Olympus Pen E-PL7: a review

20 January 2016

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I recently treated myself to the Olympus PEN E-PL7 after trading in my Canon camera, this is now my sole camera for all my blogging photography and social media. Here's just a few things about why it's such a fantastic little camera and why everything every blogger says about it is completely true…

A M A Z I N G   P H O T O   Q U A L I T Y
Hopefully since using this camera you guys will have noticed that the quality of my photos has increased a little, I'm still no camera expert so there's definitely some way to go. But, this camera makes it easy to get great images with not a lot of effort involved.

F A N T A S T I C   E X T R A S
You can keep adding to the camera model (using lenses etc) to get to the perfect point for you with it, everyone's going to be different so what I use may not work for you…or it might! I recently purchased the 45mm lens to attached to the Olympus PEN and I'm so excited to start using it after reading a lot of good things about it and the amazing depth of field it produces. I am constantly playing around with photography and will often put any images I'm proud of on my Instagram so take a look there for more of an idea of the kind of looks you can get with this.

I T   L O O K S   G R E A T
Let's face it, we're living in a world where if something looks good, we HAVE to have it – it's not often something that is so aesthetically pleasing follows through at being a nifty little device, too. Olympus also have a lot of things you can add to the camera, from cases to lenses you can personalise it however you like – be warned though, that they'll set you back a little bit. They are well worth it as they're all made with real leather and protect the model really well – especially great if you end up getting the white version like me and don't want it to get any wear and tear.

S U P E R   S I M P L E   T O   U S E
You don't get a lot of instructions with this camera, however you don't really need them to be honest. The model is pretty self explanatory and the best thing to do when you first get the camera is to set some time aside and work it all out for yourself. After all, you're the one that's going to be using it so it's working it out to work for you. I particularly like that you can change the size of your photographs as the settings have various aspects on there, from standard photo size to a super helpful Instagram size. It's also easy for you to upload from the camera, bringing me on to my final point…

W I F I   C O N N E C T I O N
I actually wasn't that familiar with this function when I was first looking at getting this camera, but it's an amazing thing that I can no longer be without. There's a wifi option that flicks up on the screen when you tap it and you can connect through your phone via this personal WIFI connection, download the app and you're good to go! With the app you can simply save the photos you want from the camera and save to your camera roll, no wires necessary but another great feature within the app is that you can use your phone as a remote control to take photos. To do this all you need is to connect to the WIFI again, open up the app and go to the remote control feature on there, you won't see anything on the camera's screen, instead it'll be on your phone screen – probably one of my favourite features of the whole camera!

I hope you found this camera review helpful, if you have any questions leave it in the comments below or tweet me for a quicker response – find out more about the Olympus PEN E-PL7 here

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  1. I'm planning on saving up for a good quality camera! This was super helpful I'll definitely be looking out for the wifi feature!X

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    1. I use it for absolutely everything, definitely a keeper! xo

  2. I was so tempted to buy this camera a while back as I heard such good things about it, but because I love photography to an extent that I like to play around with the lighting and aperature on pictures and get those amazing night shots, this isn't the camera I would use on a photography day, but I feel it is essential for my Instagram and blogging photos. I currently use a Nikon DSLR D3200 for my blogging photos now and am amazed at the quailty of them! Even though I now have my dream camera, I would still like to add this to me camera collection as my 3rd! <3 Awesome review by the way :) There's also a giveaway on my blog if you'd like to enter :)

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    1. Well I can't recommend this one enough, it's my one and only camera now as it does such a great job at EVERYTHING, if you have any questions just send me a tweet @samantha_writer xo

  3. I may have to give this little camera a go sometime. The wifi connection sounds soo handy!Xx


    1. So so so so handy, and the remote feature is great too xo


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