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Four Thirds User 27th January 2016 06:05 AM

The new PEN-F proves beauty has no need for DSLR beasts
 
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Olympus reveals the long-expected digital Pen F, its flagship flat-top Pen but now, for the first time, featuring an integrated viewfinder, 20 megapixel LiveMOS sensor and fully-articulating LCD screen.

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Ian 27th January 2016 11:03 AM

Re: The new PEN-F proves beauty has no need for DSLR beasts
 
Graham and I are on our way to the launch event at the Design Museum in London :)

I hope I will be able to post some photos via my tablet and Olympus Image Share (OIS).

Ian

Ian 27th January 2016 12:36 PM

Re: The new PEN-F proves beauty has no need for DSLR beasts
 
I would say the majority of people here are e-group forum members! Dozens of you :)

Ian

Zuiko 27th January 2016 12:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Ian (Post 374703)
I would say the majority of people here are e-group forum members! Dozens of you :)

Ian

I'm beginning to regret not going, but I'm sure that the journey would have just been too much. Hope you all have a great time. *chr

snaarman 27th January 2016 01:45 PM

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Oh my, that does look like my sort of camera... It could replace my GX-7, act as mate to the EM-5 (same battery, I think) and then I would be fully back with Olympus.

However I figure the price will be eye watering to start with. I will wait and see.

Pete

Ian 27th January 2016 03:22 PM

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http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/511/OI000234.jpg

Sorry this is a bit large! IDs welcome.

Sadly quite a few people had already left by the time this was taken.

Ian

Ian 27th January 2016 03:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Zuiko (Post 374704)
I'm beginning to regret not going, but I'm sure that the journey would have just been too much. Hope you all have a great time. *chr

Never mind, we will be seeing you next month :)

Ian

OM USer 27th January 2016 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Ian (Post 374716)
Sorry this is a bit large! IDs welcome....

I'm on the extreme left as you look at the picture. Nice to meet you all.

Graham_of_Rainham 27th January 2016 05:00 PM

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Next to last one on the right.

OlyPaul 27th January 2016 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by snaarman (Post 374712)
Oh

However I figure the price will be eye watering to start with. I will wait and see.

Pete

Yep a quid under a grand body only.:)

Gwyver 27th January 2016 05:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Ian (Post 374717)
Never mind, we will be seeing you next month :)

Ian

Have you just signalled the E-M1ii launch? :)

Ian 27th January 2016 05:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Gwyver (Post 374728)
Have you just signalled the E-M1ii launch? :)

Haha, no - John, Graham and I are having a moderators' meeting over at John's neck of the woods because he isn't very mobile at the moment.

I think the earliest we'll see an E-M1ii will be Photokina in September although I am now hearing that top end camera lifecycles may be extended to 4 years, so September 2017...

Incidentally, although the Pen F may look like an E-P5 replacement, the E-P5 remains a current model for now.

Ian

Olybirder 27th January 2016 05:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Ian (Post 374734)
I think the earliest we'll see an E-M1ii will be Photokina in September although I am now hearing that top end camera lifecycles may be extended to 4 years, so September 2017...

If that is the case are there any features on the Pen-F which could find their way to the E-M1 via firmware updates?

Ron

Ian 27th January 2016 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Olybirder (Post 374738)
If that is the case are there any features on the Pen-F which could find their way to the E-M1 via firmware updates?

Ron

I suspect not. The Pen F has a new 20 megapixel sensor and a new TruePic image processor. One key new features is the image profiler and it wouldn't surprise me if that was specific to the new processor. The Pen F doesn't have phase detect AF, which remains exclusive to the E-M1.

Ian

maccabeej 27th January 2016 06:25 PM

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Three to the left of Graham in light blue jumper.


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