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Olympus PEN-F

alaTest has collected and analyzed 198 reviews of Olympus PEN-F. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the portability and image quality are generally positive. The performance and design are also appreciated. Reviews about the memory and shutter are different. There are some negative reviews about the connectivity and price.

usability, design, performance, image quality, portability

price, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus PEN-F is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Olympus PEN-F


alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Olympus PEN-F from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviews about the durability and image quality are overall positive. The usability and design also get good views. Views are divided on the price.

performance, design, usability, image quality, durability

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus PEN F Camera - Black (14 - 42 EZ Lens)Olympus PEN F Camera - Black (14 - 42 EZ Lens)

May, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Olympus PEN-F


alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Olympus PEN-F from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers are impressed by the performance and portability. The image quality and usability also get good comments, whereas many are negative about the storage and connectivity.

design, usability, image quality, portability, performance

price, connectivity, storage

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus PEN-F (Body-Only) (Silver)Olympus PEN-F (Body-Only) (Silver)

May, 2018

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:PCM
Audio system:STEREO
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Noise Reduction:Y / Yes
Voice Recording:Y / Yes


Battery life (CIPA standard):330
Battery life (max):1.33
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BLN‑1
Number of Batteries Supported:1
Power source type:Battery


Anti-dust function:Y / Yes
Brightness adjustment:Y / Yes
Built-in processor:TruePic VII / Y
Camera file system:DCF, DPOF, Exif 2.2, PRINT Image Matching III
Contrast adjustment:Y / Yes
Custom colour:Y / Yes
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-4 - 2
GPS (satellite):N / No
Histogram:Y / Yes
Languages support:Multi
Live view:Y / Yes
Photo effects:Black&White, Muted, Neutral, Vivid
Saturation adjustment:Y / Yes
Scene modes:Beach, Candlelight, Children, Documents, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Panorama, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset
Self-timer delay:2,12
Shooting modes:Auto
White Balance:Flash, Fluorescent, Shade, Sunny, Tungsten, Underwater


Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver
Protection features:Dust Resistant


Display aspect ratio:3:2
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):1037000
Field of view:100
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Vari-angle LCD display:Y / Yes


Flash exposure compensation:Y / Yes
Flash exposure correction:±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Flash guide number:12.9
Flash Modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash sync-speed:1/8000
Shoe mounting point:Y / Yes
Shoe mounting point type:Hot


Auto Focus (AF) assist beam:Y / Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock:Y / Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points:81
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus
Closest focusing distance:0.2 / 0.25
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Filter Size:3.7 / 4.6
Fixed Focal Length:1.7 / 2.5
Focal length range (f-f):14 - 42
Lens mount interface:Micro Four Thirds
Lens structure (elements/groups):9/6
Maximum aperture number:22
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):3.4 / 8.4
Minimum aperture number:1.8 / 3.5
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.4 / 3.4
Number of aspheric elements:2 / 3
Number of diaphragm blades:5 / 7

Light exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock:Y / Yes
ISO sensitivity:80, 25600, Auto
ISO sensitivity (max):25600
ISO sensitivity (min):80
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 5EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step) / ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Highlight-weighted, Spot


Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Memory slots:1


Wi-Fi:Y / Yes

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):30 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60

Other features

USB Connectivity:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:MILC / MILC Body
Image formats supported:JPG, RAW
Image Sensor Size:4/3
Image sensor size (W x H):17.4 x 13
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer location:Body
Maximum image resolution:5184 x 3888
Sensor Type:Live MOS
Still image resolution(s):5184 x 3888
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 3:4, 4:3, 16:9
Total MegaPixels:21.8

Ports & interfaces

HDMI:Y / Yes
HDMI connector type:Micro
USB version:2.0


Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/8000
Slowest camera shutter speed:60

Technical Details

Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Self-timer:Y / Yes


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG frame rate:60
Resolution at capture speed:640x480@30fps, 1280x720@24fps, 1280x720@30fps, 1280x720@50fps, 1280x720@60fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@25fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@50fps, 1920x1080@60fps
Video formats supported:AVC, AVI, H.264, M-JPEG, MOV, MPEG4
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080


Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.73 / 37.3
Height :7.21 / 72.1
Lens diameter:5.75 / 6.06
Lens length:2.25 / 3.55
Lens weight:120 / 93
Weight (including battery):427
Width:12.5 / 124.8