1-2-1 Virtual Training Session with one of Olympus's experts
For full terms and conditions and how to register, click here.
Use discount code 82999888 at the checkout to claim.
Both the Olympus Camera and Olympus Lens must be purchased at the same time.
Discount can only be redeemed once per customer (where applicable)
Also available in John Lewis & Partners shops while stocks last. Distribution can vary per shops per item.
Only one discount code may be used per transaction
Product code: 82916001
Highly stylish and packed full of creative capabilities the mirrorless E-PL9 makes your transition from taking smart phone pics to more advanced photography a beautifully easy and intuitive one. Brilliant for superior selfies, simple snaps or more artistic compositions, this edition of Olympus' renowned PEN range features enhanced touch screen operation, scintillating 4K resolution movies, simple-to-use Advanced Photo mode, a built-in flash, and combined Bluetooth & Wi-Fi for even easier wireless connection.
Selfie-friendly Touch Screen
The 3-inch LCD touch screen on the E-PL9 has a tilt mechanism that rotates 80 degrees up and a full 180 degrees down, letting you take superior quality selfies and shoot from every tricky angle in between. Enhanced 'smart phone-like' touch function lets you easily access a whole host of creative features, and adjust brightness, colour and contrast in the neatly clever AUTO mode, direct from the rear screen. It's the ideal camera for letting the automatic functions take care of settings before progressing to experimenting with manual adjustment.
Advanced Photos Made Easy
Advanced Photo mode gives you access to more professional-style photography via a simple-to-use menu. Easily access a host of effects such as Sweep Panorama, HDR and multiple exposure. Just pick the icon that most resembles the effect you want, and apply.
Stable 4K Movies
Shoot blisteringly clear 4K UHD movies for a stunningly fine and smooth level of detail, with the ability to extract that split-second perfect moment. Your footage is kept sharp and stable with 3-axis in-body stabilisation, which also keeps your stills ultra-crisp too.
Improved Wide Coverage Autofocus
The E-PL9 uses 121 focus points to accurately focus on the subject of your photo, anywhere in the frame. That means you can get the shot you want quicker, making it easier to capture fleeting moments or giving you more time to concentrate on your framing.
Finessed from previous models, the beautifully light and compact E-PL9 fits in the palm of your hand, but a bigger grip and dial makes taking pictures and manually adjusting supremely comfortable. And boasting a built-in flash, you can shoot in all low-light conditions with minimal blurring.
Compact Zoom Lens
The super slim and light M.ZUIKO Digital ED 14-42mm pancake lens supplied delivers stunningly crisp image quality from corner to corner. With its electronic zoom, you can control it remotely through the Olympus Image Share app (available on iOS and Android) and deliver smoother video zoom. Its premium construction features a durable metal lens mount, and its compact size is perfect for easy transport.
More Creative Effects
In addition to handy Scene mode, the E-PL9's range of Art Filters is increased to 16 to include Bleach Bypass and Instant Film. So it's simple to turn your photos and movies into striking artworks in an instant on your camera screen. It gives you so much potential to create visual masterpieces from your photos.
Easy Wireless Connections with Bluetooth & Wi-Fi
The E-PL9 now features combined Wi-Fi and Bluetooth giving you even greater options to wirelessly share your photos. It's perfect for posting them on social networking sites with the OI.Share app or emailing them to friends fast without any fuss.
Lenses & Cases
One of the biggest advantages of this camera is the sheer shooting flexibility on offer. You can use additional lenses to take wide-angle, telephoto, or close-up shots to suit just about any situation. The shorter the focal length (measured in mm), the wider the view will be – the longer the focal length, the more telescopic the picture. With a selection of interchangeable lenses at your disposal, the creative possibilities are endless. Click here to browse our selection.
Take care of your new camera with one of our cases. Click here to view the range.
Note: Please check the compatibility with your camera.
