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Olympus Brings PEN E-PL9 To North America Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

5 April 2018

Olympus announced it has brought its PEN E-PL9 mirrorless camera to North America. The E-PL9, announced in February, features 4K video with an option to extract stills, 121-point contrast detection autofocus, built-in WiFi and always-on Bluetooth LE and 16 art filters.

For details on the camera, see the February announcement.

Note that there is no data connection below the hot shoe on the E-PL9 for an electronic viewfinder. And also note the return of the pop-up flash, which was removed with the E-PL7.

Robin Wong reviewed the E-PL9 in February for Ming Thein's blog.


The E-PL9 will be available in Pearl White, Onyx Black and Honey Brown beginning today for $599.99 (body only) and $699.99 with the kit lens, a M.Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ lens.

Adorama and B&H are both now accepting pre-orders.

Olympus Announces the PEN E-PL9 in North America

New PEN Is a Compact, Lightweight Interchangeable Lens Camera That Delivers Outstanding Image Quality and Creativity for the Trendy Shooter

CENTER VALLEY, Pa.-- Olympus introduces the Olympus PEN E-PL9, a compact, lightweight interchangeable lens camera packed with features to enhance your photography with stunning image quality and sophisticated design. The PEN E-PL9 is the newest model in the award-winning PEN lineup and combines Olympus' latest touchscreen controls with an array of interchangeable lens options to go beyond smartphone photography, perfect for those looking to capture and share their lifestyle in attention-grabbing detail with friends and followers.

The Olympus PEN E-PL9's sophisticated design is bolstered by aluminum accents, metal dials and leather grain that perfectly complements each color option to match your personal style -- Pearl White, Onyx Black and Honey Brown. The 180-degree flip-touch LCD monitor simplifies selfie stills and videos with an easy-to-use interface that automatically switches the camera to Selfie Mode when the monitor is flipped downward to its front-facing position.

In-body image stabilization delivers sharp images and smooth 4K video even in low light environments or when using a telephoto lens. The latest Olympus TruePicTM VIII Image Processor, the same processor included on the Olympus flagship OM-D E-M1 Mark II, improves image quality and responsiveness. Built-in Bluetooth and WiFi allow you to easily connect your PEN E-PL9 to your smartphone to wirelessly transfer images and upload to social channels.

With the PEN E-PL9's Auto Mode, the camera instantly detects a scene and chooses the best settings. Scene Modes let you choose from preset scenarios like People, Motion, Indoors, Nightscapes, Scenery or Close-ups for easy setting customization. Advanced Photo Modes are readily available using the touch LCD monitor and facilitate high-end photo techniques such as nighttime Live Composite and multi-exposure shooting, so anyone can capture stunning images without worrying about difficult settings.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

The Olympus PEN E-PL9 will be available in Pearl White, Onyx Black and Honey Brown beginning on April 5 for a street price of $599.99 / $699.99 CAD for the camera body and $699.99/$899.99 CAD for the one lens kit. The one lens kit includes the PEN E-PL9 camera body, M.Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ lens, custom camera bag, custom camera strap, 16-GB memory card, Quick Tip Card and Quick Start Guide.

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