Olympus PEN-F ($1,199 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama): Revolving around a 20.3MP Live MOS sensor and TruePic VII processor, the PEN-F offers nuanced image quality with reduce noise, along with the ability to shoot at up to 10 fps with a mechanical shutter, record Full HD 1080p video, and a sensitivity range up to ISO 25600. In-camera sensor-shift-type 5-axis image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting and the sensor and processor combination also avails a fast 81-area contrast-detection AF system for refined accuracy when working with a variety of subjects.
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II ($899 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama): The E-M5 Mark II combines a 16MP Live MOS sensor with a TruePic VII Image Processor for increased performance speed and reduced noise throughout the ISO range as compared to TruePic VI. It can boast a 40MP high resolution shot mode, achieved by shifting the sensor in half-pixel steps and capturing eight images over a period of one second. Full HD 1080p video recording is now available on the Mark II with a higher bitrate of up to 77 Mb/s and various codecs.
Olympus PEN E-P5 ($799 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama): The Olympus PEN E-P5 features a 16.1MP TruePic VI Live MOS sensor, FAST AF, 9 FPS burst shooting, 5-Axis Image Stabilization, 3.0″ tilt touchscreen LCD, Full HD 1080p video in MOV & AVI formats and built-in Wi-Fi. With ISO sensitivity up to 25600 and 5-axis Image Stabilization, low light imaging is clear and free from the blurring effects of camera shake.
Olympus PEN-F vs OM-D E-M5 Mark II vs PEN E-P5 Specs Comparison
|Features||Olympus PEN-F||Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II||Olympus PEN E-P5|
|Stabilization (CIPA)||5 stops||5 stops||4 stops|
|Max shutter speed||“1/8000 – (1/16000 electronic)”||“1/8000 – (1/16000 electronic)”||1/8000|
|“Continuous shooting(without /with AF)”||10 fps / 5 fps||10 fps / 5 fps||9 fps / 5 fps|
|Flash||“Clip-on – Tilt/bounce/rotate”||“Clip-on – Tilt/bounce/rotate”||Pop-up flash|
|Viewfinder||“Built-in 2.36M-dot LCD – 1.23x mag”||“Built-in 2.36M-dot LCD – 1.48x mag”||Optional VF-4 accessory EVF w/ 2.36M-dot LCD and 1.48x mag|
|Max video res/rate||1080/60p||1080/60p||1080/30p|
|Rear screen||“Fully articulating 3″ touchscreen – 1.04M-dots”||“Fully-articulating 3″ touchscreen – 1.04M-dots”||“Flip up/down 3″ touchscreen – 1.04M-dots”|
|Battery life (CIPA)||330||310||330|
|Weight||427 g||469 g||420 g|
|Dimensions||125 x 72 x 37mm||124 x 85 x 45mm||122 x 69 x 37mm|
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