- Full resolution 20.3-megapixel sensor, plus 80 megapixels high-resolution JPEG /RAW in-camera image.
- Fast 0.04 sec. (approx.) lock focus result from new LUMIX ultra high-speed AF technology. 60 fps [AFS] electronic shutter or 20 fps [AFC] high-speed burst via mechanical shutter in full-res.
- Massive 3,680K-dot OLED Live View Finder [LVF] with 120 fps refresh rate, 0.83X magnification, and blackout free 100% field of view.
- Dual I.S. 5-Axis 2.0 combines data from a gyro, temp., & image sensors for stabilization performance of 6 stops lower shutter speeds, when combined with LUMIX O.I.S. lenses with 2-Axis I.S.
- Dual UHS-II SD Card slots for in-camera backup, relay, or format allocation recording.
- Lighted top mounted Status LCD for at a glance feedback on camera setup.
The professional grade Panasonic LUMIX G9 mirrorless camera accepts over 30 Micro Four Thirds LUMIX and LEICA DC compact interchangeable lens built on the next-generation interchangeable lens camera standard MFT pioneered by Panasonic. This mirrorless camera design enables a lighter, more compact camera bodies and lenses. The LUMIX G9 body and MFT lenses include cutting-edge technologies such as; 4K video capture, Wi-Fi + Bluetooth for faster wireless image transfers, super-fast 0.04 sec. Depth from Defocus autofocusing, combined lens plus camera image stabilization (Dual I.S. 2.0), and exposure technologies not possible with traditional DSLRs. Now with exclusive LUMIX 4K / 6K PHOTO Modes, simply select that perfect moment from video to produce printable high-resolution photos. Never miss the moment again with Panasonic LUMIX and the new G9!
|TYPE||Type||Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera|
|Recording media||SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
(Compatible with UHS-I / UHS-II UHS Speed Class 3 standard SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards)
|Image sensor size||17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)|
|Lens mount||Micro Four Thirds mount|
|IMAGE SENSOR||Type||Live MOS Sensor|
|Total pixels||21.77 Megapixels|
|Camera effective pixels||20.33 Megapixels|
|Color filter||Primary color filter|
|Dust reduction system||Supersonic wave filter|
|IMAGE STABILIZATION SYSTEM||Image sensor shift type (5-axis / 6.5-stop*), Dual I.S. (Dual I.S. 2 compatible)
*Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=60mm (35mm camera equivalent f=120mm), when H-ES12060 is used.
|RECORDING SYSTEM||Recording file format||Still image||JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.31), RAW|
|6K PHOTO** / 4K PHOTO**||6K PHOTO: MP4 (H.265/HEVC, Audio format: AAC (2ch))
4K PHOTO: MP4 (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio format: AAC (2ch))
|Motion picture||MP4: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Audio format: LPCM (2ch 48kHz/16-bit), AAC (2ch))
AVCHD Progressive, AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Audio 2ch)
|Aspect ratio||4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1|
|Image quality||RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard|
|Color space||sRGB, AdobeRGB|
|File size (Pixels)||Still image||[4:3] 5184x3888(L) / 3712x2784(M) / 2624x1968(S) / 10368x7776(XL)* / 7296x5472(LL)* / 4992x3744(6K PHOTO) / 3328x2496(4K PHOTO) *High Resolution Mode.|
|[3:2] 5184x3456(L) / 3712x2480(M) / 2624x1752(S) / 10368x6912(XL)* / 7296x4864(LL)* / 5184x3456(6K PHOTO) / 3504x2336(4K PHOTO) *High Resolution Mode.|
|[16:9] 5184x2920(L) / 3840x2160(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 10368x5832(XL)* / 7296x4104(LL)* / 3840x2160(4K PHOTO) *High Resolution Mode.|
|[1:1] 3888x3888(L) / 2784x2784(M) / 1968x1968(S) / 7776x7776(XL)* / 5472x5472(LL)* / 2880x2880(4K PHOTO) *High Resolution Mode.|
|Motion picture**||MP4**||[4K] 3840x2160||59.94p, 150Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM)
29.97p, 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (AAC)
23.98p, 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (AAC)
|[Full HD] 1920x1080||59.94p, 28Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (AAC)
29.97p, 20Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (AAC)
|AVCHD**||[Full HD] 1920x1080||59.94p, 28Mbps (LongGOP) (Dolby)
59.94i, 24Mbps (LongGOP) (Dolby) (Sensor output is 29.97fps)
59.94i, 17Mbps (LongGOP) (Dolby) (Sensor output is 59.94fps)
23.98p, 24Mbps (LongGOP) (Dolby)
|High speed video
*When Creative Video Mode is selected.
