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Photo of LUMIX Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera DC-GX9K

LUMIX Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera DC-GX9K

TYPE Type Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera
Recording media SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Recording media (Compatible with UHS-I UHS Speed Class 3 standard SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards)
Image sensor size 17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds mount
IMAGE SENSOR Type Live MOS Sensor
Total pixels 21.77 Megapixels
Camera effective pixels 20.30 Megapixels
Color filter Primary color filter
Dust reduction system Supersonic wave filter
IMAGE STABILIZATION SYSTEM Image sensor shift type (5-axis / 4-stop*), Dual I.S. compatible
IMAGE STABILIZATION SYSTEM *Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=60mm (35mm camera equivalent f=120mm), when H-FS12060 is used.]
RECORDING SYSTEM Recording file format Still image JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.31), RAW
4K PHOTO MP4
Motion picture AVCHD Progressive, AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Audio 2ch)
Motion picture MP4: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Audio format: AAC (2ch)
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
Image quality RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard
Color Space sRGB, AdobeRGB
File size(Pixels) -Still Image 4:3 5184x3888(L) / 3712x2784(M) / 2624x1968(S) / 3328x2496(4K PHOTO)
3:2 5184x3456(L) / 3712x2480(M) / 2624x1752(S) / 3504x2336(4K PHOTO)
16:9 5184x2920(L) / 3840x2160(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 3840x2160(4K PHOTO)
1:1 3888x3888(L) / 2784x2784(M) / 1968x1968(S) / 2880x2880(4K PHOTO)
File size (Pixels) -Motion picture** MP4**[4K] 3840x2160 4K/30p: 100Mbps
MP4**[4K] 3840x2160 4K/25p: 100Mbps
MP4**[4K] 3840x2160 4K/24p: 100Mbps
MP4**[Full HD] 1920x1080 FHD/60p: 28Mbps
MP4**[Full HD] 1920x1080 FHD/50p: 28Mbps
MP4**[Full HD] 1920x1080 FHD/30p: 20Mbps
MP4**[Full HD] 1920x1080 FHD/25p: 20Mbps
MP4**[HD] 1280x720 HD/30p: 10Mbps
MP4**[HD] 1280x720 HD/25p: 10Mbps
AVCHD**[Full HD] 1920x1080 FHD/50p: 28Mbps, 50p recording
AVCHD**[Full HD] 1920x1080 FHD/50i: 17Mbps, 50i recording
AVCHD**[Full HD] 1920x1080 FHD/25p: 24Mbps, 50i recording (sensor output is 25fps)
AVCHD**[Full HD] 1920x1080 FHD/24p: 24Mbps, 24p recording
Continuous recordable time (Motion picture)** AVCHD [FHD/50p]
Continuous recordable time (Motion picture)** Approx. 90 min (rear monitor), 80 min (LVF) with H-FS12032 / H-H020A
Continuous recordable time (Motion picture)** AVCHD [FHD/50i]
Continuous recordable time (Motion picture)** Approx. 90 min (rear monitor), 80 min (LVF) with H-FS12032 / H-H020A
Continuous recordable time (Motion picture)** MP4 [4K/30p, 4K/25p]
Continuous recordable time (Motion picture)** Approx. 70 min (rear monitor), 70 min (LVF) with H-FS12032
Continuous recordable time (Motion picture)** Approx. 80 min (rear monitor), 70 min (LVF) with H-H020A
Actual recordable time (Motion picture)** AVCHD [FHD/50p]
Actual recordable time (Motion picture)** Approx. 45 min (rear monitor), 40 min (LVF) with H-FS12032 / H-H020A
Actual recordable time (Motion picture)** AVCHD [FHD/50i]
Actual recordable time (Motion picture)** Approx. 45 min (rear monitor), 40 min (LVF) with H-FS12032 / H-H020A
Actual recordable time (Motion picture)** MP4 [4K/30p, 4K/25p]
Actual recordable time (Motion picture)** Approx. 35 min (rear monitor), 35 min (LVF) with H-FS12032
Actual recordable time (Motion picture)** Approx. 40 min (rear monitor), 35 min (LVF) with H-H020A
WIRELESS WiFi IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412 MHz - 2462 MHz (1-11 ch), Wi-Fi / WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode
Bluetooth Bluetooth® v4.2 (Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE))
QR code connection / Password-less connection Yes / Yes (ON / OFF selectable)
VIEWFINDER Type LCD Live View Finder (2,760k dots equivalent), Tiltable
Field of view Approx. 100%
