Olympus PEN E-PL9 Mirrorless Camera - Pearl White

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Olympus PEN E-PL9 Mirrorless Camera - Pearl White

Olympus SKU: V205090WU000 | Helix SKU: OYV205090WU000

We get it. You love your phone. We love ours too - for texting. But if you want to be a social media standout, you need to step it up! Meet the PEN E-PL9. It has everything you need to produce images you’ll be proud to post. Think about it: your phone’s main feature is communication, but the E-PL9’s only job is to take amazing pictures. Unlike with your phone, you can expand your photography skills and grow with your camera. You can easily change up the lens to capture new perspectives, or try the E-PL9's advanced photo modes with on-screen guides to help with every shot. Your stills and video will look crisp and smooth thanks to our image stabilization system. Compact, stylish and available in a range of colors, it looks as amazing as the photos it captures. Features like a flip touchscreen and built-in flash, along with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for easy sharing, make the E-PL9 your go-to camera for shots that will make your friends and followers take notice.


The E-PL9 is available in a range of colors to complement your style. The sleek, classic design features materials like brushed aluminum, metal dials, and leather grain that gives it a premium feel. We hid the flash to help maintain its super streamlined look. Even after hours of shooting, the camera will feel comfortable to hold thanks to its ergonomic grip. The compact, portable size fits easily in your handbag or overnight bag so it’s always convenient for traveling and special events.


Here’s the secret to shooting amazing photos and video: Let the camera do the work. The E-PL9’s touchscreen provides easy to use assist modes that will capture stunning images in every type of setting. With Auto Mode, the camera instantly detects a scene and chooses the best settings. Scene Modes let you choose from capturing: People, Motion, Indoors, Nightscapes, Scenery or Close-ups. Follow the on-screen prompts to nail the most challenging types of photos. The convenient Shortcut Button instantly gets you back to the home screen for easy operation.


Always be ready to shoot a perfect selfie even in low light or in other challenging settings. Simply flip down the touchscreen and the camera automatically activates Selfie Mode for both stills and video. Eye Detection Autofocus locks in on your eyes for the perfect shot. e-Portrait automatically smooths skin for blemish-free results. For instant operation, just tap the subject on the touchscreen to focus and shoot with a single touch.


Advanced Photo Mode assists you with high-end photo techniques. Pick from modes like Live Composite for star trails or cityscapes, Multiple Exposure for artistic combinations of shots, and Silent Mode for discrete operation. Use the Art Filter option to preview and compose your shot with one of 16 different filters all in camera. Or, shoot smooth stunning videos in 4K with a simple twist of the Mode Dial, and apply an Art Filter for a unique, creative look.


The E-PL9 is a must have for anyone who frequently posts to their favorite social sites. With built-in wireless, Bluetooth and our free Olympus Image Share app, posting stills and video is effortless. That’s because the camera and your smart device form a seamless connection. You can wirelessly send images to your smart device at the push of a button. You can even use your phone or tablet as a remote control, allowing you to get in the group shot too.


  1. Sensor Type 4/3” Live MOS Sensor
  2. Effective Pixels 16.1 million
  3. Total Pixels 17.2 million
  4. Filter Array Primary color filter (RGB)
  5. Aspect Ratio & Area 4:3 / 17.3 x 13.0mm
  6. Dust Reduction Super Sonic Wave Filter


  1. Processor Type Olympus TruePic™ VIII

Focusing System

  1. AF System Type High-speed imager AF (Contrast detection)
  2. 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.
  3. Full Time AF Available
  4. Magnified Frame Enlarged view check by magnify button
    Magnification 5x, 7x, 10x (Default), 14x
  5. Face Detection AF / Eye Priority AF Available / Available
    Eye Detection AF mode: Off / Nearer-eye priority / Right-eye priority / Left-eye priority
  6. 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)
  7. AF Illuminator Available
  8. Manual Focus Assist Focus ring rotation activates Live View image magnification and/or focus peaking when in S-AF+MF or MF mode
  9. Peaking Function Activate with Fn button or focus ring
    Change peaking settings using the Info button
    Color selection: white or black

Image Stabilization

  1. System Type Built-in 3-axis sensor-shift image stabilization for video and still photos
  2. Stabilization Performance 3.5 EV Steps @ 42mm (35mm equivalent)

Shutter / Sequential Shooting

  1. Shutter Type Computerized focal-plane, high-speed, mechanical shutter
  2. 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)
  3. 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
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. 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


  1. Rear Monitor Type 3.0” tilting touch monitor
    Approx 1037k dots (3:2) electrostatic capacitance touch screen
  2. Rear Monitor Size 3.0” / 7.6 cm
  3. 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
  4. Tilting Capability Upward tilting angle: up to 80 degrees
    Downward tilting angle*: up to 180 degrees
    *mirror display when monitor is in selfie position
  5. Brightness / Color Temp Control (Rear Monitor) ±7 levels / ±7 levels
  6. Color Tone Select Vivid / Natural
  7. 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
  8. Preview Preview with depth of field preview lock (must be assigned to button to activate)
  9. Live View Boost Yes (does not reflect certain adjustments such as exposure compensation)
  10. Field of View Approx. 100%
  11. Display Mode Normal Mode, Histogram Mode, Level gauge, Highlight and shadow, Off
  12. 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
  13. Display of Face Detection Max. 8 frames of face detection can be displayed

