First in Mirrorless innovation, LUMIX by Panasonic leads in Mirrorless ILC camera innovation with the sleek, compact LUMIX GX9. Its flat body style is favored by LUMIX G enthusiasts and noted for high image quality and the streetwise creative freedom it delivers. The LUMIX GX9 captures vibrant, true-to-life, high-quality images with excellent resolution, high contrast and impressive color reproduction. The 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor (without low-pass filter) ensures maximum performance across a full range of LUMIX G and LEICA DG Micro Four Thirds lenses.
The LUMIX GX9 incorporates 5-axis Dual I.S.2 (Image Stabilizer) to more effectively suppress blur. Combining an O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer, 2-axis) and a B.I.S. (Body Image Stabilizer, 5-axis), the 5-axis Dual I.S.2 compensates for a wider-than-ever range of movement. Users can enjoy blur-free photo/video shooting from wide to tele, even in low-light situations. The LUMIX GX9 integrates an electromagnetic drive in the shutter unit to reduce the shock created by the movement of shutter diaphragm by approx. 90% compared with its predecessor, while also minimizing shutter sound.
Pick Your Perfect Moment
By simply selecting a single frame from a video sequence (shot at 30 fps) in-camera, 4K PHOTO lets you choose the perfect moment to save as a high-res image with approx. 8-megapixel resolution. Record what intrigues you, then select and save for images just the you envisioned them.
20.3MP Pixel-perfect Photos
Shoot away night and day with clarity and confidence with a high-performance 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor for ultra-detailed imaging. With the removal of the low-pass filter from the sensor, the LUMIX GX9 delivers natural imagery with a high-dynamic range and artifact-free results.
A large 3.0-in., approx. 1240k-dot static-type touchscreen monitor gives you a near 100% field of view. And it tilts 80 degrees up for framing high-angle shots of people gathered in crowds like parties and parades, and 45 degrees down for framing low-angle imaging when shooting subjects near ground level.
4K Video - 4 Times the Pixel Counts of FHD
Whether for viewing video or editing it, 4K delivers a worlds-apart viewing experience. Its native resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels is four times larger than FHD for a far higher level of detail.
* When recording videos in 4K, use a card rated as UHS Speed Class 3
5-axis Dual I.S. and 5-axis Body I.S.
The LUMIX GX9 integrates a 5-axis Dual I.S. (Image Stabilizer) combines body and lens stabilization for more powerful hand-shake correction. Ideal when shooting on the move, in a rush or tracking.
The I.S. works wonders with photo and video recording, including 4K video from wide to telephoto. And performs in low-light situations and accommodates a 4-stop slower shutter speed*. What's more, 5-axis Body I.S. corrects shake for all lenses, even those not equipped with O.I.S.
* Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=60mm (35mm camera equivalent f=120mm), when H-FS12060 is used.
Bluetooth 4.2 & Wi-Fi Control
Via the Panasonic Image App, Bluetooth 4.2 (Low Energy) controls remote shutter release and video record Start/Stop. It also ensures a continuous camera-smartphone connection with low energy consumption. After shooting, it switches to a Wi-Fi connection to automatically transfer data to your smartphone.
The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Logo is a certification mark of Wi-Fi Alliance.
The Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Panasonic Corporation is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
Fast Auto-focus with DFD Technology
Panasonic's DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology* calculates distance to subject by instantly evaluating two images with different sharpness levels for ultra-high-speed AF. The GX9 fine-tunes AF precision to accurately track anyone and anything that moves, even in dimly lit settings with enhanced AF performance.
The end result is faster AF speeds up to approx. 0.07 seconds** and a burst shooting speed with AFC of 6 fps. A 9 fps burst shooting with AFS is also possible.
* Contrast AF with DFD technology works only with Panasonic Micro Four Thirds lenses.
** In AFS, at wide-end with H-FS14140 (CIPA).
Venus Engine Power
Wherever inspiration finds you, a Venus Engine provides the power to shoot and record high-quality images with excellent resolution, high contrast and exceptional color reproduction.
Together, the Digital Live MOS sensor and Venus Engine render true-to-life color, texture and detail, plus intense brightness and contrast, all with minimum noise to make all your imaging pop even in low-light situations and a maximum sensitivity of ISO25600.
