Panasonic Lumix G9 Review 2022 (+ Resources and FAQs)

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In this post, I will share my opinion and Hands-On Review of the Panasonic Lumix G9. I will share my honest opinion on whether it is the Best Budget Value For Money Mirrorless Camera by Panasonic.

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Panasonic Lumix G9 Overview

Panasonic Lumix G9 - Product Image - Front

Panasonic Lumix G9 is a Mirrorless Camera built on Fourth Third Sensor. This sensor offers a Decent Dynamic Range and Low Light Performance.

The Overall Image Quality is Great. You will Love the Colors and Skin Tones in Photos and Videos.

G9 features a High-Res Shot Mode that allows you to take an 80-Megapixel Resolution Still Photograph.

In recent times, Panasonic has significantly improved the Autofocus and Image Stabilization System.

Talking about the video quality.

Panasonic Lumix G9 can record 4K Videos at up to 60 FPS in 8-Bit Colors. Along with that, you can also Record Full HD Videos at up to 60 FPS.

Lumix G9 offers a Decent Battery Life of about 300-400 Shots. 

Also, the Electronic Viewfinder comes with up to 120Hz Refresh Rate. You will experience little to no lag in the EVF.

Panasonic Lumix G9 features a 3.0-inch Fully Articulating Touchscreen LCD to help vloggers and streamers.

Ergonomically, G9 offers Comfort and feels like a completely practical mirrorless camera. You will love its Light Weight and Compact Design.

Many buttons on the Camera can be customized and bound to the desired function.

New users might find it difficult to operate the Camera firsthand. But, everything is sorted with time. 

One of the best things about the menu system is its many customization options.

Overall, the Panasonic Lumix G9 is one of the Best Mid Level Mirrorless Cameras.

Panasonic Lumix G9 Key Features

  • 20.3MP Digital Live MOS Sensor
  • Venus Engine Image Processor
  • UHD 4K60p Video; 80MP High-Res Shot Mode
  • 5-Axis Sensor Stabilization; Dual I.S. 2
  • 0.83x 3.68m-Dot OLED Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Free-Angle Touchscreen
  • Top Status LCD; Rear Joystick
  • Advanced DFD AF System; 6K PHOTO
  • ISO 25600 and 60 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Dual UHS-II SD Slots; Wi-Fi & Bluetooth

Panasonic Lumix G9 Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Great Ergonomics
  • Many Customizable Buttons
  • Compact Size
  • Best Image Quality
  • Long Battery Life
  • Lots of Lenses Available
  • Vibrant Video Visuals

Cons

  • Small Learning Curve
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Panasonic Lumix G9 Product Images

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Panasonic Lumix G9 Sample Images

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Hill House Beach Old By Panasonic Lumix G9
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LUMIX G VARIO 12-60/F3.5-5.6
20.0mm · ƒ/5.0 · 1/200s · ISO 100
The Labour Code Human Resource By Panasonic Lumix G9
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LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25/F1.4
25.0mm · ƒ/1.4 · 1/160s · ISO 200
Lake Brissago Dusk Blue By Panasonic Lumix G9
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LUMIX G VARIO 12-60/F3.5-5.6
25.0mm · ƒ/5.6 · 1s · ISO 100
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OLYMPUS M.60mm F2.8 Macro
60.0mm · ƒ/7.1 · 1/60s · ISO 100
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OLYMPUS M.100-400mm F5.0-6.3
400.0mm · ƒ/8.0 · 1/125s · ISO 100

Panasonic Lumix G9 Photo Quality

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Sensor 

The Panasonic Lumix G9 comes with a 20.3-Megapixels Live MOS Sensor. Even after being a Micro Four Third Sensor, it Performs Excellently.

The Dynamic Range and Depth of Field of G9 are Great. It can perform decently in low light because of its size.

The Image Quality is really Sharp and Clear for a Small Sensor. Though, you won’t be able to play too much with the Raw files.

And JPEGs processing is of excellent quality. 

Panasonic Lumix G9 has somewhat improved color science than its predecessors. So, the colors look decently close to the natural colors.

The Tiny Sensor helps it become Lightweight and makes portability easier.

