* Due April 2018
The Ultimate Compact Single Lens Mirrorless Digital Camera Capture High Quality Images in Your Own Creative Way
Newark, NJ (February 13, 2018) – Panasonic is proud to introduce the LUMIX GX9, a sleek, compact new Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera for everyone who wants to shoot vibrant, true-to-life, high quality images in their own creative way with excellent resolution, high contrast and impressive color reproduction.
The LUMIX GX9’s 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor without a low-pass filter and Venus Engine combine to drive maximum lens performance while rendering natural, high-precision images. The L.Monochrome D mode is newly added to Photo Style, making it easy to shoot detailed dynamic monochrome photos with emphasized highlights and shadows. Plus, Grain Effect can also be adjusted in all monochrome modes with Photo Style.
A 5-axis Dual I.S. (Image Stabilizer) in the LUMIX GX9 effectively suppresses blur. Combining an O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer, 2-axis) and a B.I.S. (Body Image Stabilizer, 5-axis), the Dual I.S. compensates for a wider range of movement to enable blur-free photo/video shooting from wide to tele, even in low-light conditions.
A new wide screen LVF (Live View Finder) in the LUMIX GX9 tilts up approx. 90 degrees. With its high, approx. 2760k-dot equivalent, resolution and 100% color reproduction, this 16:9 LVF provides approx. 1.39x / 0.7x (35mm camera equivalent.) magnification and 100% field of view. Plus, the camera's large 3.0-in., approx. 1240k-dot high resolution static-type touch monitor provides nearly 100% of field of view tilts up approx. 80 degrees and down 45-degrees to enable shooting in high or low angle even easier.
The Contrast AF System in the LUMIX GX9 features DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology and excels in both speed and accuracy by exchanging digital signals between the camera and the lens at max. 240 fps*1, for ultra-fast auto focusing in approx. 0.07 sec*2. A range of extensive AF functions include Face/Eye Detection AF, Pinpoint AF, One-shot AF and advanced Low Light AF to enhance usability to comply with various shooting situations. Live View Boost makes it possible to check composition even in total darkness by boosting sensitivity just for live view.
The LUMIX GX9 records smooth, high-resolution 4K video in 3840x2160 at 30p or 24p in MP4. 4K PHOTO is easier to use in more creative ways with Auto Marking and Sequence Composition, two new additions to Post Focus, Focus Stacking, Light Composition and 4K Live Cropping.
Ultra HD 4K video and 4K PHOTO
With a high-speed sensor signal readout and engine processor, the LUMIX GX9 records smooth, high-resolution 4K videos in 3840x2160 resolution at 30p or 24p in addition to the Full-HD 1,920x1,080 60p videos with practical full-time AF. With this technology, LUMIX 4K PHOTO lets users capture perfect moments by extracting single frames from 4K burst files shot at 30 fps to save as 8-megapixel equivalent photos.
Choosing the best shots out of hundreds of 4K video frames is now easier with a newly added Auto Marking function. Auto Marking identifies the frame most different from others in the file to help minimize the time it takes to choose the best individual shot. A Sequence Composition function creates a stromotion image in-camera by synthesizing multiple images shot at fixed frame to produce a unique image of a subject’s motion without special retouching.
The LUMIX GX9 also includes Post Focus, a function selects an in-focus area even after shooting. Post Focus is helpful in situations such as macro shooting where strict focusing is required or for changing expressions by changing the focused subject. This capability combines high-speed, high-precision DFD (Depth From Defocus) auto focus technology and 4K technology. A Focus Stacking function adjusts depth of field after shooting by combining multiple images shot with Post Focus in the camera. Now users don't need to focus strictly while shooting because they can create images with the defocus level they want or pan-focus simply by selecting the focus area after shooting — beneficial when shooting macro images of insects, small accessories and so on.
LUMIX GX9 also incorporates a Light Composition function, a new 4K PHOTO option. The camera synthesizes images by choosing and saving a brighter pixel to easily produce more dramatic images of fireworks or night scenery in-camera. What's more, the LUMIX GX9 also enables 4K Live Cropping in video recording to realize stable panning or zooming. In panning shots, users just set the viewing angle to begin and end with for smooth panning imagery without using special equipment like a slider. And in zooming, users can set the after-zoomed viewing angle firs to ensure the subject is perfectly in the frame. The imagery of zooming is smooth because it does not move the zoom lens physically.
