Andy Westlake tests Olympus’s retro-styled Pen-F, with its built-in viewfinder and 20-million-pixel sensor

Product Overview

Olympus PEN-F

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  • - Stunning styling and design make it a joy to use
  • - Best image quality yet from a Four Thirds camera
  • - Easy to adjust image processing settings on a shot-by-shot basis


  • - Viewfinder is smaller than similarly priced competitors
  • - Confusing menu makes some features difficult to access
  • - No weather sealing


Olympus PEN-F review


Price as reviewed:

£999.99 (Body only)



Sensor:20.3-million-pixel Four Thirds MOS
Output size:5184 x 3888
Lens Mount:Micro Four Thirds
Focal length magnification:2x
Shutter speeds:60-1/8000 sec; 60-1/16000sec electronic
ISO sensitivity:ISO 80-25600 (extended)
Exposure modes:PASM, iAuto, Scene
Metering modes:324 zone-ESP, spot, centre-weighted, Highlight, Shadow
Exposure compensation:+/- 3EV in 1/3 steps
Continuous shooting:10fps; 5fps with AF tracking
Screen:3.0" 1.04-million-dot fully-articulated touchscreen
Viewfinder:2.36-million-dot OLED, 0.62x magnification
AF points:81-point contrast detect AF
Video:Full HD (1920 x 1080), 30, 25 or 24 fps
External mic:No
Memory Card:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Power:BLN-1 rechargeable Li-ion
Battery life:330 shots (CIPA standard)
Dimensions:124.8 x 72.1 x 37.3mm
Weight:427g inc. battery and card
  1. 1. Olympus Pen-F review: Introduction
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Build and Handling
  4. 4. Viewfinder and screen
  5. 5. Autofocus
  6. 6. Creative controls
  7. 7. High Resolution Composite Mode
  8. 8. Image Quality
  9. 9. ISO sensitivity and Noise
  10. 10. Verdict
  11. 11. Olympus PEN-F review: Hands-on First Look
  12. 12. Page 12
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