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In our labs, the PEN-F performed admirably, putting its shiny new sensor to work. It's more detailed (as you'd expect) but it also offered lower noise levels, although you still won't want to use ISOs higher than 3200. Video is also better than most other Olympus cameras, taking after the E-M5 Mark II and its enhanced video abilities. That said, serious videographers will still want to turn to Panasonic for 4K and other essential features like headphone/microphone ports.
Olympus has included a dedicated exposure compensation dial that’s easy to turn with your thumb while looking through the viewfinder, but difficult to knock accidentally (a feat most other manufacturers find difficult to emulate). This works with front and rear electronic control dials that can be customised for each exposure mode. For example, I set the rear dial to change ISO directly in aperture priority, which is my most-used mode. Overall, the Pen-F is probably the best Olympus camera yet to shoot with.