there is need to choose : professional technologies of top-level Olympus OMD E-M10 in compact body or APS-C sensor.