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Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

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Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 review: specs and price

Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

Why is Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 better than the average?

  • Megapixels
    20.3MPvs16.44MP
  • Sensor size
    17.3 x 13mmvs158.3mm
  • Focus points
    225vs46.93
  • Continuous shooting at high resolution
    20fpsvs6.57fps
  • Maximum light sensitivity
    25600 ISOvs15728.84 ISO
  • longer battery life
    400shotsvs389.64shots
  • Video recording (main camera)
    2160 x 30fpsvs39471.46fps
  • Fastest shutter speed
    1/8000svs1/2816s

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Design

1.has a flip-out screen
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

2.Weather sealed
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

3. more viewfinder coverage

100%

With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.

Best

Leica Q-P

100%

4.Has a built-in focus motor
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.

5. higher resolution (screen)

1040k dots

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.

Best

Fujifilm X-T1 + XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS

1040000k dots

6.weight

658g

Best

HTC Re

65.5g

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Optics

1.focus points

225

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.

Best

Canon EOS R

5655

2.sensor size

17.3 x 13mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

3.megapixels

20.3MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

4.maximum light sensitivity

25600 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.

Best

Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO

5.has built-in optical image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

6.continuous shooting at high resolution

20fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.

Best

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

60fps

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Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Fujifilm X-T3

2160 x 60fps

2.Has timelapse function
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.

3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

4.supports AVCHD format
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

5.has a 24p cinema mode
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

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Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

2.has a microphone in
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

3.number of microphones

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Canon EOS 200D

2

4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

5.has stereo speakers
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

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Battery

1. longer battery life

400shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

2.has a removable battery
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.has a battery level indicator
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Features

1.Has WiFi
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

3.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

4.Has dual card slots
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

It has two memory card slots, allowing you to store more photos without switching cards. This is particularly useful on long shoots when you need more space.

5.has GPS
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

For example

Leica M10-D

6.has a HDMI output
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

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