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Olympus PEN E-PL7 Micro 4:3 Mirrorless Camera - Silver Body Only
The latest model in Olympuss legendary PEN series wraps powerful photographic performance in an elegant skin. Leather and brushed metal accents draw inspiration from timeless Olympus designs, but features like ergonomic controls and a clever downward-opening monitor  for the best selfies ever  address the needs of thoroughly modern photographers.
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Olympus PT-EP12 Underwater Housing for E-PL7 Camera    
Olympus PEN E-PL7 Micro 4:3 Mirrorless Camera - Silver Body Only Add the Housing
Add a zoom gear
Olympus PEN Micro 4-3 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 and 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II lenses Zoom Gear    
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Pricing Valid Thru Jan. 18th 2014
Olympus M Zuiko ED Micro 4-3 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 Lens    
Zen Pen Dome for the 9-18mm Olympus lens    
Olympus M Zuiko ED Micro 4-3 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 Lens and Zen Pen Dome for the 9-18mm Olympus lens    
Olympus PEN E-PL7 Micro 4:3 Mirrorless Camera - Silver Body Only Add a Wide Lens
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Panasonic 8mm f3.5 Fisheye lens    
Zen Pen Dome for the 8mm Panasonic Lens    
Panasonic 8mm f3.5 Fisheye lens and Zen Pen Dome for the 8mm Panasonic Lens    
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Olympus PEN 67mm Macro Adapter    
Olympus 67mm Threaded Macro Lens PTMC-01 for PEN    
Olympus PEN 67mm Macro Adapter and Olympus 67mm Threaded Macro Lens PTMC-01 for PEN    
Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f2.8 Macro    
Panasonic Micro 4/3 Leica 45mm Macro Lens    
Zen Pen Flat Port for the 45mm Panasonic Lens    
Panasonic Micro 4/3 Leica 45mm Macro Lens and Zen Pen Flat Port for the 45mm Panasonic Lens    
Olympus PEN E-PL7 Micro 4:3 Mirrorless Camera - Silver Body Only Add a Macro Lens Setup

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Olympus PEN E-PL7 Micro 4:3 Mirrorless Camera - Silver Body Only

It Only Looks Vintage!
The latest model in Olympuss legendary PEN series wraps powerful photographic performance in an elegant skin. Leather and brushed metal accents draw inspiration from timeless Olympus designs, but features like ergonomic controls and a clever downward-opening monitor  for the best selfies ever  address the needs of thoroughly modern photographers.

Connect The Shots
The E-PL7 is a compact, interchangeable lens camera with a modern twist. Built-in Wi-Fi and the upgraded OI.Share app let you control the camera remotely and post images instantly, while spectacular image quality, a selfie-centric touch screen interface and numerous creative tools make this the perfect choice for aspiring photographers.

So Many Lenses. So Little Time.
Can such a small camera handle 15 different lenses? It can when its the E-PL7. Build your system from an impressive assortment of M.Zuiko Micro Four Thirds fast primes, wide-angle and telephoto zooms, and macros, all with the unmatched digital-specific optics and premium build quality that set Olympus glass apart.

PEN Style
Genuine leather body jackets and lens covers. An add-on electronic viewfinder. A variety of external flashes (most with wireless remote control). A compact underwater housing compatible with five M.Zuiko wide-angle and macro lenses. Add style and functionality to your E-PL7 with a wide array of premium accessories.

Connect. Capture. Create.

Danger: Sharp Images Ahead
The same advanced core image processing technology  16MP Live MOS CMOS sensor, TruePic VII image processor and in-body three-axis image stabilization  found in Olympus critically acclaimed OM-D E-M10 lives inside the E-PL7. Every nuance of your subjects will be captured at a level of detail that will astound you.

Autofocus That's Fast and Flexible
Life moves fast  but the E-PL7 is faster. Its lightning-quick autofocus system facilitates high-speed sequential shooting  up to 8 frames per second. The 81-point AF grid covers the entire frame so you can zero in on any area. Improved AF tracking makes panning on a moving subject easier than ever, and Focus Peaking improves your accuracy in manual focus mode.