Magnification Approx. 1.39x / 0.7x (35mm camera equivalent) with 50 mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1
Eye point Approx. 17.5 mm from eyepiece lens
Diopter adjustment -4.0 - +3.0 (dpt)
Eye sensor Yes
FOCUS Type Contrast AF system
DFD technology Yes
Post Focus Yes
Focus Stacking Yes
Focus mode AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF
AF mode Face/Eye Detection / Tracking / 49-Area / Custom Multi / 1-Area / Pinpoint
AF mode (Full area touch is available)
AF detective range EV -4 - 18 (ISO100 equivalent)
Starlight AF Yes
AF assist lamp Yes
AF lock Yes (AF/AE LOCK button)
Others One Shot AF, Shutter AF, Half Press Release, Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion picture recording), Eye Sensor AF, AF+MF, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, Focus Peaking, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Pad AF, Touch Shutter
EXPOSURE CONTROL Light metering system 1728-zone multi-pattern sensing system
Light metering mode Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Metering range EV 0 - 18 (F2.0 lens, ISO100 equivalent)
Exposure mode Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
ISO sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity) Still image: Auto / Intelligent ISO / 100 (Extended) / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600 (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
ISO sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity) Creative Video Mode: Auto / 100 (Extended) / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
Exposure compensation 1/3 EV step, ±5EV (when set with the menu) (±3 EV for motion picture), ±3EV (when set with the dial)
AE lock Yes (AF/AE LOCK button)
WHITE BALANCE White balance AWB / AWBc / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set 1, 2, 3, 4 / Color temperature setting 1, 2, 3, 4
White balance adjustment Blue/Amber bias, Magenta/Green bias
Color temperature setting 2500-10000K in 100K
SHUTTER Type Focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed Still image: Time* (Max. 30 minutes), 1/4,000 - 60 *Bulb mode is possible with the "Image App" remote control via Bluetooth.
Shutter speed Electronic shutter: 1/16,000 - 1
Shutter speed Motion picture: 1/16,000 - 1/25
Self timer 10sec, 3 images / 2sec / 10sec
BRACKET AE bracket 3, 5, 7 images in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV step, max. ±3 EV, single/burst
Aperture Bracket 3, 5 or all positions in 1 EV step
Focus Bracket 1 to 999 images, focus steps can be set in 10 levels
White balance bracket 3 images in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis
PANORAMA SHOT Panorama Shot Yes (Standard / Wide)
BURST SHOOTING Burst speed [Mechanical shutter]
Burst speed AFS/MF: H: 9 frames/sec, M: 6 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View) *When H-FS12032 is used.
Burst speed AFF/AFC: H: 6 frames/sec, M: 6 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View) *When H-FS12032 is used.
Burst speed [Electronic shutter]
Burst speed AFS/MF: H: 9 frames/sec, M: 6 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)
Burst speed AFF/AFC: H: 6 frames/sec, M: 6 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)
Number of recordable images More than 30 images (when there are RAW files with the particular speed)
Number of recordable images More than 100 images (when there are no RAW files)
Number of recordable images (depending on memory card type, aspect, picture size and compression)
4K PHOTO** Burst speed 30 frames/sec
Exif information Yes (Each JPEG image cropped out of the 4K burst file complies with EXIF.)
Marking function Auto / Face Priority / Motion Priority / Off (Manual) (in 4K Burst mode and 4K Burst (S/S) mode)
Loop rec function Yes (in 4K Burst (S/S) mode)
TIME LAPSE SHOT Time Lapse Shot Yes
STOP MOTION ANIMATION Yes
FLASH Flash type TTL Built-in-Flash, GN6.0 equivalent (ISO200 ・m) / GN4.2 equivalent (ISO100 ・m) (Reference), Built-in Pop-up
Flash Mode Auto*, Auto/Red-eye Reduction*, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off     *For iA, iA+ only.
