Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 Review

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Main Features

  • 20 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 2760k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 9 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 124 x 72 x 47 mm, 407g.
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Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 Overview

First introduced in February, 2018, Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 is a 20 MP Mirrorless with a Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

Panasonic GX9 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-GX9

Sensor resolution of Panasonic GX9 ~ 5157 x 3877 pixels.

Panasonic GX9 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 GX9 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 Panasonic GX9 2018 20MP 200 - 25600 407g 124 x 72 x 47mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX850 Panasonic GX850 2017 16MP 200 - 25600 269g 107 x 65 x 33mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Panasonic GX85 2016 16MP 200 - 25600 426g 122 x 71 x 44mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic GX8 2015 20MP 200 - 25600 487g 133 x 78 x 63mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Panasonic GX7 2013 16MP 125 - 25600 402g 123 x 71 x 55mm

Proc and Cons of Panasonic GX9

Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 with competitors in semi-pro mirrorless cameras.

Built-in Wireless
5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
Touch Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
25600 Max Native ISO
9.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
1/4000s Electronic Shutter Speed
407g Light Body
2760k dot Viewfinder Resolution
±5 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Bluetooth Connectivity
Tilting Screen
3840 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
AF Face Detection
20MP High Resolution Sensor
1240k dots Screen Resolution
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
UHS-I Memory Card Support
Timelapse Recording
49 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Focus Stacking
No Articulating Screen
Low Battery Life: 260 shots
No Environmental Sealing
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Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 has an Overall Score of 74/100 and ranked #71 out of 214 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #126 out of 1222 in all cameras.

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Physical Dimensions of Panasonic GX9

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 weighs 407g and has external dimensions of 124 x 72 x 47mm (4.88 x 2.83 x 1.85"). Considering that the average weight of Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras is 444g, Panasonic GX9 is 37 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Panasonic GX9 is less by 2mm more than the average length in Semi-Pro Mirrorless.

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Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9

Size Compared to Major Competitors

Model Weight Lumix DC-GX9 Dimensions Lumix DC-GX9
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Panasonic GX85 426 g 407 g 122 x 71 x 44 mm 124 x 72 x 47 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic GX8 487 g 407 g 133 x 78 x 63 mm 124 x 72 x 47 mm
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Panasonic G9 658 g 407 g 137 x 97 x 92 mm 124 x 72 x 47 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 Panasonic G85 505 g 407 g 128 x 89 x 74 mm 124 x 72 x 47 mm
Olympus PEN-F Olympus PEN-F 427 g 407 g 125 x 72 x 37 mm 124 x 72 x 47 mm
Sony Alpha a6500 Sony A6500 453 g 407 g 120 x 67 x 53 mm 124 x 72 x 47 mm
Sony Alpha a6300 Sony A6300 404 g 407 g 120 x 67 x 49 mm 124 x 72 x 47 mm
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Olympus E-M10 MIII 410 g 407 g 122 x 84 x 50 mm 124 x 72 x 47 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9

Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DC-GX9
Announced February, 2018
Body Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 2
Number of Lenses 103
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 1240k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 2760
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.7
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 49
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 9.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 6.00
Flash Modes Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, forced on, forced on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, forced off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
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
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Center Weighted
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Battery Life 260 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Weight 407 g
Physical Dimensions 124 x 72 x 47 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I supported)
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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