The LUMIX GX9 includes Bluetooth and Wi-Fi® connectivity for a more flexible shooting experience and instant image sharing with easy operation. Compatibility with Bluetooth 4.2 (Bluetooth Low Energy) enables consistent connection with a smartphone or tablet with minimum power consumption.
About motion picture recording / 4K Photo recording
- Use a card with SD Speed Class with "Class 4" or higher when recording motion pictures.
- Use a card with SD Speed Class with "UHS-I UHS Speed Class 3 (U3)" when recording motion pictures with [MP4] in [4K] or [4K PHOTO]. (SD speed class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing.)
- MP4 motion pictures with [MP4] in [FHD/30p] [FHD] [HD]: You can continue recording without interruption even if the file size exceeds 4 GB or 30 minutes in length, but the motion picture file will be divided and recorded/played back separately. - MP4 motion pictures with [MP4] in [4K]:
- When using an SDHC memory card: You can continue recording without interruption even if the file size exceeds 4 GB, but the motion picture file will be divided and recorded/played back separately.
- When using an SDXC memory card: You can record a motion picture in a single file. - When the ambient temperature is high or continuous recording is performed, the camera may stop the recording to protect itself. Wait until the camera cools down.
For [4K] video output, use an HDMI cable that has the HDMI logo on it, and that is described as "4K compatible."
*1 Contrast AF with DFD Technology works only with Panasonic Micro Four Thirds lenses. *2 In AFS, at wide-end with H-FS14140 (CIPA).
* When used with the DMC-GH3 / G6 / GM1.
|TYPE||Type||Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera|
|Recording media||SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card/(Compatible with UHS-I UHS Speed Class 3 standard SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards)|
|Image sensor size||17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)|
|Lens mount||Micro Four Thirds mount|
|IMAGE SENSOR||Type||Live MOS Sensor|
|Total pixels||21.77 Megapixels|
|Camera effective pixels||20.30 Megapixels|
|Color filter||Primary color filter|
|Dust reduction system||Supersonic wave filter|
|IMAGE STABILIZATION SYSTEM||Image sensor shift type (5-axis / 4-stop*), Dual I.S. compatible/*Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=60mm (35mm camera equivalent f=120mm), when H-FS12060 is used.]|
|RECORDING SYSTEM||Recording file format||Still image||JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.31), RAW|
|Motion picture||AVCHD Progressive, AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Audio 2ch)/MP4: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Audio format: AAC (2ch)|
|Aspect ratio||4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1|
|Image quality||RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard|
|Color Space||sRGB, AdobeRGB|
|File size(Pixels) -Still Image||4:3||5184x3888(L) / 3712x2784(M) / 2624x1968(S) / 3328x2496(4K PHOTO)|
|3:2||5184x3456(L) / 3712x2480(M) / 2624x1752(S) / 3504x2336(4K PHOTO)|
|16:9||5184x2920(L) / 3840x2160(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 3840x2160(4K PHOTO)|
|1:1||3888x3888(L) / 2784x2784(M) / 1968x1968(S) / 2880x2880(4K PHOTO)|
|File size (Pixels) -Motion picture**||MP4**[HD] 1280x720||HD/30p: 10Mbps/HD/25p: 10Mbps|
|MP4**[4K] 3840x2160||4K/30p: 100Mbps/4K/25p: 100Mbps/4K/24p: 100Mbps|
|MP4**[Full HD] 1920x1080||FHD/60p: 28Mbps/FHD/50p: 28Mbps/FHD/30p: 20Mbps/FHD/25p: 20Mbps|
|AVCHD**[Full HD] 1920x1080||FHD/50p: 28Mbps, 50p recording/FHD/50i: 17Mbps, 50i recording/FHD/25p: 24Mbps, 50i recording (sensor output is 25fps)/FHD/24p: 24Mbps, 24p recording|
|Continuous recordable time (Motion picture)**||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|
|WIRELESS||WiFi||IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412 MHz - 2462 MHz (1-11 ch), Wi-Fi / WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth® v4.2 (Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE))|
|QR code connection / Password-less connection||Yes / Yes (ON / OFF selectable)|
|VIEWFINDER||Type||LCD Live View Finder (2,760k dots equivalent), Tiltable|
|Field of view||Approx. 100%|
