PANA­SONIC LUMIX DC-G9 $2499

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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

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