The Lumix GX9 features a 20.3-megapixel sensor that supports with Panasonic’s Dual IS image stabilisation system. The Dual IS system takes advantage of both sensor and lens technology for dramatically improved stabilisation performance. Combined with the improved 9fps burst modes and 4K photo modes, this makes the lightweight and portable camera one of the most capable in its class.
20.3 Megapixel Sensor
Boasting 20.3-Megapixels on a Micro Four Thirds size MOS sensor the GX9 delivers high resolution stills and stunning 4K video footage. The Low Pass filter on the sensor has been removed to further enhance the sharpness of your shots for maximised image quality. Depth from Defocus technology built into the sensor can focus in 0.7 seconds and the camera has face and eye detection AF for better portrait shots.
Dual IS Stabilisation
With 5-axis stabilisation built-in to the image sensor the camera supports Panasonic’s Dual IS system, which uses a combination of both lens and sensor stabilisation. In-body stabilisation means that your shot is always smoother, even when adapting vintage or manual focus lenses without stabilisation.
4K Video at 25/30p and Full HD at 60p
Using the latest Venus Engine Image Processor, the camera captures video in stunning ultra-sharp 4K. The extra resolution provides editing flexibility by capturing four times the data than Full HD video. The camera still records Full HD footage though, at 60p for up to 2.4x slow motion.
The 4K Photo functions offers a range of different ways to take advantage of the high-resolution video in-camera by selecting the frame from the UHD footage to export as an 8-megapixel shot. This has been made more intuitive with Panasonics auto marking function that identifies unique shots and highlights them.
4K Photo Sequence Composition
A brand-new addition to the wide range of 4K shooting modes is the 4K Photo Sequence Composition function that can combine multiple images from a 4K Photo file in-camera, perfect for action or sport shots where the framing doesn’t move but the subject does.
30FPS 4K Burst Modes
The GX9 features three different 4K shooting modes that utilise a fast 30fps burst to freeze fast-moving action and subject. The 4K Burst Mode captures 30 frames-a-second for as long as you press the shutter down, the 4K Burst Start/Stop allows you to toggle recording on and off. The last mode the 4K Pre-Burst Mode captures 30 frames before you even press the shutter and then another 30 frames after you press the shutter for 60 frames in total.
4K In-Camera Post Focus
Panasonics cutting edge Post Focus function shoots approximately 30 frames while focusing between the nearest and furthest points in the frame. After capturing so many images at different focus settings the GX9 gives you the ability to choose which part of the shot you want to be in focus after you’ve taken the shot.
All-New L.Monochrome and L.Monochrome D Modes
With the introduction of the L.Monochrome and L.Monochome D Modes the GX9 has the ability to create black and white images with an improved dynamic range. The Monochrome mode applies randomised noise and grain to authentically mimic the look and feel of real film.
Capture up to 9 Frames with Continuous Shooting
With an improved electromagnetic mechanical shutter that reduces shutter shake, the release rate of the GX 9 has increased to an impressive 9fps while shooting in the AF-S mode. This ensures you can capture even more shots in full RAW format while using every pixel on the sensor. The camera also has a buffer that allows you to capture over 30 shots in RAW and 100 in JPG.
Aperture Bracketing and Focus Bracketing
A new addition the Panasonic line-up, the aperture-bracketing mode captures a series of shots at different apertures, so you can choose the depth-of-field after you’ve taken your picture. The focus-bracketing function works in a similar way to the 4K in-camera post focus except that it captures RAW images at different focal distances, up to 999 images for you to choose from while editing.
LCD Tilting Touchscreen
A 3-inch LCD monitor with touch functionality lets you quickly review shots you’ve taken and select images to export from 4K footage, while the tilt screen gives you the ability to shoot from interesting perspectives. The EVF has a unique 16:9 aspect ratio and has been ergonomically designed to be comfortable for use over long periods.
Tilting Electronic Viewfinder
The touchscreen is complemented by the GX9’s Electronic Viewfinder. With a high 2.76 million dot resolution, 0.7x magnification and tiltable design, combined with a 20x MF assist this makes it even easier to frame your subject and ensure they’re in focus.
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connectivity
The GX9 features both a built-in Wi-Fi and a Bluetooth connection that allows you to wirelessly control camera settings and trigger shooting from your mobile device. You can even preview your framing straight on the screen of your smart device in real time, perfect for shooting from unconventional angles or when you can’t see the rear LCD screen.
Improved Exposure Control
The control system of the GX 9 has been improved with a 3 stop exposure compensation dial that sits beneath the mode dial, a larger video record button and a focus lever on the rear of the camera, ensuring fast control of your exposure, even in changing lighting environments.
