How good is the G9 at High ISO ?

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junk1 Senior Member • Posts: 1,525
Re: How good is the G9 at High ISO ?

APSC is not much larger than m43, better sensor tech and firmware can make up for it...but a very good APSC sensor and firmware (ie Sony) will of course be a tad better than m43.

One Canon mirrorless body is almost exactly the same size as the Panny GF7 (through GF10).  Too bad their sensors are clearly a step behind everyone else (and their lenses for their mirrorless)...but it proves an APSC can be as small as my GF7 which I think is an ideal size and weight - very usable size for my size hands.

I accidentally smashed my GF7 and 12-32 lens last week - slipped climbing down a small mountain.  mechanical shutter is not working...PITA - wanted to get a 2nd larger/better body but also keep this one for hiking but I'm not going to buy 2 bodies.  Electronic shutter works and lens seems OK even though it has a gouge (amazing any of it works - it hit the  bedrock/boulder very hard as I moved my hands to catch myself.  I held the strap in my right hand so I bet I slung the camera onto the rock/ground so it was worse than dropping/falling a few feet).

I saw a GF7 with lens for under $250 on ebay used.  GF10s are hard to find used and I think the cheap imports are PAL versions?  Hard to find that info!

erichK Veteran Member • Posts: 6,537
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phototherapy wrote:

I'm interested in the Panasonic G9, but I would like to know how good the Jpeg OOC are in real low light at ISO 3200, thanks.

I considered the G9, but found it a bit bulkier than I really wanted, and also looked at the following comparison.

Imaging resource comparison

So far, the EM1ii has mostly been a positive experience,

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Ted_G
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Dark is dark and without knowing the photo context makes this tough to answer. If the subject is still....like church interior the IBIS will allow lower ISO. I'm not wild about the OOC jpegs...run the RAWs through DXO Photolab and your cooking with gas 😀.

You can see samples on my website....but your best bet is to try it yourself with an appropriate lens.

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mad-marco New Member • Posts: 18
Re: How good is the G9 at High ISO ?
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erichK wrote:

phototherapy wrote:

I'm interested in the Panasonic G9, but I would like to know how good the Jpeg OOC are in real low light at ISO 3200, thanks.

I considered the G9, but found it a bit bulkier than I really wanted, and also looked at the following comparison.

Imaging resource comparison

So far, the EM1ii has mostly been a positive experience,

I reached exactly the same conclusion a few weeks ago, so I bought a E-M1 II rather than a G9. I really wish that Panasonic hadn't gone for the big body design that they are currently stuck in. For me, the appeal of m43 is being smaller than FF and not the same or bigger.

StevoPhilo Regular Member • Posts: 240
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mad-marco wrote:

erichK wrote:

phototherapy wrote:

I'm interested in the Panasonic G9, but I would like to know how good the Jpeg OOC are in real low light at ISO 3200, thanks.

I considered the G9, but found it a bit bulkier than I really wanted, and also looked at the following comparison.

Imaging resource comparison

So far, the EM1ii has mostly been a positive experience,

I reached exactly the same conclusion a few weeks ago, so I bought a E-M1 II rather than a G9. I really wish that Panasonic hadn't gone for the big body design that they are currently stuck in. For me, the appeal of m43 is being smaller than FF and not the same or bigger.

The EM1-ii is slightly smaller than the G9, but the G9 isn't any bigger than a Nikon D7200. It's maybe slightly bigger than the D5600. I wouldn't even say it is the size of a FF Camera cause it isn't.

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mad-marco New Member • Posts: 18
Re: How good is the G9 at High ISO ?

StevoPhilo wrote:

mad-marco wrote:

erichK wrote:

phototherapy wrote:

I'm interested in the Panasonic G9, but I would like to know how good the Jpeg OOC are in real low light at ISO 3200, thanks.

I considered the G9, but found it a bit bulkier than I really wanted, and also looked at the following comparison.

Imaging resource comparison

So far, the EM1ii has mostly been a positive experience,

I reached exactly the same conclusion a few weeks ago, so I bought a E-M1 II rather than a G9. I really wish that Panasonic hadn't gone for the big body design that they are currently stuck in. For me, the appeal of m43 is being smaller than FF and not the same or bigger.

