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

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.
  • 4K 30p/60p 4:2:2 10bit video recording, Variable Frame Rate, Hybrid Log Gamma
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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
    • (Compatible with UHS-I / UHS-II UHS Speed Class 3 standard SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards)
    • Image sensor size
    • Lens mount
  • IMAGE SENSOR
    • Type
    • Total pixels
    • Camera effective pixels
    • Color filter
    • Dust reduction system
  • IMAGE STABILIZATION SYSTEM
    • Image stabilization system
    • *Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=60mm (35mm camera equivalent f=120mm), when H-ES12060 is used.
  • STILL IMAGE
    • Recording file format
    • 6K PHOTO: MP4 (H.265/HEVC, Audio format: AAC (2ch))
    • 4K PHOTO: MP4 (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio format: AAC (2ch))
    • File size (Pixels)
    • [3:2] 5184x3456(L) / 3712x2480(M) / 2624x1752(S) / 10368x6912(XL)* / 7296x4864(LL)* / 5184x3456(6K PHOTO) / 3504x2336(4K PHOTO) *High Resolution Mode.
    • [16:9] 5184x2920(L) / 3840x2160(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 10368x5832(XL)* / 7296x4104(LL)* / 3840x2160(4K PHOTO) *High Resolution Mode.
    • [1:1] 3888x3888(L) / 2784x2784(M) / 1968x1968(S) / 7776x7776(XL)* / 5472x5472(LL)* / 2880x2880(4K PHOTO) *High Resolution Mode.
  • MOTION PICTURE
    • Recording file format
    • MP4: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.265/HEVC (*6) (Audio format: LPCM (2ch 48kHz/16-bit), AAC (2ch))
    • AVCHD Progressive, AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Audio 2ch)
    • Aspect ratio
    • Image quality
    • Color space
    • Continuous recordable time (Motion picture)
    • AVCHD [FHD/60i]: Approx. 130 min (rear monitor), 120 min (LVF) with H-FS12060, Approx. 120 min (rear monitor), 120 min (LVF) with H-ES12060
    • MP4 [4K/60p]: Approx. 120 min (rear monitor), 110 min (LVF) with H-FS12060, Approx. 110 min (rear monitor), 110 min (LVF) with H-ES12060
    • MP4 [4K/30p]: Approx. 130 min (rear monitor), 120 min (LVF) with H-FS12060, Approx. 130 min (rear monitor), 120 min (LVF) with H-ES12060
    • Actual recordable time (Motion picture)
    • AVCHD [FHD/60i]: Approx. 65 min (rear monitor), 60 min (LVF) with H-FS12060, Approx. 60 min (rear monitor), 60 min (LVF) with H-ES12060
    • MP4 [4K/60p]: Approx. 60 min (rear monitor), 55 min (LVF) with H-FS12060, Approx. 55 min (rear monitor), 55 min (LVF) with H-ES12060
    • MP4 [4K/30p]: Approx. 65 min (rear monitor), 60 min (LVF) with H-FS12060, Approx. 65 min (rear monitor), 60 min (LVF) with H-ES12060
    • MOV (2) (6)
    • [4K] 3840x2160
    • 29.97p, 150Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit LongGOP) (LPCM)
    • 23.98p, 150Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit LongGOP) (LPCM)
    • 29.97p, 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM)
    • 23.98p, 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM)
    • [Full HD] 1920x1080
    • 59.94p, 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM)
    • 29.97p, 100Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit LongGOP) (LPCM)
    • 29.97p, 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM)
    • MP4 (2)
    • [4K] 3840x2160
    • 29.97p, 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (AAC)
    • 23.98p, 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (AAC)
    • [Full HD] 1920x1080
    • 29.97p, 20Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (AAC)
    • MP4 HEVC (2) (6)
    • [4K] 3840x2160
    • 23.98p, 72Mbps (4:2:0 10-bit LongGOP) (AAC)
    • AVCHD (2)
    • [Full HD] 1920x1080
    • 59.94i, 24Mbps (LongGOP) (Dolby) (Sensor output is 29.97fps)
    • 59.94i, 17Mbps (LongGOP) (Dolby) (Sensor output is 59.94fps)
    • 23.98p, 24Mbps (LongGOP) (Dolby)
    • High speed video, MP4 (2) When Creative Video Mode is selected
    • [4K] 3840x2160
    • [Full HD] 1920x1080
    • Variable frame rate, MOV (2) (6)
    • [4K] 3840x2160
    • 23.98p, 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM)
    • [Full HD] 1920x1080
    • 29.97p, 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM)
    • Variable frame rate, AVCHD (2) (6)
    • [Full HD] 1920x1080
    • 23.98p, 24Mbps (LongGOP) (Dolby)
  • WIRELESS
    • Wi-Fi
    • Wi-Fi5GHz (STA) (IEEE 802.11a/n/ac) *5GHz Wi-Fi is not available in some countries.
