Olympus PEN F (Body) Black/Silver

MPN: V204060SU000  |  EAN: 0050332190351  |  Model: PEN F

Price Information

$1,199.99

as at 25 Sep 19 | 12:43 AM CET

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Choosist's Ratings

Olympus PEN F (Body) Black/Silver - V204060SU000 Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
Mirrorless Camera
Just Right
Intermediate Skill Level (Video)
Outstanding
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Just Right
Intermediate Skill Level (Photo)
Just Right
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Very Good
Low-light Videos
Outstanding
Live Streaming
Very Good
Wildlife Photography
Very Good
Everyday Life Photography
Very Good
Event Videos
Outstanding
Landscape Photography
Very Good
Events Photography
Very Good
Home Videos
Very Good
High FPS Videos
Very Good
Sports Photography
Very Good
Vlogging
Outstanding
Underwater Photography
Very Good
Time-lapse Videos
Very Good
Travel
Just Right
WiFi Connectivity
Very Good
Dust-proof
Very Good
Regular Looks
Very Good
Bluetooth Connectivity
Very Good
Camera Body Only
Just Right

Kind of Camera

The Mirror-less Camera is a very good option for taking those shots with a professional flair. The ability to change lenses and tweak a variety of photo settings can be quite powerful. 

Photography Skillset

Keeping it simple - For someone who is not too bothered about technicalities, this Olympus device works!

For those who are passionate about photography at a casual level but are prepared to make the occasional technical adjustments, the PEN F is a very straightforward option. At this skill level you'll be comfortable utilising features such as the 81  "Auto Focus points" that this camera comes with.

Video skill level

Casual videos - If the technicalities involved in altering video settings are not a priority, then this Olympus device is a very good option!

Even though recording videos is a passion, you're not necessarily looking to go pro. You're content with making tweaks to a couple of settings to suit the shot you're about to take. The PEN F is very accessible which makes it suitable for this.

Video Scenarios

Streaming video live is a great way to share your experiences and this camera from Olympus provides a couple of connectivity options to help you with this.

The Olympus PEN F, is a very competent option when it comes to recording occasions and related activities. Also, the presence of its built-in Image stabilizer does help with making your clips look smooth and steady.

Its always great to capture moments of delight at home or while spending time with family and friends on an outing. For this, the Olympus PEN F is a great companion to have.

Self made video content - Whether its in a specialist niche or broad subject area, video content is king (or queen) these days. With an image sensor size of 17.4 x 13 mm (mm), this camera can deliver really good image quality in your videos. It's also got Wi-Fi so if you can still make your transfers even if you're not with your cables.

Other Video needs

If you're looking for that silky-smooth rendering of your videos, this camera has got it as its able to handle 60 FPS at 1080p resolutions.

Breathtaking transitions such as rolling clouds or city lights can captured as a time-lapse using the Olympus's in-built intervalometer

Low light recording can be tricky, however this camera has got what it takes to help you through that. This is because its minimum aperture number combined with it's maximum ISO sensitivity can produce crispy images with minimal noise.

Photo Scenarios

As you go about your business each day, there are moments or situations that come up that you'll want to capture on camera. The Olympus PEN F makes for a great partner for taking those everyday shots, whether planned or spontaneous. 

While taking those action shots during the day's event, you'll be aiming to keep your subject matter in sharp focus while they're in motion. The Auto Focus Tracking capability that comes with this camera helps with this.

Whether it's golf or tennis and everything in-between, the Tracking Focus capability in this camera allows you maintain your subject as the centre of attention even while in motion. It's Continuous Shooting Mode also helps take multiple shots in a couple of seconds allowing you assess a set of options you can pick from.

Whether its for living or non-living things, using the Olympus PEN F for aquatic photos is a treat.

Sometimes while on sightseeing or on a tour, you can only observe things from a distance. Which is why the zoom capability on this camera comes in handy in that situation.

In scenarios where animals are darting about, the burst mode on this camera comes in handy as well as it's Tracking Focus capability. The combination of these features and the 17.4 x 13 mm (mm) Image Sensor on this camera, provides you with a device that suits your wildlife photography needs - whether tranquil or dramatic.

To capture mother nature in her full beauty requires a good eye and a camera that can adequately handle landscape scenarios. This model from Olympus is good fit as it's got the ability to focus on multiple parts of your picture frame.

Other considerations

Sometimes carrying cables about just so you can move your photos across the devices can be a pain. Good thing this particular model comes with Wi-Fi.

The outdoors can get quite sandy depending on the environment you'll be taking pictures in. Which is why a camera like this is what you'll need as its been fully certified as dust-proof.

Style

It looks simple, capable and doesn't stand out in any particular way.

