• 20.3MP Digital Live MOS Sensor
• Venus Engine Image Processor
• Micro Four Thirds System
• Tilting 2.76m-Dot 0.7x EVF
• 3.0" 1.24m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
• UHD 4K30 and 24p Video Recording
• Built-In Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi
• ISO 100-25600 and 9 fps Cont. Shooting
• 5-Axis Dual I.S.2 Image Stabilization
• 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH POWER O.I.S. Lens
First in Mirrorless innovation, LUMIX by Panasonic leads in Mirrorless ILC camera innovation with the sleek, compact LUMIX GX9. Its flat body style is favored by LUMIX G enthusiasts and noted for high image quality and the streetwise creative freedom it delivers. The LUMIX GX9 captures vibrant, true-to-life, high-quality images with excellent resolution, high contrast and impressive color reproduction. The 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor (without low-pass filter) ensures maximum performance across a full range of LUMIX G and LEICA DG Micro Four Thirds lenses.
The LUMIX GX9 incorporates 5-axis Dual I.S.2 (Image Stabilizer) to more effectively suppress blur. Combining an O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer, 2-axis) and a B.I.S. (Body Image Stabilizer, 5-axis), the 5-axis Dual I.S.2 compensates for a wider-than-ever range of movement. Users can enjoy blur-free photo/video shooting from wide to tele, even in low-light situations. The LUMIX GX9 integrates an electromagnetic drive in the shutter unit to reduce the shock created by the movement of shutter diaphragm by approx. 90% compared with its predecessor, while also minimizing shutter sound.
Pick Your Perfect Moment
By simply selecting a single frame from a video sequence (shot at 30 fps) in-camera, 4K PHOTO lets you choose the perfect moment to save as a high-res image with approx. 8-megapixel resolution. Record what intrigues you, then select and save for images just the you envisioned them.
20.3MP Pixel-perfect Photos
Shoot away night and day with clarity and confidence with a high-performance 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor for ultra-detailed imaging. With the removal of the low-pass filter from the sensor, the LUMIX GX9 delivers natural imagery with a high-dynamic range and artifact-free results.
A large 3.0-in., approx. 1240k-dot static-type touchscreen monitor gives you a near 100% field of view. And it tilts 80 degrees up for framing high-angle shots of people gathered in crowds like parties and parades, and 45 degrees down for framing low-angle imaging when shooting subjects near ground level.
4K Video — 4 Times the Pixel Counts of FHD
Whether for viewing video or editing it, 4K delivers a worlds-apart viewing experience. Its native resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels is four times larger than FHD for a far higher level of detail.
• When recording videos in 4K, use a card rated as UHS Speed Class 3
Add an evocative, of a classic B&W film feeling to your images with L. Monochrome D. In addition to Monochrome and L. Monochrome, each mode can be combined with Grain Effect levels of Low, Standard or High. With the popular appeal of pre-digital, monochrome film at your fingertips, rich black tones and grainy textures make everyday scenes and subjects all the more alluring.
5-axis Dual I.S. and 5-axis Body I.S.
The LUMIX GX9 integrates a 5-axis Dual I.S. (Image Stabilizer) combines body and lens stabilization for more powerful hand-shake correction. Ideal when shooting on the move, in a rush or tracking.
The I.S. works wonders with photo and video recording, including 4K video from wide to telephoto. And performs in low-light situations and accommodates a 4-stop slower shutter speed*. What's more, 5-axis Body I.S. corrects shake for all lenses, even those not equipped with O.I.S.
*Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=60mm (35mm camera equivalent f=120mm), when H-FS12060 is used.
Bluetooth 4.2 & Wi-Fi® Control
Via the Panasonic Image App, Bluetooth 4.2 (Low Energy) controls remote shutter release and video record Start/Stop. It also ensures a continuous camera-smartphone connection with low energy consumption. After shooting, it switches to a Wi-Fi connection to automatically transfer data to your smartphone.
*The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Logo is a certification mark of Wi-Fi Alliance®.
*The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Panasonic Corporation is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
Fast Auto-focus with DFD Technology
Panasonic's DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology* calculates distance to subject by instantly evaluating two images with different sharpness levels for ultra-high-speed AF. The GX9 fine-tunes AF precision to accurately track anyone and anything that moves, even in dimly lit settings with enhanced AF performance.
