Panasonic Lumix G9

Here’s our concise review of the Panasonic G9 enthusiast mirrorless camera…

Panasonic Lumix G9

Panasonic Lumix G9

The company’s flagship stills model, the G9 is a Micro Four Thirds with a whole lot of punch. With a 20.3MP sensor, and powered by the trusty Venus processing engine, it’s capable of shooting at 20fps, blackout free in continuous autofocus, or a massive 60fps with the focus set. There’s also a 5-axis in-body image stabilisation, which provides 6.5 stops of compensation – ideal for handheld shooting in low light.

You’ll find the usual Panasonic 6K photo modes, which are similar to the 4K modes, such as Burst and Post Focus, but export at a higher 18MP resolution – a real boon for action shooters. Talking of fast-moving subjects, the 225-point DFD contrast detection AF system does a great job of quick and accurate subject acquisition, though it can misbehave in low light on occasion.

Panasonic has added a whole host of nifty features here, including the 80MP High-Resolution mode, which shifts the sensor and takes multiple images to create a high-resolution shot, great for capturing tiny details.

Find out more at the Panasonic website.  

Pros
Fast shooting
80MP mode
Feature-heavy

Cons
Battery life
ISO handling not best in test
80MP mode needs stillness

Spec
Weight: 658g
WxHxD: 137x97x92mm
Battery: 400 shots
Card type: SD, SDXC, SDHC
AF: 225 points
Speed: 20fps
Video: UHD 4K