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Get ready to capture images like never before with Panasonic’s brand new LUMIX G9. Providing photographers with the ultimate combination of high image quality, perfect portability and ultra high-speed shooting, the G9 is the perfect match for wildlife and action photographers.
Building on the success of the superb GH5, the G9 is the new flagship model for stills photographers, featuring the best ever image quality from a LUMIX G Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera. At the heart of the G9 is a 20.3 megapixel sensor, which when combined with the latest Venus processing engine, delivers exceptional imagery with high detail, low noise, fantastic colours and brightness. Tricky conditions, such as the backlighting that occurs when photographing animals against a bright sky, are handled with ease thanks to special AR coating on the sensor to reduce ghosting and flare.
A new High Resolution Mode can deliver incredible 80 megapixel (equivalent) images in both JPEG and RAW – ideal for landscape and macro photographers. In essence, this mode works by combining together 8 images taken concurrently while shifting the sensor – a tripod is therefore essential when using this mode.
Sharper images than ever before are guaranteed with an upgraded in-body IS system for the G9. You can now shoot at shutter speeds up to 6.5 speeds slower and still get crisp results, perfect when using the G9 handheld with long telephoto lenses to capture distant subjects, such as wildlife.
Get the shot every time with enhanced autofocus and fast frame rates
Those all elusive nature subjects are now easier than ever to track thanks to an improved high-tracking autofocus performance, plus a shutter release lag of just 0.04 seconds* – the fastest in the industry** . There’s also no need to worry about missing the shot, as a frame rate of a market-leading 20fps*** is available at full-resolution with continuous autofocus (AF-C). Fix the focus to the first frame (AF-S) and you can enjoy an amazing burst speed of 60fps.
As if that wasn’t enough, both 4K Photo and 6K Photo are on-hand to help you capture your best moments. Panasonic’s unique technology means you can shoot at up to 30fps (6K) or 60fps (4k) and extract a still big enough to make large, high-quality prints. Other handy features make use of 4K technology, such as Post Focus – where you can change the point of focus after shooting, and Focus Stacking, to change the depth of field after shooting by combining multiple images.
When it comes to composing your stunning images, the G9’s viewfinder is the largest in its class**** . The Live Viewfinder (LVF) offers a high magnification ratio of 0.83x (35mm equivalent) and, better yet, offers zero blackout even when shooting at high speeds***** , allowing you to always keep track of your subject. With a high-resolution of 3,680k-dots, the viewfinder offers a 100% view so you can always be sure that what you see is what you get. There’s also a night mode, plus an AF Point Scope integrated into the viewfinder design.
At the rear of the camera you’ll find a free-angle, 3-inch 1040k-dot touch-sensitive LCD screen, perfect for framing your shots from all sorts creative angles. Designed to be highly visible even in bright conditions, you can also apply a night mode for low-light shooting.
A design ready for anything
The G9’s design offers both functionality and durability. A Status LCD on the top of the G9 – the largest in its class – helps you to see at a glance the settings you’ve currently got selected. A function (Fn) lever allows for rapid changes to settings, while a joystick is on hand to quickly change the focus point without the need to remove the camera from your eye. You’ll also find intuitively placed dials and customisable buttons to ensure the G9 works exactly as you want it to.
To make sure that the G9 is ready for whatever conditions you need to shoot in, it has a magnesium alloy full die-cast front and rear frame. It’s splash-proof****** , dust-proof and freeze-proof down to -10 degrees. Designed for extensive field-use, there’s sealing for every joint, dial and button to keep it secure from the elements.
Dual SD card memory slots are both compatible with the super-fast UHS-II format, a first for LUMIX G cameras. You can use the slots however you feel most comfortable; as extra storage, as a backup slot, or for different types of media (for example, one slot for video, another for JPEG/RAW files).
Sharing your images has never been more important, so the G9 has you covered with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi compatibility. You can use Bluetooth to maintain an always-on, low-power connection to easily transfer your shots to your smartphone or tablet ready for sharing with the world.
A range of accessories, designed to enhance the G9’s usability, are also available. A Battery Grip extends the shooting life of the camera, as well as making shooting in vertical orientation more comfortable. There’s also an Eye-Cup, a quick battery charger and a shoulder strap.
New LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm f/2.8 Power OIS Lens offers 400mm (equivalent) shooting at super fast speeds
The perfect shooting partner for the G9, Panasonic is also pleased to announce the first LEICA branded large-diameter ultra telephoto fixed focal length lens.
Ideal for wildlife, sports and action subjects, the LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm f/2.8 Power OIS Lens gets you closer to the subject while boasting sharpest-ever image quality from corner-to-corner. A 1.4x Teleconverter (DMW-TC14) comes bundled with the lens to boost focusing distance to 560mm (35mm equivalent) – a nature lover’s dream. Available separately, the LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm f/2.8 Power OIS Lens can also be used with the 2.0x Teleconverter DMW-TC20 for an equivalent focal length of 800mm.
Capture sharp wildlife shots handheld with Power OIS
The fast f/2.8 aperture enables capture of fast-moving subjects, while the Power O.I.S (Optical Image Stabilizer) provides effective compensation for hand-shake, making it possible to shoot handheld, or in low-light conditions without the need for a tripod. The lightweight and compact design of the lens is also ideal for readjusting your shooting position on the move.
The lens is designed with Leica’s stringent quality control, and is comprised of 15 elements in 13 groups, including two UED (Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion) lenses. This allows for high resolution, high contrast images with minimal distortion and chromatic aberration, perfect for all kinds of subjects, including shooting wildlife against a vibrant sun.
Just like the G9, the LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm f/2.8 Power OIS Lens is splash-proof****** , dust-proof and freeze-proof down to -10 degrees. A triple linear motor and max 240 fps sensor drive ensures autofocusing is incredibly precise – in fact it’s excellent enough to record 4K video.
* In 1-Area AF, at wide-end with H-ES12060 (CIPA) in LVF120 fps setting.
** As a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera, as of November 8, 2017.
*** As a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera, as of November 8, 2017.
**** As a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera, as of November 8, 2017.
***** In AFC 20 fps/ AFS 60 fps setting.
****** Splash Proof is a term used to describe an extra level of protection this camera offers against exposure to a minimal amount of moisture, water or dust. Splash Proof does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this camera is subjected to direct contact with water.