The end result is faster AF speeds up to approx. 0.07 seconds** and a burst shooting speed with AFC of 6 fps. A 9 fps burst shooting with AFS is also possible.
*Contrast AF with DFD technology works only with Panasonic Micro Four Thirds lenses.
** In AFS, at wide-end with H-FS14140 (CIPA).
Venus Engine Power
Wherever inspiration finds you, a Venus Engine provides the power to shoot and record high-quality images with excellent resolution, high contrast and exceptional color reproduction.
Together, the Digital Live MOS sensor and Venus Engine render true-to-life color, texture and detail, plus intense brightness and contrast, all with minimum noise to make all your imaging pop even in low-light situations and a maximum sensitivity of ISO25600.
Useful Functions for Nighttime ShootingLive View Boost
Brightens the display by lowering the frame rate and increasing the gain for shooting while framing, even in extremely dark situations.
20x MF Assist
Compared with the GX8, the MF Assist display in the GX9 has been enlarged 20x for accurate focusing even on tiny objects like stars.
The tiltable LVF in the GX9 is designed for framing shots and faithfully capturing the unique detail you want in your imaging, even from low-angles. It delivers 2760k-dot equivalent high resolution and approx. 100% color reproduction for high visibility under any conditions or circumstances.
The LUMIX GX9 provides an intuitive level of operation. Front and rear dials control the main aperture and shutter speed settings for easy, no-look white balance and quick ISO adjustments. plus, a dedicated dial makes it easy to adjust exposure compensation.
4K PHOTO Auto Marking
Choosing your best shots is easier than ever. Whether it's a bird taking flight in nature, a subway performer in action or a child glancing backward, Auto Marking detects motion in your subject and automatically sets a marker. Then, when selecting shots in 4K PHOTO, you can quickly skip to that sequence.
4K PHOTO Sequence Composition
Catch the trajectory of dynamic action in a single photo with Sequence Composition. Simply choose the frames you like from your 4K PHOTO file to compose an action-packed shot.
Street Smart Accessories
Shoot more, more comfortably with accessories for your GX9. These optional, precision-crafted additions to the tools of your trade and passion are designed and built to the highest quality standards for years of continuous use, everywhere the creative process takes you.
Makes the image on the LVF (Live View Finder) easier to see by blocking unwanted light. It snugly fits the eye for clearer viewing comfort.
DMW-HGR2 Hand Grip
Designed to give the LUMIX GX9 a more sure and stable hold in your hand. The generous use of aluminum and a carefully created grip add an elegant design to match the camera.
TYPETypeDigital Single Lens Mirrorless camera
Recording mediaSD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card/(Compatible with UHS-I UHS Speed Class 3 standard SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards)
Image sensor size17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)
Lens mountMicro Four Thirds mount
IMAGE SENSORTypeLive MOS Sensor
Total pixels21.77 Megapixels
Camera effective pixels20.30 Megapixels
Color filterPrimary color filter
Dust reduction systemSupersonic wave filter
IMAGE STABILIZATION SYSTEMImage sensor shift type (5-axis / 4-stop*), Dual I.S. compatible/*Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=60mm (35mm camera equivalent f=120mm), when H-FS12060 is used.]
