The Lumix DC-G9 has just been introduced as a new top-of-the-range model among Panasonic&s mirrorless system cameras. It is a sister model to the GH5 and offers more photo but a little less video performance. 4K video is also possible with the G9 with full pixel reading, but the 10-bit mode and the unlimited recording time of the GH5 are not found here. There is a continuous shooting function with up to 60 frames per second at full resolution of 20.3MP (fixed focus; 20 fps with continuous auto focus), apparently also in RAW format, and there is no time limit to read; a sound recording is of course missing. In addition, 6K/4K photo functions are implemented for which high-resolution photos are extracted from video sequences. A special high-resolution mode captures eight consecutive images via minimal sensor shift to combine them into a photo with a resolution of 80 megapixels (10,368 x 7,776).
The same MFT sensor as in the GH5 is built in, but the signal processing G9 has been used for noise reduction, color analysis, gradation and so on. optimized on photo. The G9&s autofocus is supposed to achieve a very short AF response time of only approx. 0.04 s thanks to fast sensor reading and relies on DFD technology (Depth From Defocus) together with a traditional contrast AF with 225 fields. The Venus engine implemented for the calculations is supposed to master a "deep learning" technology to recognize not only faces and eyes, but also a human figure. For the 5-axis Body-I. S. The LUMIX G9&s image stabilizer is used by the gyro sensor as well as by the image sensor and an acceleration sensor. It works seamlessly with an optical stabilization, if available in the used lens.
Regular filming can be done with the G9 in 4K/UHD with up to 60fps at a max. speed of 60fps. Bit rate of 150Mbps. Focus peaking and zebra should be present, as well as a microphone connection on board. The OLED viewfinder offers a resolution of 3.68 million pixels, displays the field of view at 100 percent and is supposed to offer the best magnification of its class with 1.66x / 0.83x (35mm KB). The 7.5 cm touch LCD can be rotated and swivelled. The magnesium alloy housing is protected against dust and splash water as well as frost (up to -10°C). WLAN and Bluetooth are available, GPS not. There are two SD card slots.
From January 2018, the G9 will be available for 1,699 euros (body only).