The EM1-ii is slightly smaller than the G9, but the G9 isn't any bigger than a Nikon D7200. It's maybe slightly bigger than the D5600. I wouldn't even say it is the size of a FF Camera cause it isn't.

For me, the G9 just too big and negates the reason I shoot m43. The E-M1 II is right on the limit (perhaps a bit more than I would really like) of what I would accept. It's a lot bigger than the FF Sony A7 III for instance, which just seems unnecessary.

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mad-marco wrote:

StevoPhilo wrote:

mad-marco wrote:

erichK wrote:

phototherapy wrote:

I'm interested in the Panasonic G9, but I would like to know how good the Jpeg OOC are in real low light at ISO 3200, thanks.

I considered the G9, but found it a bit bulkier than I really wanted, and also looked at the following comparison.

Imaging resource comparison

So far, the EM1ii has mostly been a positive experience,

I reached exactly the same conclusion a few weeks ago, so I bought a E-M1 II rather than a G9. I really wish that Panasonic hadn't gone for the big body design that they are currently stuck in. For me, the appeal of m43 is being smaller than FF and not the same or bigger.

The EM1-ii is slightly smaller than the G9, but the G9 isn't any bigger than a Nikon D7200. It's maybe slightly bigger than the D5600. I wouldn't even say it is the size of a FF Camera cause it isn't.

For me, the G9 just too big and negates the reason I shoot m43. The E-M1 II is right on the limit (perhaps a bit more than I would really like) of what I would accept. It's a lot bigger than the FF Sony A7 III for instance, which just seems unnecessary.

http://j.mp/2NICmF6

The g9 has perhaps the best body ergonomics of any camera (cant coment on the canon R or nikon Z)

mad-marco New Member • Posts: 18
Re: How good is the G9 at High ISO ?

Miguel-C wrote:

mad-marco wrote:

StevoPhilo wrote:

mad-marco wrote:

erichK wrote:

phototherapy wrote:

I'm interested in the Panasonic G9, but I would like to know how good the Jpeg OOC are in real low light at ISO 3200, thanks.

I considered the G9, but found it a bit bulkier than I really wanted, and also looked at the following comparison.

Imaging resource comparison

So far, the EM1ii has mostly been a positive experience,

I reached exactly the same conclusion a few weeks ago, so I bought a E-M1 II rather than a G9. I really wish that Panasonic hadn't gone for the big body design that they are currently stuck in. For me, the appeal of m43 is being smaller than FF and not the same or bigger.

The EM1-ii is slightly smaller than the G9, but the G9 isn't any bigger than a Nikon D7200. It's maybe slightly bigger than the D5600. I wouldn't even say it is the size of a FF Camera cause it isn't.

For me, the G9 just too big and negates the reason I shoot m43. The E-M1 II is right on the limit (perhaps a bit more than I would really like) of what I would accept. It's a lot bigger than the FF Sony A7 III for instance, which just seems unnecessary.

http://j.mp/2NICmF6

The g9 has perhaps the best body ergonomics of any camera (cant coment on the canon R or nikon Z)

In your opinion, for me it's just too big. The Panasonic trend towards big for their high end cameras is unfortunate for those of use that want high end features in a small package.

James Stirling
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StevoPhilo wrote:

mad-marco wrote:

erichK wrote:

phototherapy wrote:

I'm interested in the Panasonic G9, but I would like to know how good the Jpeg OOC are in real low light at ISO 3200, thanks.

I considered the G9, but found it a bit bulkier than I really wanted, and also looked at the following comparison.

Imaging resource comparison

So far, the EM1ii has mostly been a positive experience,

I reached exactly the same conclusion a few weeks ago, so I bought a E-M1 II rather than a G9. I really wish that Panasonic hadn't gone for the big body design that they are currently stuck in. For me, the appeal of m43 is being smaller than FF and not the same or bigger.

The EM1-ii is slightly smaller than the G9, but the G9 isn't any bigger than a Nikon D7200. It's maybe slightly bigger than the D5600. I wouldn't even say it is the size of a FF Camera cause it isn't.

There are a few FF mirrorless to choose from these days

Though personally regards the sensor my hands are the same size and I would like my Sony FF to be a littler larger with a better grip

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