Useful Functions for Nighttime Shooting
Brightens the display by lowering the frame rate and increasing the gain for shooting while framing, even in extremely dark situations.
20x MF Assist
Compared with the GX8, the MF Assist display in the GX9 has been enlarged 20x for accurate focusing even on tiny objects like stars.
The tiltable LVF in the GX9 is designed for framing shots and faithfully capturing the unique detail you want in your imaging, even from low-angles. It delivers 2760k-dot equivalent high resolution and approx. 100% color reproduction for high visibility under any conditions or circumstances.
The LUMIX GX9 provides an intuitive level of operation. Front and rear dials control the main aperture and shutter speed settings for easy, no-look white balance and quick ISO adjustments. plus, a dedicated dial makes it easy to adjust exposure compensation.
4K PHOTO Auto Marking
Choosing your best shots is easier than ever. Whether it's a bird taking flight in nature, a subway performer in action or a child glancing backward, Auto Marking detects motion in your subject and automatically sets a marker. Then, when selecting shots in 4K PHOTO, you can quickly skip to that sequence.
4K PHOTO Sequence Composition
Catch the trajectory of dynamic action in a single photo with Sequence Composition. Simply choose the frames you like from your 4K PHOTO file to compose an action-packed shot.
Type: Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera
Recording media: SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
(Compatible with UHS-I UHS Speed Class 3 standard SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards)"
Image sensor size: 17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)
Lens mount: Micro Four Thirds mount
Type: Live MOS Sensor
Total pixels: 21.77 Megapixels
Camera effective pixels: 20.30 Megapixels
Color filter: Primary color filter
Dust reduction system: Supersonic wave filter
IMAGE STABILIZATION SYSTEM: Image sensor shift type (5-axis / 4-stop*), Dual I.S. compatible
*Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=60mm (35mm camera equivalent f=120mm), when H-FS12060 is used.]
Recording file format: Still image: JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.31), RAW
4K PHOTO: MP4
Motion picture: AVCHD Progressive, AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Audio 2ch)
MP4: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Audio format: AAC (2ch)"
Aspect ratio: 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
Image quality: RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard
Color space: sRGB, AdobeRGB
File size (Pixels) Still image
[4:3] 5184x3888(L) / 3712x2784(M) / 2624x1968(S) / 3328x2496(4K PHOTO)
[3:2] 5184x3456(L) / 3712x2480(M) / 2624x1752(S) / 3504x2336(4K PHOTO)
[16:9] 5184x2920(L) / 3840x2160(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 3840x2160(4K PHOTO)
[1:1] 3888x3888(L) / 2784x2784(M) / 1968x1968(S) / 2880x2880(4K PHOTO)
File size (Pixels) Motion picture
MP4**[HD] 1280x720 HD/30p: 10Mbps/HD/25p: 10Mbps
MP4**[4K] 3840x2160 4K/30p: 100Mbps/4K/25p: 100Mbps/4K/24p: 100Mbps
MP4**[Full HD] 1920x1080 FHD/60p: 28Mbps/FHD/50p:28Mbps/FHD/30p: 20Mbps/FHD/25p: 20Mbps
AVCHD**[Full HD] 1920x1080 FHD/50p: 28Mbps, 50p recording/FHD/50i: 17Mbps, 50i recording/FHD/25p: 24Mbps, 50i recording (sensor output is 25fps)/FHD/24p: 24Mbps,24p recording
Continuous recordable time (Motion picture)**: AVCHD [FHD/50p]/Approx. 90 min (rear monitor), 80 min (LVF) with H-FS12032 / H-FS12060 / H-FS1442A / H-FS35100/Approx. 80 min (rear monitor), 80 min (LVF) with H-FS14140/AVCHD [FHD/50i]/Approx. 90 min (rear monitor), 80 min (LVF) with H-FS12032 / H-FS12060 / H-FS1442A / H-FS14140/Approx. 90 min (rear monitor), 90 min (LVF) with H-FS35100/MP4 [4K/30p, 4K/25p]/Approx. 70 min (rear monitor), 70 min (LVF) with H-FS12032 / H-FS12060 / H-FS1442A / H-FS14140/Approx. 80 min (rear monitor), 70 min (LVF) with H-FS35100