Also, the Four-Thirds Sensor Size is an open standard for Freely Combining Lenses from Different Manufacturers. That gives you the freedom to choose almost any lens you want.

Processor 

Panasonic Lumix G9 is powered by Venus Engine Image Processor

While recording 4K Videos, the Camera can write up to 150Mb/s. The Camera supports two UHS-II sd card slots.

The Processor also helps Panasonic Lumix G9 achieve an 80-megapixel photograph in a High-Res Shot Mode.

The Processor also helps the sensor shift and takes 8 photos to stitch them together.

Overall, the Processor of the Panasonic Lumix G9 is Fast and Powerful enough to give you amazing Performance.

AutoFocus 

The Autofocus of Panasonic Cameras has been in doubt with their past cameras. And initially, the Lumix G9 was also criticized for the same issue.

But Panasonic released two firmware updates. After the second firmware update, the Autofocus has improved significantly.

Panasonic Lumix G9 provides you with 225 Contrast-Detection points. There are no phase-detection points, though.

You will find it easy to focus on your subject as it incorporates Body Detection Technology. So, instead of Detecting Faces and Eyes, the Camera can Detect a Body and lock it.

Though, you might face some issues if the subject is rapidly moving. 

The Autofocus of Lumix G9 works Decently in low light. You get Fast and Decent Accuracy in Low Light.

But, you still need to know the recommended settings by the Panasonic to get the best out of the Camera’s Autofocus.

Overall, the Autofocus of the Panasonic Lumix G9 works excellently for photographs and works decently for videos.

Image Stabilization

Panasonic Cameras are known for their Leading Image Stabilization System. And Lumix G9 is one of them.

Panasonic Lumix G9 offers a 5-Axis IBIS that works excellently in every situation. It can help with your shaky hands while shooting.

Although there is a Small Crop on the video while Using Stabilization, it somehow looks pretty good.

The Stabilization works across all the resolutions and frame rates available in the Camera.

The slow-motion videos are very smooth too.

For me, the Image Stabilization of the Lumix G9 is Great and Accurate.

Shooting Speed

Pansonic Lumix G9 has a shooting speed of 9 FPS at 20.3 Megapixel. You can also choose from speeds like 12, 20 or 60 at 20.3 MP, 30 FPS at 18 MP, and 60 FPS at 8 MP.

With so many options, there are two limitations – Buffer-Size, and Autofocus. You only get about Fifty Frames Raw with 60 FPS or Sixty Frames Raw with 12 FPS.

Even though G9 clears the Buffer Quite rapidly, you might have to wait for a second or two for another session.

You can Easily Capture Birds, Flights, and Sports Activities with such speed and buffer size. The Autofocus of this Camera also affects the Shooting Speed.

Panasonic says that Single AF is geared toward the subject moving perpendicular to the Camera and not towards the Camera.

I think that the shooting speed of the Panasonic Lumix G9 is fairly fast for most use-case scenarios.

Exposure

Panasonic Lumix G9 can Handle Exposure Really Well. But because of its Small Sensor Size, the Camera lacks a Good Dynamic Range.

You get an ISO range of 200 to 25600 that can be extended up to 100 to 25600 for photos. For Videos, you only have an ISO Range of 200 to 12800 that can be extended to ISO 100 to 12800.

The Processor does its best to reduce the noise. Also, because of its Decent Dynamic Range, you can not pull the Raw Files too much.

And the Dynamic Range also affects its Low Light Performance, but the Processor handles that well.

I think that the exposure handing of the Panasonic Lumix G9 is excellent within its range. The Image Quality is Clear and Crisp.

Panasonic Lumix G9 Video Quality

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4K Video

Panasonic Lumix G9 can Record 4K Videos at up to 60 FPS in 8-bit colors. You will not experience Overheating Issues while extensively recording 4K.

The Lumix G9’s Autofocus has Improved Significantly over time. The Camera pans smoothly between two Autofocus Points and is Responsive and Accurate.

And the 4k Low-Light Performance has also been improved. You will be impressed by the Video Quality Despite the Camera having a Fourth-Third Sensor.

Since it has a Small Sensor, I recommend you avoid using Higher ISOs. The Stabilization System helps in Recording Smooth Videos.

Lumix G9 inherits many features from Lumix GH5 but lacks certain video features like Shutter Angle.

