LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic GX9 has a Tilting 3" LCD screen with a resolution of 1,240k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
GX9 has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a resolution of 2,760kdots and coverage of 100%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later. The magnification ratio of the viewfinder is 0.7x (35mm equivalent).
Max Shutter speed
Panasonic GX9 can shoot continuously at max speed of 9.0 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec
. GX9 also has an electronic shutter which can shoot silently at max speed of 1/16000s
. One thing to keep in mind is that electronic shutter may cause rolling shutter effects on your images in certain conditions.
GX9 has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Panasonic GX9 features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 49 points to choose from. Panasonic GX9 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
Macro shooters will love Panasonic GX9's Focus Stacking feature. In this mode, GX9 automatically composites multiple shots taken at different focal positions using focus bracketing to create a single image with maximum depth of field.
Panasonic GX9 has a special Post Focus mode which uses its 4K video and focus bracketing features together to shoot and stack a burst of images into a single image which you can change the focus point on the LCD screen after it is taken. Although the resulting image has only 8 MP resolution, the flexibility this feature gives to the shooter is unmatched.
With Panasonic GX9, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 30p,24p fps and save in MPEG-4, AVCHD and H.264 formats. This means that Panasonic GX9 provides 4K (Ultra-HD)
video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness.It is also a big step up from its predecessor
which has a max video resolution of only. If you are thinking of upgrading your and shoot a lot of video, this is a big factor to consider in favor of GX9.
GX9 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Panasonic GX9 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Mirrorless camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Sony Alpha A7 II or Canon EOS RP in a similar price range.
4K Photo Mode
Utilizing its 4K Video recording abilities in a creative way, Panasonic GX9 sports a 4K Photo Mode where you can capture 8 MP photos from 4K videos.
Using a software such as Adobe Lightroom on your PC or in-camera function, you can review the 4K video frame by frame and extract the image that you like the most.
Connectivity and Storage
Panasonic GX9 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n with Bluetooth 4.2 LE) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.Panasonic GX9's Bluetooth
connectivity feature comes handy for connecting other devices that supports it. One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our GX9. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect GX9 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or Yes port.
Panasonic GX9 is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 260 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 365 shots, Panasonic GX9 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend GX9 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Advanced Mirrorless Cameras
Sony A6600 with its 810shots is the model with longest battery life among Advanced Mirrorless cameras. Check the comparison of Panasonic GX9 vs Sony A6600 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
Panasonic GX9 Features Compared to Main Competitors