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NEW! LUMIX G9 Mirrorless Camera Body, 20.3 Megapixels plus 80 Megapixel High-Resolution Mode, 5-Axis Dual I.S2 - DC-G9KBODY

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DC-G9KBODY
Features
  • Full resolution 20.3-megapixel sensor, plus 80 megapixels high-resolution JPEG /RAW in-camera image.
  • Fast 0.04 sec. (approx.) lock focus result *1 from a new LUMIX ultra high-speed AF technology. 60 fps [AFS] electronic shutter or 20 fps [AFC] electronic shutter high-speed burst in full-res.
  • Massive 3,680K-dot OLED Live View Finder [LVF] with 120 fps refresh rate, 0.83X magnification, and blackout free 100% field of view.
  • 5-Axis Dual I.S2 combines data from a gyro, accelerometer, & image sensors for stabilization performance of 6.5 stops lower shutter speeds *2 *3, when combined with LUMIX O.I.S. lenses with 2-Axis I.S.
  • Dual UHS-II SD Card slots for in-camera backup, relay, or format allocation recording.
  • Lighted top mounted Status LCD for at a glance feedback on camera setup.
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Features

Massive 80MP RAW Capture

A High-Resolution special mode yields 80 megapixels in RAW recording by shooting the 20.3-megapixel sensor 8 times to create a single image.

Improved Focus Detect & Selective AF

A Joystick Controller on the back can be used to smoothly and intuitively select focus blocks inside the focusing area grid overlay. A new 225-Area AF focus detection area has been massively increased from 49 (conventional LUMIX G cameras) to 225 points. The Custom Multi AF mode enables free selection of blocks inside the 225 focusing area.

Large 0.83x OLED Viewfinder

A massive, super high-resolution 3,680k-dot OLED Live View Finder (LVF) improves visibility for perfect framing even under direct sunlight. With Panasonic’s highest-level 0.83x magnification to date and a long 21mm eye point distance, it is excellent for people who wear glasses.

Eliminate Effects of Camera Shake

5-Axis Dual I.S. 2.0 (Image Stabilizer)* intelligent compensation yields the equivalent of 6.5-stops in slower shutter speed**. Shake is nearly eliminated in both body and lens even while telephoto shooting***. It also works in both photo and video recording, including 4K video. Even lenses not equipped with Optical Image Stabilizers (O.I.S.) can benefit from the LUMIX G9 in-body image stabilization.


*5-axis Dual I.S. 2.0 works when attaching compatible the lenses. Lens firmware update is also required. **Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=60mm (35mm film camera equivalent f=120mm), when H-ES12060 is used]. *** Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=140mm (35mm film camera equivalent f=280mm), when H-FS14140 is used.]

Large Status LCD

A new status LCD instantly confirms the camera's settings. Convenient for shooting with frequent settings adjustments, and for simply framing with the viewfinder and rear monitor.

Professional Dual SD Card Slots

Equipped with dual SD card slots for larger capacity recording and efficient file arrangement. Relay recording allows for swapping a full card out for an empty card for virtually endless recording. A backup mode allows continuous recording on one card while starting and stopping recording on the other card. Simultaneous record duplicates recording on both cards.

4K 60p Video & Slow-Motion Effects

Outstanding video performance with high-precision, silky-smooth 4K 60p recording (QFHD 4K: 3840 x 2160 / MP4). Plus, high-speed video recording yields a dramatic slow motion effect in 4K (60 fps max. 2x slower [30p playback]) or Full HD (180 fps max. 6x slower [30p playback]) quality.

Fast Access to Custom Setup

A conveniently located function (Fn) Lever lets you quickly switch between precise custom settings. Great for instantly changing from RAW to JPEG, or shooting while switching between color and monochrome.

Customizable AF

With customized AF settings, adjust AF directionality depending on the scene.


Custom Selectable AF Zone

Focus area group size and position are customizable for Multi AF / Custom Multi AF.

High-Performance Shutter

The shutter unit is durable for approx. 200,000 times release*. Not only does it offer the highest shutter speed at max. 1/8000 to capture fast-moving, spur-of-the-moment shots, you can also achieve impressive de-focus effects with fast aperture lenses under bright light.




*Panasonic LUMIX in-house examination.

Rugged Design

The LUMIX G9 is built tough to withstand heavy professional use. It is freezeproof down to -10-degrees in addition to splash* / dustproof construction thanks to weather sealing on every joint, dial and button. A magnesium alloy full diecast armor frame makes the body lightweight yet durable while bringing ruggedness to the compact size.



