Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II

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    Highlights

    • 25.21 MP Micro Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
    • 100 - 25,600 Native ISO
    • 779 Focus Points
    • 5-Axis Image Stabilization
    • 3.0" 1,840k dots Fully Articulated Screen
    • 3,680k dots Electronic (OLED) Viewfinder
    • 14.0 fps Mechanical and 60.0 fps Electronic Continuous Shooting
    • 5760 x 2880 Video Shooting
    • Unlimited Video Recording
    • HDR-HLG, Panasonic V-Gamut, Panasonic V-Log
    • Built-In Wi-Fi
    • Wheather Sealed Body
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    Overview

    Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II was announced in 2023 and is a Micro Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) Mirrorless camera with 25.21 Megapixel CMOS sensor. Its native ISO ranges from 100 to 25,600 and expands to 50 - 25,600 in boosted mode. The camera has a Fully Articulated 3.0" screen with 1,840k dots resolution and built-in Electronic (OLED) viewfinder with 3,680k dots resolution. It has a built-in 5-Axis Sensor Shift in body image stabilization.

    Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II can capture video up to 5760 x 2880 resolution with no recording time limit.


    Here is the Panasonic -Gx series lineup, where you can view and compare the main specifications of the cameras within the same series.

    Panasonic -Gx series lineup
    Model Date Sensor Native ISO Screen Price
    Image cannot be found Panasonic G9 II September
    2023
    25.21 MP
    Micro Four Thirds
    100 - 25,600 Articulated 3.0"
    1,840k dots
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Panasonic G100 June
    2020
    20.3 MP
    Micro Four Thirds
    200 - 25,600 Articulated 3.0"
    1,840k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Panasonic G95 April
    2019
    20.3 MP
    Micro Four Thirds
    200 - 25,600 Articulated 3.0"
    1,240k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Panasonic G9 November
    2017
    20.33 MP
    Micro Four Thirds
    200 - 25,600 Articulated 3.0"
    1,040k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Panasonic G85 September
    2016
    16 MP
    Micro Four Thirds
    200 - 25,600 Articulated 3.0"
    1,040k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Panasonic G7 May
    2015
    16 MP
    Micro Four Thirds
    100 - 25,600 Articulated 3.0"
    1,040k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Panasonic G6 April
    2013
    16.05 MP
    Micro Four Thirds
    160 - 12,800 Articulated 3.0"
    1,036k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Panasonic G5 July
    2012
    16.05 MP
    Micro Four Thirds
    160 - 12,800 Articulated 3.0"
    920k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Panasonic G3 July
    2011
    16 MP
    Micro Four Thirds
    160 - 6,400 Articulated 3.0"
    460k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Panasonic G10 August
    2010
    12 MP
    Micro Four Thirds
    100 - 6,400 Fixed 3.0"
    460k dot
    Image cannot be found Panasonic G2 July
    2010
    12 MP
    Micro Four Thirds
    100 - 6,400 Articulated 3.0"
    460k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Panasonic G1 January
    2009
    12 MP
    Micro Four Thirds
    100 - 1,600 Articulated 3.0"
    460k dot

    You can view their side-by-side comparison here: Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II vs Lumix DC-G100 vs Lumix DC-G95 vs Lumix DC-G9 vs Lumix DMC-G85 vs Lumix DMC-G7.

    Pros and Cons

    In this section we present pros and cons of Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II.

    PROS

    •   Video Capture
    •   779 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Live View Autofocus
    •   Animal Eye Detection
    •   Vehicle Tracking Mode
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Fully Articulated Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   High Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/8000 sec
    •   High Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/32000 sec
    •   High Max Continuous Shooting - 60.0 fps
    •   High Video Resolution - 5760 x 2880
    •   No crop on 4K Videos
    •   Webcam Functionality
    •   Unlimited Video Recording
    •   High USB Speed
    •   HDMI Output
    •   Built-In Wi-Fi
    •   Built-In Bluetooth
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   USB Charging
    •   2 Storage Slots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    CONS

    •   Small Sensor
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Short Battery Life - 390 shots

    And here are some specifications which fall into average criteria and are neither in PROs nor in CONs category:

    AVERAGE

    •   Price
    •   Sensor Resolution - 25.21 Megapixel
    •   100 Lowest Native ISO
    •   25,600 Highest Native ISO
    •   -4 EV Min AF Detection
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,840k dots
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 3,680k dots
    •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/250 Sec
    •   Weight - 658 g (1.45 lb / 23.21 oz)

    Predecessor

    Here we are comparing Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II to its predecessor Lumix DC-G9 and displaying the major changes.

