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Panasonic® LUMIX G9 Mirrorless Camera Body-DC-G9KBODY

Model #: DC-G9KBODY
245762
Panasonic Electronics
At a Glance

Massive 80MP RAW capture. A High-Resolution special mode yields 80 megapixels in RAW recording by shooting the 20.3-megapixel sensor 8 times to create a single image.

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Improved Focus Detect & Selective AF

A Joystick Controller on the back can be used to smoothly and intuitively select focus blocks inside the focusing area grid overlay. A new 225-Area AF focus detection area has been massively increased from 49 (conventional LUMIX G cameras) to 225 points. The Custom Multi AF mode enables free selection of blocks inside the 225 focusing area.

Large 0.83x OLED Viewfinder

A massive, super high-resolution 3,680k-dot OLED Live View Finder (LVF) improves visibility for perfect framing even under direct sunlight. With Panasonic’s highest-level 0.83x magnification to date and a long 21mm eye point distance, it is excellent for people who wear glasses.

Eliminate Effects of Camera Shake

5-Axis Dual I.S. 2.0 (Image Stabilizer) intelligent compensation yields the equivalent of 6.5-stops in slower shutter speed. Shake is nearly eliminated in both body and lens even while telephoto shooting. It also works in both photo and video recording, including 4K video. Even lenses not equipped with Optical Image Stabilizers (O.I.S.) can benefit from the LUMIX G9 in-body image stabilization.

Large Status LCD

A new status LCD instantly confirms the camera's settings. Convenient for shooting with frequent settings adjustments, and for simply framing with the viewfinder and rear monitor.

Professional Dual SD Card Slots

Equipped with dual SD card slots for larger capacity recording and efficient file arrangement. Relay recording allows for swapping a full card out for an empty card for virtually endless recording. A backup mode allows continuous recording on one card while starting and stopping recording on the other card. Simultaneous record duplicates recording on both cards.

4K 60p Video & Slow-Motion Effects

Outstanding video performance with high-precision, silky-smooth 4K 60p recording (QFHD 4K: 3840 x 2160 / MP4). Plus, high-speed video recording yields a dramatic slow motion effect in 4K (60 fps max. 2x slower [30p playback]) or Full HD (180 fps max. 6x slower [30p playback]) quality.

Fast Access to Custom Setup

A conveniently located function (Fn) Lever lets you quickly switch between precise custom settings. Great for instantly changing from RAW to JPEG, or shooting while switching between color and monochrome.

Customizable AF

With customized AF settings, adjust AF directionality depending on the scene.

Custom Selectable AF Zone

Focus area group size and position are customizable for Multi AF / Custom Multi AF.

High-Performance Shutter

The shutter unit is durable for approx. 200,000 times release. Not only does it offer the highest shutter speed at max. 1/8000 to capture fast-moving, spur-of-the-moment shots, you can also achieve impressive de-focus effects with fast aperture lenses under bright light.

Rugged Design

The LUMIX G9 is built tough to withstand heavy professional use. It is freezeproof down to -10-degrees in addition to splash / dustproof construction thanks to weather sealing on every joint, dial and button. A magnesium alloy full diecast armor frame makes the body lightweight yet durable while bringing ruggedness to the compact size.

USB Power Supply

USB power supply compatibility. Shoot while connected to the battery charger and eliminate worry about remaining battery power. A useful feature for nature photography when you need to wait patiently for the shot to happen.

Optional Vertical / Battery Grip

By using two batteries — one in the camera and the other in the grip — the optional DMW-BGG9 doubles battery life. Exclusively designed for the LUMIX G9, it perfectly matches its rugged design, yet provides familiar controls and a comfortable grip during vertical shooting.

