January 11, 2017 by RayF.
Highly recommended. Love this camera so far!
I took my time before I decided on buying the Olympus Pen-F. I wanted a camera that was small, but still gave me the ability to manually adjust the settings, change lenses when needed, and offer best possible image quality and features. I looked at many brands and models, and found something missing with each of them. Pen-F came the closest to the perfect camera for me - it is small, light, offers a ton of flexibility and functionality, and so far I have been very impressed by the picture quality as well. I am using the Olympus 25mm f1.8 lens which also has been great so far. I am switching from a Nikon SLR to this camera, and so far I am not regretting this decision. Some of the reviewers on the Internet complained about the complex menus. Coming from the Nikon and having also used other cameras, so far I am not finding the menus too complex and hard to follow. I highly recommend this camera.
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January 3, 2017 by Ken Z
Pen - Film Simulation Machine
I cannot believe it took me this long to pick up this camera since it was released to market over a year now. I mainly dismissed the PEN-F for already owning the EM5-MKII but despite not having a significant improvement on specifications sheets, this camera is definitely a more refined piece of technology compared to the OM-D. The price and retro-design ergonomics may scare you away but once you start using it and get a understanding of the controls and features, you will begin to understand the design and operational philosophy: that is it's capability to adjust the final outcome of your shot before and after your shutter is pressed. The front dial essentially acts as film selection for your shot. The ability to change your "film" preset with a rotation of the dial immediately gives you liberty to choose from a large pool of profiles and they're not set in stone. You can change the look and tonality of those film presets with a wide range of enhancements, colours, vignetting and etc. This allows me to skip the post processing step at my PC which is what I usually do with my RAW files from my EM5 MKII. I'm not saying that the OM-D is a bad camera, but Olympus did put a more feature-filled post processing engine in the PEN-F that the EM5 MKii does not have. From my stand point the price is justified as the PEN-F is built with better components (shutter sound, metal knobs and dials), slightly better ergonomics, next to none shutter lag and feature packed in-body software for post processing when shooting RAW. These reasons make the PEN-F a superior photographic device and a superior shooting experience compared to the OM-D despite the lack of weather sealing. My only gripe is that the Olympus PRO capture software does not connect to the PEN-F. So one star is knocked off for that omission of software feature. It makes zero sense to not have this feature for the PEN F when its so robust in software capability. PLEASE, Olympus, add the PEN-F to future revisions for the pro capture software.
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December 24, 2016 by BL
Outstanding camera
Great features, small size and retro styling. Outstanding image quality. Large selection of available lenses.
December 10, 2016 by K Nathan
All the controls I needed in a tiny package.
Comparable or better image quality to Full Frame for all my practical purpose, except with moving subjects. When exposed correctly can recover enough details form shadows or highlights. The trick with Hi-Res mode, actually not just for the resolution but much better color and contrast details, which is excellent when printed to the equivalent size of five feet wide. Detailed review at my blog.. https://kuphotoblog.wordpress.com/2016/12/04/summary-of-comparison-between-ff-and-m43-sensor/
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November 30, 2016 by Graeme
Latest of my Olympus cameras.
I have owned PEN series cameras in the past plus an OMD and loved them all. When I saw the gorgeous design of the PEN F, I knew I wanted that one. Having the exposure comp. dial on top is a plus for me as are the 4 Custom settings on the Main dial. Great design and feels good in the hands too.
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