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With the sophisticated Olympus PEN E-PL9
The Olympus PEN E-PL9 features technology that lets you easily capture artistic photos, and has sophisticated exterior design that suits your stylish ensemble. You can easily import images taken with the E-PL9 to your smartphone for quick, easy sharing on social media.
Versatile Range of Expressions
Features such as Art Filter and Advanced Photo Mode deliver a versatile range of photographic expressions that are easy to create.
The PEN E-PL9 can communicate with your smartphone via Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi®. Importing images to your smartphone is now easier than ever before.
Refined Design with Excellent Operability
This model features sophisticated Olympus PEN design with a focus on operability. A variety of accessories are also available to make your PEN experience even more stylish.
Image Stabilisation and Other Advanced Features
The E-PL9 features in-body image stabilisation for capturing beautiful photos and movies with minimal blurring. It also has excellent basic features including autofocus and sequential shooting performance.
PEN E-PL9 Body
M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ Lens
BLS-50 Lithium Ion Battery
BCS-5 Battery Charger
|Sensor Effective Resolution / Type||16.1 Megapixel Live MOS|
|TruPic™ VIII||TruPic™ VIII|
|Focusing System||Contrast Detection with 121 Focus Points|
|Image Stabilization System||In-Body 3-Axis Image Stabilization|
|Rear Monitor||3.0" 180° Tilting Touch LCD|
|Creative Features||Live Composite, Selfie Mode, Selfie Video Mode, Video Clips Mode, Advanced Photo (AP) Mode|
|Sequential Shooting Speed||8.6 fps [H Mode], 4.8 fps [L Mode] Mechanical Shutter|
|Special Features||Easy image sharing via Bluetooth Low Energy, Wi-Fi and Olympus Image Share App; Built-in pop-up flash|
Sensor / Dust Reduction
|Sensor Type||4/3” Live MOS Sensor|
|Effective Pixels||16.1 million|
|Total Pixels||17.2 million|
|Filter Array||Primary color filter (RGB)|
|Aspect Ratio & Area||4:3 / 17.3 x 13.0mm|
|Dust Reduction||Super Sonic Wave Filter|
|Processor Type||Olympus TruePic™ VIII|
|AF System Type||High-speed imager AF (Contrast detection)|
|Focus Modes||Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF Tracking (C-AF + TR)
When a Four Thirds lens is attached, only S-AF (Single Target) or MF for video are available.
|Full Time AF||Available|
|Magnified Frame||Enlarged view check by magnify button
Magnification 5x, 7x, 10x (Default), 14x
|Face Detection AF / Eye Priority AF||Available / Available
Eye Detection AF mode: Off / Nearer-eye priority / Right-eye priority / Left-eye priority
|Focusing Points / Focusing Points Selection Mode||121-point contrast detection AF
All target, group target (9-area), single target (standard target size / small target size)
|Manual Focus Assist||Focus ring rotation activates Live View image magnification and/or focus peaking when in S-AF+MF or MF mode|
|Peaking Function||Activate with Fn button or focus ring
Change peaking settings using the Info button
Color selection: white or black
|System Type||Built-in 3-axis sensor-shift image stabilization for video and still photos|
|Stabilization Performance||3.5 EV Steps @ 42mm (35mm equivalent)|
Shutter / Sequential Shooting
|Shutter Type||Computerized focal-plane, high-speed, mechanical shutter|
|Shutter Speed||Electronic first curtain shutter: 1/320 – 60 sec.
1/4000 – 60 sec. (1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV steps selectable)
Bulb/Time: default setting 8 min. (1/2/4/8/15/20/25/30 min. selectable)
|Sequential Shooting Maximum Speed||[Sequential shooting H mode] approx 8.6 fps
[Sequential shooting L mode] approx 4.8 fps
[Anti-shock sequential shooting L mode] approx 4.3 fps
[Silent sequential shooting H mode] approx 14.1 fps
[Silent sequential shooting L mode] approx 6.1fps
Actual sequential shooting speeds may vary depending on lens attached, camera settings, and external shooting conditions
|Max Recordable Pictures in Sequential Shooting||[RAW] 14 frames. (in seq. shooting L) Max. 13 frames (in seq. shooting H)
[JPEG; LN] Max. ∞ frames (in seq. shooting L and in seq. shooting H)
|Self Timer||Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec., custom (Wait time: 1-30sec., Shot interval: 0.5/1/2/3sec., Number of shots: 1-10)|
|Anti-shock Mode||Electronic first curtain shutter / 1/320 - 60 sec
(For speeds over 1/320 sec., mechanical shutter will automatically be selected when shutter start delay is set to 0 sec.)
