Olympus PEN-F Announced, Price $1,199, Available for Pre-order

OLympus PEN-F

Olympus PEN-F has just been officially announced. This compact system camera features the 20 MP Live MOS sensor , 5-Axis Image Stabilization, a built-in 2.36 million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder, and a new Creative Dial on the front. The price is for $1,199 and available in Black and Silver. The shipment will be on March 11th, 2016.

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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • 20.3MP Live MOS Sensor
  • TruePic VII Image Processor
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ 1.037m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • 5-Axis In-Body Image Stabilization
  • ISO 25600 and 10 fps Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi, 50MP High-Res Shot Mode
  • Creative Dial, Color/Monochrome Profiles

Product type

Product type Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens system camera
Memory SD Memory Card (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I/II compatible, Eye-Fi Card compatible*)

  • Not compatible with Endless Memory.
Sensor size 17.4 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V)
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds Mount

Image sensor

Product type 4/3 Live MOS Sensor
Number of pixels / aspect ratio Number of effective pixels : Approx. 20.3 million pixels
Total number of pixels : Approx. 21.8 million pixels
Aspect ratio : 1.33 (4:3)
Dust reduction Supersonic Wave Filter (image sensor dust reduction system)

Recording (still)

Recording format DCF, DPOF compatible / Exif, PRINT Image Matching III, MPO compatible
File format RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG, MPO(3D still)
Recording image size [RAW] 5184 x 3888 pixels
[JPEG] 5184 x 3888 pixels – 640 x 480 pixels

Image Stabilisation System

Type Built-in 5-axis* sensor-shift image stabilisation for movie and still photos

  • yaw / pitch / roll / vertical shift / horizontal shift
Mode 4 modes (S-IS AUTO, S-IS1, S-IS2, S-IS3), OFF
Live View image stabilisation Activation by half-pressing shutter button or enlarging view
Focal length setting With
Lens IS priority With
5 axis Sync IS With

  • When using M.Zuiko Digital lenses equipped with image stabilisation
Stabilisation 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))

Finder

Finder type Eye-level OLED electronic viewfinder,  approx. 2.36M dots
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)
Eye point / Diopter adjustment range Approx. 20mm (-1m-1, Distance from rear lens surface) / -4 ~ +2m-1
Preview Live View preview with depth of field preview lock
Display Grid Off / normal grid / golden grid / scale / diagonal / movie grid
Level Gauge 2-axis (horizontal / vertical) level gauge
Finder Style 3 styles
Brightness and Colour Temperature Control Adaptive brightness technology (EVF Auto Luminance) / ±2 level manual brightness control / ±3 level manual colour temperature control
S-OVF (Simulated OVF) Expands the 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.

Live view

Live view Approx. 100% field of view, exposure compensation preview, WB adjustment preview, gradation preview, face detection preview (up to 8 faces), grid line, magnification display (x3 / x5 / x7 / x10 / x14), Display modes: Standard, Histogram, Highlight & Shadow, Level Gauge, Off (Image Only)
Preview Preview with depth of field preview lock

Monitor

Monitor type 3.0-inch vari-angle monitor*

  •  Approx.1037k dots (3:2), electrostatic capacitance touch panel
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
Tilting capability With (mirror display when monitor is in self portrait position)
Brightness / Colour temperature control ±7 levels / ±7 levels
Colour tone select Vivid / Natural

Focusing

AF system High-speed imager AF
Focus mode Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR)
Full-time AF With Full-time AF
Magnified frame AF Selectable from over 800 AF points
Selectable magnification: x3, x5, x7, x10(Default), x14
Super Spot AF*

  • Available only when a Micro Four Thirds lens is attached
Face detection AF / Eye detection AF With
Eye Detection AF mode: off / nearer-eye priority / right-eye priority / left-eye priority
Focusing point / Focusing point selection mode 81-area multiple AF / All target, group target area (9-area), single target(standard), single target(small)
AF targeting pad With (activate / deactivate with double tap on rear monitor)
AF illuminator With
Manual focus assist Focus ring rotation activates Live View image magnification and/or focus peaking when in S-AF+MF or MF mode
Peaking function Activate with Fn button or focus ring
Change peaking settings using the Info button
Colour selection: white, black, red, yellow
Intensity selection: high, normal, low
Back light effect: on, off

Shutter

Shutter type Focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speed Mechanical shutter*: 1/8000 – 60 sec., with selectable EV adjustment steps (1/3, 1/2, 1)
Electronic first curtain shutter (Anti-shock mode): 1/320 – 60 sec
Electronic shutter (Silent mode): 1/16000 – 60 sec

  • Bulb / Time: selectable exposure time (1 / 2 / 4 / 8 / 1 5 / 20 / 25 / 30 min.), with 8-min. default setting
  • Composite: maximum shooting time 3 hours

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