The Olympus PEN E-P7 Digital Camera Review focuses on the lens and the automatic settings. The Olympus PEN uses an image-stabilizing camera lens fitted with an anti-shake motor. This enables the Olympus PEN E-P7 to maintain constant magnification even when images are recorded through the viewfinder. The lens incorporates an image stabilization system that has been introduced exclusively in the Olympus PEN line.
o Continuous shooting modes – The Olympus PEN E-P7 includes six standard shooting modes. These modes include normal, image-stabilized, zooming in, time filtered, photojournalism, and panoramic. In the normal mode, the camera operates at a normal shutter speed. In the image-stabilized mode, the camera maintains the same shutter speed during all shots, and in the zooming-in mode, the camera zooms in the shot.
o Mirror-less camera – The Olympus PEN has a built-in metallic mirror that is surrounded by a magnesium body. Unlike many mirrorless cameras, the Olympus PEN e-p7 does not have a hand-carriage and is designed for carrying on one’s shoulder. There is no need for a flash meter in this model. The mirrorless camera is designed to work as a normal digital camera with interchangeable lenses.
o Built-in LCD screen – The Olympus PEN e-p7 has an electronic viewfinder and a full-fledged LCD screen. This makes it easier for the photographer to compose images. The LCD screen is covered with scratch-resistant polycarbonate, so it is easy to use and transfer images onto paper. The built-in screen is also a pop-up mirror that permits the photographer to use the viewfinder from any angle.
o Creative Auto Exposure – This is one of the features of the digital camera which is accessed via the Art filter dial. This is a special feature of the Olympus PEN E-p7 that allows photographers to automatically expose the image when shooting. The built-in Auto exposure system allows the lens to lock the exposure for a specific length of time. The selected duration can then be programmed into the camera for continuous shooting. The maximum and minimum values are also incorporated into the system for additional control.
o Self-cleaning sensor – The Olympus PEN E-p7 features a self-cleaning sensor that monitors the moisture level inside the camera and triggers the camera’s de-clogging system when such a situation occurs. The built-in self-cleaning system is activated by pressing the red pen-f button. The system is also useful in preventing water droplets from reaching the exterior surface of the camera. The mirror also acts as a shield against particles and moisture which might damage the digital camera.
o Shutter speed priority mode – This mode is ideal for those who wish to adjust the shutter speed without changing the focus or even shooting modes. It works similarly to the traditional aperture priority mode. The only difference is that it allows manual adjustment of shutter speeds. The shutter speed can be increased or decreased using the circular control dial on the back of the camera. In addition, the Olympus PEN E-P7 offers manual focusing modes with manual focus, manual flash control and a manual image stabilization.
o Electronic viewfinder – The electronic viewfinder or EVF is one of the best features offered by this camera. The e-m10 iv model features an electronic viewfinder that allows users to obtain clearer images and avoid blurring effects caused by zooming and panning. This is achieved through the use of a motorized pentaprism which continuously controls the viewing angle. The Olympus PEN E-P 7 incorporates the best features offered by the E-mount digital camera, making it an attractive option for any kind of user.