Synchronization speed Less than 1/200 second
Flash output adjustment 1/3EV step ±3EV
Flash synchronization 1st. Curtain Sync., 2nd Curtain Sync.
Synchronization for flash dimming and exposure compensation Yes
Wireless control Yes (When using DMW-FL200L / FL360L / FL580L (sold separately)), Wireless Channel: 1ch/2ch/3ch/4ch
SILENT MODE Yes
REAR MONITOR Type TFT LCD monitor with static touch control, Tiltable monitor
Monitor size 3.0-inch (7.5cm) / 3:2 aspect
Pixels Approx. 1,240k dots
Filed of view Approx. 100%
Monitor adjustment Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Red Tint, Blue Tint
LIVE VIEW Digital zoom 2x, 4x
Extra Tele Conversion Still image: Max. 2x
Extra Tele Conversion Motion picture: 2.7x (FHD), 4.0x (HD)
Other functions Level Gauge, Real-time Histogram, Guide Lines (3 patterns), Center Marker, Highlight display (Still image / motion picture), Zebra Pattern (Still image / motion picture)
DIRECTION DETECTION FUNCTION Yes
FUNCTION BUTTON REC 4K Photo Mode / Post Focus / Wi-Fi / Q.MENU / Video Record / LVF/Monitor Switch / LVF/Monitor Disp. Style / AF/AE LOCK / AF-ON / Preview / One Push AE / Touch AE / Level Gauge / Focus Area Set / Zoom Control / Operation Lock / Dial Operation Switch / Photo Style / Filter Select / Aspect Ratio / Picture Size / Quality / AFS/AFF / Metering Mode / Bracket / Highlight Shadow / i. Dynamic / i. Resolution / Min. Shtr Speed / HDR / Shutter Type / Flash Mode / Flash Adjust. / Wireless Flash Setup / Ex. Tele Conv. / Digital Zoom / Stabilizer / I.S. Lock (Video) / 4K Live Cropping / Snap Movie / Motion Pic. Set / Picture Mode in Rec. / Sound Rec Level Adj. / Silent Mode / Peaking / Histogram / Guide Line / Zebra Pattern / Monochrome Live View / Constant Preview / Live View Boost / Rec Area / Step Zoom / Zoom Speed / Sensitivity / White Balance / AF Mode/MF / Drive Mode / Rec/Playback Switch / Off / Restore to Default
PLAY Wi-Fi / LVF/Monitor Switch / Rec/Playback Switch / 4K PHOTO Play / Delete Single / Protect / Rating 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 / RAW Processing / 4K PHOTO Bulk Saving / Off / Restore to Default
PHOTO STYLE Standard / Vivid / Natural / Monochrome / L. Monochrome / L. Monochrome D / Scenery / Portrait / Custom
CREATIVE CONTROL Expressive / Retro / Old Days / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Monochrome / Dynamic Monochrome / Rough Monochrome* / Silky Monochrome* / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Toy Pop / Bleach Bypass / Miniature Effect / Soft Focus* / Fantasy / Star Filter* / One Point Color / Sunshine*
CREATIVE CONTROL *For photos only.
PLAYBACK Playback function 30-thumbnail display, 12-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (Max. 16x), Slideshow (All / Picture Only / Video Only, duration & effect is selectable), Playback Mode (Normal / Picture Only / Video Only), Protect, Rating, Title Edit, Face Recognition Edit, RAW Processing, 4K PHOTO Bulk Saving, Light Composition, Sequence Composition, Clear Retouch, Text Stamp, Resize, Cropping, Rotate, Video Divide, Time Lapse Video, Stop Motion Video, Rotation Display, Picture Sort, Delete Confirmation, Creating Still Pictures from a Motion Picture
IMAGE PROTECTION / DELETE Protection Single / Multi or Cancel
Delete Single / Multi / All / Except Rating
PRINT Direct Print PictBridge compatible
INTERFACE USB USB 2.0 Micro-B
HDMI*** microHDMI TypeD / VIERA Link
HDMI*** Video: Auto / 4K / 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 576p
HDMI*** Audio: Stereo
Audio video output No
Microphone Stereo, Wind Noise Canceller: OFF / Standard / High
Speaker Monaural
LANGUAGE OSD language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified)
GENERAL POWER Battery Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1025mAh, 7.4Wh) (Included)
Battery USB power charging
DIMENSIONS / WEIGHT Dimensions (W x H x D) 124 x 72.1 x 46.8 mm / 4.88 x 2.83 x 1.84 inch (excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 450g / 0.99 lb (SD card, Battery, Body)
Weight Approx. 407g / 0.90 lb (Body only)
Weight Approx. 517g / 1.14 lb (SD card, Battery, H-FS12032 lens included)
Weight Approx. 537g / 1.18 lb (SD card, Battery, H-H020A lens included)
OPERATING ENVIRONMENT Operating temperature 0℃ to 40℃ (32°F to 104°F)
Operating humidity 10%RH to 80%RH
STANDARD ACCESSORIES Software ・ The software to edit and playback images on computer is not bundled with this camera. To do this, PHOTOfunSTUDIO is available for download at Panasonic website using computer connected to the Internet.