Product Highlights

  • Full resolution 20.3-megapixel sensor, plus 80 megapixels high-resolution JPEG /RAW in-camera image.
  • Fast 0.04 sec. (approx.) lock focus result *1 from a new LUMIX ultra high-speed AF technology. 60 fps [AFS] electronic shutter or 20 fps [AFC] electronic shutter high-speed burst in full-res.
  • Massive 3,680K-dot OLED Live View Finder [LVF] with 120 fps refresh rate, 0.83X magnification, and blackout free 100% field of view.
  • 5-Axis Dual I.S2 combines data from a gyro, accelerometer, & image sensors for stabilization performance of 6.5 stops lower shutter speeds, when combined with LUMIX O.I.S. lenses with 2-Axis I.S.
  • Dual UHS-II SD Card slots for in-camera backup, relay, or format allocation recording.
  • Lighted top mounted Status LCD for at a glance feedback on camera setup.
Specifications

Type

TypeDigital Single Lens Mirrorless camera
Recording mediaSD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Recording media(Compatible with UHS-I / UHS-II UHS Speed Class 3 standard SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards)
Image sensor size17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)
Lens mountMicro Four Thirds mount

Image Sensor

TypeLive MOS Sensor
Total pixels21.77 Megapixels
Camera effective pixels20.33 Megapixels
Color filterPrimary color filter
Dust reduction systemSupersonic wave filter

Recording System

Aspect ratio4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
Image qualityRAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard
Color SpacesRGB, AdobeRGB
Continuous recordable time (Motion picture)AVCHD [FHD/60p]: Approx. 130 min (rear monitor), 120 min (LVF) with H-FS12060, Approx. 120 min (rear monitor), 110 min (LVF) with H-ES12060
Continuous recordable time (Motion picture)AVCHD [FHD/60i]: Approx. 130 min (rear monitor), 120 min (LVF) with H-FS12060, Approx. 120 min (rear monitor), 120 min (LVF) with H-ES12060
Continuous recordable time (Motion picture)MP4 [4K/60p]: Approx. 120 min (rear monitor), 110 min (LVF) with H-FS12060, Approx. 110 min (rear monitor), 110 min (LVF) with H-ES12060
Continuous recordable time (Motion picture)MP4 [4K/30p]: Approx. 130 min (rear monitor), 120 min (LVF) with H-FS12060, Approx. 130 min (rear monitor), 120 min (LVF) with H-ES12060
Actual recordable time (Motion picture)AVCHD [FHD/60p]: Approx. 65 min (rear monitor), 60 min (LVF) with H-FS12060, Approx. 60 min (rear monitor), 55 min (LVF) with H-ES12060
Actual recordable time (Motion picture)AVCHD [FHD/60i]: Approx. 65 min (rear monitor), 60 min (LVF) with H-FS12060, Approx. 60 min (rear monitor), 60 min (LVF) with H-ES12060
Actual recordable time (Motion picture)MP4 [4K/60p]: Approx. 60 min (rear monitor), 55 min (LVF) with H-FS12060, Approx. 55 min (rear monitor), 55 min (LVF) with H-ES12060
Actual recordable time (Motion picture)MP4 [4K/30p]: Approx. 65 min (rear monitor), 60 min (LVF) with H-FS12060, Approx. 65 min (rear monitor), 60 min (LVF) with H-ES12060

Recording File Format

Still imageJPEG (DCF, Exif 2.31), RAW
6K PHOTO / 4K PHOTO6K PHOTO: MP4 (H.265/HEVC, Audio format: AAC (2ch))
6K PHOTO / 4K PHOTO4K PHOTO: MP4 (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio format: AAC (2ch))
Motion pictureMP4: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Audio format: LPCM (2ch 48kHz/16-bit), AAC (2ch))
Motion pictureAVCHD Progressive, AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Audio 2ch)

File Size(Pixels) - Still Image

4:35184x3888(L) / 3712x2784(M) / 2624x1968(S) / 10368x7776(XL) / 7296x5472(LL) / 4992x3744(6K PHOTO) / 3328x2496(4K PHOTO) High Resolution Mode.
3:25184x3456(L) / 3712x2480(M) / 2624x1752(S) / 10368x6912(XL) / 7296x4864(LL) / 5184x3456(6K PHOTO) / 3504x2336(4K PHOTO) High Resolution Mode.
16:95184x2920(L) / 3840x2160(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 10368x5832(XL) / 7296x4104(LL) / 3840x2160(4K PHOTO) High Resolution Mode.
1:13888x3888(L) / 2784x2784(M) / 1968x1968(S) / 7776x7776(XL) / 5472x5472(LL) / 2880x2880(4K PHOTO) High Resolution Mode.