A Smarter Connection
Turn your smartphone into a photographic accessory with the E-PL7. Its built-in WiFi allows you to control the camera remotely, which is great for selfies, tripod shooting and  new to the E-PL7  video recording. The cameras unique QR code lets you instantly connect your smart device and camera using the newly improved OI.Share app.

License To Create
The E-PL7s array of fun and inventive in-camera creative tools includes 14 Art Filters (new: Vintage and Partial Color options), 7 Art Effects (new: Shade Effect), 5 Photo Story layouts and built-in HDR. Photo & Movie Capture lets you shoot full-res stills and HD video simultaneously, while the new Old Film Effect adds scratches and dust marks to give your videos a vintage look.


Product Type

Product type

Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens system camera


SD Memory Card*1 (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible, Eye-Fi Card compatible*2 )


*1: Class 6 or higher is recommended for Movie shooting.


*2: Not compatible with Endless Memory.

Screen size

17.3 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V)

Lens mount

Micro Four Thirds Mount

Image Pickup

Product type

4/3 Live MOS Sensor

Number of pixels / Aspect ratio

Number of effective pixels : Approx. 16.1 million pixels


Total number of pixels : Approx. 17.2 million pixels


Aspect ratio : 1.33 (4:3)

Dust reduction

Supersonic Wave Filter (image sensor dust reduction system)

Recording (Still)

Recording format

DCF, DPOF compatible / Exif, PRINT Image Matching III, MPO compatible

File format

RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG, MPO(3D still)

Recording image size

[RAW] 4608 x 3456 pixels


[JPEG] 4608 x 3456 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels

File size

RAW: 4608(H)x3456(V) (approx. 1/1.5 lossless compressed) Approx. 17MB


Set1(LF): 4608(H)x3456(V) (1/4 compressed) Approx. 7.5MB


Set2(LN): 4608(H)x3456(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 3.5MB


Set3(MN): 3200(H)x2400(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.7MB


Set4(SN): 1280(H)x960(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.4MB

Image Stabilization System


Built-in (Image sensor shift type for movie & still, 3-axis* image stabilization) *yaw/pitch/roll


4 modes (S-I.S.AUTO, S-I.S.1, S-I.S.2, S-I.S.3), OFF

IS for Live View image

Available (by half-pressing the shutter button or enlarging operation)

Focal length setting


Available manual focal length setting

Input focal length : 8, 9, 10, 12, 15, 16, 18, 24, 28, 30, 35, 40, 48, 50, 55, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 100, 105, 120, 135, 150, 180, 200, 210, 250, 300, 350, 400, 500, 600, 800, 1000

Stabilization performance

3.5 EV*


*Based on CIPA measurement conditions.


When using M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ (focal length =42mm (35mm equivalent with 84mm))

Lens IS priority


Shutter speed range

60 - 1/4000 sec. (Not available when Bulb or Time is selected.)




AF system

High-speed imager AF

Focus mode

Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF)* / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR) *


*C-AF and AF tracking are not available with non-mFTS lenses. It works as S-AF in C-AF mode.

Full-time AF


Magnified frame AF

Selectable from over 800 AF points


Magnification x5, x7, x10(Default), x14 selectable


Super Spot AF: Selectable from center of enlarge view(0.02% - 0.16% in view image)


Enlarged view focus point check by magnify button*


*: Available with old lenses without data communication

Face detection AF / Eye detection AF

Available / Available


Eye Detection AF mode : Off / Nearer-eye priority / Right-eye priority / Left-eye priority

Focusing point / Focusing point selection mode

81-area multiple AF
/ All target, Group target area (9-area), Single target,(normal) Single target(small)

Peaking function

Available on Fn button or Manual Focus


Type : White edge, Black edge

AF illuminator


Manual focus assist * Customize function

Focus ring rotation activates Live View image magnification and/or focus peaking. (when in S-AF+MF or MF mode)


Shutter type

Electronic focal-plane shutter

Shutter speed

1/4000 - 60 sec., with selectable EV adjustment steps (1/3, 1/2, 1)


Bulb/Time: selectable exposure time (1/2/4/8/15/20/25/30 min.), with 8-min. default setting

Exposure Control (Still)

Metering system
(TTL Image sensor metering)

Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), Center weighted average metering, Spot metering, Spot metering with highlight control, Spot metering with shadow control

Metering range

EV -2 - 20 (using 17mm f2.8, ISO 100)

Exposure mode

*0 - 20 EV when the frame ratio is set at high speed.

