Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

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Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
TypeMicro Four Thirds system mirrorless camera
Lens mountMicro Four Thirds system mount
Image sensor typeCMOS
Image sensor size17.3 x 13 mm (4:3 aspect ratio)
Image sensor makerSony
Maximum resolution5184 x 3888 px (20.1 megapixels)
ASA/ISO rangeISO 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
Custom WBAuto, Cloudy, Shade, Incadescent, Flash, Daylight, White Set 1/2/3/4, Custom WB based on color temperature
Video/movie recordingAVCHD / MP4 / MOV
3840 x 2160 (up to 60p)
1920 x 1080p (up to 60p)
Rear LCD monitor3.2", 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
ReleasedDecember 2017

The Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 is a Micro Four Thirds mirrorless interchangeable lens camera body announced by Panasonic 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 focussing, 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 Editors award.[2]

Picture Quality[edit]

G9’s Micro Four Thirds sensor achieves a physical resolution of 20 megapixels, which means a pixel pitch of 3.3μm on the small CMOS sensor. Nevertheless, the G9 has a surprisingly high signal-to-noise ratio. It ranges from ISO 100 to 800 in the good range of more than 40 dB and only just below the critical level of 35dB at ISO 6,400. Color noise and brightness noise remain at a low level. Only at the two highest ISO sensitivities of 12,800 and 25,600 is the brightness noise easily visible, although it remains fine-grained. A slight improvement of the measured values at ISO 3200 compared to ISO 1600 suggests a stronger noise suppression from this sensitivity.[3]


  1. ^ Panasonic Lumix DC-G9,, 8 November 2017, retrieved 16 March 2018
  2. ^ Camera Grand Prix 2018
  3. ^ "Panasonic Lumix G9 Reviews - WiredGraft - Tech Reviews & Top Rated Roundups". WiredGraft - Tech Reviews & Top Rated Roundups. 2018-04-12. Retrieved 2018-07-12.

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