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Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 Summary

20 Megapixels20 MegapixelsElectronic View FinderElectronic View FinderHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveUltra HD (4K) video: 3840x2160 resolution or more.Ultra HD (4K) video: 3840x2160 resolution or more.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringDepth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Depth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed review

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 Assessment

The redesigned Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 recreates a truly compact mirrorless with a deep feature set with the convenience of built-in image-stabilization, a tilting EVF and .dual control-dials.

Built around a 20 MP Four-Thirds sensor mounted on a 5-axis image-stabilization system effective to 4-stops over hand-holding and paired with a Venus Engine processor, the GX9 outputs high-quality images with sharp details and low noise, up to ISO 1600, with ISO 3200-6400 remaining quite good for mid-size prints.

The Multi-Segment Metering system in the GX9 behaves very reliable with conservative output which requires less EC than usual. Colors are fairly good and adjustable, as is White-Balance. Dynamic-range maxes-out around 12-stops which is good for this sensor-size.

Speed is one of the strong points of this mirrorless digital camera. It can capture 20 MP images at 9 FPS or 4K at 30 FPS. The autofocus system is particularly fast, extremely sensitive and highly flexible. The 49-Area specification do not do it justice as one can focus nearly anywhere in the frame with pin-point accuracy.

PROS CONS
Low image noise Limited dynamic-range
Nice image colors after tweaking Occasional color-cast in low light
Impressive metering Impossible DMF-Assist
Instant shutter-lag with short blackout Exposure-Priority only in Manual mode
Ultra-fast autofocus Wrong Live-Histogram
Extremely sensitive AF Uncomfortable eyelets
Fast shot-to-shot speed Reflective LCD
Superb EVF Very short battery-life
Calibratable LCD Fixed exposure steps
Highly customizable
ExcellentExcellent Excellent

The Panasonic GX9 is one of those cameras that truly impresses. Its compact body manages to fit so much in terms of controls and feature-set, including a rare 0.39" tilting EVF with 2.8 megapixels, a large 0.7X magnification and an Eye-Start Sensor plus dual control-dials that are frequently missing from small cameras. Getting all of high-image-quality, fast-speed and efficient controls in a small camera like the GX9 is exceptional.

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Panasonic DC-GX9 Highlights


Mirrorless digital camera

Sensor-Size: 17 x 13mm

Four-Thirds Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

20 Megapixels MirrorlessISO 100-25600
Micro Four-Thirds Mount
2X FLM
Shutter 1/16000-60s
5-Axis Built-in Stabilization, 4-Stop ImprovementFull manual controls, including Manual Focus
0.39" Built-in EVF 2.8 Megapixels (0.70X)Custom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
Automatic Eye-Start sensorSpot-Metering
2 Axis Digital LevelHot-Shoe
Built-in Dust ReductionLithium-Ion Battery
9 FPS Drive, 100 ImagesSecure Digital Extended Capacity
3840x2160 @ 30 FPS Video Recording
3" LCD 1.2 Megapixels
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