Olympus presents Pen-E-system camera with electronic viewfinder




Olympus adds a new model to its Pen series of micro four-thirds cameras. Pen-F gets a retro house with lots of knobs, 20-megapixel sensor and a feature that allows 50-megapixel pictures can be created.

So far, Olympus applied only to electronic viewfinders in cameras in the OM-D series, which have more the appearance of an SLR. The Olympus Pen-F is the first model in the Pen series with built-in viewfinder. It is an OLED EVF with 2.36 million pixels, which corresponds to a resolution of 1024×768 pixels. The magnification of the viewfinder is 0,62x, thus the EVF on paper smaller than that of competing cameras like the Lumix GX8 and Fujifilm X-Pro2.

After the Panasonic Lumix GX8 is the Olympus Pen F, the second micro-four-thirds camera with a 20 megapixel sensor. Presumably both use the same chip brands from Sony. The ISO range is adjustable from 200 to 25,600 and a low position with equivalent of ISO 80 available. Olympus, however, uses its own five-axis image stabilization mechanism for the sensor.

Like the OM-D E-M5 Mark II is the Pen-F High Res Shot feature, which allows pictures in high resolution can be made. That is what the camera by taking four shots and the sensor using the stabilization mechanism each time to shift slightly. When the Pen-F which delivers photos with a resolution of 50 megapixels. Because there are several pictures are taken in succession, the function is only suitable for capturing static subjects and a tripod is required.

Olympus Pen-F
Olympus Pen-F
Olympus Pen-F
Olympus Pen-F

Pen-F has a shooting rate of up to 10fps, but the use of autofocus tracking the burst speed is up to 5fps. The mechanical shutter has a fastest shutter speed of 1 / 8000th second. By using the electronic shutter that is still to accelerate a stop to 1 / 16.000e second.

The 3 “screen is tiltable and has a resolution of 720×480 pixels. Filming is in full-HD resolution up to 60fps. Olympus has no cameras in ultra-HD resolution can film and that the Pen-F will not change in. However, the device has a 4k-time lapse function.

There is no opklapflitser in the present case, but Olympus delivers a loosely opzetflitsertje note: the FL-LM1. The retro design is inspired by the classic analog Pen-F camera that was launched in 1963. This half-frame cameras capable utilized a roll of film negatives with 18x24mm.

Mid-February is the device in stores in a black and silver finish. Olympus makes the loose housing a retail price of 1199 and also comes with a number of kits: the combination with 14-42mm f / 3.5-5.6 lens will cost 1399 euro and the kit with 17mm f / 1.8 goes for 1499 euros over the counter.


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