Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review

Overall Score

80

Main Features

  • 20 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3680k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 20 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 137 x 97 x 92 mm, 658g.
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Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Overview


First introduced in November, 2017, Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 is a 20 MP Mirrorless with a Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sized CMOS sensor.


Panasonic G9 comes with a 17.3 x 13 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 21.64 mm (0.84").

- Full Frame
- Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

Sensor resolution of Panasonic G9 ~ 5157 x 3877 pixels.

Panasonic G9 has Crop Factor: 2.0

The sensor has a surface area of 224.9 mm².

There are approximate 19,993,689 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Panasonic G9 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G95 Panasonic G95 2019 20MP 200 - 25600 536g 130 x 94 x 77mm
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Panasonic G9 2017 20MP 200 - 25600 658g 137 x 97 x 92mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Panasonic G7 2015 16MP 100 - 25600 410g 125 x 86 x 77mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 Panasonic G6 2013 16MP 160 - 25600 390g 122 x 85 x 71mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Panasonic G5 2012 16MP 160 - 12800 396g 120 x 83 x 71mm

Proc and Cons of Panasonic G9


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 with competitors in pro mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
Touch Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
25600 Max Native ISO
20.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
1/8000s Electronic Shutter Speed
Microphone Port
Environmental Sealing
3680k dot Viewfinder Resolution
2 Storage Slots
Flash Sync Port
Focus Bracketing
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Bluetooth Connectivity
Articulating Screen
3840 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
AF Face Detection
20MP High Resolution Sensor
1040k dots Screen Resolution
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
UHS-II Memory Card Support
Headphone Port
Timelapse Recording
225 Focus Points
5 AE Bracketing Range
Selfie Friendly Screen
Focus Stacking
Cons
No Articulating Screen
Low Battery Life: 400 shots
Weight: 658g
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 has an Overall Score of 80/100 and ranked #44 out of 214 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #67 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Panasonic G9 Scores
Imaging score
55
Features score
98
Value for money score
91
Portability score
74
Overall score
80
Average Scores in Pro Mirrorless
Imaging Score
71
Features Score
78
Value For Money Score
82
Portability Score
74
Overall score
79

Physical Dimensions of Panasonic G9


Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 weighs 658g and has external dimensions of 137 x 97 x 92mm (5.39 x 3.82 x 3.62"). Considering that the average weight of Pro Mirrorless cameras is 691g, Panasonic G9 is 33 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Panasonic G9
658g
Average weight
691g
Min weight
465g
Max weight
1320g

Thickness Comparison
Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Panasonic G9
92mm
Average Thickness
67mm
Min Thickness
37mm
Max Thickness
97mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DC-G9 Dimensions Lumix DC-G9
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 Panasonic GH5 725 g 658 g 139 x 98 x 87 mm 137 x 97 x 92 mm
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Olympus E-M1 II 574 g 658 g 134 x 91 x 67 mm 137 x 97 x 92 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 Panasonic G85 505 g 658 g 128 x 89 x 74 mm 137 x 97 x 92 mm
Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 Panasonic GX9 407 g 658 g 124 x 72 x 47 mm 137 x 97 x 92 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G95 Panasonic G95 536 g 658 g 130 x 94 x 77 mm 137 x 97 x 92 mm
Sony Alpha A7 III Sony A7 III 650 g 658 g 127 x 96 x 74 mm 137 x 97 x 92 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic GX8 487 g 658 g 133 x 78 x 63 mm 137 x 97 x 92 mm
Fujifilm X-H1 Fujifilm X-H1 673 g 658 g 140 x 97 x 86 mm 137 x 97 x 92 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DC-G9


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DC-G9
Announced November, 2017
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 2
Number of Lenses 103
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Articulated
Screen Resolution 1040k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 3680
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.83
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 225
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 20.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Four Thirds
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 17.3 x 13 mm
Sensor Area 224.9 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5184 x 3888
Max Native ISO 25600
Min Native ISO 200
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 100
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 400 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model DMW-BLF19
Physical
Weight 658 g
Physical Dimensions 137 x 97 x 92 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II supported)
Storage Slots 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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