Shutter Start Delay 0, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30 sec
|Rear Monitor Type||3.0” tilting touch monitor
Approx 1037k dots (3:2) electrostatic capacitance touch screen
|Rear Monitor Size||3.0” / 7.6 cm|
|Touch Control||Shutter release, magnification, AF area selection, AF area size adjustment, frame forward/backward, magnified playback, Live Guide, Super Control Panel, Art Filter mode selection, scene mode selection, Wi-Fi connection, clips, movie effect, movie teleconverter
When in Selfie Mode: Shutter release, e-Portrait, custom self-timer, movie, exposure compensation
|Tilting Capability||Upward tilting angle: up to 80 degrees
Downward tilting angle*: up to 180 degrees
*mirror display when monitor is in selfie position
|Brightness / Color Temp Control (Rear Monitor)||±7 levels / ±7 levels|
|Color Tone SelectVivid / Natural||Color Tone SelectVivid / Natural|
|Live View||Approx. 100% field of view,
Exposure compensation preview, WB adjustment preview,
Gradation auto preview, Face detection preview (up to 8 faces),
Grid line, Histogram, Magnification display (x5/x7/x10/x14), Normal, Highlight & Shadow, Level Gauge, Off
|Preview||Preview with depth of field preview lock (must be assigned to button to activate)|
|Live View Boost||Yes (does not reflect ceratin adjustments such as exposure compensation)|
|Field of View||Approx. 100%|
|Display Mode||Normal Mode, Histogram Mode, Level gauge, Highlight and shadow, Off|
|Monitor Information||Aperture value, Shutter speed, Auto Bracket, AE Lock, AF mode, IS, Shooting Mode, Battery Check, Myset, Internal Temperature Warning, Face / Eye Detection, Histogram, Number of storable still pictures, Record mode, ISO, Sequential shooting, Self-timer, White Balance, Metering Mode, AF confirmation mark, Exposure Compensation Value, Spot metering Area Flash Mode, Flash Status, Flash intensity Control, Super FP, Focal length, Tone control, Eye-Fi condition, Digital teleconverter, Battery check|
|Display of Face Detection||Max. 8 frames of face detection can be displayed|
Exposure Control / Flash
|Metering System||Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), Center weighted average metering, Spot metering, Spot metering with highlight control, Spot metering with shadow control (TTL Image sensor metering)|
|Metering Range||EV -2 - 20 (at normal temperature, 17mm f2.8, ISO 100)|
|Exposure Mode||Auto (Live Guide can be used), P: Program AE (program shift can be performed), A: Aperture Priority AE, S: Shutter Priority AE, M: Manual (Live Bulb, Live Time and Live Composite are available), Scene Select AE, Advanced Photo AE, Art Filter|
|Scene Select AE||[Advanced Photo]
Live Composite, Live Time, Multiple Exposure, HDR Backlight1, Silent, Panorama, Keystone Compensation, AE Bracketing, Focus Bracketing
1. 4 images automatically shot and combined into a single image composite
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto: ISO Low approx. 100 – 25600 (customizable, default ISO Low – 1600)
Manual: ISO Low approx.. 100 – 25600 in 1/3 or 1 EV ISO steps
|Exposure Compensation||Still photo ±5 EV, movie ± 3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
*HDR shooting, monitor and EVF displays only up to ±3 EV
|AE Lock||Locks with a half-press of the shutter button (can be set to Fn button as well)|
|Flash Intensity Control Method||TTL Auto, Auto*, Manual, Super FP*(FP-TTL AUTO, FP-MANUAL)
* Available on external flash
|Built-in Flash||TTL Flash, GN=5.4 (ISO100•m) / GN= 7.6 (ISO200•m)|
|Flash Mode||Redeye, Slow Sync. (1st curtain), Slow Sync. (2nd curtain), Red-eye Slow Sync. (1st curtain), Fill-in, Manual (1/1 (FULL) ~ 1/64), Flash Off.|
|Flash Intensity Control||Up to ±3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable|
|Compatible External Flash||FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R, FL-900R, STF-8|
|Compatible Wireless External Flash||FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL-600R, FL-900R|
|Wireless Flash Control Method||Olympus Wireless RC Flash system (light-triggered) Commander flash: FL-900R, FL-600R, STF-8|
|Compatible Memory||SD Memory Card (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I/II compatible, Eye-Fi Card compatible*)
*Not compatible with Endless Memory
|Recording Format||DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3|
|File Format||RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG, MPO (3D still)|
|Recording Image Size||[RAW] 4608 x 3456 pixels
[JPEG] 4608 x 3456 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels
White Balance / Color Mode
|White Balance Mode||Auto WB, 6 Preset WBs, 4 Capture WBs, Custom WB(Kelvin setting)|
|Code Modes||RGB, Adobe RGB|
Brackting / HDR
|Exposure Bracketing||Available as AE Bracketing in Advanced Photo mode.
3 frames in 1.0 EV steps, 5 frames in 0.7 EV steps.
|Focus Bracketing||Available as Multi Focus Shot in Scene mode and Focus Bracketing in Advanced Photo mode. Shoots 8 frames.
When in Advanced Photo mode, focus steps can be adjusted in 5 or 10 levels.
