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Olympus Pen F
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Small and beautful, the Olympus Pen F ...

Technical Specification
Manufacturer Olympus


Product type

Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens system camera


SD Memory Card (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I/II compatible, Eye-Fi Card compatible*)

  • Not compatible with Endless Memory.

Sensor size

17.4 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V)

Lens mount

Micro Four Thirds Mount

Image sensor

Product type

4/3 Live MOS Sensor

Number of pixels / aspect ratio

Number of effective pixels : Approx. 20.3 million pixels
Total number of pixels : Approx. 21.8 million pixels
Aspect ratio : 1.33 (4:3)

Dust reduction

Supersonic Wave Filter (image sensor dust reduction system)

Recording (still)

Recording format

DCF, DPOF compatible / Exif, PRINT Image Matching III, MPO compatible

File format

RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG, MPO(3D still)

Recording image size

[RAW] 5184 x 3888 pixels
[JPEG] 5184 x 3888 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels

Image Stabilisation System


Built-in 5-axis* sensor-shift image stabilisation for movie and still photos

  • yaw / pitch / roll / vertical shift / horizontal shift


4 modes (S-IS AUTO, S-IS1, S-IS2, S-IS3), OFF

Live View image stabilisation

Activation by half-pressing shutter button or enlarging view

Focal length setting


Lens IS priority


5 axis Sync IS


  • When using M.Zuiko Digital lenses equipped with image stabilisation

Stabilisation performance

5.0 EV

  • Based on CIPA measurement conditions. When using M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ (focal length =42mm (35mm equivalent: 84mm))


Finder type

Eye-level OLED electronic viewfinder,  approx. 2.36M dots

Field of view / Viewfinder magnification

Approx. 100% / Approx. 1.08x[1] - 1.23x[2] (-1m-1, 50mm lens, Infinity)

  • 1: Finder Style 1, 2 (aspect ratio 4:3)

  • 2: Finder Style 3 (aspect ratio 4:3)

Eye point / Diopter adjustment range

Approx. 20mm (-1m-1, Distance from rear lens surface) / -4 ~ +2m-1


Live View preview with depth of field preview lock

Display Grid

Off / normal grid / golden grid / scale / diagonal / movie grid

Level Gauge

2-axis (horizontal / vertical) level gauge

Finder Style

3 styles

Brightness and Colour Temperature Control

Adaptive brightness technology (EVF Auto Luminance) / ±2 level manual brightness control / ±3 level manual colour temperature control

S-OVF (Simulated OVF)

Expands the Live View dynamic range.

  • Available in the EVF when in P, A, S and M modes. Art filter, WB and exposure are not reflected in EVF.

Live view

Live view

Approx. 100% field of view, exposure compensation preview, WB adjustment preview, gradation preview, face detection preview (up to 8 faces), grid line, magnification display (x3 / x5 / x7 / x10 / x14), Display modes: Standard, Histogram, Highlight & Shadow, Level Gauge, Off (Image Only)


Preview with depth of field preview lock


Monitor type

3.0-inch vari-angle monitor*

  •  Approx.1037k dots (3:2), electrostatic capacitance touch panel

Touch control

Shutter release, magnification, AF area selection, AF area size adjustment, frame forward / backward, magnified playback, Live Guide, Super Control Panel, scene mode selection, Wi-Fi connection, selfie shutter release, movie control, movie effect, movie teleconverter

Tilting capability

With (mirror display when monitor is in self portrait position)

Brightness / Colour temperature control

±7 levels / ±7 levels

Colour tone select

Vivid / Natural


AF system

High-speed imager AF

Focus mode

Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR)

Full-time AF

With Full-time AF

Magnified frame AF

Selectable from over 800 AF points
Selectable magnification: x3, x5, x7, x10(Default), x14
Super Spot AF*

  • Available only when a Micro Four Thirds lens is attached

Face detection AF / Eye detection AF

Eye Detection AF mode: off / nearer-eye priority / right-eye priority / left-eye priority

Focusing point / Focusing point selection mode

81-area multiple AF / All target, group target area (9-area), single target(standard), single target(small)

AF targeting pad

With (activate / deactivate with double tap on rear monitor)

