Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

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Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
TypeMicro Four Thirds system mirrorless camera
ReleasedDecember 2017
Lens mountMicro Four Thirds system mount
Sensor typeCMOS
Sensor size17.3 x 13 mm (4:3 aspect ratio)
Sensor makerSony
Maximum resolution5184 x 3888 px (20.1 megapixels)
Film speedISO 200-25600, extendable to 100
Recording medium2x SD / SDHC / SDXC (both UHS-II-compatible)
FocusSwitchable Auto and Manual
Focus modesAF-C (Continuous-Servo), AF-F (Flexible AF), AF-S (Single Servo AF), Manual Focus
Focus areas225 Contrast Detection AF
Exposure modesProgram AE; Aperture Priority, Shutter priority, Manual
Metering modesCenter-weighted, Multiple, Spot
Flash synchronization1/250
Flash bracketing±3 EV in ⅓ EV steps
ShutterFocal-plane shutter / Electronic shutter
Shutter speed range1/16000s - 60s, bulb
Continuous shooting12 fps (mechanical shutter) 20 fps (electronic shutter) at 20.3 MP (both with raw files)
30 fps at 18MP (JPEG)
60 fps at 8 MP (JPEG)
ViewfinderOLED viewfinder; 3.68 Mdots
Viewfinder magnification0.8376x
Image processing
White balanceAuto, Cloudy, Shade, Incadescent, Flash, Daylight, White Set 1/2/3/4, Custom WB based on color temperature
Video recordingAVCHD / MP4 / MOV
3840 x 2160 (up to 60p)
1920 x 1080p (up to 60p)
LCD screen3.2", 1.6M Dots, free-angle
Battery7.2v 1860 mAh Lithium-ion battery pack
AV Port(s)HDMI / USB 3.0
Data Port(s)Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, full-sized HDMI Type-A, USB 3.1 Gen1 5Gbit/s,
Dimensions138.5 x 98.1 x 87.4 mm (5.5 x 3.9 x 3.4")
Weight650 g (battery and SD cards inserted)
Made in China

The Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 is a Micro Four Thirds mirrorless interchangeable lens camera body announced by Panasonic at the end of 2017.[1]

The Panasonic G9 is a more still-centric variant of the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5: it can shoot up to 20 pictures per second in full resolution and with continuous focusing, interruption-free live view as well as raw recording. Furthermore, it shows a larger viewfinder image.

High-resolution indoor shot of the roof of the Sony Center in Berlin with an image resolution of 80 Megapixels

The G9 offers an 80-Megapixel high-resolution mode, where eight 20-Megapixel-shots are taken with shifted image sensor. The image stabiliser is used for shifting the image sensor in 1.7-micrometer-steps, which are equal to the half of the pixel pitch of about 3.3 micrometers. This mode is limited to use with stationary or nearly stationary subjects, unless artistic effects are desired.

The DC-G9 won the Camera Grand Prix 2018 (japanese) Editors award.[2]


Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II

In September 2023 the successor Panasonic Lumix DC-G9M2, also calling "DC-G9 II" and "Lumix G9 PRO II"(in Japan) was presented. The differences mainly consist of the following features:[3][4]

  • Image sensor:
    • Higher image resolution 25,2 Megapixels
    • Higher dynamic range with more than 13 f-stops
    • Autofocus with phase detection sensors
  • More powerful processors
  • Faster burst rate with up to 60 images per second inclusive autofocus
  • Pre-burst Images up to 1,5 seconds before the complete depressing of the release button
  • High resolution mode (100 Megapixels) at (free-hand) shots without a tripod
  • Video recording in 4:2:0 10-Bit 5.8K (4:3) and 4:2:0 10-Bit 4K / 120p (time lapse)
  • Recording and replay with external solid-state drive via USB
  • No liquid-crystal display on top of the camera
  • Two mode dials
  • Bluetooth support
  • Miniature joystick with diagonal control


  1. ^ Panasonic Lumix DC-G9,, 8 November 2017, retrieved 16 March 2018
  2. ^ Camera Grand Prix 2018
  3. ^ "Panasonic präsentiert die LUMIX G9II | Panasonic" (in German). Retrieved 2023-09-23.
  4. ^ MediaNord. "Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II Datenblatt" (in German). Retrieved 2023-09-23.

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