The Lumix G9 is here. The new stills camera from Panasonic.
12 months ago I was in Japan. Talk about being in the right place at the right time. I was out there to put the Lumix GH5 through its paces. Panasonic decided to involve a few fellow ambassadors and me to see the Lumix G9, and give feedback on it for production. What a privilege it was.
Now fast forward 12 months and the Lumix G9 is now a reality. I had my hands on a working model along with the new 200mm F2.8 just a few weeks ago, and its an impressive beast.
So what does the G9 deliver? It has the highest picture quality in Lumix. This comes from the 20.3mp sensor with a new Venus Engine. Plus the 6.5 stop from the 5-axis Dual IS 2. Let us not forget the 80mp High Res mode
You will never miss a moment with superfast focusing, and a bursting shooting of 60fps (in AFS), and 20 fps (APC), you also still have 6K photo mode at 30fps. Which I’m a fan of.
The new and larger OLED Live Viewfinder (3680k) is a visual feast and its larger than the previous models.
Furthermore, the standards set by Lumix you now expect high quality and it’s durable Mag Alloy Body which is also Splash, Dust, and Freezeproof. There is also a joystick on the back as with the GH5.
But what is catching everyone’s eye is the status LCD on the G9. It’s something that was almost forgotten in mirrorless cameras, and it’s great to see it kept alive in the G9. This is such a practical tool to have on a camera.
I’m really looking forward to working with this camera and putting it through its paces.
Top features of the G9 in priority:
Worlds Fastest Camera – 20fps with continuous AFC mode
20MP Sensor without Low Pass Filter
Worlds Fastest AF 0.04sec
80MP High Res Shot Mode – for large prints
DUAL IS with 6.5 Stop Compensation – no compromise in image quality even when shooting handheld
3680k EVF (0.83x) – blackout free + switchable magnification 0.83x / 0.77x / 0.7x
Status LCD – Largest in Mirrorless
Splash / Dustproof – ideal for outdoor
Large LVF: 3,680k, 0,83x, 120fps
3“ 1040k Free Angle LCD
4K Video 60p
6K Photo – never miss the perfect moment
Double SD Slot
USB power supply
Top Features of the new H-ES200 F2.8
Single Focal Length Lens with Ultra Compact & Super Telephoto
LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm / F2.8 / POWER O.I.S
Based on LEICA Camera AG’s strict quality standards
High-Quality LEICA DG ELMARIT
Sports and wildlife photographers for both photo & video
Super Telephoto 400mm* & Teleconverter 560mm*
Fast, accurate focusing and silent operation
4K Video Compatibility
Splash / Dust /
Nano Surface Coating
The Panasonic LUMIX G9 will be available from January 2018 in three kit options;
- Body Only (RRP: £1,499 / €1,729)
- M Kit – Panasonic Lumix G9 & Panasonic 12-60mm Lens (RRP: £1,699/€1,929)
- L Kit – Panasonic Lumix G9 & LEICA 12-60mm Lens (RRP: £2,019 / €2,329).
Wendy Lilygreen says
Sounds exciting, I’d like to try one before buying. I could sell my GX80 and pushbike to partially fund it! Wendy. X
Ross Grieve says
I believe they have already been delivered to stores around the country. Give your local camera shop a call.
So please tell me why this LCD is “such a practical tool to have on a camera” with EVF?
Ross Grieve says
When using a camera, it’s always nice to glance at the top of your camera to see the settings information. ISO, Aperture, Shutterspeed and so on. Sometimes you don’t want to use the back screen or you can’t use the EVF due position on the camera. Hence it’s practical to have. For a stills camera, I see it as an important feature.
– For instant confirmation of camera settings.
– When settings need frequent adjustment
– For using when the LVF and the rear monitor only for framing
– For use such as Astro Photography when the light at the back screen bothers you.
If you haven’t used one before you will love it.