|Magnification||Approx. 1.39x / 0.7x (35mm camera equivalent) with 50 mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1|
|Eye point||Approx. 17.5 mm from eyepiece lens|
|Diopter adjustment||-4.0 - +3.0 (dpt)|
|FOCUS||Type||Contrast AF system|
|Focus mode||AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF|
|AF mode||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 lock||Yes (AF/AE LOCK button)|
|Others||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|
|EXPOSURE CONTROL||Light metering system||1728-zone multi-pattern sensing system|
|Light metering mode||Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot|
|Metering range||EV 0 - 18 (F2.0 lens, ISO100 equivalent)|
|Exposure mode||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)|
|Exposure compensation||1/3 EV step, ±5EV (when set with the menu) (±3 EV for motion picture), ±3EV (when set with the dial)|
|AE lock||Yes (AF/AE LOCK button)|
|WHITE BALANCE||White balance||AWB / AWBc / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set 1, 2, 3, 4 / Color temperature setting 1, 2, 3, 4|
|White balance adjustment||Blue/Amber bias, Magenta/Green bias|
|Color temperature setting||2500-10000K in 100K|
|Shutter speed||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|
|Self timer||10sec, 3 images / 2sec / 10sec|
|BRACKET||AE bracket||3, 5, 7 images in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV step, max. ±3 EV, single/burst|
|Aperture Bracket||3, 5 or all positions in 1 EV step|
|Focus Bracket||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|
|PANORAMA SHOT||Panorama Shot||Yes (Standard / Wide)|
|4K PHOTO**||Burst speed||30 frames/sec|
|Exif information||Yes (Each JPEG image cropped out of the 4K burst file complies with EXIF.)|
|Marking function||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)|
|BURST SHOOTING||Burst speed||[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)|
|TIME LAPSE SHOT||Time Lapse Shot||Yes|
|STOP MOTION ANIMATION||Yes|
|FLASH||Flash type||TTL Built-in-Flash, GN6.0 equivalent (ISO200 ?m) / GN4.2 equivalent (ISO100 ?m) (Reference), Built-in Pop-up|
|Flash Mode||Auto*, Auto/Red-eye Reduction*, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off?????*For iA, iA+ only.|
|Synchronization speed||Less than 1/200 second|
|Flash output adjustment||1/3EV step ±3EV|
|Flash synchronization||1st. Curtain Sync., 2nd Curtain Sync.|
|Synchronization for flash dimming and exposure compensation||Yes|
|Wireless control||Yes (When using DMW-FL200L / FL360L / FL580L (sold separately)), Wireless Channel: 1ch/2ch/3ch/4ch|
|REAR MONITOR||Type||TFT LCD monitor with static touch control, Tiltable monitor|
|Monitor size||7.5cm (3.0-inch) / 3:2 aspect|
|Pixels||Approx. 1,240k dots|
|Filed of view||Approx. 100%|
|Monitor adjustment||Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Red Tint, Blue Tint|
|LIVE VIEW||Digital zoom||2x, 4x|
|Extra Tele Conversion||Still image: Max. 2x/Motion picture: 2.7x (FHD), 4.0x (HD)|
|Other functions||Level Gauge, Real-time Histogram, Guide Lines (3 patterns), Center Marker, Highlight display (Still image / motion picture), Zebra Pattern (Still image / motion picture)|
|DIRECTION DETECTION FUNCTION||Yes|
|FUNCTION BUTTON||REC||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|
|PLAY||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||Protection||Single / Multi or Cancel|
|Delete||Single / Multi / All / Except Rating|
|PHOTO STYLE||Standard / Vivid / Natural / Monochrome / L. Monochrome / L. Monochrome D / Scenery / Portrait / Custom|
|CREATIVE CONTROL||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 Color / Sunshine*/*For photos only.|
|PLAYBACK||Playback function||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|
|Direct Print||PictBridge compatible|
|INTERFACE||USB||USB 2.0 Micro-B|
|HDMI***||microHDMI TypeD / VIERA Link/Video: Auto / 4K / 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 576p/Audio: Stereo|
|Audio video output||No|
|Microphone||Stereo, Wind Noise Canceller: OFF / Standard / High|
|LANGUAGE||OSD language||Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish|
|POWER||Battery||Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1025mAh, 7.4Wh) (Included)/USB power charging|
