Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only)

Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only)

Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only)

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Product Highlights

  • 20.3MP Digital Live MOS Sensor
  • Venus Engine Image Processor
  • UHD 4K60p Video; 80MP High-Res Shot Mode
  • 5-Axis Sensor Stabilization; Dual I.S. 2
  • 0.83x 3.68m-Dot OLED Viewfinder
  • 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Free-Angle Touchscreen
  • Top Status LCD; Rear Joystick
  • Advanced DFD AF System; 6K PHOTO
  • ISO 25600 and 60 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Dual UHS-II SD Slots; Wi-Fi & Bluetooth
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Panasonic DC-G9 Overview

  • 1Description

Panasonic has taken a different approach to camera development with the stills-focused DC-G9 Micro Four Thirds Mirrorless Camera, which has a variety of newly developed functions and features that will appeal to photographers. Central to the imaging process is the combination of a 20.3MP Live MOS sensor and the latest Venus Engine processor, enabling the capture of sharp images and video with sensitivities ranging up to ISO 25600. Extremely fast speeds are also made available with up to 60 fps continuous shooting with the electronic shutter function. If you want to shoot video along with stills the G9 is very accommodating, offering UHD 4K at up to 60p.

This improved speed is seen in many different aspects, including an enhanced Depth-from-Defocus autofocus system with 225 areas for fast, precise focusing across the frame. A rear joystick has been implemented as well for intuitive control over the current focus point. Another benefit of boosted processing is the inclusion of 6K PHOTO at 30 fps and 4K PHOTO at up to 60 fps, allowing users to capture 18MP or 8MP images, respectively, at exceptional frame rates. Beyond speed, the 5-axis sensor stabilization system supports Dual I.S. 2.0 and can compensate for up to six stops of camera shake. And a significant addition made possible with this new system is a multi-shot mode that captures eight separate images and compiles them into a single 80MP raw image.

It isn't just performance that has been optimized, as the G9 has a redesigned body that is splash, dust, and freezeproof. The body gains a top status LCD for quick access to essential settings without needing to check the LCD or viewfinder, which have also been improved. Most notably, the OLED viewfinder is improved with a 0.83x magnification and 3.68m-dot resolution. The EVF has a fast 120 fps refresh rate as well for lag-free viewing. Additionally, the LCD is now a 3.0" 1.04m-dot free-angle touchscreen for working intuitively and at odd angles.

20.3MP Digital Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine
Optimized for high-speed high-resolution imaging, the G9 packs in both a 20.3MP Light MOS Micro Four Thirds sensor and an enhanced Venus Engine processor to create sharp, detailed stills and UHD 4K video. This configuration maximizes resolution while keeping noise to a minimum, permitting the use of sensitivities up to ISO 25600. It is also very fast, enabling continuous shooting rates of up to 60 fps with AF-S and 20 fps with AF-C when using the G9's electronic shutter or 12 fps for AF-S and 9 fps for AF-C using the mechanical shutter.
UHD 4K Video Recording
Supplementing the camera's stellar stills feature set is UHD 4K video recording at up to 60p. The G9 offers internal recording with an 8-bit color depth and 4:2:0 sampling using Long GOP compression to keep files sizes manageable. Users also have access to various frame rates, including 60p, 30p, and 24p in UHD 4K and 60p and 24p in Full HD. Slow motion video is available in the Creative Video Mode with support for 60 and 48 fps resolution in UHD 4K and up to 180 fps in Full HD.

