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Olympus PEN-F Digital Camera

MILC 20.3MP Live MOS Feb 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Count Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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21 Reasons For

Olympus Cameras Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Olympus cameras and also specifically for Olympus MILC cameras and found that in both cases Olympus had good ratings compared to other brands.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Olympus PEN-F supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other MILC cameras that were launched around the same time as the PEN-F which do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Sony Alpha A6300[plb_3305928_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other MILC cameras that have been on the market for the last year, the Olympus PEN-F supports WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available which you might also want to look at including the Sony Alpha A6300[plb_3305928_price] which has better reviews; or the Panasonic DMC-G80[plb_3838432_price] which is cheaper.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity which you might also want to consider including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4R[plb_3539228_price].

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this Olympus digital camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Sigma Sd Quattro[plb_3831284_price] (Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper) or the Sony Alpha A6300[plb_3305928_price] (MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo HX|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a Live MOS sensor type, which is typical of many MILC cameras that have been on the market for the last year.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many MILC cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The Olympus PEN-F has a greater number of supported image formats than most latest MILC cameras. This camera supports a RAW image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by MILC cameras that came out around the same time as the PEN-F. The image format "JPG" is also supported by this digital camera.

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±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Olympus PEN-F has a wider light exposure correction than most MILC cameras that have been on the market for the last year. This camera has a ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most new cameras have a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction is actually the best light exposure correction across all MILC cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PEN-F.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst light exposure correction is ± 3EV (1/3EV step).

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Quite High JPEG Frame Rate

The Olympus PEN-F has a quite high JPEG frame rate (60 frames per second) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PEN-F. The JPEG frame rates of cameras that were released around the same time as the PEN-F range from 30fps to 60fps.

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±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The Olympus PEN-F has a ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than the ±2EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction found on most cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. In addition, this camera have a ±3EV (1/2, 1/3 and 1 EV step) flash exposure correction. The flash exposure correction of all recently released digital cameras ranges from ±3EV (1/3 EV step) (worst) to ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) (best).

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Has Four Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Olympus PEN-F is more than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on MILC cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. The photo effects "Muted", "Neutral" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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12.9 Flash Guides

Most of the other MILC cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PEN-F only have between 4 and 12 flash guides, however the Olympus PEN-F has 12.9 flash guides.

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Supports Four Camera File Systems

The Olympus PEN-F has a greater number of camera file systems than most MILC cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. The most commonly supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this Olympus camera. The camera file systems DCF, DPOF, Exif 2.2 and PRINT Image Matching III are also supported by this camera.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The Olympus PEN-F has a greater number of white balance modes than most MILC cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently found white balance mode is Auto, but this white balance mode is not found on this camera. The white balance modes Flash, Fluorescent, Shade, Sunny, Tungsten and Underwater are also found on this digital camera.

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1920x1080@60fps Resolution and Capture Speed

This camera has a resolution and capture speed of 640x480@30fps|1280x720@24fps|1280x720@30fps|1280x720@50fps|1280x720@60fps|1920x1080@24fps|1920x1080@25fps|1920x1080@30fps|1920x1080@50fps|1920x1080@60fps, which is typical of many latest MILC cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many MILC cameras that were launched in the last year. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Dust Resistant Protection Feature

The protection feature of this camera is Dust resistant, which is the most frequently found protection feature on recently released cameras.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The Olympus PEN-F has a greater number of light exposure modes than most MILC cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera has an Aperture priority AE light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on latest MILC cameras. The light exposure modes "Auto", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Olympus digital camera.

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H.264 Video Format

This camera supports an AVC|AVI|H.264|M-JPEG|MOV|MPEG4 video format, which is the most commonly supported video format on digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months.

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Very Thin

The thinnest latest MILC digital camera is 29mm deep and the thickest is 91mm. The Olympus PEN-F is quite thin (only 37.3 millimeters) compared to most of the other latest MILC cameras.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

MILC cameras that were launched around the same time as the PEN-F have minimum ISO speed of between 50 and 200. The Olympus PEN-F has one of the smaller minimum ISO speed (only 80) amongst MILC cameras of this age.

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10 Reasons Against

Not Waterproof

The Olympus PEN-F is not waterproof. Most of the other MILC cameras that have been on the market for the last year are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most MILC cameras that were launched in the last year do not have an image stabiliser. The Olympus PEN-F is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabiliser.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PEN-F are not 3D compatible. The Olympus PEN-F is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PEN-F do not have a GPS. The Olympus PEN-F is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Olympus PEN-F does not support video recording. Most of the other MILC cameras that were launched around the same time as the PEN-F also do not support video recording.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PEN-F do not have a built-in flash. The Olympus PEN-F is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in flash.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The Olympus PEN-F has a greater number of flash modes than most new digital cameras. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras that have been around for the last year. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Five Diaphragm Blades

The Olympus PEN-F is a five diaphragm blades camera. Most of the other recently released comparable spec digital cameras have between five and eight diaphragm blades.

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Only Supports Three ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Olympus PEN-F is more than most MILC cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera supports 25 and 600 ISO speeds, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by latest MILC cameras. The ISO speeds "80" and "Auto" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

With a maximum battery life of only 1.33 hours, the Olympus PEN-F has a quite short maximum battery life compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PEN-F. Across all the latest digital cameras the maximum battery lives range from 1.3h to 4.5h.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Olympus PEN-F

Released Ten Months Ago

This camera has been on the market for ten months.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Olympus PEN-F has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other MILC cameras that were launched in the last 12 months.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think the Sony Alpha A6300[plb_3305928_price] which has better reviews; or the Sigma Sd Quattro[plb_3831284_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

If this MILC digital camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Canon M5[plb_3844053_price] (3.2").

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 20.3 megapixels, the Olympus PEN-F has a relatively typical megapixel count compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the PEN-F.

If you want a higher megapixel count then you might also want to look at the Sigma Sd Quattro[plb_3831284_price] (29.5MP and cheaper); or the Sony Alpha A6300[plb_3305928_price] (24.2MP and higher rated).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 373 grams, the Olympus PEN-F has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Body Material
Protection Feature
Lens System
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Fixed Focal Length
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Aspheric Element
Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Guide
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Correction
Shoe Mounting Point
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Built-In Processor
Diopter Adjustment
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Networking
Other Features
Technical Details

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 18 December 2015 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this projector to watch tv and movies on in the dorms, as it was so much cheaper and way more portable than a tv. Projected it onto a white cinder block wall. Worked great. Picture... Read more…

It's a small projector, fits perfectly on a bookshelf. It was a great price. Decent picture quality. Super mobile
Bluetooth
Low price for many features
Up to 32GB expandable with SD card
3G capable (does not come with)
Need external speakers, as built in is very quiet. Picture quality not the best, but good for such a small, inexpensive projector
Low RAM
4GB of memory
Complicated Menus
Short Battery Life

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers focus penf17sk1
Barcodes 00636156035629, 04545350049676, 04545350049690, 04545350049751, 04545350049775, 04545350049799, 04545350049812

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