    UPGRADES Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II vs Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
    Higher Sensor Resolution 25.21 Megapixel vs 20.33 Megapixel
    Lower Native ISO 100 vs 200
    Lower Boosted ISO 50 vs 100
    Max Image Resolution 5776 x 4336 vs 5184 x 3888
    More Focus Points 779 vs 225
    Vehicle Tracking Mode vs
    Phase Detection for Autofocus vs
    Higher Image Stabilization Compensation 8 stops vs 6.5 stops
    Higher Resolution Screen 1,840k dots vs 1,040k dot
    Higher Max Continuous Shooting 60.0 fps vs 20.0 fps
    Higher Video Resolution 5760 x 2880 vs 3840 x 2160
    Unlimited Video Recording vs
    Higher USB Speed USB 3.2 Gen 2x1 (10 GBit/sec) vs USB 3.2 Gen 1x1 (5 GBit/sec)
    DOWNGRADES Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II vs Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
    More Expensive $1899 body only vs $1699 (body only)
    Top LCD Screen vs
    Lower Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent) 0.8x vs 0.83x
    Shorter Battery Life 390 shots vs 400 shots

    For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II vs Lumix DC-G9.

    Screen and Viewfinder

    Fully Articulated Touchscreen

    Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II has a 3.0" Fully Articulated touchscreen with 1,840k dots resolution. Fully articulated screen makes this camera selfie and vlogger friendly and generally very useful for video shooting.

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    Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II with Fully Articulated screen


    Electronic (OLED) Viewfinder

    Camera has a built-in Electronic (OLED) viewfinder with 3,680k dots resolution. It has a 100% coverage and 1.6x (0.8x 35mm equivalent) magnification.

    Sensor

    Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II features a 25.21 megapixel Micro Four Thirds CMOS sensor with dimensions of 17.3 x 13 mm and a total area of 224.9 mm2. Its native ISO range is 100 - 25,600 and expands to 50 - 25,600 in boosted mode.


    Here is a sensor size comparison chart where you can see how Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II's Micro Four Thirds sensor compares with other types of sensors:

    Sensor size chart
    Sensor Dimensions Area Aspect Ratio Crop Factor
    Image cannot be displayedMedium Format44 x 33 mm1452 mm24:30.79x
    Image cannot be displayedFull Frame36 x 24 mm864 mm23:21x
    Image cannot be displayedAPS-H27 x 18 mm486 mm23:21.3x
    Image cannot be displayedAPS-C23.6 x 15.6 mm368.2 mm23:21.5x
    Image cannot be displayedAPS-C (Canon)22.3 x 14.9 mm332.3 mm23:21.6x
    Image cannot be displayedMicro Four Thirds17.3 x 13 mm224.9 mm24:32x
    Image cannot be displayed1-inch13.2 x 8.8 mm116.2 mm23:22.7x
    Image cannot be displayed1/1.7-inch7.44 x 5.58 mm41.5 mm24:34.7x
    Image cannot be displayed1/2.3-inch6.17 x 4.55 mm28.1 mm24:35.6x

    Photography Features

    Camera can take pictures up to 5776 x 4336 resolution. It can also take pictures with lower resolutions like 3:2 (5776 x 3848), 16:9 (5776 x 3248), 1:1 (4336 x 4336) with 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 aspect ratios.


    Lens Mount

    Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II has Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Due to Micro Four Thirds sensor its crop factor (also called lens multiplier) is 2x. This means that a 35mm equivalent focal length of the mounted lens will be equal to its actual focal length times 2.


    In-Body Image Stabilization

    The camera has a built-in 5-Axis Sensor Shift in-body image stabilization (IBIS) with 8 stops of compensation. This means that you are still getting vibration reduction when camera is paired with non-image stabilizied lenses. It also works with lenses with optical image stabilization and in combination can achieve even better compensation.

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    Connectivity, Battery and Storage

    Built-in Wi-Fi

    Camera has a built-in Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi 5, 802.11ac/b/g/n, 2.4/5 GHz) which allows to easily transfer photos and videos from the camera to other Wi-Fi-enabled devices, such as smartphones, tablets, printers, or computers. This eliminates the need for cables and allows for quick and convenient media sharing and social media integration. It gives you the ability to control your camera remotely using a smartphone or tablet. This is particularly useful for taking self-portraits, group shots, or capturing images in challenging conditions without having to touch the camera. Firmware updates can also be downloaded and installed wirelessly.
      Check out the cameras in our database that have built-in WiFi.


    Bluetooth

    Camera has a built-in Bluetooth (version 5.0) which lets you to connect the camera to a smartphone or a dedicated remote control device. This allows you to remotely trigger the camera, adjust settings and controls remotely through a paired mobile app. While Wi-Fi is generally faster for transferring larger files, Bluetooth can be used for small, selective transfers, it can provide real-time information about your camera's battery status, memory card capacity, and other key settings directly on your paired smartphone or smartwatch.
      Check out the cameras in our database that have built-in Bluetooth.


    USB Input and HDMI Output

    Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II has a USB 3.2 Gen 2x1 (10 GBit/sec) Type-C input for data transfer and battery charging. There is a Type A Full Size HDMI connector for video signal output.


    Battery

    Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II comes with DMW-BLK22 battery pack with battery life of 390 shots.


    External Storage Slots

    The camera has Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II) card slots.

    Other Features

    Shutter

    Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II has Mechanical Focal Plane shutter and Electronic shutter. Shutter speed can go up to 1/32000 sec with electronic shutter and up to 1/8000 sec with mechanical shutter. Camera can shoot continuously up to 60.0 fps with electronic shutter and up to 14.0 fps with mechanical shutter.


