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Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the viewfinder and portability. The performance and size are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the sensor. Many are critical about the low light performance and focus.

screen, size, performance, portability, viewfinder

shutter, battery, focus, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Andy Westlake (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic GX9

 

A small camera that can shoot good-quality stills. Panasonic GX9.

Compact design is more portable than SLR-styled competitors ; In-body stabilisation gives sharper results with every lens ; Quiet shutter allows discreet shooting ; Excellent Bluetooth and Wi-Fi smartphone connectivity

Default control setup is awkward for viewfinder shooting ; 16:9 viewfinder is a poor match to sensor ; Control dials are under-utilised

If you want a small camera that can shoot good-quality stills and 4K video alike, then the GX9 is well worth a look. But for stills photographers, there are other cameras at a similar price point that deserve consideration, such as the Olympus OM-D...

Mar, 2018

Trusted Reviews Recommended

Expert review by : Michael Topham (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic Lumix G9

 

Panasonic's best stills camera to date. Panasonic Lumix G9.

Superb design and handling ; Excellent 4K & 6K photo modes ; Well supported by Micro Four Thirds lenses ; Offers high-resolution 40MP & 80MP modes

Positioning of AF toggle could be better ; Lacks battery level indication as percentage ; Burst shot mode descriptions aren’t clear ; No in-camera panoramic mode

Panasonic’s best stills camera to date. The Lumix G9 is a sound mirrorless camera boasting a speedy specification, which it backs up with an admirable performance out in the field.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Panasonic Lumix GX9 review

 

This compact system cam is angling for a spot in your holiday luggage...

Small, sleek styling ; Handy tilting monitor and viewfinder ; 4K video

Small sensor ; Loss of detail in low light ; Screen doesn’t face forwards

A cracking little camera for travel and street photography, as long as you don't mostly shoot in low light

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Panasonic Lumix GX9 initial review: Compact but powerful

 

The Panasonic Lumix G Series has grown considerably over recent years and with the announcement of the new Lumix GX9, there's now a new compact model for

There's a lot more to explore on this camera - we've really only mentioned the new additions to this model - but we get the feeling that this combination of size and functionality will be popular with photographers.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Phil Hall Rod Lawton (techradar.com)

Panasonic Lumix GX9 review

 

A mirrorless camera with rangefinder styling

Compact design ; 4K video and 4K Photo modes ; Hybrid stabilization system ; Responsive touchscreen ; Built-in flash ; Fast focusing speeds in Single AF

AF selection fiddly ; Awkward rear control dial ; 16:9 aspect ratio viewfinder ; Body isn't weather-sealed

In many ways the Lumix GX9 takes two steps forward over the GX8, but one step (maybe half a step) back. While there's perhaps a little too much reliance on the touchscreen interface for some, especially when selecting your desired AF area, the GX9 is a...

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : ePHOTOzine (ephotozine.com)

Panasonic Lumix GX9 Video Review

 

David Thorpe reviews the Panasonic Lumix GX9, Panasonic's 20mp rangefinder camera with tilting EVF. Find out what David Thorpe thinks of the GX9 in his video review.

May, 2018

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : ePHOTOzine (ephotozine.com)

Panasonic Lumix GX9 Review

 

Take a look at our full review of the Panasonic Lumix GX9 - Panasonic's latest CSC camera.

The Panasonic Lumix GX9 updates the GX8 , with a more compact camera body, a tilting screen, and smaller electronic viewfinder (EVF), which is most likely unavoidable due to the smaller body size. The 3inch tilting touch-screen has a good resolution of...

Feb, 2018

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Daven Mathies (digitaltrends.com)

Panasonic Lumix G9 review

 

Great build quality ; Intelligent control layout ; 80MP high-resolution mode ; 5-axis in-body stabilization ; 6K photo and 4K video

Burst rate has odd limitations ; Smaller sensor than similarly sized/priced competitors

Expert review by : Carey Rose (dpreview.com)

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 review

 

Panasonic's Lumix DC-GX9 is a 20MP rangefinder-style mirrorless camera that aims to do a bit of everything. It borrows features from both the GX8 and the smaller GX80 / GX85, but does it strike the right balance?

By Jeff Keller

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9

 

Panasonic's Lumix DC-GX9 camera is smaller and less expensive than the GX8 that came before it.

Small body with tilting EVF. 20MP Micro Four Thirds sensor. In-body stabilization. Tilting touch LCD. Pop-up flash. 4K video.

