By picking a Mirror-less camera, you'll be getting yourself a device that matches the capability of a DSLR while sporting a slightly smaller form factor. This is due the absence of the mirror and prism that drives the optical viewfinder of a typical DSLR.
Keeping it simple - For someone who is not too bothered about technicalities, this Olympus device works!
For those who are passionate about photography at a casual level but are prepared to make the occasional technical adjustments, the PEN E-PL9 + 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ is a very straightforward option. At this skill level you'll be comfortable utilising features such as the 121 "Auto Focus points" that this camera comes with.
Simple clips - As a videography noob, this Olympus PEN E-PL9 + 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ video camera should be sufficient for your needs.
Even though recording videos is a passion, you're not necessarily looking to go pro. You're content with making tweaks to a couple of settings to suit the shot you're about to take. The PEN E-PL9 + 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ is very accessible which makes it suitable for this.
Recording every moment of the day's events is precious and this device certainly delivers. While the camera is rolling it has a handy Image stabilization feature built-in.
Its always great to capture moments of delight at home or while spending time with family and friends on an outing. For this, the Olympus PEN E-PL9 + 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ is a great companion to have.
For the YouTubers - This is a good choice for your video recordings because in addition to it's excellent Image Sensor Size (17.3 x 13 mm mm), it comes with an in-built image stablizer that ensures your shots remain steady.
Ultra High Definition - you'll be able to capture immersive and highly detailed footage with this camera's 4K capability.
If you're looking for that silky-smooth rendering of your videos, this camera has got it as its able to handle 60 FPS at 1080p resolutions.
Breathtaking transitions such as rolling clouds or city lights can captured as a time-lapse using the Olympus's in-built intervalometer
Whether its a simple photo of a star constellation or advanced shot of planet trails, you'll need a camera that supports a RAW file setting and the ability change lens to suit you situation. Fortunately, the Olympus PEN E-PL9 + 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ actually has both capabilities.
There are times when you just want to take simple but great photos of things around you without bothering too much about camera settings. For that purpose, the PEN E-PL9 + 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ is a really good choice.
Actions shots are for more engaging than people posing for a photograph at events. The Olympus PEN E-PL9 + 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ comes with Auto Focus Tracking which helps ensure people in motion still look sharp in your photos.
As lots of sports happen at night or in-doors, the image sensor size plays an important role in image quality during low light conditions. In addition to its 17.3 x 13 mm(mm) sensor size, the Olympus PEN E-PL9 + 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ, also comes with a Tracking Focus mode which is great for photos were the subject is constantly moving.
Sea-life is always breathtaking. With this camera from Olympus, you can expect to produce vivid images that showcases the unique tone that are found with photographs taken underwater.
Whether on holiday or exploring new places, this camera from Olympus is a great choice. Taking photos of what's around you - near and far - with the PEN E-PL9 + 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ is a breeze.
In scenarios where animals are darting about, the burst mode on this camera comes in handy as well as it's Tracking Focus capability. The combination of these features and the 17.3 x 13 mm (mm) Image Sensor on this camera, provides you with a device that suits your wildlife photography needs - whether tranquil or dramatic.
If you've got requirements to take photos of a variety of landscapes, then the presence of multiple scene modes on a camera is helpful in order to setup quickly and start shooting. This model from Olympus has got this capability making it a suitable option for your needs. In addition, this model has the ability to select what parts of your frame you would like to focus on before you take the shot.
Sometimes carrying cables about just so you can move your photos across the devices can be a pain. Good thing this particular model comes with Wi-Fi.
When you want to stand out from the crowd, the PEN E-PL9 + 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ uses bright colours and funky designs to turn heads. This is not your average camera.
When you're more concerned about what your camera does than how it looks, the PEN E-PL9 + 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ is a safe bet.
|Operating Temperature (T-T)||0 - 40 °F|
|Aperture Priority AE||Yes|
|Aperture Range (F-F)||3.5-5.6|
|Image Formats Supported||JPEG, RAW|
|Scene Modes||Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape + Portrait, Night + Portrait, Children, Night scene, Hand-held Starlight, Fireworks, Light trails, Sport, Panning, Landscape, Sunset, Beach & Snow, Backlight HDR, Panorama, Candlelight, Silent, Macro, Nature Macro, Document|
|Scene Modes Present||Yes|
|Self-timer Delay||2, 12 s|
|Shooting Modes||uto (Live Guide can be used), P: Programme AE (programme shift can be performed), A: Aperture Priority AE, S: Shutter Priority AE, M: Manual, Scene Select AE, Advanced Photo AE, Art Filter|
|White Balance||Auto, Flash|
|External Flash Connector||Yes|
|Flash Exposure Compensation||Yes|
|Flash Exposure Correction||±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)|
|Flash Guide Number||7.6 m|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Fill-in, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization|
|Flash Sync-speed||1/250 - 1/4000 s|
|Auto Focus (AF) Points||121|
|Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection||1|
|Auto Focusing (AF) Modes||Continuous Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus|
|ISO Sensitivity||100, 200, 6400, 25600|
|ISO Sensitivity (max)||25600|
|ISO Sensitivity (min)||100|
|Light Exposure Control||Programme AE, aperture priority AE, shutter priority AE, manual|
|Light Exposure Correction||± 5EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step)|
|Light Exposure Modes||Aperture priority AE, Auto, Shutter priority AE|
|Light Metering||Average, Center-Weighted Average, Spot|
|Camera Shutter Speed||60 - 1/16000 s|
|Camera Shutter Type||Electronic|
|Continuous Shooting Mode||Yes|
|Fastest Camera Shutter Speed||1/16000 s|
|Shutter Priority AE||Yes|
|Slowest Camera Shutter Speed||60 s|
|4K Video Capable||Yes|
|Camcorder Media Type||SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|HD Type||4K Ultra HD|
|Max FPS @4K||30|
|Maximum Video Resolution||3840 x 2160 pixels|
|Supported Aspect Ratios||4:3|
|Video Formats Supported||AVI, MOV|
|Video Resolutions||1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080, 3840 x 2160 pixels|
|Audio Formats Supported||LPCM, WAV|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Stereo|
|Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)||28 - 84 mm|
|Focal Length Range (f-f)||14 - 42 mm|
|Interchangeable Lens Present||1|
|Lens Mount Interface||Micro Four Thirds|
|Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)||84 mm|
|Minimum Aperture Number||3.5|
|Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)||28 mm|
|Compatible Memory Cards||SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|Display Diagonal||3 "|
|Display Diagonal (metric)||7.6 cm|
|Display Resolution (numeric)||1040000 pixels|
|Image Sensor Size||4/3|
|Image Sensor Size (W X H)||17.3 x 13 mm|
|Total Megapixels||17.2 MP|
|Ports & Interfaces|
|HDMI (Micro) Ports Quantity||1|
|HDMI Connector Type||D|
|HDMI Ports Quantity||Yes|
|USB 2.0 (Micro USB) Ports Quantity||1|
|USB 2.0 Connectors||1|
|USB Connector Type||B|
|Battery Life (CIPA Standard)||350 shots|
|Battery Technology||Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)|
|Power Source Type||Battery|
|Video Recording Time||80 min|
|Weight & Dimensions|
|Maximum Image Resolution||4608 x 3456 pixels|
|Still Image Resolution(s)||4608 x 3456, 3200 x 2400, 1280 x 960|
|Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)||30 - 90 %|