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Olympus PEN-F

£898.00
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A fully featured and 1 year old MILC digital camera, perfect for wildlife photography
MILC 20.3MP 4" Live MOS Feb 2016
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Olympus PEN-F Review

With excellent features and very good reviews, we have ranked the Olympus PEN-F number 247 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 60?

It has great expert reviews and not bad user reviews with an average overall rating of 70%. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
This digital camera has some great features:
5184 x 3888 pixels image resolution
Fairly high megapixels sensor
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Fairly high ISO sensitivity (max)

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 225 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 201 in portrait photography cameras as well being excellent for sports photography, ranking number 237 in sports photography cameras.
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How Big is the Olympus PEN-F?

The Olympus PEN-F is 124.8mm wide and 72.1mm tall. It is 37.3mm deep and weighs 373g.

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Olympus PEN-F In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Excellent Expert Reviews

Camera expert review site Trusted Reviews scored this camera 90 out of 100. The expert review sites think this digital camera is one of the very best cameras.

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Olympus Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 6,224 user and expert reviews (including 1,337 verified purchases), Olympus has very good reviews for its cameras. Olympus also has very good reviews specifically for its digital cameras. 90% of those that bought a Olympus camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews, very good features and is less than 18 months old, however at £898.00 it is more expensive than 84% of cameras.

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Features

5184 X 3888 Pixels Image Resolution

The Olympus PEN-F has a maximum image resolution of 5184 x 3888 pixels. That's 27% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Fairly High Megapixels Sensor

The Olympus PEN-F's sensor megapixels of 20.3MP is fairly high compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 11% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The megapixels of digital cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

Digital cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000. The Olympus PEN-F's ISO sensitivity (max) of 25,600 is in the highest 7% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Olympus PEN-F of 373g is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Custom Colours

The Olympus PEN-F supports custom colours, unlike 94% of digital cameras which do not support custom colours.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Olympus PEN-F has a vari-angle LCD display. 84% of digital cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Olympus PEN-F features flash exposure compensation, unlike 80% of cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Olympus PEN-F has a shoe mounting point, unlike 90% of cameras which do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Olympus PEN-F supports Wi-Fi, unlike 72% of digital cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Olympus PEN-F features noise reduction. 92% of digital cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Supports Live View

The Olympus PEN-F supports live view, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Olympus PEN-F features brightness adjustment. 79% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Olympus PEN-F has a USB connectivity. 87% of digital cameras do not have a USB connectivity.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Olympus PEN-F has an anti-dust function, unlike 91% of digital cameras which do not have an anti-dust function.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Olympus PEN-F has a touchscreen, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Olympus PEN-F features saturation adjustment. 88% of digital cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Very Big Image Sensor Size

The Olympus PEN-F's image sensor size of 1.33" is in the biggest 4% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Digital cameras have image sensor sizes of between 0.25" and 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.5".

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Dustproof

The Olympus PEN-F is dustproof, unlike 93% of cameras which are not dustproof.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Olympus PEN-F features contrast adjustment. 83% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Olympus PEN-F of 3" is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Olympus PEN-F has a built-in speaker(s), which is unusual. 92% of digital cameras do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. 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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Has a Self-Timer

The Olympus PEN-F has a self-timer, unlike 82% of digital cameras which do not have a self-timer.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Olympus PEN-F does not have a GPS (satellite). 90% of digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Quite High Display Resolution

The display resolutions of cameras range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Olympus PEN-F of 1,040,000 pixels is quite high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 15% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Age

Released 18 Months Ago

This digital camera has been on the market since February 2016.


Product Identifiers

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