Scene select AE

iAuto, P: Program AE (Program shift can be performed), A: Aperture priority AE, S: Shutter priority AE, M: Manual, Bulb, Time, Scene select AE, Art Filter,


Underwater wide / macro* , My Set


*Selectable from menu as a function on Fn button


*My set can be set to mode dial function


Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Hand-held Starlight*1, Night scene, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Fisheye Conv., Wide Conv., Macro Conv.,Panning, 3D*2,


*1 8 images automatically shot and combined into a single image composite


*2 For 3D lens(H-FT012 by Panasonic) only, still photo only

ISO sensitivity

AUTO ISO : LOW(approx. 100) 25600 (customizable, Default: LOW-1600)


Manual ISO : LOW(approx.100), 200 - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable

Exposure compensation

Still photo ±5 EV, movie ±3 EV, with selectable EV adjustment steps (1/3, 1/2, 1)


*Movie shooting, monitor and EVF displays only up to ±3 EV.

AE lock

Locks at 1st release of shutter button (can be set to Fn1/Rec button)

White Balance

White balance mode

Auto WB, 7 Preset WBs, 4 Capture WBs, Custom WB(Kelvin setting)

White balance compensation

±7 steps in each A-B/G-M axis * Except for Custom WB

Preset white balance

7 preset WBs (3000K - 7500K):


Sunny (5300K), Shadow (7500K), Cloudy (6000K), Incandescent (3000K), Fluorescent (4000K), Underwater, WB Flash (5500K)

Color Mode

Color matrix

sRGB, Adobe RGB

Picture Mode


i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e Portrait, Art Filters


Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key (except Art Filters)


Sequential shooting maximum speed

Sequential shooting H mode: Approx 8.0 fps (Focus and exposure are fixed at the values for the first shot)


Sequential shooting L mode: Approx 3.7 fps (When using the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm f3.5-6.3 EZ)

Max. recordable pictures

RAW: Max. 20 frames (in 3.7 seq. shooting L) Max. 16 frames (in 8 seq. shooting H)

on sequential shooting *

JPEG: Max.  frames (in 3.7 seq. shooting L) Max. 36 frames (in 8 seq. shooting H)


* When using the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ




Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec., custom (Wait time: 1-30sec., Shot interval: 0.5/1/2/3sec., Number of shots: 1-10, Every time AF: ON/OFF)



Wi-Fi Function

GPS info. Function

Available (by using Smartphone GPS data)

Wireless Shooting

Live View, Rec View, Wireless Touch AF shutter*, Self Timer (w/Countdown guidance, Sequential shooting, Short movie recording capability), Wireless Release, Power Off


*Selectable from iAuto / ART / PASM (Live Bulb, Live Time)


*Control settings for aperture, shutter speed, exposure, ISO sensitivity, white balance and Drive Mode.

Image Share

File Type: JPEG*, MOV


Connect to up to 4 devices simultaneously. Marking function for image share.


*Excluding MPO file.

Easy Connection

QR code setting


Monitor type

3.0-inch tilting monitor*


*Approx.1037k dots (3:2), electrostatic capacitance type touch panel

Touch control

Shutter release, Enlargement, AF area selection, AF area size adjustment, Frame forward/backward, Enlargement playback, Live Guide, Super Control Panel, Art Filter selection, Scene mode selection, Wi-Fi connection, Selfie shutter release

Tilting angle

Upward tilting angle: up to 80 degrees


Downward tilting angle: up to 180 degrees

Brightness / Color temperature control

±7 levels / ±7 levels

Color tone select

Vivid / Natural

Live View

Live View

Approx. 100% field of view,


Exposure compensation preview, WB adjustment preview,


Gradation auto preview, Face detection preview (up to 8 faces),


Grid line, Magnification display (x5/x7/x10/x14),


Display modes: Standard, Histogram, Highlight & shadow, Level Gauge, Off (Image Only)


Live Preview can be assigned to a custom preset button


*push once to activate and deactivate




Exposure bracketing

2, 3 or 5 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 0.3/0.7EV steps selectable


*AE-BKT can be programmed to the Fn-button.

