The professional grade Panasonic LUMIX G9 mirrorless camera accepts over 30 Micro Four Thirds [MFT] LUMIX and LEICA DC compact interchangeable lens built on the next-generation interchangeable lens camera [ILC] standard MFT [Micro Four Thirds] pioneered by Panasonic. This mirrorless camera design enables a lighter, more compact camera bodies and lenses. The LUMIX G9 body and MFT lenses include cutting-edge technologies such as; 4K video capture with 4:2:2 10bit and VLogL compatibility, Wi-Fi + Bluetooth for faster wireless image transfers. Depth from Defocus autofocusing, combined lens plus camera image stabilization (Dual I.S), and exposure technologies not possible with traditional DSLRs. Now with exclusive LUMIX 4K / 6K PHOTO Modes, simply select that perfect moment from video to produce printable high-resolution photos. Never miss the moment again with Panasonic LUMIX and the new G9!
Massive 80MP RAW Capture
A High-Resolution special mode yields 80 megapixels in RAW recording by shooting the 20.3-megapixel sensor 8 times to create a single image.
Improved Focus Detect & Selective AF
A Joystick Controller on the back can be used to smoothly and intuitively select focus blocks inside the focusing area grid overlay. A new 225-Area AF focus detection area has been massively increased from 49 (conventional LUMIX G cameras) to 225 points. The Custom Multi AF mode enables free selection of blocks inside the 225 focusing area.
Large 0.83x OLED Viewfinder
A massive, super high-resolution 3,680k-dot OLED Live View Finder (LVF) improves visibility for perfect framing even under direct sunlight. With Panasonic’s highest-level 0.83x magnification to date and a long 21mm eye point distance, it is excellent for people who wear glasses.
Eliminate Effects of Camera Shake
5-Axis Dual I.S. 2.0 (Image Stabilizer)* intelligent compensation yields the equivalent of 6.5-stops in slower shutter speed**. Shake is nearly eliminated in both body and lens even while telephoto shooting***. It also works in both photo and video recording, including 4K video. Even lenses not equipped with Optical Image Stabilizers (O.I.S.) can benefit from the LUMIX G9 in-body image stabilization.
*5-axis Dual I.S. 2.0 works when attaching compatible the lenses. Lens firmware update is also required. **Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=60mm (35mm film camera equivalent f=120mm), when H-ES12060 is used]. *** Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=140mm (35mm film camera equivalent f=280mm), when H-FS14140 is used.]
Large Status LCD
A new status LCD instantly confirms the camera's settings. Convenient for shooting with frequent settings adjustments, and for simply framing with the viewfinder and rear monitor.
Professional Dual SD Card Slots
Equipped with dual SD card slots for larger capacity recording and efficient file arrangement. Relay recording allows for swapping a full card out for an empty card for virtually endless recording. A backup mode allows continuous recording on one card while starting and stopping recording on the other card. Simultaneous record duplicates recording on both cards.
4K 60p Video & Slow-Motion Effects
Outstanding video performance with high-precision, silky-smooth 4K 60p recording (QFHD 4K: 3840 x 2160 / MP4). Plus, high-speed video recording yields a dramatic slow motion effect in 4K (60 fps max. 2x slower [30p playback]) or Full HD (180 fps max. 6x slower [30p playback]) quality.
Fast Access to Custom Setup
A conveniently located function (Fn) Lever lets you quickly switch between precise custom settings. Great for instantly changing from RAW to JPEG, or shooting while switching between color and monochrome.
With customized AF settings, adjust AF directionality depending on the scene.
Custom Selectable AF Zone
Focus area group size and position are customizable for Multi AF / Custom Multi AF.
The shutter unit is durable for approx. 200,000 times release*. Not only does it offer the highest shutter speed at max. 1/8000 to capture fast-moving, spur-of-the-moment shots, you can also achieve impressive de-focus effects with fast aperture lenses under bright light.
*Panasonic LUMIX in-house examination.
The LUMIX G9 is built tough to withstand heavy professional use. It is freezeproof down to -10-degrees in addition to splash* / dustproof construction thanks to weather sealing on every joint, dial and button. A magnesium alloy full diecast armor frame makes the body lightweight yet durable while bringing ruggedness to the compact size.
