Panasonic GX9 summary
Panasonic GX9 is Panasonic's Advanced Mirrorless camera originally released on February of 2018. The camera has a 20MP, CMOS Four Thirds size sensor with a max resolution of 5184 x 3888.
The GX9 ranks at #24 out of 54 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras and overall #157 out of 1436 for digital cameras in our database. You should check out our Smart camera filter to get camera rankings based on your customized criteria.
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Panasonic GX9 family
The Panasonic GX9 is part of a family of cameras. You can view the full list below.
Panasonic GX9 Gallery
You can view the GX9 from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Panasonic GX9 Pros and Cons
Here is a shortlist of benefits and drawbacks of the Panasonic GX9 based on features that are typically considered crucial in a camera.
Panasonic GX9 Sensor features
The Panasonic GX9 houses the Venus Engine processor. The measurement of the sensor in the Panasonic GX9 is 17.3mm x 13mm (Four Thirds). The 225 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 5184 x 3888 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis). Optical stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter can easily produce cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CMOS sensor boasts 20MP and has a native ISO range of 200 - 25600. The ISO can also be widened digitally to a low of 100. RAW format is saved which means that you have more margin for error.
Panasonic opted to omit the low pass filter on the Panasonic GX9. This can result in more detailed photos but can cause moire under some conditions.
The picture below shows the GX9's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The GX9 sensor comes with a crop factor of 2.1 and is displayed in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Panasonic GX9 dimensions
Panasonic GX9 weighs around 0.90 lb (407 grams / 14.36 oz) and features exterior dimensions of 124mm x 72mm x 47mm (4.9" x 2.8" x 1.9"). The weight of typical Advanced Mirrorless camera is 437 grams so the Panasonic GX9 is very much the same in comparison with various competitors.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Listed below is a visual of the Panasonic GX9 next to a soft drink so you're able to have a feel for its size.
The top view directly below will show you the button design on the GX9.
Panasonic GX9 Lens features
The GX9 uses the Micro Four Thirds mount and has 162 lenses currently available. Here is a few of the lenses we have in our database that will fit the GX9.
Panasonic GX9 Connectivity
The GX9 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- Bluetooth Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that feature NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily transfer photos and usually change settings without connecting physically with the camera.
Several apps also give a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external display. A good number of cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Panasonic GX9 Video features
The max video quality in the Panasonic GX9 is 3840 x 2160 and it can save in MPEG-4, AVCHD and H.264 format. 2160p can provide a superb quality for video. You can easily downsample to 1080p in order to get cleaner video. Be wary of the huge file sizes and make sure you own good SD cards with good write speed. The body does not have a mic and / or headphone port which means you have zero control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to consider another camera in case you want better sound in your video clips.
Panasonic GX9 Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing in the Panasonic GX9 so you have to be careful in rainy or dusty conditions.
Panasonic GX9 Display and Viewfinder
The Panasonic GX9 has a 3 inch tilting screen with a resolution of 1,240 thousand dots.
Additionally the screen is touch friendly which means that you can easily switch focus point and adjust settings by using your finger.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The ViewFinder details regarding Panasonic GX9 are as follows:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Resolution 2,760 thousand dots
- Coverage 100%
- Magnification 0.7x
Viewfinders are quite useful for bright outdoor conditions which can make the camera display washed out and very difficult to view.
Panasonic GX9 Shutter features
Panasonic GX9 continuous shooting speed is 9.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/4000s. The camera also features silent electronic shutter of 1/16000s. Keep in mind that the electronic shutter may produce "rolling shutter" under some lighting conditions.
Panasonic GX9 Flash and Hot shoe features
Panasonic GX9 boasts both built in flash and external flash support.
Panasonic GX9 Autofocus features
Panasonic GX9 boasts both Phase Detect Autofocus along with Contrast Based Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more faster & accurate than Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera has Face detect which makes it valuable for people photography.
The Sensor has 49 focus points to pick from. Panasonic GX9 has touch to focus. You can easily use your fingers in order to shift where you focus. It also has Tracking Autofocus for things on the move. Panasonic GX9 has got manual focusing when required for low light occasions or you require more exact control on focusing.
Panasonic GX9 Battery life
The battery pack in the Panasonic GX9 is designed to last for 260 shutters with respect to the CIPA standards which is less than its competition. The usual Advanced Mirrorless camera battery life is 366. Sony A6600 has the maximum (810) battery life for this class of cameras.
Underneath is a collection of Advanced Mirrorless cameras that have the strongest battery life:
Panasonic GX9 for specific types of photography
The following illustration shows a outline of the Panasonic GX9 for specific types of photography. To see more, have a look at the specific section below.
Panasonic GX9 Portrait photography advice
The Panasonic GX9 gets a rating of 77 which is outstanding, meaning that it is a tremendous fit for portrait photography. Shooting portraits leans heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support along with the ability to use external flash.
Panasonic GX9 Street photography highlights
With a very high score of 84, the Panasonic GX9 is a outstanding choice to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera comes with a good balance of image quality and portability.
Panasonic GX9 Sports photography info
A nice sports photography points total of 73 suggests the Panasonic GX9 is a fine pick for taking pictures of sports. A camera really should have fantastic tracking and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Panasonic GX9 Travel photography highlights
Size is extremely critical in choosing a camera for travel. Overall, the Panasonic GX9 gets a above average 71 for a travel camera which makes it a fine choice for your journeys.
Panasonic GX9 as a Landscape photography camera
For anybody planning to purchase a camera for landscape photographs, the biggest aspect will be image quality. The Panasonic GX9 at it's exceptional rating of 78 as a landscape camera is a wonderful option compared to it's rivals.
Vlogging with Panasonic GX9
A vlogging camera preferably should come with a articulating display screen, microphone port and ideally image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Panasonic GX9 is not really appropriate for vlogging as it comes to a low score of 35.
Panasonic GX9 Alternatives
If you need alternatives to the GX9, here is a list of the highest scored cameras which fall under the category of Advanced Mirrorless.
The graph here offers you a summary of the GX9 compared to it's top rated rivals shown above.
Here are a handful of other cameras you might regard as alternative options. To check out a full comparison, go to the "compare" link.