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Panasonic LUMIX G9 is coming

We’ve already requested a review unit! Check out the specs and pricing below.

LUMIX G9 pricing and availability:

The G9 will be available in Australia in January 2018 from photographic specialists and consumer electronics retailers. The accessory Battery Grip and Eyecup will also be available from January.

DC-G9GN-K – Body only: RRP $2499

DC-G9LEICA – Leica kit with 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 lens (H-ES12060E): RRP $3499

DC-G9PRO – Pro kit with 12-35mm f2.8 lens (H-HSA12035E): RRP $3499

DMW-BGG9 – Accessory Battery Grip: RRP $399

DMW-EC4 – Accessory Eyecup: RRP $29.95

TYPETypeDigital Single Lens Mirrorless camera
Recording mediaSD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Recording media(Compatible with UHS-I / UHS-II UHS Speed Class 3 standard SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards)
Image sensor size17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)
Lens mountMicro Four Thirds mount
IMAGE SENSORTypeLive MOS Sensor
Total pixels21.77 Megapixels
Camera effective pixels20.33 Megapixels
Color filterPrimary color filter
Dust reduction systemSupersonic wave filter
IMAGE STABILIZATION SYSTEMImage sensor shift type (5-axis / 6.5-stop*), Dual I.S. (Dual I.S. 2 compatible)
IMAGE STABILIZATION SYSTEM*Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=60mm (35mm camera equivalent f=120mm), when H-ES12060 is used.
RECORDING SYSTEMRecording file formatStill imageJPEG (DCF, Exif 2.31), RAW
6K PHOTO** / 4K PHOTO**6K PHOTO: MP4 (H.265/HEVC, Audio format: AAC (2ch))
6K PHOTO** / 4K PHOTO**4K PHOTO: MP4 (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio format: AAC (2ch))
Motion pictureMP4: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Audio format: LPCM (2ch 48kHz/16-bit), AAC (2ch))
Motion pictureAVCHD Progressive, AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Audio 2ch)
Aspect ratio4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
Image qualityRAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard
Color SpacesRGB, AdobeRGB
File size(Pixels) -Still Image4:35184×3888(L) / 3712×2784(M) / 2624×1968(S) / 10368×7776(XL)* / 7296×5472(LL)* / 4992×3744(6K PHOTO) / 3328×2496(4K PHOTO) *High Resolution Mode.
3:25184×3456(L) / 3712×2480(M) / 2624×1752(S) / 10368×6912(XL)* / 7296×4864(LL)* / 5184×3456(6K PHOTO) / 3504×2336(4K PHOTO) *High Resolution Mode.
16:95184×2920(L) / 3840×2160(M) / 1920×1080(S) / 10368×5832(XL)* / 7296×4104(LL)* / 3840×2160(4K PHOTO) *High Resolution Mode.
1:13888×3888(L) / 2784×2784(M) / 1968×1968(S) / 7776×7776(XL)* / 5472×5472(LL)* / 2880×2880(4K PHOTO) *High Resolution Mode.
File size (Pixels) -Motion picture**MP4**[4K] 3840×216059.94p, 150Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM)
MP4**[4K] 3840×216050.00p, 150Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM)
MP4**[4K] 3840×216029.97p, 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (AAC)
MP4**[4K] 3840×216025.00p, 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (AAC)
MP4**[4K] 3840×216023.98p, 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (AAC)
MP4**[Full HD] 1920×108059.94p, 28Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (AAC)
MP4**[Full HD] 1920×108050.00p, 28Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (AAC)
MP4**[Full HD] 1920×108029.97p, 20Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (AAC)
MP4**[Full HD] 1920×108025.00p, 20Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (AAC)
AVCHD**[Full HD] 1920×108050.00p, 28Mbps (LongGOP) (Dolby)
AVCHD**[Full HD] 1920×108050.00i, 24Mbps (LongGOP) (Dolby) (Sensor output is 25.00fps)
AVCHD**[Full HD] 1920×108050.00i, 17Mbps (LongGOP) (Dolby) (Sensor output is 50.00fps)
High speed video *When Creative Video Mode is selected.MP4**[4K] 3840×216030p, 100Mbps (Sensor output is 60fps / 50fps / 48fps)
MP4**[Full HD] 1920×108030p, 20Mbps (Sensor output is 180fps / 150fps)
Continuous recordable time (Motion picture)AVCHD [FHD/50p]: Approx. 130 min (rear monitor), 120 min (LVF) with H-FS12060, Approx. 120 min (rear monitor), 110 min (LVF) with H-ES12060
Continuous recordable time (Motion picture)AVCHD [FHD/50i]: Approx. 130 min (rear monitor), 120 min (LVF) with H-FS12060, Approx. 120 min (rear monitor), 120 min (LVF) with H-ES12060
