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PEN-F

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Overview

PEN-F at a Glance

The beautifully-crafted PEN-F is ideal for street shooters, as a second camera for studio pros, and for anyone who loves vintage design and photography. It features sleek lines, precision controls, and the ability to capture amazing street shots. Advanced sensor technology combined with in-body image stabilization ensures superior resolution and razor-sharp images, even while you or your camera is moving. And fully customizable in-camera color control shoots photos with old school film quality right before your eyes.

  1. 20 Megapixel Live 
MOS Sensor
  2. 50 Megapixel High Res Shot Mode
  3. TruePic™ VII
 Image Processor
  4. 10fps Sequential Shooting
  5. Advanced 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  6. 1/8000 Sec High-Speed Shutter
  7. Interactive OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  8. Full HD 
1080p Video
  9. Monochrome & 
Color Profile Control
  10. Built-in Wi-Fi
  11. Focus Live Composite Mode

  12. 81-Point Selectable Autofocus


  • DESIGN
  • CREATIVE CONTROL
  • IMAGE QUALITY
  • IMAGE STABILIZATION
  • SHOOT AND SHARE
  • LENS SYSTEM
  • DESIGN
  • CREATIVE CONTROL
  • IMAGE QUALITY
  • AUTHENTIC LOOK. 
ULTIMATE CONTROL.

    It’s stunning. PEN-F features all-metal construction with luxurious metal and leather-grained accents. The magnesium top cover has no visible screws, while the back of the articulating monitor is finished with a premium textured grain. Finely-crafted controls are positioned at your fingertips: an exposure compensation dial on top and two customizable dials to assign aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and white balance. They’re all operable with without taking your eye from the bright OLED viewfinder. The 3.0” monitor doubles as an AF Targeting Pad - touch it with your thumb to set focus points while composing your shot. Add unique accessories like genuine leather straps, a body jacket or the customized metal grip to compliment your shooting and personal style.

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  • CREATE THE PHOTOS YOU ENVISION.

    You love photography that’s distinctive and film-like. PEN-F’s Creative Dial creates the rich textures of film without all the post work. Just set, compose and shoot. Spin the front-mounted dial to easily switch between four main functions: Monochrome Profile Control, Color Profile Control, Art Filters, and Color Creator. Use the Profile Control options to precisely set the saturation of twelve individual colors, curves, shading, and monochrome film grain effect. Create and save your own profiles. Or select one of the PEN-F’s presets, including Chrome Film Rich Color, Chrome Film Vivid Saturation, Classic Film Monochrome, and Classic Film Infrared.

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  • POWER AND SPEED TO CAPTURE EVERY DETAIL.

    PEN-F’s 20 MP Live MOS Image Sensor and TruePic™ VII Image Processor work together to deliver the superior resolution professional street photographers demand. If you’re shooting landscapes or architecture, the 50 MP High Res Shot Mode combines eight images in one second to create a single super-high resolution shot. PEN-F boasts a 1/8000 mechanical shutter with the shortest release time of any compact system camera*, giving you blazing 10 fps sequential shooting to capture the spontaneity of the street.

    *Per Olympus internal testing, as of 1/27/2016

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  • WORLD-CLASS IMAGE STABILIZATION

    Street photography usually means that you or your camera is moving. That’s not a good thing if you want super sharp images. Olympus’ world-class in-body 5-Axis Image Stabilization System compensates for any type of camera movement so you can capture crisp, clear shots, even when light is scarce, or when the camera is susceptible to shake during telephoto shooting. PEN-F’s sophisticated image stabilization even works with older lenses that don’t have electrical contacts. Register up to ten profiles of non-data transmitting lenses in the camera for Exif inclusion. Build the system that’s right for you.

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  • SHOOT AND SHARE LIKE A PRO

    PEN-F conquers all types of challenging shooting situations. Nighttime Live Composite Mode makes capturing dramatic images of brightly-lit city streets and star trails easy. You can even watch the composited images being assembled in Live View. Silent Mode quiets all camera noises - an ideal feature when you need to be discrete. Control the camera remotely from a smart device using PEN-F’s built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. And when you capture the perfect shot, the Olympus Image Share app lets you instantly upload images and video to share with friends and followers.

    Shot with the PEN-F and the M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0 by Mike Boening. F11, 1.0, ISO 200

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  • LENSES THAT TRANSFORM YOUR PERSPECTIVE

    If you can imagine a shot, Olympus has the ideal lens to capture it. The PEN-F is at the center of an extensive line-up of M.Zuiko Premium digital lenses, including a 12mm, 17mm, 25mm, 45mm, 60mm Macro, and a 75mm. Like the camera itself, these lenses are fast, compact, and built to exceedingly high standards. There’s also a wide variety of M.Zuiko PRO, standard, and body cap lenses available to match any shooting situation.

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  • AUTHENTIC LOOK. 
ULTIMATE CONTROL.

    It’s stunning. PEN-F features all-metal construction with luxurious metal and leather-grained accents. The magnesium top cover has no visible screws, while the back of the articulating monitor is finished with a premium textured grain. Finely-crafted controls are positioned at your fingertips: an exposure compensation dial on top and two customizable dials to assign aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and white balance. They’re all operable with without taking your eye from the bright OLED viewfinder. The 3.0” monitor doubles as an AF Targeting Pad - touch it with your thumb to set focus points while composing your shot. Add unique accessories like genuine leather straps, a body jacket or the customized metal grip to compliment your shooting and personal style.

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  • CREATE THE PHOTOS YOU ENVISION.

