Panasonic has announced the Lumix G9 II, price tag £1,699, which boasts a new sensor design, upgraded image stabilisation and phase detection autofocus.
At the core of the new Panasonic G9 II is a 25.2-megapixel Live MOS Micro Four Thirds sensor coupled with a high-speed processing engine, marking an upgrade in resolution over the original Panasonic Lumix G9‘s 20.3-megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor.
Notably, the Lumix G9 II is the first camera in Panasonic’s Lumix G Series to incorporate Phase Detection Auto-Focus (PDAF) technology. What’s more, the Panasonic G9 II utilises new AI-powered recognition technology, developed through deep learning, to improve precision in recognising subjects like cars, motorcycles and animal eyes.
In terms of performance, the Panasonic G9 II excels at capturing fast-moving subjects and decisive moments, offering burst shooting at an impressive 60 frames per second in AFC mode. What’s more, a new SH pre-burst recording feature can begin shooting up to 1.5 seconds before the shutter is released, capturing approximately 113 consecutive shots so that you don’t miss any crucial moments in fast-paced environments.
Panasonic has also upgraded the camera’s stabilisation, combining an 8-stop Body Image Stabilizer (BIS), a 7.5-stop 5-axis Dual IS 2 and advanced Active IS system for video shooting.
A new REAL TIME LUT function allows for personalised colour expression, while a LEICA Monochrome mode enables enhanced black and white photo styles. Other specialised modes include a hand-held 100-megapixel High Resolution and Live View Composite mode.
For videographers, the Panasonic G9 II supports a range of hrecording formats, including 4:2:0 10-bit 5.8K (4:3) full sensor recording and 5.7K (17:9), as well as slow-motion videos in 4:2:0 10 bit C4K/4K 120p/100p. Additionally, the Panasonic G9 II offers Apple ProRes video support and the capability for recording and playback through an external SSD via USB.
Panasonic G9 II Price & Release Date
The Panasonic G9 II price tag will be £1,699 with a release date set for November 2023.