ScanSpeak: I think I'm going to buy this camera.
My 1st non P&S digital.
I have the Oly 17mm and I like it very much! The 17mm will likely work better with the Pen-F's Truepic 7 image processing engine because all of the lens performance and design parameters will be used.
Maklike Tier: If you pull up the comparison tool and pit it against the E-P5, it doesn't really look that great. The biggest improvement being 'viewfinder' in that the F actually has one. :D So essentially, I'd be paying a $1000 for an extra 4mpx, an EVF, and a twiddly dial thing on the front. Ungh.
I'm using my Pen-F in combo with the E-P5. They make a great two body/lens combo carried in my Think Tank 30i.
That's a good move, I'm enjoying mine a lot! It is really comfortable to use, the viewfinder is very nice and works well with my specs. If you use larger lenses like the 12-40 Zuiko Pro I recommend purchasing the ECG-4 hand grip also.
The Pen-F reviewed by The Camera Store turned out to be a pre production sample, read The Camera Store comment just below the video screen. That explains the different C-AF test results.
goodbokeh: As a further note on the studio scene, the X70 Jpegs look better than the X70 raws throughout. That really makes me wonder about the raw software used, its settings, and its full compatibility with the x-trans sensor.
Well, that's interesting. It really makes these reviews a moving target for comparing the various camera models.
As a further note on the studio scene, the X70 Jpegs look better than the X70 raws throughout. That really makes me wonder about the raw software used, its settings, and its full compatibility with the x-trans sensor.
I don't get the X70 vs GR lens sharpness statement? I just took a long look at the studio scene Jpegs at various ISOs in central and edge portions of the scene, on a Lenovo 27inch 2K monitor. The X70 was sharper and had more contrast than the GR every time and looked very similar to the X100T. Was the sharpness statement based upon a comparison of raw photos that could have been influenced by software compatibility with the x-trans sensor?
Yes, there is face detection and recognition, reference the E-Fn button control, lower right quadrant, on page 5.