A First Look at the Olympus PEN-F

Earlier today Olympus introduced a new member to the PEN line called the PEN-F. The new retro looking camera has a long history but the internals are all new including a completely new 20MP sensor. Daniel Norton from Adorama had a chance to play with the PEN-F for a short time and you can see what he had to say about it in the video above.

In the 1960’s Olympus introduced the original Pen-F analog camera as a cool street shooting small camera. The new Pen-F shares some of the original design of the original model with new technologies.

The Olympus PEN-F – a proud heritage

Olympus-pen-fThe PEN-F shares components from several different cameras including the image stabilization and the viewfinder of the OM-D EM10 Mark II and the new 50MP high res mode (for still subjects). Besides the new design (with an all metal body) there is a fully articulated display and a new 20MP sensor – the highest res currently on the Olympus line (possibly the same one from the Panasonic GX8).

The Guys from the U.K. store Jessops also did a hands on with the PEN-F with a little bit more emphasis on the functionality:

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Olympus still seems to be lagging behind when it comes to video – this camera still has no 4K and even a mic jack which you can find on the OM-D E-M5 II is missing from this model…

Official Olympus Pen-F video

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Olympus PEN-F specs:

  • A new 20MP Live MOS Sensor (micro 4/3).
  • TruePic VII Image Processor.
  • 2.36k-Dot OLED EVF.
  • 3.0″ 1,037k-Dot fully articulated touch screen.
  • Continuous shooting speed – 10fps (5fps with AF).
  • Video: HD 1080p @ 60fps.
  • In-Body 5-Axis Image Stabilization.
  • Front creative dial (with filters) and top dials with several customization options.
  • Built-In Wi-Fi.
  • Weight – 427 grams
  • CIPA – 330 images.
  • Price: PEN-F body only – $1200.

A look at the PEN-F from the rear

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