In order to maximize image quality, the G9 features a full-size HDMI output for using an optional external recorder to receive 8-bit 4:2:2 footage at all resolutions up to UHD 4K at 30p. Also, both a 3.5mm headphone jack and 3.5mm microphone input are available for improving audio capture.
6K and 4K PHOTO
Utilizing the G9's video recording capabilities, a trio of still shooting modes are available for recording continuous 8MP stills at a 60 or 30 fps shooting rate or 18MP stills at a 30 fps shooting rate:
  • Burst: This mode will allow you to continuously record, making it ideal for instances where you need a fast frame rate in order to capture the best moment.
  • Pre-Burst: This mode is ideal for times when you're unsure of the critical moment to press the shutter button and will record images one second prior to and one second after pressing the shutter button in order to give you 60 frames to choose from.
  • Burst (S/S): This mode most closely follows the video recording process, and allows you to playback your video, pause at the chosen moment, and use the shutter button to mark a chosen frame from the video and save it as a single 8 or 18MP frame.
Dual I.S. 2
Helping to achieve the utmost sharpness when photographing handheld, Dual I.S. 2 combines the G9's sensor-shift image stabilization technology with lens-based image stabilization to compensate for a broader range of movement types to render sharper, clearer imagery. Dual I.S. 2 requires the use of compatible Lumix lenses featuring O.I.S. This stabilization system is able to compensate for approximately six stops of camera shake.
Body Design and Built-In Wi-Fi
  • A large OLED Live View Finder has an impressive 3.86m-dot resolution and 0.83x magnification for eye-level composition. This viewfinder also has a maximum refresh rate of 120 fps for clear, lag-free imagery.
  • A larger means for image composition and playback, the 3.0" 1.04m-dot rear LCD monitor has a free angle, tilt and swivel design to support viewing from a variety of angles. It is also a touchscreen, which permits intuitive menu navigation and settings control.
  • A backlit top status LCD provides immediate access to current settings without needing to raise the camera to eye level.
  • Dual UHS-II SD card slots are present, which provides settings such as Relay Recording to automatically switch cards when one is full; Backup Recording, which records the same data to both cards simultaneously; and Allocation Recording, which lets you save certain files to each card for easier organization.
  • Constructed from magnesium alloy with a die-cast frame, the G9 features a durable design that also incorporates extensive sealing at each joint, dial, and button to render it both splash- and dust-proof as well as freezeproof to 14°F.
  • A joystick is available on the rear of the camera to make changing many settings easier and more intuitive, such as changing a focus point.
  • The sleek flat-body profile incorporates both front and rear dials for intuitive control over aperture and shutter speed settings. Multiple assignable function buttons are also available, including a function lever.
  • Built-in 5 GHz Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC and Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy allows for wireless image sharing and remote camera control from linked smartphones and tablets. Bluetooth LE also enables a constant connection to your mobile device, allowing for functions such as geolocation and automatic image transfer.
225-Area Advanced Depth-From-Defocus AF System
For accelerated autofocus performance, and Advanced DFD (Depth-From-Defocus) technology is employed to quickly calculate the distance to subjects and adjust the focusing position in as little as 0.04 seconds, which enables continuous shooting up to 20 fps with continuous AF. This contrast-detection type focus method benefits both still and video recording modes, as well as subject tracking applications where subject color, size, and motion vectors are used to intelligently lock-onto the moving subjects and ensure precise focus. The sensitivity and speed can be adjusted to further improve performance with certain subjects. It also features 225 AF areas, which provide excellent control over where the camera will focus. Additionally, supporting working in low-light conditions, a Starlight AF feature enables accurate AF performance down to -4 EV.