*Splash Proof is a term used to describe an extra level of protection. This camera offers protection against exposure to a minimal amount of moisture, water or dust. Splash Proof does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this camera is subjected to direct contact with water.

USB Power Supply

USB power supply compatibility. Shoot while connected to the battery charger and eliminate worry about remaining battery power. A useful feature for nature photography when you need to wait patiently for the shot to happen.

Optional Vertical / Battery Grip

By using two batteries — one in the camera and the other in the grip* — the optional DMW-BGG9 doubles battery life. Exclusively designed for the LUMIX G9, it perfectly matches its rugged design, yet provides familiar controls and a comfortable grip during vertical shooting.






*Batteries not included.

*1 In 1-Area AF, at wide-end with H-ES12060 (CIPA) in LVF 120 fps setting.

*2 5-Axis Dual I.S2 can be used with the lens H-FS12060 and H-FS14140 (requires firmware updated) as of January 4, 2017. The firmware for the use of 5-Axis Dual I.S2 with H-RS100400 will also be released in February 2017. H-ES200, -ES12060, H-HSA12035, H-HSA35100, H-FSA45200, and H-FSA100300 are all compatible with 5-Axis Dual I.S2.

*3 Approx 6.5 stops slower shutter speed based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f140mm (35mm film camera equivalent f280mm), when H-FS14140 is used.

