Put down your bulky DSLR, cause we all know that half of the time you have absolutely no idea what you’re doing with it. You don’t need a ‘professional camera’ to get your Instagram worthy photos – it’s just impossible to get used to all the complicated functions and settings, even more so if you’re a beginner in photography. So, why don’t you try out something different instead?
Here’s a shoutout to all the fashion, style, and travel bloggers out there. Heck, even to the people out there who want to keep their Instagram feed as picture perfect as possible! If you’re looking high and low for the perfect camera to get your Instagram money shot, we’ve got just the perfect camera for you. Not only is it lightweight, simple and uber-chic, it’s also equipped with some really awesome features for you to play around with.
With this, here are 9 reasons why the all-new OLYMPUS PEN E-PL9 is every fashion blogger’s dream come true:
1. Get ready for the ultimate glo-up
It’s 2018 everybody, and it’s definitely time for an upgrade. With an array of art filters for you to choose from, you can now apply filters onto your photos with just a simple tap on the screen.
The Olympus PEN E-PL9 however, has a new art filter that has quickly become our personal favourite, which is the Instant Film. If you’re in love with instant prints or disposable cameras, you’ll definitely love this all-new art filter that will give your photos a raw, authentic edge that can be hard to come by, and absolutely impossible to achieve with a DSLR. With the all-new built-in flash, you can now snap away at clubs or bars and get photos that are rendered rich in colour and impact. Not to mention, look really retro too.
2. Taking selfies and vlogging has never been easier
The screen of the Olympus PEN E-PL9 can be flipped up 80 degrees or flipped down 180 degrees, making it extremely easy for you to take a selfie or vlog with. It’s extremely daunting to not be able to look at yourself when you’re taking a selfie or filming an everyday vlog, which is why this feature makes it so handy if you love doing both.
Selfie lovers, you are going to absolutely love the e-Portrait feature that will help instantly smooth out your skin in portrait mode! The touchscreen feature also makes it super easy to snap selfies, instead of having to fumble around with the buttons.
Plus, its lightweight build makes it a dream for both bloggers and vloggers to travel around with, unlike those big and boxy DSLRs. Simply detach the lens and the Olympus PEN E-PL9 could fit into any of your handbags, clutches, or even your pockets if you’re wearing one of those big, winter coats!
3. Now you can take your #OOTDs yourself!
We all have our ‘angles’ – you know, the ones that make our legs look a bit longer, and make us appear slimmer? We know which pose suits us best, which lighting makes our highlighter pop more than the rest.
But the key word here is ‘we’, not our parents, our friends, our other halves or our colleagues, which is why we end up looking like chubby dwarves in our photos when we ask the wrong person to take them.
Now you can look fab in your photos with Remote Shooting, an all-new feature on the Olympus PEN E-PL9 that allows you to snap shots of yourself simply by operating the camera from your smartphone. All you need to do is download the Olympus App, and connect your phone to the camera. With this, your phone turns into your personal remote! Nifty, eh?
4. Post your photos instantly, anywhere and anytime
When you’re travelling, it’s such a drag to have to wait for hours to post your photos, not to mention how time consuming it can be too. You’d have to transfer the photos to your laptop, then send it to your phone, JUST to upload a photo on Instagram!
Well, with the Olympus PEN E-PL9’s built-in Wifi connectivity and Bluetooth feature, you can easily share your photos to the world! Bloggers can transfer their photos from the camera to their phone and immediately start writing away on their WordPress app anywhere, anytime.
5. Take quality pics even at a higher ISO
From the looks of it, the Olympus PEN E-PL9 might just look like a cute camera. But for all you tech savvy people out there, looks can be deceiving, because this little baby is a real beast. The all-new Olympus PEN E-PL9 is equipped with TruePicVIII, which is the source for the camera’s high quality images. The TruePicVIII delivers better image quality at a higher ISO setting, paired with faster shutter speeds that makes photo snapping easier, without the subject being blurred.
6. Capture fast movements
Talking about shutter speed, the Olympus PEN E-PL9 is equipped with high-speed sequential shooting that let’s you capture a moment with 8.6 frames/second. With this, you can now snap back-to-back photos just like the pros do to capture the perfect frame of any moving object – great for candid shots or to get that hair-blowing-in-the-air shot!
7. Intelligent ‘Auto’ mode
If you’re a beginner when it comes to photography and have absolutely no idea on which mode to set to when you’re snapping photos, don’t worry, simply set your camera to ‘Auto’ mode, just like you do when you’re using a DSLR. Face, eyes, light, colours and subject movement are detected by the camera itself, which will then auto adjust to the most suitable setting just for you!
8. It’s small, but powerful (and with handy shortcut buttons)
Sure, the Olympus PEN E-PL9 is technically not what you could call a ‘professional’s camera’, however, looking at the photos, you absolutely wouldn’t be able to tell. It’s a camera, but it’s also so much more! Since its latest upgrade, the Olympus PEN E-PL9 is now equipped with fast autofocus that works where and when you want it, delivering you pin sharp portraits.
Besides that, the Olympus PEN E-PL9 is also now paired with new shortcut buttons for the convenience of consumers. Everything is now more easily accessible, without you having to fumble around with so many buttons and different settings.
9. Create a masterpiece with a combination of photos with Live Time and Live Composite
With the latest Live Time and Live Composite feature on the Olympus PEN E-PL9, you can set the exposure time that allows the camera to take unlimited photos subsequently, these images are then combined to one final picture. In Live Composite mode, the brighter pixels of the newer images are added to the original photo, so the background doesn’t get brighter, but new/moving lights get visible.
In Live Time mode, the finished image ends up brighter overall which results to less contrast in photos. With these features, you can play around with your camera and come out with an array of uber-cool images, remember, you are only limited by your own imagination.
The Olympus PEN E-PL9 is available in 4 colours: Blue, Brown, White and Black. Intrigued? Go check these babies out at any Olympus outlet near you or visit their e-shop today.
Lucky for you, there’s an early bird promotion that entitles you to receive attractive free gifts! This promotion is from 16 March to 30 April, while stocks last.