- 20.3 MP high-resolution MOS Sensor with Tuned Three-Dimensional Color Control to detect hue, saturation and brightness for optimal results
- 5-Axis Dual I.S.2 combines an O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer, 2-axis) and a I.B.I.S.(In-Body Image Stabilizer, 5-axis); 5-axis Dual I.S.2 enables up to 4-stop slower shutter speeds
- Live View Finder 2760k-dot high-resolution LFV tilts up by approx. 80 degrees with nearly 100% color reproduction; 1.39x / 0.7x (35mm camera equiv.) magnification and 100% field of view
- 49 Focus Points plus Custom Multi AF mode quickly and freely select focus blocks from via the touch-enabled LCD screen
- 4K Technology 4K 30p video, 4K Live Crop and 4K PHOTO burst with a new Light Composition mode to capture perfect moments
1st in Mirrorless innovation, LUMIX by Panasonic leads in Mirrorless ILC camera innovation with sleek, compact cameras like the LUMIX GX9. Its flat body style is favored by LUMIX G enthusiasts and noted for high image quality and the streetwise creative freedom it delivers. The LUMIX GX9 captures vibrant, true-to-life, high-quality images with excellent resolution, high contrast and impressive color reproduction. The 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor (without low-pass filter) ensures maximum performance across the full assortment of LUMIX G and LEICA DG Micro Four Thirds lenses.
The LUMIX GX9 incorporates 5-axis Dual I.S.2 (Image Stabilizer) to more effectively suppress blur. Combining an O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer, 2-axis) and a B.I.S. (Body Image Stabilizer, 5-axis), the 5-axis Dual I.S.2 compensates for a wider-than-ever range of movement. Users can enjoy blur-free photo/video shooting from wide to tele, even in low-light situations. The LUMIX GX9 integrates an electromagnetic drive in the shutter unit to reduce the shock created by the movement of shutter diaphragm by approx. 90% compared with its predecessor, while also minimizing shutter sound.
Never Miss the Perfect Moment — 4K PHOTO
Our 4K PHOTO feature lets you capture the perfect moment by selecting a frame from a video sequence (shot at 30 frames per second) in camera, and saving it as an individual high-res image with approximately 8-megapixel resolution. Simply shoot, select and save, to make those fleeting moments unmissable in every sense.
20.3MP Pixel-perfect Photos
The LUMIX GX9 packs a real punch with its high performance Digital Live MOS sensor sporting a whopping 20.3-megapixel to achieve uncompromising picture quality. Together with the removal of the low-pass filter from the sensor, you can confidently capture the sharpest ever imagery with a high dynamic range and artefact free. The LUMIX GX9 is a camera of beauty created by you and crafted by Panasonic engineering.
1240k-dot Tiltable Monitor
The large 3.0-inch, approximately 1240k-dot static-type touch monitor tilts upward by 80 degrees and downward by 45 degrees. It enables dynamic framing for artistic low-angle shots, like when shooting at nearly ground level, and is highly practical for high-angle shots, like when you need to shoot over the heads of people at a parade or a party.
4K Video — 4 Times the Pixel Counts of FHD
Whether you are watching movies or editing videos, 4K delivers a far more intense viewing experience than you have seen before. Its native resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels is four times larger than Full HD, resulting in a much higher level of detail.
A new L. Monochrome D feature in Photo Style simulates highly popular pre-digital era B&W film stocks. Along with Monochrome and L. Monochrome, it gives you the dynamic control to help take black-and-white expressiveness to the next level.
In addition, each of these modes can be combined with Grain Effect at Low, Standard, or High level. When you have the appeal of monochrome film at your fingertips with rich black tones and grainy textures, even ordinary scenes can become something remarkable.
On the Move — 5-axis Dual I.S. and 5-axis Body I.S.
With a shutter mechanism found in GX85 and G85 that significantly reduced shutter shock, LUMIX GX9 integrates a 5-axis Dual I.S. (Image Stabilizer), combining body and lens stabilization to gain more powerful hand-shake correction. The 5-axis Dual I.S. works in both photo and motion picture recording, including 4K video from wide to telephoto. It is also beneficial even in low light situations, and makes it possible to use a 4-stop slower shutter speed. The astonishing power of the 5-axis Body I.S. corrects shake for all lenses, even those not equipped with O.I.S.
