Lumix DC-G9 (Body Only)
Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera
The Lumix DC-G9 from Panasonic is a Micro Four Thirds Mirrorless Camera optimised for high-speed, high-resolution imaging. Featuring a 20.3MP Live MOS sensor and the latest Venus Engine processor, the G9 is capable of capturing sharp images and video with sensitivities ranging up to ISO 25600. This combination also makes 60 fps continuous shooting possible with the electronic shutter function, and enables UHD 4K video capture at up to 60p.
The G9 offers internal recording with an 8-bit colour depth and 4:2:0 sampling using Long GOP compression to keep files sizes manageable. Various frame rates are available, 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. There is also a full-size HDMI output for adding an optional external recorder to receive 8-bit 4:2:2 footage at all resolutions up to UHD 4K at 30p. Both a 3.5mm headphone jack and 3.5mm microphone input are available for improving audio capture.
Another benefit of the camera's boosted processing is the inclusion of 6K PHOTO at 30 fps and 4K PHOTO at up to 60 fps, allowing you to capture 18MP or 8MP images, respectively, at exceptional frame rates. The 5-axis sensor stabilisation 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.
An enhanced Depth-from-Defocus autofocus system uses 225 areas for fast, accurate focusing, and a rear joystick offers intuitive control over the current focus point. Benefitting manual focus operation, focus peaking is also available that highlights bright edges of contrast with a coloured outline for quickly recognising 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.
Compose your images using the OLED viewfinder with 0.83x magnification and 3.68m-dot resolution, or use the 3.0" 1.04m-dot free-angle touchscreen LCD that makes it easy to work at odd angles. The EVF has a fast 120 fps refresh rate as well for lag-free viewing. 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 organisation.
Constructed from magnesium alloy with a die-cast frame, the G9 features a splash, dust, and freezeproof body, featuring a top status LCD for quick access to essential settings and 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. 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.