It’s stunning. PEN-F features all-metal construction with luxurious metal and leather-grained accents. A magnesium top cover with no visible screws. Even the back of the articulating monitor is finished with a premium textured grain. PEN-F’s compact size feels comfortable in your hand after hours of street shooting. Finely-crafted controls are positioned at your fingertips: an exposure compensation dial on top and two customizable dials to assign aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and white balance. They’re all operable with your right hand without taking your eye from the viewfinder. Plus, four custom modes on the mode dial let you save your favorite settings for instant access.
PEN-F’s Creative Dial creates the rich textures of film without all the post work. Just set, compose, and shoot using Live View. Spin the front-mounted dial to easily switch between four main functions: Monochrome Profile Control, Color Profile Control, Art Filters, and Color Creator. Use the Profile Control options to precisely set the saturation of twelve individual colors, curves, shading, and monochrome film grain effect. Create and save your own profiles. Or select one of the PEN-F’s presets, including Chrome Film Rich Color, Chrome Film Vivid Saturation, Classic Film Monochrome, and Classic Film Infrared.
PEN-F’s 20 MP Live MOS Image Sensor and TruePic VII Image Processor work together to deliver the superior resolution professional street photographers demand. If you’re shooting landscapes or architecture, the 50 MP High Res Shot Mode combines eight images in one second to create a single super-high resolution shot. PEN-F boasts a 1/8000 mechanical shutter with the shortest release time of any compact system camera, giving you blazing 10 fps sequential shooting to capture the spontaneity of the street.
PEN-F’s interactive electronic viewfinder allows you to maintain full control of the camera’s settings without taking your eye off your subject. Compose your shot in the bright 2.36 million-dot OLED viewfinder with 100% field of view. The 3.0” articulating monitor doubles as an AF Targeting Pad - touch the monitor with your thumb to set focus points while composing your shot. And use the Simulated Optical Viewfinder Mode to see your surroundings just as you would with the naked eye
Street photography usually means that you or your camera is moving. That’s not a good thing if you want super sharp images. Olympus’ world-class in-body 5-Axis Image Stabilization System compensates for any type of camera movement. You’ll always get crisp shots, even when light is scarce, or when the camera is susceptible to shake during telephoto shooting. PEN-F’s sophisticated image stabilization even works with older lenses that don’t have electrical contacts. Register up to ten profiles of non-data transmitting lenses in the camera for Exif inclusion. Build the system that’s right for you.