A Pleasant Remote Control — Bluetooth 4.2 & Wi-Fi
The Bluetooth 4.2 (Low Energy) enables shutter release and video record Start / Stop without physically touching the camera.
It also enables full-time connection between camera and smartphone with low energy consumption. After shooting, it automatically switches to Wi-Fi connection, transferring data to your smartphone.
Fast Auto-focus with DFD Technology
Panasonic's DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology instantly calculates the distance to the subject by evaluating two images with different sharpness levels, and achieves ultra-high-speed AF.
This system results in faster AF speeds up to approximately 0.07 seconds and a burst shooting speed with AFC of 6 frames per second. A 9 frames per second burst shooting with AFS is also possible.
Impressive Color Reproduction — Venus Engine
Shoot high-quality, true-to-life images with excellent resolution, high contrast, and impressive color reproduction.
Combining the Digital Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine renders clear images with minimum noise even in low-light situations and a maximum sensitivity of ISO25600.
Optional Accessories for More Comfortable Operation
These options have been specially designed to enhance the LUMIX GX9 operation. The DMW-EC5 Eyecup makes the image on the LVF (Live View Finder) easier to see by blocking unwanted light. It snugly fits the eye for greater viewing comfort.
And the DMW-HGR2 Hand Grip was crafted to give the LUMIX GX9 a more stable hold. The generous use of aluminum and a carefully machined grip add an elegant design that ideally matches the camera.
Useful Functions for Nighttime Shooting
Live View Boost
The display is brightened by lowering the frame rate and increasing the gain. This lets you shoot while framing, even in extremely dark situations.
MF Assist 20x
The MF Assist display has been enlarged up to 20x. Accurate focusing is possible even on tiny objects like stars.
Intuitive Viewfinder Control
The Tiltable LVF (Live View Finder) is perfect for framing your shot and capturing every detail you require, even from a low-angle. It boasts 2760k-dot equivalent high resolution and approximately 100% color reproduction for high visibility under any circumstances.
The LUMIX GX9 also provides an intuitive level of operation. The front/rear dials control the main aperture and shutter speed settings, for easy, no-look white balance and ISO adjustments. In addition, a dedicated dial makes it easy to adjust exposure compensation.
4K PHOTO Auto Marking
Now it's even easier to choose your best shots. Whether it's a bird taking flight, a balloon bursting, or a person glancing backward, the camera detects the motion or your subject's face and automatically sets a marker. When selecting shots, you can quickly skip to that sequence.
4K PHOTO Sequence Composition
You can catch the trajectory of a dynamic action in a single photo. Then simply choose the frames that you want from the 4K PHOTO file to compose them into an action-packed shot.
|TYPE||Type||Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera|
|Recording media||SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
(Compatible with UHS-I 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||20.30 Megapixels|
|Color filter||Primary color filter|
|Dust reduction system||Supersonic wave filter|
|IMAGE STABILIZATION SYSTEM||Image sensor shift type (5-axis / 4-stop*), Dual I.S. compatible
*Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=60mm (35mm camera equivalent f=120mm), when H-FS12060 is used.]
