Olympus E-P7 summary
Olympus E-P7 is Olympus's Entry-Level Mirrorless digital camera first revealed on June of 2021. The camera includes a 20MP, CMOS Four Thirds sized sensor and has a full resolution of 5184 x 3888.
The E-P7 is scored #18 out of 112 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras & over-all #125 out of 1436 for digital cameras in our collection. Please use our Smart camera search to get camera rankings based on your personalized criteria.
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Olympus E-P7 history
The Olympus E-P7 has a history of related digital cameras. Below, you can see all older and the latest models along with important features.
Olympus E-P7 Gallery
You can check the E-P7 from different angles in the gallery underneath.
Olympus E-P7 Pros and Cons
Below is a list of pluses and minuses of the Olympus E-P7 based on features that are usually regarded as useful in a digital camera.
Olympus E-P7 Sensor details
The specification of the sensor in the Olympus E-P7 is 17.4mm x 13mm (Four Thirds). The 226 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 5184 x 3888 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3. The camera features Image Stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis). Sensor stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter can lead to cropping.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The CMOS sensor has 20MP and features a standard ISO range of 200 - 25600. This ISO can be widened digitally to a minimum of 100. RAW files are supported therefore you have wider margin for error.
Olympus made the decision to skip the anti-alias filter inside the Olympus E-P7. This may result in more clear photos but can cause moire under certain circumstances.
The image below displays the E-P7's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The E-P7 sensor has a crop factor of 2.1 and is displayed in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Olympus E-P7 dimensions
Olympus E-P7 has a weight of 0.74 lb (337 gr / 11.89 ounces) & has exterior dimensions of 118mm x 69mm x 38mm (4.6" x 2.7" x 1.5"). The weight of average Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 325 gr so the Olympus E-P7 is similar as compared to other competitors.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
Listed below is a photo of the Olympus E-P7 with a softdrink so you're able to get a feel for its scale.
The top view directly below will illustrate the button design on the E-P7.
Olympus E-P7 Lens specs
The E-P7 uses the Micro Four Thirds mount and has 162 lenses to select from. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our database which will work with the E-P7.
Olympus E-P7 Connectivity
The E-P7 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- Bluetooth Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that come with NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily copy images and in some cases adjust camera settings without the hassle of connecting directly to the camera.
Several applications even give a Liveview and release the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it can be hooked up to an external display. The majority of cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack using the USB port.
Olympus E-P7 Video specs
The highest possible video quality in the Olympus E-P7 is 3840 x 2160 and you can shoot in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 2160p provides a outstanding quality for video. You can crop to 1080p in order to get improved video. Beware of the huge file sizes and ensure you have got high quality SD cards that have fast write speeds. The camera does not offer a microphone and headphone socket which means that you get little control over the sound. It is probably a better idea to look at another camera should you require better sound for your videos.
Olympus E-P7 Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing on the Olympus E-P7 so you need to be careful in rainy or dusty conditions.
Olympus E-P7 Screen and Viewfinder
The Olympus E-P7 includes a 3.00 inch tilting display supporting a resolution of 1,040 thousand dots.
It includes a selfie friendly screen to take self portraits and even group shots when needed. Moreover the display is touch friendly which means you can set focus point as well as change settings by using your fingertips.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The ViewFinder details for Olympus E-P7 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be rather beneficial for bright outdoor conditions which will make the camera screen washed out and difficult to see.
Olympus E-P7 Shutter specs
Olympus E-P7 continuous shooting speed is 8.7 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 sec. The camera also provides silent electronic shutter of 1/16000 sec. Beware that the electronic shutter can produce "rolling shutter" under certain conditions.
Olympus E-P7 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Olympus E-P7 features both built in flash together with external flash support.
Olympus E-P7 Autofocusing specs
Olympus E-P7 features just Contrast Based Autofocus & lacks Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot faster & exact when compared to Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera includes Face detection which makes it valuable for taking portraits of people.
The Sensor includes 121 focus points to select from. Olympus E-P7 has tap to focus. You can use your fingers in order to change focus. It also features Tracking Autofocus for moving objects. Olympus E-P7 comes with manual focusing in case it is needed for low light conditions or you require more precise control on focusing.
Olympus E-P7 Battery life
The battery life (BLS-50) on the Olympus E-P7 is designed to last for 360 shots as per the CIPA measurements making it comparable with it's competition. The average Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 338. Samsung NX mini offers the best (650) battery life for this kind of cameras.
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Olympus E-P7 for varying categories of photography
The following graph provides a outline of the Olympus E-P7 for varying categories of photography. To learn more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.
Olympus E-P7 Portrait photography advice
The Olympus E-P7 gets a score of 79 which is impressive, meaning that it is a wonderful option for portrait photography. Shooting portraits leans heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support along with the potential to work with external flash.
Olympus E-P7 Street photography features
Coming in at a impressive score of 86, the Olympus E-P7 is a outstanding fit to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera features a perfect balance of image quality and portability.
Olympus E-P7 Sports photography factors
A very good sports photography rating of 74 indicates the Olympus E-P7 is a good fit for photographing sports. A camera needs to have great focusing and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Olympus E-P7 as a Travel photography camera
Size is pretty crucial in picking a camera for travel. On the whole, the Olympus E-P7 gets a great 87 for a travelling camera which makes it a wonderful fit for your trips.
Olympus E-P7 Landscape photography features
In case you're looking to buy a digital camera for landscape photos, the most essential factor is going to be image quality. The Olympus E-P7 with it's brilliant rating of 84 for a landscape camera is a terrific choice in the current marketplace.
Vlogging with Olympus E-P7
A vlogging camera really should posses a moving screen, microphone input and ideally IBIS. Considering all the details, the Olympus E-P7 is a superb choice for vlogging as it delivers a impressive rating of 80.
Olympus E-P7 Alternatives
If you need alternatives to the E-P7, below is a collection of the top scored cameras which fall within the class of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The chart below offers you a summary of the E-P7 versus it's top scored rivals mentioned earlier.
Following are additional cameras you might take into account as alternate options. To read through a thorough comparison, simply click the "compare" link.