    You love photography that’s distinctive and film-like. PEN-F’s Creative Dial creates the rich textures of film without all the post work. Just set, compose and shoot. Spin the front-mounted dial to easily switch between four main functions: Monochrome Profile Control, Color Profile Control, Art Filters, and Color Creator. Use the Profile Control options to precisely set the saturation of twelve individual colors, curves, shading, and monochrome film grain effect. Create and save your own profiles. Or select one of the PEN-F’s presets, including Chrome Film Rich Color, Chrome Film Vivid Saturation, Classic Film Monochrome, and Classic Film Infrared.

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  • POWER AND SPEED TO CAPTURE EVERY DETAIL.

    PEN-F’s 20 MP Live MOS Image Sensor and TruePic™ VII Image Processor work together to deliver the superior resolution professional street photographers demand. If you’re shooting landscapes or architecture, the 50 MP High Res Shot Mode combines eight images in one second to create a single super-high resolution shot. PEN-F boasts a 1/8000 mechanical shutter with the shortest release time of any compact system camera*, giving you blazing 10 fps sequential shooting to capture the spontaneity of the street.

    *Per Olympus internal testing, as of 1/27/2016

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Specs

Key Specs

  1. Sensor Effective Resolution / Type
    20.3 Megapixel Live MOS
  2. Processor
    TruePic VII™
  3. Focusing System
    F.A.S.T. AF (Contrast Detection)
  4. Image Stabilization System
    5-Axis In Body Image Stabilization
  5. Viewfinder
    2.36M dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  6. Rear Monitor
    3.0” Vari-Angle Touch LCD
  7. Creative Functions
    Monochrome & Color Profile Control,
  8. Sequential Shooting Speed
    10fps [H] mode 5fps [L] mode mechanical shutter
    20fps [H+] mode 11fps [H] mode (silent electronic shutter
  9. Flash
    Bundled FL-LM3
  10. Special Features
    50 MP Hi Res Shot Mode

Sensor / Dust Reduction

  1. Sensor Type
    4/3” Live MOS Sensor
  2. Effective Pixels
    20.3 million
  3. Total Pixels
    21.8 million
  4. Filter Array
    Primary color filter (RGB)
  5. Aspect Ratio & Area
    4:3 / 17.4 x 13.0mm
  6. Dust Reduction
    Super Sonic Wave Filter

Processor

  1. Processor Type
    Olympus TruePic™ VII

Focusing System

  1. AF System Type
    High-speed imager AF (Contrast detection)
  2. Focus Modes
    Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR)
  3. Full Time AF
    Available
  4. Magnified Frame
    AF
    Selectable from over 800 AF points
    Enlarged view check by magnify button
    Magnification x5, x7, x10(Default), x14 selectable
    * Super Spot AF only available when a Micro
    Four Thirds lens is attached
  5. Face Detection AF / Eye Detection
    Available / Available
    Eye Detection AF mode: Off / Nearer-eye priority
    / Right-eye priority / Left-eye priority
  6. Focusing Points / Focusing Points Selection Mode
    81-area multiple AF (Contrast detection AF), 37-
    area multiple AF (Phase-difference detection AF)
    All target, Group target area (3x3-area),
    Single target(Standard Target Size/Small Target
    Size)
  7. AF Illuminator
    Available
  8. Manual Focus Assist * Customize Function
    Live view image is magnified when the focus ring is rotated. (at S-AF+MF or MF mode)
  9. Peaking Function
    Activate with Fn button or focus ring
    Change peaking settings using the Info button
    Color selection: white, black, red, yellow
    Intensity selection: high, normal, low
    Back light effect: on, off

Image Stabilization

  1. System Type
    Built-in (Image sensor shift type for movie & still, 5-axis* image stabilization)
    * yaw/pitch/vertical shift/horizontal shift/rolling
  2. Modes
    4 modes (S-I.S.AUTO,S-I.S.1, S-I.S.2, S-I.S.3),
    OFF
  3. Live View Image Stabilization
    Activation by half-pressing shutter release or enlarging view.
  4. Focal Length Setting
    Yes
  5. IS For Finder Image
    Available (by half-pressing the shutter button or
    enlarging operation)
  6. Stabilization Performance
    5.0 EV*
    *Based on CIPA measurement conditions.
    When using M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ (focal length =42mm (35mm equivalent: 84mm))
  7. Lens IS Priority
    Yes

Shutter / Sequential Shooting

  1. Shutter Type
    Computerized focal-plane, high-speed, mechanical shutter
  2. Shutter Speed
    1/8000 - 60 sec. (1/3, 1/2, or 1EV steps selectable)
    1/16000 – 60 sec. Silent Electronic Shutter
    Electronic first curtain shutter (Anti-shock mode) 1/320 – 60 sec.
    Bulb/Time: default setting 8min. (1/2/4/8/15/20/25/30 min. selectable)
  3. Sequential Shooting Maximum Speed
    [Sequential shooting H mode] approx 10 fps
    *IS OFF
    *Focus and exposure are fixed at the values for the first shot.
    [Sequential shooting L mode] approx 5 fps
    *When using the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ
    [Sequential shooting H+ silent shutter mode] approx 20 fps
    *Shutter speed is limited : 1/16000s - 1/25s
  4. Max Recordable Pictures in Sequential Shooting
    [RAW] Max. 250 frames (in 5 seq. shooting L) Max. 39 frames (in 10 seq. shooting H)
    [JPEG] Max. ∞ frames (in 5 seq. shooting L) Max. 45 frames (in 10 seq. shooting H)
    * When using the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm f3.5 - 6.3 EZ
    * With TOSHIBA SDHC UHS-II R260・W240 EXCERIA™ PRO 
  5. Self Timer
    Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec.,custom (Waiting time 1-30sec.,Shooting interval 0.5/1/2/3sec.,Number of shots 1-10

