Panasonic Announces New G9 II Micro Four-Thirds Camera with Enhanced Autofocus, Video Capabilities

Panasonic has just unveiled its latest addition to the Lumix series with the Lumix G9M2.

This significant update to the popular G Series Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera brings a host of new features, including an advanced autofocus system, improved video capabilities, and enhanced image stabilization.

The Lumix G9M2 boasts a brand-new 25.2 Digital Live MOS Sensor designed to deliver high-resolution images and an impressive dynamic range of over 13+ stops when using V-Log/V-Gamut and Dynamic Range Boost.

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Upgraded Autofocus and AI-Powered Object Recognition

This camera also comes equipped with an updated image processor that is twice as fast as its predecessor, making it a powerful choice for photographers and videographers.

One of the standout features of the G9M2 is its revamped phase-detection autofocus system, boasting an impressive 779 phase-detection points. Panasonic claims this is the largest number of phase-detection points available on any Micro Four Thirds camera.

This new autofocus system is renowned for its accuracy and responsiveness, even in challenging low-light conditions. The camera is capable of high speed still image bursts of up to 75 fps when using the camera’s electronic shutter, or up to 14 fps when using the mechanical shutter.

The G9M2 also combines Panasonic’s 8-stop Body Image Stabilizer with a 7.5-stop 5-axis Dual I.S. to effectively dampen out camera shake when on the move, and introduces a new handheld high-resolution mode, enabling users to capture stunning 100-megapixel images without the need for a tripod.

This mode works by shifting the sensor multiple times and then combining the images to create a single high-resolution masterpiece.

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Enhanced Video Capabilities

The G9M2 elevates its video game by offering 5.7K video recording at up to 60 frames per second and 4K video at up to 120 frames per second.

Videographers will appreciate the support for ProRes 422 recording and V-Log, in addition to DCI 4K and UHD 4K 60p for unlimited recording with 4:2:2 10-bit color, and C4K/4K 120p video capture with 4:2:0 10-bit color.

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There is also real-time LUT (Look-Up Table) video recording, streamlining post-production workflows, and color grading. The camera supports.CUBE, .VLT, and . TXT formats for V-Log View Assist in real-time, providing shooters with an approximate final look of the recorded image.

The camera offers dual UHS-II SD card slots. Additionally, there’s support for recording directly to external SSDs in ProRes 422 HQ and 4:2:2 10-bit All-Intra.

Audio enthusiasts will appreciate the camera’s support for up to four inputs when using the optional XLR Microphone Adapter.

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Pricing and Availability

The Panasonic Lumix G9M2 is now available for pre-order with a variety of options including Body only: $1,897.99, with a 12-35mm F2.8 lens: $2,295.98,  or with a 12-60mm F2.8-4.0 Lens: $2,497.99.

Users can also pick up a complete kit that comes with both lenses for $2,895.98. Shipping is expected in early November. Just in time for the holiday shopping season.

[source: Panasonic]

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