PANASONIC LUMIX DC-G9 $2499
Type: Professional/enthusiast level digital camera with Micro Four Thirds bayonet lens mount. Focusing: Automatic 225-point wide-area system using contrast-detection via imaging sensor. Single focus point – with variable area size – can be moved around the image frame, and clusters of focus points, from nine (3x3) to 169 (13x13) set manually in a variety of shapes (Custom Multi). Manual and automatic switching between one-shot and continuous AF modes, the latter with auto tracking. Face detection and recognition. Sensitivity range is EV -4.0 - 18 (ISO 100). AF assist provided by built-in illuminator. Manual focus assistance via magnification (either full image or picture-in-picture) and focus peaking displays (Blue, Yellow, Green, Pink or White; High or Low intensity). Metering: 1728-point multi-zone, centreweighted average, spot and TTL flash. Metering range is EV 0 to 18 (ISO 100/f2.0). Exposure Modes: Continuously-variable program with shift, shutter-priority auto, aperture-priority auto, metered manual, TTL auto flash and TTL flash. Shutter: Electronic, vertical travel, metal blades, 60-1/8000 second plus B (up to 30 minutes). Flash sync to 1/250 second. Alternative sensor shutter has a speed range of 1-1/32,000 second. Hybrid ‘Electronic First Curtain’ shutter has a speed range of 60-1/2000 second plus B (up to 30 minutes). Shutter delay timer (1, 2, 4 or 8 seconds). Exposure compensation up to +/-5.0 EV in 1/3-stop increments. Viewfinder: OLED-type EVF with 3.686 megadots resolution. Coverage = 100% vertical/horizontal. Magnification = 0.83x (35mm equivalent) with alternative 0.77x and 0.70x settings. Eyepiece strength adjustment built-in. Auto/manual switching between EVF and monitor screen. 7.62 cm LCD monitor (RGBW display, 1.036 megadots) with tilt/swing adjustments and touch controls. Flash: No built-in flash. External flash units connect via hotshoe or PC terminal. Additional Features: Magnesium alloy body sealed against dust, moisture and sub-zero temperatures; AE/AF lock, auto exposure bracketing (up to seven frames and up to +/-1.0 EV per frame), multi-mode self-timer (2 and 10 second delays, one or three shots), shutter delay (up to eight seconds), switchable exposure adjust increments (0.3 or 1.0 EV), audible signals, silent mode, auto power-off, wireless remote triggering, wired remote triggering, 43 custom functions.
DIGITAL SECTION Sensor: 21.77 million (total) pixels Live MOS with 17.3x13.0 mm imaging area and 4:3 aspect ratio. Sensitivity equivalent to ISO 200-25,600 (extendable to ISO 100). Focal Length Magnification: 1.97x. Formats/Resolution: Two JPEG compression settings, RAW output (lossless compression) and RAW+JPEG capture. Three resolution settings at 4:3 aspect ratio; 5184x3888, 3712x2784 and 2624x1968 pixels. Three resolution settings at 3:2 aspect ratio; 5184x3456, 3712x2480 and 2624x1752 pixels. Three resolution settings at 16:9 aspect ratio; 5184x2920, 3840x2160 and 1920x1080 pixels. Three resolution settings at 1:1 aspect ratio; 3888x3888, 2784x2784 and 1968x1968 pixels. 24-bit RGB colour for JPEGs, 36-bit RGB colour for RAW files. Video Recording: MP4 format (with Long GOP compression) – 4K UHD at 3840x2160 pixels; 50, 25 or 24 fps and 16:9 aspect ratio (maximum bit rate is 150 Mbps). Full HD at 1920x1080 pixels; 50, 25 or 24 fps and 16:9 aspect ratio (maximum bit rate is 28 Mbps). AVCHD Progressive format (with Long GOP compression) – Full HD at 1920x1080 pixels; 50, 25 or 24 fps and 16:9 aspect ratio (maximum bit rate is 28 Mbps). Built-in stereo microphones with adjustable sound levels and wind noise filter. Stereo audio input and output. Higher quality LPCM sound recorded in the MP4 format. Video Features: Slow-motion frame rates for 4K and FHD recording, zebra patterns, centre marker, ‘Cinelike’ gamma profile (for tonality, two profiles), 4K/2K video output via the HDMI