|RECORDING SYSTEM||Recording file format||Still image||JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.31), RAW|
|Motion picture||AVCHD Progressive, AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Audio 2ch)
MP4: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Audio format: AAC (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) / 3328x2496(4K PHOTO)|
|[3:2] 5184x3456(L) / 3712x2480(M) / 2624x1752(S) / 3504x2336(4K PHOTO)|
|[16:9] 5184x2920(L) / 3840x2160(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 3840x2160(4K PHOTO)|
|[1:1] 3888x3888(L) / 2784x2784(M) / 1968x1968(S) / 2880x2880(4K PHOTO)|
|Motion picture**||MP4**||[4K] 3840x2160||4K/30p: 100Mbps
|[Full HD] 1920x1080||FHD/60p: 28Mbps
|[HD] 1280x720||HD/30p: 10Mbps|
|AVCHD**||[Full HD] 1920x1080||FHD/60p: 28Mbps, 60p recording
FHD/60i: 17Mbps, 60i recording
FHD/30p: 24Mbps, 60i recording (sensor output is 30fps)
FHD/24p: 24Mbps, 24p recording
|Continuous recordable time (Motion picture)**||AVCHD [FHD/60p]
Approx. 90 min (rear monitor), 80 min (LVF) with H-FS12032 / H-FS12060
Approx. 90 min (rear monitor), 80 min (LVF) with H-FS12032 / H-FS12060
Approx. 70 min (rear monitor), 70 min (LVF) with H-FS12032 / H-FS12060
|Actual recordable time (Motion picture)**||AVCHD [FHD/60p]
Approx. 45 min (rear monitor), 40 min (LVF) with H-FS12032 / H-FS12060
Approx. 45 min (rear monitor), 40 min (LVF) with H-FS12032 / H-FS12060
Approx. 35 min (rear monitor), 35 min (LVF) with H-FS12032 / H-FS12060
|WIRELESS||Wi-Fi||IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412 MHz - 2462 MHz (1-11 ch), Wi-Fi / WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode|
|QR code connection / Password-less connection||Yes / Yes (ON / OFF selectable)|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth® v4.2 (Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE))|
|VIEWFINDER||Type||LCD Live View Finder (2,760k dots equivalent), Tiltable|
|Field of view||Approx. 100%|
|Magnification||Approx. 1.39x / 0.7x (35mm camera equivalent) with 50 mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1|
|Eye point||Approx. 17.5 mm from eyepiece lens|
|Diopter adjustment||-4.0 - +3.0 (dpt)|
|FOCUS||Type||Contrast AF system|
|Focus mode||AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF|
|AF mode||Face/Eye Detection / Tracking / 49-Area / Custom Multi / 1-Area / Pinpoint
(Full area touch is available)
|AF detective range||EV -4 - 18 (ISO100 equivalent)|
|AF assist lamp||Yes|
|AF lock||Yes (AF/AE LOCK button)|
|Others||One Shot AF, Shutter AF, Half Press Release, Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion picture recording), Eye Sensor AF, AF+MF, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, Focus Peaking, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Pad AF, Touch Shutter|
|EXPOSURE CONTROL||Light metering system||1728-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 (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
|Exposure compensation||1/3 EV step, ±5EV (when set with the menu) (±3 EV for motion picture), ±3EV (when set with the dial)|
|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: Time* (Max. 30 minutes), 1/4,000 - 60 *Bulb mode is possible with the "Image App" remote control via Bluetooth.
Electronic shutter: 1/16,000 - 1
Motion picture: 1/16,000 - 1/25
|Self timer||10sec, 3 images / 2sec / 10sec|
|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 images in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis|
|PANORAMA SHOT||Yes (Standard / Wide)|
|BURST SHOOTING||Burst speed||[Mechanical shutter]
AFS/MF: H: 9 frames/sec, M: 6 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View) *When H-FS12032 is used.
AFF/AFC: H: 6 frames/sec, M: 6 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View) *When H-FS12032 is used.
AFS/MF: H: 9 frames/sec, M: 6 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)
AFF/AFC: H: 6 frames/sec, M: 6 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)
|Number of recordable images||More than 30 images (when there are RAW files with the particular speed)
More than 100 images (when there are no RAW files)
(depending on memory card type, aspect, picture size and compression)
|4K PHOTO**||Burst speed||30 frames/sec|
|Exif information||Yes (Each JPEG image cropped out of the 4K burst file complies with EXIF.)|
|Marking function||Auto / Face Priority / Motion Priority / Off (Manual) (in 4K Burst mode and 4K Burst (S/S) mode)|
|Loop rec function||Yes (in 4K Burst (S/S) mode)|
|TIME LAPSE SHOT||Yes|
|STOP MOTION ANIMATION||Yes|
|FLASH||Flash type||TTL Built-in-Flash, GN6.0 equivalent (ISO200 ·m) / GN4.2 equivalent (ISO100 ·m) (Reference), Built-in Pop-up|
|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 1/200 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|
