|Olympus PEN-F high-end system camera|
Mark Peters : January 27th 2016 - 11:00 CET
Olympus PEN-F body : Olympus Europe is proud to introduce the high-end PEN-F system camera. The definition of style and substance in photography - High end camera performance never looked or felt so good, and the PEN-F is the very definition of style and substance in photography. The PEN-F body is an unique piece of craftsmanship. The creators of the new Olympus PEN-F have taken this to heart, and enhanced its state-of-the-art optical credentials with a tangible blend of heritage, contemporary design and genuine innovation that lends the camera that most elusive and compelling of qualities: insight. It is a camera for those who adore the finer things in life. Yes, the Olympus PEN-F system camera can deliver world-class photography but its aura aspires to more. |
Olympus PEN-F system camera
Not many system cameras in this category offer their owner the flourish of classic, rangefinder-style, street shooting and the added precision that comes with a built-in super high quality electronic viewfinder. The Olympus PEN-F system camera has a viewfinder with focusing assistance and a large, high-definition OLED display as well as a real-time preview of any setting adjustments made using creative options and dials. Lovers of pure design will quickly understand that The Olympus PEN-F body is a camera that other people grab hold of when you let them and then tend not to hand back in a hurry. Its designers have gone to great lengths to make it feel as good as it looks with not a single screw head visible. It is a collector’s item, and while it will appeal to gadget lovers, the story goes beyond that.
Taking pictures with the PEN-F
The Olympus PEN-F features the category’s shortest time lag between pressing the button and the actual shutter release. The autofocus is also extremely quick, thanks to the Eye Detect AF feature and touch-panel access to point focusing. This is a once in a generation item that will appeal to those with a photographic bent but more than that, to everyone blessed with enhanced visual perception or awareness. Sure the new PEN-F from Olympus is a system camera with interchangeable lenses, like every PEN. And it is based on the Micro Four Thirds format - what that means is that it’s more compact and lighter than the much larger D-SLRs, yet still offers comparable if not better image quality. For uploading your images, the PEN-F supports Wi-Fi and via the free OI.Share, posting your masterpieces on-line is a breeze.
Olympus PEN-F creative features
The largest metal dial on top of the PEN-F camera gives you instant, no-look access to four creative features, some of which are new in this category. In addition to 14 Art Filters, you can adjust Colour Profile Control, Monochrome Profile Control and Colour Creator. Monochrome Profile Control lets you tweak the gradation curve, film grain and shading. A lever behind the dial gives you instant access to your favourite options - no computer required. A flick of your thumb is all it takes. The innovations and eye candy above would mean little if the Olympus PEN-F couldn’t deliver on image quality and portability, but this is where the new Olympus scores highest over its rivals. Boasting the latest sensor and image processing technology, this is a camera that really delivers.
Olympus PEN-F accessories
Olympus CSS-S120L Genuine leather neck strap
Olympus CS-48PR Genuine leather wrapping for body and lens
Olympus CBG-11PR Genuine leather camera bag
Olympus CS-47B Body jacket to protect the camera
Olympus PEN-F Metal L-grip
Olympus PEN-F prices
Of course, the PEN-F camera body is compatible with a wide range of dedicated Olympus PEN accessories and some 40 M.ZUIKO lenses , including the professional M.ZUIKO PRO lens range. The system camera is available in black or silver from early March 2016. The Olympus PEN-F price (body only) in Europe is set at €1199,- including VAT. Consumers pay €1399,- in a PEN-F kit version bundled with the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm 1-3.5-5.6 EZ Pancake lens. Or shop the Olympus PEN-F kit with the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm 1:2.8 Pancake lens for just €1499,-.