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Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DC-G9. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the usability and portability. The screen and performance also get good views, whereas many are less positive about the focus and shutter.

image quality, performance, screen, portability, usability

sensor, battery, shutter, focus

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Michael Topham (

Panasonic Lumix G9


Panasonic's best stills camera to date. Panasonic Lumix G9.

Superb design and handling ; Excellent 4K & 6K photo modes ; Well supported by Micro Four Thirds lenses ; Offers high-resolution 40MP & 80MP modes

Positioning of AF toggle could be better ; Lacks battery level indication as percentage ; Burst shot mode descriptions aren’t clear ; No in-camera panoramic mode

Panasonic’s best stills camera to date. The Lumix G9 is a sound mirrorless camera boasting a speedy specification, which it backs up with an admirable performance out in the field.

Dec, 2017

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Daven Mathies (

Panasonic Lumix G9 review


Great build quality ; Intelligent control layout ; 80MP high-resolution mode ; 5-axis in-body stabilization ; 6K photo and 4K video

Burst rate has odd limitations ; Smaller sensor than similarly sized/priced competitors

Expert review by : Dan Bracaglia (

Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review


The Lumix DC-G9 is Panasonic's top stills-oriented camera and can shoot 20 fps with AF. It also features the best stabilization we've tested to date. Read our full review.

It seemed for a little while there, the two biggest players in the Micro Four Thirds world were splitting off into their own separate niches with Olympus going after the pro stills crowd by way of the EM-1 series and Panasonic, the pro video crowd with...

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Carey Rose (

Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 first impressions


Even though we've had only a few days with the G9, we've already seen some improvements to the JPEG engine, and been able to play around with new features like high-res mode. Here are our first impressions of the camera.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Panasonic Lumix DC-G9


Panasonic's mirrorless Lumix DC-G9 camera boasts some head-turning specs, including 60fps Raw image capture, but we'll have to see if its real-world performance lives up to its promise.

Shoots at 60fps in Raw format. Tracks subjects at 20fps. 20MP sensor with 80MP high-resolution mode. EVF with 0.83x magnification. 4K video at 60fps. Vari-angle touch LCD. Rugged, dust- and splash-resistant body. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Video not as robust as GH5. High-resolution capture requires tripod and static subject.

Bottom Line: Panasonic's mirrorless Lumix DC-G9 camera boasts some head-turning specs, including 60fps Raw image capture, but we'll have to see if its real-world performance lives up to its promise.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (

Panasonic Lumix G9


Where the Panasonic GH5 is a video-first DSLM (Digital Single Lens Mirrorless) camera that can also shoot good still images in a pinch, Panasonic has unveiled the Lumix G9, a flagship still-focused sister model that can also shoot good video in a pinch.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : William Brawley (

Panasonic G9 Review


The Panasonic GH5 -- and new GH5S -- clearly offer videographers a ton of great features and performance. They aren't slouches when it comes to still imaging performance either, but the Panasonic G9 appears to deliver many of the great video features...

Ahead of its debut, I was able to spend a few days shooting with this new top-tier Micro Four Thirds camera, and wanted to share some of my initial thoughts from the field. And although the camera body is still in the early firmware stages, it feels...

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Tim Herpers (

Panasonic Lumix G9 im Test - Schneller als die GH5


Mit der Lumix G9 hat Panasonic Ende letzten Jahres eine neue spiegellose Systemkamera vorgestellt. Wir haben die Neuheit im Testlabor geprüft.

Super Bildqualität mit einer auch bei hohen ISO-Stufen großartigen Auflösung ; Rasantes Autofokussystem sowie eine ex­trem schnelle Serienbildgeschwindigkeit ; Schulterdisplay, zweifacher SD-Kartenslot ; Griffiges Gehäuse, ergonomische Räder

Rückseitiger Monitor mit drei Zoll Diagonale etwas kleiner als bei der Lumix GH5 (3,2")

Die neue Lumix G9 lässt unser Fotografenherz höherschlagen. Sie bringt alles mit, was man von einer professionellen Kamera erwarten kann: tolle Bildqualität, viel Ausstattung und ein Handling, das nur wenig Spielraum nach oben lässt. Ob man letztlich...

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Ilse Jurrien ( (NL))

Panasonic Lumix G9 professionele systeemcamera | LetsGoDigital


Panasonic heeft een nieuwe premium systeemcamera geïntroduceerd. De Lumix G9 is baanbrekend op het gebied van beeldkwaliteit en snelheid.

Nov, 2017

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Panasonic Lumix DC-G9


Efter en rad toppmodeller från Panasonic, som mest har imponerat på videofronten, kommer G9 som har fått en rejäl översyn av fotofunktionerna. Det gillar vi.

Kameran är väldigt rolig att använda. Den nya lcd-displayen på ovansidan är praktisk, och det är enkelt att komma åt de viktigaste funktionerna. I synnerhet när det gäller bilder som är tagna vid höga ISO-värden lever kvaliteten helt enkelt inte upp...

Feb, 2018

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC,LPCM
Built-In Microphone:Y


Battery Capacity:1860
Battery life (CIPA standard):890
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:7.2
Power source type:Battery


Anti-dust function:Y
Camera file system:Exif,RAW
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-4 - 3
Dioptre correction:Y
Live view:Y
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese / German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, JPN
Photo effects:Vivid
Self-timer delay:2,10
White Balance:Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade


Colour of product:Black
Splash proof:Y


Display aspect ratio:3:2
Display diagonal:7.62
Display diagonal (metric):7.5
Display resolution (numeric):1040
Field of view:100
Flip-out screen:Y


Flash exposure correction:±3EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash Modes:Auto, Forced off, Forced on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash sync-speed:1/250


Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Face detection, Flexible Spot Auto Focus, One Shot Focus, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus
Closest focusing distance:0.2
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Filter Size:5.8 / 6.2
Focal length range (f-f):12 - 60
Lens mount interface:Micro Four Thirds
Lens structure (elements/groups):11/9 / 14/12
Maximum aperture number:3.5 / 4
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):120
Minimum aperture number:22
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):24
Number of diaphragm blades:7

Light exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock:Y
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600
ISO sensitivity (max):25600
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure correction:± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:aperture priority AE, manual, shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot


Compatible memory cards:SD,SDHC,SDXC
Memory slots:2


Bluetooth version:4.2
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Picture Quality

Camera Type:MILC / MILC Body
Image formats supported:EXIF,JPG,RAW / JPEG / JPG,RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):17.3 x 13
Image stabilizer:Y
Image stabilizer location:Lens
Maximum image resolution:5184 x 3888
Sensor Type:Live MOS
Still image resolution(s):5184x3888, 3712x2784, 2624x1968, 10368x7776, 7296x5472, 4992x3744, 3328x2496, 5184x3456, 3712x2480, 2624x1752, 10368x6912, 7296x4864, 5184x3456, 3504x2336, 5184x2920, 3840x2160, 1920x1080, 10368x5832, 7296x4104, 3840x2160, 3888x3888, 2784x2784, 1968x1968, 7776x7776, 5472x5472, 2880x2880
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Total MegaPixels:21.77

Ports & interfaces

Microphone in:Y
USB connector:Micro-USB B
USB port:Y
USB version:3.0 / 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)


Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/32000
Slowest camera shutter speed:60

Technical Details

Recording Time:130
Viewfinder resolution:3680 / 3680000


HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 2160
Video formats supported:AVC,AVCHD,H.264,H.265,HEVC,MP4,MPEG4
Video recording:Y
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160


Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Height :97.3
Lens diameter:6.6
Lens length:7.1
Lens weight:210 / 320