*Splash Proof is a term used to describe an extra level of protection. This camera offers protection against exposure to a minimal amount of moisture, water or dust. Splash Proof does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this camera is subjected to direct contact with water.
USB Power Supply
USB power supply compatibility. Shoot while connected to the battery charger and eliminate worry about remaining battery power. A useful feature for nature photography when you need to wait patiently for the shot to happen.
Optional Vertical / Battery Grip
By using two batteries — one in the camera and the other in the grip* — the optional DMW-BGG9 doubles battery life. Exclusively designed for the LUMIX G9, it perfectly matches its rugged design, yet provides familiar controls and a comfortable grip during vertical shooting.
- Lens Mount
Micro Four Thirds
- Camera Format
Micro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor)
Actual: 21.77 Megapixel
Effective: 20.3 Megapixel
- Max Resolution
20 MP: 5184 x 3888
- Aspect Ratio
1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
- Sensor Type / Size
MOS, 17.3 x 13 mm
- File Formats
Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: AAC, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM
- Dust Reduction System
- Memory Card Type
- Image Stabilization
- Video Recording
- Video Format
3840 x 2160p at 23.98/29.97/48/59.94 fps (MP4)
1920 x 1080p at 29.97/59.94/180 fps (MP4)
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/59.94 fps (AVCHD)
1920 x 1080i at 59.94 fps (AVCHD)
- Aspect Ratio
- Video Clip Length
Up to 29 Min 59 Sec
- Audio Recording
Optional External Mic: With Video (Stereo + Mono)
- Focus Type
Auto & Manual Focus
- Focus Mode
Continuous-Servo AF (C), Flexible (AFF), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
- Autofocus Points
Contrast Detection: 225
- Viewfinder Pixel Count
- Viewfinder Eye Point
- Viewfinder Coverage
- Viewfinder Magnification
- Diopter Adjustment
-4 to +3 m
- Display Screen
3" Rear Touchscreen Swivel Touchscreen LCD (1,040,000)
- Screen Coverage
- ISO Sensitivity Auto, 200-25600 (Extended Mode: 100-25600)
- Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 60 - 1/8000 Second
Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 1 Minute in Bulb Mode
Speed: 1 - 1/32000 Second
Speed: 1/25 - 1/16000 Second in Movie Mode
- Remote Control
- Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average Metering, Multiple, Spot Metering
- Exposure Modes
Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
Metering Range: EV 0.0 - EV 18.0
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
- White Balance Modes
Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set
- Buffer/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
- Flash Modes
Forced On/Red-Eye Reduction
Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
- Built-in Flash
- Max Sync Speed
1 / 250 Second
- Flash Compensation
-3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
- Dedicated Flash System
- External Flash Connection
Hot Shoe, PC Terminal
- Self Timer
10 Seconds, 2 Seconds
- Interval Recording
1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone, 2.5mm Sub-mini (2-Ring), HDMI A (Full Size), USB 3.0, Viera Link
- Wi-Fi Capable
1 x DMW-BLF19 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1860 mAh
- Operating/Storage Temperature
14 to 104°F (-10 to 40°C)
Humidity: 10 - 80%
- Dimensions (W x H x D)
5.4 x 3.8 x 3.6" / 136.9 x 97.3 x 91.6 mm
1.27 lb / 579 g body only
- Lens Name LUMIX G VARIO 12-60mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S.
- Lens Construction 11 elements in 9 groups (3 aspherical lenses, 1 ED lens)
- Nano Surface Coating -
- 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 7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
- Maximum Aperture F3.5 (Wide) - F5.6 (Tele)
- Minimum Aperture F22
- Closest Focusing Distance 0.20m / 0.66ft (Wide), 0.25m / 0.82ft (Tele)
- Maximum magnification Approx. 0.27x / 0.54x (35mm camera equivalent)
- Diagonal Angle of View 84.05°(Wide) to 20.44°(Tele)
- Filter Size φ58mm / 2.3inch
- Max. Diameter φ66.0mm / 2.6inch
- Overall Length Approx. 71mm / 2.80inch (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount)
- Weight [g] Approx. 210g (excluding lens cap, lens rear cap and lens hood)
- Weight [oz] Approx. 7.41oz (excluding lens cap, lens rear cap and lens hood)