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Olympus PEN-F vs Fuji X-Pro 2 -- Plus High ISO TEST

Olympus-PENF-vs-F-X-Pro-2Both the camera look solid and stylish, the Fuji X-Pro two is bit bigger in size compared to the Olympus PEN F.  The X-Pro 2 uses third genration of X-Trans sensor on the other side we have Olympus PEN F that uses new but traditional CMOS sensor.

Features/ Models Olympus PEN-F
Fuji X-Pro 2
Sensor 20.3MP Live MOS Sensor 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III Sensor
Sensor size Micro Four Thirds System APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)
Sensor Type Contrast Detect Contrast + Phase Detect
Image Stabilization 5-Axis In-Body Image Stabilization No
Low pass filter No No
Image processor TruePic VII Image Processor X-Processor Pro Engine
AF system 81 contrast based AF points
273-Point AF with 77 Phase-Detect Points
ISO 50-25600 100-51200
Shutter Min/ mix 30-1/8000 30-1/32000
Continuous shooting speed 10 fps 8 fps
Video Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps Full HD 1080p/60 Video
Display 3.0″ 1.037m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen 3.0″ 1.62m-Dot LCD Monitor
Viewfinder EVF Advanced Hybrid Multi Viewfinder
Hot shoe Yes Yes
Wireless Built-In  Built-In
Environmentally sealed Yes Yes
Battery life 330 350
Dimensions 147 x 115 x 81 mm 149 x 112 x 78 mm
Weight 860 g 495 g

 From the specification comparison table we can see that


The Fuji X-Pro 2 camera features more bigger sensor and bit extra resolution over the Olympus PEN F,  the other advantage of the X-Pro 2 camera is X-Trans architecture based sensor that completely eliminates the need Low pass filter.

sensor-size-mirrorlessAs you can see in the sensor size difference, the Olympus PEN F features 4/3 sensor on the other side the Fuji X-Pro 2 camera features APS-C sensor, so without doubt we will see more details in Fuji X-Pro 2 images.

2AXIS-IS-versus-5AXIS-IS_enThe 5 axis image stabilization system used in Olympus reduces the camera shake upto 5 stops, the camera doesn’t need IS based lenses and on the other side we have Fuji that doesn’t feature built in IS, the IS depend upon the type of lenses used.

The AF system of Fuji is advance compared to the Olympus, due to the help of X-Trans tech the Fuji enjoys the Hybrid CMOS AF and lock down AF in a min speed of 0.06 sec only, on the other side we have PEN -F that limited to contrast based AF system only.

Video recording is almost same, both the camera limited to full HD video recording and doesn’t support 4K. It’s really strange to ss a $1K range mirrorless cameras announced in 2016 and remains limited to Full HD mode only.

Olympus PEN-F vs Fuji X-Pro 2 — ISO Test

Olympus PEN-F High ISO Test
Olympus PEN-F vs Fuji X-Pro 2 Image Analysis

In the High ISO test we can clearly see that the Fuji is showing more details compared to the Olympus PEN-F camera.

AT ISO 3200 Olympus PEM -F fails to pick the minor details of the image and the Low-Pass filter less Fuji showing intense amount of details with excellent color and contrast output.

At ISO 25600 Fuji showing excellent color, contrast and details compared to Olympus PEN-F camera.


Based on specification comparison of both the camera and high ISO test results we highly recommend you to get Fuji X-pro 2 camera if you care about the image quality and AF system.

Do share your thoughts with us.

Sony A6300 vs Olympus PEN F

A6300-PEN-F-NCSony A6300 vs Olympus PEN F – Take a look at the specification comparison revirew of both the camera,both the camera Sony A6300 and the Olympus PEN-F camera announced on 2016, so we do expect a neck on neck competition between both the cameras … also keep in mind that both the camera have almost same price tag