AF illuminator


Manual focus assist

Focus ring rotation activates Live View image magnification and/or focus peaking when in S-AF+MF or MF mode

Peaking function

Activate with Fn button or focus ring
Change peaking settings using the Info button
Colour selection: white, black, red, yellow
Intensity selection: high, normal, low
Back light effect: on, off

Exposure Control (Still)

Metering system (TTL Image sensor metering)

Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), center-weighted average metering, spot metering*, spot metering with highlight control, spot metering with shadow control

  • Also available AF target spot metering

Metering range

EV -2 - 20 (using 17mm f/2.8, ISO 100)

Exposure mode / Shooting mode

iAUTO (Live Guide can be performed), P: Program AE (Program shift can be performed), A: Aperture priority AE, S: Shutter priority AE, M: Manual (Live Bulb, Live Time and Live Composite are available), Custom1~4, Photo Story[1],Scene select AE[2]

  • 1 Photo Story can be set to C3

  • 2 Scene select mode can be set to C4

Scene select AE

Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Hand-held Starlight[1], Night scene, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Fisheye Conv., Wide Conv., Macro Conv.,Panning, 3D[2]

  • 1: 8 images automatically shot and combined into a single image composite

  • 2: For 3D lens(H-FT012 by Panasonic) only, still photo only

ISO sensitivity

AUTO ISO: customizable, LOW (approx.80) ‐ 25600 (default: LOW - 1600)
Manual ISO: LOW (approx.80), 200 - 25600 (1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable)

Exposure compensation

When using exposure compensation dial: ±3 EV, adjustable by 1/3 EV steps
When assigned to front / rear dial: ±5 EV, adjustable by 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps
When shooting in HDR or in video, only adjustable up to ±3 EV steps
Live View only reflects up to ±3 EV steps

AE Lock

Locks with a half-press of the shutter button (can be set to Fn button as well)


Shutter type

Focal-plane shutter

Shutter Speed

Mechanical shutter*: 1/8000 - 60 sec., with selectable EV adjustment steps (1/3, 1/2, 1)
Electronic first curtain shutter (Anti-shock mode): 1/320 - 60 sec
Electronic shutter (Silent mode): 1/16000 - 60 sec

  • Bulb / Time: selectable exposure time (1 / 2 / 4 / 8 / 1 5 / 20 / 25 / 30 min.), with 8-min. default setting

  • Composite: maximum shooting time 3 hours


Sequential shooting maximum speed

[Sequential shooting H mode] approx. 10 fps

  • IS OFF

  • Focus and exposure are fixed at the values for the first shot.

[Sequential shooting L mode] approx. 5 fps

  • When using the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ

Max. recordable pictures on sequential shooting*

[RAW] Max. 250 frames (in 5 seq. shooting L) Max. 39 frames (in 10 seq. shooting H)
[JPEG] Max. ∞ frames (in 5 seq. shooting L) Max. 45 frames (in 10 seq. shooting H)

  • When using the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm f/3.5 - 6.3 EZ



Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec., custom (Wait time: 1-30sec., Shot interval: 0.5 / 1 / 2 / 3sec., Number of shots: 1-10, Every time AF: ON / OFF)


Flash intensity control method

TTL Auto, Auto*, Manual, Super FP* (FP-TTL AUTO, FP-MANUAL)

  • Available on the external flash

Bundled standard flash

FL-LM3(dustproof and splashproof flash)
GN=9.1(ISO100m) / GN=12.9(ISO200m)
Bounce Capability (up and down: 45, 60, 75, 90 degree / left and right 30, 60, 90, 120, 150, 180 degree)

  • Powered by the camera

Flash mode

Flash Auto, Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(2nd curtain), Manual(1/1(FULL)~1/64)

Synchronization speed

1/250 sec.
Super FP: 1/125-1/8000 sec.
Silent mode: less than 1/20 sec.

Flash intensity control

Up to ±3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable

Compatible external flash

FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R, FL-900R, STF-8

Wireless Flash Control

Compatible external flash

FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL-600R, FL-900R

Control method

Triggered and controlled by Olympus Wireless RC Flash system compatible flashes: included FL-LM3 or separately available FL-600R, FL-900R and STF-8

External Flash intensity type

TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL


4 channels

Group No.

