Panasonic Lumix G9 Brings 80 Megapixel Stills, Dual Image Stabilization, And More

Panasonic Lumix G9 Brings 80 Megapixel Stills, Dual Image Stabilization, And More

Some people use their mirrorless cameras for video. Others use them mainly for photographs. Many do both with the same frequency. The Panasonic Lumix G9 is designed for those who are prone to photography, offering a range of features that should satisfy even the most demanding professionals.
The latest flagship in the Lumix G line, a mirrorless camera aimed at professionals and advanced enthusiasts, with a design that allows you to abandon demanding work in the field. It doesn’t matter if you work in the studio, shoot at events or use shoots photographing wild animals outdoors, this thing should become a very capable shooter that you can rely on from beginning to end.

The Panasonic Lumix G9 is equipped with a 20.3-megapixel Live MOS sensor, which is connected to the Venus 10 image processing engine. It can shoot in both JPEG and RAW format, with a high resolution mode that allows you to shoot an 80-megapixel image. We know why the hell you shoot 80 megapixels on a 20 megapixel sensor? The camera does this by moving the sensor eight times (half a pixel each time) and combining all these pictures into one image. It also boasts a very fast autofocus speed of 0.04 seconds, with 225 focus areas that you can select with the back of the thumb controller. By the way, this damn thing can shoot at a speed of 20 frames per second with continuous autofocus, as well as at a speed of 60 frames per second (theoretically) in single autofocus, although only 50 images can be used in the buffer.

Camera shake is handled by the newly developed mechanical stabilization algorithm, which can compensate for up to 6.5 steps, while large movements are handled using a five-axis image stabilization system, which relies on both the camera body and optics. And yes, this stabilization is available for both photos and videos, even if you record 4K frames at 60 frames per second (just because they are aimed at photographers does not mean that they cannot work well with video) .

The Panasonic Lumix G9 is equipped with an 3.68 million-pixel electronic OLED viewfinder, providing 0.83x magnification and a frame rate of 120 frames per second, which enables high-speed shooting without dimming between frames. There is also a tiltable 3-inch LCD for scrolling through the menu, as well as a small LCD panel on top for quick checking of the current camera settings. Other features include two UHS-II SD memory card slots (with a backup mode that simultaneously records duplicates on both cards), built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (so that both remote work and wireless data transfer are supported), as well as a battery rated for 400 shots between charges.

It has a magnesium alloy design that can get rid of splashes, dust and low temperatures, making it ideal for wildlife and nature photographers who are often in the grip of the elements. For a mirrorless camera, this thing is quite large, although this size also opens the way for a really comfortable grip.

Panasonic Lumix G9 is scheduled to be released in January.

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