    • Bluetooth
    • QR code connection / Password-less connection
  • VIEWFINDER
    • Type
    • Field of view
    • Magnification
    • Eye point
    • Diopter adjustment
    • Eye sensor
    • Display speed
  • REAR MONITOR
    • Type
    • Monitor size
    • Pixels
    • Field of view
    • Monitor adjustment
  • STATUS LCD
    • Status LCD
  • FOCUS
    • Type
    • DFD technology
    • Post Focus
    • Focus Stacking
    • Focus mode
    • AF mode
    • (Full area touch is available) (Scalable AF frame size and flexible AF position)
    • 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)
    • Creative Video Mode: Auto / 100 (Extended) / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
    • Exposure compensation
    • AE lock
  • WHITE BALANCE
    • White balance
    • White balance adjustment
    • Color temperature setting
  • SHUTTER
    • Type
    • Shutter speed
    • Electronic first curtain shutter: Bulb (Max. 30 minutes), 1/2,000 - 60
    • Electronic shutter: 1/32,000 - 1
    • Motion picture: 1/16,000 - 1/25
    • Shutter life
    • Self timer
    • Remote control
  • BRACKET
    • AE bracket
    • Aperture bracket
    • Focus bracket
    • White balance bracket
  • BURST SHOOTING
    • Burst speed
    • AFS/MF: H: 12 frames/sec, M: 7 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View) *When H-ES12060 is used.
    • AFF/AFC: H: 9 frames/sec (with Live View), M: 7 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View) *When H-ES12060 is used.
    • [Electronic shutter]
    • AFS/MF: SH2: 60 frames/sec, SH1: 20 frames/sec, H: 12 frames/sec, M: 7 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)
    • AFF/AFC: SH2: 20 frames/sec, SH1: 20 frames/sec, H: 9 frames/sec (with Live View), M: 7 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)
    • Number of recordable images
    • More than approx. 60 images (when there are RAW files with the particular speed.)
    • More than approx. 600 images (when there are no RAW files and using a card with SD Speed Class with "UHS-II UHS Speed Class 3 (U3)".)
    • (depending on memory card size, battery power, picture size, and compression)
    • [SH2/SH1]
    • Approx. 50 images
    • (depending on memory card size, battery power, picture size, and compression)
  • 6K PHOTO 4K PHOTO (2)
    • Burst speed
    • [4K PHOTO] 60 frames/sec, 30 frames/sec
    • Exif information
    • Marking function
  • INTERVAL RECORDING
    • Time lapse shot
    • Stop motion animation
  • FLASH
    • Flash type
    • Flash mode
    • Synchronization speed
    • Flash output adjustment
    • Flash synchronization
    • Synchronization for flash dimming and exposure compensation
    • Wireless control
    • Flash sync socket
  • SILENT MODE
    • Silent mode
  • LIVE VIEW
    • Digital zoom
    • Extra Tele Conversion
    • 4K PHOTO: 1.6x (4:3), 1.5x (3:2), 1.4x (16:9, 1:1)
    • Motion picture: 2.7x (FHD), 1.4x (4K)
    • Other functions
  • DIRECTION DETECTION FUNCTION
    • Direction detection function
  • FUNCTION BUTTON
    • REC
    • PLAY
    • Fn Lever
  • FILTER
    • PhotoStyle
    • Creative Control
    • *For photos only.
  • MOTION PICTURE FUNCTION
    • Vertical position information (*8)
    • Luminance level
    • 10-bit (*6) : 0‒1023 / 64‒940 / 64‒1023
    • Wave form monitor (*6) (*7)
    • Red REC frame indicator (*8)
  • PLAYBACK
    • Playback mode
    • Protection
    • Erase
    • Direct print
  • INTERFACE
    • USB
  • HDMI (3)
    • Monitor-through
    • 4:2:2 10bit, 4:2:2 8bit
    • When [4K/60p] mode is selected in [Rec Quality]:
    • 4:2:2 10bit*, 4:2:0 8bit *When 4:2:2 10bit mode is selected, it is not possible to record motion picture or still picture on the memory card in the camera unit.
