Olympus PEN-F

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Olympus Pen-F
Olympus Pen F (digital).jpg
Lens mountMicro Four Thirds
Sensor typeLive MOS
Sensor size17.3 x 13mm (Four Thirds type)
Sensor makerSony
Maximum resolution5184 x 3888 (20 megapixels)
Film speed80-25600
Recording mediumSD, SDHC or SDXC memory card (UHS I & UHS II), up to 512 GB
Focus areas81 focus points
Shutter speeds1/8000s to 60s (1/16,000 with e-shutter)
Continuous shooting10.4 frames per second (20 with e-shutter)
Viewfinder magnification1.08x - 1.23x
Frame coverage100%
Image processing
Image processorTruePic VII Engine
White balanceYes
LCD screen3 inches with 1,040,000 dots
Dimensions125 x 72 x 37mm (4.9 x 2.8 x 1.5 inches)
Weight434g including battery
Made in Vietnam
PEN-F in black colour

The Olympus PEN-F is a micro four thirds camera and the most advanced model in the digital PEN range when it was launched. It boasts a new 20 MP sensor, an improved 5-axis in-body image stabilisation, 10 frames per second continuous shooting, and a fully articulated "swivel" rear touch screen. The camera features a higher resolution sensor than previous models, an articulating rear screen, and a built in electronic viewfinder. Fastest shutter speed is 1/8000 sec, it has focus peaking to assist manual focus, and built in Wi-Fi for connection to smartphone or tablet. The camera has a unique dials layout: in addition to two horizontal top-plate dials for exposure adjustments, it has an exposure compensation dial, and a front-mounted "Creative Mode" dial. The PEN-F comes in two colour schemes: black, or silver.[1]

The design echoes the 1963 Olympus Pen F half-frame SLR film camera, especially in the silver top and the chunky front dial, a nod to the shutter speed dial on the film camera.


  • 20MP Live MOS Four Thirds format sensor
  • 1/8000 sec top mechanical shutter speed (1/16,000 with e-shutter)
  • 5-axis image stabilisation with panning detection
  • ISO 100 – 25,600
  • Burst rate: Up to 10 fps continuous shooting (20 fps with electronic shutter)
  • Focus-peaking to assist manual focus
  • Intervalometer and Time Lapse movie creation (up to 99 frames)
  • Fully articulating 1.04 million dot, 3" LCD touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi for remote shooting (full control of all settings), image transfer and adding geolocation through smartphone
  • 2.36 million dot OLED electronic viewfinder
  • Highly customizable interface, twin controls
  • 50MP High-res Shot mode
  • 1080/60p video recording


  1. ^ Bracaglia, Dan; Samuel Spencer; Carey Rose; Jordan Stead (24 February 2016). "History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review". DPReview. Retrieved 25 March 2015.