Wireless

WiFiWi-Fi2.4GHz (STA/AP) (IEEE802.11b/g/n)
WiFiWi-Fi5GHz (STA) (IEEE 802.11a/n/ac) 5GHz Wi-Fi is not available in some countries.
WiFi1-11, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 100, 104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 136, 140, 144, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165 ch
BluetoothBluetooth® v4.2 (Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE))
QR code connection / Password-less connectionBluetooth® v4.2 (Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE))

View Finder

TypeOLED Live View Finder (3,680k dots)
Field of viewApprox. 100%
MagnificationApprox. 1.66x / 0.83x (35mm camera equivalent) with 50 mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1
Eye pointApprox. 21 mm from eyepiece lens
Diopter adjustment-4.0 - +3.0 (dpt)
Eye sensorYes
Display speed120fps / 60fps

Focus

TypeContrast AF system
DFD technologyYes
Post FocusYes
Focus StackingYes
Focus modeAFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF
AF modeFace/Eye Detection / Tracking / 225-Area / Custom Multi / 1-Area / Pinpoint
AF mode(Full area touch is available) (Scalable AF frame size and flexible AF position)
AF detective rangeEV -4 - 18 (ISO100 equivalent)
AF assist lampYes
AF lockYes (AF/AE LOCK button)
AF custom settingAF Sensitivity, AF Area Switching Sensitivity, Moving Object Prediction
OthersOne Shot AF, Shutter AF, Half Press Release, Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion picture recording), Eye Sensor AF, AF-Point Scope Setting, AF+MF, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, Focus Peaking, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Pad AF, Touch Shutter

Exposure Control

Light metering system1,728-zone multi-pattern sensing system
Light metering modeMultiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Metering rangeEV 0 - 18 (F2.0 lens, ISO100 equivalent)
Exposure modeProgram AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
ISO sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity)Still image: Auto / Intelligent ISO / 100 (Extended) / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600 (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
ISO sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity)Creative Video Mode: Auto / 100 (Extended) / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
Exposure compensation1/3 EV step ±5EV (±3EV for motion picture)
AE lockYes (AF/AE LOCK button)

White Balance

White balanceAWB / AWBc / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set 1, 2, 3, 4 / Color temperature setting 1, 2, 3, 4
White balance adjustmentBlue/Amber bias, Magenta/Green bias
Color temperature setting2500-10000K in 100K

Shutter

TypeFocal-plane shutter
Shutter speedStill image: Bulb (Max. 30 minutes), 1/8,000 - 60
Shutter speedElectronic first curtain shutter: Bulb (Max. 30 minutes), 1/2,000 - 60
Shutter speedElectronic shutter: 1/32,000 - 1
Shutter speedMotion picture: 1/16,000 - 1/25
Shutter lifeApprox. 200,000 images
Self timer10sec, 3 images / 2sec / 10sec
Remote controlRemote control with Bulb function by DMW-RSL1 (sold separately)

Bracket

AE bracket3, 5, 7 images in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV step, max. ±3 EV, single/burst
Aperture Bracket3, 5 or all positions in 1 EV step
Focus Bracket1 to 999 images, focus steps can be set in 10 levels
White balance bracket3 exposures in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis, color temperature setting

