The Panasonic Lumix G9 boasts a 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor (without low pass filter) that promises image quality that is far superior to many other cameras. With an ISO range of 200-25600, expandable to 100-25600, this impressive sensor makes it possible to capture incredible detail and vivid colour in even low light conditions, with an extremely wide dynamic range. So whether you’re capturing the blue hues of sparkling seas on a bright sunny day, the shadowy contrasts of a laneway of an afternoon or a starry night sky, the G9 can live up to your highest expectations.
Superior image stabilisation is certainly a strongpoint of the Panasonic G9. With five-axis Dual IS 2 intelligent compensation that works to eliminate shake in both body and lens, you’ll never spot a blur in your images again. This IS system yields an impressive result, enabling 6.5 stops of correction at the tele-end when combined with LUMIX OIS lenses with two-Axis IS – but it also performs very well on its own when paired with lenses without built-in IS. Better yet, it works in both photo and video recording, including 4K video mode. Now you can confidently shoot handheld in a huge range of situations knowing your images will show up wonderfully crisp and detailed.
Enjoy shooting high-quality 4K footage that is smooth, vivid and captures every detail. The Panasonic Lumix G9 offers incredible video performance, with 4K 60p recording, as well as high-speed video recording that yields a dramatic slow motion effect in 4K and Full HD quality. Use this great mirrorless camera to capture the kind of footage you dream of – the kind that brings your ideas to life and that you’ll be proud to share for years to come.
A standout feature of the G9 that makes it very unique is the ability to shoot 80MP Raw images. In High Resolution mode, the camera combines eight separate sensor-shifted exposures in-camera to create an ultra-high-resolution 80MP JPEG or RAW photo. Just imagine the possibilities. You could be zooming in to whole new worlds of discovery!
The marriage of an advanced Digital Live MOS sensor with the beautiful Venus Engine reproduces extraordinary colour detail and natural texture expression. Multipixel Luminance Generation and Intelligent Detail Processing render intense brightness and contrast. The Three-Dimensional Colour Control zings with rich colours from dark to bright shades and high-precision Multi Process NR makes your images pop even at high ISO sensitivity settings.
The Lumix G9 is built to go the distance with you and withstand heavy professional use. It features weather sealing on every joint, dial and button for the ultimate possible weather sealing, making it dust-, splash- and freeze-proof down to negative-10-degrees Celsius. Flaunting a magnesium alloy full diecast armour frame, the G9 is a durable piece of photography equipment but still lightweight. Whether you’re shooting in the midst of white snowy peaks or you’re standing in a sea of sandy desert dunes, you can trust that you have the best protection possible to continue shooting in rugged conditions with peace of mind.
|Image Sensor Type / Format||4/3 System (2x Crop Factor), LiveMOS|
|Pixels||Actual: 21.77 Megapixel. Effective: 20.3 Megapixel|
|Max Resolution||20 MP: 5184 x 3888|
|File Formats||JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.31), RAW|
|Focus Type||Contrast AF system|
|Focus Mode||Continuous-Servo AF (C), Flexible (AFF), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)|
|Autofocus Points||Contrast Detection: 225|
|Metering Method||Center-Weighted Average Metering, Multiple, Spot Metering|
|Exposure Modes||Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual|
|White Balance Modes||AWB / AWBc / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set 1, 2, 3, 4 / Color temperature setting 1, 2, 3, 4|
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 200-25600 (Extended Mode: 100-25600)|
|Memory Card Type||SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|Aspect Ratio||4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1|
|Continuous Shooting||Up to 9 fps at 20.3 MP. Up to 12 fps at 20.3 MP. Up to 20 fps at 20.3 MP. Up to 60 fps at 20.3 MP. Up to 30 fps at 18 MP. Up to 60 fps at 8 MP.|
|Video Clip Length||Up to 29 Min 59 Sec|
|Audio Recording||Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo). Optional External Mic: With Video (Stereo + Mono)|
|Display Screen||3" Rear Touchscreen Swivel Touchscreen LCD (1,040,000)|
|Viewfinder Coverage||Approx. 100%|
|Shutter||Electronic & Mechanical|
|Max Sync Speed||1/250 second|
|External Flash Connection||Hot Shoe, PC Terminal|
|Self Timer||10 Seconds, 2 Seconds|
|Battery||DMW-BLF19 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1860mAh)|
|Operating Storage Temperature||Operating -10 to 40°C. Humidity: 10 - 80%|
Yes, this camera has dual UHS-II SD Card slots to enable larger capacity recording to keep you shooting for longer, as well as in-camera backup, relay, or format allocation recording.
Yes, you can enjoy the added benefit of in-camera charging via a USB cable. But you can also charge up while you’re actually shooting! Connect your camera to an external battery charger – like a power bank you might use to charge a smartphone – and enjoy the flexibility of having USB power supply compatibility. This is extremely handy for long days of shooting, when out in nature and waiting long periods of time for a shot, or when travelling and power supply is scarce.
The G9 is compatible with the custom DMW-BLF19 rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack. The battery life is CIPA-rated for 360 to 400 shots per charge, but that can alter depending on which lens you use and what display is active. It’s also worth noting that the G9 has a Power Save LVF mode which extends the battery life to nearly 900 shots per charge. Another way to get more juice for a day of shooting is to use the optional DMW-BGG9 battery grip for double the power and double the battery life while adding a comfortable vertical grip.
Yes, the G9 image stabilisation system will work to offset handshake and deliver crisp images whether you’re working with a lens that has imagine stabilisation or not. When shooting with lenses that also have IS, the camera will use both systems to get the best result.