In this article I will review the Olympus PEN E-PL9 camera
Review Olympus PEN E-PL9 camera VS Olympus PEN E-PL8 camera
As you already know I am a partner of Olympus since over 3 years now. I am using the Olympus PEN cameras for as long. I had the Olympus PEN E-PL7, the Olympus PEN E-PL8 and I recently started testing the Olympus PEN E-PL9.
The Olympus PEN E-PL9 compared to Olympus PEN E-PL8 has some minor changes in design but some bigger changes on functionalities.
A new design for the Olympus PEN E-PL9
Compared to the Olympus PEN E-PL8, the Olympus PEN E-PL9 comes also in 3 different colours, white, brown and black but it has got a larger grip and a larger body and also for the first time it has a built-in flash. The camera is still small and very handy and therefore with it’s retro design the perfect everyday companion for anyone who has got style.
More creative options with the Olympus PEN E-PL9
Since the beginning, the Olympus PEN cameras are strong with their built in creative options. The Olympus PEN E-PL9 comes here with an update. The collage mode has now disappeared but it has now 15 different art mode including the classic watercolour, grainy, sepia, pop art and partial colour options, it now has a new instant film mode for another vintage effect. So many creative options to choose from. Also, the updated touchscreen makes it possible to compare effects live on screen. A touch screen that allows you to focus and shoot directly by touching the screen still perfect for selfies!
For difficult photo situation, Olympus introduces the new Advanced Photo mode (AP) with the easy to choose from Multiple exposure, HDR, sweep panorama and focus bracketing options. I am about to try all options and I will do an article about this mode very soon when I will .
Also the Scene SCN mode is still available but looks different on screen than before and is easier to choose from depending on what you actually want to take pictures of.
4k movies with the Olympus PEN E-PL9
Finally, videos are always more important ourdays and therefore the Olympus PEN E-PL9 also improved the video mode. Introduced on the Olympus PEN E-PL8, the video Clips feature allows you to create short stories like in Instagram stories but in higher quality, the Olympus PEN E-PL9 has now 2 more video options : the capacity to shoot videos in 4K but also with the introduction of the High Speed option (HS) that creates slow motion videos. Very cool!
Bluetooth option for the Olympus PEN E-PL9
Finally, the camera can be connected on your phone via wifi together with the Olympus share App but it also now has a bluetooth option for instant sharing online perfect for those who are always connected.
As always the Olympus PEN E-PL9 comes as kit with the pancake lens ( 14‑42MM 1:3.5‑5.6 ) for 699Euros but if you already have lenses or plan to buy other lenses you can but the body for 549Euros
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