Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

Announced Nov 8, 2017 •
20 megapixels | 3 screen | Four Thirds sensor
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Announced Nov 8, 2017

The Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 is a speed-oriented Micro Four Thirds camera. It features a 20.3MP CMOS sensor, in-body image stabilization capable of up to 6.5 stops of shake reduction and an updated version of the company's Depth from Defocus AF system.

The camera can shoot continuously at up to 20 fps with continuous AF and 60 fps with single AF using its electronic shutter. A new high resolution mode shifts the sensor in order to create 80MP stills, though its best suited for stationary subjects. The magnesium alloy body is weather-sealed and has a fully articulating touchscreen display and very large and high resolution electronic viewfinder. Ports include HDMI, microphone and headphone, flash sync, USB 3.0 and wired remote.

The G9 has two SD card slots, both of which support high-speed UHS-II media. It captures UHD 4K video at up to 60p / 150Mbps. A high speed mode tops out at 180 fps in Full HD and 60 fps in 4K. The G9 can also capture 6K or 4K stills using the feature of the same name.

Quick specs
Body type SLR-style mirrorless
Max resolution 5184 x 3888
Effective pixels 20 megapixels
Sensor size Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 200-25600 (expands to 100-25600)
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds
Focal length mult. 2×
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,040,000
Max shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Format MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Storage types Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II supported)
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 658 g (1.45 lb / 23.21 oz)
Dimensions 137 x 97 x 92 mm (5.39 x 3.82 x 3.62)
GPS None

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Our review

The Panasonic G9 is one of the most well-balanced Micro Four Thirds camera to date. Capable of super fast burst speeds, with reliable AF as well as good-looking 4K, this camera can easily handle double duty. It offers outstanding image stabilization, great image quality and tons of customization all packed in a reasonably lightweight, weather-sealed body.

Good for: Just about any photographer craving a camera that can handle both high-speed still photography and 4K/HD-video duty. Anyone seeking complete control of their camera.

Not so good for: Serious sports and action shooters, who would be better suited buying a camera with phase detect AF.

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