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Conserving unique beauty - the Panasonic Lumix G9 

Discover Madagascar with Joakim Odelberg

Boasting some of the world’s most unusual wildlife, shooting in Madagascar requires a camera that you can rely on. Swedish photographer and filmmaker Joakim Odelberg took his Panasonic LUMIX G9 with him to see how it fared...

Why did you go to Madagascar?
My ambition is to capture fragments of time that will never happen again. For wildlife photographers, there are few places as incredibly unique as Madagascar. The beauty of its landscape and all the amazing wildlife make it an absolute dream to photograph. 

How did the LUMIX G9 help your photography?
The G9 captured every single vibrant and inspiring detail. Working with wild and unpredictable animals isn’t easy, but the G9 stacks the odds in your favour. With high-speed burst and autofocus tracking you can catch the perfect shot, even in RAW. In such wild conditions, handheld shooting was often the only way. That’s why the Dual Image Stabilisation made such a difference. The light could be difficult to work with sometimes, but the OLED viewfinder allowed me the control I needed to compose my shot accurately. I also found that the G9 could handle all weathers, which meant all I had to worry about was getting the perfect shot. 

Camera factfile - Panasonic LUMIX G9
With the highest picture quality in the history of LUMIX cameras, outstanding tracking performance and incredibly precise autofocus, the LUMIX G9 is a force to be reckoned with. As the world’s fastest camera, it’s the perfect companion for wildlife photographers. Click here for more info. 

 Panasonic LUMIX G9 – front

Panasonic LUMIX G9 – front

 Panasonic LUMIX G9 – back

Panasonic LUMIX G9 – back

Specifications

  • Price: £1499
  • Effective resolution: 20.3MP
  • Sensor: 17.3x13mm
  • LCD: 3in 1040k-dot free-angle touchscreen
  • Shutter: Bulb, 30min-1/8000sec
  • Autofocus: Contrast AF system
  • ISO: 200-12,800 (extended to 100-25,600)
  • Shooting speed: 20fps
  • Video: UHD 4K 60fps at 100MB/s, Full HD 180fps 20MB/s
  • Other features: 6K photo 30fps, 4K photo 60fps, Silent Mode, Dual Image Stabilisation, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • Battery life: Approx. 400 shots from a single charge
  • Card type: SD, SDHC, SDXC UHS-I/II
  • Weight: 658g
  • Size (WxHxD): 136.9x97.3x91.6mm (body only)
  • Web: panasonic.com/uk