Olympus PEN EPL7 Reported to be a Heavier, Bigger 16MP Contender

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More details are coming out about the Olympus PEN EPL5 follow up, the Olympus PEN EPL7. Photo Rumors reports Olympus’ new mirrorless camera will be significantly bigger at 119.1 x 82.3 x 45.9mm, whereas the EPL5 measured 111 x 64 x 38mm. Additionally, the camera will supposedly be heavier compared to the 325 gram EPL5 at 396 grams.

This purported size discrepancy might be extra space Olympus has added to make room for the camera’s upgraded 16 MP sensor pulled from the Olympus OMD EM10 as well as a similar 81-point AF system. The screen is also supposedly getting a resolution upgrade to a 1,040k dot, 3-inch vari-angle LCD touchscreen.

Otherwise there isn’t anything else new to the camera. The EPL7 will share the EPL5’s 200 to 25,600 ISO range, 8 fps burst, 1/4000 to 60 second shutter speed, built-in Wi-Fi, 1/250 second flash sync speed, and stereo microphone. So this won’t be a extremely significant update compared to the current EPL5.

It seems the EPL7 is shaping up to be a meatier mirrorless camera, which could be great for fans of the EM10’s great sensor. But we’ll wait until we get the camera in our hands to see if the added weight is well worth it.

Via Micro Four Thirds Blog