After the Recent Firmware Update, you can record 4K in 4:2:2.

Full HD Videos 

Panasonic Lumix G9 can record Full HD Videos at up to 60 FPS. It can also record Slow-Motion Videos at up to 180 FPS.

With any Frame Rate, you can Play Back the video in both Slow or Fast Motion. The Autofocus in Full HD Videos Works Fast and Accurate.

The Low-Light Performance of the Lumix G9 is also Very Decent. Also, the Stabilization works Excellently in Full HD Video Mode.

If you want to use 60 FPS, you Either Record in MP4 or AVCHD Format. But 180 FPS and 30 FPS are only available in MP4 Format.

You can use 24 FPS in AVCHD Format, which can be a problem for Editing Software to read. So, you have to be ready for extra post-production work when working with Full HD 23.98p.

Vlogging 

Panasonic Lumix G9 is one of the Best Vlogging Cameras. It is pocket friendly and records one of the Best Video Quality.

Let me Start with the Ergonomics and Ease of Use. Lumix G9 has a Magnesium Alloy Body with Weather Sealing.

The Camera is Compact and Lightweight, which helps in Easy Portability. But more importantly, it is easy to hold it Single-Handedly.

Lumix G9 comes with an Articulating Screen that makes Vlogging Easier. The Menu System on this Camera is easy to learn. You will get used to it in 2-3 days.

You will find the buttons’ layout easy with lots of customization. 

G9 allows you to Take 4K and Full HD Videos with great Clarity and Colors. And the IBIS also cuts down the need for a Gimbal.

Audio

Pansonic Lumix G9 comes with Decent Audio Quality. The Camera handles Windy and Noisy Situations decently.

But, You get limited features for Audio Recording. You will get the audio output in LPMC format while recording in MOV Format.

Also, You will get the AAC Output while recording in MP4 Format.

I recommend buying an External Mic if you want more control over your Audio. Because the in-camera mic can only provide you fixed options from -12 dB to +6 dB.

Panasonic Lumix G9 Features

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Weight & Portability 

Panasonic Lumix G9 is a Compact and Lightweight Mirrorless Camera. The Sleek Design of the Camera helps in Easy Portability.

G9 weighs only 579 Grams Without a Battery and SD Card. With this Lightweight, you can shoot for a longer period without hurting your hands.

The Lightweight makes your backpack light and easy for portability.

You should take a Battery Grip, Extra Batteries, and a charger if you plan to take videos on your trip.

Build Quality 

The Panasonic Lumix G9 is built with Magnesium Alloy and Polycarbonate Body. The moment you hold the Camera, it feels strong.

You can easily take Lumix G9 in rough weather conditions. It comes with a weather-sealed body that is known for its Durability. 

The overall quality of the Dials and the Buttons are also very Reliable. 

Ergonomics & Comfort 

Panasonic ergonomics is one of the Best in the Market. The camera grip is pretty deep. You will have to keep a tight grip to hold the Camera perfectly.

Lumix G9 has Four Dials, a Joystick, and a Few Buttons. You get a Top Status Screen on this Camera to quickly check your settings.

Panasonic Lumix G9 is one of the Most Customizable Cameras on the Market. You can adjust all the settings as to your own needs.

The Ergonomics of the Panasonic Lumix G9 is great and make the Camera comfortable to hold.

Menu System

The Panasonic Lumix G9’s Menu System is Decent. Although, I feel that Panasonic can improve its Menu System.

To be honest, Panasonic’s Menu System is easy for beginners to learn. But Because the Camera offers so much customization, it can be a task for a few people.

The quick Menu on this Camera is also very easy to set up and edit. You can just drag in and drag out the functions you need or don’t need.

Overall, the Menu System of Panasonic is well organized and provides many Customization Options.

Viewfinder 

Panasonic Lumix G9 has a Large Electronic Viewfinder with a 3.6 Million Dot Resolution. This Best in Class Viewfinder gives you 0.83x Magnification.

Lumix G9’s Viewfinder has a Refresh Rate of 60 FPS to 120 FPS. 

The EVF can show more information over and about your composition than an Optical Viewfinder.

EVF of the Panasonic Lumix G9 allows you to see the Waveform, Vector Form, and the Usual Histogram Directly in EVF.

