Panasonic announced their latest camera on November 8, the Lumix G9. The latest member in their proud Lumix lineage is meant to surpass their GH5 camera. So, how does the Panasonic Lumix G9 look thus far?

PANASONIC LUMIX G9 REVIEW

Panasonic’s Lumix G9 is intended to build upon the success of the GH5, improving image stabilization and processing. Nonetheless, their specs are very similar, meaning users familiar with the GH5 will already roughly know what to expect from its successor. The G9 is a notch smaller and lighter, however.

The most significant improvement from the GH5 is the G9’s sole new feature, its 80-megapixel high resolution mode. This allows you to take eight consecutive pictures at eight different directions: up, down, left, right, and diagonally.

Your Lumix G9 should endure whatever dangers await it on your expeditions, as it’s built to be resistant to splashes, dust and freezing thanks to its magnesium alloy full die-cast front and rear frame. A Lumix G9 bears a double SD Memory Card slot, which is compatible with the UHS-II format. Moreover, as per the standard, the unit can connect to Bluetooth, including Bluetooth 4.2, and Wi-Fi, giving photographers a quick, easy way to share their work.

Four accessories will be available to enhance your machine. The Battery Grip will adorn your G9 with two extra batteries, one resting in the camera itself and the other within the grip, allowing you to continue your photo shoots for longer. Likewise, the Battery Charger DMW-BTC13 will allow users to swiftly charge their camera with an AC outlet. The Eye Cup DMW-EC4 and Shoulder Strap DMW-SSTG9 will also be available at retail.

You can purchase a Panasonic Lumix G9 sometime in January. By its lonesome, the camera will cost $1699.99, and the Battery Grip accessory will cost $349.99.