Panasonic Lumix G9 has 20.3MP image sensor and Venus engine
Panasonic Lumix G9: Panasonic on Wednesday announced the Lumix G9 as its latest camera – sitting along with the videography-centric Lumix GH5. The mirrorless Lumix camera is specifically aimed at photographers that were still using features such as an improved five-axis in-body image stabilization and an ultra-fast, 60fps burst shooter speed. The company will begin selling the version beginning January 2018 with a price tag of $1,699.
Similar to the Lumix GH5 that premiered in India back in March, the Panasonic Lumix G9 includes a 20.3-megapixel Micro Four Thirds image sensor along with a Venus engine that jointly enables the iconic 60fps burst rate in AF-S style (fixed focus). You can also change in that employs the digital shutter to lock items to 20fps. The manners enable you to catch up to 50 RAW or JPEG pictures. This is lower compared to A7R III or even Sony’s A9 that may capture over 200 images. However, capture up to 9fps with AF to take 60 or even as much as 600 JPEG RAW files and you’ve also been supplied to use the mechanical shutter.
Panasonic has also provided a software-level tweak on the Lumix G9 through a new High-Resolution mode which lets you have 80 megapixels (equal) images in both JPEG and RAW formats. The camera combines eight pictures recorded while shifting the sensor to give results in relation to the hardware limitation.
In case the image sensor of the Lumix G9 is not something which persuades one to pick it as the next travel partner, there is the upgraded image stabilization system which assists you to get around 6.5 additional ceases of brightness. The latest Lumix flagship also includes compatibility with optical image stabilization (OIS) lenses to reduce the impact of jerks and shakes. What’s more, the available system is designed for both pictures in addition to video files.
The Lumix G9 includes a 0.83x ray electronics viewfinder which has a resolution of 3,680k dots. The natively designed viewfinder is well known to possess “zero blackouts” even for high-speed shootings. There are 3 modes of magnification to let you capture shots.
Together with the list of upgrades for top-notch pictures that are still, the Lumix G9 is capable of recording 4K videos at a frame rate of up to 60 fps. Support to capture is currently missing.
The Lumix G9 has Wi-Fi in addition to Bluetooth 4.2 wireless connectivity support alongside USB charging and dual SD card slots with the compatibility for UHS-II/V90 storage options. The camera has a 3-inch touch-supported LCD screen and a dust- and splash-resistant build.