• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 2500
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Leica M-E (Typ 220)
  • Olympus PEN E-PL9
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Predecessor:   Olympus E-PL8
E-PL8 vs E-PL9
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General
Model Number: M-E (Typ 220) E-PL9
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Rangefinder Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $5450.00 $699.99
Street Price: $6,989.00 $449.00
Date Available: 2012-09-30 2018-04-05
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 20.6 oz (585 g)
includes batteries
16.7 oz (473 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.5 x 3.1 x 1.5 in.
(139 x 80 x 37 mm)
4.6 x 2.7 x 1.5 in.
(117 x 68 x 39 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD Live MOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Kodak KAF-18500 Sony
Effective Megapixels: 18.0 16.1
Sensor Format: 35mm 4/3
Sensor size: 864mm2 (36mm x 24mm) 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 6.91 microns 3.75 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0x 2.0x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: None Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 69  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.7  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.7  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 787  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5212 x 3472 (18.1 MP, 3:2),
3840 x 2592 (10.0 MP, Other),
2592 x 1728 (4.5 MP, 3:2),
1728 x 1152 (2.0 MP, 3:2),
1280 x 846 (1.1 MP, Other)
4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
3200 x 2400 (7.7 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
1280 x 960 (1.2 MP, 4:3),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG, .DNG RAW (14-bit, compressed or uncompressed), RAW+JPEG JPEG, 12-bit RAW, RAW + JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 2.0 8.6
Video Capture
Can take movies: No Yes
Movie Resolution: 3840x2160 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1920x1080 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (120p)
Movie File Format:   MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG); Linear PCM 16-bit, 48kHz stereo audio
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: No Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Leica M bayonet Micro Four Thirds
Lens: n/a Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ ED M.Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):   28 - 84mm
Focal Length (actual):   14 - 42mm
Zoom Ratio:   3.00x
Aperture Range: Varies with lens used f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range:   25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: n/a 37.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No No
Digital Zoom: No Yes
Digital Zoom Values: n/a 2x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: No Yes
Auto Focus Type: n/a High-speed Contrast-detect AF: 121 points / All target, Group target (9 areas), Single target (normal), Single target (small); Eye detection with left/right/nearest priority
Auto Focus Assist Light? n/a Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD (playback only) No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: Non-TTL bright-line frame rangefinder w/ automatic parallax compensation, 0.68x magnification  
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.68x  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.68x  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.5 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots 1,036,800 dots
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom:   14.0x
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 2500 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 160 200
ISO Settings: Auto, ISO 160 to 2,500 in 1/3EV steps, extendable to ISO 80 AUTO ISO: 100 (Low) - 25600 (Customizable, Default 100-1600); Manual ISO: 100 (Low), 200 - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Flash, Kelvin Setting (2000-12800K), Manual Auto, Sunny, Shadow, Cloudy, Incandescent, , Fluorescent, Underwater, Flash, Custom, Kelvin
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 32 sec 1/16000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Center-weighted with working aperture Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), Center weighted average metering, Spot metering, Spot metering with highlight control, Spot metering with shadow control
Program Auto Exposure: No Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: No Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: n/a Scene (Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape with Portrait, Night Scene with Portrait, Children, Hand-held Starlight, Night Scene, Fireworks, Light Trails, Sports, Panning, Landscape, Sunset, Beach and Snow, Backlight HDR, Candle, Silent mode, Macro, Nature Macro, Documents, Multi Focus); Live Composite, Live Bulb, Panorama, Silent, Multiple Exposure, AE bracketing, HDR Backlight, Keystone Compensation; Art Filter (Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Colour, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Cross Process, Dramatic Tone, Gentle Sepia, Key Line, Water colour, Partial Colour (18 colors selectable), Vintage, Bleach Bypass, Instant Film); Gradation (Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key).
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds 2, 12, custom seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No Yes
Flash Modes: Control with center-weighted TTL pre-flash metering (with SCA-3501/3502 adapter, or SCA-3000 standard flash unit such as Leica SF 24D/Leica SF 58). Auto, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Slow sync at 1st curtain, Slow sync at 2nd curtain, Fill-in, Manual (Full, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64), Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a 5.4 m / 17.7 ft.
Flash Range Description: n/a GN=7.6m (ISO 200)
Max Flash Sync: 1/180 1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot shoe Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: .DNG RAW (14-bit, compressed or uncompressed), RAW+JPEG 12-bit RAW, RAW + JPEG
Movie File Format:   MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG); Linear PCM 16-bit, 48kHz stereo audio
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No Yes
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No No
DPOF Compliant: No Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Threaded cable release Wi-Fi or Optional Remote Cable RM-UC1
Connections (extended):   Micro HDMI (Type-D), Micro-B USB 2.0 port
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):    
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 2.0 8.6
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution):   Unlimited
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   8.6
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   14
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):    
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):    
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused):    
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time:    
Play -> Record Time:    
Flash cycle time, full power:    
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):   350 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:   80 minutes
Battery Form Factor: 1 x proprietary 3.7v 1860mAh Proprietary BLS-50
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary BLS-50 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: Free download of Adobe Lightroom 4 for registered owners  
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Cost reduced M9. No framing guide selector, no USB port. Available in Anthracite grey paint. Available in black, brown or white.