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Panasonic Lumix GX9 Vs Panasonic Lumix GX8 Vs Panasonic Lumix GX80

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens

 

The Panasonic Lumix CSC line-up has been expatiate oned with the introduction of the Panasonic Lumix GX9.

The GX9 joins the GX8 and GX80 in the Panasonic GX line-up so to see exactly how the GX9 improves on its predecessors, we reminiscences we'd compare the specs and features of all three models (scroll to the bottom to see the side-by-side spec comparison table). 

Starting with the sensor, the GX9 play ups a 20.3MP sensor which is the same resolution as the one built into the GX8 but the model in the GX9 doesn't have a low pass filter. It's also round 4MP more than the sensor found in the Lumix GX80 (16MP) which also comes without a low pass filter. 

The GX9 and GX80 share the same 5-Axis League I.S. / 5-Axis Dual I.S. (on the GX8 it's 4-Axis Body I.S. / Dual I.S.) and built-in flash makes a return to the GX9, as found on the GX80 but not the GX8. 

Culls and viewfinders are up next and we've stepped away from the Free-angle Rear Monitor of the GX8 to replace it with the Tiltable Rear Record, as seen on the GX80. Although the resolution is improved with the 3'' touch-screen now featuring 1,240k-dots. The Live View Finder (LVF) is also tiltable, as it was on the GX8, but the distinguishability is improved with the LVF on the GX9 being a 2,760k-dot equiv. LCD (same as the GX80) rather than a 2,360k-dot OLED. 

 

 

As for set up and size, the GX9 and GX8 both feature an exposure compensation dial but the GX9 is much more similar in size to the GX80 than it is the GX8. Weight-wise, the GX80 is the lightest model out of the three with the GX8 attractive the top spot for 'heaviest GX camera'. Although, when you add the optional grip to the new GX9, it's weight will increase more towards what the GX8 is lean overed at. 

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Powering the cameras are the DMW-BLG10 batteries on the GX80 and GX9 while the GX8 features a DMW-BLC12 battery type. The GX8 can also capture more images on a full assessment with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel battery life listed at 340 images (LCD) and 320 images (LVF / Power Save LVF mode). On the GX80 you get 290 images (LCD) and 270 effigies (LVF / Power Save LVF mode) which is slightly higher than the 260 images you can capture when using the GX9's LCD. However, a whopping 900 statues can be captured when shooting with the camera's Power Save LVF mode.

As you'd expect from modern cameras, Wi-Fi is developed in but the GX9 is the only model to offer Bluetooth connectivity. It's also the only camera to feature the L. Monochrome D Grain Effect in its digital winnows which is a great filter for those who are fans of the contrast and feel black and white film had. 

Another feature you expect to find on most cameras nowadays is 4K video and where Panasonic is interested, 4K Photo. All three cameras capture 4K photo at 30fps, with the GX9 adding in auto marking and sequence composition (something you can learn more about in our commentary). 

 

 

Continuous shooting is slightly improved on the GX9 with the camera capturing 9fps over the 8fps the GX80 and GX8 are capable of. However, shutter speeds with the unartistic shutter are slightly better on the GX8. The GX8 is also Splash/Dust/Freezeproof – a plus point it has over the GX80 and GX9. 

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Price-wise, the Panasonic Lumix GX9 when one pleases be available from March with an RRP of £699. The older GX80 is currently priced at £499 with a 12-32mm lens and the GX8 can be purchased for £699 with a 12-60mm lens. 

For numberless information on the Panasonic Lumix GX9, take a look at our review and news sections where you'll also distinguish information on the new Lumix TZ200 – the highly anticipated TZ100 upgrade.

We've also put the below comparison table together so you can without difficulty compare the specs of each camera side-by-side. 

 

Comparison Table

Panasonic Lumix GX9 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic Lumix GX80
Maker Panasonic Panasonic Panasonic
Image Sensor the broadest definition, a sensor is a device, module, or subsystem whose purpose is to detect events or changes in its environment
Pixels 20.3Mp (Megapixels) 20.3Mp (Megapixels) 16Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W) 5184 5184 4592
Pixels (H) 3888 3888 3448
Sensor Type CMOS Live MOS Sensor Remain MOS Sensor
Sensor Size Micro Four Thirds Micro Four Thirds Micro Four Thirds
Sensor Size (width) 17.3mm 17.3mm No Evidence
Sensor Size (height) 13mm 13mm No Data
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor 3in 3in 3in
Screen resolution 1240K dots 1040k dot 1040K dot
Touch Screen Yes Yes Yes
Focusing
Focusing methodologies
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • Touch AF
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Cluster
  • Touch AF
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • Touch AF
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest 1/16000sec 1/16000sec 1/4000sec
Shut down speeds longest 60sec 60sec 60sec
Bulb mode Yes Yes No Data
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Guide
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes may refer to
  • Program Variable
Metering
  • Centre-weighted – Average
  • Multi Standard
  • Centre Spot
  • Centre-weighted – Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
  • Centre-weighted – Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity 100 – 25600 100 – 25600 100 – 25600
White balance
  • Auto
  • Enchiridion
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
  • Auto
  • Instructions
  • Bracket
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
Exposure Comp +/-3 +/-3 +/-5
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Resolution 2760K dots 2360k dot 2764K dots
Shooting Way outs
Continuous shooting 9fps 8fps 8fps
Video
Movie mode Yes Yes Yes
Video Resolution
  • 1920×1080 FullHD
  • 4K
  • 1920×1080 FullHD
  • 4K
  • 4K
  • 1920×1080 FullHD
Video FPS 4K 30, 25, 24fps 60, 50p FullHD, 25, 24p UHD 50, 25, 24p
Stereo Hale and hearty Yes Yes Yes
Optical Zoom with Video Yes Yes Yes
Other Features
Image Stabilisation Yes Yes Yes
Interface
HDMI Yes Yes Yes
USB USB 2 USB 2 USB 2
Wi-Fi Yes Yes Yes
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
Arrange Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery Type DMW-BLG10 Lithium-Ion Lithium-Ion
Battery Life (CIPA rating) 260shots 340shots 290shots
Box Texts
Box Contents No Data DMC-GX8A Kit / Hot Shoe Cover, Body Cap, Battery Pack, Battery Charger, USB Connection Cable, Shoulder Strap, DVD, AC Cable*, Lens Hood, Lens Cap, Lens Posterior Cap No Data
Dimensions
Weight 450g 487g 426g
Width 124mm 133.2mm 122mm
Height 72.1mm 77.9mm 70.6mm
Depth 46.8mm 63.1mm 43.9mm
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Republished: ephotozine.com

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Gina Stephens

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Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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