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Panasonic LUMIX DC-GX9 Features 20.3-MP Digital Live MOS Sensor, 5-Axis Dual IS, Tiltable LVF, Tiltable Touch Monitor, Ultra HD 4K Video/4K PHOTO, Ultra-Fast AF, Advanced Low Light AF, Built-In Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, Photo Styles Include L Monochrome D and Grain Effect

Panasonic GX9
Panasonic GX9

The following video presents [NEW] Introducing Panasonic LUMIX GX9:

Panasonic Canada announced the Panasonic LUMIX DC-GX9, a Micro Four Thirds compact mirrorless camera with high-precision Auto Focus, Ultra HD 4K video and 4K PHOTO.

It features a 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor without a low-pass filter, 5-axis Dual I.S. (Image Stabilizer), a tiltable LVF (Live View Finder) with 2760k-dot equivalent resolution and approximately 0.7x (35mm camera equivalent.) magnification, a 3.0-inch 1240k-dot high-resolution tilt touch monitor, and built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

Panasonic LUMIX DC-GX9

Panasonic LUMIX DC-GX9

PRESS RELEASE

PANASONIC CANADA ANNOUNCES THE NEW LUMIX DC-GX9MK DSLM CAMERA

Panasonic LUMIX DC-GX9

Panasonic LUMIX DC-GX9

The Ultimate Compact Single Lens Mirrorless Digital Camera Captures High Quality Images in a Compact Body

Mississauga, ON (February 13, 2018) – Panasonic Canada is proud to announce the LUMIX DC-GX9MK, a sleek, compact new Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera. This compact camera enables users to shoot vibrant, true-to-life, high-quality images in their own creative way with excellent resolution, high contrast and impressive colour reproduction.

Panasonic LUMIX DC-GX9: Image Courtesy of Panasonic

Panasonic LUMIX DC-GX9: Image Courtesy of Panasonic

The Panasonic LUMX DC-GX9MK (GX9 body plus a LUMIX 12-60mm F3.5-5.6 lens) will be available at select Canadian retailers and on the Panasonic eStore in April with an MSRP of $1299.99 (CDN).

Panasonic LUMIX DC-GX9

Panasonic LUMIX DC-GX9

Key Features

Panasonic LUMIX DC-GX9

Panasonic LUMIX DC-GX9

High-precision image quality
The LUMX DC-GX9MK features a 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor without a low-pass filter and Venus Engine 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.

Panasonic LUMIX DC-GX9: L Monochrome D mode: Image Courtesy of Panasonic

Panasonic LUMIX DC-GX9: L Monochrome D mode: Image Courtesy of Panasonic

A 5-axis Dual I.S. (Image Stabilizer) in the LUMX DC-GX9MK 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.

Panasonic LUMIX DC-GX9: Image Courtesy of Panasonic

Panasonic LUMIX DC-GX9: Image Courtesy of Panasonic

A new wide screen LVF (Live View Finder) in the LUMX DC-GX9MK tilts up approximately 90 degrees. With its high, approximate 2760k-dot equivalent, resolution and 100 per cent colour reproduction, this 16:9 LVF provides approximately 1.39x / 0.7x (35mm camera equivalent.) magnification and 100 per cent field of view. Plus, the camera’s large 3.0-inch, approximately 1240k-dot high-resolution static-type touch monitor provides nearly 100 per cent of field of view and tilts up approximately 80 degrees and down 45 degrees to enable shooting in high or low angle even easier.

Panasonic LUMIX DC-GX9

Panasonic LUMIX DC-GX9

High-precision AF system
The Contrast AF System in the LUMX DC-GX9MK features DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology and excels in both speed and accuracy by exchanging digital signals between the camera and the lens at maximum 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 and 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.

Panasonic LUMIX DC-GX9: Image Courtesy of Panasonic

Panasonic LUMIX DC-GX9: Image Courtesy of Panasonic

The LUMX DC-GX9MK 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.

Ultra HD 4K video and 4K PHOTO
With a high-speed sensor signal readout and engine processor, the LUMX DC-GX9MK records smooth, high-resolution 4K videos in 3840×2160 resolution at 30p or 24p in addition to the Full-HD 1,920×1,080 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.

Panasonic LUMIX DC-GX9's 4K Photo feature: Images Courtesy of Panasonic

Panasonic LUMIX DC-GX9’s 4K Photo feature: Images Courtesy of Panasonic

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 single image in-camera by synthesizing multiple shots to produce a unique image of a subject’s motion without special retouching.

Panasonic LUMIX DC-GX9: L Monochrome D mode: Image Courtesy of Panasonic

Panasonic LUMIX DC-GX9: L Monochrome D mode: Image Courtesy of Panasonic

The LUMX DC-GX9MK also incorporates a Light Composition function where the camera stacks multiple shots to easily produce more dramatic images of fireworks or night scenery in-camera. What’s more, the LUMX DC-GX9MK 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 motion without using special equipment like a slider. And in zooming, users can set the final zoomed in viewing angle first to ensure the subject is perfectly in the frame. The resulting image is crisp and smooth because this function does not move the zoom lens physically.

Panasonic LUMIX DC-GX9

Panasonic LUMIX DC-GX9

The LUMX DC-GX9MK 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.

Panasonic LUMIX DC-GX9: Image Courtesy of Panasonic

Panasonic LUMIX DC-GX9: Image Courtesy of Panasonic

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).

A subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America, Panasonic Canada Inc. provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and solutions to meet consumer, business and industrial needs. Consumers seeking more information on the company’s products can visit Panasonic’s home page at www.panasonic.com.

To learn more about Panasonic’s line of LUMIX Digital Cameras and other consumer electronic products please visit www.panasonic.com. You can also follow Panasonic on Twitter (@PanasonicCanada) and Facebook.


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