Sony A7R IV with Panasonic G9 Comparison

Sony A7R IV and Panasonic G9 Main Features

  • July, 2019
  • November, 2017
  • 61 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 20 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 32000 ISO
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 5760k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 3680k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 10.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 20.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 129 x 96 x 78 mm, 665g.
  • 137 x 97 x 92 mm, 658g.
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Sony A7R IV Scores


Imaging score
95
Features score
92
Value for money score
89
Portability score
76
Overall score
98

Panasonic G9 Scores


Imaging score
55
Features score
98
Value for money score
91
Portability score
74
Overall score
80

Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 with Sony Alpha A7R IV Overview


Let's compare Sony Alpha A7R IV with Panasonic Lumix DC-G9. These models are included in the Pro Mirrorless cameras. Sony A7R IV was released in 2019, and Panasonic G9 in 2017. Alpha A7R IV is newer, which is a plus. Lumix DC-G9 2 years older. However 2 years, the difference is not so bad.
The sensor resolution of Alpha A7R IV is greater than that of Lumix DC-G9. The difference of 41 MP is quite a lot. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
At the second camera (Lumix DC-G9), the minimum ISO value is lower, which gives more opportunities for shooting in daylight. A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. At Sony A7R IV, the maximum ISO is greater by 6400. Both cameras have 5-axis Sensor-shift image stabilization. Both cameras feature a 3-inch tilting screen.
Both cameras have a electronic viewfinder. Viewfinder Alpha A7R IV has a higher resolution of 5760k dots, Lumix DC-G9 has a resolution of 3680k dots. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Sony Alpha A7R IV has 20.0 fps continuous shooting. Sony Alpha A7R IV has 20.0 fps continuous shooting.

General Alpha A7R IV Lumix DC-G9
Brand Sony Panasonic
Model Alpha A7R IV Lumix DC-G9
Announced July, 2019 November, 2017
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Sony E Micro Four Thirds
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1 2
Number of Lenses 116 103
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3" 3"
Screen Type Tilting Articulated
Screen Resolution 1440k pixels 1040k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 5760
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.78 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 567 225
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps 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 no built-in flash
Flash Modes Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction, Wireless, Hi-speed sync. 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 ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame Four Thirds
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor Dimensions mm 17.3 x 13 mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm² 224.9 mm²
Sensor Resolution 61 MP 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 9504 x 6336 5184 x 3888
Max Native ISO 32000 25600
Min Native ISO 100 200
Max Boosted ISO 102800 0
Min Boosted ISO 50 100
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, XAVC S, H.264 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 None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 3.1 Gen 1(5 GBit/sec) USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 670 shots 400 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FZ100 DMW-BLF19
Physical
Weight 665 g 658 g
Physical Dimensions 129 x 96 x 78 mm 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 (UHS-II compatible) Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II supported)
Storage Slots 2 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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