Though, You Might Experience Some Lag in your EVF in Low Light. You can overcome that lag by turning off the “Constant Preview.”

Overall, the EVF of the Panasonic Lumix G9 works excellently in every situation.

Screen

Panasonic Lumix G9 offers you a 3.0-inch Fully Articulating Touchscreen. The Screen Resolution is only 1.04-Million Dot.

That being said, the Screen stays Bright and Clear in every condition. You can use the touch to Navigate through the Menu.

The Screen has many Shortcut Buttons that you can customize as per your need.

You customize a Function Button to Cycle Between the Minima, Informed, and Overly Informed Screens.

With Flip Screen, you can use the Lumix G9 for Vlogging and Recording Yourself with Live View.

The Camera also Features a Top Screen for Status Viewing. 

Overall, Panasonic Lumix G9 has a very top-notch display screen. Vloggers and YouTubers will love the overall experience. 

Battery Life 

Panasonic Lumix G9 comes with an 1860 mAh DMW-BLF19 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery. You can shoot approximately 360 to 400 shots in one full charge.

The Battery Grip will Extend the Battery Life to Twice the Duration with a Second Battery.

But the real convenience comes with its charging options.

You get a Dedicated USB Charger with this Camera. And you can also Charge the Battery when it is inside the Camera.

The “Power Save LVF” mode in the Panasonic Lumix G9 can increase the battery life to about 800+ shots.

Overall, the Panasonic Lumix G9 has a Decent Battery Life.

Connectivity

In terms of connectivity, the Pansonic Lumix G9 offers you Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. You can use the Camera with the Panasonic Image App remotely via your phone.

The Camera does not offer you any GPS Tagging ability, but you can access that in the Image App via your phone.

The speed of the Wi-Fi is Decent, but it Consumes a lot of battery power.

Overall, the Panasonic Lumix G9 offers modern connectivity options. But the UI of the Panasonic App needs Improvement.

Panasonic Lumix G9 Alternatives

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Canon EOS R

Canon EOS R - Product Image - Front

Canon EOS R is a Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera. It comes with a 30.3-megapixels CMOS Sensor that works with DIGIC 8 Image Processor.

The Image Quality of EOS R is Excellent. Its excellent noise reduction and wide dynamic range contribute to the value.

The Low Light Performance of the Canon EOS R is also Excellent.

You can Record 4K Videos at up to 30 FPS with 14-bit Color Depth. You can also record Full HD videos at up to 60 FPS.

The Canon EOS R has a Fast and Accurate Autofocus System with 5655 phase-detection points. 

EOS R does not have IBIS. Though, you get Digital Stabilization for Video Only.

You get a 3.15-inch Articulating Touchscreen LCD to easily take photos at difficult angles.

Overall, Canon EOS R is a Mirrorless Camera with Excellent Image Quality and Low-Light Performance.

Canon EOS R7

Canon EOS R7 - Product Images - Front

Canon EOS R7 is a Mirrorless Camera with a 32.5-megapixel APS-C CMOS Sensor. DIGIC X Image Processor can produce great image quality with noise reduction.

The sensor will help you get excellent Low-Light Performance. You can Record 4K Videos at up to 60 FPS and Full HD Videos up to 120 FPS.

R7 features a very fast and accurate autofocus system. You get about 651 phase-detection points.

You get a 3.0-inch Fully Articulating Touchscreen LCD for convenient shooting.

Nikon Z6 II

Nikon Z6 II - Product Image - Front

Nikon Z6 II is a Mirrorless Camera with a 24.5-megapixel FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor. It delivers excellent image quality with noise reduction and low-light Performance.

All thanks to its Dual EXPEED 6 image processors.

With such power, you can record 4K Videos at up to 30 FPS in 8-bit with N-Log. You can stretch the Log videos because of their excellent dynamic range.

You can also record Full HD videos at up to 120 FPS with 8-Bit Colors. 

Nikon Z6 II offers one of the Best Autofocus Systems with 273 Phase-Detection Points. And the IBIS helps you take smoother slow-motion and 4K videos.

Nikon provides you with a 3.2-Inch Tilting Touchscreen LCD.

