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Olympus PEN-F camera takes you back in time with its looks

Retro feel, modern internals.
Edgar Alvarez, @abcdedgar
January 27, 2016
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Olympus had a busy 2015, having introduced a number of cameras for people with different levels of expertise. This year, the manufacturer's first announcement was its Stylus TG-870, a ruggedized compact shooter that offers niche characteristics. And now Olympus is introducing the PEN-F, which is bound to turn some heads. Other than the retro looks it brings to the table, it's sporting a new 20-megapixel Live MOS sensor and TruePic VII processor, as well as built-in 5-axis image stabilization and an ISO 80 equivalent in low mode -- that's going to help with night shots.

Gallery: Olympus PEN-F press images | 15 Photos

Better yet, you're also going to find a setting that lets you capture 50-megapixel photos, while the 1/8,000-second mechanical shutter should be speedy enough to handle most scenarios. As we've come to expect from the latest prosumer cameras, Olympus is blessing this PEN with a 3-inch touchscreen (articulating), a high-res OLED electronic viewfinder and WiFi. Video is limited to 1080p, although there is the option to turn stills into 4K time-lapse movies, if you're into that.

Olympus says the PEN-F will ship in early March for $1,200, but that's for the body only. We'll have more on this Micro Four Thirds camera soon.

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