AVCHD [FHD/50p]/Approx. 90 min (rear monitor), 80 min (LVF) with H-FS12032 / H-FS12060 / H-FS1442A / H-FS35100/Approx. 80 min (rear monitor), 80 min (LVF) with H-FS14140/AVCHD [FHD/50i]/Approx. 90 min (rear monitor), 80 min (LVF) with H-FS12032 / H-FS12060 / H-FS1442A / H-FS14140/Approx. 90 min (rear monitor), 90 min (LVF) with H-FS35100/MP4 [4K/30p, 4K/25p]/Approx. 70 min (rear monitor), 70 min (LVF) with H-FS12032 / H-FS12060 / H-FS1442A / H-FS14140/Approx. 80 min (rear monitor), 70 min (LVF) with H-FS35100
Actual recordable time (Motion picture) **
AVCHD [FHD/50p]/Approx. 45 min (rear monitor), 40 min (LVF) with H-FS12032 / H-FS12060 / H-FS1442A / H-FS35100/Approx. 40 min (rear monitor), 40 min (LVF) with H-FS14140/AVCHD [FHD/50i]/Approx. 45 min (rear monitor), 40 min (LVF) with H-FS12032 / H-FS12060 / H-FS1442A / H-FS14140/Approx. 45 min (rear monitor), 45 min (LVF) with H-FS35100/MP4 [4K/30p, 4K/25p]/Approx. 35 min (rear monitor), 35 min (LVF) with H-FS12032 / H-FS12060 / H-FS1442A / H-FS14140/Approx. 40 min (rear monitor), 35 min (LVF) with H-FS35100
LCD Live View Finder (2,760k dots equivalent), Tiltable
Field of view
Approx. 1.39x / 0.7x (35mm camera equivalent) with 50 mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1
Approx. 17.5 mm from eyepiece lens
-4.0 - +3.0 (dpt)
Contrast AF system
AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF
Face/Eye Detection / Tracking / 49-Area / Custom Multi / 1-Area / Pinpoint/(Full area touch is available)
AF detective range
EV -4 - 18 (ISO100 equivalent)
AF assist lamp
Yes (AF/AE LOCK button)
One Shot AF, Shutter AF, Half Press Release, Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion picture recording), Eye Sensor AF, AF+MF, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, Focus Peaking, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Pad AF, Touch Shutter
Light metering system
1728-zone multi-pattern sensing system
Light metering mode
Multiple / Centre Weighted / Spot
EV 0 - 18 (F2.0 lens, ISO100 equivalent)
Program 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)/Creative Video Mode: Auto / 100 (Extended) / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
1/3 EV step, ±5EV (when set with the menu) (±3 EV for motion picture), ±3EV (when set with the dial)
Yes (AF/AE LOCK button)
AWB / AWBc / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set 1, 2, 3, 4 / Colour temperature setting 1, 2, 3, 4
White balance adjustment
Blue/Amber bias, Magenta/Green bias
Colour temperature setting
2500-10000K in 100K
Still image: Time* (Max. 30 minutes), 1/4,000 - 60 *Bulb mode is possible with the "Image App" remote control via Bluetooth. /Electronic shutter: 1/16,000 - 1/Motion picture: 1/16,000 - 1/25
10sec, 3 images / 2sec / 10sec
3, 5, 7 images in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV step, max. ±3 EV, single/burst
3, 5 or all positions in 1 EV step
1 to 999 images, focus steps can be set in 10 levels
White balance bracket
3 images in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis
Yes (Standard / Wide)
Yes (Each JPEG image cropped out of the 4K burst file complies with EXIF.)
Auto / Face Priority / Motion Priority / Off (Manual) (in 4K Burst mode and 4K Burst (S/S) mode)
Loop rec function
Yes (in 4K Burst (S/S) mode)
[Mechanical shutter]/AFS/MF: H: 9 frames/sec, M: 6 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View) *When H-FS12032 is used./AFF/AFC: H: 6 frames/sec, M: 6 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View) *When H-FS12032 is used./[Electronic shutter]/AFS/MF: H: 9 frames/sec, M: 6 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)/AFF/AFC: H: 6 frames/sec, M: 6 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)
Number of recordable images
More than 30 images (when there are RAW files with the particular speed)/More than 100 images (when there are no RAW files)/(depending on memory card type, aspect, picture size and compression)
4K Photo Mode / Post Focus / Wi-Fi / Q.MENU / Video Record / LVF/Monitor Switch / LVF/Monitor Disp. Style / AF/AE LOCK / AF-ON / Preview / One Push AE / Touch AE / Level Gauge / Focus Area Set / Zoom Control / Operation Lock / Dial Operation Switch / Photo Style / Filter Select / Aspect Ratio / Picture Size / Quality / AFS/AFF / Metering Mode / Bracket / Highlight Shadow / i. Dynamic / i. Resolution / Min. Shtr Speed / HDR / Shutter Type / Flash Mode / Flash Adjust. / Wireless Flash Setup / Ex. Tele Conv. / Digital Zoom / Stabilizer / I.S. Lock (Video) / 4K Live Cropping / Snap Movie / Motion Pic. Set / Picture Mode in Rec. / Sound Rec Level Adj. / Silent Mode / Peaking / Histogram / Guide Line / Zebra Pattern / Monochrome Live View / Constant Preview / Live View Boost / Rec Area / Step Zoom / Zoom Speed / Sensitivity / White Balance / AF Mode/MF / Drive Mode / Rec/Playback Switch / Off / Restore to Default
Wi-Fi / LVF/Monitor Switch / Rec/Playback Switch / 4K PHOTO Play / Delete Single / Protect / Rating 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 / RAW Processing / 4K PHOTO Bulk Saving / Off / Restore to Default
IMAGE PROTECTION / DELETE
Single / Multi or Cancel
Single / Multi / All / Except Rating
Photo Style Modes
Standard / Vivid / Natural / Monochrome / L. Monochrome / L. Monochrome D / Scenery / Portrait / Custom
Creative Control Modes
Expressive / Retro / Old Days / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Monochrome / Dynamic Monochrome / Rough Monochrome* / Silky Monochrome* / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Toy Pop / Bleach Bypass / Miniature Effect / Soft Focus* / Fantasy / Star Filter* / One Point Colour / Sunshine*/*For photos only.
30-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, 4K PHOTO Bulk Saving, Light Composition, Sequence Composition, Clear Retouch, Text Stamp, Resize, Cropping, Rotate, Video Divide, Time Lapse Video, Stop Motion Video, Rotation Display, Picture Sort, Delete Confirmation, Creating Still Pictures from a Motion Picture
USB 2.0 Micro-B
microHDMI TypeD / VIERA Link/Video: Auto / 4K / 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 576p/Audio: Stereo
Audio video output
Stereo, Wind Noise Canceller: OFF / Standard / High