Review and Test of the New Olympus PEN-F

This was one of those “must buy” moments. Its a jewel, simple as that.
Also it deserved a proper unboxing.

If you want one, they have them here: Olympus Pen-F
Unboxing

As you can see in the unboxing the camera is just smashing. So well put together, awesome controls and lots of fine details.

But its not all looks. It packs quite a punch, has a lightning fast auto focus and the worlds best in body stabilization.
Another super feature, and pay attention to this Panasonic, is the gear on the Olympus 17mm which gives you the option on manual focus with hard stops.

The turn dial on the front gives you easy access to some cool filters for a quick jpeg or two.

Some pics

These are straight from camera jpegs.

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Video

The cool thing is that you can use the filters to get some nice looking video without any grading. Plus the IBIS lets you freehand all you like. Perfect for the casual shooter.

You can of course also shoot in standard and grade to your liking. The codec holds up pretty decent.

 

Conclusion

This camera is a jewel as well as a great tool for the enthusiast or pro who wants a casual bring along camera. I really like it.

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