    Focusing

    Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II has 779 focusing points and from -4 to +18 EV detection range. Touch-to-Focus allows users to select a specific point on the screen where they want the camera to focus. This feature can be helpful for achieving precise focus in both photo and video recording. There is also face detection feature which automatically finds and focuses on faces and additional eye detection further locks the focus on one of the eyes and tracks it down during the motion.


    Exposure

    Camera's exposure metering ranges from 0 to +18 EV and you can set the exposure compensation within the ±5 EV range. You can also do exposure bracketing and manual exposure adjustment.


    Flash

    Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II has no built-in flash but an external flash may be connected via Shoe Mount or Wireless connection. The fastest flash synchronization speed is 1/250 Sec. Flash compensation can be set from -3 to +3 EV with 1/3 EV step increments.

    Physical Parameters

    Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II has dimensions of 134 x 102 x 90 mm (5.29 x 4.03 x 3.55"). It weighs 658 g (1.45 lb / 23.21 oz) which is neither heavy nor lightweight.

    134 mm (5.29")

    102 mm (4.03")

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    102 mm (4.03")

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    90 mm (3.55")

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    Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II dimensions

    Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II for Different Types of Photography

    We give scores to the camera for different type of photography based on its features and specifications. Let us see how Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II is suitable for six different types of photography.


    Landscape Photography

    GOOD
    80

    Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II gets a score of 80 and is GOOD choice for Landscape photography.

    •   Small Sensor
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,840k dots
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Environmental Sealing

    Sports Photography

    GOOD
    84

    Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II gets a score of 84 and is GOOD choice for Sports photography.

    •   25,600 Highest Native ISO
    •   779 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,840k dots
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 3,680k dots
    •   High Max Continuous Shooting - 60.0 fps
    •   Short Battery Life - 390 shots
    •   2 Storage Slots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Wildlife Photography

    GOOD
    84

    Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II gets a score of 84 and is GOOD choice for Wildlife photography.

    •   25,600 Highest Native ISO
    •   779 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Animal Eye Detection
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,840k dots
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 3,680k dots
    •   High Max Continuous Shooting - 60.0 fps
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Short Battery Life - 390 shots
    •   2 Storage Slots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Portrait Photography

    EXCELLENT
    86

    Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II gets a score of 86 and is EXCELLENT choice for Portrait photography.

    •   Small Sensor
    •   779 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,840k dots
    •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/250 Sec
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Street Photography

    EXCELLENT
    88

    Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II gets a score of 88 and is EXCELLENT choice for Street photography.

    •   Small Sensor
    •   779 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Fully Articulated Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,840k dots
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Weight - 658 g (1.45 lb / 23.21 oz)

    Travel Photography

    EXCELLENT
    87

    Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II gets a score of 87 and is EXCELLENT choice for Travel photography.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Fully Articulated Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,840k dots
    •   High Video Resolution - 5760 x 2880
    •   No crop on 4K Videos
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Weight - 658 g (1.45 lb / 23.21 oz)
    •   Short Battery Life - 390 shots

    Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II Evaluation

    We evaluate Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II and give score of 82 out of 100. We also give separate scores for 7 different categories according to the available features and specifications some of which are listed below. These evaluations are relative and may change each time a new camera is added to the database.


    OVERALL
    82

    Sensor

    AVERAGE
    63

    We give Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II a score of 63 for Sensor parameters.

    •   Small Sensor
    •   Sensor Resolution - 25.21 Megapixel
    •   100 Lowest Native ISO
    •   25,600 Highest Native ISO

    Photo

    GOOD
    82

    We give Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II a score of 82 for Photo parameters.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   High Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/8000 sec
    •   High Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/32000 sec
    •   High Max Continuous Shooting - 60.0 fps
    •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/250 Sec

    Video

    EXCELLENT
    91

    We give Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II a score of 91 for Video parameters.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   High Video Resolution - 5760 x 2880
    •   No crop on 4K Videos
    •   Webcam Functionality
    •   Unlimited Video Recording

    Focusing

    EXCELLENT
    93

    We give Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II a score of 93 for Focusing parameters.

    •   -4 EV Min AF Detection
    •   779 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Live View Autofocus
    •   Animal Eye Detection
    •   Vehicle Tracking Mode

    Screen and Viewfinder

    EXCELLENT
    87

    We give Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II a score of 87 for Screen and Viewfinder parameters.

    •   Fully Articulated Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,840k dots
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 3,680k dots

    Connectivity

    EXCELLENT
    97

    We give Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II a score of 97 for Connectivity parameters.

    •   High USB Speed
    •   HDMI Output
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Built-In Wi-Fi
    •   Built-In Bluetooth

    Battery, Storage and Physical

    GOOD
    72

    We give Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 II a score of 72 for Battery, Storage and Physical parameters.

    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Weight - 658 g (1.45 lb / 23.21 oz)
    •   Short Battery Life - 390 shots
    •   2 Storage Slots


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