Olympus PEN Lite (E-PL7) sensor review: Solid perfomer

By Kevin Carter - Wednesday February 04 2015

Sensor Review
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Although we leave the reviewing of cameras to our friends at DPReview, the PEN E-PL7 looks to be a solid choice in terms of features and sensor performance. Admittedly it’s not quite in the same league as the larger APS-C sensor in the Sony A5100, particularly in low-light, although it can compete in dynamic range and noise levels up to ISO 800. Overall, it’s a good sensor, and the inclusion in the E-PL7 of in-body 3-axis image stabilization should help offset some of its limitations.