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.
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.
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.
|Panasonic Lumix GX9||Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8||Panasonic Lumix GX80|
|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)|
|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|
|Screen resolution||1240K dots||1040k dot||1040K dot|
|Shutter speeds shortest||1/16000sec||1/16000sec||1/4000sec|
|Shut down speeds longest||60sec||60sec||60sec|
|Bulb mode||Yes||Yes||No Data|
|ISO sensitivity||100 – 25600||100 – 25600||100 – 25600|
|Viewfinder Resolution||2760K dots||2360k dot||2764K dots|
|Shooting Way outs|
|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|
|USB||USB 2||USB 2||USB 2|
|Battery Life (CIPA rating)||260shots||340shots||290shots|
|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|
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