LCD and Viewfinder
Olympus PEN-F has a Fully Articulated 3" LCD screen with a resolution of 1,037k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips. For those of you who loves shooting selfies, self or group photos, Olympus PEN-F will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
screen. Another group of users who will take advantage of PEN-F's LCD screen is Vloggers.
PEN-F has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a resolution of 2,360kdots and coverage of 100%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later. The magnification ratio of the viewfinder is 0.62x (35mm equivalent).
Max Shutter speed
Olympus PEN-F can shoot continuously at max speed of 10.0 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec
. PEN-F also has an electronic shutter which can shoot silently at max speed of 1/16000s
. One thing to keep in mind is that electronic shutter may cause rolling shutter effects on your images in certain conditions.
Unfortunately PEN-F doesn't have a built-in flash but it has a flash shoe for mounting external flashes and Olympus also includes a small external flash with the PEN-F that you can mount on when you need.
Olympus PEN-F features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 81 points to choose from. Olympus PEN-F also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
Macro shooters will love Olympus PEN-F's Focus Stacking feature. In this mode, PEN-F automatically composites multiple shots taken at different focal positions using focus bracketing to create a single image with maximum depth of field.
With Olympus PEN-F, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60p,50p,30p,25p,24p fps and save in MPEG-4, H.264 and Motion JPEG formats. Full HD resolution of Olympus PEN-F will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video
PEN-F has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Olympus PEN-F doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Mirrorless camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Sony Alpha A7R II or Sony Alpha A7 II in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Olympus PEN-F features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our PEN-F. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect PEN-F to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Olympus PEN-F is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 330 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 365 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Advanced Mirrorless Cameras
Sony A6600 with its 810shots is the model with longest battery life among Advanced Mirrorless cameras. Check the comparison of Olympus PEN-F vs Sony A6600 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
Olympus PEN-F Features Compared to Main Competitors