RECORDING SYSTEMRecording file formatStill imageJPEG (DCF, Exif 2.31), RAW
Motion pictureAVCHD Progressive, AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Audio 2ch)/MP4: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Audio format: AAC (2ch)
Aspect ratio4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
Image qualityRAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard
Color SpacesRGB, AdobeRGB
File size(Pixels) -Still Image4:35184x3888(L) / 3712x2784(M) / 2624x1968(S) / 3328x2496(4K PHOTO)
3:25184x3456(L) / 3712x2480(M) / 2624x1752(S) / 3504x2336(4K PHOTO)
16:95184x2920(L) / 3840x2160(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 3840x2160(4K PHOTO)
1:13888x3888(L) / 2784x2784(M) / 1968x1968(S) / 2880x2880(4K PHOTO)
File size (Pixels) -Motion picture**MP4**[HD] 1280x720HD/30p: 10Mbps/HD/25p: 10Mbps
MP4**[4K] 3840x21604K/30p: 100Mbps/4K/25p: 100Mbps/4K/24p: 100Mbps
MP4**[Full HD] 1920x1080FHD/60p: 28Mbps/FHD/50p: 28Mbps/FHD/30p: 20Mbps/FHD/25p: 20Mbps
AVCHD**[Full HD] 1920x1080FHD/50p: 28Mbps, 50p recording/FHD/50i: 17Mbps, 50i recording/FHD/25p: 24Mbps, 50i recording (sensor output is 25fps)/FHD/24p: 24Mbps, 24p recording
Continuous recordable time (Motion picture)**AVCHD [FHD/50p]/Approx. 90 min (rear monitor), 80 min (LVF) with H-FS12032 / H-FS12060 / H-FS1442A / H-FS35100/Approx. 80 min (rear monitor), 80 min (LVF) with H-FS14140/AVCHD [FHD/50i]/Approx. 90 min (rear monitor), 80 min (LVF) with H-FS12032 / H-FS12060 / H-FS1442A / H-FS14140/Approx. 90 min (rear monitor), 90 min (LVF) with H-FS35100/MP4 [4K/30p, 4K/25p]/Approx. 70 min (rear monitor), 70 min (LVF) with H-FS12032 / H-FS12060 / H-FS1442A / H-FS14140/Approx. 80 min (rear monitor), 70 min (LVF) with H-FS35100
Actual recordable time (Motion picture)**AVCHD [FHD/50p]/Approx. 45 min (rear monitor), 40 min (LVF) with H-FS12032 / H-FS12060 / H-FS1442A / H-FS35100/Approx. 40 min (rear monitor), 40 min (LVF) with H-FS14140/AVCHD [FHD/50i]/Approx. 45 min (rear monitor), 40 min (LVF) with H-FS12032 / H-FS12060 / H-FS1442A / H-FS14140/Approx. 45 min (rear monitor), 45 min (LVF) with H-FS35100/MP4 [4K/30p, 4K/25p]/Approx. 35 min (rear monitor), 35 min (LVF) with H-FS12032 / H-FS12060 / H-FS1442A / H-FS14140/Approx. 40 min (rear monitor), 35 min (LVF) with H-FS35100
WIRELESSWiFiIEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412 MHz - 2462 MHz (1-11 ch), Wi-Fi / WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode
BluetoothBluetooth® v4.2 (Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE))
QR code connection / Password-less connectionYes / Yes (ON / OFF selectable)
VIEWFINDERTypeLCD Live View Finder (2,760k dots equivalent), Tiltable
Field of viewApprox. 100%
MagnificationApprox. 1.39x / 0.7x (35mm camera equivalent) with 50 mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1
Eye pointApprox. 17.5 mm from eyepiece lens
Diopter adjustment-4.0 - +3.0 (dpt)
FOCUSTypeContrast AF system
Focus modeAFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF
AF modeFace/Eye Detection / Tracking / 49-Area / Custom Multi / 1-Area / Pinpoint/(Full area touch is available)
AF detective rangeEV -4 - 18 (ISO100 equivalent)
AF assist lampYes
AF lockYes (AF/AE LOCK button)
OthersOne Shot AF, Shutter AF, Half Press Release, Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion picture recording), Eye Sensor AF, AF+MF, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, Focus Peaking, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Pad AF, Touch Shutter
EXPOSURE CONTROLLight metering system1728-zone multi-pattern sensing system
Light metering modeMultiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Metering rangeEV 0 - 18 (F2.0 lens, ISO100 equivalent)
Exposure modeProgram AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
ISO sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity)Still image: Auto / Intelligent ISO / 100 (Extended) / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600 (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)/Creative Video Mode: Auto / 100 (Extended) / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
Exposure compensation1/3 EV step, ±5EV (when set with the menu) (±3 EV for motion picture), ±3EV (when set with the dial)
AE lockYes (AF/AE LOCK button)
WHITE BALANCEWhite balanceAWB / AWBc / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set 1, 2, 3, 4 / Color temperature setting 1, 2, 3, 4
White balance adjustmentBlue/Amber bias, Magenta/Green bias
Color temperature setting2500-10000K in 100K
Shutter speedStill image: Time* (Max. 30 minutes), 1/4,000 - 60 *Bulb mode is possible with the "Image App" remote control via Bluetooth./Electronic shutter: 1/16,000 - 1/Motion picture: 1/16,000 - 1/25
Self timer10sec, 3 images / 2sec / 10sec
BRACKETAE bracket3, 5, 7 images in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV step, max. ±3 EV, single/burst
Aperture Bracket3, 5 or all positions in 1 EV step
Focus Bracket1 to 999 images, focus steps can be set in 10 levels
White balance bracket3 images in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis
PANORAMA SHOTPanorama ShotYes (Standard / Wide)
4K PHOTO**Burst speed30 frames/sec
Exif informationYes (Each JPEG image cropped out of the 4K burst file complies with EXIF.)