ISO bracketing

3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable

White balance bracketing

3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis.

Flash bracketing

3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV step selectable

Art Filter bracketing

i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Art Filters selectable

HDR function

HDR(Auto composite)

HDR1, HDR2 (painting-like)


ISO sensitivity is fixed at 200, and maximum shutter speed setting is 1 sec.


4 images automatically shot at different exposures and combined into a single high dynamic range image composite.

Bracketing for HDR post process

3 or 5 frames in 2.0/3.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 2.0EV steps selectable.


*This function does not execute HDR processing.


*HDR function can be programmed to the Fn-button.

Live Bulb / Live Time

Update interval time

0.5 sec - 60 sec

Live Composite

Update interval time / composite method

0.5 sec - 60 sec / Lighten Mode (Bright area prioritization)

Interval Mode

Interval Mode

Creates time-lapse movie automatically

Multi Exposure

Number of picture / Function

2 frames / Auto gain, Exposing on Recorded picture(RAW)

Multi Aspect

Aspect Ratio

4:3(Default) / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1 / 3:4

Art Filter

Mode (Variation / Effect)

Pop Art (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.f.)


Soft Focus ( - / c.e.)


Pale & Light Color (I, II / a.b.c.d.f.)


Light Tone ( - / d.f.)


Grainy Film (I, II / b.c.d.g.h)


Pin Hole (I, II, III / d.)


Diorama ( - / d.)


Cross Process (I, II / b.c.d.f.)


Gentle Sepia ( - / a.b.c.d.f.)


Dramatic Tone (I / b.c.d.e.f.) (II/ b.c.d.e.f.g.h)


Key Line (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.)


WaterColor(I, II / a.b.c.d.)


Vintage (I, II, III / a.b.c.d.e.f.i)


Partial Color(I, II, III / a.b.c.d.e.f)

Art Effect

a. Soft Focus Effect


b. Pin-Hole Effect


c. White Edge Effect


d. Frame Effect


e. Star Light Effect


f. Blur Effect (Top & bottom, Left & Right)


g. B&W Effect (Yellow, Orange, Red, Green)


h. Pict. Tone (Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green)


i. Shade Effect (Top & bottom, Left & Right)

Color Ring (for partial color)

18 color selectable

Live Guide

Setting Menu

Color Saturation / Color Image / Brightness / Blur Background / Express Motions / Shooting Tips


Multiple Effects can be used simultaneously


Type (Variation / Frame / Number of divided

Standard ,,,/ a,b,c,d,e/A,B,C,D


Fun Frame ,, /-/--


Speed ( -/ - /AEF


Zoom in / out ,/a, c / A, G)


Layout ,,,/ / -

Frame Effect

a. White Frame


b. White Frame & White Edge Effect


c. Black Frame


d. White Frame & Pin Hole Effect

Aspect & Window Pattern

A. 4:3, 2 frames


B. 4:3, 3 frames


C. 1:1. 2 frames


D. 1:1, 3 frames


E. 1:1, 4 frames


F. 16:9. 5 frames


G. 16:9, 2 frames

Level Gauge



One push Tele-converter






Recording format

MOV (MPEG-4AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG)

Movie Mode



Full HD: 1920(H)x1080(V), 30p (29.97fps) Recording


24Mbps (Fine) / 16Mbps (Normal): Aspect 16:9


HD: 1280(H)x720(V), 30p (29.97fps) Recording


12Mbps (Fine) / 8Mbps(Normal): Aspect 16:9


AVI Motion JPEG:


