Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 Camera 2018 Price in Pakistan, Full Specs
The Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 is a rangefinder-style Micro Four Thirds camera whose most recognizable feature is its tilting electronic viewfinder.
The GX9 provides a healthy serving of new features and performance improvements over its predecessor, the GX8. The most notable changes include the removal of the low-pass filter on the GX9’s 20MP sensor, 5-axis in-body image stabilization (up from 4-axis), slightly faster burst shooting and Bluetooth connectivity. The shutter unit has also been redesigned, with Panasonic claiming a 90% reduction in ‘shutter shock’ compared to the GX8. There’s also a built-in flash – something the GX8 lacked – as well as some tweaks to image processing. Panasonic appears to have rearranged their lineup a bit, with the GX9 serving more as a midrange model than its predecessors, sitting alongside the DSLR-style DMC-G85.
The price has come down to $999 with a kit lens, compared to $1199 for the GX8’s body alone. Alongside the price drop, some features found on the GX8 are now gone, such as weather-sealing. The EVF is smaller and battery life has dropped by about 25%, as well. The GX9’s closest peers are the Fujifilm X-E3 and Sony’s a6300, both of which have 24MP APS-C sensors, hybrid autofocus systems (which the GX9 lacks) and 4K video capture.
20.3MP Four Thirds sensor with no low-pass filter
‘Dual IS’ 5-axis in-body image stabilization
Depth from Defocus contrast-detect AF
Tilting 2.76M-dot electronic viewfinder
3″ 1.24M-dot touchscreen display
6 fps burst shooting with continuous AF
4K UHD video capture at 30p
Redesigned shutter mechanism with electromagnetic drive
New L. Monochrome D and Grain Effect color modes
Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
All-in-all that’s a pretty nice feature set, with the removal of the low-pass filter promising better resolution and the new shutter reducing the shutter shock which plagued its predecessor. Panasonic also added some new tricks to its 4K Photo mode that we’ll touch on later.