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Olympus PEN-F will be the envy of ‘photo hipsters’

Olympus has announced a new Micro Four Thirds camera called the PEN-F, aimed at those who prefer their cameras to come with a touch of style.

Intended for ‘street photography without a tripod’, the new camera is the most powerful PEN camera yet and includes technology from the larger OM-D range.

That includes a 5-axis image stabilisation system, a 50-Megapixel high-res shot capability, and a built-in electronic viewfinder with a real-time preview of settings adjustments.

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It also combines a retro look with modern design elements, which Olympus says is ‘intended to induce envy in photo hipsters’.

There’s a high-definition OLED display included, which features a 2.36 million-dot resolution, and a range of filters and options which can be accessed using the metal dial.

Olympus also claims that the PEN-F can compete with larger DLSR cameras with it’s 5-axis stablisation and 20-megapixel Live MOS image sensor with a low pass filter.

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Other features include ultra-fast shutter response and quick auto-focus, Wi-Fi support, and high-speed sequential shooting at up to 10 fps.

The PEN-F will be available in black or silver from the end of February, with the body costing £999.99.


There’s also a PEN-F and M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm 1-3.5-5.6 EZ Pancake lens kit which will go on sale for £1,099.99, and a PEN-F and M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm 1:1.8 lens kit for £1,199.99.

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