Olympus E-PL7 Shooter’s Report Part I: Exploring the benefits of a few significant upgrades


posted Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 10:31 AM EST


It seems from some of our reader comments that the Olympus E-PL7 is not quite understood for what it is. Perhaps it's the change in style from its predecessor, bringing it closer in appearance to the flagship E-P5's look than the E-PL5, a line that has remained fairly consistent over the past few generations in terms of external design. Or maybe it's the marketing hype of the "selfie" screen, which we promoted in our initial coverage but didn't quite resonate with the enthusiast crowd. Whatever the case may be, after spending my first few days with this camera I can very much report to you that it's quite a solid step up for my tastes and shooting preferences.

Head over to my Olympus E-PL7 Shooter's Report Part I for all the details, including an exploration of some nice upgrades as well as a few things I found that weren't quite to my liking. And for you lens junkies out there (you know who you are) I've paired the E-PL7 with no less than 6 lenses thus far, including the kit lens and a bevy of zooms and primes, to give you the gamut of possibilties available in the MFT arena.

A solid upgrade in my opinion, despite some reviews to the contrary, and quite a nice little camera thus far.


[For full resolution images and EXIF data please visit our E-PL7 gallery]

Stay tuned for more to come on the Olympus E-PL7!

[quick links: Olympus E-PL7Shooter's Report Part IGalleryLab SamplesE-PL7 vs E-PL5]