Olympus PEN Lite (E-PL7) sensor review: Solid perfomerBy Kevin Carter - Wednesday February 04 2015 Sensor Review
With a DxOMark score of 72 points, the Olympus PEN E-PL7 sits almost half-way between the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5, which as the firm’s technical partner shares the same sensor format, and the Sony A5100, which uses a much larger APS-C sensor. Against the GM5, the Olympus has better color discrimination and a wider dynamic range at base ISO, but also throughout the ISO sensitivity range. Both models have similar low-light capabilities. The Sony, on the other hand, has notably higher color sensitivity (measured as color depth), broader dynamic range by 0.3 EV, and around one stop (+1 EV) better low-light performance.