Olympus is bringing the budget PEN mirrorless camera up to 2018 grade with new 4K capabilities and built-in Bluetooth. On Thursday, April 5, Olympus declared the arrival of the latest PEN E-PL9 in North America. The camera officially introduces last month. But only in overseas markets. Now it’s al last making its pathway to the US today.
The Olympus PEN E-PL9 wraps up more of the similar imaging hardware as the predecessor. The E-PL8. The camera uses the similar 16-megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor, an almost uniform 8.6-frames-per-second blast mode. And the similar three-axis sensor-shift photo stabilization method. The autofocus, whatever, sees a jump to a 121-point contradict detection method, up from 81 points. A pop-up flash is also included. While the before PL8 used an external flash sole.
The PL9 is not completely uniform on the inside although, with a step up to a TruePic VIII processor that consent this mirrorless camera to handle 4K video at 30 frames per second. When that upper resolution is not important. The E-PL9 can shoot Full HD 1080p at up to 60 fps, grand for either capturing detail in fast-moving subjects or for mild-motion playback. Olympus is also adding latest art filter modes with a new option designed to mimic quickly film, bringing the number of in-camera options to 16.
Like the earlier version, a flip-out touchscreen is designed for selfies, including touch monitoring that automatically switches on. When the screen is a fillip to face forward. The addition of Bluetooth adds advantage and improves proficiency for remote operation. With its lower power necessary allowing the camera to go on standby while remaining attached to a wireless instrument. Wi-Fi is still obtainable for transferring bigger, high-resolution files.
The Olympus E-PL9 will be obtainable in brown, white, and black faux derm wrapping with an improved grip. An exceptional edition blue model will also available in limit quantities starting in late May. The camera body balance about 13.4 ounces including the 350-shot battery. Which as Olympus points out, is less than a bottle of water even if the 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ kit lens is ancillary.