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High-speed 60fps Panasonic Lumix G9 Announced

Panasonic has announced the new Panasonic Lumix G9, flagship mirrorless camera, with 60fps continuous shooting.

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Panasonic has announced the new Panasonic Lumix G9 with a 20mp sensor, 5-axis image stabilisation, 60fps continuous shooting at full-resolution, 4K video recording, and a large electronic viewfinder with 3.6m dot resolution. The Panasonic Lumix G9 will be available from January 2018 in three kit options: £1499 body only, £1699 with Panasonic 12-60mm lens, or £2019 with LEICA 12-60mm lens.

Read our Panasonic Lumix G9 Hands-On Preview with Sample Photos.

Panasonic Lumix G9 Key Features

  • 20mp Micro Four Thirds Sensor, w/o LPF
  • 5-axis in-camera sensor stabilisation (up to 6.5 stops)
  • 0.83x magnification 3680K dot OLED EVF with 0.77x, 0.7x options, 120fps, 5ms*
  • 3inch vari-angle touch-screen, 1040K dots
  • Top LCD screen (Large, backlight)
  • Improved Venus image processing engine
  • Weather-sealed magnesium alloy body
  • 0.04s AF speed (world’s fastest)
  • ISO100 to ISO25600
  • 80mp photo mode (raw/JPEG in camera)
  • 60fps / 20fps continuous shooting (full resolution, electronic shutter, AFS /AFC)
  • 12fps / 9fps continuous shooting (full resolution, mechanical shutter, AFS/AFC),
  • Shutter rated for 200,000 shots
  • 4K video recording
  • 6K (18mp) photo
  • Dual UHS-II SD slots
  • USB charging, USB tethering supported
  • Wi-Fi / Bluetooth built-in

 

From Panasonic: The Ultimate Outdoor & Wildlife Camera LUMIX G9 – featuring Amazing Picture Quality and an 80-megapixel High Resolution Mode

  • Highest picture quality in the history of LUMIX cameras
  • Advanced Body I.S. (Image Stabilizer) and Dual I.S.
  • Outstanding tracking performance and high-speed, high-precision AF

Panasonic is proud to introduce a new flagship Compact System Camera, the LUMIX G9 boasts outstanding mobility with ultra-high-speed response. Evolving from the GH5’s high performance, the LUMIX G9 achieves the highest-ever image quality in photo shooting by elevating resolution, gradation and colour reproduction with its 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor without low-pass filter. A High Resolution mode is also added that provides stunning 80-megapixel equivalent images in JPEG /RAW formats in the camera. The Venus Engine renders high-precision yet natural images with its Multipixel Luminance Generation and Intelligent Detail Processing.

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The Body I.S. (Image Stabilizer) in the LUMIX G9 is dramatically improved, making it possible to use 6.5-stop slower shutter speed. This is achieved by a more accurate calculation of shake in various shooting conditions, utilizing information of angular velocity and motion vector acquired not only from the gyro-sensor but also from the image sensor and accelerometer sensor.

Combining B.I.S. (Body Image Stabilizer, 5-axis) and O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer, 2-axis), the 5-axis Dual I.S. (Image Stabilizer) 21 in the LUMIX G9 compensates for larger movements that were conventionally uncontrollable. Maximizing both O.I.S and B.I.S. is highly beneficial in telephoto shots and in adverse situations, such as at night or with one-handed shooting.

The 5-axis Dual I.S. 2 works for both photo and motion picture recording, including 4K video.

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The high-speed, high-precision AF with Depth from Defocus (DFD) technology achieves the world’s fastest2 AF speed of 0.04 sec3, which is the fastest in the industry4. With its high tracking performance, the LUMIX G9 never loses the target.

The LUMIX G9 also boasts the fastest-in-class5 20 fps (AFC) / 60 fps (AFS) in 20.3-megapixel full resolution to capture those unmissable moments. Complying with 6K/4K PHOTO, users can choose the most suitable burst shooting mode in addition to the regular consecutive shooting mode depending on the situation.

The LUMIX G9 has the largest-in-class6 LVF (Live View Finder) with a stunningly high magnification ratio of approx.1.66x / 0.83x (35mm camera equivalent). No blackouts occur even in high-speed burst shooting7. Night mode and an AF Point Scope function are also integrated.

Adoption of OLED for the LVF achieves smooth display at 120 fps and high speed response with minimum lag of less than 0.005 sec as well as 10,000:1 high contrast for exceptional visibility.

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To withstand heavy field use, the LUMIX G9 is constructed of a magnesium alloy full die-cast front / rear frame and is not only splash proof8 and dustproof but also freezeproof down to -10 degrees centigrade. The largest-in-class Status LCD on the top makes shooting even easier and more comfortable. For the rear monitor, a 3.0-inch free-angle LCD in 3:2 aspect with 1,040K-dot high resolution is equipped. The G9 has a double SD Memory Card slot, compatible with the high-speed, high-capacity UHS-II.

The LUMIX G9 includes Bluetooth and Wi-Fi® connectivity to offer a more flexible shooting experience and instant image sharing with easy operation. Compatibility with Bluetooth 4.2 (called BLE: Bluetooth Low Energy) enables constant connection with a smartphone or tablet with minimum power consumption. For Wi-Fi, 5GHz (IEEE802.11ac) can be selected in addition to the conventional 2.4GHz (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) for an even more secure and stable connection.

 

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Read our Panasonic Lumix G9 Hands-On Preview with Sample Photos.

 

  1. 5-Axis Dual I.S.2 can be used with the following lenses as of November 8, 2017: H-FS14140, H-RS100400, H-ES200, H-ES12060, H-HSA12035, H-HSA35100, H-FSA45200 and H-FSA100300. Firmware update is required for some lenses.
  2. With H-ES12060, as a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera, as of November 8, 2017
  3. In 1-Area AF, at wide-end with H-ES12060 (CIPA) in LVF120 fps setting.
  4. As a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera, as of November 8, 2017.
  5. As a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera, as of November 8, 2017.
  6. As a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera, as of November 8, 2017.
  7. In AFC 20 fps/ AFS 60 fps setting.
  8. 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.

 

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