Panasonic Lumix G9

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Panasonic G9


Model Number G9
Camera Format Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured Yes
Date Available 2018-01-03
Tripod Mount Yes
Weight 23.2 oz (658 g) includes batteries
Size 5.4 x 3.8 x 3.6 in. (137 x 97 x 92 mm)
Waterproof No
Waterproof Depth n/a

Image Sensor

Sensor Type Live MOS
Sensor Manufacturer Panasonic
Effective Megapixels 20.3
Sensor Format 4/3
Sensor size 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch 3.34 microns
Focal Length Multiplier 2.0x
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Color Filter Type RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter None
Self-Cleaning Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect No

Image Capture

Image Resolution 5184 x 3888 (20.2 MP, 4:3), 3712 x 2784 (10.3 MP, 4:3), 2624 x 1968 (5.2 MP, 4:3), 5184 x 3456 (17.9 MP, 3:2), 3712 x 2480 (9.2 MP, 3:2), 2624 x 1752 (4.6 MP, 3:2), 5184 x 2920 (15.1 MP, 16:9), 3840 x 2160 (8.3 MP, 16:9), 1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9), 3888 x 3888 (15.1 MP, 1:1), 2784 x 2784 (7.8 MP, 1:1), 1968 x 1968 (3.9 MP, 1:1), 4992 x 3744 (18.7 MP, 4:3), 3328 x 2496 (8.3 MP, 4:3), 5184 x 3456 (17.9 MP, 3:2), 3504 x 2336 (8.2 MP, 3:2), 3840 x 2160 (8.3 MP, 16:9), 2880 x 2880 (8.3 MP, 1:1), 10368 x 7776 (80.6 MP, 4:3), 7296 x 5472 (39.9 MP, 4:3), 10368 x 6911 (71.7 MP, 3:2), 7296 x 4863 (35.5 MP, 3:2), 10368 x 5832 (60.5 MP, 16:9), 7296 x 4104 (29.9 MP, 16:9)
Image File Format JPEG (EXIF 2.31), RAW, RAW + JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second 60.0

Video Capture

Can take movies Yes
Movie Resolution 3840x2160 (60p/30p/24p) 1920x1080 (60p/60i/30p/24p) 3840x2160 (60p/48p) 1920x1080 (180p)
Movie File Format MP4, AVCHD, AVCHD Progressive
Composite Video Out No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder n/a
HD Video Out Yes
HD Video Connection HDMI

Lens & Optics

Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Lens n/a
Integrated ND Filter No
Filter Thread n/a
Thread Type n/a
Optical Image Stabilization No
Digital Zoom Yes
Digital Zoom Values 2x, 4x; Extra Tele Conversion: Still image: Max. 2x; 4K PHOTO: 1.6x (4:3), 1.5x (3:2), 1.4x (16:9, 1:1); Motion picture: 2.7x (FHD), 1.4x (4K)

Auto Focus

Auto Focus Yes
Auto Focus Type Contrast Detection with DFD: Face/Eye detection, Tracking, 225-area, Custom Multi, 1-area, Pinpoint; One Shot AF, Shutter AF, Half Press Release, Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion picture recording), Eye Sensor AF, AF-Point Scope Setting, AF+MF, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, Focus Peaking, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Pad AF, Touch Shutter
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus Yes


Viewfinder EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type 3680K-dot OLED, 1.66x / 0.83x (35mm eq.) magnification, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +3 diopter, eye sensor
Focus Peaking Yes
EVF Resolution 3,680,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent) 0.83x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed) 1.66x


Eye-level Viewfinder Yes
Rear Display Yes
Rear Display Size (inches) 3.0
Rear Display Resolution 1,040,000 dots (346,600 px)
Touchscreen Yes
Articulating Screen Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen Yes
Selfie Screen Yes
Max Playback Zoom 16.0x
Top Deck Display Yes


Maximum ISO (native) 25600
Minimum ISO (native) 200
ISO Settings Auto, iISO, 100 (extended), 200 - 25600; in 1 or 1/3 EV steps
Auto ISO Mode Yes
White Balance Settings Auto, Autoc, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, White Set 1-4, Color Temperature Setting 1-4 (2,500-10,000K in 100K steps)
Shutter Speed Range 1/32000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes 1728-zone Intelligent Multiple, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Shutter Priority Yes
Full Manual Exposure Yes
Creative Exposure Modes 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
Self Timer 2, 10, 3 shots in 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer) Yes
High Resolution Composite 80.6 megapixels


Built-in Flash No
Flash Modes Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off; 1st. Curtain Sync, 2nd Curtain Sync.
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100) n/a
Flash Range Description n/a
Max Flash Sync 1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, PC Sync Terminal
Built-In Wireless Flash Control No

Image Storage

Usable Memory Types SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support UHS-II
Dual Card Slots Yes
RAW Capture Support Yes
Uncompressed Format RAW, RAW + JPEG
Movie File Format MP4, AVCHD, AVCHD Progressive
Included Memory No memory included


Built-In Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Built-In GPS No
Microphone Jack Yes
Headphone Jack Yes
External Connections USB 2.0 High Speed,USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant Yes
DPOF Compliant Yes
Remote Control Yes
Remote Control Type Wi-Fi/Bluetooth or optional wired
Connections (extended) USB 3.0 Micro B, HDMI Type-A, 2.5mm Wired Remote, 3.5mm External Mic Jack, 3.5mm Headphone Jack

Performance Timing

Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution) <0.3
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot) <0.3
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution) 60.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution) 50
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps) 60.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames) 50
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps) 60.0
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames) 50
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid) 0.12 seconds
Startup Time 0.9 seconds
Play -> Record Time 0.7 seconds


Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View) 400 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF) 380 shots
Battery Life, Video 55 minutes
Battery Form Factor Proprietary
Usable Battery Types 7.2v, 1860mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter) Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included Yes
Internal Charging Supported Yes


Included Software None; Free downloads: PHOTOfunSTUDIO, SILKYPIX Developer Studio
OS Compatibility PHOTOfunSTUDIO (Windows); SILKYPIX Developer Studio (Windows / Mac)
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