|DIMENSIONS / WEIGHT||Dimensions (W x H x D)||124 x 72.1 x 46.8 mm / 4.88 x 2.83 x 1.84 inch (excluding protrusions)|
|Weight||Approx. 407g / 0.90 lb (SD card, Battery, Body)/Approx. 450g / 0.99 lb (Body only)/Approx. 517g / 1.14 lb (SD card, Battery, H-FS12032 lens included)/Approx. 585g / 1.29 lb (SD card, Battery, H-FS35100 lens included)/Approx. 652g / 1.44 lb (SD card, Battery, H-FS12032 + H-FS35100 lenses included)/Approx. 560g / 1.23 lb (SD card, Battery, H-FS1442A lens included)/Approx. 660g / 1.46 lb (SD card, Battery, H-FS12060 lens included)/Approx. 715g / 1.58 lb (SD card, Battery, H-FS14140 lens included)|
|OPERATING ENVIRONMENT||Operating temperature||0? to 40? (32°F to 104°F)|
|Operating humidity||10%RH to 80?RH|
|STANDARD ACCESSORIES||Software||? The software to edit and playback images on computer is not bundled with this camera. To do this, PHOTOfunSTUDIO is available for download at Panasonic website using computer connected to the Internet./http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/soft/download/d_pfs10ae.html (For Windows)/? The software to process RAW file on computer is not bundled with this camera. To do this, SILKYPIX Developer Studio is available for download at Ichikawa Soft Laboratory's website using computer connected to the Internet./http://www.isl.co.jp/SILKYPIX/english/p/ (For Windows / Mac)|
|Standard accessories||DC-GX9 Kit/Battery Pack, AC Adaptor, USB Connection Cable, Hot Shoe Cover, Shoulder Strap, Body Cap/? The DC-GX9 Operating Instructions for advanced features is available for downloaded at Panasonic LUMIX Customer Support Site using PC, smartphone or tablet connected to the Internet.|
|NOTE||** About motion picture recording / 4K PHOTO recording|
|NOTE||- Use a card with SD Speed Class with "Class 4" or higher when recording motion pictures in [AVCHD] or [MP4 (under 28Mbps)].|
|NOTE||- Use a card with SD Speed Class with "UHS-I UHS Speed Class 3 (U3)" when recording motion pictures with [MP4] in [4K] or [4K PHOTO].|
|NOTE||(SD speed class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing.)|
|NOTE||- Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 29 minutes and 59 seconds with [AVCHD] in Europe.|
|NOTE||- Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 29 minutes and 59 seconds or the file size exceeds 4GB with [MP4] in [FHD] [HD].|
|NOTE||- Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 29 minutes and 59 seconds with [MP4] in [4K].|
|NOTE||- MP4 motion pictures with [MP4] in [4K]:|
|NOTE||- When using a SDHC memory card: You can continue recording without interruption even if the file size exceeds 4 GB, but the motion picture file will be divided and recorded/played back separately.|
|NOTE||- When using a SDXC memory card: You can record a motion picture in a single file.|
|NOTE||- MP4 motion pictures with [MP4] in [FHD] [HD]:|
|NOTE||- You can continue recording without interruption even if the file size exceeds 4 GB or 30 minutes, but the motion picture file will be divided and recorded/played back separately.|
|NOTE||- When the ambient temperature is high or continuous recording is performed, the camera may stop the recording to protect itself. Wait until the camera cools down.|
|NOTE||*** For [4K] video output, use an HDMI cable that has the HDMI logo on it, and that is described as"4K compatible".|
Model No. H-FS12032
Lens Construction 8 elements in 7 groups (3 aspherical lenses, 1ED lens)
Mount Micro Four Thirds mount
Optical Image Stabilizer Yes (MEGA O.I.S.)
Focal Length f=12mm to 32mm (35mm camera equivalent 24mm to 64mm)
Aperture Type 7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
Aperture Range F3.5(Wide) - F5.6(Tele)
Minimum Aperture F22
Closest Focusing Distance 0.2m / 0.66ft (at focal length 12-20mm), 0.3m / 0.98ft (at focal length 21-32mm)
Maximum Magnification Approx. 0.13x / 0.26x (35mm camera equivalent)
Diagonal Angle of View 84°(W) - 37°(T)
Filter Size φ37mm / 1.5inch
Max.Diameter φ55.5mm / 2.2inch
Overall Length Approx.24mm / 0.94 inch (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount)
Weight Approx. 70 g / 2.47 oz (excluding lens cap and lens rear cap)
Standard Accessories Lens cap, Lens rear cap
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