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Panasonic Introduces Mirrorless GX9 Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

13 February 2018

Panasonic has announced the compact Lumix GX9 single lens mirrorless camera featuring a 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor without a low-pass filter matched to a Venus image processor. The GX9 adds 5-axis dual image stabilization that combine a 2-axis optical image stabilizer and 5-axis body image stabilizer.

A new wide screen Live Viewfinder tilts up 90 degrees. And the 3.0-inch high resolution static-type touch monitor tilts up 80 degrees and down 45-degrees.

The GX9 records 4K video in 3840x2160 at 30p or 24p in MP4. 4K Photo is easier to use with Auto Marking and Sequence Composition, two new additions to Post Focus, Focus Stacking, Light Composition and 4K Live Cropping.


Highlights of the GX9 include:

  • 20.3-Mp live MOS sensor
  • Venus engine image processor
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • Tilting 2.76m-dot 0.7x EVF
  • 3.0-inch 1.24m-dot tilting touchscreen LCD
  • UHD 4K30 and 24p video recording
  • Built-In Bluetooth LE and WiFi
  • ISO 100-25600
  • 9 fps continuous shooting
  • 5-Axis dual image stabilization


Specifications for the GX9 include:

Sensor 20.3-megapixel live MOS sensor
2x crop factor
Aspect ratios: 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Dust Reduction Supersonic wave filter
Viewfinder OLED live tilting viewfinder with 2,360k dots
100 percent field of view
1.39x magnification (0.7x 35mm equivalent)
-4.0 to +3.0 diopter adjustment
Eye sensor
Monitor 3.0-inch rear touchscreen swivel touchscreen LCD 1,240,000 dots
100 percent field of view
Shutter Bulb (max. 30 minutes)
1/4,000 to 60 seconds
Frame Rate 9 frames/sec
Over 30 Raws, 100 JPEGs
ISO Auto, ISO 100 (Extended), 200 to 25,600
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization Image sensor shift type
Dual IS compatible
5-axis for 4-stops
Live View Yes
Flash Built-in, TTL
Guide Number: 13.78 feet at ISO 100
1/200 second maximum sync speed
First curtain sync, second curtain sync
Hot shoe
Movie 3840 x 2160p at 24, 30 fps (100 Mb/s MP4)
1920 x 1080p at 60 fps (28 Mb/s MP4)
1920 x 1080p at 30 fps (20 Mb/s MP4)
1280 x 720p at 30 fps (10 Mb/s MP4)
1920 x 1080p at 60 fps (28 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080p at 24, 30 fps (24 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080i at 60 fps (17 Mb/s AVCHD)
Clips up to Up to 29 minutes 59 seconds
Built-in stereo mic
Optional external mic
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2 Low Energy
USB 2.0 High Speed
microHDMI TypeD, VIERA Link
Power Rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack
7.4V, 1,025mAh
Dimensions 4.88 x 2.83 x 1.84 inches
Weight 0.90 lb.

Specifications for the new 12-60mm kit lens include:

Mount Micro Four Thirds
Focal Length 12mm to 60mm (24 to 120mm 35mm equivalent)
Aperture Maximum: f3.5 to f5.6
Minimum: f22
7 rounded diaphragm blades
Angle of View 84.05° to 20.44°
Minimum Focus 7.87 inches
Magnification 0.27x
Optical Design 11 elements in 9 groups
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Filter Thread 58mm
Dimensions 2.60 x 2.80 inches
Weight 7.41 oz.


Panasonic said the GX9 will be available in March with a new 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 kit lens in black silver for $999.99. Adorama and B&H are both now accepting pre-orders.

Panasonic Introduces Lumix GX9

The Ultimate Compact Single Lens Mirrorless Digital Camera Capture High Quality Images in Your Own Creative Way

NEWARK, N.J. -- Panasonic is proud to introduce the Lumix GX9, a sleek, compact new digital single lens mirrorless camera for everyone who wants to shoot vibrant, true-to-life, high quality images in their own creative way with excellent resolution, high contrast and impressive color reproduction.

