Mirrorless cameras come in a variety of price points, with some priced incredibly expensive like the Sony A7 and A9 series of full-frames. However if you don’t really have the need for such a high-end camera, Olympus might have something that is more wallet-friendly in the form of the recently announced Olympus PEN E-PL9.
This is the company’s latest mirrorless camera and for $600 for the body-only, it’s not too bad of a deal and could help encourage consumers to adopt the camera and get into the game. The camera will sport a 16.1MP sensor and will use the TruePic VIII image processing system. There is also a 121-point contrast-detect autofocus system and is also capable of shooting in burst mode of up to 9fps.
There will be a built-in display at the back that can tilt that will allow users to snap some interesting angles, as well as a built-in flash. While built-in flashes are usually less than optimal, the fact that the flash on the E-PL9 can be tilted and angled will make it slightly more useful. It will also come with in-body image stabilization and 4K video capture.
At $600 it does make it an easier pill to swallow but for those looking for the complete package, Olympus is also offering it in a bundle where with an M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ lens, a custom camera bag, strap, and a 16GB SD card, it will only cost $699.