Burst Shooting

Burst speed[Mechanical shutter / Electronic first curtain shutter]AFS/MF: H: 12 frames/sec, M: 7 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View) When H-ES12060 is used.
Burst speed[Mechanical shutter / Electronic first curtain shutter]AFF/AFC: H: 9 frames/sec (with Live View), M: 7 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View) When H-ES12060 is used.
Burst speed[Electronic shutter]AFS/MF: SH2: 60 frames/sec, SH1: 20 frames/sec, H: 12 frames/sec, M: 7 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)
Burst speed[Electronic shutter]AFF/AFC: SH2: 20 frames/sec, SH1: 20 frames/sec, H: 9 frames/sec (with Live View), M: 7 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)
Number of recordable images[H/M/L] More than approx. 60 images (when there are RAW files with the particular speed.)
Number of recordable images[H/M/L] More than approx. 600 images (when there are no RAW files and using a card with SD Speed Class with "UHS-II UHS Speed Class 3 (U3)".)
Number of recordable images(depending on memory card size, battery power, picture size, and compression)
Number of recordable images[SH2/SH1] More than approx. 50 images
Number of recordable images(depending on memory card size, battery power, picture size, and compression)

Time Lapse Shot

Time Lapse ShotYes

Flash

Flash typeTTL External Flash (sold separately)
Flash ModeAuto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off For iA, iA+ only.
Synchronization speedLess than 1/250 second
Flash output adjustment1/3EV step ±3EV
Flash synchronization1st Curtain Sync., 2nd Curtain Sync.
Synchronization for flash dimming and exposure compensationYes
Wireless controlYes (When using DMW-FL200L / FL360L / FL580L (sold separately)), Wireless Channel: 1ch/2ch/3ch/4ch
Flash sync socketYes

Rear Monitor

TypeTFT LCD monitor with static touch control
Monitor sizeFree-angle 3.0-inch (7.5cm) / 3:2 aspect
PixelsApprox. 1,040k dots
Filed of viewApprox. 100%
Monitor adjustmentBrightness, Contrast, Saturation, Red-Green, Blue-Yellow

Live View

Digital zoom2x, 4x
Extra Tele ConversionStill image: Max. 2x
Extra Tele Conversion4K PHOTO: 1.6x (4:3), 1.5x (3:2), 1.4x (16:9, 1:1)
Extra Tele ConversionMotion picture: 2.7x (FHD), 1.4x (4K)
Other functionsLevel Gauge, Real-time Histogram, Guide Lines (3 patterns), Center Marker, Highlight display (Still image / motion picture), Zebra pattern (Still image / motion picture)

Function Button

RECWi-Fi / Q.MENU / Video Record / LVF/Monitor Switch / LVF/Monitor Disp. Style / AF-Point Scope / AF/AE LOCK / AF-ON / Preview / One Push AE / Touch AE / Level Gauge / Focus Area Set / Zoom Control / 1 Shot RAW+JPG / 1 Shot Spot Metering / 1 Shot 6K/4K PHOTO / Operation Lock / Dial Operation Switch / Destination Slot / Photo Style / Filter Select / Aspect Ratio / Picture Size / Quality / AFS/AFF / Metering Mode / Burst Shot Setting / 6K/4K PHOTO / Self Timer / High Resolution Mode / Bracket / Highlight Shadow / i. Dynamic / i. Resolution / Min. Shtr Speed / Post Focus / HDR / Shutter Type / Flash Mode / Flash Adjust. / Wireless Flash Setup / Ex. Tele Conv. / Digital Zoom / Stabilizer / I.S. Lock (Video) / 4K Live Cropping / Motion Pic. Set / Picture Mode in Rec. / Mic Level Adj. / Mic. Directivity Adjust / Silent Mode / Peaking / Histogram / Guide Line / Zebra Pattern / Monochrome Live View / Constant Preview / Rec Area / Step Zoom / Zoom Speed / Night Mode / ON/OFF of each item in White Balance / ON/OFF of each item in Photo Style / AF Mode/MF / Rec/Playback Switch / Off / Restore to Default / Focus Ring Lock / E-Stabilization (Video) / Mic Rec Level Disp. / Live View Boost
PLAYWi-Fi / LVF/Monitor Switch / Rec/Playback Switch / Slot Change / 6K/4K Photo Play / Delete Single / Protect / Rating 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 / RAW Processing / 6K/4K PHOTO Bulk Saving / Copy / Night Mode / Off / Restore to Default