Viewfinder / Monitor

  1. Finder Type
    Eye-level electronic OLED viewfinder, approx. 2.36M-dot resolution
  2. Field of View / Viewfinder Magnification
    Approx. 100% / Approx. 1.08x*1 - 1.23x*2 (-1m-1, 50mm lens, Infinity)
    *1: Finder Style 1, 2 (aspect ratio 4:3) *2: Finder Style 3 (aspect ratio 4:3)
  3. Eye Point / Diopter Adjustment Range
    Approx. 20mm (-1m-1, Distance from rear lens surface) / -4 ~ +2m-1
  4. Preview
    Live View preview with depth of field preview lock
  5. Displayed Grid
    Off / Normal Grid / Golden Grid / Scale / Diagonal / Movie Grid selectable
  6. Level Gauge
    2-axis level gauge; horizontal /vertical
  7. One Touch Tele-Converter
    2x magnification
  8. Finder Style
    Selectable from 3 types
  9. Brightness / Color Temp Control
    Adaptive brightness technology (EVF Auto Luminance) / ±2 level manual brightness control /±3 level manual color temperature control
  10. S-OVF (Simulated OVF)
    Expands Live View dynamic range.
    *Available in the EVF when in P, A, S and M modes. Art filter, WB and exposure are not reflected in EVF.
  11. Rear Monitor Type
    3.0” vari-angle monitor*
    *Approx 1037k dots (3:2) electrostatic capacitance touch screen
  12. Rear Monitor Size
    3.0” / 7.6 cm
  13. Touch Control
    Shutter release, magnification, AF area selection, AF area size adjustment, frame forward/backward, magnified playback, Live Guide, Super Control Panel, scene mode selection, Wi-Fi connection, selfie shutter release, movie control, movie effect, movie teleconverter
  14. Tilting Capability
    Fully articulated, mirror display in self portrait position.
  15. Brightness / Color Temp Control (Rear Monitor)
    ±7 levels / ±7 levels
  16. Color Tone Select
    Vivid / Natural
  17. Live View
    Approx. 100% field of view,
    Exposure compensation preview, WB adjustment preview,
    Gradation auto preview, Face detection preview (up to 8 faces),
    Grid line, Histogram, Magnification display (x5/x7/x10/x14), Normal, Highlight & Shadow, Level Gauge, Off
  18. Field of View
    Approx. 100%
  19. Display Mode
    Normal Mode, Histogram Mode, Level gauge, Highlight and shadow, Off
  20. Magnification Ratio
    x5, x7, x10 (Default), x14
  21. Monitor Information
    Aperture value, Shutter speed, Auto Bracket, AE Lock, AF mode, IS, Shooting Mode, Battery Check, Custom Sets, Internal Temperature Warning, Face / Eye Detection, Histogram, Number of storable still pictures, Record mode, ISO, Sequential shooting, Self-timer, White Balance, Metering Mode, AF confirmation mark, Exposure Compensation Value, Spot metering Area Flash Mode, Flash Status, Flash intensity Control, Super FP, Focal length, Tone control, Eye-Fi condition, Digital teleconverter, Battery check
  22. Display of Face Detection
    Max 8 frames of face detection can be displayed.
  23. Live View Close-up Mode
    Available at HDR1 and HDR2 shooting

Exposure Control / Flash

  1. Metering System
    Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), center-weighted average metering, spot metering*, spot metering with highlight control, spot metering with shadow control
    *Also available AF target spot metering
  2. Metering Range
    EV -2 - 20 (using 17mm f2.8, ISO 100)
  3. Exposure Mode
    i Auto(Live Guide can be performed) , P: Program AE (Program shift can be performed), A: Aperture priority AE, S: Shutter priority AE, M: Manual (Live Bulb, Live Time and Live Composite are available), Custom1~4, Photo Story*1,Scene select AE*2
    *1 Photo Story can be set to C3
    *2 Scene select mode can be set to C4
  4. Scene Select AE
    Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Hand-held Starlight*1, Night scene, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Fisheye Conv., Wide Conv., Macro Conv.,Panning, 3D*2,
    *1 8 images automatically shot and combined into a single image composite
    *2 For 3D lens(H-FT012 by Panasonic) only, still photo only
  5. ISO Sensitivity
    AUTO ISO : customizable, LOW (approx.80) ‐ 25600 (default: LOW - 1600)
    Manual ISO : LOW (approx.80), 200 - 25600 (1/3, or 1 EV steps selectable)
  6. Exposure Compensation
    When using exposure compensation dial: ±3 EV, adjustable by 1/3 EV steps
    When assigned to front/rear dial: ±5 EV, adjustable by 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps
    When shooting in HDR or in video, only adjustable up to ±3 EV steps
    Live View only reflects up to ±3 EV steps
  7. AE Lock
    Locked at 1st release of shutter button (can be set to Fn button as well)
  8. Metering Standard Value Adjustment
    1/6 EV step, +/- 1EV range
  9. Noise Filter at High ISO Setting
    Off, Low, Standard, High
  10. Noise Reduction at Slow Shutter Speed
    Off, On, Auto
    On : effective when shutter speed is slower than 1 sec.
    Auto : effective when shutter speed is slower than 4 sec. (at ISO 200 or higher) or 8 sec. (at lower than ISO200)
  11. Flash Intensity Control Method
    TTL Auto, Auto*, Manual, super FP*(FP-TTL AUTO, FP-MANUAL)
    * Available on the external flash
  12. Bundled Flash*
    FL-LM3
    GN=9.1(ISO100・m)/ GN=12.9(ISO200・m)
    Bounce Capability (up and down:45, 60, 75, 90 degree / left and right 30, 60, 90, 120, 150, 180 degree)
    *Powered by the camera
  13. Flash Mode
    Flash Auto, Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(2nd curtain), Manual 1/1 FULL 1/64
  14. Synchronization Speed
    1/250sec. or less*
    Super FP: 1/125-1/8000 sec
    Silent mode: less than 1/20 sec
  15. Flash Intensity Control
    Up to ±3 EV in 0.3, 0.5, 1 EV steps selectable
  16. Compatible External Flash (wireless)
    FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL-600R
  17. External Flash Control Mode
    TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL
  18. Wireless Flash Control Method
    Triggered and controlled by the bundled FL-LM3 or FL-600R
    (Olympus Wireless RC Flash system compatible)
  19. External Flash Intensity Type
    TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL
  20. Channel No.
    4 channels
  21. Group No.
    4 groups (External flash 3 groups + a bundled flash*)
    * Available on FL-LM3 / FL-600R