Continuous recordable time (Motion picture)MP4 [4K/60p, 4K/50p]: Approx. 120 min (rear monitor), 110 min (LVF) with H-FS12060, Approx. 110 min (rear monitor), 110 min (LVF) with H-ES12060
Continuous recordable time (Motion picture)MP4 [4K/30p, 4K/25p]: Approx. 130 min (rear monitor), 120 min (LVF) with H-FS12060, Approx. 130 min (rear monitor), 120 min (LVF) with H-ES12060
Actual recordable time (Motion picture)AVCHD [FHD/50p]: Approx. 65 min (rear monitor), 60 min (LVF) with H-FS12060, Approx. 60 min (rear monitor), 55 min (LVF) with H-ES12060
Actual recordable time (Motion picture)AVCHD [FHD/50i]: Approx. 65 min (rear monitor), 60 min (LVF) with H-FS12060, Approx. 60 min (rear monitor), 60 min (LVF) with H-ES12060
Actual recordable time (Motion picture)MP4 [4K/60p, 4K/50p]: Approx. 60 min (rear monitor), 55 min (LVF) with H-FS12060, Approx. 55 min (rear monitor), 55 min (LVF) with H-ES12060
Actual recordable time (Motion picture)MP4 [4K/30p, 4K/25p]: Approx. 65 min (rear monitor), 60 min (LVF) with H-FS12060, Approx. 65 min (rear monitor), 60 min (LVF) with H-ES12060
WIRELESSWiFiWi-Fi2.4GHz (STA/AP) (IEEE802.11b/g/n)
WiFiWi-Fi5GHz (STA) (IEEE 802.11a/n/ac) *5GHz Wi-Fi is not available in some countries.
WiFi1-13, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 100, 104, 108, 112, 116, 132, 136, 140, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165 ch
BluetoothBluetooth® v4.2 (Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE))
QR code connection / Password-less connectionYes / Yes (ON / OFF selectable)
VIEWFINDERTypeOLED Live View Finder (3,680k dots)
Field of viewApprox. 100%
MagnificationApprox. 1.66x / 0.83x (35mm camera equivalent) with 50 mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1
Eye pointApprox. 21 mm from eyepiece lens
Diopter adjustment-4.0 – +3.0 (dpt)
Eye sensorYes
Display speed120fps / 60fps
FOCUSTypeContrast AF system
DFD technologyYes
Post FocusYes
Focus StackingYes
Focus modeAFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF
AF modeFace/Eye Detection / Tracking / 225-Area / Custom Multi / 1-Area / Pinpoint
AF mode(Full area touch is available) (Scalable AF frame size and flexible AF position)
AF detective rangeEV -4 – 18 (ISO100 equivalent)
AF assist lampYes
AF lockYes (AF/AE LOCK button)
AF custom settingAF Sensitivity, AF Area Switching Sensitivity, Moving Object Prediction
OthersOne 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
EXPOSURE CONTROLLight metering system1,728-zone multi-pattern sensing system
Light metering modeMultiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Metering rangeEV 0 – 18 (F2.0 lens, ISO100 equivalent)
Exposure modeProgram 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 / 12800 (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
Exposure compensation1/3 EV step ±5EV (±3EV for motion picture)
AE lockYes (AF/AE LOCK button)
WHITE BALANCEWhite balanceAWB / AWBc / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set 1, 2, 3, 4 / Color temperature setting 1, 2, 3, 4
White balance adjustmentBlue/Amber bias, Magenta/Green bias
Color temperature setting2500-10000K in 100K
SHUTTERTypeFocal-plane shutter
Shutter speedStill image: Bulb (Max. 30 minutes), 1/8,000 – 60
Shutter speedElectronic first curtain shutter: Bulb (Max. 30 minutes), 1/2,000 – 60
Shutter speedElectronic shutter: 1/32,000 – 1
Shutter speedMotion picture: 1/16,000 – 1/25
Shutter lifeApprox. 200,000 images
Self timer10sec, 3 images / 2sec / 10sec
Remote controlRemote control with Bulb function by DMW-RSL1 (sold separately)
BRACKETAE bracket3, 5, 7 images in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV step, max. ±3 EV, single/burst
Aperture Bracket3, 5 or all positions in 1 EV step
Focus Bracket1 to 999 images, focus steps can be set in 10 levels
White balance bracket3 exposures in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis, color temperature setting
BURST SHOOTINGBurst speed[Mechanical shutter / Electronic first curtain shutter]AFS/MF: H: 12 frames/sec, M: 7 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View) *When H-ES12060 is used.
Burst speed[Mechanical shutter / Electronic first curtain shutter]AFF/AFC: H: 9 frames/sec (with Live View), M: 7 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View) *When H-ES12060 is used.
