Panasonic G9 II Review – S5 II Meets M43 [ Lumix G9II ]

Are you a photography enthusiast looking for a high-performance camera that is both compact and versatile? Look no further than the Panasonic G9 II, a camera that combines the best of the S5 II and M43 series. With its advanced features and stunning image quality, the G9 II is a game-changer for photographers who demand precision and creativity in every shot. In this review, we will delve into the details of the Lumix G9 II and explore how it elevates the photography experience for both amateurs and professionals alike. From its ergonomic design to its cutting-edge technology, the G9 II is set to revolutionize the world of mirrorless cameras.

Panasonic G9 II Review – S5 II Meets M43

Hello my friends in today’s video we will take a first look at Panasonic Lumix G9 II. The original G9 was announced almost 5 years ago and pretty much everybody liked it. I think that it is still one of the best cameras under one thousand dollars. Five years is a long time though, so the G9 can definitely use some new technology. That is exactly what the G9 II brings, including the face detection autofocus system. In this article, we will take a look at the output and the feature set of the G9 II. Please note that the camera that I was testing is Pre-production, and I only had it for a limited amount of time, so this won’t be the usual in-depth review. I also don’t know the price of the G9 II at the moment, but there will be a link in the description.

Panasonic S5 II Body

The G9 II uses Panasonic’s S5 II body. The only external difference is the micro Four Thirds mount and the lack of the vent. It fits into the S5 II cage perfectly. This is a great improvement and makes it easy to handle for those familiar with the S5 II. The 13.5cm width and lighter weight make it a compact and easily portable option.

25 Megapixel Micro Four Thirds MOS Sensor

The G9 II uses a 25-megapixel micro four-thirds MOS sensor. The raw files are not compatible with Lightroom yet, so the image quality part of this article will be somewhat limited. The base ISO on the G9 II is now 100, which is a big improvement. Base ISO noise on the micro four-thirds was a problem in the past, but it is significantly improved here. However, the noise is quite visible even at ISO 800, so ISO 1600 is probably as high as one would want to go. The dynamic range at the base ISO seems to be a lot better, allowing for a recovery of detail from shadows even in HDR situations.

Speed and Autofocus

The G9 II can shoot up to 60 frames per second with an electronic shutter for 3 seconds, and its autofocus system is the first on a Panasonic micro Four Thirds camera to use a face detection autofocus system with 779 face detection points. The single point performance is as good as anything that has been tested, extremely fast and accurate even in low contrast situations. Video autofocus is also excellent, making it a big improvement over the GH6.

In-Body Image Stabilization

The G9 II boasts an 8-stop in-body image stabilization, which makes static shots very stable and allows for extremely smooth footage even at long focal lengths. The combination of in-body and optical stabilization in micro four-thirds lenses further enhances stability, although this can lead to some noticeable lag.

Video Specifications

The G9 II records open gate 5.8K 4×3 video, allowing for versatile use of the footage. It can also shoot 4K up to 60p with no crop in 10 bit 422. Video quality is good, given the limitations of the micro four-thirds sensor. It also offers advanced video features such as V-Log, ProRes, and anamorphic capabilities. Overall, it is the best-performing Panasonic micro four-thirds video camera.

Handling is similar to the S5 II, with a sufficiently large and well-shaped grip, integrated strap mounts, and simple and logically positioned controls.

Frequently Asked Questions about Panasonic G9 II Review – S5 II Meets M43

What is the Panasonic G9 II?

The Panasonic G9 II is a mirrorless camera that is designed to provide high-quality images and performance in a compact and lightweight body.

How does the S5 II meet M43 in the Lumix G9 II?

The S5 II meets M43 in the Lumix G9 II through its powerful image sensor and advanced technology, which allows for stunning image quality and performance expected from a larger camera.

What are the key features of the Panasonic G9 II?

The key features of the Panasonic G9 II include a 20.3-megapixel sensor, 5-axis dual image stabilization, 4K video recording, and a high-resolution electronic viewfinder.

Is the Lumix G9 II suitable for professional photographers?

Yes, the Lumix G9 II is suitable for professional photographers due to its advanced features, high-quality imaging, and rugged build that can withstand demanding shooting conditions.

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