Memory / Image Recording (File Format)

  1. Compatible Memory
    SD Memory Card (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I, II compatible, Eye-Fi Card compatible* )
    *Not compatible with Endless Memory..
  2. Recording Format
    DCF, DPOF compatible / Exif, PRINT Image Matching III, MPO compatible
  3. File Format
    RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG, MPO(3D still)
  4. Recording Image Size
    [RAW] 5184 x 3888 pixels
    [JPEG] 5184 x 3888 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels
  5. File Size
    RAW: 5184(H)x3888(V) (approx. 1/1.5 lossless compressed) Approx. 22MB
    (LF): 5184(H)x3188(V) (1/4 compressed) Approx. 9.3
    (LN): 5184(H)x3888(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 5.0MB
    (MN): 3200(H)x2400(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.7MB
    (SN): 1280(H)x960(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.4MB

White Balance / Color Mode

  1. White Balance Mode
    Auto WB, 7 Preset WBs, 4 Capture WBs, Custom WB(Kelvin setting)
  2. White Balance Compensation*
    ±7 steps in each A-B/G-M axis * Except for Custom WB
  3. Preset White Balance
    7 preset WBs (3000K - 7500K)
    - Sunny(5300K), Shadow(7500K), Cloudy(6000K), Incandescent(3000K), Fluorescent(4000K), Underwater, WB Flash(5500K)
  4. CWB (Kelvin Setting)
    1 setting can be registered at Kelvin temperature, 2000K to 14000K.
  5. Capture White Balance
    4 custom settings can be registered
  6. Color Mode
    sRGB, Adobe RGB

Bracketing / HDR

  1. Exposure Bracketing
    2, 3 or 5 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 0.3/0.7EV steps selectable
  2. Focus Bracketing
    3 – 999 Frames, focus steps selectable between 1 and 10
  3. ISO Bracketing
    3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable
  4. White Balance Bracketing
    3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis.
  5. Flash Bracketing
    3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV step selectable
  6. Art Filter Bracketing
    i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Art Filters, Color Creator, Monochrome Profile Control, Color Profile Control selectable
  7. HDR (Auto Composite)
    HDR1,HDR2 (painting like)
    *ISO sensitivity is fixed at 200 and maximum shutter speed is 4 sec.
    *Exposure compensation can be performed.
  8. Bracketing for HDR post-process
    3 or 5 frames in 2.0/3.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 2.0EV steps selectable.
    *This function does not execute HDR processing.
    *HDR function can be assigned to Fn-button.