4 groups (External flash 3 groups + commander flash)

White Balance

White balance mode

Auto WB, 7 Preset WBs, 4 Capture WBs, Custom WB(Kelvin setting)

White balance compensation

±7 steps along A-B / G-M axis

  • Except for Custom WB

Colour Mode

Colour matrix

sRGB, Adobe RGB

Picture Mode


i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e Portrait, Colour creater, Art Filters, Colour Profile Control, Monochrome Profile Control

Hi light and shadow control

±7 steps each for highlight, shadow, midtone

  • Activate by rear lever

Colour Profile Control

Colour Profile Control

Can set the saturation level from -5~+5 for each of the 12 colours.
Shading Effect: -5~+5
Hold the setting each of 3 presets* (COLOUR1 / COLOUR2 / COLOUR3)

  • Can be hold the highlight and shadow control setting

Monochrome/color profile control setting upload

Available via Olympus Digital Camera Updater

Monochrome Profile Control

Monochrome Profile Control

Colour Filter effect: 8 colours (Red, Orange, Yellow, Yellow-green, Green, Cyan, Blue, Magenta) with 3 levels of intensity
Shading Effect: -5 ~ +5
Film Grain Effect: Low / Medium / High
Pict. Tone: Sepia / Blue / Purple / Green

Can program 3 presets* (MONO1 / MONO2 / MONO3)

  • detailed settings for Highlight & Shadow Control can also be programmed

Monochrome/color profile control setting upload

Available via Olympus Digital Camera Updater

Art Filter

Art Filter (Variation / Art Effect)

Pop Art (I, II / a, b, c, d, e, f)
Soft Focus ( - / c, e)
Pale & Light Colour (I, II / a, b, c, d, f)
Light Tone ( - / d, f)
Grainy Film (I, II / b, c, d, g, h)
Pin Hole (I, II, III / d)
Diorama ( I,II / d)
Cross Process (I, II / b, c, d, f)
Gentle Sepia ( - / a, b, c, d, f)
Dramatic Tone (I / b, c, d, e, f) (II / b, c, d, e, f, g, h)
Key Line (I, II / a, b, c, d, e)
WaterColour (I, II / a, b, c, d)
Vintage (I, II, III / a, b, c, d, e, f, i)
Partial Colour (I, II, III / a, b, c, d, e, f)
Bleach Bypass (I, II / a, b, c, d, e, f, i)

Detail of Art Effect

a. Soft Focus Effect
b. Pin-Hole Effect
c. White Edge Effect
d. Frame Effect
e. Star Light Effect
f. Blur Effect (Top & bottom, Left & Right)
g. B&W Effect (None, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green)
h. Pict. Tone (None, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green)
i. Shade Effect (Top & bottom, Left & Right)

Colour Ring (for partial colour)

18 colour selectable

Colour Creator

Colour Creator

Colour pattern: 30 colours / Saturation setting -4 ~ +3
Shading Effect: -5~+5


Type (Variation / Frame Effect / Composition)

Standard (I, II, III, IV / a, b, c, d / A, B, C, D)
Fun Frame (I, II, III / NA / NA)
Speed (NA / NA / A, E, F)
Zoom in / out (I, II / a, c / A, G)
Layout* (I, II, III, IV / NA / NA)

  • Can select picture mode

Frame Effect

a. White Frame
b. White Frame & White Edge Effect
c. Black Frame
d. White Frame & Pin Hole Effect

Aspect &Window Pattern

A. 4:3, 2 frames
B. 4:3, 3 frames
C. 1:1. 2 frames
D. 1:1, 3 frames
E. 1:1, 4 frames
F. 16:9. 5 frames
G. 16:9, 2 frames

Hold function



Exposure bracketing

2, 3 or 5 frames in 0.3 / 0.7 / 1.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 0.3 / 0.7EV steps selectable

ISO bracketing

3 frames in 0.3 / 0.7 / 1.0EV steps selectable

White balance bracketing

3 frames in 2, 4, 6 selectable steps for A-B / G-M axis.

