Olympus PEN-F Camera First Impressions Reviews, Samples, Videos

First impressions reviews, hands-on videos and sample images of the Olympus PEN-F mirrorless interchangeable lens camera now available online.

The new digital Olympus PEN-F camera features a 20-megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor with a 50-Megapixel high resolution shot capability, 5-axis Image Stabilisation system (worth some 5 EV stops when shooting at low ISO), built-in viewfinder with a real-time preview of settings adjustments and offers an impressive 2.36 Million-dot OLED panel.

The PEN-F also boasts a fully articulating 1.04 Million-dot 3″ LCD and can record full 1080HD videos at 60p. See the official announcement.

Olympus PEN-F Camera Reviews, Hands-on Videos, Samples


Olympus PEN-F First Impressions Review

First Official Olympus PEN-F reviews comes from DpreviewMirrorlessons and Cameras.reviewed websites. Robin Wong has posted the part one review. See the hands-on images on Dpreview and PhotographyBlog.

From Ming Thein review:

All in all, I enjoyed shooting with the PEN F. It’s sized right, feels right, and responds well. The camera part just gets out of the way and lets you concentrate on shooting. Sure, the EVF feels a bit dated and grainy in comparison to the Leica SL, but for the most part, it’s good enough even in bright light. It doesn’t keep you waiting. Image quality appears to be good enough (subject to assessment via my normal ACR workflow) and overall, the camera represents a solid update to Olympus’ M4/3 offerings. I’m left hesitant on only two things: firstly, the price. This is not a cheap camera, and not only is it not a cheap camera, at this price, you have to start to give other options like the Sony A7II and Nikon D750 a serious look. Both of these cameras offer significantly higher image quality potential, too; though in practice, the image quality differential may be less than you’d expect because of the effectiveness of Olympus’ stabilisation and the size/ accessibility of small and fast lenses.


Olympus PEN-F Sample Images

First Official Olympus PEN-F sample images taken by Olympus UK Visionary R.Cleveland Aaron. 20 high resolution sample images taken with the Olympus PEN-F camera can be seen at PhotographyBlog. For more samples see the Optyczne website.

Olympus PEN-F Hands-on Videos


Olympus PEN-F by Olympus

Olympus introduction video

Olympus concept video

Olympus Pen-F Hands-On Review by Park Cameras

Olympus PEN F Hands On with Mike Boening

Adorama Exclusive: Olympus PEN-F Camera

Olympus PEN-F Hands On Preview by Steve Digicams

Olympus PEN-F Camera Price and Availability

The Olympus PEN-F will be available in March for $1,199.99 body-only.

Buy Olympus PEN-F Camera
Olympus PEN-F Camera [Black] $1,199.99  Amazon | B&H | Adorama
Olympus PEN-F Camera [Silver] $1,199.99  Amazon | B&H | Adorama