Software http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/soft/download/d_pfs10ae.html (For Windows)
Software ・ The software to process RAW file on computer is not bundled with this camera. To do this, SILKYPIX Developer Studio is available for download at Ichikawa Soft Laboratory's website using computer connected to the Internet.
Software http://www.isl.co.jp/SILKYPIX/english/p/ (For Windows / Mac)
Standard accessories DC-GX9K Kit
Standard accessories Battery Pack, AC Adaptor, USB Connection Cable, Hot Shoe Cover, Shoulder Strap, Lens Cap
Standard accessories ・ The DC-GX9 Operating Instructions for advanced features is available for downloaded at Panasonic LUMIX Customer Support Site using PC, smartphone or tablet connected to the Internet.
INTERCHANGEABLE LENS-1 Lens Name LUMIX G VARIO 12-32mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S.
Lens Construction 8 elements in 7 groups (3 aspherical lenses, 1 ED lens)
Nano Surface Coating -
Mount Micro Four Thirds mount
Optical Image Stabilizer Yes (MEGA O.I.S.)
Focal Length f=12-32mm (35mm camera equivalent 24-64mm)
Aperture Type 7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
Maximum Aperture F3.5(Wide) - F5.6(Tele)
Minimum Aperture F22
Closest Focusing Distance 0.20m/0.66ft (at focal lenghts 12-20mm) / 0.30m/0.98ft (at focal lenghts 21-32mm)
Maximum magnification Approx. 0.13x / 0.26x (35mm camera equivalent)
Diagonal Angle of View 84°(Wide) to 37°(TELE)
General Filter Size 37mm / 1.5in
Max. Diameter φ55.5mm / 2.2in
Overall Length Approx. 24mm / 0.94in (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount)
Weight [g] Approx. 70g (excluding lens cap, lens rear cap )
Weight [oz] Approx. 2.47oz (excluding lens cap, lens rear cap )
Others Lens cap, Lens rear cap
NOTE ** About motion picture recording / 4K PHOTO recording
NOTE - Use a card with SD Speed Class with "Class 4" or higher when recording motion pictures in [AVCHD] or [MP4 (under 28Mbps)].
NOTE - Use a card with SD Speed Class with "UHS-I UHS Speed Class 3 (U3)" when recording motion pictures with [MP4] in [4K] or [4K PHOTO].
NOTE (SD speed class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing.)
NOTE - Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 29 minutes and 59 seconds or the file size exceeds 4GB with [MP4] in [FHD] [HD].
NOTE - Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 29 minutes and 59 seconds with [MP4] in [4K].
NOTE - MP4 motion pictures with [MP4] in [4K]:
NOTE - When using a SDHC memory card: You can continue recording without interruption even if the file size exceeds 4 GB, but the motion picture file will be divided and recorded/played back separately.
NOTE - When using a SDXC memory card: You can record a motion picture in a single file.
NOTE - MP4 motion pictures with [MP4] in [FHD] [HD]:
NOTE - You can continue recording without interruption even if the file size exceeds 4 GB or 30 minutes, but the motion picture file will be divided and recorded/played back separately.
NOTE - When the ambient temperature is high or continuous recording is performed, the camera may stop the recording to protect itself. Wait until the camera cools down.
NOTE *** For [4K] video output, use an HDMI cable that has the HDMI logo on it, and that is described as"4K compatible".