HD: 1280(H) x 720(V), 30fps*, Aspect 16:9


SD: 640(H) x 480(V), 30fps*, Aspect 4:3


*Excluding some Art Filters

Maximum Recording Time



Full HD: Approx. 29min (Normal) / Approx. 22min (Fine)


HD: Approx. 29min (Normal) / Approx. 29min (Fine)




HD : Approx. 7min*


SD : Approx. 14min*


*Excluding some Art Filters

Movie Function

Movie Effect : One-shot echo / Multi-echo / Art Fade / Old Film


Art Filter Movie, Aperture-prioritized Movie, Shutter Speed-Prioritized Movie, Manually Shot Movie

One-push Movie Digital Converter

×4* Available on Movie effect mode

Time Lapse Movie

Available AVI Motion JPEG1280×720,10fps)

Image Stabilization for Movie

M-IS (Image sensor shift and electronic image stabilizer with multi motion IS), Off

AE Lock


Exposure control (Movie)

P: Program AE, A: Aperture priority AE, S: Shutter speed priority AE, M: Manual, Art Filter


* S mode and M mode : Shutter speed is limited in less than 1/30 sec

Compression ratio

Motion-JPEG Format : 1/12(HD), 1/8(SD)

File size

MOV Format : Max 4GB

Recording (Sound)

Recording format

Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)



Microphone function

Wind noise reduction, Recording volume, Microphone volume limiter


Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)

Maximum Recording Time

Picture with Sound: 30sec.


Movie: depends on Movie Recording Time



Wireless Flash Control

Compatible external flash

FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL600R

Control method

Triggered and controlled by bundled flash FL-LM1


(Olympus Wireless RC Flash system compatible)

External Flash intensity type

TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL


4 channels

Group No.

4 groups (External flash 3 groups + commander flash*)


*FL-LM1 / FL-600R


Playback mode

Single-frame, Information display, Index display (4/9/25/100 frames), Calendar, Enlargement (2x - 14x), Movie (with sound, FF/REW/Pause), Picture rotation (auto), Slideshow (with sound including BGM, Slide show effects, replaceable BGM), Light Box display

Information display

Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, OFF



34 languages selectable :


English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croat, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Malay, Thai

Reset & custom setting

My set

4 settings recordable / Available to set to mode dial.

Image Editing

Editing function

RAW data edit, Gradation auto, Monochrome, Sepia, Red-eye fix, Saturation, Resize (1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait, Image Overlay, Postrecording

RAW data edit

RAW data edit based on settings of the camera (including e-Portrat, Color Creator, Art Filter, ART-BKT).


2 programmable settings, preview capability.


Print function

Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)


USB/AV/Remote controller connector

Dedicated multi-connector [USB: USB2.0 Hi-Speed, Video: NTSC/PAL selectable, Optional Remote cable RM-UC1 compatible.]

HDMI connector

Micro HDMI Type-D)

Flash attachment

Hot shoe

Accessory Port 2

Dedicated multi-connector [Available for VF-2/VF-3/VF-4, SEMA-1, MAL-1 and PP-1.]

Wireless LAN

Built-in IEEE 802.11b/g/n

PC interface

USB2.0 Hi-Speed

TV interface

HDMI (HD/Stereo Sound), conventional video-out (SD/Mono Sound)

Power Requirements


BLS-50 Li-ion battery (included)

Sleep mode

Available (1/3/5 min. off)

Number of recordable pictures

Approx. 350 shots (IS ON)

Dimensions / Weight


114.9mm W x 67mm H x 38.4mm D


114.9mm W x 67mm H x 38.4mm D


Approx. 357g [CIPA guideline compliant, with BLS-50 battery and Memory card]


Approx. 309g [body only]

Operating Environment


0 ~ +40 (operation) / -20 ~ +60 (storage)


30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)

Box contents

Box contents

Body, Flash FL-LM1, Li-ion battery BLS-50, Li-ion battery charger BCS-5, USB cable, Shoulder strap, OLYMPUS Viewer 3 (CD-ROM), Instruction manual, Warranty card


SKU: ol-v205070su000

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