Panasonic India has launched the Lumix G9 in India, finally, after announcing it worldwide in 2017. To say that Panasonic India has been delayed in the party would be a huge understatement. It is a bit strange to launch a camera towards the end of its life cycle but fortunately, the Lumix G9 has gotten quite old and many features are still relevant. It has a micro four-thirds camera with in-body stabilization (IBIS), 4K 60fps recording, dual card slot and a weather seal body.
Panasonic Lumix G9 Price and Availability
The Panasonic Lumix G9 is priced at Rs. 98,990 for body only and Rs. 1,39,990 with 12-60mm kit lens. The camera will be available through all Panasonic brand stores as well as other major online and offline retail outlets.
The price seems decent considering the hardware features and capabilities of the camera especially for video. When it was relaunched in November 2017, it was a huge deal However, many changes have taken place in this price segment over the years Sony’s excellent A6600 (review) APS-C mirrorless camera is close to this price range, not to mention the Sony A7 III full-frame camera. Fujifilm’s flagship X-T3 APS-C camera and Panasonic’s own GH5S (review) are also available here.
Panasonic Lumix G9 Specification
The Lumix G9 has a 20.3-megapixel, micro four-thirds sensor. It promises a fast autofocus system that is said to be able to lock focus in 0.04 seconds. There is also in-body 5-axis stabilization for beer handheld shooting in low light. The OLED electronic viewfinder has a resolution of 3.68 million dots, complemented by a rear, full-articulating LCD display. The Lumix G9 has a rough design that is dust, fridge and splash proof. You’ll also find two SD card slots and a secondary LCD panel on top of the body.
The camera is so proud of the special shooting mode that we’ve seen in Panasonic’s latest offer, such as the GH5S. It can shoot 6K or 4K burst mode up to 30fps or 60fps respectively. It can do face and eye tracking, and has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth features.
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