Panasonic has today announced the latest flagship camera in the company’s line-up, the G9. The interchangeable lens camera for still photography is said to have the highest image quality among all the Lumix cameras.
The camera has a 20.3 megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor and a new Venus 10 rendering engine. There is a 225 points autofocus system and Panasonic claims it is the fastest in the world at 0.04 seconds focusing time. The G9 can also shift the sensor eight times to produce an 80MP Raw image with ultra-high resolution. The G9 also has an improved in-body 5-axis stabilization, that offers the user to get a 6.5 stop slower shutter speed. It supports 20fps burst mode with continuous autofocus and 60fps with fixed focus at full 20.3-megapixel resolution. The camera also allows us to shoot 6K at 30fps and 4K at 60fps.
The OLED viewfinder has 0.83x magnification that can be switched between 0.7x, 0.77x and 0.83x. The camera also has a 3 inch, 1040k dot articulating touchscreen display with RGBW sub-pixel arrangement for enhanced outdoor visibility. Made out of magnesium alloy, the camera is splashproof, dustproof and freezeproof down to -10 degree Celsius. Storage wise, G9 supports two UHS-II SD cards simultaneously.
The Panasonic G9 is priced at $1699 for body only and if you need the extra battery grip, then it will set you back further by $349.99.