Features/ Models Sony A6300 Olympus PEN F
Megapixel 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor 20.3MP Live MOS Sensor / 50MP High-Res Shot Mode
Sensor size 23.5 x 15.6 mm Micro Four Thirds System
Sensor Type Hybrid CMOS AF Contrast Detect AF
Low pass filter Yes Yes
Image processor BIONZ X Image Processor TruePic VII Image Processor
AF system 425 Phase-Detect Points Contrast Detect 81 points
 ISO 100-51200 80-25600
Shutter Type Electronic & Mechanical Electronic & Mechanical
Image Stabilization NO 5-Axis In-Body Image Stabilization
 Shutter Min/ mix 30 – 1/4000  60 – 1/16000
 Continuous shooting speed 11 fps  10fps
 Video Internal UHD 4K30 & 1080p120 Recording Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
Display 3.0″ 921.6k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor 3.0″ 1.037m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
Viewfinder XGA Tru-Finder 2.36m-Dot OLED EVF 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
Hot shoe Yes Yes
Wireless WiFi + NFC WiFi + NFC
Environmentally sealed No No
Battery life 400
Dimensions 120.0 x 66.9 x 48.8 mm 124.8 x 72.1 x 37.3 mm
Weight  404 g 427 g


The Sony newly developed CMOS APS-C AF sensor features 24 MP resolution on the other hand small but poploar 4/3 sensor features 20 MP resoltuion

High resolution shot – The Olympus PEN-F is capable create 50 Megapixels image files to give you intense details. The camera uses 5-axis sensor shift mechanism to create large image files however you need a tripod for that. Sony A6300 doesn’t have built-in IS or high resolution mode.

Technology behind both the sensor

Sony 24 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor is build on latest HYBRID AF technology, the Hybrid CMOS AF sensor features a epic number of 425 Phase AF points and approx 169 contrast based AF points to do AF.

The AF points cover the entire screen of the camera and hence you never get a out-of-focus shot from the camera, the AF speed of the camera is also blazing fast and it takes approx 0.05 sec of time to acquires the AF in average lighting condition.

Introduction of 4D focus in the AXXXX series camera, Sony A6300 is the first E-mount mirrorless camera camera to get 4D AF after the SLT A77II camera.

The top continuous shooting rate of the A6300 is aprrox of 11 fps @ 24 MP for up to 21 raw frames in a single burst with AF and AE, 8 fps shooting in live view, and permits 14-bit raw file output. Enough for a $1K camera.

The Low-light performance: The A6300 camera features 1-stop more ISO range compared to PEN-F camera (51200 vs 25600), not only more ISO the Sony A6300 also features more bigger sensor compared to the Olympus PEN-F camera that clearly means the Sony sensor have more bigger photodiodes to capture light despite of slight increase in the resolution.

At the end of the day Sony will sure perform better in-terms of low-light performance compared to Olympus PEN-F camera.

The Olympus PEN-F uses traditional contrast detect AF system for acquiring AF, so without doubt we are confirmed that Sony A6300 will do faster AF compared to the Olympus PEN – F Mirrorless camera

Built-in Image Stabilization – The Olympus PEN-F features built-in 5-axis image stabilization that prevents camera shake upto 5 stops even when any type of lens used with the camera. The image stabilization is very useful while shooting tele-shots and macro images with the camera.

No built-in image stabilization is available inside the camera, users have to by OSS lenses to compensate camera shake and its a price investment.

Introduction of 4K: The  Sony A6300 camera features 4K video recording on the other hand the Olmypus PEN-F limited to Full HD video recording .

The Sony A6300 offers 4K video recording at 30 frames per second, Support is available for the S-Gamut3.Cine/S-Log-3 and S-Gamut3/S-Log3 profiles that enable up to a 1300% wider dynamic range for smoother tonal and color gradations, along with enhanced sensitivity and clarity in shadows and mid-tones.

The Sony A6300 features larger APS-C sensor that will sure give you more dynamic range compared to Olympus PEN-F with 4/3 sensor and not only sensor size the Sony also offers advance AF system that combines Phase and Contrast based AF system, fast continuous shooting speed and a option to record 4K videos under same price tag.

We recommend you to get the Sony A6300 camera over Olympus PEN-F.

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Olympus PEN-F Sample Images

Olympus PEN-F camera features 20 MP sensor and features extensive manual control for professional user, take a look at the sample images below and enjoy.

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Olympus official sample images available at Photography Blog / Captured by Olympus UK
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LOT of sample images available in Slash gear website, so just click on the images and enjoy.

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The next website with very less sample images is Verge, and here is the link.