connection (8-bit 4:2:2 colour). Recording Media: Dual slots for SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards, both with UHS-II UHS Speed Class 3 support. Continuous Shooting: Focal plane shutter – up to 600 JPEG/large/fine frames at up to 12.0 fps or 60 RAW frames with AF fixed to first frame. Up to 9.0 fps with continuous AF adjustment. Medium (7.0 fps) and low speed modes (2.0 fps) also available. Sensor shutter – up to 600 JPEG/large/fine frames at up to 60 fps or 60 RAW frames with AF fixed to first frame. Up to 20 fps with continuous AF adjustment. Medium (7.0 fps) and low speed modes (2.0 fps) also available. White Balance: TTL measurement. Two auto modes (neutral or maintain warmer tones), five presets and four custom settings. White balance compensation (amber-to-blue and/or green-to-magenta) in all presets, and white balance bracketing. Manual colour temperatures from 2500 to 10,000 degrees Kelvin with four custom settings. Interfaces: USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Micro-B, HDMI Type A, 3.5 mm stereo audio input, 3.5 mm stereo audio output, 2.5 mm remote input. Additional Digital Features: Sensor-based five-axis image stabilisation (in ‘Dual IS 2’ operates along with lens-based optical stabilisers), ‘High Resolution’ pixel-shift mode (80 megapixels), Night display mode, sensor cleaning, ‘Touchpad’ AF zone selection, ‘4K Photo’ and ‘6K Photo’ modes (Pre-Burst, Burst and Burst Start/Stop), ‘Post Focus’ and ‘Focus Stacking’ functions, dual-axis electronic level display, grid guides (choice of three), digital zoom (up to 4.0x), Adobe RGB and sRGB colour spaces, nine ‘Photo Style’ presets (Standard, Vivid, Natural, Scenery, Portrait, Monochrome, L. Monochrome, Cinelike D and Cinelike V), four user-defined ‘Photo Style’ presets, in-camera adjustment of ‘Photo Style’ parameters (contrast, sharpness, colour saturation, hue and noise reduction), 22 ‘Creative Control’ effects as shooting modes or filter settings (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 Colour and Sunshine), auto bracketing functions (exposure, aperture, focus – up to 999 frames – and white balance), ‘Defocus Control’ function (with iAuto and Creative Control only), ‘Intelligent Dynamic’ processing (Off, Low, Standard, High, Auto), ‘Highlight/Shadow’ control (four presets, three custom settings), HDR multi-shot capture (Auto, +/-1.0 to 3.0 EV with auto align), intervalometer (up to 9999 frames), multiple exposure facility (with overlay and auto exposure adjustment), lens corrections (Shading Compensation and Diffraction Compensation), long exposure noise reduction (On/Off), luminance/RGB histogram displays, highlight alert, adjustable image display time, auto image rotation, slide show (with variable display times and background music), playback zoom (up to 16x), 12 or 30 thumbnail displays, thumbnail calendar display, in-camera editing (RAW-to-JPEG processing, ‘4K/6K Photo’ bulk saving, 4K/6K Photo’ noise reduction, Light Composition, rating, title edit, face recognition edit, text stamp, video divide, resize, cropping, rotate, favourite, protect, face recognition edit), ‘Clear Retouch’ tool, picture sort modes, WiFi with QR code connectivity, Bluetooth (LE) connectivity, DPOF and PictBridge support. Power: One 7.2 volt/1860 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack (DMW-BLF19PP type). In-camera recharging via USB is possible. Optional DMW-BGG9 battery grip accepts a second battery pack. Dimensions (WxHxD): body only = 137.5x97.31x91.6 mm. Weight: body only = 579 grams (without battery or memory card). Price: $2499 body only. $3499 with Lumix Vario G X 12-35mm f2.8 ASPH Power OIS image stabiliser zoom lens. $3499 with Leica DG VarioElmarit 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 ASPH Power OIS image stabiliser zoom lens. Distributor: Panasonic Australia, telephone 132 600 or visit www.panasonic.com.au