Creative Features

  1. 50 Megapixel Hi Res Shot Mode
    50mp JPEG, 16mp .ori RAW, 80mp .orf RAW
  2. Picture Mode
    i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e Portrait, Color Creator, Art Filters, Color Profile Control, Monochrome Profile Control
  3. Highlight & Shadow Control
    ±7 steps each for highlight, shadow, midtone
    *Activate by rear lever
  4. Color Profile Control
    Can set the saturation level from -5~+5 for each of the 12 colors.
    Hold the setting each of 3 presets* (COLOR1 / COLOR2 / COLOR3)
    *Can be hold the highlight and shadow control setting
  5. Monochrome Profile Control
    Color Filter effect: 8 colors (Red, Orange, Yellow, Yellow-green, Green, Cyan, Blue, Magenta) with 3 levels of intensity
    Shading Effect: -5 ~ +5
    Film Grain Effect: Low / Medium / High
    Pict. Tone: Sepia / Blue / Purple / Green
    Can program 3 presets* (MONO1 / MONO2 / MONO3)
    *detailed settings for Highlight & Shadow Control can also be programmed
  6. Gradation
    Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key [except Art Filters]
  7. Adjustment Parameter
    4 levels (Auto, Normal, High key, Low key)
  8. Filter Effect (B&W Filter)
    Neutral, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green for Monotone
  9. Picture Tone
    Neutral, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green for Monotone
  10. Art Filter
    Fourteen in-camera Art Filters are enhanced by new filter variations, art effects and bracketing. You can use Art Filters in all shooting modes as well as filming 1080 HD movies.
  11. Art Filter Modes
    Pop Art (I, II / a.b.c.d.e)
    Soft Focus ( - / c.e)
    Pale & Light Color (I, II / a.b.c.d)
    Light Tone ( - / d)
    Grainy Film (I, II / b.c.d.f.g)
    Pin Hole (I, II, III / d.)
    Diorama ( - / d.)
    Cross Proscess (I, II / b.c.d.)
    Gentle Sepia ( - / a.b.c.d.)
    Dramatic Tone (I / b.c.d.e) (II / b.c.d.e.f.g)
    Key Line (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.)
    WaterColor (I, II / a.c.d.)
    Vintage (I, II, III / a.b.c.d.e.f.i.)
    Partial Color (I, II, III / a.b.c.d.e.f.)
  12. Art Effect
    a. Soft Focus Effect
    b. Pin-Hole Effect
    c. White Edge Effect
    d. Frame Effect
    e. Star Light Effect
    f. Defocus Efeect
    g. B&W Effect (Yellow, Orange, Red, Green)
    h. Picture Tone (Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green)
    i. Shade Effect (Top & Bottom, Left & Right)
  13. Color Ring (for partial color)
    18 color selectable
  14. Color Creator
    Color pattern : 30 colors / Saturation setting -4 ~ +3
  15. Photo Story
    With Photo Story, users can shoot a normal, everyday scene from multiple viewpoints and combine them into one image. Simply turning the mode dial to “Photo Story”, you’ll be provided with different formats to choose from, and everyday occurrences will become memorable scenes.
  16. Type (Variation / Frame Effect / Window / Aspect)
    Standard II,Ⅱ,Ⅲ,Ⅳ/a, b, c, d, e/A, B, C, D
  17. Frame Effect (photo story)
    FunFrameⅠ,Ⅱ,Ⅲ
    a. White Frame
    b. White Frame & White Edge Effect
    c. Black Frame
    d. White Frame & Pin Hole Effect
  18. Aspect Window / Pattern (photo story)
    A. 4:3/2Frames
    B. 4:3/3Frames
    C. 1:1/2Frames
    D. 1:1/3Frames
    E. 1:1/4 Frames
    F. 16:9/5 Frames
    G. 16:9, 2 frames
  19. Live Bulb / Live Time
    Update Interval Time - 0.5 sec – 60 sec
  20. Live Composite
    Update Interval Time / composite method – 0.5 sec – 60 sec / Lighten Mode (Bright area prioritization)
  21. Interval Shooting
    1-999 frames, Interval time 1sec-24hours, Time lapse movies
  22. Multiple Exposure (number of pictures / function)
    2 frames / Auto gain, Exposing on Recorded picture(RAW)
  23. Keystone Compensation
    Yes (can be confirmed on Live View)

Video / Audio Recording

  1. Video Recording Format
    MOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264) , AVI(Motion JPEG)
  2. Movie Mode
    MOV:
    1920x1080 (FHD) / 30p, 25p, 24p / ALL-I (A-I), IPB (SF,F,N)
    1920x1080 (FHD) / 60p, 50p / IPB (SF, F, N)
    1280x720 (HD) / 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p / ALL-I (A-I), IPB (SF,F,N)
    *60p: 59.94fps, 50p: 50.00fps, 30p: 29.97fps, 25p: 25.00fps, 24p: 23.98fps
    *FHD ALL-I (A-I: approx. 77Mbps)
    *FHD IPB (SF: approx. 52Mbps, F: approx. 30Mbps, N: approx. 18Mbps
    AVI:
    1280x720 (HD) / 30p
    640x480 (SD) / 30p
    *Frame rates may drop when particular Art Filters and Movie Effect are used
    *Class 10 or higher SD card is recommended for shooting movies
    *UHS-II or UHS-I U3 card is recommended for ALL-I shooting.
  3. Maximum Video Recording Time
    [MOV]
    [MOV]
    Full HD : Approx. 29min(Normal) / Approx. 22min(Fine)
    HD : Approx. 29min(Normal) / Approx. 29min(Fine)
    [AVI]
    HD : Approx. 7min / SD : Approx. 14min
  4. Art Filter Movie
    Yes (frame rate: 30fps or lower)
  5. Movie Effect
    One shot echo / Multi echo / Art fade / Old film
  6. Movie Tele-converter
    ×4* Available on Movie effect mode
  7. Timelapse Movie
    AVI Motion JPEG
    3840 × 2160 (4K/5fps)
    1920 × 1080 (FHD)/5 fps, 10 fps, 15 fps
    1280 × 720 (HD)/5 fps, 10fps, 15fps, 20fps
  8. Photo in Movie
    Yes (mode1* / mode2)
    *mode1 is available with frame rate is lower than 30fps
  9. Clips
    1,2,4,8 sec.
    (further continued shooting possible by pressing movie record button again)
  10. Quick Movie / Slow Movie
    Yes
  11. M-IS1(Image sensor shift and electronic image stabilizer with multi motion IS),
    M-IS2(Image sensor shift with multi motion IS), Off
    *Field of view may be affected.
  12. Grid Line / Focus Peaking
    4 types of grid lines / 4 colors for focus peaking
  13. Live View Output via HDMI
    With (GUI* is shown on connected device only, and peaking function is not available when connected by HDMI.)
    *GUI can be hidden on the connected device by pressing down on INFO button for recording an external drive under the following condition. Movie quality: YCbCr 4:2:2 / Frame rate: same as movie setting (24p, 30p and 60p settings are not recommended.) / Sound recording: not available
  14. Time Code
    Rec run / free run, drop frame / non-drop frame
  15. AE Lock
    Available
  16. Video Exposure Control
    Program AE, aperture priority AE, shutter priority AE, manual
  17. Compression Ratio
    Motion-JPEG Format: 1/12(HD), 1/8(SD)
  18. Audio Recording Format
    Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)
  19. Microphone / Speaker
    Stereo / Mono
  20. Microphone Function
    Wind Noise Reduction, Recording Volume, Microphone Volume Limiter.
    Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)