Flash bracketing

3 frames in 0.3 / 0.7 / 1.0EV step selectable

Art Filter bracketing

i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Art Filters, Colour Creator, Monochrome Profile Control, Colour Profile Control selectable

Focus bracketing

3 to 999 shots, focus steps adjustable from 1 to 10 (compatible with Micro Four Thirds lenses)

Focus stacking


HDR Function

HDR(Auto composite)

HDR1, HDR2 (painting-like)

  • ISO sensitivity is fixed at 200, and maximum shutter speed setting is 1 sec. Exposure compensation can be performed.

Bracketing for HDR post process

3 or 5 frames in 2.0 / 3.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 2.0EV steps selectable.

  • This function does not execute HDR processing.

Keystone Compensation

Keystone Compensation

With (can be confirmed in Live View)

High Res Shot


Equivalent to 50 megapixels (8 shots combined into a single JPEG using sensor shift)

  • Available in P / A / S / M mode, RAW+JPEG or JPEG.

  • JPEG: 8160 x 6120 / RAW: 10368 x 7776

  • RAW data can be developed in-camera. Development by PC is possible with the Olympus Viewer 3 ver. 2.0

Shutter Type / Shutter Speed

Electronic shutter / 1/8000 - 8 sec.

Anti-shock Mode

Shutter Type / Shutter Speed

Electronic first curtain shutter / 1/320* - 60sec

  • For speeds over 1/320 sec., mechanical shutter will automatically be selected.

Shutter start delay

0, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30sec

Silent Mode

Shutter Type / Shutter Speed

Electronic shutter / 1/16000 - 60sec

Shutter start delay

0, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30sec

Live Bulb. / Live Time

Update interval time

0.5 sec - 60 sec

Live Composite

Update interval time / composite method

0.5 sec - 60 sec / Lighten Mode (Bright area prioritization)

Interval Mode

Interval Mode

Interval Time 1sec. - 24 Hours, Max 999 frames.
Available on making Time-lapse movie automatically

Multi Exposure

Number of picture / Function

2 frames / Auto gain, Exposing on Recorded picture(RAW)

Multi Aspect

Aspect Ratio

4:3(Default) / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1 / 3:4

One push Tele-converter



Level Gauge




Recording format

MOV(MPEG-4AVC / H.264), AVI(Motion JPEG)

Mode / frame rate / compression method

1920x1080(FHD) / 30p, 25p, 24p / ALL-I (A-I), IPB(SF,F,N)
1920x1080(FHD) / 60p, 50p / IPB(SF, F, N)
1280x720(HD) / 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p / ALL-I (A-I), IPB(SF,F,N)

  • 60p: 59.94fps, 50p: 50.00fps, 30p: 29.97fps, 25p: 25.00fps, 24p: 23.98fps

  • FHD ALL-I (A-I: approx. 77Mbps)

  • FHD IPB(SF: approx. 52Mbps, F: approx. 30Mbps, N: approx. 18Mbps)

1280x720(HD) / 30p
640x480(SD) / 30p

  • Frame rates may drop when particular Art Filters and Movie Effect are used

  • Class 10 or higher SD card is recommended for shooting movies

  • UHS-II or UHS Speed Class 3 card is recommended for ALL-I shooting.

Maximum recording time

Approx. 29min
HD: Approx. 7min* / SD: Approx. 14min*

  • Excluding when particular Art Filters are used

Art Filter Movie


  • Frame rate: 30fps or lower.

Movie Effect

One-shot Echo / Multi-echo / Art Fade / Old Film

One-push Movie Digital Converter


Time Lapse Movie

3840x2160(4K) / 5fps
1920x1080(FHD) / 5fps, 10fps, 15fps
1280x720(HD) / 5fps, 10fps, 15fps, 30fps

Photo in Movie

With (mode1* / mode2)

  • mode1 is available when recording framrate is less than 30p.


1, 2, 4, 8 sec. (Further continued shooting possible by pressing movie record button again)

Quick Movie / Slow Movie


High Speed Movie

Available at 120 fps, 640 x 480

Image Stabilisation for Movie

M-IS1* (Image sensor shift and electronic image stabiliser with multi motion IS), M-IS2 (Image sensor shift with multi motion IS), Off

  • While using M-IS1, field of view may be affected.