Benefitting manual focus operation, focus peaking is available that highlights bright edges of contrast with a colored outline for quickly recognizing your focus point, as well as Touch MF Assist for touch-to-focus operation. Other AF features include an AF Point Scope setting that temporarily magnifies the subject by 3x to 10x for confirmation of the focus position and a custom selectable AF zone for Multi AF / Custom Multi AF.
80MP High Resolution Mode
By using sensor-shift stabilization technology the G9 can use a High Resolution Mode to capture and compile eight separate images to create a single 80MP raw file. This system creates a more highly detailed and color accurate image than a single shot alone can produce and can create an image with a 10368 x 7776 resolution.
Other Camera Features
  • A mechanical focal plane shutter enables a fast maximum shutter speed of 1/8000 sec, as well as a top flash sync speed of 1/250 sec. An electronic shutter function also avails a top shutter speed of 1/32,000 sec to better enable working in bright conditions and with wider aperture settings. This shutter is rated for approximately 200,000 actuations.
  • A Night Mode will automatically adjust brightness of the EVF and LCD for comfortable viewing in low-light conditions.
  • An optional external USB power pack can be used to supply power to the camera via its micro-USB port.
  • Depending on the lens in use, the included DMW-BLF19 battery provides approximately 380 shots per charge when using the rear monitor, or 360 with the electronic viewfinder.
  • Photo Style modes: Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, L. Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait, Custom, Cinelike D, and Cinelike V.
  • Creative Control modes: Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome, Silky Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy Pop, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Fantasy, Star Filter, One Point Color, and Sunshine.
UPC: 885170328679
In the Box
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only)
  • DMW-BLF19 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1860mAh)
  • DMW-BTC13 Battery Charger
  • Body Cap
  • USB Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Cable Holder
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Panasonic DC-G9 Specs

    Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
    Camera Format Micro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor)
    Pixels Actual: 21.77 Megapixel
    Effective: 20.3 Megapixel
    Maximum Resolution 5184 x 3888
    Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
    Sensor Type MOS
    Sensor Size 17.3 x 13 mm
    Image File Format JPEG, RAW
    Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 200 to 25600 (Extended: 100 to 25600)
    Shutter Speed Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
    1/8000 to 60 Seconds 
    1 to 30 Minutes in Bulb Mode 
    Electronic Shutter
    1/32000 to 1 Second 
    1/16000 to 1/25 Second in Movie Mode 
    Metering Method Center-Weighted Average, Multiple, Spot
    Exposure Modes Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
    Exposure Compensation -5 to +5 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
    Metering Range 0 to 18 EV
    White Balance Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set
    Continuous Shooting Up to 9 fps at 20.3 MP
    Up to 12 fps at 20.3 MP
    Up to 20 fps at 20.3 MP
    Up to 60 fps at 20.3 MP
    Up to 30 fps at 18 MP
    Up to 60 fps at 8 MP
    Interval Recording Yes
    Self Timer 2/10-Second Delay
    Recording Modes MP4 4:2:0 8-Bit
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 59.94p [150 Mb/s] 
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/29.97p/59.94p [100 Mb/s] 
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 59.94p [28 Mb/s] 
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 29.97p/180p [20 Mb/s] 
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 59.94p [28 Mb/s] 
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 59.94i [17 to 24 Mb/s] 
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p [24 Mb/s] 
    External Recording Modes 4:2:2 8-Bit
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)
    Full HD (1920 x 1080)
    Recording Limit Up to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds
    Video Encoding NTSC
    Audio Recording Built-In Microphone (Stereo)
    External Microphone Input
    Audio File Format AAC, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM
    Focus Type Auto and Manual Focus
    Focus Mode Continuous-Servo AF (C), Flexible (AFF), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)
    Autofocus Points Contrast Detection: 225
    Autofocus Sensitivity -4 to +18 EV
    Viewfinder and Monitor
    Viewfinder Type Electronic
    Viewfinder Resolution 3,680,000 Dot
    Viewfinder Eye Point 21 mm
    Viewfinder Coverage 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.83x
    Diopter Adjustment -4 to +3
    Monitor Size 3"
    Monitor Resolution 1,040,000 Dot
    Monitor Type Articulating Touchscreen LCD
    Built-in Flash None
    Flash Modes Auto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-Eye Reduction, Off, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
    Maximum Sync Speed 1/250 Second
    Flash Compensation -3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
    Dedicated Flash System TTL
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, PC Terminal
    Memory Card Slot 2 x SD/SDHC/SDXC
    Connectivity 3.5mm Headphone, 3.5mm Microphone, 2.5mm Sub-Mini, HDMI A (Full Size), USB 3.0
    Wireless Wi-Fi
    GPS None
    Operating Temperature 14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
    Operating Humidity 10 to 80%
    Battery 1 x DMW-BLF19 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1860 mAh
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.4 x 3.8 x 3.6" / 136.9 x 97.3 x 91.6 mm
    Weight 1.27 lb / 579 g (Body Only)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.6 x 6.0 x 5.8"