|MP4**||[4K] 3840x2160||30p, 100Mbps (Sensor output is 60fps / 48fps)|
|[Full HD] 1920x1080||30p, 20Mbps (Sensor output is 180fps)|
|Continuous recordable time (Motion picture)||AVCHD [FHD/60p]: Approx. 120 min (rear monitor), 110 min (LVF) with H-ES12060
AVCHD [FHD/60i]: Approx. 120 min (rear monitor), 120 min (LVF) with H-ES12060
MP4 [4K/60p]: Approx. 110 min (rear monitor), 110 min (LVF) with H-ES12060
MP4 [4K/30p]: Approx. 130 min (rear monitor), 120 min (LVF) with H-ES12060
|Actual recordable time (Motion picture)||AVCHD [FHD/60p]: Approx. 60 min (rear monitor), 55 min (LVF) with H-ES12060
AVCHD [FHD/60i]: Approx. 60 min (rear monitor), 60 min (LVF) with H-ES12060
MP4 [4K/60p]: Approx. 55 min (rear monitor), 55 min (LVF) with H-ES12060
MP4 [4K/30p]: Approx. 65 min (rear monitor), 60 min (LVF) with H-ES12060
|WIRELESS||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi2.4GHz (STA/AP) (IEEE802.11b/g/n)
Wi-Fi5GHz (STA) (IEEE 802.11a/n/ac) *5GHz Wi-Fi is not available in some countries.
Please refer to "Wi-Fi" Sheet
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth® v4.2 (Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE))|
|QR code connection / Password-less connection||Yes / Yes (ON / OFF selectable)|
|VIEWFINDER||Type||OLED Live View Finder (3,680k dots)|
|Field of view||Approx. 100%|
|Magnification||Approx. 1.66x / 0.83x (35mm camera equivalent) with 50 mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1|
|Eye point||Approx. 21 mm from eyepiece lens|
|Diopter adjustment||-4.0 - +3.0 (dpt)|
|Display speed||120fps / 60fps|
|FOCUS||Type||Contrast AF system|
|Focus mode||AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF|
|AF mode||Face/Eye Detection / Tracking / 225-Area / Custom Multi / 1-Area / Pinpoint
(Full area touch is available) (Scalable AF frame size and flexible AF position)
|AF detective range||EV -4 - 18 (ISO100 equivalent)|
|AF assist lamp||Yes|
|AF lock||Yes (AF/AE LOCK button)|
|AF custom setting||AF Sensitivity, AF Area Switching Sensitivity, Moving Object Prediction|
|Others||One Shot AF, Shutter AF, Half Press Release, Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion picture recording), Eye Sensor AF, AF-Point Scope Setting, AF+MF, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, Focus Peaking, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Pad AF, Touch Shutter|
|EXPOSURE CONTROL||Light metering system||1,728-zone multi-pattern sensing system|
|Light metering mode||Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot|
|Metering range||EV 0 - 18 (F2.0 lens, ISO100 equivalent)|
|Exposure mode||Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual|
|ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity)||Still image: Auto / Intelligent ISO / 100 (Extended) / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600 (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
Creative Video Mode: Auto / 100 (Extended) / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
|Exposure compensation||1/3 EV step ±5EV (±3EV for motion picture)|
|AE lock||Yes (AF/AE LOCK button)|
|WHITE BALANCE||White balance||AWB / AWBc / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set 1, 2, 3, 4 / Color temperature setting 1, 2, 3, 4|
