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Questions :
See the following Web page for general questions and answers for OLYMPUS OM-D and OLYMPUS PEN series cameras :


Question :
What are the compression rates and size of the image files in each recording mode?

Answer:
The following tables show the approximate values:

【 Still Pictures 】
The following table shows the approximate values when shooting still pictures in the 4:3 aspect ratio.
Recording Mode Number of Pixels Compression Rate File Format Number of Storable Pictures
1GB SD / SDHC / SDXC Card
File Size (Approx.)
RAW 4608 x 3456 Lossless compression ORF 41 17.0 MB
L
(Large)
SF
(SuperFine)
1/2.7 JPEG 79 11.0 MB
F
(Fine)
1/4 114 7.5 MB
N
(Normal)
1/8 248 3.5 MB
B
(Basic)
1/12 369 2.4 MB
M
(Middle)
SF 3200 x 2400 1/2.7 155 5.6 MB
F 1/4 257 3.4 MB
N 1/8 508 1.7 MB
B 1/12 753 1.2 MB
SF 2560 x 1920 1/2.7 271 3.2 MB
F 1/4 398 2.2 MB
N 1/8 782 1.1 MB
B 1/12 1,151 0.8 MB
SF 1920 x 1440 1/2.7 476 1.8 MB
F 1/4 701 1.3 MB
N 1/8 1,356 0.7 MB
B 1/12 1,968 0.5 MB
SF 1600 x 1200 1/2.7 678 1.3 MB
F 1/4 984 0.9 MB
N 1/8 1,906 0.5 MB
B 1/12 2,653 0.4 MB
S
(Small)
SF 1280 x 960 1/2.7 1,034 0.9 MB
F 1/4 1,488 0.6 MB
N 1/8 2,773 0.4 MB
B 1/12 3,813 0.3 MB
SF 1024 x 768 1/2.7 1,564 0.6 MB
F 1/4 2,260 0.4 MB
N 1/8 4,068 0.3 MB
B 1/12 5,547 0.2 MB
SF 640 x 480 1/2.7 3,589 0.3 MB
F 1/4 5,085 0.2 MB
N 1/8 7,627 0.2 MB
B 1/12 10,170  0.1 MB

Note:
  • The same image (Olympus' standard image) is used to calculate the number of storable pictures and file size in each mode.
  • The number of storable pictures depends on the image quality, the type of memory card or whether print reservation is enabled. The number of remaining pictures on the LCD may not change even when a picture is taken or deleted.
  • The number of storable pictures in this table differs from the number of remaining pictures displayed on the LCD. This table shows the approximate number, but the camera shows the maximum (up to 9999).
【 Movies 】
Recording Mode Image Size
(Aspect Ratio)
Frame Rate (Frames per Second)  Record Format Recording Rate Maximum Recording Time (Approx.) 
Full HD Fine 1920 x 1080
( 16:9 )
30p
( 29.97 fps )
MOV
(MPEG-4AVC/H.264) *1
24 Mbps 29 min. *1
Full HD Normal 16 Mbps 29 min. *1
HD Fine 1280 x 720
( 16:9 )
30p
( 29.97 fps )
12 Mbps 29 min. *1
HD Normal 8 Mbps 29 min. *1
HD 1280 x 720
( 16:9 )
30fps *2 AVI
(Motion JPG) *3
- 7 min. *3
SD 640 x 480
( 4:3 )
- 14 min. *3
  • *1 The maximum file size of a movie is 4GB or 29 min.
  • *2 When shooting movies with an Art Filter, the frame rate varies based on the selected filter.
  • *3 The maximum file size of a movie is 2GB, 7 min. (in HD mode) and 14 min. (in SD mode).
Note:

Depending upon the memory card, the recording may stop without utilizing the maximum time.
A Speed Class 6 SD card is recommended for HD movie recording.

* Compatibility table for Media Card ( OM-D / PEN series )

Question :
What differentiates the E-PL7 from the E-PL6?