SpecificationsExpand All

  • TYPE
    • Type
    • Recording media
    • Recording media
    • Image sensor size
    • Lens mount
  • IMAGE SENSOR
    • Type
    • Total pixels
    • Camera effective pixels
    • Color filter
    • Dust reduction system
  • RECORDING SYSTEM
    • Aspect ratio
    • Image quality
    • Color Space
    • Continuous recordable time (Motion picture)
    • Continuous recordable time (Motion picture)
    • Continuous recordable time (Motion picture)
    • Continuous recordable time (Motion picture)
    • Actual recordable time (Motion picture)
    • Actual recordable time (Motion picture)
    • Actual recordable time (Motion picture)
    • Actual recordable time (Motion picture)
    • Recording file format
    • Still image
    • 6K PHOTO** / 4K PHOTO**
    • 6K PHOTO** / 4K PHOTO**
    • Motion picture
    • Motion picture
    • File size(Pixels) -Still Image
    • 4:3
    • 3:2
    • 16:9
    • 1:1
    • File size (Pixels) -Motion picture**
    • MP4**[4K] 3840x2160
    • MP4**[4K] 3840x2160
    • MP4**[4K] 3840x2160
    • MP4**[Full HD] 1920x1080
    • MP4**[Full HD] 1920x1080
    • AVCHD**[Full HD] 1920x1080
    • AVCHD**[Full HD] 1920x1080
    • AVCHD**[Full HD] 1920x1080
    • AVCHD**[Full HD] 1920x1080
    • High speed video *When Creative Video Mode is selected.
    • MP4**[4K] 3840x2160
    • MP4**[Full HD] 1920x1080
  • WIRELESS
    • WiFi
    • WiFi
    • WiFi
    • Bluetooth
    • QR code connection / Password-less connection
  • VIEWFINDER
    • Type
    • Field of view
    • Magnification
    • Eye point
    • Diopter adjustment
    • Eye sensor
    • Display speed
  • FOCUS
    • Type
    • DFD technology
    • Post Focus
    • Focus Stacking
    • Focus mode
    • AF mode
    • AF mode
    • AF detective range
    • AF assist lamp
    • AF lock
    • AF custom setting
    • Others
  • EXPOSURE CONTROL
    • Light metering system
    • Light metering mode
    • Metering range
    • Exposure mode
    • ISO sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity)
    • ISO sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity)
    • Exposure compensation
    • AE lock
  • WHITE BALANCE
    • White balance
    • White balance adjustment
    • Color temperature setting
  • SHUTTER
    • Type
    • Shutter speed
    • Shutter speed
    • Shutter speed
    • Shutter speed
    • Shutter life
    • Self timer
    • Remote control
  • BRACKET
    • AE bracket
    • Aperture Bracket
    • Focus Bracket
    • White balance bracket
  • BURST SHOOTING
    • Burst speed
    • Burst speed
    • Burst speed
    • Burst speed
    • Number of recordable images
    • Number of recordable images
    • Number of recordable images
    • Number of recordable images
    • Number of recordable images
  • 6K PHOTO** / 4K PHOTO**
    • Burst speed
    • Burst speed
    • Exif information
    • Marking function
  • TIME LAPSE SHOT
    • Time Lapse Shot
  • FLASH
    • Flash type
    • Flash Mode
    • Synchronization speed
    • Flash output adjustment
    • Flash synchronization
    • Synchronization for flash dimming and exposure compensation
    • Wireless control
    • Flash sync socket
  • REAR MONITOR
    • Type
    • Monitor size
    • Pixels
    • Filed of view
    • Monitor adjustment
  • LIVE VIEW
    • Digital zoom
    • Extra Tele Conversion
    • Extra Tele Conversion
    • Extra Tele Conversion
    • Other functions
  • FUNCTION BUTTON
    • REC
    • PLAY
  • PLAYBACK
    • Playback mode
  • IMAGE PROTECTION / ERASE
    • Protection
    • Erase
  • PRINT
    • Direct Print
  • INTERFACE
    • USB
    • HDMI***
    • HDMI***
    • HDMI***
    • HDMI***
    • Audio video output
    • Remote input
    • External microphone input
    • External microphone input
    • Headphone output
    • Microphone
    • Speaker
    • SD card slot
  • LANGUAGE
    • OSD language
  • GENERAL
    • POWER
    • Battery
    • Battery
    • Battery life (CIPA standard)
    • Battery life (CIPA standard)
    • Battery life (CIPA standard)
    • Battery grip
    • DIMENSIONS / WEIGHT
    • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    • Weight
    • Weight
    • Weight
    • OPERATING ENVIRONMENT
    • Operating temperature****
    • Operating humidity
    • STANDARD ACCESSORIES
    • Software
    • Software
    • Software
    • Software
    • Standard accessories
    • Standard accessories
    • Standard accessories
  • INTERCHANGEABLE LENS-1
    • Lens Name
    • Lens Construction
    • Nano Surface Coating
    • Mount
    • Optical Image Stabilizer
    • Focal Length
    • Aperture Type
    • Aperture range
    • Aperture
    • Maximum Aperture
    • Minimum Aperture
    • Closest Focusing Distance
    • Maximum magnification
    • Diagonal Angle of View
    • Weatherproof
    • General
    • Filter Size
    • Max. Diameter
    • Overall Length
    • Weight [g]
    • Weight [oz]
    • Others
  • INTERCHANGEABLE LENS-2
    • Lens Name
    • Lens Construction
    • Nano Surface Coating
    • Mount
    • Optical Image Stabilizer
    • Focal Length
    • Aperture Type
    • Aperture range
    • Aperture
    • Maximum Aperture
    • Minimum Aperture
    • Closest Focusing Distance
    • Maximum magnification
    • Diagonal Angle of View
    • Weatherproof
    • General
    • Filter Size
    • Max. Diameter
    • Overall Length
    • Weight [g]
    • Weight [oz]
    • Others
  • NOTES
    • IMAGE STABILIZATION SYSTEM
    • IMAGE STABILIZATION SYSTEM
    • STOP MOTION ANIMATION
    • SILENT MODE
    • STATUS LCD
    • DIRECTION DETECTION FUNCTION
    • Fn LEVER
    • PHOTO STYLE
    • CREATIVE CONTROL
    • CREATIVE CONTROL
    • NOTE
    • NOTE
    • NOTE
    • NOTE
    • NOTE
    • NOTE
    • NOTE
    • NOTE
    • NOTE
    • NOTE
    • NOTE
    • NOTE
    • NOTE
    • NOTE
    • NOTE
    • UPC
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  • I am a professional photographer who is seriously considering switching to the Lumix mirrorless cameras. Does Panasonic have, or can you suggest, a web site that demonstrates how professional photographers are successfully using the Lumix professional cameras?
    In conjunction with our Panasonic.com web site, our Sales and Marketing team also runs LUMIXLOUNGE.COM This site features work from Panasonic’s Luminary team of professional photographers who have migrated to the Lumx mirrorless cameras. The site also features schedules to live on-line and dealer events as well as convenient links to our latest firmware updates. Additional features to expand the site are already in progress.

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  • How do I install firmware in my camera using an SD card?
    Digital Still Camera Firmware Update Guide.

    1) Preparation before attempting the update.

    A. Make sure the camera's battery is completely charged. If the battery is not completely charged the firmware update will not begin. Format the SD memory card in the camera, then take a couple of pictures.
    B. Turn off the camera.