- Accessories Included
- M.ZUIKO Digital ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 EZ Pancake Lens, BLS-50 Lithium-Ion Battery, BCS-5 Battery Charger, Micro Four Thirds Body Cap (BC-2), Shoulder Strap, CB-USB12 USB Cable, Operating Instructions
This feature fixes onto the main subject and enhances focus on a snap's hot spots
- Battery Size & Number
- BLS-50 Lithium-Ion Battery
- Battery life
An estimate of how long the battery lasts before needing recharging, based on standard tasks and usage
- Approx 350 shots per charge
- Built In Flash
- Camera Type
- Compact System
- Care instructions
- Included in packaging
- USB microB, HDMI Micro Type D
- Continuous Shooting Speed
Continuous Shooting Speed
The amount of frames per second that can be shot in continuous shooting mode, useful for fast moving subjects
- H6.8 x W11.71 x D3.9cm
- Direct printing
Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
- 3" Tiltable LCD ‑ Touch Panel
- Exclusive to John Lewis
- Face Detection
Automatically detects faces and optimises focus, so they're the main subject of a snap
- File Formats
- RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG
- Flash modes
Allows your camera to detect and record where a picture is taken, perfect for holiday snaps
- Hard drive
Stores files like videos and images, and programmes such as games. A portion of this may already be allocated to data like your operating system
- Image Megapixels
- Image Stabilisation
Irons out blur and shake, so your shots are super-sharp and your videos are stable
- Lens Aperture
Measures the lens' light exposure. This affects the depth of field (the distance beween the nearest and furthest objects that can be kept in focus)
- F3.5 - 5.6
- Lens Details
- M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm EZ Pancake Zoom
- Lens Mount
The type of camera fitting that interfaces between the camera body and the lens. Not all lenses are compatible with all models of camera, so check before buying
- Micro Four Thirds
- Lens Size
The distance from the sensor and the optical centre of the lens when focused to infinity. A smaller focal length will generally result in a wider angle of view
Enables extreme close-up shots of small subjects like insects or plants
- Maximum ISO Rating
Maximum ISO Rating
Defines the sensor's light sensitivity and therefore performance in low light settings. Greater ISO numbers indicate more light sensitivity, though may lead to more grain or noise in the image
- Memory Card (included)
- Memory Card Not Included
- Memory Card Type
- Model name / number
- NFC enabled
Devices with NFC (Near Field Connection) can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
- Night recording
Ability to record at night or in complete darkness by using built-in infrared illumination
- Night Scene
- Power Supply
- Rechargeable Battery
- Red-Eye Reduction
Reduces red-eye effect in portraits and group photos
- Screen size
The size of the device's screen, usually measured diagonally in inches
- Self Timer
Delays taking the picture for a few seconds, ideal for self portraits or group pictures
- Sensor Size
- Sensor Type
- Live MOS
- Shooting Modes
- Shutter Speeds
The amount of time is takes for the shutter to open and close. High speed lets you freeze action completely, slower ones allow motion blur
- 1/4000 ‑ 60s (in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps)
- Smile Detection
- Sweep Panorama
- Touch Screen
- Tripod Thread
- Video Resolution
- 3840 x 2160, 30p
The interface you look through to compose and focus your picture. Not all modern digital cameras will feature a physical viewfinder as well
Unpackaged weight of the product
- 380g (including battery and memory card)
- Wi-Fi enabled
- Zoom (digital)
Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer. This involves zooming in on an existing image, so it gives slightly less detailed results than an equivalent optical zoom
- Zoom (optical)
Allows you to zoom the image closer to the subject. Optical zooms feature physically moving lens components, so it maintains the image quality as you zoom in. Digitial zooms essentially crop an existing image, so may lose image quality as they zoom in
Delivery & returns
- Standard Delivery
UK delivery within 5 days, 7.30am - 6pm, Monday to Saturday. Free on orders over £50, otherwise £3.50.
- Click & Collect
Free on orders over £30, £2 if you spend less. Choose a collection day at checkout, next day available at some locations. Available at Waitrose, selected John Lewis shops, Co-op branches and Booths stores.
Collect your delivery from over 7000 local convenience shops within 3 days.
Order before 4pm Sunday - Friday for collection the next day.
- Next or Named Day Delivery
Delivery on the day of your choice, 7.30am - 6pm, 7 days a week. Order by 4pm for delivery the next day.
You'll receive a text on the morning of delivery with a 1-hour delivery window.
- Morning Delivery
Named morning delivery by 10.30am, available 7 days a week. Order by 4pm for delivery the next morning.
- International Delivery
Not available for this item
Return small or medium items by post or to John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners shops.
Large items (delivered by two people, such as appliances and furniture) can be returned using our Home Collection service.
You can also return a Click & Collect order to where you collected it.