Answer:
The following table describes the differences:
E-PL7 E-PL6
Effective Pixels 16.05 million pixels
Image Processing True Pic VII True Pic VI
ISO Sensitivity Auto: ISO LOW (approx. 100), 200 - 25600
(Customizable, Default: LOW, 200 - 1600)
Manual: ISO LOW, 200 - 25600
Flash Bundled with a dedicated external flash FL-LM1
GN = 7 (ISO100・m) / GN = 10 (ISO200・m)
Monitor 3.0 inches / 3:2
Approx. 1,040,000 dots, TFT color LCD
Touch Panel, adjustable (the monitor can be set to the angle to take your own picture)
3.0 inches / 16:9
Approx. 460,000 dots, TFT color LCD
Touch Panel, adjustable (the monitor can be set to the angle to take your own picture)
Built-in Image Stabilizer Image sensor shift type, 3-axis
(4 modes: All Direction Shake I.S., Vertical Shake I.S., Horizontal Shake I.S., Auto I.S.)
Image sensor shift type
(3 modes: Auto, Vertical IS, Horizontal IS)
AF Area 81 points 35 points
Focusing Point Selection All target
Group target (9 out of 81 points)
Single target (normal size, small size)
All target
Group target (9 out of 35 points)
Single target (normal size, small size)
Focus Peaking Available Not available
Level Gauge Available
Shutter Speed 60 - 1/4000 sec.
Bulb / Time shooting (Maximum: 30 min. Default setting: 8 min.)
Sequential Shooting Approx. 8 fps max.
(Sequential shooting H mode, when image stabilizer is Off)
Interval Shooting Available
Interval time: 1 sec. - 24 hours,
Number of storable pictures: 999 frames max.
Available
Interval time: 1 sec. - 24 hours,
Number of storable pictures: 99 frames max.
Live Composite Shooting Available Not available
Live Bulb / Live Time shooting Available
Digital Tele-converter Available (2x)
Picture Mode i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted,
Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e Portrait, Art filters
i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted,
Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Art filters
Art Filter 14 Art Filters
  • Pop Art
  • Soft Focus
  • Pale&Light Color
  • Light Tone
  • Grainy Film
  • Pin Hole
  • Diorama
  • Cross Process
  • Gentle Sepia
  • Dramatic Tone
  • Key Line
  • Watercolor
  • Vintage
  • Partial Color
Art filter variation and 9 art effects available
12 Art Filters
  • Pop Art
  • Soft Focus
  • Pale&Light Color
  • Light Tone
  • Grainy Film
  • Pin Hole
  • Diorama
  • Cross Process
  • Gentle Sepia
  • Dramatic Tone
  • Key Line
  • Watercolor
Art filter variation and 7 art effects available
Photo Story Available (5 types, Temporary Save is available) Not available
Movie Recording MOV (MPEG-4AVC / H.264)
AVI Motion JPEG
Movie Effect Multi-echo
One-shot echo
Art fade
Old film
Multi-echo
One-shot echo
Art fade
Smartphone Connection
(Built-in Wi-Fi Function)
Available
  • GPS function
  • Wireless shooting function
  • Image Share Function
  • Easy Connection
Built-in Wi-Fi function is not available.
Image share with the smartphone is available using the FlashAir card (sold separately), a SDHC card with an internal wireless LAN.
Underwater Housing (sold separately) PT-EP12 PT-EP10
Memory SD / SDHC / SDXC cards (UHS-I compatible),
Eye-Fi card
SD / SDHC / SDXC cards (UHS-I compatible),
Eye-Fi card, FlashAir
Color Silver, Black, White Silver, Black, White, Red
Dimensions (excluding protrusions) 114.9 mm (W) x 67 mm (H) x 38.4 mm (D) / 4.5" (W) x 2.6" mm (H) x 1.5" mm (D) 110.5 mm (W) x 63.7 mm (H) x 38.2 mm (D) / 4.4" (W) x 2.5" (H) x 1.5" (D)
Battery BLS-50 BLS-5
Number of Storable Shots Approx. 350 shots Approx. 360 shots
Weight
(Battery and Media Card Included)
Approx. 357 g Approx. 325 g
Release Date September 2014 June 2013
Refer to the Product's Page E-PL7 E-PL6
Product Comparison Page E-PL7 / E-PL6
Tip:
You can also compare other models on the following web page:
* Product comparison

Question :
What other items come packaged with the camera?

Answer:
The following items are packaged with the camera:

  • E-PL7 Camera
  • Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery (BLS-50)
  • Lithium-ion Battery Charger (BCS-5)
  • USB Cable (CB-USB6)
  • Body Cap
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Dedicated External Flash (FL-LM1)
  • Flash Case
  • Olympus Setup CD-ROM: OLYMPUS Viewer 3 software (Windows / Mac)
  • Instruction Manual
  • Warranty Card

Question :
Approximately how many shots can be taken with a fully-charged battery?

Answer:
You can take approximately 350 shots (when IS is On), according to the CIPA standard.
(using the Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery BLS-50 and a 32 GB Toshiba SDHC UHS-I EXCERIATM Type1 card)


Question :
What are the features of the LCD monitor?

Answer:
The following describes the main features of the LCD monitor:

  • 3-inch tilting monitor
  • Approx. 1,040,000 dots, 3:2, electrostatic capacitance type touch panel
  • Approx. 100% field of view
  • The LCD monitor can be moved up and down.
    You can tilt up the monitor to about 80-degree angle and tilt down to about 180-degree angle.

Question :
Are the OLYMPUS PEN series cameras dustproof and splashproof?

Answer:
No, the OLYMPUS PEN series cameras are not dustproof and splashproof.


Question :
What type of memory card can I use with this model?

Answer:
This model is compatible with SD, SDHC and SDXC cards, including Eye-Fi and Flash Air cards.
xD-Picture Card™ and CompactFlash® media cannot be used.

Note:
To see a list of compatible memory cards, click here:
* Compatibility table for Media Card ( OM-D / PEN series )

Question :
Where can I find the instruction manual for my camera?

Answer:
You can find the manual online. You can either read it online or download the instruction manual for your camera.

See the following Web page to find the available manuals:
* Download Manuals


Question :
Where can I get my camera repaired or serviced?

Answer:
Please contact the Olympus authorized distributor or service center in your country.

* OLYMPUS Authorized Distributors List (PDF)


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