The Lumix GX9's 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor without a low-pass filter and Venus Engine combine to drive maximum lens performance while rendering natural, high-precision images. The L.Monochrome D mode is newly added to Photo Style, making it easy to shoot detailed dynamic monochrome photos with emphasized highlights and shadows. Plus, Grain Effect can also be adjusted in all monochrome modes with Photo Style.

A 5-axis Dual I.S. (Image Stabilizer) in the Lumix GX9 effectively suppresses blur. Combining an O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer, 2-axis) and a B.I.S. (Body Image Stabilizer, 5-axis), the Dual I.S. compensates for a wider range of movement to enable blur-free photo/video shooting from wide to tele, even in low-light conditions.

A new wide screen LVF (Live Viewfinder) in the Lumix GX9 tilts up approx. 90 degrees. With its high, approx. 2760k-dot equivalent, resolution and 100 percent color reproduction, this 16:9 LVF provides approx. 1.39x / 0.7x (35mm camera equivalent.) magnification and 100 percent field of view. Plus, the camera's large 3.0-in., approx. 1240k-dot high resolution static-type touch monitor provides nearly 100 percent of field of view tilts up approx. 80 degrees and down 45-degrees to enable shooting in high or low angle even easier.

The Contrast AF System in the Lumix GX9 features DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology and excels in both speed and accuracy by exchanging digital signals between the camera and the lens at max. 240 fps, for ultra-fast autofocusing in approx. 0.07 sec. A range of extensive AF functions include Face/Eye Detection AF, Pinpoint AF, One-shot AF and advanced Low Light AF to enhance usability to comply with various shooting situations. Live View Boost makes it possible to check composition even in total darkness by boosting sensitivity just for live view.

The Lumix GX9 records smooth, high-resolution 4K video in 3840x2160 at 30p or 24p in MP4. 4K Photo is easier to use in more creative ways with Auto Marking and Sequence Composition, two new additions to Post Focus, Focus Stacking, Light Composition and 4K Live Cropping.

Ultra HD 4K video and 4K Photo

With a high-speed sensor signal readout and engine processor, the Lumix GX9 records smooth, high-resolution 4K videos in 3840x2160 resolution at 30p or 24p in addition to the Full-HD 1920x1080 60p videos with practical full-time AF. With this technology, Lumix 4K Photo lets users capture perfect moments by extracting single frames from 4K burst files shot at 30 fps to save as 8-Mp equivalent photos.

Choosing the best shots out of hundreds of 4K video frames is now easier with a newly added Auto Marking function. Auto Marking identifies the frame most different from others in the file to help minimize the time it takes to choose the best individual shot. A Sequence Composition function creates a stromotion image in-camera by synthesizing multiple images shot at fixed frame to produce a unique image of a subject's motion without special retouching.

The Lumix GX9 also includes Post Focus, a function selects an in-focus area even after shooting. Post Focus is helpful in situations such as macro shooting where strict focusing is required or for changing expressions by changing the focused subject. This capability combines high-speed, high-precision DFD (Depth From Defocus) autofocus technology and 4K technology. A Focus Stacking function adjusts depth of field after shooting by combining multiple images shot with Post Focus in the camera. Now users don't need to focus strictly while shooting because they can create images with the defocus level they want or pan-focus simply by selecting the focus area after shooting -- beneficial when shooting macro images of insects, small accessories and so on.

Lumix GX9 also incorporates a Light Composition function, a new 4K Photo option. The camera synthesizes images by choosing and saving a brighter pixel to easily produce more dramatic images of fireworks or night scenery in-camera. What's more, the Lumix GX9 also enables 4K Live Cropping in video recording to realize stable panning or zooming. In panning shots, users just set the viewing angle to begin and end with for smooth panning imagery without using special equipment like a slider. And in zooming, users can set the after-zoomed viewing angle firs to ensure the subject is perfectly in the frame. The imagery of zooming is smooth because it does not move the zoom lens physically.

The Lumix GX9 includes Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity for a more flexible shooting experience and instant image sharing with easy operation. Compatibility with Bluetooth 4.2 (Bluetooth Low Energy) enables consistent connection with a smartphone or tablet with minimum power consumption.

The Lumix GX9 will be available in stores in March.There will be two colorways available: one in black and one in silver. Suggested retail price is $999.99.

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