Operability

  1. WiFi
    GPS Info.Function
    Via smartphone GPS data
    Image Share
    File Type: JPEG*, MOV
    Connect to up to 4 devices simultaneously. Marking function for image share.
    *Excluding MPO file
    Easy Connection
    QR code setting
    Wireless Shooting
    Live View
    Power off
    Rec View
    Self timer
    Touch AF & Shutter
    P/A/S/M exposure modes (Live Bulb, Live Time)
    Bulb mode
    Sequential shooting
    Short movie
    Zoom
    Live Composite
  2. Tethered Shooting
    Not Available
  3. Battery information, Shooting mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation value, ISO sensitivity, Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure indicator, Flash intensity compensation indicator, Date, Auto BKT setting, NR setting, WB, WB compensation value, Record mode, Flash Status, Record mode, Image size, Drive mode, Flash intensity compensation value, Metering mode, Recordable still image number, Focusing mode, AF frame, Color space, Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation, Internal Temperature Warning Gradation, IS activating mode, Face detection, My Mode, Multi Exposure, Aspect Ratio, Super FP, Mono Profile, Film Grain Effect, Monochrome Color, Color Profile
  4. Live Control
    Battery information, Shooting mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation value, ISO sensitivity, Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure indicator, Flash intensity compensation indicator, Date, Auto BKT setting, NR setting, WB, Record mode, Flash Status, Image size, Drive mode, Flash intensity compensation value, Metering mode, Recordable still image number, Focusing mode, AF frame, Internal Temperature Warning, IS activating mode, Face detection, My Mode, Multi Exposure, Aspect Ratio
  5. Live Guide
    Color saturation, Color image, Brightness, Blur Background, Express Motion, Shooting Tips
  6. Playback Mode
    Single-frame, Information display, Index display (4/9/25/100 frames), Calendar, Enlargement (2x - 14x), Movie (with sound, FF/REW/Pause), Picture rotation (auto), Slideshow (with sound including BGM, Slide show effects, replaceable BGM), Light Box display
  7. Information Display
    Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, OFF
  8. Custom Settings / Reset
    Fn Button
    Yes
    Custom Sets
    4 settings storable
    Factory reset
    Full / Standard
    Programmable button
    Yes
  9. RAW Image Editing Functions
    RAW development, Gradation auto, Monochrome, Sepia, Red-eye fix, Saturation, Resize (1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait, Image Overlay, Postrecording
    RAW picture editing
    RAW development based on settings of the camera(including Art Filter,ART-BKT)
    Detail edit acceptable. (Preview, Memory of 2 setting, re-development)
  10. Image Overlay
    Up to 3 RAW images
  11. Erasing Function
    Single frame, All, Selected frames (from Index)
  12. Protect Function
    Single frame, Selected frames, Release protect (Single/All selected)
  13. Menu Languages (34 selectable)
    English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croat, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Malay, Thai

Connectivity / Power Requirements

  1. USB / AV / Remote Controller Connector
    Dedicated multi-connector [USB: USB2.0 Hi-Speed, Video: NTSC/PAL selectable, Optional Remote cable RM-UC1 can be used.]
  2. HDMI Connector
    Micro HDMI (Type-D)
  3. Flash Attachment
    Hot shoe / Sync. Terminal
  4. Accessory Port 2
    -
  5. Wireless LAN
    Built-in(IEEE 802.11b/g/n)
  6. MIC Input Jack
    No
  7. PC Interface
    USB2.0 Hi-Speed
  8. TV Interface
    HDMI (HD/Stereo Sound), VIDEO-OUT(SD/Mono Sound)
  9. Battery
    BLN-1 Li-ion battery (included)
  10. Sleep Mode
    Available (1/3/5 min. off selectable)
  11. Number of Recordable Pictures
    Approx. 330 shots [IS ON, CIPA test standard]
    (with BLN-1 and TOSHIBA super high-speed Class 6 SDHC 4GB card)
  12. Battery Life for Movie Shooting
    Approx. 80 minutes* (under standard JEITA testing)
    Approx. 140 minutes* (when zoom and other operational functions are not used)
    *When repeatedly recording at the maximum time of 29 minutes