Burst speed[Electronic shutter]AFS/MF: SH: 60 frames/sec, H: 12 frames/sec, M: 7 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)
Burst speed[Electronic shutter]AFF/AFC: SH: 20 frames/sec, H: 9 frames/sec (with Live View), M: 7 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)
Number of recordable images[H/M/L] More than approx. 60 images (when there are RAW files with the particular speed.)
Number of recordable images[H/M/L] More than approx. 600 images (when there are no RAW files and using a card with SD Speed Class with “”UHS-II UHS Speed Class 3 (U3)””.)
Number of recordable images(depending on memory card size, battery power, picture size, and compression)
Number of recordable images[SH] More than approx. 50 images
Number of recordable images(depending on memory card size, battery power, picture size, and compression)
6K PHOTO** / 4K PHOTO**Burst speed[6K PHOTO] 30 frames/sec
Burst speed[4K PHOTO] 60 frames/sec, 30 frames/sec
Exif informationYes (Each JPEG image cropped out of the 6K/4K burst file complies with EXIF.)
Marking functionYes (in 6K/4K Burst (S/S) mode)
TIME LAPSE SHOTTime Lapse ShotYes
STOP MOTION ANIMATIONYes
FLASHFlash typeTTL External Flash (sold separately)
Flash ModeAuto*, 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 speedLess than 1/250 second
Flash output adjustment1/3EV step ±3EV
Flash synchronization1st Curtain Sync., 2nd Curtain Sync.
Synchronization for flash dimming and exposure compensationYes
Wireless controlYes (When using DMW-FL200L / FL360L / FL580L (sold separately)), Wireless Channel: 1ch/2ch/3ch/4ch
Flash sync socketYes
SILENT MODEYes
REAR MONITORTypeTFT LCD monitor with static touch control
Monitor sizeFree-angle 3.0-inch (7.5cm) / 3:2 aspect
PixelsApprox. 1,040k dots
Filed of viewApprox. 100%
Monitor adjustmentBrightness, Contrast, Saturation, Red-Green, Blue-Yellow
STATUS LCDYes
LIVE VIEWDigital zoom2x, 4x
Extra Tele ConversionStill image: Max. 2x
Extra Tele Conversion4K PHOTO: 1.6x (4:3), 1.5x (3:2), 1.4x (16:9, 1:1)
Extra Tele ConversionMotion picture: 2.7x (FHD), 1.4x (4K)
Other functionsLevel Gauge, Real-time Histogram, Guide Lines (3 patterns), Center Marker, Highlight display (Still image / motion picture), Zebra pattern (Still image / motion picture)
DIRECTION DETECTION FUNCTIONYes
FUNCTION BUTTONRECWi-Fi / Q.MENU / Video Record / LVF/Monitor Switch / LVF/Monitor Disp. Style / AF-Point Scope / AF/AE LOCK / AF-ON / Preview / One Push AE / Touch AE / Level Gauge / Focus Area Set / Zoom Control / 1 Shot RAW+JPG / 1 Shot Spot Metering / 1 Shot 6K/4K PHOTO / Operation Lock / Dial Operation Switch / Destination Slot / Photo Style / Filter Select / Aspect Ratio / Picture Size / Quality / AFS/AFF / Metering Mode / Burst Shot Setting / 6K/4K PHOTO / Self Timer / High Resolution Mode / Bracket / Highlight Shadow / i. Dynamic / i. Resolution / Min. Shtr Speed / Post Focus / HDR / Shutter Type / Flash Mode / Flash Adjust. / Wireless Flash Setup / Ex. Tele Conv. / Digital Zoom / Stabilizer / I.S. Lock (Video) / 4K Live Cropping / Motion Pic. Set / Picture Mode in Rec. / Mic Level Adj. / Mic. Directivity Adjust / Silent Mode / Peaking / Histogram / Guide Line / Zebra Pattern / Monochrome Live View / Constant Preview / Rec Area / Step Zoom / Zoom Speed / Night Mode / ON/OFF of each item in White Balance / ON/OFF of each item in Photo Style / AF Mode/MF / Rec/Playback Switch / Off / Restore to Default
PLAYWi-Fi / LVF/Monitor Switch / Rec/Playback Switch / Slot Change / 6K/4K Photo Play / Delete Single / Protect / Rating 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 / RAW Processing / 6K/4K PHOTO Bulk Saving / Copy / Night Mode / Off / Restore to Default
Fn LEVERAF Mode / Quality / Photo Style / Long Shtr NR / Stabilizer / 6K/4K PHOTO (Pre-Burst) / Self Timer / Silent Mode / Shutter Type / Bracket / Touch Screen / Touch Pad AF / Auto Review (Photo) / Peaking / Night Mode / Front/Rear/Control Dial Lock / Off / Restore to Default
PHOTO STYLEStandard / Vivid / Natural / Monochrome / L. Monochrome / Scenery / Portrait / Custom 1, 2, 3, 4 / Cinelike D / Cinelike V
CREATIVE CONTROLExpressive / 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.
PLAYBACKPlayback mode30-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, 6K/4K PHOTO Bulk Saving, 6K/4K PHOTO Noise Reduction, Light Composition, Clear Retouch, Text Stamp, Copy, 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 / ERASEProtectionSingle / Multi or Cancel
