Olympus was proud to announce the launch of their Olympus PEN-F, the latest model in the PEN series of Compact System Cameras. The PEN-F sports a classic design that exudes quality and ‘masterpiece’ craftsmanship. Designed for reportage, documentary and travel photography, the PEN-F uses a new 20-megapixel Live MOS sensor and has a built-in 5-Axis Image Stabilisation (IS) system that achieves up to 5 EV steps of stability for the highest quality handheld imaging.
Paired together with the shortest shutter release shutter release lag amongst compact system cameras of 44ms, the super responsive PEN-F helps you capture the fleetest of photographic opportunities to record your most decisive moments. Not to mention its new Colour Profile feature that allows you to switch between Monochrome and other Colour Profiles, enabling for classic film-like photos and many others on the fly.
The PEN-F is also the first Olympus PEN model with a built-in viewfinder, using a 2.35M dot OLED. If you are a photographer that can appreciate photographic instruments of fine design and quality, the Olympus PEN-F captures attention with its beautiful classic styling that is inspired by the elegant Olympus PEN F 35mm film camera of 1963. The new PEN-F is designed with incredible ergonomics to fit comfortably in any photographers’ hands, combined with its milled-metal click-dented dials and control switches that feature diamond-cut edges, paired with the precise touch and feedback response of its mechanical interfaces, provide the photographer with a luxuriously tactile usage experience.
As said before, the PEN-F sports a 20-megapixel Live MOS sensor, that together with the Truepic VII imaging engine that gives the PEN-F the highest imaging resolution amongst Olympus’ compact system cameras. Together with the proven in-built Olympus 5-Axis VCM IS system and high-resolution M.Zuiko lenses, you are assured of the highest quality handheld stills and video results. When it comes to the special Hi-res Shot mode, the PEN-F captures 50-megapixel jpeg shots by automatically compositing multiple shots, taken with the shifting of image sensor in ultra-precise half-pixel steps.
The PEN-F is the first Olympus camera to have a Monochrome and Colour Profile Control feature, that is accessed using the front-facing Creative Dial. The profile control provides user-customisable tone and saturation image presets that simulate the appearance of classic colour and black and white film. The Creative Dial also provides quick access to Art Filters and the special Colour Creator mode, which enables intuitive, preview-able application of colour hue and saturation adjustments. The PEN-F comes with a great design and features, not to mention amazing imaging technology, the new Olympus PEN-F is a true masterpiece.