Marking functionAuto / Face Priority / Motion Priority / Off (Manual) (in 4K Burst mode and 4K Burst (S/S) mode)
Loop rec functionYes (in 4K Burst (S/S) mode)
BURST SHOOTINGBurst speed[Mechanical shutter]/AFS/MF: H: 9 frames/sec, M: 6 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View) *When H-FS12032 is used./AFF/AFC: H: 6 frames/sec, M: 6 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View) *When H-FS12032 is used./[Electronic shutter]/AFS/MF: H: 9 frames/sec, M: 6 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)/AFF/AFC: H: 6 frames/sec, M: 6 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)
Number of recordable imagesMore than 30 images (when there are RAW files with the particular speed)/More than 100 images (when there are no RAW files)/(depending on memory card type, aspect, picture size and compression)
TIME LAPSE SHOTTime Lapse ShotYes
STOP MOTION ANIMATIONYes
FLASHFlash typeTTL Built-in-Flash, GN6.0 equivalent (ISO200 ・m) / GN4.2 equivalent (ISO100 ・m) (Reference), Built-in Pop-up
Flash ModeAuto*, Auto/Red-eye Reduction*, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off *For iA, iA+ only.
Synchronization speedLess than 1/200 second
Flash output adjustment1/3EV step ±3EV
Flash synchronization1st. Curtain Sync., 2nd Curtain Sync.
Synchronization for flash dimming and exposure compensationYes
Wireless controlYes (When using DMW-FL200L / FL360L / FL580L (sold separately)), Wireless Channel: 1ch/2ch/3ch/4ch
REAR MONITORTypeTFT LCD monitor with static touch control, Tiltable monitor
Monitor size7.5cm (3.0-inch) / 3:2 aspect
PixelsApprox. 1,240k dots
Filed of viewApprox. 100%
Monitor adjustmentBrightness, Contrast, Saturation, Red Tint, Blue Tint
LIVE VIEWDigital zoom2x, 4x
Extra Tele ConversionStill image: Max. 2x/Motion picture: 2.7x (FHD), 4.0x (HD)
Other functionsLevel Gauge, Real-time Histogram, Guide Lines (3 patterns), Center Marker, Highlight display (Still image / motion picture), Zebra Pattern (Still image / motion picture)
DIRECTION DETECTION FUNCTIONYes
FUNCTION BUTTONREC4K Photo Mode / Post Focus / Wi-Fi / Q.MENU / Video Record / LVF/Monitor Switch / LVF/Monitor Disp. Style / AF/AE LOCK / AF-ON / Preview / One Push AE / Touch AE / Level Gauge / Focus Area Set / Zoom Control / Operation Lock / Dial Operation Switch / Photo Style / Filter Select / Aspect Ratio / Picture Size / Quality / AFS/AFF / Metering Mode / Bracket / Highlight Shadow / i. Dynamic / i. Resolution / Min. Shtr Speed / HDR / Shutter Type / Flash Mode / Flash Adjust. / Wireless Flash Setup / Ex. Tele Conv. / Digital Zoom / Stabilizer / I.S. Lock (Video) / 4K Live Cropping / Snap Movie / Motion Pic. Set / Picture Mode in Rec. / Sound Rec Level Adj. / Silent Mode / Peaking / Histogram / Guide Line / Zebra Pattern / Monochrome Live View / Constant Preview / Live View Boost / Rec Area / Step Zoom / Zoom Speed / Sensitivity / White Balance / AF Mode/MF / Drive Mode / Rec/Playback Switch / Off / Restore to Default
PLAYWi-Fi / LVF/Monitor Switch / Rec/Playback Switch / 4K PHOTO Play / Delete Single / Protect / Rating 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 / RAW Processing / 4K PHOTO Bulk Saving / Off / Restore to Default
IMAGE PROTECTION / DELETEProtectionSingle / Multi or Cancel
DeleteSingle / Multi / All / Except Rating
PHOTO STYLEStandard / Vivid / Natural / Monochrome / L. Monochrome / L. Monochrome D / Scenery / Portrait / Custom
CREATIVE CONTROLExpressive / Retro / Old Days / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Monochrome / Dynamic Monochrome / Rough Monochrome* / Silky Monochrome* / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Toy Pop / Bleach Bypass / Miniature Effect / Soft Focus* / Fantasy / Star Filter* / One Point Color / Sunshine*/*For photos only.
