Olympus E-PL7 Review - With a compact body and 16.1MP sensor, as well as a tilting LCD screen, the E-PL7 is targeted towards the 'selfie' generation who are looking to travel light.

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Olympus E-PL7

Image Quality:90%


  • Solid metal build; Touchscreen is certainly responsive; 16MP sensor delivers solid results


  • Small size means sacrifices have been made with usability; Tilting screen design is poor


Olympus E-PL7 Review


Price as reviewed:

£499.00 (with 14-42mm kit lens)

Olympus E-PL7 Review – Image Quality


The E-PL7 utilises a 324-zone multi-pattern metering system which, on the whole, delivers faithful exposures in a wide range of shooting conditions.

There’s also the camera’s spot metering which is linked to AF, and this is a welcome addition.

The sensor impresses when it comes to dynamic range, delivering some seriously good results at the lower end of the ISO range and maintaining it well as it increases.


The 16MP sensor found in the E-PL7 resolves a respectable amount of detail, and at its lowest ISO setting it is particularly strong. Throughout the ISO range the level of detail is generally maintained, although that being said at the very highest setting the level of detail does fall down.

Image Noise

Noise is well controlled at the lowest ISO settings, with noise, and luminance noise in particular, only apparent from ISO 800. It remains well controlled up to ISO 3200, but beyond this settings it’s probably best that you utilise the sparingly.

  1. 1. Olympus E-PL7 Review - Features
  2. 2. Olympus E-PL7 Review - Design
  3. 3. Olympus E-PL7 Review - Performance
  4. 4. Olympus E-PL7 Review - Image Quality
  5. 5. Olympus E-PL7 Review - Verdict
  6. 6. Olympus E-PL7 Review - Specification
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