Weights & Dimensions / Operating Environment / Box Contents

  1. Weight
    [CIPA guideline compliant,
    with BLN-1 battery and Memory card, without eyecup]
    Approx. 427g/15.1(0.94lbs)
    [body only]
    Approx. 373g/13.2(0.83lbs)
  2. Dimensions
    124.8mm (W)× 72.1mm (H) × 37.3mm (D)
    4.9" (W) x 2.8" (H) x 1.5" (D)
    [CIPA guideline compliant, excluding protrusions]
  3. Operating Temperature Range
    0 ~ +40℃ (operation) / -20 ~ +60℃ (storage)
    32 ~ +104 °F (operation) / -4 ~ +140 °F (storage)
  4. Operating Humidity Range
    30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)
  5. Box Contents
    Body, FL-LM3 flash, BLN-1 Li-ion battery , BCN-1 Li-ion battery charger , USB cable, shoulder strap, Olympus Viewer 3 (CD-ROM), instruction manual, warranty card
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October 10, 2017 by Daniel M
The versatility of the Olympus Pen-F is on the side of its compactness: easy to bring, reach, show, shoot and share.
The love of rangefinder style camera (Please take note that I will not talk about the video abilities of the Olympus Pen-F) Personal Note: I always have a special crush for any rangefinder style film or digital camera. It has and still represents the traditional way of seeing a (real) compact camera in my sense. All those models are usually fun to work with and can generate very original photo material. When Olympus had introduced the Pen-F I was charmed by the look of the product and now I began to discover its special abilities as a strong but funny photo device to experiment. The Olympus Pen-F has its own standards and cannot be assimilated or compare to other D-SLR type (or on-axis viewfinder) models. There’s always that modern camera style debate regarding SLR versus rangefinder categories that you can translate today by the choice of on-axis and off-axis viewfinder compared to the taking lens. Moreover rangefinder style cameras have been assimilated to compact and discrete devices nor that SLR style camera have been associated as the center element of a complete and extended photographic system which is using longer telephoto and wider lenses and faster motorized advance film option. The best illustrations of those two “schools” are present in all major line of mirrorless products available from Fujifilm, Olympus or Panasonic cameras and lenses. It replicate in this digital era the same pattern observed in the past with the Leica film camera offer with the M and the R lines. With Olympus you can choose between the Pen and the OM-D lines. Accordingly their focal fix prime lenses fit perfectly with the Pen models and their zoom and Pro lenses combine well with the OM-D series. During the past decade I have the chance to use both Olympus series including the earlier EP models with the add-on viewfinder (a bit similar to the ancient Leica film I-G series). You can refer with my previous blog-notes on these models such as the EP-3 or the OM-D E-M5 (first version) or the most recent ones concerning the OM-D E-M5 Mark II and the OM-D E-M1 Mark II. Both rangefinder and SLR styles have their own advantages. OM-D E-M1 and OM-D E-M5 are really all-weather devices with enhanced grips useful when combined with bigger faster lenses or external bigger flash units. The battery autonomy is greater and the viewfinder in the case of the E-M1 Mark II is clearly more confortable with its wider view. For many assignation works the OM-D series will get my preference. But for urban, travel or everyday subject the Olympus Pen-F is a perfect on-hand camera. Doing spontaneous photography with the Olympus Pen-F is unbeatable because of its compactness and its own discretion. On travel and urban surrounding it is a strong advantage. And the Olympus Pen-F is far less intimidating regarding people or animal (domestic) photography. Using the silent mode option (electronic shutter) represent another strong advantage of the Pen-F if you are facing more quiet or calm condition but with still subject. It is already said that the Olympus Pen-F replicates many aspects of the ancient rangefinder film cameras. But in that sense the past ergonomic solutions of the film era may also apply to the actual digital devices. On the Olympus Pen-F some traditional dial functionalities have been transformed such as the On/Off interrupter that simulate the traditional film rewind knob and the front special effect dial which is recalling the old slow shutter speed selector during the film era. You can also use the traditional screw-in shutter release cable as a remote trigger unit. The Olympus Pen-F is a slim and compact camera. Its “Pavé” design (like a slender decorative brick size) will dictate a less confortable and secure sense of handling. In three words there is “no protuberant grip” to rely and the use of a wrist or shoulder strap seem to be an obligation for the everyday user. There is also the possibility to add the Olympus ECG-4 optional grip. The slim design of the Pen-F is especially suitable for the combine use of the small Olympus (or Panasonic) fix or variable focal lenses. Examples of these fine optics are the Olympus M.Zuiko lenses such as the 12mm F2.0, the17mm F1.8, the 25mm F1.8 and the 45mm F1.8 lenses or the 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 zoom as an all-around optic. A lot of bigger lenses are fully compatible with the Pen-F but the handling of the camera will suffer accordantly. Except for the On/Off interrupter all the important dials and function buttons are located on the back & front of the Olympus Pen-F right hand side. This disposition facilities greatly the right hand control of the camera and liberate your left hand for a better handling of the taking lens especially in regard of the manual focusing (and zooming if available) option. As usual for Olympus cameras many functionalities may be directly available after prior setting of the control knobs and push buttons. Most default setting are logical and nicely presented although it may be altered at will in regard of your specific requirements. EVF / Back live screen The “look through” electronic viewfinder (EVF) will give a well definite picture with a very short time lag not really noticeable if you are concentrate on your subject. As usual the more high contrast rendering compare to the final image output registered has to be considered. The Live/Review back screen is also very well definite and can be relied as a good reviewing tool. It has also the great versatility of pivoting in almost every way (A tilt able version may have been marginally more slim but with less video capability). Interface and Quick menu Olympus interfaces are by tradition very extended and complete but the numerous accesses to the different setting options can be confusing and will ask you to invest on the learning curve of the menu. Many default setting are excellent and can be use right from the start. Furthermore the quick menu mode synthetize the most important factors usually chosen for the camera setting. There are also the Custom modes setting (C1; C2; C3; C4) that are very handy for the photographer who want to switch on the spot to a complete different setting. My suggestion is to experiment gradually the Olympus Pen-F and get use to