Stylish and easy to use, all-in-one solution

A key to a healthy online presence is social media, more followers means more business checking you out. And if you love your phone for your social media presence, you will love our new kit, the PEN E-PL9. It has everything you need to produce images you’ll be proud to post. E-PL9’s only job is to take amazing pictures, and connect to the internet to post them. The E-PL9 allows you to expand your photography skills and grow with your camera. Several different features allow you to capture new perspectives and guide you in your photo-taking. Our image stabilization system will make your stills and video will look crisp and smooth. The E-PL9 is compact, stylish and available in a range of colors. It’s truly a work of art in itself.  Additional features include a flip touchscreen and built-in flash, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for easy sharing, and silent shooting mode. The E-LP9 has everything you need to conquer the social media world.

  • 16 Megapixel Live 
MOS Image Sensor
  • 3-Axis Image Stabilization
  • TruePic™ VIII Image Processor
  • Built-in Flash
  • Touch to Focus & Shoot
  • 4K Ultra HD Video
  • 180 Degree Tilting Touch Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Silent Shooting Mode


How To Buy

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The E-PL9 is available in a range of colors and features a sleek, classic design. A premium feel is gained from materials like brushed aluminum, metal dials, and leather grain. We even hid the flash to help maintain its super streamlined look. After hours of shooting, the camera still feels comfortable to hold thanks to its ergonomic grip. Convenient for traveling and special events, the compact, portable size fits easily in an overnight bag or your hand bag so it’s always ready to go.


The secret to shooting amazing photos and video is to let the camera do the work. The E-PL9’s touchscreen provides intuitive assist modes that will capture stunning images in every type of setting. The camera instantly detects a scene and chooses the best settings in Auto Mode. There are also several Scene Modes let you choose the environment and type of object you are capturing: People, Motion, Indoors, Nightscapes, Scenery or Close-ups. The camera guides you in capturing challenging photos and a convenient Shortcut Button instantly gets you back to the home screen for easy operation.


Capture that perfect selfie, no matter where you are! Simply flip down the touchscreen and the camera automatically activates Selfie Mode. You can capture both stills and video in this format. Eye Detection Autofocus captures the perfect shot by locking in on your eyes. e-Portrait automatically smooths skin for blemish-free results… no need to edit! For instant operation, just tap the subject on the touchscreen to shoot with a single touch.


Advanced Photo Mode assists you with high-end photo techniques. Several different modes can help you take a variety of different photos, from star trails and cityscapes (Live Composite) to artist combinations of photos (Multiple Exposure) and silent photos (Silent Mode). You can use the Art Filter option to preview and compose your shot with different filters all in camera. You can also shoot smooth stunning videos in 4K simply by twisting the Mode Dial, and use an Art Filter for a new, creative look. Live Composite shot by Visionary Alex McClure


Built to be social, the E-PL9 is a must have for any social media buff who values quality posting. Posting stills and video is effortless with the built-in wireless, Bluetooth and our free Image Share app. The camera and your smart device form a seamless connection and you can easily and wirelessly send images to your smart device. This device also has a remote control, allowing you a spot in the group shot too.



Key Specs

  • Sensor Effective Resolution / Type: 16.1 Megapixel Live MOS
  • Processor: 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

Focusing System

  • 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)
  • AF Illuminator: Available
  • 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

Image Stabilization

  • 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 6.1fpsActual 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 Select: Vivid / 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 certain adjustments such as exposure compensation)
  • Field of View: Approx. 100%
  • Display Mode: Normal Mode, Histogram Mode, Level gauge, Highlight and shadow, Off
  • Display of Face Detection: Max. 8 frames of face detection can be displayed


  • 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

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[Scene] Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape + Portrait, Night + Portrait, Children, Night scene, Hand-held Starlight2, Fireworks, Light trails, Sport, Panning, Landscape, Sunset, Beach & Snow, Backlight HDR1, Panorama, Candlelight, Silent, Macro, Nature Macro, Documents, Multi Focus Shot1. 4 images automatically shot and combined into a single image composite 2. 8 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

Memory / Image Recording (File Format)

  • 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

Bracketing / 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.

Creative Features

  • 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)
  • Movie Mode: [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: SuperFine / approx. 52 Mbps, F: Fine / aprox. 30 Mbps, N: Normal / approx. 18 Mbps) HD IPB(SF: SuperFine / 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 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
  • Timelapse Movie: [MOV] 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.
  • AE Lock: Available
  • 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.Easy Connection QR Code Setting Wireless Shooting Live View Rec View Wireless Touch AF Shutter2 Power Off1 Excluding MPO file 2 Selectable from iAuto / ART / PASM (Live Bulb, Live Time) Control settings for aperture, shutter speed, exposure, ISO sensitivity, white balance and Drive Mode.
  • 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). Preview capability.
  • Menu Languages (34 selectable): 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.

Weights & Dimensions / Operating Environment / Box Contents

  • Weight: Approx. 380g (with BLS-50 battery and Memory card, based on CIPA standards) Approx. 332g (body only)
  • Dimensions: 117.1mm (W) X 68mm (H) X 39mm (D) [CIPA guideline compliant, excluding protrusions]
  • Operating Temperature Range: 0 ~ +40°C (operation) / -20 ~ +60°C (storage) +32 ~ +104°F (operation) / -4 ~ +140°F (storage)
  • Operating Humidity Range: 30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)
  • Box Contents: Body, USB cable, shoulder strap, instruction manual, warranty card, BLS-50 Li-ion battery , BCS-5 Li-ion battery charger
  • One Lens Kit: Body, M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ Lens, Custom Camera Bag, Custom Camera Strap, 16GB SD Memory Card, Quick Tip Card, Quick Start Guide, Micro USB Cable, Warranty Card, Instruction manual, BLS-50 Li-ion Battery, BCS-5 Battery Charger


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