Olympus Announced PEN-F Camera with 20MP Sensor and 5-axis IS

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Olympus finally announced the long rumored Olympus PEN-F camera today, the camera is or PEN-F camera announced on 1963, now let’s jump over the specification. The camera features newly developed 20MP 4/3 sensor and TruePic VII Image Processor, the camera supports base ISO range of ISO80 and it goes upto 25600. The Olympus PEN-F camera features built-in 5 axis image stabilization system.

The Most eye catching part of the announcement is the power of super high resolution mode, with the help of built-in 5-axis IS mechanism the camera can create 50MP images for commercial shooters.


Olympus PEN-F camera is able to record FullHD videos at 60fps and also captures continuous shooting speed of  10 fames per second. The camera also features extensive manual control over the deign.

On the rear side we have large 3.0″ 1.037m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen and also a 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder.

The Olympus PEN-F will be available in March for $1199.99 body-only.

Continue reading Olympus Announced PEN-F Camera with 20MP Sensor and 5-axis IS

Olympus PEN-F Full Specification Leaked

Olympus PEN -F front imageAs you all already seen the leaked images of the upcoming Panasonic PEN-F, Finally the full and detailed specification of the upcoming PEN-F camera leaked today, as we have told you early the camera features 20 MP MOS sensor and a 50 Megapixel High resolution mode… take a look at the detailed specification below

– Sensor is new 20MP Live MOS sensor
– 50MP high resolution shot mode
– 5-axis camera shake correction. Correction effect five stages (CIPA)
– Creative dial: Direct to the access to four functions
– EVF is 2.36 million dot organic EL (S-OVF mode to extend the dynamic range)
– Mechanical shutter: 60 seconds -1/8000 seconds
– The electronic front curtain shutter (anti-shock mode): 60 seconds -1/320 seconds
– Electronic shutter (silent mode): 60 seconds -1/16000 seconds
– Video full HD60p
– Interval Shooting
– 4K time-lapse movie
– Continuous shooting of 10 frames / sec (5 frames / sec in the AF tracking)
– Wi-Fi built-in. Remote control via smartphone
– 3 inches 1.03 million dot movable LCD monitor
– AF tracking pad: EVF is capable of moving the AF point in the touch panel at the time of use
– Media SDHC / SDXC (UHS-II compatible)
– Included with an external flash FL-LM3. Guide number 9.1. Bounce possible
– ISO200-25600 (LOW: ISO80 equivalent)
– Color Black and Silver
– Price is 999 pounds only in the body. 14-42mm EZ lens kit is 1099 pounds. 17mm F1.8 lens kit is 1199 pounds.

We will update you soon as we get more information.

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Olympus PEN-F Leaked Images

The Olympus PEN-F Leaked Images surfaced over the web today take a look at the images first…
Olympus-PEN-F-image-1The camera PEN-F rumors was floating over the web for past few months, finally we are able to see the real camera. From the image we can clearly see that the upcoming camera is inspired from the old PEN-F design and features extensive manual controls to the users.

Olympus-PEN-F-Image-2on the top of the camera plate we can clearly see two mode dials, a jog dial and a shutter button, the classic on off switch available on the extreme left side of the camera.

The camera model is attached with Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens [ Amazon], although the camera is coming with two kit lenses 14-42ez and 17mm 1,8

Take a look at the rumored specification of the camera

  • New 20 Megapixel CMOS sensor
  • 50 Megapixel High Resolution mode
  • Two kit lens: 14-42ez and 17mm 1,8
  • New EVF
  • Price of kits 1497-1797Euro

The expected date of camera announcement is January 27, 2016. Stay with us and we will update you soon as we get any new information.

source – 43rumors


Olympus PEN-F Can Shoot 50 Megapixel Images

Olympus-PEN-F-imageAccording to latest rumors the upcoming Olympus PEN-F camera can shoot 50 Megapixel images in high resolution mode, the camera will going to feature many very advance core specification….

Take a look at the rumored core specification of the camera

New 20 Megapixel CMOS sensor
50 Megapixel High Resolution mode
Two kit lens: 14-42ez and 17mm 1,8
Price of kits 1497-1797Euro

The expected date of announcement is January 27 and we will update you soon as we get any new information.

src – 43rumors