Overall the Nikon Z6 II is a Versatile and Value For Money Mirrorless Camera.

Sony a7 III 

Sony A7III

Sony A7 III has a Full-Frame Sensor and a BIONZ X Image Processor with Front-End LSI.

You get a 23-Megapixel Sensor that provides excellent Low-Light Performance and Sharp Images.

The BIONZ X Image Processor combined with the Front-End LSI speeds up the processing and noise reduction ability.

Sony A7 III can record 4K Videos at up to 30 FPS and Full HD Videos at up to 120 FPS. The Autofocus System works Fast in Every Condition.

You can use about 693 Phase-Detection Points and 425 Contrast-Detection Points to keep your Focus on the subject.

The Camera has a Decent Dynamic Range that delivers excellent image quality. Also, you can use its 3.0-inch Tilting Touchscreen LCD to take Shots from Difficult Angles.

These features make the Sony A7 III a Decently Versatile Camera with great 4K and Slow-motion Video quality.

FUJIFILM X-T4

FUJIFILM X-T4 - Product Image - Front

Fujifilm X-T4 is a Mid-Range Mirrorless Camera. It features a 26.1-Megapixels APS-C X-Trans BSI CMOS 4 Sensor.

X-Trans is a Sensor developed by Fujifilm. It uses an APS-C Format with BSI CMOS 4 Technology.

The X-Processor 4 Image Processor helps in delivering the Best Image quality. This combination of Sensor and Processor allows you to click Excellent Photos even in Low Light.

You can also Record 4K Videos at up to 60 FPS. Also, the Full HD Videos are up to 120 FPS in 10-bit colors.

The Autofocus always keeps the subject in Focus with the help of about 425 phase-detection points.

You will Love 5-Axis IBIS to record smooth slow-motion videos. 

Fujifilm X-T4 is a Versatile Mirrorless Camera with 4K, Fast Shutter Speeds, and a Decent Dynamic Range.

FUJIFILM X-T3 

FUJIFILM X-T3 - Product Image - Front

Fujifilm X-T3 is a Mirrorless Camera with a 26.1-Megapixel APS-C X-Trans BSI CMOS Sensor.

X-T3 gets its Processing Power from X-Processor 4 with Quad CPU.

The Camera’s Image Quality is Excellent, and you will love the Low-Light Performance.

You can record 4K Videos at up to 60 FPS with 10-bit or 8-bit colors.

Despite a Quad CPU, the Autofocus of the Fujifilm X-T3 is a bit slow. You will notice it when you will use its 225 phase-detection points.

You can take the help of the 5-Axis IBIS for smooth video capture. The Fujifilm X-T3 comes with a 3.0-inch Tilting Touchscreen Monitor.

Although you can not take selfies, you can easily take photos from difficult angles.

Overall, X-T3 is one of the Best Pocket Friendly and Value For Money Mirrorless Cameras.

Nikon Z6

Nikon Z6 - Product Image - Front

The Nikon Z6 is a Mirrorless Camera with a Full-Frame Sensor. It comes with a 24.5-Megapixel Resolution Sensor that works with EXPEED 6 Image Processor.

Z6 has Decent Dynamic Range to produce Excellent Low-Light Images. 

You can Record 4K Videos at up to 30 FPS. And, You can also Record Full HD Videos at up to 120 FPS.

You get 273 Phase-Detection AutoFocus Points to Track your Subject Efficiently. Also, The 5-Axis IBIS helps in recording Smooth Videos.

You also get a 3.2-inch Tilting Touchscreen LCD and a Top Status Display for a Quick View of your Settings.

Overall, Nikon Z6 is a Great Mirrorless Camera with Great Features. 

Canon EOS M6 Mark II

Canon EOS M6 Mark II - Product Image - Front

Canon EOS M6 Mark II is a Mirrorless Camera with a 32.5-Megapixel Resolution APS-C CMOS Sensor.

You get power from a DIGIC 8 Image Processor that delivers Excellent Noise Reduction. Its Wide Dynamic Range delivers Excellent Low-Light Performance.

You can Record 4K Videos at up to 30 FPS and Full HD Videos at up to 120 FPS.

Canon provides about 5481 Autofocus Points to stay focused on the subject and track it gracefully. You rarely lose your Focus in Continuous Shooting Mode.

