Olympus PEN E-PL9 is a new mirrorless camera with a compact size. This new version features a new image sensor, a powerful image processing chip with 4K video recording capabilities and built-in flash. At £579.99, this is a remarkable choice when it comes to bringing a lot of technology from the high-end E-M10 III.
In terms of looks, the Olympus E-PL9 has more buttons than its predecessor, so you’ll have to spend less on controls than it takes to get used to it. In the upper left corner, you will see the built-in flash, so you no longer need to tote around the small external flash that came with earlier models. The handle of the PL9 also larger than the whole camera to handle more.
The Olympus E-PL9 has a 16MP sensor with 3-axis image stabilization sensor. Inside the camera, we have a TruePic VIII processor similar to the E-M10 III. The camera is capable of shooting 4K video at 30fps and ‘Sweep Panorama’ mode for panoramic shooting. New color filters are also added to make the photography more fun, giving more beautiful photo effects. The focus system of the camera is upgraded to 121 focus points in the phase, making the focus faster and more accurate, especially when recording video.
Olympus also added Bluetooth in this camera to be able to connect to a smartphone. You can transfer photos from your camera to your phone to share on social networks or use your phone to control the camera remotely.
Olympus PEN E-PL9 Price and Availability
The Olympus PEN E-PL9 will be available with the 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 ‘EZ’ power zoom lens. The camera is now available for pre-orders in the UK via Amazon.co.uk starting shipping from March 16th for £649.99 with the kit lens or £579.99 for the body only. It comes in Black, Brown, and White color options. While the pricing and availability for USA will be announced in coming weeks.
Olympus PEN E-PL9 Specifications
- Dimensions of 117 x 68 x 39 mm
- Weight of 380g
- Touch Screen TFT-LCD Tilt Display of 3 inches
- 16 megapixels CMOS Sensor
- Maximum resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels
- TruePic VIII Processor
- Auto ISO 200-6400 (expandable to 100-25600)
- 4K recording 3840 x 2160 pixels @ 30 fps.
- Autofocus 121 points
- Shutter speed – Min. 60 sec. Max. 1/4000 sec
- Continuous Shooting Speed – 8.6 fps
- Connectivity of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Micro-USB 2.0, micro HDMI, SD/SDHC/SDXC card
- BLS-50 Battery up to 350 shots