|REAR MONITOR||Type||TFT LCD monitor with static touch control, Tiltable monitor|
|Monitor size||3.0-inch (7.5cm) / 3:2 aspect|
|Pixels||Approx. 1,240k dots|
|Field of view||Approx. 100%|
|Monitor adjustment||Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Red Tint, Blue Tint|
|LIVE VIEW||Digital zoom||2x, 4x|
|Extra Tele Conversion||Still image: Max. 2x
Motion picture: 2.7x (FHD), 4.0x (HD)
|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||4K Photo Mode / Post Focus / Wi-Fi / Q.MENU / Video Record / LVF/Monitor Switch / LVF/Monitor Disp. Style / AF/AE LOCK / AF-ON / Preview / One Push AE / Touch AE / Level Gauge / Focus Area Set / Zoom Control / Operation Lock / Dial Operation Switch / Photo Style / Filter Select / Aspect Ratio / Picture Size / Quality / AFS/AFF / Metering Mode / Bracket / Highlight Shadow / i. Dynamic / i. Resolution / Min. Shtr Speed / HDR / Shutter Type / Flash Mode / Flash Adjust. / Wireless Flash Setup / Ex. Tele Conv. / Digital Zoom / Stabilizer / I.S. Lock (Video) / 4K Live Cropping / Snap Movie / Motion Pic. Set / Picture Mode in Rec. / Sound Rec Level Adj. / Silent Mode / Peaking / Histogram / Guide Line / Zebra Pattern / Monochrome Live View / Constant Preview / Live View Boost / Rec Area / Step Zoom / Zoom Speed / Sensitivity / White Balance / AF Mode/MF / Drive Mode / Rec/Playback Switch / Off / Restore to Default|
|PLAY||Wi-Fi / LVF/Monitor Switch / Rec/Playback Switch / 4K PHOTO Play / Delete Single / Protect / Rating 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 / RAW Processing / 4K PHOTO Bulk Saving / Off / Restore to Default|
|PHOTO STYLE||Standard / Vivid / Natural / Monochrome / L. Monochrome / L. Monochrome D / Scenery / Portrait / Custom|
|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||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, 4K PHOTO Bulk Saving, Light Composition, Sequence Composition, Clear Retouch, Text Stamp, 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 / DELETE||Protection||Single / Multi or Cancel|
|Delete||Single / Multi / All / Except Rating|
|Direct print||PictBridge compatible|
|INTERFACE||USB||USB 2.0 Micro-B|
|HDMI***||microHDMI TypeD / VIERA Link
Video: Auto / 4K / 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 480p
|Audio video output||No|
|Microphone||Stereo, Wind Noise Canceller: OFF / Standard / High|
|LANGUAGE||OSD language||Please refer to "OSD" Sheet|
|POWER||Battery||Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1025mAh, 7.4Wh) (Included)
USB power charging
|Battery life (CIPA standard)||Approx. 260 images (rear monitor), 250 images (LVF), 900 images (Power Save LVF mode*) with H-FS12032 / H-FS12060
*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.
|DIMENSIONS / WEIGHT||Dimensions (W x H x D)||124 x 72.1 x 46.8 mm / 4.88 x 2.83 x 1.84 inch (excluding protrusions)|
|Weight||Approx. 407g / 0.90 lb (SD card, Battery, Body)
Approx. 450g / 0.99 lb (Body only)
Approx. 517g / 1.14 lb (SD card, Battery, H-FS12032 lens included)
Approx. 660g / 1.46 lb (SD card, Battery, H-FS12060 lens included)
|OPERATING ENVIRONMENT||Operating temperature||0? to 40? (32°F to 104°F)|
|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 is available for download at Panasonic website using computer connected to the Internet.
https://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/soft/download/d_pfs10ae.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-GX9 Kit
Battery Pack, AC Adaptor, USB Connection Cable, Hot Shoe Cover, Shoulder Strap, Body Cap
Battery Pack, AC Adaptor, USB Connection Cable, Hot Shoe Cover, Shoulder Strap, Lens Cap
Battery Pack, AC Adaptor, USB Connection Cable, Hot Shoe Cover, Shoulder Strap, Body Cap, Lens Cap, Lens Hood, Lens Rear Cap
· The DC-GX9 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 / 4K PHOTO recording|
- 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 Speed Class 3 (U3)" when recording motion pictures with [MP4] in [4K] or [4K PHOTO].
(SD speed class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing.)
- Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 29 minutes and 59 seconds or the file size exceeds 4GB with [MP4] in [FHD] [HD].
- Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 29 minutes and 59 seconds with [MP4] in [4K].
- MP4 motion pictures with [MP4] in [4K]:
- When using a 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 a SDXC memory card: You can record a motion picture in a single file.
- MP4 motion pictures with [MP4] in [FHD] [HD]:
- You can continue recording without interruption even if the file size exceeds 4 GB or 30 minutes, 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] video output, use an HDMI cable that has the HDMI logo on it, and that is described as"4K compatible".