Boasting the highest image quality that LUMIX has ever
offered, the LUMIX G9 keeps it real — and then some! At
every ambient light level, the 20.3-megapixel Digital Live
MOS sensor without low pass filter delivers intensely
sharp image quality with an extremely wide dynamic
This camera offers incredible speed, operability, reliability,
and durability — all concentrated in a compact body.
When nature offers only a split second to get the perfect
shot, the LUMIX G9 is the ideal partner. Designed with
ultimate mobility, this is one camera you truly deserve to
Venus Engine Beauty
The marriage of an advanced Digital Live MOS sensor
with the beautiful Venus Engine reproduces extraordinary
color detail and natural texture expression.
Multipixel Luminance Generation and Intelligent Detail
Processing render intense brightness and contrast. The
Three-Dimensional Color Control zings with rich colors
from dark to bright shades and high-precision Multi
Process NR makes your images pop even at high ISO
Got the Shakes?
Eliminate Blur at Any Setting
It's difficult to handhold a camera at the best of times but don't fret, with the 5-axis Dual I.S.
2 (Image Stabilizer)* intelligent compensation comes to your aid. This is the equivalent to
6.5 doublings of exposure duration meaning you can use a 6.5-stop slower shutter speed
up to tele-end. The LUMIX G9 eliminates shake in both body and lens even at the telephoto
setting**. It also works in both photo and video recording, including 4K video.
The astonishing power of the 5-axis Body I.S. with 6.5-stop compensation power*** corrects
shake for all lenses, even those not equipped with O.I.S.
* 5-axis Dual I.S. 2 works when attaching the lens that are compatible with it. Firmware update of the lens is
also required. ** Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=140mm (35mm film
camera equivalent f=280mm), when H-FS14140 is used.] *** Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch
direction: focusing distance f=60mm (35mm film camera equivalent f=120mm), when H-ES12060 is used.]
Surprisingly Detailed 80MP RAW Recording
High Resolution mode is capable of 80-megapixel RAW recording.
After shooting the 20.3-megapixel sensor 8 times, a single image is created.
This professional function is widely used for producing exhibits.
Smooth Quality Video
The LUMIX G9 takes outstanding shooting performance to another level with
high-precision, silky smooth 4K 60p/50p (QFHD 4K: 3840 x 2160 / MP4) video recording.
What's more, the high-speed video lets you record videos with dramatic slow motion in 4K
(60 fps max. 2x slower*) or Full HD (180 fps max. 6x slower*) quality.
* 30p playback.
Ultra-fast Autofocus and
Panasonic's innovative DFD (Depth From Defocus)
technology is constantly evolving and it's just got even
better. DFD allows the LUMIX G9 to calculate focal lens
movement by comparing depth of field values of two
images at incredibly high speed. By combining the AF
drive with a maximum read speed of 480 fps, the LUMIX
G9 can achieve the industry's fastest level Autofocus in up
to 0.04 seconds* and the world’s fastest 20 fps burst
shooting with AFC** (*** 60 fps burst shooting with AFS).
* In 1-Area AF, at wide-end with H-ES12060 (CIPA) in LVF120 fps
** For a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera as of 8
Never Miss A Shot with
Shoot with extended burst, then choose and extract the
exact frames you want to keep. The 6K PHOTO* mode at
30 fps allows you to capture the perfect moments at a
stunning approx. 18-megapixel high-resolution. The
ultra-high-speed 4K PHOTO mode at 60 fps freezes even
faster motion which is simply not possible in conventional
cameras. The LUMIX G9 truly does make moments
* 6K PHOTO is a high speed burst shooting function that cuts a still
image out of a 4:3 or 3:2 video footage with approx.18-megapixel
(approx. 6000 x 3000 effective pixel count) that the 6K image
With more customized AF settings, it is now possible to adjust AF directionality depending
on the shooting scene.
