Olympus PEN E-P7 review

The Olympus PEN E-P7 is the first camera from new owner, OM Digital Solutions – does it live up to the Olympus pedigree?

Olympus PEN E-P7 review
(Image: © James Artaius)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Olympus PEN E-P7 is a fantastic return to form for the PEN series, and a triumph for OM Digital Solutions' first product. So stylish that you can take it anywhere, so simple that beginners can use it, and so capable that experts can get sensational results from it. Perfect for stills, with IBIS that makes video a breeze, this is an ideal take-anywhere, shoot-anything camera that packs the power of an OM-D into your pocket.


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    Fantastic stabilization

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    Two control dials

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    Profile Control switch

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    180° Selfie screen

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    USB charging


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    Awkward power switch

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    LCD skintones inaccurate

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    No viewfinder

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The Olympus PEN E-P7 is a surprising camera in more ways than one. With the world watching what OM Digital Solutions, new steward of the Olympus brand, would do with its first ever product, nobody predicted that it would resurrect the E-P series of PEN cameras. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.