The best Olympus PEN E-PL9 deals in December 2023

Best Olympus PEN E-PL9 deals

We've searched high and low to find the best Olympus PEN E-PL9 deals the internet has to offer, so if you're thinking about buying the company's sleek mirrorless body you're in the right place. Read on for the best Olympus PEN E-PL9 prices from the most reputable retailers.

Olympus has won the hearts and minds of the blogging community in the last couple of years, certainly as far as its PEN range goes. The most recent entry-level PEN camera is the PEN E-PL10, but with the older E-PL9 still on sale, some great bargains can now be had.

Based on the look of classic film cameras from the '60s and '70s, the E-PL9 comes with more modern must-have features. These include a touchscreen LCD that can be angled to face the subject, as well as 4K video and its maker’s Art Filters options. Yes, such filters are now present on every mobile phone and tablet, but Olympus arguably pioneered their use on digital cameras almost a decade ago. For easy image sharing, we also have both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

An advanced mode also accesses multiple exposure, focus bracketing and HDR options, so there's the opportunity to exert more hands-on control on the image-making process if so desired. However it’s equally possible to leave the Olympus PEN E-PL9 on ‘auto everything’ and come away with more than acceptable results. 

Olympus PEN E-PL9 deals

The E-PL9 marks a steady evolution of Olympus’s PEN series

Type: Mirrorless | Sensor: Micro Four Thirds | Megapixels: 16MP | Lens mount: Micro Four Thirds | Screen: 3in tilting touchscreen, 1,040,000 dots | Viewfinder: No | Max burst speed: 8.6fps | Max video resolution: 4K | User level: Beginner

4K video recording
Fast AF (albeit contrast-detect)
Sensor is still 16MP
No built-in viewfinder

Read more: Olympus PEN E-PL9 hands-on review

As ever, the best value option is the kit that includes a compact M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm 1:3.5–5.6 EZ pancake zoom, although the camera is compatible with a plethora of other lenses in the Micro Four Thirds system from Olympus and the likes of Panasonic. As well as offering a Micro Four Thirds mount, something also shared with Panasonic on this model is the ability to capture 4K video clips, which here happens at a respectable maximum frame rate of 30fps. 

The best Micro Four Thirds lenses for your Olympus camera

As for any negatives, the camera does without a standard viewfinder, and has a physically smaller sensor than many rivals. At 16MP, resolution is a little short of the 20-24MP standard too, but the camera's image quality reveals that 16MP is still more than enough to deliver sharp, detailed images. 

The Olympus PEN E-PL9 also performs better than one might expect at higher ISO settings, particularly if you stick to ISO 1600 or below. Auto white balance also does a competent job and we rarely found ourselves needing to adjust its exposure compensation settings.

Given all of the above, the E-PL9 adds up to an ideal compact system camera option for first-time buyers, with the option to choose from white, black or brown camera bodies.

Scroll down for more of today's best Olympus PEN E-PL9 camera deals.

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specialising in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound and many more for various advertising campaigns, books and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected in to BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in medium and large format photography with products by Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa and Sinar and has used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI and everything in between. His work covers the genres of Equestrian, Landscape, Abstract or Nature and combines nearly two decades of experience to offer exclusive limited-edition prints to the international stage from his film & digital photography.