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Panasonic Lumix S9 Mirrorless Camera

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Panasonic Lumix S9 Mirrorless Camera
Key Features
  • 24.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Compact, Lightweight Design
  • 6K30p 4:2:0 10-Bit Video Recording
  • C4K/4K60p 4:2:2 10-Bit
Packing the power of full-frame into an ultralight and compact build, the Panasonic Lumix S9 Mirrorless Camera is the perfect on-the-go camera for content creators. While smartphones continue to advance in their photo and video capabilities, a uniquely small full-frame system such as the S9 provides you with significantly more power without the burden of the size of a typical mirrorless or DSLR camera. A 24.2MP full-frame sensor is utilized within the S9, which makes creating high-quality images much easier, even in dimly lit situations. You also have the advantage of choosing from numerous L-mount lenses to suite your needs. Overall, the simplicity and convenience of the S9 makes it an excellent tool for elevating your ability to quickly create and share impactful images.
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Panasonic S9 Overview

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Packing the power of full-frame into an ultralight and compact build, the Panasonic Lumix S9 Mirrorless Camera is the perfect on-the-go camera for content creators. While smartphones continue to advance in their photo and video capabilities, a uniquely small full-frame system such as the S9 provides you with significantly more power without the burden of the size of a typical mirrorless or DSLR camera. A 24.2MP full-frame sensor is utilized within the S9, which makes creating high-quality images much easier, even in dimly lit situations. You also have the advantage of choosing from numerous L-mount lenses to suite your needs. Overall, the simplicity and convenience of the S9 makes it an excellent tool for elevating your ability to quickly create and share impactful images.
Connect and Share Instantly
Getting your photos and videos onto your smartphone quickly is a massive benefit offered by the S9. With improved connection speed and stability, users are able to easily link their device to the S9 in a few simple steps with the Lumix Lab app.
Real Time LUT (Signature Presets)
Create your own signature presets on your smartphone and transfer them to your S9, so you can apply them to your photos while you're shooting, not after. This gives you a precise idea of what your finished photos or videos will look like and is a massive time saver. You can download creators' LUT from the official Lumix website.
Extend Your Range with Crop and Hybrid Zoom
The crop zoom function utilizes the center of the camera sensor to extend the normal zoom range while maintaining image quality. The hybrid zoom function utilizes both optical and crop zoom to extend the focal length even further.
L-Mount Lens Selection
Based on your shooting needs, complement your S9 with one of the many superb L-mount lenses. With more than 80 lenses to choose from, the possibilities of images you can create are boundless. Maintain the small and lightweight nature of the S9 by pairing it with the Lumix S 26mm f/8, or go with a more versatile, but slightly less portable, option like the Lumix S 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.
More Camera Benefits
  • 30 fps pre-burst shooting
  • MP4Lite video, which is a new video file format optimized for fast uploads
  • Real-time LUT button
  • Autofocus detection for human, animal, car, and motorcycle subjects
  • Time-lapse and stop-motion animation video recording modes

