New model in­cor­po­rates 4K video and up­graded im­age sta­bil­i­sa­tion

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Olym­pus’s fash­ion-fo­cused PEN line has gained a new mem­ber, the PEN E-PL9.

Aimed to­wards smart­phone users look­ing to tran­si­tion eas­ily into in­ter­change­able­lens pho­tog­ra­phy, the new mi­cro four thirds model shares the same 16.1MP sen­sor res­o­lu­tion with the E-PL8, but mops up a num­ber of new and up­dated fea­tures seen in other re­cent re­leases from Olym­pus.

Th­ese in­clude 4K video record­ing and the same TruePic VIII pro­cess­ing en­gine as the flag­ship OM-D E-M1 Mark II model, to­gether with the more re­cent 121-point con­trast­de­tect AF sys­tem to re­place the 81-point sys­tem found on the E-PL8.

The cam­era’s im­age sta­bil­i­sa­tion sys­tem now op­er­ates over five axes in­stead of the pre­vi­ous three, while Wi-Fi is now joined by Low En­ergy Blue­tooth tech­nol­ogy.

The E-PL9 will be avail­able in white, brown and black fin­ishes, both as a body­only op­tion and to­gether with a M.Zuiko Dig­i­tal ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ Pan­cake lens, with a re­spec­tive UK RRP of £580 and £650. It will be avail­able to­wards the mid­dle of March.

Be­low CHOOSE YOUR STYLE The E-PL9 will be avail­able in brown, white and black fin­ishes

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