    2) Copying the Firmware to your memory card.
    A. Download the latest firmware update for your model by clicking on the "Download Ver. X.X " link to a location on your computer (we recommend the "Desktop").
    B. If your computer has a media reader, please insert your formatted SD Card from your camera.
    C. Open the zipped firmware file that you downloaded to the desktop.

    D. For"PC" users, locate your SD Card by clicking on, or opening the"My Computer" or"Computer" on your desktop or your"Start" menu. For"Mac" users, can use"Finder" if the drive does not mount to your desktop.

    E."Drag" to Copy and Paste" the .bin file from the opened folder to the drive with the SD Card showing in your"My Computer" window for"PC" users and"Finder" or"Drive" in Macs. This will copy the file to the card.

    F. If you choose to leave the SD Card in your camera, connect the camera to the PC with the USB cable. Turn the camera on and set it to"Playback" mode. Then select"PC" on the LCD screen. Drag the .bin file from the opened folder to the device that either says Panasonic or mass storage to complete the transfer.

    G."SDXC cards, 32GB or larger, require special card readers. Depending on your PC, and the age of its operating system, you may not be able to directly write to such large cards. If your PC asks you to format the card, DO NOT, this is one indication that your system is not compatible with the newer larger memory cards. In this case a smaller card, 16GB or smaller should be used.

    3) Updating the camera's firmware.

    A. Turn the Camera off, insert the SD Card if you copied the firmware to the card while inserted into the computer.

    B. Turn the Camera power on and press the"Playback" button. The camera's LCD screen should now be showing a screen asking if you desire to"Update" the firmware. Highlight"Yes" and press the"Menu/Set" button.

    C. When the Camera has completed the firmware update it will turn itself off and then back on.

    D. This completes the update process.

    4) Confirming the update.

    A. Turn the camera's power back on.

    B. Set to"Playback" Mode.

    C. Choose the"Setup" menu.

    D. Select Version Disp.
    Digital Still Camera Firmware Update Guide.

    1) Preparation before attempting the update.

    A. Make sure the camera's battery is completely charged. If the battery is not completely charged the firmware update will not begin. Format the SD memory card in the camera, then take a couple of pictures.
    B. Turn off the camera.

    2) Copying the Firmware to your memory card.
    A. Download the latest firmware update for your model by clicking on the "Download Ver. X.X " link to a location on your computer (we recommend the "Desktop").
    B. If your computer has a media reader, please insert your formatted SD Card from your camera.
    C. Open the zipped firmware file that you downloaded to the desktop.

    D. For"PC" users, locate your SD Card by clicking on, or opening the"My Computer" or"Computer" on your desktop or your"Start" menu. For"Mac" users, can use"Finder" if the drive does not mount to your desktop.

    E."Drag" to Copy and Paste" the .bin file from the opened folder to the drive with the SD Card showing in your"My Computer" window for"PC" users and"Finder" or"Drive" in Macs. This will copy the file to the card.

    F. If you choose to leave the SD Card in your camera, connect the camera to the PC with the USB cable. Turn the camera on and set it to"Playback" mode. Then select"PC" on the LCD screen. Drag the .bin file from the opened folder to the device that either says Panasonic or mass storage to complete the transfer.

    G."SDXC cards, 32GB or larger, require special card readers. Depending on your PC, and the age of its operating system, you may not be able to directly write to such large cards. If your PC asks you to format the card, DO NOT, this is one indication that your system is not compatible with the newer larger memory cards. In this case a smaller card, 16GB or smaller should be used.

    3) Updating the camera's firmware.

    A. Turn the Camera off, insert the SD Card if you copied the firmware to the card while inserted into the computer.

    B. Turn the Camera power on and press the"Playback" button. The camera's LCD screen should now be showing a screen asking if you desire to"Update" the firmware. Highlight"Yes" and press the"Menu/Set" button.

    C. When the Camera has completed the firmware update it will turn itself off and then back on.

    D. This completes the update process.

    4) Confirming the update.

    A. Turn the camera's power back on.

    B. Set to"Playback" Mode.

    C. Choose the"Setup" menu.

    D. Select Version Disp.


    Require further assistance?

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  • Can I use my battery and charger connected via USB to power my G9 camera?
    Not completely. Using the battery attached to the charger and connected to your camera via USB will extend the life of the battery that you have inserted in the camera.
    1. In order to utilize this connection there must be a battery in the camera.
    2. The amount of extra usage time will depend on the function being used on the camera.
    3. Charging through the USB while operating the camera is not as strong as when the camera is being charged in the off mode.

    This feature is meant to assist when shooting outdoors and the cameras battery is almost depleted and you do not have an optional battery grip.
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