Actual recordable time (Motion picture)**: AVCHD [FHD/50p]/Approx. 45 min (rear monitor), 40 min (LVF) with H-FS12032 / H-FS12060 / H-FS1442A / H-FS35100/Approx. 40 min (rear monitor), 40 min (LVF) with H-FS14140/AVCHD [FHD/50i]/Approx. 45 min (rear monitor), 40 min (LVF) with H-FS12032 / H-FS12060 / H-FS1442A / H-FS14140/Approx. 45 min (rear monitor), 45 min (LVF) with H-FS35100/MP4 [4K/30p, 4K/25p]/Approx. 35 min (rear monitor), 35 min (LVF) with H-FS12032 / H-FS12060 / H-FS1442A / H-FS14140/Approx. 40 min (rear monitor), 35 min (LVF) with H-FS35100
Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412 MHz - 2462 MHz (1-11 ch), Wi-Fi / WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode
QR code connection / Password-less connection: Yes / Yes (ON / OFF selectable)
Bluetooth: Bluetooth v4.2 (Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE))
Type: LCD Live View Finder (2,760k dots equivalent), Tiltable
Field of view: Approx. 100%
Magnification: Approx. 1.39x / 0.7x (35mm camera equivalent) with 50 mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1
Eye point: Approx. 17.5 mm from eyepiece lens
Diopter adjustment: -4.0 - +3.0 (dpt)
Eye sensor: Yes
Type: Contrast AF system
DFD technology: Yes
Post Focus: Yes
Focus Stacking: Yes
Focus mode: AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF
AF mode: Face/Eye Detection / Tracking / 49-Area / Custom Multi / 1-Area / Pinpoint
(Full area touch is available)
AF detective range: EV -4 - 18 (ISO100 equivalent)
Starlight AF: Yes
AF assist lamp: Yes
AF lock: Yes (AF/AE LOCK button)
Others: One Shot AF, Shutter AF, Half Press Release, Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion picture recording), Eye Sensor AF, AF+MF, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, Focus Peaking, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Pad AF, Touch Shutter
Light metering system: 1728-zone multi-pattern sensing system
Light metering mode: Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Metering range: EV 0 - 18 (F2.0 lens, ISO100 equivalent)
Exposure mode: Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity): Still image: Auto / Intelligent ISO / 100 (Extended) / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600 (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
Creative Video Mode: Auto / 100 (Extended) / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)"
Exposure compensation: 1/3 EV step, +-5EV (when set with the menu) (+-3 EV for motion picture), +-3EV (when set with the dial)
AE lock: Yes (AF/AE LOCK button)
White balance: AWB / AWBc / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set 1, 2, 3, 4 / Color temperature setting 1, 2, 3, 4
White balance adjustment: Blue/Amber bias, Magenta/Green bias
Color temperature setting: 2500-10000K in 100K
Type: Focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed: Still image: Time* (Max. 30 minutes), 1/4,000 - 60 *Bulb mode is possible with the "Image App" remote control via Bluetooth./Electronic shutter: 1/16,000 - 1/Motion picture: 1/16,000 - 1/25
AE bracket: 3, 5, 7 images in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV step, max. +-3 EV, single/burst
Aperture bracket: 3, 5 or all positions in 1 EV step
Focus bracket: 1 to 999 images, focus steps can be set in 10 levels
White balance bracket: 3 images in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis
PANORAMA SHOT: Yes (Standard / Wide)
Burst speed: 30 frames/sec
Exif information: Yes (Each JPEG image cropped out of the 4K burst file complies with EXIF.)
Marking function: Auto / Face Priority / Motion Priority / Off (Manual) (in 4K Burst mode and 4K Burst (S/S) mode):
Loop rec function: Yes (in 4K Burst (S/S) mode)
Burst speed: [Mechanical shutter]
AFS/MF: H: 9 frames/sec, M: 6 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View) *When H-FS12032 is used.
AFF/AFC: H: 6 frames/sec, M: 6 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View) *When H-FS12032 is used.