No body-only purchase option. Drops GX8's vari-angle LCD.

The Panasonic Lumix GX9 is another compact Micro Four Thirds from Panasonic. The company has announced several new models over the past few months, including the GH5S and G9 at the higher end of the market.

Feb, 2018
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC,LPCM
Audio system:STEREO
Built-In Microphone:Y
Noise Reduction:Y
Wind filter:Y

Battery

Battery Capacity:1025 / 1860
Battery life (CIPA standard):890
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:7.2
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Anti-dust function:Y
Camera file system:DCF,Exif 2.31,RAW / Exif,RAW
Camera playback:single image, slide show
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-4 - 3
Dioptre correction:Y
GPS (satellite):N
Histogram:Y
Image editing:Crop, Resizing, Rotating
Live view:Y
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese / German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, JPN
Photo effects:black&white, Sepia / Vivid
Playback modes:Zoom
Scene modes:Panorama, Portrait
Self-timer delay:2,10
Shooting modes:Auto, Manual, Movie
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade / Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade

Design

Colour of product:Black
Dustproof:Y
Splash proof:Y

Display

Display:LCD / TFT
Display aspect ratio:3:2
Display diagonal:7.62
Display diagonal (metric):7.5
Display resolution (numeric):1040 / 1240000
Field of view:100
Flip-out screen:Y
Touchscreen:Y

Flash

Flash exposure correction:±3EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash guide number:6
Flash Modes:Auto, Forced off, Forced on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash sync-speed:1/200 / 1/250
Shoe mounting point:Y
Shoe mounting point type:Hot

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam:Y
Auto Focus (AF) lock:Y
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Face detection, Flexible Spot Auto Focus, One Shot Focus, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Face tracking, Flexible Spot Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus
Closest focusing distance:0.2
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Filter Size:5.8 / 6.2
Focal length range (f-f):12 - 60
Lens mount interface:Micro Four Thirds
Lens structure (elements/groups):11/9 / 14/12
Maximum aperture number:3.5 / 4
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):120
Minimum aperture number:22
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):24
Mounting type:Bayonet
Number of diaphragm blades:7

Light exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock:Y
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600
ISO sensitivity (max):25600
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE / aperture priority AE, manual, shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD,SDHC,SDXC
Memory slots:1 / 2

Networking

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2 / 4.2 BLE
Near Field Communication (NFC):N
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included:Y
Cables included:USB

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact Camera / MILC / MILC Body
Image formats supported:EXIF,JPG,RAW / JPEG / JPG,RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):17.3 x 13
Image stabilizer:Y
Image stabilizer location:Body / Lens
Maximum image resolution:5184 x 3888
Megapixel:20.3
Sensor Type:Live MOS
Still image resolution(s):5184x3888, 3712x2784, 2624x1968, 10368x7776, 7296x5472, 4992x3744, 3328x2496, 5184x3456, 3712x2480, 2624x1752, 10368x6912, 7296x4864, 5184x3456, 3504x2336, 5184x2920, 3840x2160, 1920x1080, 10368x5832, 7296x4104, 3840x2160, 3888x3888, 2784x2784, 1968x1968, 7776x7776, 5472x5472, 2880x2880 / 5184x3888, 3712x2784, 2624x1968, 3328x2496, 5184x3456, 3712x2480, 2624x1752, 3504x2336, 5184x2920, 3840x2160, 1920x1080, 3840x2160,3888x3888, 2784x2784, 1968x1968, 2880x2880
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Total MegaPixels:21.77

Ports & interfaces

HDMI:Y
HDMI connector type:Micro
Microphone in:Y
PictBridge:Y
USB connector:Micro-USB B
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0 / 3.0 / 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/32000 / 1/4000
Slowest camera shutter speed:60

Technical Details

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Recording Time:130
Self-timer:Y
Viewfinder resolution:3680 / 3680000

Video

HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 2160
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@25fps,1280×720@30fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@50fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@24fps,3840x2160@25fps,3840x2160@30fps
Video formats supported:AVC,AVCHD,H.264,H.265,HEVC,MP4,MPEG4 / AVCHD,H.264,MP4,MPEG4
Video recording:Y
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160 / 1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160

Viewfinder

Magnification:1.39 / 1.66
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:46.8 / 91.6
Height :72.1 / 97.3
Lens diameter:6.6
Lens length:7.1
Lens weight:210 / 320
Weight:407 / 658
Weight (including battery):450
Width:124 / 136.9