|White balance adjustment||Blue/Amber bias, Magenta/Green bias|
|Color temperature setting||2500-10000K in 100K|
|Shutter speed||Still image: Bulb (Max. 30 minutes), 1/8,000 - 60
Electronic first curtain shutter: Bulb (Max. 30 minutes), 1/2,000 - 60
Electronic shutter: 1/32,000 - 1
Motion picture: 1/16,000 - 1/25
|Shutter life||Approx. 200,000 images|
|Self timer||10sec, 3 images / 2sec / 10sec|
|Remote control||Remote control with Bulb function by DMW-RSL1 (sold separately)|
|BRACKET||AE bracket||3, 5, 7 images in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV step, max. ±3 EV, single/burst|
|Aperture bracket||3, 5 or all positions in 1 EV step|
|Focus bracket||1 to 999 images, focus steps can be set in 10 levels|
|White balance bracket||3 exposures in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis, color temperature setting|
|BURST SHOOTING||Burst speed||[Mechanical shutter / Electronic first curtain shutter]
AFS/MF: H: 12 frames/sec, M: 7 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View) *When H-ES12060 is used.
AFF/AFC: H: 9 frames/sec (with Live View), M: 7 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View) *When H-ES12060 is used.
AFS/MF: SH: 60 frames/sec, H: 12 frames/sec, M: 7 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)
AFF/AFC: SH: 20 frames/sec, H: 9 frames/sec (with Live View), M: 7 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)
|Number of recordable images||[H/M/L]
More than approx. 60 images (when there are RAW files with the particular speed.)
More than approx. 600 images (when there are no RAW files and using a card with SD Speed Class with "UHS-II UHS Speed Class 3 (U3)".)
(depending on memory card size, battery power, picture size, and compression)
More than approx. 50 images
(depending on memory card size, battery power, picture size, and compression)
|6K PHOTO** / 4K PHOTO**||Burst speed||[6K PHOTO] 30 frames/sec
[4K PHOTO] 60 frames/sec, 30 frames/sec
|Exif information||Yes (Each JPEG image cropped out of the 6K/4K burst file complies with EXIF.)|
|Marking function||Yes (in 6K/4K Burst (S/S) mode)|
|TIME LAPSE SHOT||Yes|
|STOP MOTION ANIMATION||Yes|
|FLASH||Flash type||TTL External Flash (sold separately)|
|Flash mode||Auto*, Auto/Red-eye Reduction*, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off *For iA, iA+ only.|
|Synchronization speed||Less than 1/250 second|
|Flash output adjustment||1/3EV step ±3EV|
|Flash synchronization||1st Curtain Sync., 2nd Curtain Sync.|
|Synchronization for flash dimming and exposure compensation||Yes|
|Wireless control||Yes (When using DMW-FL200L / FL360L / FL580L (sold separately)), Wireless Channel: 1ch/2ch/3ch/4ch|
|Flash sync socket||Yes|
|REAR MONITOR||Type||TFT LCD monitor with static touch control|
|Monitor size||Free-angle 3.0-inch (7.5cm) / 3:2 aspect|
|Pixels||Approx. 1,040k dots|
|Field of view||Approx. 100%|
|Monitor adjustment||Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Red-Green, Blue-Yellow|
|LIVE VIEW||Digital zoom||2x, 4x|
|Extra Tele Conversion||Still image: Max. 2x
4K PHOTO: 1.6x (4:3), 1.5x (3:2), 1.4x (16:9, 1:1)
Motion picture: 2.7x (FHD), 1.4x (4K)
|Other functions||Level Gauge, Real-time Histogram, Guide Lines (3 patterns), Center Marker, Highlight display (Still image / motion picture), Zebra pattern (Still image / motion picture)|