PLAYBACKPlayback function30-thumbnail display, 12-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (Max. 16x), Slideshow (All / Picture Only / Video Only, duration & effect is selectable), Playback Mode (Normal / Picture Only / Video Only), Protect, Rating, Title Edit, Face Recognition Edit, RAW Processing, 4K PHOTO Bulk Saving, Light Composition, Sequence Composition, Clear Retouch, Text Stamp, Resize, Cropping, Rotate, Video Divide, Time Lapse Video, Stop Motion Video, Rotation Display, Picture Sort, Delete Confirmation, Creating Still Pictures from a Motion Picture
PRINTDirect PrintPictBridge compatible
INTERFACEUSBUSB 2.0 Micro-B
HDMI***microHDMI TypeD / VIERA Link/Video: Auto / 4K / 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 576p/Audio: Stereo
Audio video outputNo
MicrophoneStereo, Wind Noise Canceller: OFF / Standard / High
LANGUAGEOSD languageJapanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
POWERBatteryLi-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1025mAh, 7.4Wh) (Included)/USB power charging
DIMENSIONS / WEIGHTDimensions (W x H x D)124 x 72.1 x 46.8 mm / 4.88 x 2.83 x 1.84 inch (excluding protrusions)
WeightApprox. 407g / 0.90 lb (SD card, Battery, Body)/Approx. 450g / 0.99 lb (Body only)/Approx. 517g / 1.14 lb (SD card, Battery, H-FS12032 lens included)/Approx. 585g / 1.29 lb (SD card, Battery, H-FS35100 lens included)/Approx. 652g / 1.44 lb (SD card, Battery, H-FS12032 + H-FS35100 lenses included)/Approx. 560g / 1.23 lb (SD card, Battery, H-FS1442A lens included)/Approx. 660g / 1.46 lb (SD card, Battery, H-FS12060 lens included)/Approx. 715g / 1.58 lb (SD card, Battery, H-FS14140 lens included)
OPERATING ENVIRONMENTOperating temperature0℃ to 40℃ (32°F to 104°F)
Operating humidity10%RH to 80％RH
STANDARD ACCESSORIESSoftware・ The software to edit and playback images on computer is not bundled with this camera. To do this, PHOTOfunSTUDIO is available for download at Panasonic website using computer connected to the Internet./http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/soft/download/d_pfs10ae.html (For Windows)/・ The software to process RAW file on computer is not bundled with this camera. To do this, SILKYPIX Developer Studio is available for download at Ichikawa Soft Laboratory's website using computer connected to the Internet./http://www.isl.co.jp/SILKYPIX/english/p/ (For Windows / Mac)
Standard accessoriesDC-GX9 Kit/Battery Pack, AC Adaptor, USB Connection Cable, Hot Shoe Cover, Shoulder Strap, Body Cap/・ The DC-GX9 Operating Instructions for advanced features is available for downloaded at Panasonic LUMIX Customer Support Site using PC, smartphone or tablet connected to the Internet.
NOTE** About motion picture recording / 4K PHOTO recording
NOTE- Use a card with SD Speed Class with "Class 4" or higher when recording motion pictures in [AVCHD] or [MP4 (under 28Mbps)].
NOTE- 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].
NOTE(SD speed class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing.)
NOTE- Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 29 minutes and 59 seconds with [AVCHD] in Europe.
NOTE- Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 29 minutes and 59 seconds or the file size exceeds 4GB with [MP4] in [FHD] [HD].
NOTE- Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 29 minutes and 59 seconds with [MP4] in [4K].
NOTE- MP4 motion pictures with [MP4] in [4K]:
NOTE- When using a 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.
NOTE- When using a SDXC memory card: You can record a motion picture in a single file.
NOTE- MP4 motion pictures with [MP4] in [FHD] [HD]:
NOTE- You can continue recording without interruption even if the file size exceeds 4 GB or 30 minutes, but the motion picture file will be divided and recorded/played back separately.
NOTE- 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.
NOTE*** For [4K] video output, use an HDMI cable that has the HDMI logo on it, and that is described as"4K compatible".