Olympus Pen E-PL9: A Sleek and Stylish Mirrorless Camera

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If you’re looking for an easy to use and snappy mirror-less camera, Olympus Pen E-PL9 will fulfill your needs. It has a very stylish and sleek design and is a good choice for the everyday photographers and newbies who are looking for a user-friendly camera for the first time.

This Olympus pen E-PL9 review will help those who are looking for a compact and user-friendly mirrorless camera that is equipped with lots of features. The Olympus pen E-PL9 price is designed by Olympus, a manufacturer of reprography and optics products. The Olympus pen E-PL9 is around £579.99 for the body only and the body with compact 14-42mm kit lens is available for £649.99.


Olympus Pen E-PL9 Features:

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One of the best Olympus Pen E-PL9 features includes a 16 MP Micro four thirds sensor and is equipped with 16 Art filters too. The users can now choose from the variety of filters which include the instant film effect and the bleach bypass which gives an amazing and nostalgic effect to the pictures. There is an Advance Photo (AP) mode which allows the users to access the creative photo modes easily. To summarize all the main features we’ve put them in points form as follows:

  • 16 MP CMOS Micro four thirds sensor
  • TruePic VIII Image processor
  • 4K video recording up to 30 fps
  • 121-point AF area
  • In-body stabilization of 5-axis
  • 0 inch tilt-angle touchscreen, 1,037,000 dots
  • Advance photo (AP)and Scene (SCN) modes
  • Combined Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity

If we talk about the Olympus pen E-PL9 specs internally, they are much more similar to the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III which was once a flagship camera of the company. The 4K video capture at 30 fps is n impressive one as it allows you to shoot full HD footages. There’s an absence of a built-in electronic view finder but the presence of the 3.0 inch tilt angle touch-screen fills the gap.

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The overall design of the Olympus Pen E-PL9 hasn’t changed much but the grip has improved a lot. The grip is a larger one than the thin strip so as to give the user a firm and secure hold of the camera. The presence of a small thumb rest also adds to the secure grip. The sections are made up of plastic and the faux-leatherette finish gives the whole body a great look. If you want to raise the pop-up flash, you can use the new button present above the screen. The autofocus system has improved to a 121-point AF area which is used for contrast detection and covers most of the frame.


The Olympus pen E-PL9 4K camera has a good first impression overall. It offers a better image stabilization, secure grip, 4K movie capture, a new AP mode, good Bluetooth features, and great autofocus capabilities. It is available in three colors; black, white and brown and is much cheaper than the previous E-PL8. This 4K mirrorless camera is a good option for those who want an easy-to-use mirror-less camera with a compact design.


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