    • Playback
    • Video: Auto / 4K/60p / 4K/30p / 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 480p
    • Audio: Stereo
    • Audio video output
    • Remote input
    • External microphone input
    • Stereo/Lens Auto/Shotgun/Super Shotgun/Manual is selectable when attaching DMW-MS2 (sold separately).
    • Headphone output
    • Microphone
    • Speaker
    • SD card slot
  • POWER
    • Battery
    • USB power supply, USB power charging
    • Battery life (CIPA standard)
    • Approx. 380 images (rear monitor), 360 images (LVF), 890 images (Power Save LVF mode*) with H-ES12060
    • *Under the test conditions specified by Panasonic based on CIPA standard. When the time to get in the sleep mode is set to 1 sec.
    • Battery grip
  • DIMENSIONS WEIGHT
    • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    • Weight
    • Approx. 586g / 1.30 lb (Body only)
  • OPERATING ENVIRONMENT
    • Operating temperature (*4)
    • Operating humidity
  • Software
    • Recording
    • ・ This software is used to control a Panasonic digital camera from a PC. It allows you to change various settings of the camera, perform remote recording, and save remotely recorded images to the PC. Check the site below to download and install the software.
    • http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/soft/download/d_lumixtether.html (For Windows / Mac)
    • Playback / Editing
    • http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/soft/download/d_pfs10pe.html (For Windows)
    • ・ The software to process RAW file on computer is not bundled with this camera. To do this, SILKYPIX Developer Studio is available for download at Ichikawa Soft Laboratory's website using computer connected to the Internet.
    • http://www.isl.co.jp/SILKYPIX/english/p/ (For Windows / Mac)
    • Standard accessories
    • Battery Charger (AC Adaptor, USB connection Cable included), Battery Pack, Body Cap, Hot Shoe Cover, Eye Cup, Flash Syncro Socket Cap, Cover for the Battery Grip Connector, USB Connection Cable, Shoulder Strap
    • Lens Kit
    • Battery Charger (AC Adaptor, USB connection Cable included), Battery Pack, Body Cap, Hot Shoe Cover, Eye Cup, Flash Syncro Socket Cap, Cover for the Battery Grip Connector, USB Connection Cable, Shoulder Strap, Lens Cap, Lens Hood, Lens Rear Cap
    • ・ The DC-G9 Operating Instructions for advanced features is available for downloaded at Panasonic LUMIX Customer Support Site using PC, smartphone or tablet connected to the Internet.
  • NOTES
    • NOTE
    • - 6K PHOTO is a high speed burst shooting function that cuts a still image out of a 4:3 or 3:2 video footage with approx. 18-megapixel (approx. 6000 x 3000 effective pixel count) that the 6K image manages.
    • - Use a card with SD Speed Class with "Class 4" or higher when recording motion pictures in [AVCHD] or [MP4(under 28Mbps)].
    • - Use a card with SD Speed Class with "UHS-I / UHS-II UHS Speed Class 3 (U3)" when recording motion pictures with [MP4] in [4K], [MOV], [High Speed Video], [Variable Frame Rate] or [6K PHOTO/4K PHOTO].
    • (SD speed class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing.)
    • - Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 10 minutes in [4K/60p] [4K/High Speed Video] [4K/30p/VFR 60fps or more] [4K/24p/VFR 48fps or more] [6K PHOTO] [4K PHOTO/60fps].
    • - Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 29 minutes and 59 seconds in [4K/30p] [4K/24p] [4K/30p/VFR less than 60fps] [4K/24p/VFR less than 48fps] [FHD].
    • - Motion pictures with [MP4] in [4K] or [MOV]:
    • - When using an SDHC memory card: You can continue recording without interruption even if the file size exceeds 4 GB, but the motion picture file will be divided and recorded/played back separately.
    • - When using an SDXC memory card: You can record a motion picture in a single file.
    • - Motion pictures with [MP4] in [FHD]:
    • - You can continue recording without interruption even if the file size exceeds 4 GB, but the motion picture file will be divided and recorded/played back separately.
    • - When the ambient temperature is high or continuous recording is performed, the camera may stop the recording to protect itself. Wait until the camera cools down.
    • (*3) For [4K/60p] video output, use an HDMI2.0 cable that has the HDMI logo on it, and that is described as"4K compatible".
    • (*4) The camera may stop recording when used in lower or higher than recommended operating temperature: -10 to 40 degrees.
    • (*5) Firmware must be updated to the latest version 1.1 or later.
    • (*6) Firmware must be updated to the latest version 2.0 or later.
    • (*7) Upgrade Software Key (DMW-SFU1) is required.
    • (*8) Firmware must be updated to the latest version 2.4.
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