Pana­sonic Lumix DC-G9


Con­struc­tion: Mag­ne­sium al­loy bodyshell, sealed against dust, mois­ture and sub-zero tem­per­a­tures. Lens Mount: Mi­cro Four Thirds bay­o­net. Sen­sor Type/Size: Live MOS, 13.0x17.3 mm. To­tal Pix­els: 21.77 mil­lion (max­i­mum im­age size = 5184x3888 pix­els). Fo­cal Length Con­ver­sion Fac­tor: 1.97x. Stor­age Medium: Two slots for SD, SDHC and SDXC mem­ory cards, both with UHS-II UHS Speed Class 3 sup­port. Data Com­pres­sion: Two lev­els of JPEG com­pres­sion on three res­o­lu­tion set­tings plus 14-bit loss­less on RAW data. RAW+JPEG cap­ture. Choice of as­pect ra­tios – 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 and 1:1. ISO Range: 200-25,600 (ex­tend­able to ISO 100). Buf­fer Mem­ory: Up to 600 frames JPEG/large/fine or 60 RAW. Max­i­mum Frame Rate: 12.0 per sec­ond with FP shut­ter, 60 per sec­ond with sen­sor shut­ter. 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. Slow-mo­tion frame rates for FHD record­ing, ze­bra pat­terns, cen­tre marker, ‘Cine­like’ gamma pro­file (for tonal­ity, two pro­files), 4K/2K video stream­ing via the HDMI con­nec­tion (8-bit 4:2:2 colour). Aut­o­fo­cus­ing: 225 points with with auto/man­ual point se­lec­tion, auto track­ing and face/eye de­tec­tion/recog­ni­tion.. All points, sin­gle point (vari­able size), pin­point and ‘Cus­tom Multi’ area modes. Man­ual fo­cus as­sist via mag­ni­fied im­age and peak­ing dis­play. Me­ter­ing: 1728 points multi-pat­tern, cen­treweighted av­er­age, spot and TTL flash. Ex­po­sure Modes: Pro­gram (with shift), aper­ture/ shut­ter-pri­or­ity auto and man­ual. Shut­ter: Elec­tronic fo­cal plane, ver­ti­cal travel, 601/8000 sec­ond plus ‘B’, flash sync to 1/250 sec­ond. Al­ter­na­tive sen­sor shut­ter has a speed range of 1-1/32,000 sec­ond. White Bal­ance: Auto (neu­tral or main­tain warmer tones), five pre­sets, four cus­tom pre­sets, cor­rec­tion (blue-to-am­ber and/or ma­genta-to-green), auto brack­et­ing and man­ual colour tem­per­a­ture set­ting (four pre­sets). Power Source: Recharge­able lithium-ion bat­tery pack. Op­tional DMW-BGG9 bat­tery grip ac­cepts a sec­ond bat­tery pack. Fea­tures: OLED EVF (3.686 megadots), 8.1 cm OLED mon­i­tor (1.62 megadots) ad­justable for tilt and swing with touch con­trols, sen­sor-shift five-axis im­age sta­bil­i­sa­tion (in ‘Dual IS 2’ op­er­ates along with lens-based op­ti­cal sta­bilis­ers), ‘High Res­o­lu­tion’ 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), ‘Light Com­pos­ite’ mode, ‘Post Fo­cus’ func­tion, elec­tronic level dis­play, grid guides (choice of three), Adobe RGB and sRGB colour spa­ces, seven ‘Photo Style’ pre­sets (Stan­dard, Vivid, Nat­u­ral, Scenery, Por­trait, Mono­chrome and L. Mono­chrome), 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 (2.4 and 5.0 GHz) with QR code con­nec­tiv­ity, Blue­tooth con­nec­tiv­ity, teth­ered shoot­ing op­tion, DPOF and Pic­tBridge sup­port. Price: $2499 body only. $3499 with Lumix Vario G X 12-35mm f2.8 ASPH Power OIS zoom. $3499 with Le­ica DG Vario-El­marit 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 ASPH Power OIS zoom.

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