AFS/MF: H: 9 frames/sec, M: 6 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)
AFF/AFC: H: 6 frames/sec, M: 6 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)Number of recordable images: More than 30 images (when there are RAW files with the particular speed) More than 100 images (when there are no RAW files) (depending on memory card type, aspect, picture size and compression)"
TIME LAPSE SHOT: Yes
STOP MOTION ANIMATION: Yes
Flash type: TTL Built-in-Flash, GN6.0 equivalent (ISO200 m) / GN4.2 equivalent (ISO100 m) (Reference), Built-in Pop-up
Flash mode: Auto*, Auto/Red-eye Reduction*, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off *For iA, iA+ only.
Synchronization speed: Less than 1/200 second
Flash output adjustment: 1/3EV step +-3EV
Flash synchronization: 1st. Curtain Sync., 2nd Curtain Sync.
Synchronization for flash dimming and exposure compensation: Yes
Wireless control: Yes (When using DMW-FL200L / FL360L / FL580L (sold separately)), Wireless Channel: 1ch/2ch/3ch/4ch
SILENT MODE: Yes
Type: TFT LCD monitor with static touch control, Tiltable monitor
Monitor size: 3.0-inch (7.5cm) / 3:2 aspect
Pixels: Approx. 1,240k dots
Field of view: Approx. 100%
Monitor adjustment: Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Red Tint, Blue Tint
Digital zoom: 2x, 4x
Extra Tele Conversion : Still image: Max. 2x
Motion picture: 2.7x (FHD), 4.0x (HD)
Other functions: Level Gauge, Real-time Histogram, Guide Lines (3 patterns), Center Marker, Highlight display (Still image / motion picture), Zebra Pattern (Still image / motion picture)
DIRECTION DETECTION FUNCTION: Yes
REC: 4K Photo Mode / Post Focus / Wi-Fi / Q.MENU / Video Record / LVF/Monitor Switch / LVF/Monitor Disp. Style / AF/AE LOCK / AF-ON / Preview / One Push AE / Touch AE / Level Gauge / Focus Area Set / Zoom Control / Operation Lock / Dial Operation Switch / Photo Style / Filter Select / Aspect Ratio / Picture Size / Quality / AFS/AFF / Metering Mode / Bracket / Highlight Shadow / i. Dynamic / i. Resolution / Min. Shtr Speed / HDR / Shutter Type / Flash Mode / Flash Adjust. / Wireless Flash Setup / Ex. Tele Conv. / Digital Zoom / Stabilizer / I.S. Lock (Video) / 4K Live Cropping / Snap Movie / Motion Pic. Set / Picture Mode in Rec. / Sound Rec Level Adj. / Silent Mode / Peaking / Histogram / Guide Line / Zebra Pattern / Monochrome Live View / Constant Preview / Live View Boost / Rec Area / Step Zoom / Zoom Speed / Sensitivity / White Balance / AF Mode/MF / Drive Mode / Rec/Playback Switch / Off / Restore to Default
PLAY: Wi-Fi / LVF/Monitor Switch / Rec/Playback Switch / 4K PHOTO Play / Delete Single / Protect / Rating 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 / RAW Processing / 4K PHOTO Bulk Saving / Off / Restore to Default
PHOTO STYLE: Standard / Vivid / Natural / Monochrome / L. Monochrome / L. Monochrome D / Scenery / Portrait / Custom
CREATIVE CONTROL: 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 / Sunshine*
*For photos only.
PLAYBACK: 30-thumbnail display, 12-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (Max. 16x), Slideshow (All / Picture Only / Video Only, duration & effect is selectable), Playback Mode (Normal / Picture Only / Video Only), Protect, Rating, Title Edit, Face Recognition Edit, RAW Processing, 4K PHOTO Bulk Saving, Light Composition, Sequence Composition, Clear Retouch, Text Stamp, Resize, Cropping, Rotate, Video Divide, Time Lapse Video, Stop Motion Video, Rotation Display, Picture Sort, Delete Confirmation, Creating Still Pictures from a Motion Picture
IMAGE PROTECTION / DELETE
Protection: Single / Multi or Cancel
Delete: Single / Multi / All / Except Rating
Direct print: PictBridge compatible
USB: USB 2.0 Micro-B
HDMI***: microHDMI TypeD / VIERA Link
Video: Auto / 4K / 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 480p
Audio video output: No
Microphone: Stereo, Wind Noise Canceller: OFF / Standard / High
OSD language: Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Battery: Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1025mAh, 7.4Wh) (Included)
USB power charging"
Battery life (CIPA standard): Approx. 260 images (rear monitor), 250 images (LVF), 900 images (Power Save LVF mode*) with H-FS12032 / H-FS12060
*Under the test conditions specified by Panasonic based on CIPA standard. When the time to get in the sleep mode is set to 1 sec."