EraseSingle / Multi / All / Except Rating
PRINTDirect PrintPictBridge compatible
INTERFACEUSBUSB 3.0 Micro-B, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Gen 1
HDMI***HDMI TypeA / VIERA Link
HDMI***Video: Auto / 4K/50p / 4K/25p / 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 576p
HDMI***Audio: Stereo
HDMI***Monitor-through: 4:2:2 8bit (Except for [4K/60p]/[4K/50p]) / 4:2:0 8bit
Audio video outputNo
Remote inputφ2.5mm for remote
External microphone inputφ3.5mm for external microphone
External microphone inputStereo/Lens Auto/Shotgun/Super Shotgun/Manual is selectable when attaching DMW-MS2 (sold separately).
Headphone outputφ3.5mm for headphone
MicrophoneStereo, Wind Noise Canceller: OFF / Low* / Standard / High *When attaching DMW-MS2 (sold separately).
SpeakerMonaural
SD card slotSlot 1, Slot 2
LANGUAGEOSD language‘Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified)
GENERALPOWERBatteryLi-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1860mAh, 14Wh) (included)
BatteryUSB power supply, USB power charging
Battery life (CIPA standard)Approx. 400 images (rear monitor), 380 images (LVF), 920 images (Power Save LVF mode*) with H-FS12060
Battery life (CIPA standard)Approx. 380 images (rear monitor), 360 images (LVF), 890 images (Power Save LVF mode*) with H-ES12060
Battery life (CIPA standard)*Under the test conditions specified by Panasonic based on CIPA standard. When the time to get in the sleep mode is set to 1 sec.
Battery gripDMW-BGG9 (sold separately)
DIMENSIONS / WEIGHTDimensions (W x H x D)136.9 x 97.3 x 91.6 mm / 5.39 x 3.83 x 3.61 inch (excluding protrusions)
WeightApprox. 658g / 1.45 lb (SD card x 1, Battery, Body)
WeightApprox. 586g / 1.30 lb (Body only)
WeightApprox. 963g / 2.12 lb (SD card x 1, Battery, H-HSA12035 lens included)
WeightApprox. 978g / 2.16 lb (SD card x 1, Battery, H-ES12060 lens included)
OPERATING ENVIRONMENTOperating temperature****-10oC to 40oC (14oF to 104oF)
Operating humidity10%RH to 80%RH
STANDARD ACCESSORIESSoftware・ The software to edit and playback images on computer is not bundled with this camera. To do this, PHOTOfunSTUDIO 10.0PE is available for download at Panasonic website using computer connected to the Internet.
Softwarehttp://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/soft/download/d_pfs99pe.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.
Softwarehttp://www.isl.co.jp/SILKYPIX/english/p/ (For Windows / Mac)
Standard accessoriesDC-G9Kit:
Standard accessoriesBattery Charger (AC Adaptor, USB connection Cable included), Battery Pack, Body Cap, Hot Shoe Cover, Eye Cup, Flash Syncro Socket Cap, Cover for the Battery Grip Connector, USB Connection Cable, Shoulder Strap
Standard accessories・The DC-G9 Operating Instructions for advanced features is available for downloaded at Panasonic LUMIX Customer Support Site using PC, smartphone or tablet connected to the Internet.
NOTE** About motion picture recording / 6K PHOTO/4K PHOTO recording
NOTE– 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.
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-II UHS Speed Class 3 (U3)” when recording motion pictures with [MP4] in [4K] or [6K PHOTO/4K PHOTO].
NOTE(SD speed class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing.)
NOTE– Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 10 minutes with [MP4] in [4K/60p] [4K/50p] [4K/High Speed Video].
NOTE– Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 29 minutes and 59 seconds with [AVCHD] in [FHD] and [MP4] in [4K/30p] [4K/25p] [4K/24p] [FHD].
NOTE– MP4 motion pictures with [MP4] in [4K]:
NOTE– When using an 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 an SDXC memory card: You can record a motion picture in a single file.
NOTE– MP4 motion pictures with [MP4] in [FHD]:
NOTE– 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 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/60p] [4K/50p] video output, use an HDMI2.0 cable that has the HDMI logo on it, and that is described as”4K compatible”.
NOTE**** The camera may stop recording when used in lower or higher than recommended operating temperature: -10 to 40 degrees.

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