Olympus has announced the revival of its classic 1960s half-frame PEN-F film camera in digital form with 20-Megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor and built-in EVF.
The new digital Olympus PEN-F ($1,199 – Amazon | B&H | Adorama) 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 Olympus E-M5II ($1,099 – Amazon | B&H | Adorama) mirrorless camera boasts a 40MP high resolution shot mode, achieved by shifting the sensor in half-pixel steps and capturing eight images over a period of one second. The camera announced in February, 2015.
The Olympus PEN E-P5 ($799 – Amazon) features 16-Megapixel TruePic VI Live MOS sensor, FAST AF, 9 FPS burst shooting, 5-Axis Image Stabilization, 3.0″ tilt touchscreen LCD, Full HD 1080p video in MOV & AVI formats and built-in Wi-Fi. The camera announced in May, 2013.
Specifications Comparison of Olympus PEN-F vs OM-D E-M5 Mark II vs PEN E-P5 Cameras
To see the differences between these mirrorless cameras we have put together Olympus PEN-F vs OM-D E-M5 Mark II vs PEN E-P5 specs comparison table below. Some differences like sensor, image size, shooting speed, lcd size etc.. detailed as bold on the table.
|Features||Olympus PEN-F||Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II||Olympus PEN E-P5|
|Stabilization (CIPA)||5 stops||5 stops||4 stops|
|Max shutter speed||“1/8000 – (1/16000 electronic)”||“1/8000 – (1/16000 electronic)”||1/8000|
|“Continuous shooting(without /with AF)”||10 fps / 5 fps||10 fps / 5 fps||9 fps / 5 fps|
|Flash||“Clip-on – Tilt/bounce/rotate”||“Clip-on – Tilt/bounce/rotate”||Pop-up flash|
|Viewfinder||“Built-in 2.36M-dot LCD – 1.23x mag”||“Built-in 2.36M-dot LCD – 1.48x mag”||Optional VF-4 accessory EVF w/ 2.36M-dot LCD and 1.48x mag|
|Max video res/rate||1080/60p||1080/60p||1080/30p|
|Rear screen||“Fully articulating 3″ touchscreen – 1.04M-dots”||“Fully-articulating 3″ touchscreen – 1.04M-dots”||“Flip up/down 3″ touchscreen – 1.04M-dots”|
|Battery life (CIPA)||330||310||330|
|Weight||427 g||469 g||420 g|
|Dimensions||125 x 72 x 37mm||124 x 85 x 45mm||122 x 69 x 37mm|
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
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