The Olympus Pen-F is designed for capturing everyday life. If combines beautiful retro styling with a cutting edge 20 megapixel sensor, 5-axis in-body image stabilisation and lightning fast responsiveness to ensure even the most fleeting moments are captured confidently.
Based on the Pen-F 35mm Film Camera
It pays homage to the design and build-quality of the original Pen-F 35mm film camera. First released in 1963 the original was ahead of its time. The fact that it is still used by artists, film aficionados and professional photojournalists the world over is a true testament of its build-quality and imaging ability.
20 Megapixel Live MOS Sensor
An updated 20 Megapixel Live MOS sensor delivers the highest imaging resolution among Olympus mirrorless cameras to date. Combined with the proven TruePic VII image processor and a low-pass filter-less design, the F is equipped to produce exceptional images with impressive clarity and true-to-life colour representation.
5-Axis VCM Image Stabilisation
Detail and image sharpness are complemented by a sophisticated 5-axis Voice Coil Motor (VCM) image stabilisation system. Minimising blurry images caused by camera shake, its class leading 5-axis design delivers a 5 shutter speed stop advantage over non stabilised shooting, equipping you with advanced exposure flexibility when shooting hand held and in low-light scenarios.
Sync IS Compatible
The 5-axis sensor stabilisation system provides the best of both worlds. It maximises the sharpness and image resolution on modern, non-IS lenses or vintage adapted lenses plus delivers compatibility with the latest Sync IS technology for even more effective image stabilisation on lenses with built-in IS such as the M.Zuiko 300mm f/4 IS PRO lens.
High-Res 50 Megapixel JPG or 80 Megapixel RAW Files
A High-Res Shot mode also takes advantage of the advanced 5-axis stabilisation system to equip you with the ability to produce ultra-high 50 Megapixel JPEG or 80 Megapixel RAW files. Rivalling images captured from top-of-the-line Full Frame DSLRs, the high-res shot mode uses the sensor-shift technology of the stabiliser and the TruePic image processor to move the sensor in ultra-precise half pixel increments and composite an exceptionally large, extremely detailed image that can be used for ultra-high quality commercial printing applications or offer unparalleled post-processing versatility.
One-Touch Full-HD Video Recording
Full-HD videos can be recorded in an instant thanks to the dedicated movie-record button. Recorded videos also take advantage of the 5-axis stabiliser, offering silky smooth clips, even when walking or filming from a moving vehicle.
1/8000th Maximum Shutter Speed
The proven autofocus performance of the range of M.Zuiko lenses is combined with an improvement and refinement in mechanical control systems to deliver a 1/8000th maximum shutter speed and a shutter release lag time of just 44ms. This ultra-responsive performance helps photojournalists and everyday photographers capture and preserve fleeting moments and split second actions that can often tell an entire story.
Ergonomically Positioned Controls
Its beautifully designed dials and camera controls do more than merely give the camera an unmistakable style. Ergonomically positioned to suit the demands of the modern photographer, the controls have been optimised to make it easy and intuitive to change various exposure settings such as aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation without taking your eye from the viewfinder.
Dedicated Creative Dial
A dedicated Creative Dial on the front face of the camera pays tribute to its film origins with a Monochrome and Colour Profile Control system. Designed to simulate the imaging characteristics of film, the system is a handy shortcut to utilising one of three built-in colour pre-sets (Default, Chrome Film Rich Colour, Chrome Film Vivid Saturation) or three built-in mono pre-sets (Default, Classic Film B&W, Classic Film Infrared) to add a unique or charming element to your images. 12 pre-defined colours can be fine-tuned in 11 step increments. In addition, highlight and shadow control with and the ability to add a grain effect, ensures you are equipped to customise your image output to exactly suit your desired look.
2.36-Million Dot Electronic Viewfinder
A first for the Olympus PEN range, the Pen-F utilises a bright, ultra-high resolution 2.36million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder. Featuring aspherical lens elements for reduced distortion, the EVF offers a 100% field of view and 0.62x magnification, making it easy to monitor composition, exposure and autofocus.
3-inch Swivel LCD Touch Screen
The rear houses a versatile 3-inch swivel LCD touchscreen with a sharp 1037k-dot resolution. Delivering an intuitive menu navigation and image shooting experience, the vari-angle ability of the screen is also perfect for selfies and vlogging duties, while also making it a breeze to shoot from extreme low and high angles.
Built-in WiFi for Instant Photo Sharing
Built-in Wi-Fi is combined with the sophisticated OI.Share app to turn your compatible smartphone or tablet into a wireless camera remote. The app, also streamlines sharing of your images to friends, family and your favourite social media platforms.
A Cult-Classic for the 21st Century
Built to survive the everyday punishment demanded by professional photographers and styled to withstand the test of time, the Olympus PEN-F mirrorless camera takes inspiration from its 35mm film predecessor to form the foundation of a cult classic built for the 21st century.
