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.
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