Olympus PEN-F Mirrorless Camera with 14-42mm EZ Pancake Lens (Black)

  • £1150
  • £1099.00

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  • Micro 4/3rds Mount
  • Intelligent Viewfinder
  • 20MP Live MOS Sensor
  • 50MP High Res Mode
  • 5 Axis Image Stabiliser
  • Full HD 1080p Movie
  • 3.0" Vari-Angle Touch LCD
  • Built-in WiFi
  • Beautiful Retro Design
  • Inc 14-42mm EZ Pancake Lens
  • Inc FL-LM3 Flash
  • Link to lenses for this camera

Beautiful retro mirrorless Micro 4/3rds camera kitted with the 14-42mm EZ Pancake zoom - Black version
PEN designers step up
Like every Micro Four Thirds system camera, the PEN-F is built for spontaneous, everyday street photography without a tripod, so its more compact and lighter than much larger DSLRs. Its also considerably better looking, an impression that is heightened when you pick it up. For a relatively small camera, it has surprising gravitas, it feels sensational in the hand and the finish sends a clear message: this camera is for people who appreciate the finer things in life and who are capable of adding to those things with their own photography. The Olympus design team has gone to great lengths to make the PEN-F a potential style icon worthy of the original F series. Below its classic step contour, the brand name is precisely engraved in the metal casing and the leather-like camera surround is deluxe to the touch. Even the dimensions and hatched surface of the dials are designed to make onlookers jealous.

EVF on board
The iconic aspirations of the PEN-F are not confined to its design. Street photography has never been more popular and the new PEN features a classic of the genre: a built-in electronic viewfinder that delivers the rangefinder-style shooting experience, including focusing assistance with focus peaking and image magnification of 0.62x. The EVF has a large, high-definition OLED display with 2.36 million-dot resolution, which shows a real-time preview of any adjustments to settings, such as those accessible via the new Creative Dial. The PENs 5-axis IS essentially ensures a blur-free display.

New creative options
The largest metal dial in front of the PEN-F is the gateway to its newest creative features. Olympus prides itself on the variety of filters and options its cameras provide and on making them easy to use. The Creative Dial embodies those ambitions with fast, no-look access to four settings, two of which are new to the PEN range: Monochrome Profile Control and Colour Profile Control. The first offers gradation-curve, film-grain, shading adjustment and black-and-white filter effects with three available presets. Colour Profile Control also comes with three presets and affects the gradation curve. It can be used to adjust the saturation of 12 colours to 11 different levels. A lever mounted at the back of the camera easily switches between different modes.

Low-pass filter-free for higher resolution
Image quality is where bulky DSLR cameras would hope to out-perform the PEN-F, but most will fall short. This unique piece of design is packed with state-of-the-art technology. The tried-and-tested 5-axis Image Stabilisation system remains the worlds best* and, combined with a new 20-Megapixel Live MOS image sensor that lacks a low pass filter, it enables longer exposure times at low ISO settings. The new sensor provides 25% better resolution, while maintaining low-noise and dynamic-range performance. The results are impressive, especially with spontaneous, handheld photography. Which, of course, is what the lightweight PEN-F does best.

Ultra-fast response
Speed of response is equally important when you're shooting on the fly, and its a common fallacy that DSLR cameras generally respond faster than their Micro Four Thirds equivalents. The PEN-F lays this myth to rest with the categorys shortest* release time lag between pressing the shutter release button and the actual shot. The autofocus is also extremely quick, thanks to the Eye Detect AF feature and touch-panel access to point focusing.

The PEN-F offers street style enthusiasts a number of other advantages
High-speed sequential shooting at up to 10 fps makes it easy to track fast-moving subjects and a high-res Vari-angle LCD monitor is ideal for capturing videos or stills in tricky situations. At the request of keen photographers, Olympus has linked AF spot metering to the AF target, which helps achieve correct exposure in any shooting situation, while another OM-D-tested feature makes for an unexpected treat High Res Shot bumps resolution up to the equivalent of 50 Megapixels.

Olympus PEN-F
Megapixels / Type
20.3MP / Live MOS
Sensor Size
Micro 4/3rds
Image Processor
TruePic VII
Lens Mount
Micro 4/3rds
Focus Points
81
ISO Range
100-25600
Frames per Second
10fps
Movie Mode
HD 1080p
LCD size / type
3.0" / Vari-angle Touch
Viewfinder / type
Yes / OLED 2.36m Dots
Flash type
Hotshoe / Includes FL-LM3 Flash
Connectivity
USB, HDMI micro, WiFi
Image Stabilisation
Yes 5 Axis
Body Materials
Aluminium
Size (W x H x D)
124.8 x 72.1 x 37.3mm
Weight (g)
373 (Body)
Card type
SD / SDHC / SDXC
Battery
Weather sealed
No

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