Grid Line / Focus Peaking

4 types of grid lines / 4 colours for focus peaking

Time code

Rec run/free run, drop frame/non-drop frame

Live View Output via HDMI

With (GUI is shown on connected device only, and peaking function is not available when connected by HDMI.)
By holding down INFO button, GUI will be hidden on the connected device, movie quality is set to YCbCr 4:2:2, frame rate is set to movie setting (24p, 30p and 60p settings are not recommended.), and sound will not be recorded.

Exposure Control

Program AE, aperture priority AE, shutter priority AE, manual

AE Lock


Recording (Sound)

Recording format

Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)

Microphone / Speaker

Built-in stereo / mono

Microphone function

Wind noise reduction, recording volume, microphone volume limiter
Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)

  • May affect audio quality.

Wi-Fi Function

GPS info. Function

Via smartphone GPS data

Wireless Shooting

Live View, Rec View, Wireless Touch AF shutter, Self Timer (w/Countdown guidance, Sequential shooting, movie recording capability), Wireless Release, Movie Recording, Power Off
iAuto / P / A / S / M (Live Bulb, Live Time, Live Composite) and drive mode can be selected.*
Aperture, shutter speed, exposure, ISO sensitivity, white balance can be adjusted.*

  • When in private connection

Image Share

File Type: JPEG*, MOV
Connect to up to 4 devices simultaneously. Marking function for image share.

  • Excluding MPO file

Easy Connection

QR code setting


Playback mode

Single-frame, information display, index display (4 / 9 / 25 / 100 frames), Clips, calendar, enlargement (2x - 14x), movie (with sound, FF / REW / Pause), picture rotation (auto), slideshow (with sound including BGM, Slide show effects, replaceable BGM), Light Box display

Information display

Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight / Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, OFF

Image Editing

Editing function

RAW data edit, Gradation auto, Monochrome, Sepia, Red-eye fix, Saturation, Resize (1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait, Image Overlay, Postrecording

RAW data edit

RAW data edit based on settings of the camera (including e-Portrait, Colour Creator, Art Filter, ART-BKT).
2 programmable settings, preview capability.


Print function

Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)



34 languages selectable: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croatian, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Malay, Thai


Custom mode

Modes C1, C2, C3 and C4 can be customized

Custom dial

Mode dial, front/rear dial and exposure compensation dial can be customized

Custom button

Fn1/Fn2 button, magnification button, movie button and preview button can be allocated a shooting function.

  • Lens function button can also be assigned a function from the camera.

  • Right button and down button on the arrow pad can also be assigned functions.


USB/AV/Remote controller connector

Dedicated multi-connector [USB: USB2.0 Hi-Speed, video: NTSC/PAL selectable, optional remote cable RM-UC1 compatible.]

HDMI connector

Micro HDMI (Type-D)

Flash attachment

Hot shoe

Wireless LAN

Built-in(IEEE 802.11b/g/n)

PC interface

USB2.0 Hi-Speed

TV interface

HDMI out(HD / stereo), video out(SD / mono)

Power Requirements


BLN-1 Li-ion battery (included)

Sleep mode

With (1 / 3 / 5 min. off)

Number of recordable pictures

Approx. 330 shots (using BLN-1 and TOSHIBA SD with IS ON, based on CIPA test standards)

Battery Life on movie shooting

Approx. 80 minutes* (under standard JEITA testing)
Approx. 140 minutes* (when zoom and other operational functions are not used)

  • When repeatedly recording at the maximum time of 29 minutes

Dimensions / Weight


124.8mm(W) x 72.1mm(H) x 37.3mm(D)
[CIPA guideline compliant, excluding protrusions]


Approx. 427g [CIPA guideline compliant, with BLN-1 battery and Memory card]
Approx. 373g [body only]

Operating Environment


0 ~ +40℃ (when in operation) / -20 ~ +60℃ (when stored)


30 - 90% (when in operation) / 10 - 90% (when stored)

Box contents

Box contents

FL-LM3 flash, BLN-1 Li-ion battery, BCN-1 Li-ion battery charger, USB cable, shoulder strap, Olympus Viewer 3 (CD-ROM), instruction manual, warranty card

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