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 range. 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 own.
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 sensitivity settings.
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=1.40 cm (3.5 cm film camera equivalent f=2.80 cm), when H-FS14140 is used.] *** Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=6.0 cm (3.5 cm film camera equivalent f=1.20 cm), 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.
4K 60 p/50 p 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 AFC Burst
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 setting. ** For a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera as of 8 November, 2017.
Never Miss A Shot with 6K/4K Burst
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 unmissable. * 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 manages.
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 AF.
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 (3.5 cm camera equivalent) makes it easy to see image detail, your settings and icons, and, the long eye point distance of 2.1 cm 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 & Selective AF
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. 225-Area AF The focus detect area is massively increased from 49 (conventional LUMIX G cameras) to 225 points for more flexible composition. 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 (3.5 cm 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 set separately.
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 settings. ・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.
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.
High Performance Shutter Unit
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 de-focus. * Panasonic LUMIX in-house examination.
DMW-BGG9 Battery Grip (Sold Separately)
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 with water.