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August 28, 2014

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL7 announced, selfie features in tow

Olympus has recently launched the sixth iteration of its digital PEN Lite camera, the PEN Lite E-PL7, which inherits the rangefinder-inspired form factor of its Micro Four-Thirds predecessor, but offers added features to make it more relevant in this selfie-centric age.

By and large, the new PEN E-PL7’s design doesn’t vary that much from the PEN E-PL5 back in 2012. It still has the compact and lightweight body, coupled with uncluttered button and ergonomic design.

Olympus PEN E-PL7 Philippines

What changed though is the addition of a mechanism behind the display which allows it to flip downwards by 180 degrees, making it easier for users to take selfies in the process.

Another new additions to the PEN E-PL7’s arsenal are the in-built 3-axis Image Stabilization, 81-point Autofocus Point and the ability to shoot sequential photos at 8fps rate.

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL7 specs:
16.05MP CLMOS sensor
17.3 x 13 mm Micro 4/3 sensor
TruePic VII image processor
81-point Hybird AF system
3-Axis Image Stabilization
ISO 200 – 25600
60 – 1/4000 sec. shutter speed
3” Tilting LCD TFT Display, 1.03M-dot resolution
Electronic Viewfinder (Optional)
No Built-in Flash
External Flash (Bundled)
1/250 Flash Sync Speed
8fps continuous drive
Full HD 1080p recording, 30fps
SD/ SDHC / SDXC / Air Card
Built-in Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Micro-HDMI out
RAW + JPEG file format
BLS-50 Lithium-Ion battery (350 shots CIPA standards)
Dimension: 115 x 67 x 38 mm
Weight: 357g

The Olympus PEN Lite E-PL7 is slated to go on sale on the latter part of September and will be sold for USD699.99 for the body + kit lens (M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R) setup. It’s a hundred dollars cheaper if you get the body-only package.

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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