The Panasonic Lumix G9 is the brand’s new flagship mirrorless digicam developed to attractiveness to stills photographers, and will sit together with the Lumix GH5 in the Lumix array.
Although the GH5 is revered among videographers many thanks to its wealth of motion picture-creating features, the GH-series has never ever definitely managed to make a identify for alone with stills shooters. With the Lumix G9, Panasonic hopes to improvements this.
You can read our fingers-on Panasonic Lumix G9 assessment to definitely get under the skin of the new digicam, but here is our fast overview to get you up to pace.
one. Shoot 80MP nonetheless pictures
The Lumix G9 uses the very same twenty.3MP Micro Four Thirds sensor as the GH5, but the new digicam requires advantage of Panasonic’s most recent Venus processing engine, which the business says will deliver refined graphic excellent.
You will find also a new Higher Resolution Mode on the G9 which is capable of delivering 80MP (equivalent) pictures, in equally JPEG and uncooked file formats. This operates by combining eight pictures that have been taken in swift succession, with tiny sensor shifts involving every single 1, so a tripod is essential when making use of this mode.
2. six.5-end graphic stabilization process
The Lumix G9 gets an upgraded in-body graphic stabilization process, enabling you to use a shutter pace six.5 stops slower than would or else be doable and nonetheless attain a sharp shot.
It is also doable to blend the 5-axis B.I.S. (Overall body Image Stabilizer) on the Lumix G9 with an O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) compatible lens to compensate for greater actions, with Panasonic proclaiming it to be particularly effective when making use of telephoto lenses. This 5-axis Dual I.S. anti-shake process operates for equally photo and online video seize.
three. 20fps burst taking pictures
The Lumix G9’s burst taking pictures speeds get a major improve more than individuals offered by the GH5 (and a whole lot of rivals for that subject). Although the GH5 could shoot at a respectable 9fps with ongoing AF, the G9 far more than doubles that to 20fps, though if you can live with the digicam locking target on the first body it can be doable to rattle off full-resolution pictures at 60fps.
four. .83x magnification digital viewfinder
The G9’s digital viewfinder is the biggest in its class, with a large magnification variable of .83x (35mm equivalent) and an amazing three,680k-dot resolution. And the great information for action shooters wanting to take advantage of the Lumix G9’s burst taking pictures pace is you can find now zero blackout when taking pictures at these large speeds. There’s also a new night mode, plus an AF Place Scope built-in into the viewfinder design and style.
5. New design and style
The Lumix G9 features an all-new design and style, with the most notable addition currently being a status Liquid crystal display display on the prime plate. This is a element observed on many large-conclude DSLRs, but 1 which is uncommon on a mirrorless digicam, and which operates as a fast-reference guidebook for the camera’s vital configurations.
As you’d anticipate for a digicam aimed at significant enthusiast and experienced photographers, the Lumix G9 features challenging and sturdy front and rear magnesium alloy frames. It is also splash-evidence, dust-evidence, and freeze-evidence down to -ten levels.
Video and connectivity
Although the Lumix G9 won’t have rather the very same amazing breadth of online video features as the Lumix GH5, it can nonetheless seize gorgeous 4K footage at 60fps.
The Lumix G9 gets Wi-Fi compatibility as nicely as Bluetooth four.2. This is typically referred to as BLE (Bluetooth Minimal Electrical power) and permits a continual relationship with a smartphone or tablet, creating it fast and simple to transfer your pictures though preserving power usage to a minimum.
seven. Selling price and availability
The Lumix G9 will be available from January 2018 priced at £1,499/$one,699/AU$2,499 body-only. It’s going to also be available in two kits: the M package with a Panasonic twelve-60mm f/three.5-5.six standard zoom lens will be priced at £1,699/AU$three,499, and the L package with a Leica twelve-60mm f/2.eight-four zoom lens will value £2,019/AU$three,499. US pricing is nonetheless to be verified for the two kits.