Playback

Playback mode30-thumbnail display, 12-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (Max. 16x), Slideshow (All / Picture Only / Video Only, duration & effect is selectable), Playback Mode (Normal / Picture Only / Video Only), Protect, Rating, Title Edit, Face Recognition Edit, RAW Processing, 6K/4K PHOTO Bulk Saving, 6K/4K PHOTO Noise Reduction, Light Composition, Clear Retouch, Text Stamp, Copy, Resize, Cropping, Rotate, Video Divide, Time Lapse Video, Stop Motion Video, Rotation Display, Picture Sort, Delete Confirmation, Creating Still Pictures from a Motion Picture

Image Protection / Erase

ProtectionSingle / Multi or Cancel
EraseSingle / Multi / All / Except Rating

Print

Direct PrintPictBridge compatible

Interface

USBUSB 3.0 Micro-B, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Gen 1
HDMIHDMI TypeA / VIERA Link
HDMIVideo: Auto / 4K/60p / 4K/30p / 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 480p
HDMIAudio: Stereo
HDMIMonitor-through: 4:2:2 8bit (Except for [4K/60p]) / 4:2:0 8bit
Remote inputf2.5mm for remote
External microphone inputf3.5mm for external microphone
External microphone inputStereo/Lens Auto/Shotgun/Super Shotgun/Manual is selectable when attaching DMW-MS2 (sold separately).
Headphone outputf3.5mm for headphone
MicrophoneStereo, Wind Noise Canceller: OFF / Low / Standard / High When attaching DMW-MS2 (sold separately).
SpeakerMonaural
SD card slotSlot 1, Slot 2

Language

OSD languageJapanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese (Traditional)

Power

BatteryLi-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1860mAh, 14Wh) (included)
BatteryUSB power supply, USB power charging
Battery life (CIPA standard)Approx. 400 images (rear monitor), 380 images (LVF), 920 images (Power Save LVF mode) with H-FS12060
Battery life (CIPA standard)Approx. 380 images (rear monitor), 360 images (LVF), 890 images (Power Save LVF mode) with H-ES12060
Battery life (CIPA standard)Under the test conditions specified by Panasonic based on CIPA standard. When the time to get in the sleep mode is set to 1 sec.
Battery gripDMW-BGG9 (sold separately)

Dimensions / Weights

Dimensions (W x H x D)136.9 x 97.3 x 91.6 mm / 5.39 x 3.83 x 3.61 inch (excluding protrusions)
WeightApprox. 658g / 1.45 lb (SD card x 1, Battery, Body)
WeightApprox. 586g / 1.30 lb (Body only)
WeightApprox. 978g / 2.16 lb (SD card x 1, Battery, H-ES12060 lens included)

Operating Environment

Operating temperature-10oC to 40oC (14oF to 104oF)
Operating temperature10%RH to 80%RH
Standard accessoriesBattery Charger (AC Adaptor, USB connection Cable included), Battery Pack, Body Cap, Hot Shoe Cover, Eye Cup, Flash Syncro Socket Cap, Cover for the Battery Grip Connector, USB Connection Cable, Shoulder Strap
Standard accessoriesThe DC-G9 Operating Instructions for advanced features is available for downloaded at Panasonic LUMIX Customer Support Site using PC, smartphone or tablet connected to the Internet.

Misc. Specs

Product Weight1.0000
Depth (in.)3.61
Width (in.)5.39
Height (in.)3.83
Megapixels (Total)21.77
Digital Zoom2X, 4X
Manufacturer WarrantyLimited Warranty. See store for full details.
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