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GENERAL
Model Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
Release Date 2017-11-08 2015-05-19 2013-04-24 2012-07-17 2011-07-11
Camera Type SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Current Price $1,697.99 $497.99 $749.99 $699.00 $699.99
SENSOR COMPARISON
Sensor Resolution
20

Megapixel

16

Megapixel

16

Megapixel

16

Megapixel

16

Megapixel

Max Image Dimensions 5184 x 3888 4592 x 3448 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456 4592 x 3448
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS CMOS CMOS CMOS
Sensor Size Four Thirds Four Thirds Four Thirds Four Thirds Four Thirds
Sensor Dimensions 17.3 x 13 mm 17.3 x 13 mm 17.3 x 13 mm 17.3 x 13 mm 17.3 x 13 mm
Sensor Area
224mm2
224mm2
224mm2
224mm2
224mm2
Max ISO

25600

25600

25600

12800

6400

Min ISO

200

160

160

160

160

RAW Support
SHOOTING FEATURES COMPARISON
Model Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec 1/16000 sec 1/4000 sec 1/4000 sec 1/4000 sec
Min Shutter Speed 60 sec 60 sec 60 sec 60 sec 60 sec
Continuous Shooting 20.0 fps 7.0 fps 7 fps 6 fps 4 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure
Exposure Compensation 5 (at 1/3 EV steps) 5 (at 1/3 EV steps) ±5 (at 1/3 EV steps) ±5 (at 1/3 EV steps) ±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Exposure Metering
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
Auto Exposure Bracketing 3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps) 3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps) ±3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps) ±3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps) ±2 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV steps)
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilizer Sensor-shift No No Optical Optical
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash 9.30 m 10.50 m 10.50 m 11.00 m
Max Flash Sync no built-in flash n/a 1/160s 1/160s 1/160s
Flash Modes Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
WB Bracketing
VIEWFINDER COMPARISON
Viewfinder Type Electronic Electronic Electronic Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 3,680k dots 2,360k dots 1,440k dots 1,440k dots 1,440k dots
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.83 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7
LCD DISPLAY COMPARISON
Display Type Fully Articulated Fully Articulated Fully Articulated Fully Articulated Fully Articulated
Technology n/a n/a TFT Color LCD with wide-viewing angle TFT Color LCD with wide-viewing angle TFT Color LCD with wide-viewing angle
Screen Size
3″
3″
3″
3″
3″
Resolution 1,040k dots 1,040k dots 1,036k dots 920k dots 460k dots
Live View
Touch Screen
VIDEO COMPARISON
Model Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 150 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 (30, 25, 24, 20fps) 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25fps) 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25fps 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25fps) 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25fps 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25fps) 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25fps 1920 x 1080 (60fps) 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps), 320 x 240 (30fps))
Video File Format
  • MPEG-4
  • AVCHD
  • H.264
  • MPEG-4
  • AVCHD
  • MPEG-4
  • AVCHD
  • MPEG-4
  • AVCHD
  • AVCHD
  • Motion JPEG
Microphone Type Stereo Stereo Stereo Stereo Stereo
Speaker Type Mono Mono Mono Mono None
External Microphone Port
External Headphone Port
PHYSICAL SPECS COMPARISON
Weight 658 g 410 g 390 g 396 g 336 g
Dimensions 137 x 97 x 92 mm 125 x 86 x 77 mm 122 x 85 x 71 mm 120 x 83 x 71 mm 115 x 84 x 47 mm
Body Sealing Yes No No No No
BATTERY and STORAGE
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Life

400 Shots

350 Shots

340 Shots

320 Shots

270 Shots

Storage Media Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II supported) SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
CONNECTIVITY COMPARISON
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In Built-In None None
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
LENS COMPARISON
Model Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds Micro Four Thirds Micro Four Thirds Micro Four Thirds Micro Four Thirds
Focal Range(35mm) No Lens No Lens No Lens No Lens No Lens
Focal Length Multiplier 2x 2x
Optical Zoom No Lens No Lens No Lens No Lens No Lens
Max Aperture No Lens No Lens No Lens No Lens No Lens
Macro Focus Range No Lens No Lens No Lens No Lens No Lens
Manual Focus
AUTOFOCUS COMPARISON
Number of Focus Points 225 49 23 23 23
Contrast Detection
Phase Detection
AF Modes
  • AF Touch
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Center
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Touch
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Touch
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Touch
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Touch
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
Current Price $1,697.99 $497.99 $749.99 $699.00 $699.99