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Product Description

Are you in need of a high-performance camera that allows for advanced creative control? Look no further than the superb Olympus PEN-F. With the PEN-F in hand, you're able to capture beautiful and crisp still shots thanks to a 20.3-megapixel Live MOS sensor and TruePic VII processor. At the same time, this MILC camera enables you to capture videos in Full HD 1080p, whereas the outstanding sensitivity reaches up to ISO 25600 for continued quality in low light situations. When you need to go above and beyond, the dedicated Creative Control dial offers quick access to four separate artistic functions: Mono, Art, Colour and CRT. Elsewhere, a dedicated lever allows you to fine-tune exposure and contrast curves while you're shooting. Simple, convenient and bright, the 3-inch touchscreen LCD display ensures you always end up with the result you're working for, whereas the rechargeable lithium-ion battery delivers roughly 330 shots per charge.

Technical Specifications

Olympus PEN F (Body) Black/Silver - V204060SU000 Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Design
Camera Type MILC Body
Dustproof Yes
Material Aluminium
Operating Temperature (T-T) 0 - 40 °F
Product Colour Black, Silver
Camera
Anti-dust Function Yes
Aperture Priority AE Yes
Brightness Adjustment Yes
Built-in Processor Yes
Camera File System DCF, DPOF, Exif 2.2, PRINT Image Matching III
Custom Colour Yes
Image Formats Supported JPG, RAW
Languages Support Multi
Photo Effects Black&White, Neutral, Muted, Vivid
Saturation Adjustment Yes
Scene Modes Beach, Candlelight, Children, Documents, Fireworks, Night, Panorama, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset, Landscape (scenery)
Scene Modes Present Yes
Self-timer Delay 2, 12 s
Shooting Modes Auto
White Balance Flash, Fluorescent, Shade, Sunny, Tungsten, Underwater
Flash
External Flash Connector Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation Yes
Flash Exposure Correction ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Flash Guide Number 12.9 m
Flash Modes Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash Sync-speed 1/8000 s
Shoe Mounting Point Yes
Shoe Mounting Point Type Hot
Focusing
Auto Focus Yes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam Yes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock Yes
Auto Focus (AF) Points 81
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection 1
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes Continuous Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus
Focus Adjustment Auto/Manual
Manual Focus Yes
Tracking Focus 1
Light Exposure
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock Yes
ISO Sensitivity 80, 25600, Auto
ISO Sensitivity (max) 25600
ISO Sensitivity (min) 80
Light Exposure Control Program AE
Light Exposure Correction ± 5EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Modes Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light Metering Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Highlight-weighted, Spot
Manual Exposure Yes
Shutter
Camera Shutter Type Electronic
Continuous Shooting Mode Yes
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed 1/8000 s
Shutter Priority AE Yes
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 60 s
Video
Analog Signal Format System NTSC, PAL
Camcorder Media Type SD, SDHC, SDXC
HD Type Full HD
Live stream capable 1
Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Motion JPEG Frame Rate 60 fps
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Supported Aspect Ratios 1:1, 3:2, 3:4, 4:3, 16:9
Video Formats Supported AVC, AVI, H.264, M-JPEG, MOV, MPEG4
Video Recording Yes
Video Resolutions 640 x 480, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Audio
Audio Formats Supported PCM
Audio Noise Reduction Yes
Audio System Stereo
Built-in Microphone Yes
Built-in Speaker(s) Yes
Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
Voice Recording Yes
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface Micro Four Thirds
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards SD, SDHC, SDXC
Display
Built-in Display Yes
Display LCD
Display Aspect Ratio 3:2
Display Diagonal 3
Display Resolution (numeric) 1037000 pixels
Field Of View 100 %
Live View Yes
Touchscreen Yes
Vari-angle LCD Display Yes
Viewfinder
Diopter Adjustment (D-D) -4 - 2
Diopter Correction Yes
Electronic Viewfinder Yes
Magnification 1.23 x
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Sensor
Image Sensor Size 4/3
Image Sensor Size (W X H) 17.4 x 13 mm
Megapixel 20.3 MP
Sensor Format Cropped
Sensor Type Live MOS
Total Megapixels 21.8 MP
Technical Details
Self-timer Yes
Other Features
Interval Recording 1
Stabilizer Yes
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI (Micro) Ports Quantity 1
HDMI Connector Type Micro
HDMI Ports Quantity Yes
USB 2.0 Connectors 1
USB Port Yes
USB Version 2.0
Battery
Battery Life (CIPA Standard) 330 shots
Battery Life (max) 1.33 h
Battery Technology Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type BLN‑1
Number Of Batteries Supported 1
Power Source Type Battery
Networking
Wi-Fi Yes
Packaging Content
Batteries Included Yes
Weight & Dimensions
Depth 37.3 mm
Height 72.1 mm
Weight 373 g
Weight (including Battery) 427 g
Width 124.8 mm
Picture Quality
Maximum Image Resolution 5184 x 3888 pixels
Still Image Resolution(s) 5184 x 3888
Memory
Memory Slots 1
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) 30 - 90 %