epl6-frontBack in May of 2013, Olympus announced a new Micro Four Thirds camera in the form of the Olympus PEN E-PL6. Well it looks like they could be getting ready to follow up with a successor, according to the folks at Photo Rumors who suggests that an Olympus PEN E-PL7 is on its way.

The full and exact specifications of the camera remain unknown for now, along with a possible design, release date, or price. However what we do know about the camera at the moment is that it will pack a 16MP sensor, 81 AF points, 8fps continuous shooting, and a 3-inch vari-angle touchscreen LCD. Everything else is a mystery at this point in time.

Interestingly enough these alleged specifications seem to be the same specs as that of the PEN E-PL6. The E-PL6 also featured a 16MP sensor and 8fps continuous shooting. It even had a tiltable touchscreen display, all of which seems to suggest that maybe the E-PL7 might not be as big an upgrade as one might think, but we guess we’ll just have to wait for the official announcement to confirm it.

The PEN E-PL6 was originally announced for Japan which meant that those of us living stateside or in Europe were not graced by the camera’s launch, at least at the start. We’re not sure if the PEN E-PL7 will be the same or if it will be like the E-PL5 which made its way around the world. Either way we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for more information, but until then take it with a grain of salt.

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