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
With (mirror display when monitor is in self portrait position)
Brightness / Colour temperature control
±7 levels / ±7 levels
Colour tone select
Vivid / Natural
High-speed imager AF
Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR)
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)
Manual focus assist
Focus ring rotation activates Live View image magnification and/or focus peaking when in S-AF+MF or MF mode
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
Metering system (TTL Image sensor metering)
Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), center-weighted average metering, spot metering*, spot metering with highlight control, spot metering with shadow control
Also available AF target spot metering
EV -2 - 20 (using 17mm f/2.8, ISO 100)
Exposure mode / Shooting mode
iAUTO (Live Guide can be performed), P: Program AE (Program shift can be performed), A: Aperture priority AE, S: Shutter priority AE, M: Manual (Live Bulb, Live Time and Live Composite are available), Custom1~4, Photo Story,Scene select AE
1: 8 images automatically shot and combined into a single image composite
2: For 3D lens(H-FT012 by Panasonic) only, still photo only
AUTO ISO: customizable, LOW (approx.80) ‐ 25600 (default: LOW - 1600) Manual ISO: LOW (approx.80), 200 - 25600 (1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable)
When using exposure compensation dial: ±3 EV, adjustable by 1/3 EV steps When assigned to front / rear dial: ±5 EV, adjustable by 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps When shooting in HDR or in video, only adjustable up to ±3 EV steps Live View only reflects up to ±3 EV steps
Locks with a half-press of the shutter button (can be set to Fn button as well)
i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e Portrait, Colour creater, Art Filters, Colour Profile Control, Monochrome Profile Control
Hi light and shadow control
±7 steps each for highlight, shadow, midtone
Activate by rear lever
Colour Profile Control
Can set the saturation level from -5~+5 for each of the 12 colours. Hold the setting each of 3 presets* (COLOUR1 / COLOUR2 / COLOUR3)
Can be hold the highlight and shadow control setting
Monochrome Profile Control
Colour Filter effect: 8 colours (Red, Orange, Yellow, Yellow-green, Green, Cyan, Blue, Magenta) with 3 levels of intensity Shading Effect: -5 ~ +5 Film Grain Effect: Low / Medium / High Pict. Tone: Sepia / Blue / Purple / Green
Can program 3 presets* (MONO1 / MONO2 / MONO3)
detailed settings for Highlight & Shadow Control can also be programmed
Art Filter (Variation / Art Effect)
Pop Art (I, II / a, b, c, d, e, f) Soft Focus ( - / c, e) Pale & Light Colour (I, II / a, b, c, d, f) Light Tone ( - / d, f) Grainy Film (I, II / b, c, d, g, h) Pin Hole (I, II, III / d) Diorama ( I,II / d) Cross Process (I, II / b, c, d, f) Gentle Sepia ( - / a, b, c, d, f) Dramatic Tone (I / b, c, d, e, f) (II / b, c, d, e, f, g, h) Key Line (I, II / a, b, c, d, e) WaterColour (I, II / a, b, c, d) Vintage (I, II, III / a, b, c, d, e, f, i) Partial Colour (I, II, III / a, b, c, d, e, f)
Detail of Art Effect
a. Soft Focus Effect b. Pin-Hole Effect c. White Edge Effect d. Frame Effect e. Star Light Effect f. Blur Effect (Top & bottom, Left & Right) g. B&W Effect (None, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green) h. Pict. Tone (None, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green) i. Shade Effect (Top & bottom, Left & Right)
mode1 is available when recording framrate is less than 30p.
1, 2, 4, 8 sec. (Further continued shooting possible by pressing movie record button again)
Quick Movie / Slow Movie
High Speed Movie
Available at 120 fps, 640 x 480
Image Stabilisation for Movie
M-IS1* (Image sensor shift and electronic image stabiliser with multi motion IS), M-IS2 (Image sensor shift with multi motion IS), Off
While using M-IS1, field of view may be affected.
Grid Line / Focus Peaking
4 types of grid lines / 4 colours for focus peaking
Rec run/free run, drop frame/non-drop frame
Live View Output via HDMI
With (GUI is shown on connected device only, and peaking function is not available when connected by HDMI.) By holding down INFO button, GUI will be hidden on the connected device, movie quality is set to YCbCr 4:2:2, frame rate is set to movie setting (24p, 30p and 60p settings are not recommended.), and sound will not be recorded.
Program AE, aperture priority AE, shutter priority AE, manual
Single-frame, information display, index display (4 / 9 / 25 / 100 frames), Clips, calendar, enlargement (2x - 14x), movie (with sound, FF / REW / Pause), picture rotation (auto), slideshow (with sound including BGM, Slide show effects, replaceable BGM), Light Box display
Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight / Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, OFF
RAW data edit, Gradation auto, Monochrome, Sepia, Red-eye fix, Saturation, Resize (1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait, Image Overlay, Postrecording
RAW data edit
RAW data edit based on settings of the camera (including e-Portrait, Colour Creator, Art Filter, ART-BKT). 2 programmable settings, preview capability.
Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)