But the Canon EOS M6 Mark II does not have IBIS. It only has a Digital Stabilization Mode in Video Only.

You also get a 3.0-inch 180-Degree Tilting Touchscreen LCD that you can use for selfies and vlogs.

Overall, Canon EOS M6 Mark II is a Versatile Mirrorless Camera with Decent IBIS and 4K Videos.

Panasonic Lumix GH5

Panasonic Lumix GH5

Panasonic Lumix GH5 is a Mirrorless Camera. It comes with a 20.3-Megapixel Resolution Live MOS Full-Frame Sensor. 

It Executes Fast Processing with its Venus Engine Image Processor. But it lacks a Good Dynamic Range.

You can record Great 4K Videos at up to 60 FPS in 10-bit and 8-bit Colors. And you can also Record Full HD Videos at up to 180 FPS in 8-bit colors.

The Camera’s Autofocus is a little tricky until you get used to it. You get pro-level IBIS in this Camera. 

You also get a 3.2-inch articulating touchscreen LCD to play with every angle you want.

Panasonic Lumix G9 Specs

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Imaging Specs

FeaturesDescription
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Sensor ResolutionActual: 21.77 Megapixel
Effective: 20.3 Megapixel (5184 x 3888)
Sensor Type17.3 x 13 mm (Four Thirds) MOS
Crop Factor2x
Image StabilizationSensor-Shift, 5-Axis
Built-In ND FilterNone
Capture TypeStills & Video

Exposure Specs

FeaturesDescription
Shutter TypeMechanical Focal Plane Shutter, Electronic Shutter
Shutter SpeedElectronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/8000 to 60 Seconds
Up to 30 Minutes in Bulb Mode
Electronic Shutter
1/32000 to 1 Second
1/16000 to 1/25 Second in Movie Mode
Bulb/Time ModeBulb Mode
ISO SensitivityPhoto
200 to 25,600 in Auto Mode (Extended: 100 to 25,600)
Video
200 to 12,800 in Auto Mode (Extended: 100 to 12,800)
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Multiple, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Metering Range0 to 18 EV
White BalancePresets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set
Continuous ShootingUp 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
Interval RecordingYes
Self-Timer2/10-Second Delay

Still Image Specs

FeaturesDescription
Image Sizes4:3 Raw
5184 x 3888
4:3 JPEG
5184 x 3888
3712 x 2784
2624 x 1968
3:2 JPEG
5184 x 3456
3712 x 2480
2624 x 1752
16:9 JPEG
5184 x 2920
3840 x 2160
1920 x 1080
1:1 JPEG
3888 x 3888
2784 x 2784
1968 x 1968
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw

Video Recording Specs

FeaturesDescription
Recording ModesMP4 4:2:0 8-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 59.94p [150 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/29.97p/59.94p [100 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 59.94p [28 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 29.97p/179.82p [20 Mb/s]
AVCHD
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 59.94p [28 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 59.94i [17 to 24 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p [24 Mb/s]
Recording LimitUp to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds
Video SystemNTSC
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio RecordingMOV: LPCM Audio
MP4: AAC Audio

Interface Specs

FeaturesDescription
Media/Memory Card SlotDual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video I/O1 x HDMI Output
Audio I/O1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Other I/O1 x USB Micro-B (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
1 x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini Control Input
Power I/O1 x USB Micro-B Input/Output
WirelessBluetooth, Wi-Fi
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)None

Monitor Specs

FeaturesDescription
Size3.0″
Resolution1,040,000 Dot
Display TypeArticulating Touchscreen LCD
Secondary DisplayTop: Status Display

Viewfinder Specs

FeaturesDescription
TypeBuilt-In Electronic
Resolution3,680,000 Dot
Eye Point21 mm
Coverage100%
MagnificationApprox. 0.83x
Diopter Adjustment-4 to +3

Focus Specs

FeaturesDescription
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeContinuous-Servo AF, Flexible, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus PointsContrast Detection: 225
Autofocus Sensitivity-4 to +18 EV

Flash Specs

FeaturesDescription
Built-In FlashNo
Flash ModesAuto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-Eye Reduction, Off, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Maximum Sync Speed1/250 Second
Flash Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash SystemTTL
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe, PC Terminal