|DIRECTION DETECTION FUNCTION||Yes|
|FUNCTION BUTTON||REC||Wi-Fi / Q.MENU / Video Record / LVF/Monitor Switch / LVF/Monitor Disp. Style / AF-Point Scope / AF/AE LOCK / AF-ON / Preview / One Push AE / Touch AE / Level Gauge / Focus Area Set / Zoom Control / 1 Shot RAW+JPG / 1 Shot Spot Metering / 1 Shot 6K/4K PHOTO / Operation Lock / Dial Operation Switch / Destination Slot / Photo Style / Filter Select / Aspect Ratio / Picture Size / Quality / AFS/AFF / Metering Mode / Burst Shot Setting / 6K/4K PHOTO / Self Timer / High Resolution Mode / Bracket / Highlight Shadow / i. Dynamic / i. Resolution / Min. Shtr Speed / Post Focus / HDR / Shutter Type / Flash Mode / Flash Adjust. / Wireless Flash Setup / Ex. Tele Conv. / Digital Zoom / Stabilizer / I.S. Lock (Video) / 4K Live Cropping / Motion Pic. Set / Picture Mode in Rec. / Mic Level Adj. / Mic. Directivity Adjust / Silent Mode / Peaking / Histogram / Guide Line / Zebra Pattern / Monochrome Live View / Constant Preview / Rec Area / Step Zoom / Zoom Speed / Night Mode / ON/OFF of each item in White Balance / ON/OFF of each item in Photo Style / AF Mode/MF / Rec/Playback Switch / Off / Restore to Default
|PLAY||Wi-Fi / LVF/Monitor Switch / Rec/Playback Switch / Slot Change / 6K/4K Photo Play / Delete Single / Protect / Rating 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 / RAW Processing / 6K/4K PHOTO Bulk Saving / Copy / Night Mode / Off / Restore to Default
|Fn LEVER||AF Mode / Quality / Photo Style / Long Shtr NR / Stabilizer / 6K/4K PHOTO (Pre-Burst) / Self Timer / Silent Mode / Shutter Type / Bracket / Touch Screen / Touch Pad AF / Auto Review (Photo) / Peaking / Night Mode / Front/Rear/Control Dial Lock / Off / Restore to Default|
|PHOTO STYLE||Standard / Vivid / Natural / Monochrome / L. Monochrome / Scenery / Portrait / Custom 1, 2, 3, 4 / Cinelike D / Cinelike V|
|CREATIVE CONTROL||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 Color / Sunshine*
*For photos only.
|PLAYBACK||Playback mode||30-thumbnail display, 12-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (Max. 16x), Slideshow (All / Picture Only / Video Only, duration & effect is selectable), Playback Mode (Normal / Picture Only / Video Only), Protect, Rating, Title Edit, Face Recognition Edit, RAW Processing, 6K/4K PHOTO Bulk Saving, 6K/4K PHOTO Noise Reduction, Light Composition, Clear Retouch, Text Stamp, Copy, Resize, Cropping, Rotate, Video Divide, Time Lapse Video, Stop Motion Video, Rotation Display, Picture Sort, Delete Confirmation, Creating Still Pictures from a Motion Picture|
|IMAGE PROTECTION / ERASE||Protection||Single / Multi or Cancel|
|Erase||Single / Multi / All / Except Rating|
|Direct print||PictBridge compatible|
|INTERFACE||USB||USB 3.0 Micro-B, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Gen 1|
|HDMI***||HDMI TypeA / VIERA Link
Video: Auto / 4K/60p / 4K/30p / 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 480p
Monitor-through: 4:2:2 8bit (Except for [4K/60p]) / 4:2:0 8bit
|Audio video output||No|
|Remote input||f2.5mm for remote|
|External microphone input||f3.5mm for external microphone
Stereo/Lens Auto/Shotgun/Super Shotgun/Manual is selectable when attaching DMW-MS2 (sold separately).