AF Zone Selectable
The focus area group size and position can be customized for Multi AF / Custom Multi
The Largest-Level 0.83x OLED LVF
in Mirrorless Camera
A super high-resolution 3,680k-dot OLED LVF (Live View Finder) brings gorgeous visibility
and makes for perfect framing even under direct sunlight. The highest-level 0.83x
magnification in mirrorless camera category (35mm camera equivalent) makes it easy to
see image detail, your settings and icons, and, the long eye point distance of 21mm is
excellent for people who wear spectacles. Best of all, the OLED LVF ensures your pictures
match up to exactly how you intended them.
Improved Focus Detect &
A Joystick Controller is now found on the back of the
LUMIX G9 just below the AF/AE lock button. You can use
this to smoothly and intuitively select focus blocks inside
the focusing area overlay.
The focus detect area is massively increased from 49
(conventional LUMIX G cameras) to 225 points for more
Custom Multi AF
The Custom Multi AF mode allows you to freely select an
array of blocks inside the 225 focusing area.
The viewfinder coverage can be switched to 0.7x, 0.77X,
or 0.83x depending on the scene (35mm camera
equivalent). Switching is done with the V.MODE button.
When shooting dark scenes like starry skies, this mode
suppresses the stimulation of the eyes that are
accustomed to the dark. The LVF and rear monitor can be
AF Point Scope
Enlarges the subject temporarily by 3x to 10x for
confirmation of the focusing position.
Large Status LCD
A status LCD that lets you instantly confirm the settings is provided for the first time on a
LUMIX camera. Convenient for shooting with frequent settings adjustments, and for simply
framing with the viewfinder and rear monitor. Also handy for scenes such as nighttime
shots, when the light of the rear monitor bothers you.
Fn Lever — For Customizing Fine Settings
Smart operation with the thumb of the left hand. The Fn Lever lets you switch to pin-point settings.
Great for instantly changing from RAW to JPEG, or shooting while switching between color and monochrome. Let's you customize fine settings for your own exclusive use.
Bluetooth 4.2 & Wi-Fi® 5GHz
— A Pleasant Remote Control
The Bluetooth 4.2 (Low Energy) enables shutter release and video record Start / Stop
without physically touching the camera.
It also enables full-time connection between camera and smartphone with low energy
consumption. After shooting, it automatically switches to Wi-Fi connection, transferring data
to your smartphone. The Wi-Fi 5GHz (IEEE802.11ac) makes the transfers incredibly fast.
You can use Panasonic's LUMIX Image App for Android / iOS to control shutter and other
・The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Logo is a certification mark of Wi-Fi Alliance®.
・The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use
of such marks by Panasonic Corporation is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of
their respective owners.
The LUMIX G9 is built like a tank to withstand even heavy
use out in the field. 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 armour frame makes the
body lightweight yet durable while bringing ruggedness to
the compact size. This camera can go everywhere you
・Splash Proof is a term used to describe an extra level of protection
this camera offers 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
for Extended Shooting
USB power supply compatibility. Since you can shoot
while connected to the battery charger, you don't need to
worry about the remaining battery power and you can
concentrate fully on shooting. An essential function for
nature shooting where you need to wait patiently for the
shot to happen.
Never Miss A Recording —
Dual SD Card Slot
The LUMIX G9 is equipped with dual SD card slot for
larger capacity recording and efficient file arrangement.
The dual SD card slots allow you to record in relay,
backup, and simultaneous modes. Relay allows you to
swap a full card out for an empty card so you can record
virtually endlessly. The backup mode allows you to record
continuously on one card, while you start and stop
recording on the other card. Simultaneous record
duplicates your recording on both cards.
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 but when used with fast
aperture lenses - even outdoors — it gives impressive
* Panasonic LUMIX in-house examination.
DMW-BGG9 Battery Grip
By using two batteries — one in the camera and the other
in the grip* — the DMW-BGG9 doubles the battery life for
extended shooting. It also makes gripping more
comfortable even in vertical angle shooting. Exclusively
designed for the LUMIX G9, the DMW-BGG9 perfectly
matches the camera, boasting splash/dust/freeze-proof
rugged design with a Joystick Controller.
* A battery pack is not included in the DMW-BGG9.
Splash Proof is a term used to describe an extra level of protection
this battery grip offers against exposure to a minimal amount of
moisture, water or dust. Splash Proof does not guarantee that
damage will not occur if this battery grip is subjected to direct contact