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Olympus PEN E-PL9 (14-42mm EZ)

RM 3,017.00

Share even better photos 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.

Product Type

Product typeMicro Four Thirds interchangeable lens system camera
MemorySD (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I, Eye-Fi Card)
Screen size17.3 mm x 13.0 mm
Lens mountMicro Four Thirds Mount

Image Sensor

Product type4/3 Live MOS Sensor
Number of pixels / Aspect ratioNumber of effective pixels: Approx. 16.1 million pixels, Total number of pixels: Approx. 17.2 million pixels / Aspect ratio: 1.33 (4:3)
Dust reductionSupersonic Wave Filter (image sensor dust reduction system)

Still Photo Recording

Recording formatDCF 2.0, Exif 2.3
File formatRAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW + JPEG
Recording image size[RAW] 4608 x 3456 pixels
[JPEG] 4608 x 3456 pixels - 1280 x 960 pixels

Image Stabilisation System

TypeBuilt-in 3-axis sensor-shift image stabilisation for video and still photos (compensates for yaw, pitch, roll)
Stabilisation performance3.5 EV
Based on CIPA measurement conditions. When using M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ (focal length = 42mm (35mm equivalent: 84mm))

Live View

PreviewLive View preview
Live viewFace detection preview (up to 8 faces)
Magnification display (x3 / x5 / x7 / x10 / x14)


Monitor type3.0-inch tilting monitor: approx. 1040k dots (3:2), electrostatic capacitance touch panel
Touch controlAvailable
Tilting capabilityUpward tilting angle: up to 80 degrees
Downward tilting angle: up to 180 degrees
  • Mirror display when monitor is in selfie position
Brightness / Colour temperature control±7 levels / ±7 levels


AF systemHigh-speed imager AF
Focusing point121-point contrast AF
Focusing point selection modeAll target, group target (9-area), single target
Focus modeSingle AF (S-AF), Continuous AF (C-AF)[*] / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR)[*]
  • While the four-thirds lens is attached, only S-AF (single target) or MF for video are available.
Face priority AF / Eye priority AFWith
Eye priority AF mode : off / nearer-eye priority
Manual focus assistFocus ring rotation activates Live View image magnification and/or focus peaking when in S-AF+MF or MF mode
Peaking functionActivate with Fn button or focus ring
Change peaking settings using the Info button
Colour selection: white, black, red, yellow
AF illuminatorYes

Exposure Control (Still)

Metering system (TTL Image sensor metering)Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), centre-weighted average metering, spot metering, spot metering with highlight control, spot metering with shadow control
Metering rangeEV -2 - 20 (using f/2.8 lens, ISO 100)
Exposure mode / Shooting modeAuto (Live Guide can be used), P: Programme AE (programme 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 Backlight[1], Silent, Panorama, Keystone Compensation, AE Bracketing, Focus Bracketing
Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape + Portrait, Night + Portrait, Children, Night scene, Hand-held Starlight[2], Fireworks, Light trails, Sport, Panning, Landscape, Sunset, Beach & Snow, Backlight HDR[1], Panorama, Candlelight, Silent, Macro, Nature Macro, Documents, Multi Focus Shot
  • 1 4 images automatically shot and combined into a single image composite
  • 2 8 images automatically shot and combined into a single image composite
Live GuideSaturation, Colour, Brightness, Background Blur, Expressing Motion, Shooting Tips (Multiple effects can be used simultaneously)
ISO sensitivity[AUTO ISO (default)]:
LOW (approx.100) ‐ 6400 with customisable upper limit (200 - 25600)
[Manual ISO]:
LOW (approx.100), 200 - 25600 (adjustable in 1/3 steps)
Exposure compensation±5 EV, adjustable by 1/3 EV steps
  • When shooting in HDR or in video, only adjustable up to ±3 EV steps
  • Live View only reflects up to ±3 EV steps


Shutter typeFocal-plane shutter (mechanical and electronic shutter)
Shutter speed1/4000 - 60 sec., with 1/3 EV adjustment steps
Bulb/Live Time: Max. 30 min. (selectable in menu settings, with 8-min. default setting)
Live composite: Max. 3 hours
Electronic first curtain shutter (Anti-shock mode) : 1/320 - 60 sec.
Electronic shutter (Silent mode): 1/16000 - 60 sec.


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] approx. 14.1 fps
[Silent sequential shooting L] approx. 6.1 fps
(Actual sequential shooting speeds may vary depending on lens attached, camera settings, and external shooting conditions)
Max. recordable pictures on sequential shooting[RAW] 14 frames. (in seq. shooting L), 13 frames (in seq. shooting H)
[JPEG; LN] ∞ frames (in seq. shooting L and in seq. shooting H)
Self-timerOperation time: 12 sec., 2 sec., custom (Wait time: 1-30sec., Shot interval: 0.5/1/2/3sec., Number of shots: 1-10)


Flash intensity control methodTTL Auto, Auto[*], Manual, Super FP[*] (FP-TTL AUTO, FP-MANUAL)
  • Available on the external flash
Built-in flashTTL Flash, GN=5.4 (ISO100•m) / GN= 7.6 (ISO200•m)
Flash modeRedeye, 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 controlUp to ±3 EV in 0.3 EV steps
Compatible external flashFL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R, FL-900R, STF-8

Wireless Flash Control

Compatible external flashFL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL-600R, FL-900R
Control methodOlympus Wireless RC Flash system (light-triggered)
Commander flash: FL-900R, FL-600R, STF-8

White Balance

White balance modeAuto WB, 6 Preset WBs, 4 Capture WBs, Custom WB (Kelvin setting)

Picture Mode

Modei-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e-Portrait, colour creator, Art Filters
GradationAuto, Normal, High Key, Low Key

Art Filter

Art filterPop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Colour, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Cross Process, Gentle Sepia, Dramatic Tone, Key Line, Watercolour, Vintage, Partial Colour, Bleach Bypass, Instant Film

Colour Creator

Colour creatorAdjustable colour hues: 0 to 29 / Adjustable saturation: -4 to +3


Exposure bracketingAvailable as AE Bracketing in Advanced Photo mode.
3 frames in 1.0 EV steps, 5 frames in 0.7 EV steps.
Focus bracketingAvailable 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 increments of 5 or 10 levels.
Compatible with Micro Four Thirds lenses only.