    Panasonic DC-G9 Reviews

    Lumix DC-G9 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 53.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blown away! There isn't a creative and impact-full (enough) way to properly describe how incredible this camera is. Coming from high end Canon systems I was not expecting to love the G9 so much that I would actually sell off my Canon bodies but it has happened. There are so many many great reasons for this to be your camera to be your next camera, literally about a thousand reasons.... but the 2 most important are these: I can take beautiful photos with increased control and speed with the viewfinder's amazing capability. The second reason is that this camera makes me want to get out there and take more photos. It's a camera that inspires.
    Date published: 2018-02-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great travel camera! I have used this camera mainly as a compact photo solution for not just travel but also wildlife. After a couple of firmware upgrades, the continuous AF has significantly improved but as the date  of this writing, CAF focus aquisition and occasionally tracking can be a challenge even though I am using Leica branded lumix lenses for birds in flight. However, with a hit rate of 70-80%, it serves my purpose. I do find that CAF functions slightly better in Olympus OMD em1 MII and Nikon D500 per my preliminary tests. However, when you nail the focus, the results are exquisite and no issues at all during street , land scapes and other photographic genre.
    Date published: 2019-03-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Camera! I have had Canon 5D MK-iii since it came out and others before the iii. I might keep the 5D and a lens or two just in case of a real special situation but this Lumix G9 is one fantastic camera. It is now my goto camera for all uses. Have a Leica 12-60mm and 8-18mm, super lenses, had Canon pro (white or red stripe) before. Will soon have the Leica 100-400mm and that should be it. I'm not going to extol its virtues, there are plenty of reviews/how-to videos on YouTube that do that for me. I bought from B&H due to their previous good customer service and to take advantage of their 30 day return if I did not like the camera. I knew in less than 7 days it was a keeper.
    Date published: 2018-07-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Way better than GH5. Best micro 4/3! I bought the GH5 a while ago and I regretted the minute I tried the video. I immediately I realized that the Olympus OMD 1 mark II had a way better image stabilization for video and photography. The G9 has the best image stabilization that there is out there. With the right lenses is almost as good as any full frame camera for photography. Panasonic make the easiest menus and easy to work with cameras in the market. Love the EVF! Love the ergonomics and the looks but feels more plasticky than the GH5.? Weight decrease is unnoticeable and feels bigger in your hands than the GH5.? If you are not a professional film maker, get the G9... and if you are... buy the G9 and see what it can do for video.
    Date published: 2018-02-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great camera! Three years ago I ditched my heavy Nikon kit (lenses and all) in favor of a used Lumix G1 with it's smaller, more portable, micro four-thirds system. Last year I bought the G9, the finest camera I've owned.. I used all five of my lenses on a recent trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway shooting sunsets, light-painting, and hiking through woods, streams, waterfalls.. I carried the kit comfortably in my backpack with tripod. This camera is fun to use. It's very intuitive, the menu system is logically organized - something most brands can't say. It has every option I'll ever need. My pics came out with great tonal quality, colors, and detail. Don't believe all the Nikon/Cannon hype. This G9 with m4/3 system made a believer out of me.
    Date published: 2018-10-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressed... I have been a Canon shooter for quite some time (5dmiii & 7dmii). I used to scoff at micro four-thirds. To me, it always seemed like a step in the wrong direction. Then I purchased a G85 last year for a good price. I was blown away by the features, and overall quality of the teeny-tiny sensor. I am a portrait and wedding photographer (well I was for about 10 years, full-time, and now I shoot professionally about 1-2 times per month). I decided to pull the trigger on a G9, and do not regret the purchase. There is a learning curve coming from full-frame, and it is key to use good glass. I am currently shooting with Panasonic 35-100 f2.8; 25 f1.7; 42.5 f1.2 Leica ; Olympus 12-40 f2.8. It is a great camera!
    Date published: 2018-12-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great camera I recently picked up a G9 from a local shop, and sold my Nikon D500. While the D500 has a better auto-focus, I find the G9 equal or superior in all other ways. The image quality is at least as good, I don't see much difference in iso performance, and the colors are good. (see pics, my cat is at iso 2000 and the duck is at 3200) In addition, it's noticeably lighter without being too small. The ergonomics feel quite similar to the D500(which is a big plus for me), and it feels every bit as solid and 'pro' in the hands.
    Date published: 2018-09-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Camera with Great Usability I am a long time Canon shooter but have used M43 Systems for several years. This is my 5th M43 camera. My other main M43 camera is Olympus EM-1 Mark II. Compared to my Canon and Olympus cameras, I especially love the ergonomics and user interface of this camera. Canon is known for its usability and interface, but I like this camera's interface even better! The three thumb wheels allow me to directly control the aperture/speed, exposure compensation, and ISO separately. The top LCD plate, well placed AF joy stick, buttons, and dials made the camera easy and fun to use.
    Date published: 2018-09-08
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    Does it have any anamorphic video modes at ...

