Panasonic has launched a new mirrorless digital camera with interchangeable lenses
With compact size, the Panasonic Lumix GX9 incorporates a host of equipment that can help amateur photographers aspiring to professionalism in photography
Described as the perfect companion for photos that want to take authentic street shots, the Lumix GX9 uses a 20.3MP Digital Live MOS sensor that is not equipped with a low-pass filter, allowing you to capture finer details and an extended dynamic range. Color Control technology determines color, saturation and brightness to capture the most accurate tones throughout the frame. The Venus Engine image processor delivers high-precision but natural-looking images. When shooting under low light conditions, the noise reduction procedure in the image is repeatedly applied to identify and reduce noise while retaining the details.
The model includes a sensor-based autofocus system that uses Depth From Defocus (DFD) technology, applicable only to Panasonic's use. The system analyzes the degree of defocus on two frames taken to the subject with the fine focus of the focus plane, taking into account the type of lens mounted on the camera. The camera can analyze up to 240 frames per second and can perform autofocus in about 0.07 sec (CIPA), burst photography (AF Single) at 9 frames / sec, and continuous autofocus at 6 frames / sec, for fast-moving subjects
Also, there is the Starlight AF mode, which allows autofocus when shooting at night by contrast analysis at lower autofocus areas
To achieve the best possible fit, the Lumix GX9 (Live View Finder) electronic viewfinder can be folded upward by up to 80 degrees; offering a perfect view of the subjects located below the eye of the photographer. The viewfinder has a proximity sensor that engages autofocus as soon as the camera has been taken to the eye before the photographer presses the shutter halfway.
To save battery power, the Lumix GX9 features a new Power Saving mode that goes into operation after the photographer's eye has faded away from the viewfinder (selectable user interval). By selecting the standby time to one second, with a single charge, about 900 triggers can be made (according to CIPA).
The Panasonic Lumix GX9 incorporates both 5-axis motion sensor and optical sensor stabilization from the lens (on two moving axes). By combining the two technologies (Dual I.S), up to 4 exposure levels have been won
Image stabilization is also active when video sequences are shot, including at 4K resolution. Panasonic offers numerous Goals compatible with Dual I.S. (some targets may require a firmware upgrade). Optically unstable lenses can be used together with stabilization in the camera body.
To further reduce camera shake when triggered, the shutter is driven by an electromagnet instead of a spring, which reduces the impulse produced by the first curtain by approximately 90% compared to the GX8. Also, the noise produced by the shutter is much diminished. Silent mode was implemented in which the mechanical shutter is turned off and electronic mode is turned off, room-by-camera sounds (autofocus and other operations) are deactivated, and the AF assist lamp and flash are off, so you can shoot even the most delicate circumstances
It has been added the possibility to make sequoic compositions (stromotion) by combining a set of fixed background images and subject in different stages of motion. Thus, spectacular images are obtained directly into the room, without the need for further elaborate work
Post Focus Theotology allows you to select the most convenient focus image even after the photos have been recorded. This technology is especially used when shooting a macro and focusing accuracy is essential
Focus Stacking technology combines multiple frames to achieve the defocus level in the desired area, or, on the contrary, to get sharp images across the entire depth field (panfocus). Panfocus technology is highly appreciated by macro photography enthusiasts.
The Lumix GX9 can shoot at 4 K (3840 x 2160 pixels) at 30 fps in MP4 format. At the same time, 4K Photo can be taken at a frame rate of 30 fps and saved as 8 MPx images. In 4K mode, the Lumix GX9 features Light Composition mode. The camera combines multiple frames and saves the brightest pixels. Thus, dramatic images can be made, for example when shooting fireworks or at night
The camera also incorporates 4K Cropping technology that can be used to pan panning by cropping the top and bottom areas of the frames. Thus, the video recorder performs lines without the need for a slider. Additionally, the videographer selects the final frame in a zooming sequence, placing the subject where it is desired. During zoom shooting, the camera automatically cuts the image so that the desired framing is achieved. The zoom is smooth because it is done digitally and not by zooming.
The Panasonic Lumix GX9 can connect wirelessly via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, making it easy to transfer images and clips quickly