Panasonic S9 Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Leica L
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 25.3 Megapixel
Effective: 24.2 Megapixel (6000 x 4000)
Image Sensor
35.6 x 23.8 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Image Stabilization
Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo/Video
100 to 51,200 (Extended: 50 to 204,800)
Continuous Shooting
Up to 30 fps at 24.2 MP
Internal Recording Modes
H.265 Long GOP/MOV 4:2:0 10-Bit
5952 x 3968 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps [200 Mb/s]
5952 x 3136 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps [200 Mb/s]
5888 x 3312 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps [200 Mb/s]
H.264 Long GOP/H.265 Long GOP/MOV 4:2:2/4:2:0
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps [150 Mb/s]
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps [150 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/24.00/29.97/47.95/48.00/50/59.94/100/120 fps [100 to 150 Mb/s]
H.265 Long GOP/MP4/MP4 Lite 4:2:0 8/10-Bit
3840 x 2560 at 25 fps [50 Mb/s]
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97 fps [72 to 100 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [20 to 28 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes
4:2:2 8/10-Bit via HDMI
4096 x 2160
3840 x 2160
1920 x 1080p
1920 x 1080i
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II) [V90 or Faster Recommended]
Video I/O
1x Micro-HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O
1x USB-C Input
Other I/O
1x USB-C Data Output (Shared with Power Input)
Wireless
Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Bluetooth 5.0
Display Type
Free-Angle Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Battery Type
1x DMW-BLK22 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 2200 mAh
Imaging
Lens Mount
Leica L
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 25.3 Megapixel
Effective: 24.2 Megapixel (6000 x 4000)
Image Sensor
35.6 x 23.8 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Sensor Crop (35mm Equivalent)
Crop Factor: 1x
*Additional Crop Occurs in Select Video Modes
Image Stabilization
Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
Built-In ND Filter
No
Capture Type
Stills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Electronic Rolling Shutter 
Shutter Speed
Electronic Shutter
1/8000 to 60 Seconds in Manual Mode
1/16000 to 1/25 Second in Movie Mode
Bulb/Time Mode
Bulb Mode
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo/Video
100 to 51,200 (Extended: 50 to 204,800)
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Multiple, Spot
Exposure Modes
Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation
-5 to +5 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Metering Range
0 to 18 EV
White Balance
2500 to 10,000K
Presets: AWB, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Incandescent, Shade, White Set 1, White Set 2, White Set 3, White Set 4
Continuous Shooting
Up to 30 fps at 24.2 MP
Interval Recording
Yes
Self-Timer
2/10-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes
3:2
24 MP (6000 x 4000)
12 MP (4272 x 2848)
6 MP (3024 x 2016)
2.5 MP (1920 x 1280)
4:3
21 MP (5328 x 4000)
11 MP (3792 x 2848)
5 MP (2688 x 2016)
2 MP (1712 x 1280)
16:9
20 MP (6000 x 3368)
10 MP (4272 x 2400)
5 MP (3024 x 1704)
2 MP (1920 x 1080)
1:1
16 MP (4000 x 4000)
8 MP (2848 x 2448)
4 MP (2016 x 2016)
2 MP (1280 x 1280)
65:24
13 MP (6000 x 2208)
2:1
18 MP (6000 x 3000)
Aspect Ratio
1:1, 2:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 65:24
Image File Format
JPEG, Raw
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
H.265 Long GOP/MOV 4:2:0 10-Bit
5952 x 3968 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps [200 Mb/s]
5952 x 3136 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps [200 Mb/s]
5888 x 3312 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps [200 Mb/s]
H.264 Long GOP/H.265 Long GOP/MOV 4:2:2/4:2:0
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps [150 Mb/s]
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps [150 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/24.00/29.97/47.95/48.00/50/59.94/100/120 fps [100 to 150 Mb/s]
H.265 Long GOP/MP4/MP4 Lite 4:2:0 8/10-Bit
3840 x 2560 at 25 fps [50 Mb/s]
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97 fps [72 to 100 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [20 to 28 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes
4:2:2 8/10-Bit via HDMI
4096 x 2160
3840 x 2160
1920 x 1080p
1920 x 1080i
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
Yes
Gamma Curve
HDR-HLG, Panasonic V-Log
Recording Limit
Up to 15 Minutes in 4K
IP Streaming
No
Built-In Microphone
Stereo
Audio Recording
MOV: 2-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
MP4: 2-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHz AAC Audio
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II) [V90 or Faster Recommended]
Video I/O
1x Micro-HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O
1x USB-C Input
Other I/O
1x USB-C Data Output (Shared with Power Input)
Wireless
Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Bluetooth 5.0
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: LUMIX Lab / LUMIX Sync
Functionality: Access Stored Files, Adjust Settings, Firmware Update, Remote Control, View Live Feed
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
GPS
*Via Connected Smartphone
Monitor
Display Size
3"
Resolution
1,840,000 Dot
Display Type
Free-Angle Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Continuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus Points
Contrast Detection, Phase Detection: 779
Autofocus Sensitivity
6 to +18 EV
Flash
Built-In Flash/Light
No
External Flash Connection
No
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity
10 to 80%
General
Battery Type
1x DMW-BLK22 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 2200 mAh
Shoe Mount
1x Cold Shoe
Tripod Mounting Thread
1x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.96 x 2.91 x 1.84" / 12.6 x 7.39 x 4.67 cm
Weight
1.1 lb / 486 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
0.9 lb / 403 g (Body Only)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.74 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.7 x 5.6 x 5.2"

Panasonic S9 Reviews

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Continuous video record time? 1 hour?

Continuous video record time? 1 hour?
Asked by: s
The Panasonic Lumix S9 Mirrorless Camera has various recording limits based on recording quality. The maximum recording time is 20 minutes, regardless of how you set the quality.
Answered by: Jonathan S
Date published: 2024-06-11

Does it take photos or do you need to use a Nikon ...

Does it take photos or do you need to use a Nikon to do that?
Asked by: s
The Panasonic Lumix S9 Mirrorless Camera is capable of taking photos, but it doesn't have a mechanical shutter. Therefore, the Lumix S9 can't use a flash, and with very fast moving subjects you may get distortion.
Answered by: Michael S
Date published: 2024-06-23

Is it possible to power and stream/record at the ...

Is it possible to power and stream/record at the same time? Do the record limitations hold for for streaming or external storage
Asked by: Yosef
We appreciate your interest in our new camera! This model is still on pre-order and full specifications are not available at this time. Please check back at a later time when the information becomes available. -M
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2024-06-04

If one has not yet downloaded custom LUTs to the ...

If one has not yet downloaded custom LUTs to the S9, does the camera’s menu include traditional white balance and scene modes?
Asked by: Stephen
We appreciate your interest in our new camera! This model is still on pre-order and full specifications are not available at this time. Please check back at a later time when the information becomes available. -M
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2024-06-04

It comes with a battery, but no cables / charger, ...

It comes with a battery, but no cables / charger, or other way to charge the battery?
Asked by: David
Hi, David! The box includes Body Cap, Shoe Cover, Shoulder Strap, Battery Pack. -M
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2024-06-07

Does the S9 have Adobe to Cloud (frame.io) ...

Does the S9 have Adobe to Cloud (frame.io) features found in the S5ii?
Asked by: JOHN
We appreciate your interest in our new camera! This model is still on pre-order and full specifications are not available at this time. Please check back at a later time when the information becomes available. -M
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2024-06-04

How easy or difficult is it to see and compose ...

How easy or difficult is it to see and compose with the S9’s rear scene in bright sunlight?
Asked by: Stephen
We appreciate your interest in our new camera! This model is still on pre-order and full specifications are not available at this time. Please check back at a later time when the information becomes available. -M
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2024-06-04

Can you only apply LUTs from your phone DURING, ...

Can you only apply LUTs from your phone DURING, "not after?" Not LUTs you've created in software or purchased, only phone LUTs?
Asked by: s
You can create LUT presets on your smartphone and transfer them to the Panasonic Lumix S9 Mirrorless Camera. You can apply them to photos while you're shooting, not after.
Answered by: Lawrence C
Date published: 2024-06-11
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