|Headphone output||f3.5mm for headphone|
|Microphone||Stereo, Wind Noise Canceller: OFF / Low* / Standard / High *When attaching DMW-MS2 (sold separately).|
|SD card slot||Slot 1, Slot 2|
|LANGUAGE||OSD language||Please refer to "OSD" Sheet|
|POWER||Battery||Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1860mAh, 14Wh) (included)
USB power supply, USB power charging
|Battery life (CIPA standard)||Approx. 380 images (rear monitor), 360 images (LVF), 890 images (Power Save LVF mode*) with H-ES12060
*Under the test conditions specified by Panasonic based on CIPA standard. When the time to get in the sleep mode is set to 1 sec.
|Battery grip||DMW-BGG9 (sold separately)|
|DIMENSIONS / WEIGHT||Dimensions (W x H x D)||136.9 x 97.3 x 91.6 mm / 5.39 x 3.83 x 3.61 inch (excluding protrusions)|
|Weight||Approx. 658g / 1.45 lb (SD card x 1, Battery, Body)
Approx. 579g / 1.28 lb (Body only)
Approx. 978g / 2.16 lb (SD card x 1, Battery, H-ES12060 lens included)
|OPERATING ENVIRONMENT||Operating temperature****||-10oC to 40oC (14oF to 104oF)|
|Operating humidity||10%RH to 80%RH|
|STANDARD ACCESSORIES||Software||· The software to edit and playback images on computer is not bundled with this camera. To do this, PHOTOfunSTUDIO 10.0PE is available for download at Panasonic website using computer connected to the Internet.
https://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/soft/download/d_pfs99pe.html (For Windows)
· The software to process RAW file on computer is not bundled with this camera. To do this, SILKYPIX Developer Studio is available for download at Ichikawa Soft Laboratory's website using computer connected to the Internet.
https://www.isl.co.jp/SILKYPIX/english/p/ (For Windows / Mac)
|Standard accessories||DC-G9 Kit
Battery Charger (AC Adaptor, USB connection Cable included), Battery Pack, Body Cap, Hot Shoe Cover, Eye Cup, Flash Syncro Socket Cap, Cover for the Battery Grip Connector, USB Connection Cable, Shoulder Strap
Battery Charger (AC Adaptor, USB connection Cable included), Battery Pack, Body Cap, Hot Shoe Cover, Eye Cup, Flash Syncro Socket Cap, Cover for the Battery Grip Connector, USB Connection Cable, Shoulder Strap, Lens Cap, Lens Hood, Lens Rear Cap
· The DC-G9 Operating Instructions for advanced features is available for downloaded at Panasonic LUMIX Customer Support Site using PC, smartphone or tablet connected to the Internet.
|** About motion picture recording / 6K PHOTO/4K PHOTO recording|
- 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-megapixel (approx. 6000 x 3000 effective pixel count) that the 6K image manages.
- Use a card with SD Speed Class with "Class 4" or higher when recording motion pictures in [AVCHD] or [MP4(under 28Mbps)].
- Use a card with SD Speed Class with "UHS-I / UHS-II UHS Speed Class 3 (U3)" when recording motion pictures with [MP4] in [4K] or [6K PHOTO/4K PHOTO].
(SD speed class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing.)
- Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 10 minutes with [MP4] in [4K/60p] [4K/High Speed Video].
- Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 29 minutes and 59 seconds with [AVCHD] in [FHD] and [MP4] in [4K/30p] [4K/24p] [FHD].
- MP4 motion pictures with [MP4] in [4K]:
- When using an SDHC memory card: You can continue recording without interruption even if the file size exceeds 4 GB, but the motion picture file will be divided and recorded/played back separately.
- When using an SDXC memory card: You can record a motion picture in a single file.
- MP4 motion pictures with [MP4] in [FHD]:
- You can continue recording without interruption even if the file size exceeds 4 GB, but the motion picture file will be divided and recorded/played back separately.
- When the ambient temperature is high or continuous recording is performed, the camera may stop the recording to protect itself. Wait until the camera cools down.
*** For [4K/60p] video output, use an HDMI2.0 cable that has the HDMI logo on it, and that is described as"4K compatible".
**** The camera may stop recording when used in lower or higher than recommended operating temperature: -10 to 40 degrees.