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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G9

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G9
alaScore 94

125 reviews

Nov, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 125 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G9. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the viewfinder and screen. The image quality and durability are also appreciated, but reviews are divided on the size. The focus and sensor get negative opinions.

performance, durability, image quality, screen, viewfinder

battery, shutter, sensor, focus

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 : Dan Bracaglia (dpreview.com)

Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review

 

The Lumix DC-G9 is Panasonic's top stills-oriented camera and can shoot 20 fps with AF. It also features the best stabilization we've tested to date. Read our full review.

It seemed for a little while there, the two biggest players in the Micro Four Thirds world were splitting off into their own separate niches with Olympus going after the pro stills crowd by way of the EM-1 series and Panasonic, the pro video crowd with...

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

 

Panasonic's mirrorless Lumix DC-G9 camera boasts some head-turning specs, including 60fps Raw image capture, but we'll have to see if its real-world performance lives up to its promise.

Shoots at 60fps in Raw format. Tracks subjects at 20fps. 20MP sensor with 80MP high-resolution mode. EVF with 0.83x magnification. 4K video at 60fps. Vari-angle touch LCD. Rugged, dust- and splash-resistant body. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Video not as robust as GH5. High-resolution capture requires tripod and static subject.

Bottom Line: Panasonic's mirrorless Lumix DC-G9 camera boasts some head-turning specs, including 60fps Raw image capture, but we'll have to see if its real-world performance lives up to its promise.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Panasonic Lumix G9

 

Where the Panasonic GH5 is a video-first DSLM (Digital Single Lens Mirrorless) camera that can also shoot good still images in a pinch, Panasonic has unveiled the Lumix G9, a flagship still-focused sister model that can also shoot good video in a pinch.

Nov, 2017

Essential

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Panasonic G9 Review

 

The Lumix G9 is the most well-specified, well-built and well-rounded Panasonic mirrorless camera to date, offering a long list of mouth-watering features with performance and image quality to back them up. This is one camera that can handle almost...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Panasonic G9 Review

 

Panasonic's flagship photo-centric Micro Four Thirds camera not only delivers great image quality and all-around performance, but also an excellent shooting experience with great ergonomics and a robust build quality. While not as feature-rich on the...

Great build quality; Very good image quality; Effective IBIS; Excellent performance; Fast shooting speeds; 4K/60p video.

No phase-detection autofocus; 10-minute limit for 4k60p video clips; No V-Log or 10-bit video.

Panasonic's flagship photo-centric Micro Four Thirds camera not only delivers great image quality and all-around performance, but also an excellent shooting experience with great ergonomics and a robust build quality. While not as feature-rich on the...

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

Techradar Recommended 2017

Expert review by : Phil Hall (techradar.com)

Panasonic Lumix G9 review

 

Meet the photographer-focused Lumix GH5

6.5-stop image stabilization ; Up to 60fps burst shooting ; Large viewfinder ; Great grip and handling ; Dual UHS-II card slots

ISO range could be broader ; Reduced screen size compared to GH5 ; Battery level not shown as a percentage

Excellent image quality, 60fps shooting, polished handling and a wealth of advanced features add up to make the Lumix G9 a brilliant all-round mirrorless camera and Panasonic's best mirrorless camera to date.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Panasonic Lumix G9 review: The finest mirrorless camera that money can buy

 

With mighty impressive image stabilisation, an ultra-sensitive shutter, super-fast burst mode, accomplished continuous autofocus and burst shooting,

Huge range of Micro Four Thirds lenses (incl. new 200mm f/2.8 Leica) ensure top image quality ; Massive viewfinder and useful vari-angle LCD ; 4K video and 6K stills modes ; Super-fast burst modes ; Accomplished continuous autofocus ; Pinpoint AF mode

Viewfinder eyecup could fit tighter ; Optional battery grip should offer two batteries ; Smaller LCD screen than GH5 ; Smaller sensor than some rivals ; No 'super raw' with post-focus adjustment (like Canon 5D IV)

With mighty impressive image stabilisation, an ultra-sensitive shutter, super-fast burst mode, accomplished continuous autofocus and burst shooting, plus a viewfinder that's unrivalled by any mirrorless model, the G9 really is the finest mirrorless...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Panasonic Lumix G9 review

 

The best Lumix so far is a dream for wildlife snapping...

Very fast frame rates ; Small, light lenses ; Rich, vibrant photos ; Bright and clear viewfinder

Small sensor ; Relatively low pixel count ; Large body for a CSC ; Comparatively short battery life

The perfect companion for the travelling wildlife photographer and one of the best compact system cams around

Dec, 2017