Ultra-real, 20.3 Mpx Experience
This camera offers incredible speed, operability, reliability, and durability - all concentrated in a compact body. The G9 boasts the highest image quality that LUMIX has ever offered. The 20.3 Mpx Digital Live MOS sensor, without low pass filter, delivers intensely sharp image quality with an extremely wide dynamic range. When nature offers only a split second to get the perfect shot, the LUMIX G9 is the ideal partner.
Venus Engine Beauty
The marriage of an advanced Digital Live MOS sensor with the beautiful Venus Engine reproduces extraordinary colour detail and natural texture expression.
Multi-pixel Luminance Generation and Intelligent Detail Processing renders intense brightness and contrast. The 3-Dimensional Colour Control with rich colours from dark to bright shades and high-precision Multi Process NR makes your images pop even at high ISO sensitivity settings.
Eliminate Blur at Any Setting
It is difficult to handhold a camera at the best of times but don't fret, with the 5-axis Dual I.S. 2 (Image Stabilizer)* intelligent compensation comes to your aid. This is the equivalent to doubling (6.5) of exposure duration duration meaning you can use a 6.5 stop slower shutter speed up to tele-end.
The LUMIX G9 eliminates shake in both body and lens even at the telephoto setting**. It also works in both photo and video recording, including 4K video.
The astonishing power of the 5-axis Body I.S. with 6.5-stop compensation power*** corrects shake for all lenses, even those not equipped with O.I.S.
* 5-axis Dual I.S. 2 works when attaching the lens that are compatible with it. Firmware update of the lens is also required.
** Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=140 mm (35 mm film camera equivalent f=280 mm), when H-FS14140 is used.]
*** Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=60 mm (35 mm film camera equivalent f=120 mm), when H-ES12060 is used.]
Detailed 80 Mpx RAW Recording
High Resolution mode is capable of 80 Mpx RAW recording. After shooting the 20.3-Mpx sensor 8 times, a single image is created and this professional function is widely used for producing exhibits.
4K 60p/50p Video and V-Log L Upgrading*
The LUMIX G9 takes outstanding shooting performance to another level with high-precision, silky smooth 4K 60p / 50p (QFHD 4K: 3840 x 2160 / MP4) video recording.
The DMW-SFU1 Upgrade Software Key (sold separately) enables log video recording (V-Log L) with exceptional flexibility as well as a wider dynamic range for colour grading in the post-production process.* It boasts a log characteristic with 12 stops, and the same characteristic curve and LUT (Look Up Table) can be used in common.
What's more, the high-speed video lets you record videos with dramatic slow motion in 4K (60 fps max. 2x slower)** or Full HD (180 fps max. 6x slower)** quality.
* Firmware must be updated to the latest version. ** 30p playback.
Ultra-Fast AF / AFC Burst
Panasonic's innovative DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology is constantly evolving and it just got even better. DFD allows the LUMIX G9 to calculate focal lens movement by comparing depth of field values of two images at incredibly high speed. By combining the AF drive with a maximum read speed of 480 fps, the LUMIX G9 can achieve the industry's fastest level AF in up to 0.04 seconds* and the world's fastest 20 fps burst shooting with AFC** (*** 60 fps burst shooting with AFS).
* In 1-Area AF, at wide-end with H-ES12060 (CIPA) in LVF 120 fps setting.
** For a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera as of 8 November, 2017.
Never Miss a Shot
with 6K/4K Burst
Shoot with extended burst, then choose and extract the exact frames you want to keep. The 6K PHOTO* mode at 30 fps allows you to capture the perfect moments at a stunning approx. 18- Mpx high-resolution. The ultra-high-speed 4K PHOTO mode at 60 fps freezes even faster motion which is simply not possible in conventional cameras. The LUMIX G9 truly does make moments unmissable.
* 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-Mpx (approx. 6000 x 3000 effective pixel count) that the 6K image manages.
Largest-Level 0.83x OLED LVF
in a Mirrorless Camera
A super high-resolution 3,680K-dot OLED LVF (Live View Finder) brings gorgeous visibility and makes for perfect framing even under direct sunlight. The highest-level 0.83x magnification in mirrorless camera category (35 mm camera equivalent) makes it easy-to-see image detail, your settings and icons, and, the long eye point distance of 21 mm is excellent for people who wear spectacles. Best of all, the OLED LVF ensures your pictures match up to exactly how you intended them.
Focus Detect & Selective AF
A Joystick Controller is now found on the back of the LUMIX G9 just below the AF/AE lock button. You can use this to smoothly and intuitively select focus blocks inside the focusing area overlay.
The focus detect area is massively increased from 49 (conventional LUMIX G cameras) to 225 points for more flexible composition.
Custom Multi AF
The Custom Multi AF mode allows you to freely select an array of blocks inside the 225 focusing area.
Large Status LCD
A status LCD that lets you instantly confirm the settings is provided for the first time on a LUMIX camera. Convenient for shooting with frequent settings adjustments, and for simply framing with the viewfinder and rear monitor. Also handy for scenes such as nighttime shots, when the light of the rear monitor bothers you.
Fn Lever - For Pin-point Settings
The Fn Lever lets you switch to pin-point settings which is great for instantly changing from RAW to JPEG, or shooting while switching between colour and monochrome. It let's you customize fine settings for your own exclusive use.
Battery Grip - DMW-BGG9
By using two batteries - one in the camera and the other in the grip* - the DMW-BGG9 doubles the battery life for extended shooting. It also makes gripping more comfortable even in vertical angle shooting. Exclusively designed for the LUMIX G9, the DMW-BGG9 perfectly matches the camera, boasting splash / dust / freezeproof rugged design with a Joystick Controller.
* A battery pack is not included with the DMW-BGG9.
Splash Proof is a term used to describe an extra level of protection this battery grip offers against exposure to a minimal amount of moisture, water or dust. Splash Proof does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this battery grip is subjected to direct contact with water.