HDR Function

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.

Keystone Compensation

Keystone CompensationYes (can be confirmed in Live View)
  • Horizontal and vertical compensation can be performed simultaneously by ±20 steps.

Anti-shock Mode

Shutter type / shutter speedElectronic first curtain shutter / 1/320[*] - 60sec.
  • For speeds over 1/320 sec., mechanical shutter will automatically be selected.

Silent Mode

Shutter type / shutter speedElectronic shutter / 1/16000 - 60 sec.
Available as "Silent" in Scene mode and Advanced photo mode.

Live Bulb / Live Time

Update interval time0.5 sec. - 60 sec.

Live Composite

Update interval time / composite method0.5 sec. - 60 sec. / Lighten Mode (Bright area prioritisation)

Interval Mode

Interval modeInterval Time 1sec. - 24 Hours, Max. 999 frames.
Available on making Time-lapse movie automatically

Multi Exposure

Number of picture2 frames

Multi Aspect

Aspect ratio4:3 (default) / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1 / 3:4

One Push Tele-converter


Level Gauge


Video Recording

Recording formatMOV (MPEG-4AVC/H.264)
Mode / frame rate / compression method[MOV]
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
FHD IPB (SF: Super Fine / approx. 52 Mbps, F: Fine / approx. 30 Mbps, N: Normal / approx. 18 Mbps)
HD IPB(SF: Super Fine / approx. 26Mbps, F: Fine / approx.14Mbps、N: Normal / approx.10Mbps)
  • Frame rates may drop when particular Art Filters and Movie Effects are used.
  • Class 10 or higher SD card is recommended for shooting video.
  • UHS-I U3 card is recommended for 4K shooting.
Maximum recording time[MOV] Approx. 29min
Art filter movieYes (Frame rates may drop when certain Art Filters are used)
Movie effectOne-shot Echo / Multi-echo / Art Fade / Old Film
One-push movie digital converterApprox. 4x (enlarges view of touched area)
  • Available in Movie Effect
Time lapse movie[MOV]
3840 x 2160 (4K) / 5 fps
1920 x 1080 (FHD) / 5 fps, 10 fps, 15 fps
1280 x 720 (HD) / 5 fps, 10 fps, 15 fps, 30 fps
Clips1, 2, 4, 8 sec. (Further continued shooting possible up to 16 seconds by pressing video record button again)
High speed movie120 fps (1280 x 720, MOV)
Image stabilisation for movieM-IS1(Image sensor shift and electronic image stabiliser with multi motion IS),
M-IS2(Image sensor shift with multi motion IS),
  • While using M-IS1, field of view may be affected.
Grid line / focus peaking5 types of grid lines / 4 colours for focus peaking
Live view output via HDMIMonitor Mode (outputs video and info display to a connected monitor)[*]
  • Camera display is turned off when connected by HDMI.
Exposure controlProgramme AE, aperture priority AE, shutter priority AE, manual
AE lockYes

Recording (Sound)

Recording formatWave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48 kHz)
Microphone / speakerBuilt-in stereo microphone / built-in mono speaker
Microphone functionWind noise reduction, recording volume (audio quality may be affected)
  • Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)

Wi-Fi Function

Wireless shootingLive View, rec view, wireless touch AF shutter, self-timer (w/ countdown guidance, sequential shooting, video recording capability), wireless release, video recording, power off
Image shareAutomatic transfer is possible via Share Order.
On Android devices, 4K videos will be resized and saved as Full HD videos.
On iPhone 5(iPhone 5C) or earlier iOS devices, 4K videos cannot be imported.
File Type: JPEG, MOV
Easy connectionQR code setting


Playback modeSingle-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 displayHistogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight / Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, OFF


Video editing functionTrimming (beginning / end) / in-video image extraction (4K only)
Editing functionRAW data edit, Gradation auto, Monochrome, Sepia, Red-eye fix, Saturation, Resize (1280 x 960, 640 x 480, 320 x 240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait, Image Overlay, Post recording
RAW data editRAW data edit based on settings of the camera (including e-Portrait, Colour Creator, Art Filter, ART-BKT). Preview capability.


Dial customisationDial functionality is customisable for both dials
Button customisationCan select from 12 functions to assign to buttons.

Input / Output

USB connectorUSB Micro-B
HDMI connectorMicro HDMI (Type-D)
Flash attachmentHot shoe
Wireless LANBuilt-in (IEEE 802.11b/g/n)
BluetoothBuilt-in (Bluetooth Ver.4.0)


BatteryBLS-50 Li-ion battery (included)
Number of recordable picturesApprox.350 shots
Battery life for movie recordingApprox. 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.

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions117.1 mm (W) x 68.0 mm (H) x 39.0 mm (D)
WeightApprox. 380 g (with BLS-50 battery and memory card, based on CIPA standards)
Approx. 332 g (body only)

Operating Environment

Temperature0°C - +40°C (when in operation) / -20 - +60°C (when stored)
Humidity30% - 90% (when in operation) / 10% - 90% (when stored)

Box contents

Box contentsBody, USB cable, shoulder strap, instruction manual, warranty card, BLS-50 Li-ion battery, BCS-5 Li-ion battery charger

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