    Does it have any anamorphic video modes at 50/60p?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Not that I'm aware of. I think only the GH5 and GH5s have that ability. The G9 is more photo-centric camera with nice but limited video features.
    Answered by: michelle
    Date published: 2019-02-07


    Where is it? It's been sold for weeks everywhere else...
    Asked by: Timothy
    The Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only) B&H # PADCG9 is currently in stock.
    Answered by: Dennis A L.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    Is there some reason why AF focusing ranges can't ...

    Is there some reason why AF focusing ranges can't be set in the programing? That would be incredibly useful in closeup and macro photography.
    Asked by: Charles
    Many Macro lenses have the option to lock out the focal ranges.
    Answered by: Reuben
    Date published: 2019-06-13


    Can this camera do high speed sync? I have profoto lights and do action photos.
    Asked by: Karen
    No, its maximum flash sync speed is 1/250 sec and the camera does not have a dedicated high speed sync (HSS) mode.
    Answered by: Andrea O.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Is the Russian or Ukrainian language menu supported?
    Asked by: Sasha K.
    Yes, if you take this camera in Russia or Ukraine.Visit official site
    Answered by: Anton B.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Is the Russian or Ukrainian language menu supported?
    Asked by: Sasha K.
    No, sorry the Panasonic G9 models sold in the United States only support Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish.
    Answered by: Andrea O.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    will the quarantee in Canada ?
    Asked by: Sasha K.
    The warranty is for the US. If you need to use the warranty you would need to send it to the US facilities. However, we do have Squaretrade available with the G9 which will cover the camera internationally, including Canada.
    Answered by: Andrea O.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    I have several older Panasonic Lumix lenses with ...

    I have several older Panasonic Lumix lenses with either power or mega IS. Should I leave the lens IS on or off with the G9? Will I see any effect on my pics either way?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    If your specific lens is listed as compatible by Panasonic on their website for Dual I.S. or Dual I.S. 2, if you leave the Image Stabilization switch on your lens to ON, you would benefit from both the stabilization in your lens and in your camera. For full compatibility, your camera and/or lens may require a firmware update. If you type or copy/paste "Compatibility with interchangeable lens (Dual I.S. / Dual I.S.2)" into your preferred search engine, it should show you a page from Panasonic's website that lists the lenses and camera combinations (along with the required firmware versions) that will support Dual I.S. or Dual I.S. 2 with the Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Mirrorless Digital Camera.
    Answered by: Manzell
    Date published: 2018-12-18
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