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Olympus PEN-F Digital Camera

$1,199.00
MILC 20.3MP Live MOS SDXC Feb 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Compatible Memory Cards Release Date
Olympus digital cameras have good reviews
Supports video recording
Does not have a good flash
107 Reviews + 14 Awards
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Reviews

Olympus Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 4,447 user and expert reviews (including 13 verified purchases) for Olympus digital cameras and found that on average Olympus has good reviews. We also found that Olympus has good reviews specifically within its high megapixel cameras range. 100% of those that bought a Olympus camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Technical Details

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Olympus PEN-F has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out more than a year ago.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Olympus PEN-F has a self-timer, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

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Light Exposure

Supports Three ISO Sensitivities

The Olympus PEN-F has a greater number of ISO speeds than most high megapixel cameras that were launched more than a year ago. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 100, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Olympus digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 80, 25600 and Auto are also supported by this digital camera.

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Viewfinder

Quite High Magnification

The Olympus PEN-F has a quite high magnification (1.23 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera. The lowest magnification of cameras of this age and spec is 0.24x and the highest is 17x.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Olympus PEN-F has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Olympus PEN-F has an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera also have an HDMI.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The Olympus PEN-F has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera which do not have a touchscreen.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Olympus PEN-F has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Olympus PEN-F has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung NX1 ($1,299) is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Nikon D610 ($1,100) (3.2" and higher rated).

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Olympus PEN-F has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Olympus PEN-F has a shoe mounting point, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Other Features

Has a USB Connectivity

The Olympus PEN-F has a USB connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also have a USB connectivity.

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Camera

Features Saturation Adjustment

The Olympus PEN-F features saturation adjustment. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also feature saturation adjustment.

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Has a Custom Colour

The Olympus PEN-F has a custom colour. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than a year also have a custom colour.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Olympus PEN-F features brightness adjustment. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera also feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Olympus PEN-F features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Supports Live View

The Olympus PEN-F supports live view. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also support live view.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Olympus PEN-F has an anti-dust function. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have an anti-dust function.

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Features Histogram

The Olympus PEN-F features histogram. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also feature histogram.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Olympus PEN-F does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera also do not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Nikon D610 ($1,100), or the Pentax K-3 II ($846.95) which also has a higher rating.

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Good Video Capture

One customer who purchased it concluded that it was good for video recording. An anonymous author scored it 80 out of 100 and she said two years ago “Worked great for movie nights so we didn't have to crowd around a laptop” in her review of this digital camera.

Good Image Stabiliser

One person who bought the product concluded that it had a good image stabiliser. Newegg.com mentioned “Good Image Stabilization” in their Olympus PEN-F review.

Good Picture Resolution

Two owners who reviewed the product mentioned that it had a good picture resolution. Newegg.com mentioned two years ago “Great Resolution”. Newegg.com also mentioned “I am very satisfied with the resolution it shows with objects close” in their review.

Two people who purchased this digital camera considered that it was able to produce good images. One customer who purchased it considered that it was good in low light. Newegg.com mentioned “Good in Low Light” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

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Does Not Have a Good Flash

One owner wrote in their reviews that the product did not have a good flash. Newegg.com said “I was unsuccessful at streaming 1080p at 30FPS using Adobe Flash Media Encoder, Wirecast, or Open Broadcaster” in their review of the Olympus PEN-F.


Audio

Quiet

Two owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was quiet. Newegg.com mentioned two years ago “Disk head thrashing is a thing of the past Makes the laptop much quieter and a little coo” . Newegg.com also said “No movings so very quiet” in their review.

Features Noise Reduction

The Olympus PEN-F features noise reduction, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Features Voice Recording

The Olympus PEN-F features voice recording. Most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Olympus PEN-F has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus PEN-F has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon SL1 ($354.99), the Samsung NX1 ($1,299), or the Nikon D610 ($1,100).

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5184 X 3888 Pixels Image Resolution

The Olympus PEN-F has a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. The best image resolution of all comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than a year ago is 6000 x 4000 pixels and the worst is 5184 x 3456 pixels.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Olympus PEN-F supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also support Wi-Fi.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Samsung NX1 ($1,299), or the Olympus Olympus Pen F.

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Design

Good Quality

One owner who purchased the Olympus PEN-F mentioned that it was good quality. Newegg.com said “Decent picture quality” in their review of this digital camera.

Dustproof

The Olympus PEN-F is dustproof. Most of the other cameras that came out more than a year ago also are dustproof.

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Reliable

Four owners said in their reviews that it was reliable. Newegg.com said two years ago “Hasn't had any reliability issues” in their review of this digital camera. Newegg.com also mentioned “So far Reliable” in their review.

One customer concluded that it was well made. Two years ago Newegg.com mentioned “Solid performance and has not given me a problem yet”.

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Easy to Use

Three owners who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use. Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Made this aging Dell Latitude 830 a pleasure to use again” . Newegg.com also wrote “Tools that come with the drive are handy” in their review. Newegg.com also said “Easy to Use” in their review.


Power

Good Battery Life

One customer said in their reviews that the Olympus PEN-F had a good battery life. Newegg.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Good Battery Life”.


Weight & Dimensions

Compact

One person said in their reviews that it was compact. Newegg.com mentioned in their Olympus PEN-F review two years ago “Small Compact” and rated this digital camera 80 out of 100.

Average Weight

With a weight of 373 grams, the Olympus PEN-F has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Sony Alpha A7R (407g).

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Features

Good Features

One person thought this digital camera had good features. Two years ago Newegg.com said “Low price for many features”.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Olympus PEN-F supports video recording. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Olympus PEN-F supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. 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. Across all digital cameras of this age and type the best video resolution is 3840 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when this camera was released.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus v204063be000, olympus v204061be000, olympus v204061se000, canon v204063be000, canon v204061be000, canon v204061se000
Barcodes 04545350049676, 04545350049690, 04545350049751, 04545350049775, 04545350049799, 04545350049812

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