DIMENSIONS / WEIGHT
Dimensions (W x H x D): 124 x 72.1 x 46.8 mm / 4.88 x 2.83 x 1.84 inch (excluding protrusions)
Weight: Approx. 407g / 0.90 lb (SD card, Battery, Body)
Approx. 450g / 0.99 lb (Body only)
Approx. 517g / 1.14 lb (SD card, Battery, H-FS12032 lens included)
Approx. 660g / 1.46 lb (SD card, Battery, H- FS12060 lens included)
Operating temperature: 0 deg to 40 deg (32 deg F to 104 F)
Operating humidity: 10%RH to 80%RH
Software: The software to edit and playback images on computer is not bundled with this camera. To do this, PHOTOfunSTUDIO is available for download at Panasonic website using computer connected to the Internet.
https://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/soft/download/d_pfs10ae.html (For Windows)
The software to process RAW file on computer is not bundled with this camera. To do this, SILKYPIX Developer Studio is available for download at Ichikawa Soft Laboratory's website using computer connected to the Internet.
https://www.isl.co.jp/SILKYPIX/english/p/ (For Windows / Mac)
The DC-GX9 Operating Instructions for advanced features is available for downloaded at Panasonic LUMIX Customer Support Site using PC, smartphone or tablet connected to the Internet."
INTERCHANGEABLE LENS-LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 12-60mm / F2.8-4.0 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S.
Lens Construction: 14 elements in 12 groups (4 aspherical lenses, 2 ED lenses)
Nano Surface Coating: Yes
Mount: Micro Four Thirds mount
Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes (POWER O.I.S.)
Focal Length: f=12-60mm (35mm camera equivalent 24-120mm)
Aperture Type: 9 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
Maximum Aperture: F2.8 (Wide) - F4.0 (Tele)
Minimum Aperture: F22
Closest Focusing Distance: 0.20m/0.66ft (at focal length 12mm) / 0.24m/0.79ft (at focal length 60mm)
Maximum magnification: Approx. 0.3x / 0.6x (35mm camera equivalent)
Diagonal Angle of View: 84 deg (Wide) - 20 deg (Tele)
General Filter Size: f62mm / 2.44inch
Max. Diameter: f68.4mm / 2.69inch
Overall Length: Approx. 86mm / 3.39inch (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount)
Weight [g]: Approx. 320g (excluding lens cap, lens rear cap and lens hood)
Weight [oz]: Approx. 11.29oz (excluding lens cap, lens rear cap and lens hood)
Others: Lens cap, Lens rear cap, Lens hood, Lens storage bag
** About motion picture recording / 4K PHOTO recording
- Use a card with SD Speed Class with "Class 4" or higher when recording motion pictures in [AVCHD] or [MP4 (under 28Mbps)].
- Use a card with SD Speed Class with "UHS-I UHS Speed Class 3 (U3)" when recording motion pictures with [MP4] in [4K] or [4K PHOTO].
(SD speed class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing.)
- Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 29 minutes and 59 seconds or the file size exceeds 4GB with [MP4] in [FHD] [HD].
- Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 29 minutes and 59 seconds with [MP4] in [4K].
- MP4 motion pictures with [MP4] in [4K]:
- When using a SDHC memory card: You can continue recording without interruption even if the file size exceeds 4 GB, but the motion picture file will be divided and recorded/played back separately.
- When using a SDXC memory card: You can record a motion picture in a single file.
- MP4 motion pictures with [MP4] in [FHD] [HD]:
- You can continue recording without interruption even if the file size exceeds 4 GB or 30 minutes, but the motion picture file will be divided and recorded/played back separately.
- When the ambient temperature is high or continuous recording is performed, the camera may stop the recording to protect itself. Wait until the camera cools down.
*** For [4K] video output, use an HDMI cable that has the HDMI logo on it, and that is described as"4K compatible".