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Olympus PEN-F Digital Camera

MILC 20.3MP Live MOS Feb 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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19 Reasons For

Olympus Has Good Camera Reviews

MILC digital cameras manufactured by Olympus have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just MILC digital cameras) and found that Olympus also has good reviews across its entire range.

Supports Wi-Fi

Like most of the other MILC digital cameras that were released in the last year, the Olympus PEN-F supports wi-Fi.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support wi-Fi and we think the Panasonic DMC-G80M[plb_4012391_price], and the Sony Alpha A6300[plb_3305928_price] which is cheaper; or the Olympus Olympus Pen F[plb_3983730_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a Live MOS sensor type, which is typical of many MILC digital cameras that have been available for the last year.

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Stereo Audio System

This camera has a Stereo audio system, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Olympus PEN-F is more than most recently released similar spec digital cameras. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector type found on digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PEN-F.

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±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Olympus PEN-F has a ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. Most MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction is in fact the best light exposure correction amongst all MILC digital cameras that are a similar age to the PEN-F.

The worst light exposure correction amongst similar types of digital camera is ± 5EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step).

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is the most commonly found camera shutter type on new MILC digital cameras.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Olympus PEN-F has a greater number of supported image formats than most new comparable spec cameras. This Olympus digital camera supports a RAW image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras that came out in the last 12 months. The image formats supported "JPG" is also supported by this camera.

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Very Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

With a slowest camera shutter speed of 60 seconds, the Olympus PEN-F has a very long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. Across all the comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the PEN-F the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 0.04s to 60s.

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Fairly High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The lowest motion JPEG frame rate of new MILC digital cameras is 30fps and the highest is 60fps. At 60 frames per second, the Olympus PEN-F has a quite high motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the PEN-F.

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Has Four Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Olympus PEN-F is more than most latest similar spec digital cameras. This Olympus digital camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on similar spec cameras that were released in the last year. The photo effectss "Muted", "Neutral" and "Vivid" are also found on this camera.

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Supports Four Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Olympus PEN-F is more than most MILC digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this camera. The camera file systems DCF, DPOF, Exif 2.2 and PRINT Image Matching III are also supported by this Olympus digital camera.

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12.9 Flash Guide Numbers

The Olympus PEN-F has more flash guide numbers than most of the MILC digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. Most of the MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PEN-F only have between 5 and 12 flash guide numbers, however this camera has 12.9 flash guide numbers.

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5184 X 3888 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Olympus PEN-F has a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most new similar spec digital cameras. Most digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The worst image resolution of all latest comparable spec cameras is 2560 х 1280 pixels and the best is 7680 x 5120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on MILC digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. 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 Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Olympus PEN-F is more than most recently released comparable spec digital cameras. This camera has an Aperture priority AE light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on latest MILC digital cameras. The light exposure modess "Auto", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Olympus camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on recently released MILC digital cameras.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

With an ISO sensitivity (min) of only 80, the Olympus PEN-F's ISO sensitivity (min) is one of the smallest amongst new MILC digital cameras. The smallest ISO sensitivity (min) of MILC digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PEN-F is 80, the biggest is 200, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 120.

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LCD Display

This camera has an LCD display, which is typical of many new MILC digital cameras. LCD is the most common display type used in digital cameras. LCD displays are relatively cheap to manufacture but their limitations lie in narrow viewing angles and the displays do not perform well in direct sunlight.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Olympus PEN-F does not support Full HD video. Most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PEN-F also do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support Full HD video which you might also want to consider including the Sony Alpha A6300[plb_3305928_price] which is also cheaper.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PEN-F, the Olympus PEN-F is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the PEN-F do not have a GPS (satellite). The Olympus PEN-F is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other new similar spec digital cameras, the Olympus PEN-F is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PEN-F, the Olympus PEN-F does not have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Olympus PEN-F does not support video capability, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PEN-F also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Olympus PEN-F does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other MILC digital cameras that are a similar age to the PEN-F also do not have a built-in flash.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The Olympus PEN-F has a greater number of flash modes than most latest comparable spec digital cameras. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras that were released around the same time as the PEN-F. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Olympus camera.

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Only Supports Three ISO Sensitivitys

The Olympus PEN-F has a greater number of ISO speeds than most new similar spec cameras. This camera supports 25 and 600 ISO sensitivitys, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by MILC digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months. The ISO sensitivitys "80" and "Auto" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of only 1.33 hours, the Olympus PEN-F has a quite short battery life (max) compared to most of the other latest comparable spec digital cameras. The battery life (max)s of comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the PEN-F range from 1.3h to 4.5h.

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Only 1280x720@50fps Resolution At Capture Speed

The Olympus PEN-F has a higher resolution at capture speeds than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for the last year. This Olympus digital camera has a 1280x720@50fps resolution at capture speed, whereas most MILC digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 1920x1080@30fps resolution at capture speed. In addition, this digital camera have resolution at capture speeds of 640x480@30fps, 1280x720@24fps, 1280x720@30fps, 1280x720@60fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@25fps and 1920x1080@50fps and 1920x1080@60fps. Across all similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PEN-F the worst resolution at capture speeds is 1280x720@24fps and the best is 1920x1080@60fps.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Olympus PEN-F

Released Twelve Months Ago

This Olympus camera has been on the market for twelve months.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Olympus PEN-F has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other new MILC digital cameras.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Sigma Sd Quattro[plb_3831284_price] which has better reviews; or the Sony Alpha A6300[plb_3305928_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Canon M5[plb_3844053_price] (3.2").

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 20.3 megapixels, the Olympus PEN-F has a relatively average megapixel compared to most of the other recently released MILC digital cameras.

If this camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to consider the Sigma Sd Quattro[plb_3831284_price] (29.5MP and higher rated); or the Sony Alpha A6300[plb_3305928_price] (24.2MP and cheaper).

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that have been available for the last year. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might want to consider the Sigma Sd Quattro[plb_3831284_price] (Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated) or the Sony Alpha A6300[plb_3305928_price] (MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo HX|SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper).

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Average Weight

The Olympus PEN-F has a pretty typical weight (373 grams) compared to most of the other recently released MILC digital cameras.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Material
Dustproof
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Guide Number
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
Shoe Mounting Point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Audio System
Noise Reduction
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Anti-Dust Function
Custom Colour
Camera File System
Live View
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Networking
Wi-Fi
Other Features
USB Connectivity
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker(s)
Self-Timer

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 18 December 2015 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this projector to watch tv and movies on in the dorms, as it was so much cheaper and way more portable than a tv. Projected it onto a white cinder block wall. Worked great. Picture... Read more…

It's a small projector, fits perfectly on a bookshelf. It was a great price. Decent picture quality. Super mobile
Bluetooth
Low price for many features
Up to 32GB expandable with SD card
3G capable (does not come with)
Need external speakers, as built in is very quiet. Picture quality not the best, but good for such a small, inexpensive projector
Low RAM
4GB of memory
Complicated Menus
Short Battery Life

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Product Identifiers

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

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