Compatible with Micro Four Thirds lenses only.
|HDR (Auto Composite)||Available as Backlight HDR in Scene mode and HDR in Advanced Photo mode. ISO sensitivity is fixed at 200, and maximum shutter speed setting is 4 seconds. HDR1 is available in both modes. HDR2 (painting-like) is available in Advanced Photo mode only. Exposure compensation can be performed in Advanced Photo mode only.|
|Picture Mode||i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e-Portrait, Color Creater, Art Filters|
|Gradation||Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key (except Art Filters)|
|Adjustment Parameter||4 levels (Auto, Normal, High key, Low key)|
|Filter Effect (B&W Filter)||Neutral, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green for Monotone|
|Picture Tone||Neutral, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green for Monotone|
|Art Filter||Sixteen in-camera Art Filters are enhanced by new filter variations, art effects and bracketing. You can use Art Filters in all shooting modes as well as filming 1080 HD movies.|
|Art Filter Modes||Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Cross Process, Gentle Sepia, Dramatic Tone, Key Line, WaterColor, Vintage, Partial Color, Bleach Bypass, Instant Film|
|Color Ring (for partial color)||18 color selectable|
|Live Composite||Update Interval Time / composite method 0.5 sec – 60 sec / Lighten Mode (Bright area prioritization)|
|Interval Shooting||1-999 frames, Interval time 1 sec - 24 hours, Time lapse movies|
|Multiple Exposure (number of pictures / function)||2 frames / Auto gain, Exposing on Recorded picture (RAW)|
Video / Audio Recording
|Video Recording Format||MOV (MPEG-4AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG)|
3840 x 2160 (4K) / 30p,25p,24p / IPB (approx. 102 Mbps)
1920 x 1080 (FHD) / 30p, 25p, 24p / IPB (SF, F, N)
1920 x 1080 (FHD) / 60p, 50p / IPB (SF, F, N)
1280 x 720 (HD) / 30p, 25p, 24p / IPB (SF, F, N)
60p: 59.94 fps, 50p: 50.00 fps, 30p: 29.97 fps, 25p: 25.00 fps, 24p: 23.98 fps
* Frame rates may drop when particular Art Filters and Movie Effects are used.
|Maximum Video Recording Time||[MOV] Approx. 29min|
|Art Filter Movie||Yes (Frame rates may drop when certain Art Filters are used)|
|Movie Effect||One shot echo / Multi echo / Art fade / Old film|
|Movie Tele-converter||4x* Available on Movie effect mode|
3840x2160 (4K) / 5fps
1920x1080 (FHD) / 5fps, 10fps, 15fps
1280x720 (HD) / 5fps, 10fps, 15fps, 30fps
|Clips||1, 2, 4, 8 sec.
(Further continued shooting possible up to 16 seconds by pressing video record button again)
|IS for Movie||M-IS1* (Image sensor shift and electronic image stabilizer with multi motion IS), M-IS2 (Image sensor shift with multi motion IS), Off
*While using M-IS1, field of view may be affected.
|Video Exposure Control||Program AE, aperture priority AE, shutter priority AE, manual|
|Video File Size||.MOV Format: Max 4GB|
|Audio Recording Format||Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)|
|Microphone / Speaker||Stereo / Mono|
|Microphone Function||Wind noise reduction, recording volume (audio quality may be affected)
Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)
|WiFi||GPS Info Function via Smartphone GPS data
Olympus Image Share
File Type: JPEG1, MOV
Connect to up to 4 devices simultaneously. Marking function for image share.
1 Excluding MPO file
|Live Guide||Saturation, Color, Brightness, Background Blur, Expressing Motion, Shooting Tips
(Multiple effects can be used simultaneously)
|Playback Mode||Single-frame, information display, index display (4/9/25/100 frames), Clips, calendar, enlargement (2x -14x), video (with sound, FF/REW/Pause,Touch operation), picture rotation (auto), slideshow (with sound and music), alternate music options, dubbed audio playback|
|Information Display||Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, OFF|
|Editing Function||RAW data edit, Gradation auto, Monochrome, Sepia, Red-eye fix, Saturation, Resize (1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait, Image Overlay, Post recording|
|RAW Image Editing Functions||RAW data edit based on settings of the camera (including e-Portrait, Color Creator, Art Filter, ART-BKT).
|English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croat, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Malay, Thai|
Connectivity / Power Requirements
|USB / AV / Remote Controller Connector||USB Micro-B|
|HDMI Connector||Micro HDMI (Type-D)|
|Flash Attachment||Hot shoe|
|Wireless LAN||Built-in (IEEE 8.02.1b/g/n)|
|Bluetooth||Built-in (Bluetooth Ver. 4.0)|
|Battery||BLS-50 Li-ion battery (included)|
|Number of Recordable Pictures||Approx. 350 shots|
|Battery Life for Movie Shooting||Approx. 80 minutes* (under standard JEITA testing)
Approx. 140 minutes* (when zoom and other operational functions are not used)
*When repeatedly recording at the maximum time of 29 minutes, 4K video shooting.
|Weight||Approx. 380g (with BLS-50 battery and Memory card, based on CIPA standards) Approx. 332g (body only)|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||117.1 x 68 x 39 mm
[CIPA guideline compliant, excluding protrusions]
|Operating Temperature Range||
|Operating Humidity Range||
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Olympus PEN E-PL9 Black Kit w/ 14-42mm EZ Lens (inc. Bag, 16GB Class 10 SD Card, Camera Strap)
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