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Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic GX9

Portability
81
Imaging
64
Features
76
Overall
68
Panasonic Lumix DC-G100 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 front
Portability
82
Imaging
62
Features
80
Overall
69

Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic GX9 Key Specs

Panasonic G100
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • 3840 x 1920 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 352g - 116 x 83 x 54mm
  • Announced June 2020
Panasonic GX9
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 407g - 124 x 72 x 47mm
  • Released February 2018
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Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic GX9 Overview

In this write-up, we will be matching up the Panasonic G100 versus Panasonic GX9, one is a Entry-Level Mirrorless and the latter is a Advanced Mirrorless and they are both created by Panasonic. The resolution of the G100 (20MP) and the GX9 (20MP) is pretty similar and they use the same exact sensor size (Four Thirds).

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The G100 was revealed 2 years after the GX9 which is quite a serious gap as far as technology is concerned. Each of these cameras offer different body type with the Panasonic G100 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Panasonic GX9 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before going straight into a step-by-step comparison, below is a brief overview of how the G100 matches up against the GX9 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic G100 over the Panasonic GX9

 G100 GX9 
ReleasedJune 2020February 2018Newer by 29 months
Screen typeFully ArticulatedTiltingFully Articulating screen
Screen resolution1840k1240kCrisper screen (+600k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Panasonic GX9 over the Panasonic G100

 GX9 G100 

Common features in the Panasonic G100 and Panasonic GX9

 G100 GX9 
Manually focus Very exact focus
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen size
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic GX9 Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to travel with your camera regularly, you will need to think about its weight and measurements. The Panasonic G100 provides outer dimensions of 116mm x 83mm x 54mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 2.1") along with a weight of 352 grams (0.78 lbs) whilst the Panasonic GX9 has proportions of 124mm x 72mm x 47mm (4.9" x 2.8" x 1.9") with a weight of 407 grams (0.90 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you choose during that time. Here is the front view measurements comparison of the G100 vs the GX9.

Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic GX9 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the G100 and GX9 is 81 and 82 respectively.

Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic GX9 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic GX9 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is hard to see the gap between sensor dimensions purely by reviewing specifications. The image here should give you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the G100 and GX9.

Plainly, the 2 cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing and the same resolution and you should expect similar quality of photographs although you have to take the release date of the products into consideration. The more recent G100 will have a benefit with regard to sensor tech.

Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic GX9 sensor size comparison

Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic GX9 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic GX9 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic G100 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic GX9 as a Portrait photography camera
78
focusing manually
good resolution (20 megapixels)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
comes with face detect focus
delivers RAW files
77
you can focus manually
good megapixels (20 megapixels)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
offers face detection focus
supports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Panasonic G100 Street photography highlights
Panasonic GX9 Street photography highlights
78
fully articulated screen
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW files
provides focus via touch
very good ISO range (25,600)
no image stabilization
84
screen tilts up and down
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports RAW formats
has touch to focus
above average ISO range (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic G100 Sports photography factors
Panasonic GX9 Sports photography factors
57
quiet shooting (1/16,000 seconds)
good resolution (20 megapixels)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
comes with tracking focus
low maximum shutter speed (1/500 seconds)
no image stabilization
terrible battery life (270 per charge)
does not have phase detect auto focus
73
quiet shutter (1/16,000 seconds)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
good megapixels (20 megapixels)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
offers tracking autofocus
has phase detect auto focus
bad battery pack (260 shots)
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic G100 as a Travel photography camera
Panasonic GX9 as a Travel photography camera
78
connects via bluetooth
provides focus via touch
good resolution (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
display is selfie friendly
terrible battery life (270 per charge)
71
connects via bluetooth
has touch to focus
good megapixels (20 megapixels)
built-in flash
bad battery pack (260 per charge)
does not posses selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic G100 Landscape photography advice
Panasonic GX9 Landscape photography advice
72
focusing manually
interchangeable lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen size is good (3 inches)
good resolution (20MP)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
very good ISO range (25,600)
delivers RAW files
no image stabilization
terrible battery life (270 shots)
78
you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
good megapixels (20MP)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
doesnt have anti-alias filter
above average ISO range (25,600)
supports RAW formats
bad battery pack (260 per charge)
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic G100 as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic GX9 as a Vlogging camera
78
display is selfie friendly
touchscreen capability
comes with face detect focus
high quality video (3840 x 1920 pxls)
does have mic port
no image stabilization
35
touchscreen capability
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
offers face detection focus
high quality video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
does not posses selfie friendly display
missing external microphone socket
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Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic GX9 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic G100 and Panasonic GX9
 Panasonic Lumix DC-G100Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9
General Information
Brand Name Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DC-G100 Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9
Type Entry-Level Mirrorless Advanced Mirrorless
Announced 2020-06-24 2018-02-13
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Chip - Venus Engine
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Four Thirds Four Thirds
Sensor measurements 17.3 x 13mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor area 224.9mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixel 20 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 5184 x 3888 5184 x 3888
Maximum native ISO 25600 25600
Min native ISO 200 200
RAW files
Min enhanced ISO 100 100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 49 49
Lens
Lens mount type Micro Four Thirds Micro Four Thirds
Amount of lenses 107 107
Focal length multiplier 2.1 2.1
Screen
Display type Fully Articulated Tilting
Display diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 1,840 thousand dots 1,240 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 3,680 thousand dots 2,760 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.73x 0.7x
Features
Min shutter speed 60 seconds 60 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/500 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Max quiet shutter speed 1/16000 seconds 1/16000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 10.0 frames/s 9.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 3.60 m (at ISO 100) 6.00 m (at ISO 200)
Flash options Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, on, on w/redeye redduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, off Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, forced on, forced on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, forced off
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 1920 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC3840 x 1920 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC3840 x 1920 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC -
Maximum video resolution 3840x1920 3840x2160
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) Yes
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 352 gr (0.78 lbs) 407 gr (0.90 lbs)
Dimensions 116 x 83 x 54mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 2.1") 124 x 72 x 47mm (4.9" x 2.8" x 1.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 270 images 260 images
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 secs, 3 photos over 10 secs)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I supported) SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I supported)
Card slots 1 1
Retail price $698 $1,000