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New Olympus E-PL7 details revealed, including release date

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New Olympus E-PL7 details revealed, including release date

More Olympus E-PL7 details have been leaked on the web along with another claim that the Micro Four Thirds camera will be announced in the near future.

This is one camera which has managed to stay off the market despite being rumored for a long time. Roughly three months have passed since the rumor mill has revealed the first set of specs and information regarding the so-called Olympus PEN E-PL7.

The device is supposed to be a mirrorless camera with a Micro Four Thirds image sensor and to serve as a replacement for the Olympus PEN E-PL6. Ever since its initial leak, sources familiar with the matter have claimed that the shooter is coming “soon”.

Unfortunately, the camera has not been launched, yet. However, the rumor mill has managed to reveal new Olympus E-PL7 details, confirming the fact that tri-axis image stabilization will be added into the MILC.

Olympus E-PL6 with 14-42mm lens
Olympus E-PL6 will be replaced by the PEN E-PL7 soon. The new camera will feature a quite similar specs list and design.

New Olympus E-PL7 details surface online, point at 3-axis IS

We have already known most of the Olympus E-PL7 specs, courtesy of the leaked manual photos. However, it is nice to get some more details from reliable sources along with some tidbits, which have not been mentioned in the manual shots.

The new source has confirmed that the mirrorless camera will feature a 16-megapixel Micro Four Thirds Live MOS image sensor with TruePic VII image processor.

The autofocus system will consist of 81 points and it will be very quick. The device will be able to shoot up to 8fps in burst mode.

Low-light photography should not be an issue, as the E-PL7 will come packed with a 3-axis camera shake correction technology. Furthermore, the maximum ISO will stand at 25,600.

The default ISO will be 200, according to the manual. However, the new details are mentioning a “Low” setting, which translates into an ISO equivalent of 100.

Olympus E-PL7 release date set for September 20 in Japan

Other details worth mentioning consist of a 3-inch 1.04-million-dot touchscreen on the back, which can be tilted by 180 degrees, built-in WiFi, and multiple color availability. The Olympus PEN E-PL7 will be released in black, white, and silver colors.

Olympus will also launch a waterproof case and will offer the mirrorless camera with two lens kits, one with a zoom lens and another one with two zoom lenses.

The exact announcement date is still unknown, although the release date in Japan has allegedly been set for September 20.

In the meantime, Amazon is selling the PEN E-PL6 for a price around $630, depending on your color choice.

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