The new OLYMPUS PEN-F comes in at the top of the current PEN line-up and has a 20 million pixel Four Thirds type sensor – four million more pixels than previous PEN models like the E-PL7 and E-P5.
The original Pen-F is one of the company’s classic film cameras from the late 1960s. Like its forerunner, the new Pen-F is basically all metal. Magnesium and aluminum give the new Pen-F a sturdy, solid feel, and the unity is amplified by a lack of visible screws. Some companies — included Olympus— have taken to throwing dummy metal finishes on plastic bodies as a way of acquiring a nostalgic look on the cheap, so this is a very welcome break from that. A belt of rubbery fake leather that stretches around the middle completes the look, and helps you hold the camera as well.
OLYMPUS PEN-F camera with an excellent lens, the 12-40mm f2.8, rather than the low price kit lenses, which can make a big difference.) It delivers excellent white balance, a noise profile which is rivals recent APS-C equivalents by about ISO 3200 and the tonal range you’d expect from a camera of its price.
This is a 3-inch LCD with 1,037,000 dots and, as usual with Olympus CSCs, it’s touch-sensitive. More good news is that the screen is engaged via an articulating bracket so it can be flipped out and angled up or down for easier viewing from low or high angles when shooting in upright or horizontal format. It can also be spun round for selfie shooting
There’s no 4K video option, but the PEN-F can shoot Full HD (1920 x 1080) at a range of frame rates, including 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p.
Olympus has also included a small but excellent 2.36 million dot electronic viewfinder, and fully-articulating 3-inch LCD touchscreen along with new 20 MP Live MOS sensor and 5-axis VCM image stabilization for the ultimate image quality and excellent Olympus Pen F lenses.