Exposure Control / Flash

  1. 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)
  2. Metering Range EV -2 - 20 (at normal temperature, 17mm f2.8, ISO 100)
  3. 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
  4. Scene Select AE [Advanced Photo]
    Live Composite, Live Time, Multiple Exposure, HDR Backlight1, Silent, Panorama, Keystone Compensation, AE Bracketing, Focus Bracketing

    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 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. AE Lock Locks with a half-press of the shutter button (can be set to Fn button as well)
  8. Flash Intensity Control Method TTL Auto, Auto*, Manual, Super FP*(FP-TTL AUTO, FP-MANUAL)
    * Available on external flash
  9. Built-in Flash TTL Flash, GN=5.4 (ISO100•m) / GN= 7.6 (ISO200•m)
  10. 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.
  11. Flash Intensity Control Up to ±3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
  12. Compatible External Flash FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R, FL-900R, STF-8
  13. Compatible Wireless External Flash FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL-600R, FL-900R
  14. Wireless Flash Control Method Olympus Wireless RC Flash system (light-triggered) Commander flash: FL-900R, FL-600R, STF-8

Memory / Image Recording (File Format)

  1. Compatible Memory SD Memory Card (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I/II compatible, Eye-Fi Card compatible*) 
    *Not compatible with Endless Memory
  2. Recording Format DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3
  3. File Format RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG, MPO (3D still)
  4. Recording Image Size [RAW] 4608 x 3456 pixels
    [JPEG] 4608 x 3456 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels

White Balance / Color Mode

  1. White Balance Mode Auto WB, 6 Preset WBs, 4 Capture WBs, Custom WB(Kelvin setting)
  2. Code Mode sRGB, Adobe RGB

Bracketing / HDR

  1. Exposure Bracketing Available as AE Bracketing in Advanced Photo mode.
    3 frames in 1.0 EV steps, 5 frames in 0.7 EV steps.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

  1. Picture Mode i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e-Portrait, Color Creater, Art Filters
  2. Gradation Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key (except Art Filters)
  3. Adjustment Parameter 4 levels (Auto, Normal, High key, Low key)
  4. Filter Effect (B&W Filter) Neutral, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green for Monotone
  5. Picture Tone Neutral, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green for Monotone
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. Color Ring (for partial color) 18 color selectable
  9. Live Composite Update Interval Time / composite method 0.5 sec – 60 sec / Lighten Mode (Bright area prioritization)
  10. Interval Shooting 1-999 frames, Interval time 1 sec - 24 hours, Time lapse movies
  11. Multiple Exposure (number of pictures / function) 2 frames / Auto gain, Exposing on Recorded picture (RAW)

Video / Audio Recording

  1. Video Recording Format MOV (MPEG-4AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG)
  2. 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.
  3. Maximum Video Recording Time [MOV] Approx. 29min
  4. Art Filter Movie Yes (Frame rates may drop when certain Art Filters are used)
  5. Movie Effect One shot echo / Multi echo / Art fade / Old film
  6. Movie Tele-converter 4x* Available on Movie effect mode
  7. Timelapse Movie [MOV]
    3840x2160 (4K) / 5fps
    1920x1080 (FHD) / 5fps, 10fps, 15fps
    1280x720 (HD) / 5fps, 10fps, 15fps, 30fps
  8. Clips 1, 2, 4, 8 sec.
    (Further continued shooting possible up to 16 seconds by pressing video record button again)
  9. 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.
  10. AE Lock Available
  11. Video Exposure Control Program AE, aperture priority AE, shutter priority AE, manual
  12. Video File Size .MOV Format: Max 4GB
  13. Audio Recording Format Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)
  14. Microphone / Speaker Stereo / Mono
  15. Microphone Function Wind noise reduction, recording volume (audio quality may be affected)
    Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)


  1. 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 Off

    1 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.
  2. Live Guide Saturation, Color, Brightness, Background Blur, Expressing Motion, Shooting Tips
    (Multiple effects can be used simultaneously)
  3. 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
  4. Information Display Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, OFF
  5. 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
  6. RAW Image Editing Functions RAW data edit based on settings of the camera (including e-Portrait, Color Creator, Art Filter, ART-BKT).
    Preview capability.
  7. 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

  1. USB / AV / Remote Controller Connector USB Micro-B
  2. HDMI Connector Micro HDMI (Type-D)
  3. Flash Attachment Hot shoe
  4. Wireless LAN Built-in (IEEE 8.02.1b/g/n)
  5. Bluetooth Built-in (Bluetooth Ver. 4.0)
  6. Battery BLS-50 Li-ion battery (included)
  7. Number of Recordable Pictures Approx. 350 shots
  8. 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

  1. Weight Approx. 380g (with BLS-50 battery and Memory card, based on CIPA standards) Approx. 332g (body only)
  2. Dimensions 117.1mm (W) X 68mm (H) X 39mm (D)
    [CIPA guideline compliant, excluding protrusions]
  3. Operating Temperature Range 0 ~ +40°C (operation) / -20 ~ +60°C (storage)
    +32 ~ +104°F (operation) / -4 ~ +140°F (storage)
  4. Operating Humidity Range 30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)



USB Cable

Shoulder Strap

Instruction Manual

Warranty Card

BLS-50 Li-ion Battery

BCS-5 Li-ion Battery Charger