Environmental Specs

FeaturesDescription
Operating Temperature14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
Operating Humidity10 to 80%

General Specs

FeaturesDescription
Battery Type1 x DMW-BLF19 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1860 mAh
Tripod Mounting Thread1 x 1/4″-20 Female (Bottom)
Accessory Mount1 x Hot Shoe Mount
Material of ConstructionMagnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.4 x 3.8 x 3.6″ / 136.9 x 97.3 x 91.6 mm
Weight1.27 lb / 579 g (Body Only)

Panasonic Lumix G9 FAQs

When was Panasonic G9 Released?

Panasonic G9 was released in December 2017.

Is Lumix G9 a Pro Camera?

Lumix G9 is a Mid-Range Mirrorless Camera that comes with tones of Premium Features like Customization, 4K Videos at 60 FPS, etc. It is right to say that G9 falls under the category of Pro Cameras.

Is Panasonic G9 Good for Photography?

Yes, Panasonic G9 is one of the Best Cameras for Photography. It comes with tons of great features that helps in gettings the Best Image Quality. G9 is the Best for Still Photography. If you are thinking of shooting dynamic scenes, the camera might not be a good choice.

Does Lumix G9 Shoot 4K?

Yes, Lumix G9 can shoot 4K Videos at up to 60 FPS in 8-Bit Colors.

Is Lumix G9 Full-Frame?

No, Lumix G9 is a Micro Four Thirds Camera.

Does Lumix G9 have Bluetooth?

Yes, Lumix G9 comes with Bluetooth 4.2.

Does the Lumix G9 have a Built-In Flash?

No, Lumix G9 does not has Built-In Flash.

Does Panasonic G9 have a Headphone Jack?

Yes, Panasonic G9 comes with both a 3.5mm Headphone Jack and 3.5mm Microphone Jack.

How Heavy is Lumix G9?

Lumix G9 weighs 658 grams.

Does Lumix G9 have a Recording Limit?

Yes, Lumix G9 comes with a Recording Limit of 29 Minutes and 59 Seconds.

Can the G9 Record 10-Bits?

Panasonic Lumix G9 can record 4K Videos at 30p/25p 4:2:2 10-bit internally.

Panasonic Lumix G9 Conclusion

Should you buy the Panasonic Lumix G9 in 2022? The Short and Simple Answer is Yes.

If you want a camera with high shooting speed and 4K Videos, but you don’t care too much about low-light, then G9 can be a great option.

You get high Shooting Speeds, 4K Video Recording, Excellent IBIS, and Slow-Motion Recording with the Lumix G9. But you might have to adjust with Low Dynamic Range and Short Buffer Size.

Pansonic Lumix G9 is one of the Best Cameras for Still Shooting. It serves your purpose.

For YouTubers, G9 is a no-brainer deal.

Overall, Panasonic Lumix G9 is a Mirrorless Camera loaded with features that cover a wide user base.

Check Out Our Camera Buying Guide and Photography Gear Buying Guide for Better Understanding.

Pros
  • Great Ergonomics
  • Many Customizable Buttons
  • Compact Size
  • Best Image Quality
  • Long Battery Life
  • Lots of Lenses Available
  • Vibrant Video Visuals
Cons
  • Small Learning Curve
Review Overview
Ergonomic
Picture Quality
Auto Focus
Light Weight
Touch Screen
Value For Money
SUMMARY

Panasonic Lumix G9 is one of the Best Value For Money Mirrorless Camera By Panasonic. It comes with a 20.3MP Live MOS Sensor that works with Venus Engine Image Processor. 

Lumix G9 comes with a lot of Premium Features and Technologies that make it a Value For Money Camera. 

If you are someone looking for an all-in-one Mirrorless Camera, then Panasonic G9 is the one for you.

You get a Fast And Accurate AutoFocus and Image Stabilization System. It can also record 4K Videos at up to 60 FPS along with the 80MP High-Res Shot Mode. 

G9 also gets a 3-inches Free Angle Touch Screen that is a no-brainer deal for YouTubers. 

Overall, Panasonic Lumix G9 is a Fun to use Camera that exhibits great Performance and Image Quality. 

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