its multi-possibilities. On a short note I have found that in many cases the multiple way (by going through the menu or the quick mode or even the direct dials and function buttons) of doing the same adjustment can be a bit confusing. As for many other Olympus models (with the exception of perhaps the OM-D E-M1 Mark II) it is suggested to bring an extra battery considering the limited autonomy of the BLN-1 battery pack. Shooting by using only the EVF can extend significantly the life of your battery pack charge. I just have to reverse the LCD screen to use this option. Flash options No in-board flash has been incorporated to the Pen-F. A small external Olympus FM-LM3 optional flash is included with the camera package and can be used as an emergency fill-in flash or as a commander unit of a multi external Olympus flashes arrangement. Otherwise you can rely on a more powerful and versatile unit such as the Olympus FL-600R that is powered by its own 4 size AA batteries. Image Output By using the 20MP image captor similar to the OM-D E-M1 Mark II or to the Panasonic Lumix GX8 the image quality has been optimized on the Olympus Pen-F. The extra resolution compared to the previous 16MP sensor will give an additional marge of manoeuvre for post treatment ability with less visible lost of definition. In some case like monochrome picture taken on high ISO setting the difference can be notably appreciated. If monochrome represents most of your photo projects the Olympus Pen-F (like many Olympus M4/3 format models) will fulfil your tasks very nicely. The Pen-F offers you a lot of different pre-program color configurations plus the possibility to create your own color bias and record it into its different custom menu. In that sense there are no real limitations for the photographer creativity. The whole M4/3 format digital system has reached a great maturity. Action photography with the Olympus Pen-F ? Spontaneous photography as street or urban or travel subjects are well deserved by the Pen-F as everybody seem to agree easily but that perception differs a lot when you are speaking of action or sport photography. Many just points out a restricted ability of the camera to properly autofocus on moving subjects which absolutely true from the beginning. Moving (often erratic) targets present a challenge to all autofocusing system and there are only a very limited camera models that can properly answer that demand like the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II. So in the case of the Pen-F action photography is not the ideal situation to use it… but it can be done by setting for example a pre-focus area on manual position. For sure anticipation is fully required to do so but it got the advantage to more carefully plan our final picture composition. To illustrate that I have simply presented two examples of action picture done by an Leica M-4P rangefinder in late eighties and by the Olympus Pen-F at the present time. So with certain restrictions and more skill asked from the photographer part the Pen-F can fulfil the bill. At the end the Olympus Pen-F can be rightly assimilated as a perfect second very compact camera on hand for the sporty photographer. (Conclusion) In brief the Olympus Pen-F may represent the summit of their Pen series evolution simply by the fact that it reunite the slim design with the off axis viewfinder like the ancient rangefinder film cameras. This model is complete in its features and performs very competently with the latest 20MP image captor. Although I did not intent to use the video aspect of the model the Olympus Pen-F is a very competent and compact still digital camera. Because of the compact size of the camera and the lenses that suit this volume (like the 12mm, 17mm, 25mm or 45mm) the Olympus Pen-F is very easy to bring all-time with you and is a good picture generator. It can fulfil many different photo projects on an everyday basis. Its 20MP image sensor will give very high quality output at the same level of the “Pro” OM-D E-M1 Mark II. The versatility of the Olympus Pen-F is on the side of its compactness: easy to bring, reach, show, shoot and share. Illustrated complete review see: http://photodanielm.blogspot.ca/2017/09/the-olympus-pen-f-large-pocket-digital.html Post-scriptum on the Olympus Pen-F Olympus Pen-F with M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R lens There are many lens-body combinations available with the Olympus Pen-F. For sure the best image quality results will be obtained by using the Premium (prime) and Pro series lenses. But you can also explore a more modest approach with small zoom lenses such as the Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R lens model that is very affordable, compact, versatile and will give very good pictures. It can be a small lens that facilities greatly spontaneous photography practice. Since my introduction to the M4/3 format with the Olympus EP-3 I have selected the M.Zuiko 14-42mm II R lens as an ever ready “everyday” on hand optic on several occasions without being deceptive by its output. It represents a king of normal trans-standard zoom lens. Its major flaw remains its very small maximum aperture and it is difficult to really extract your subject from its surrounding by using a shallow deep-of-field. But on the other hand it can be a fantastic contextual lens that will allow you to compose beautiful urban scape for example. The same can be told for other optics of the same level from Panasonic. (If you are looking to buy the Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm II R you will often get the best deal when you combine it with the purchase of a camera body.)
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October 7, 2017 by Ivan_996
Skip the PC, send the pics straight to your phone/tablet.
Occasionally you can buy the F for a few hundred less when they go on sale or even when they are refurbished, and indeed I bought this camera during such a sale. I was interested in the F despite owning other Olympus EM's because I wanted to use the art jpgs. I did not originally use the camera much because of a major flaw; in any of the automatic modes the minimum shutter speed cannot be specified. This flaw is fixed in the latest update as it adds a minimum shutter speed setting! It is nearly the perfect camera but for two cons. --Lack of weather sealing. --When taking a picture and review is set to on, the viewfinder cannot be specified to continue live while only the LCD shows the review.
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August 18, 2017 by Chris
Beauty Creates Beauty
I recently received this camera as a gift after renting it on two occasions. It is the most amazing camera I have ever used. The beautiful dials harken back to an age before social media when the tool for capturing photos was as beautiful as the photos themselves. The image stabilization allows for longer exposure water photos while being handheld. I have used this camera with a variety of lenses and all of them have accepted the Pen-f and produced amazing photos. Going solo with this camera to your favorite coffee shop and taking photos of people as they go about their business. It is beautiful.
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