Lots of Lumix G9 Reviews and Samples

Posted Dec. 5th, 2017 by Daniel J. Cox

Lumix G9 Reviews and Samples

It seems everyday I flip my MacBook Pro open I’m running into lots of Lumix G9 reviews and samples. This camera seems to getting lots of love from the folks who are shooting it. DPReview recently released studio images that you can compare to just about any camera made. The ones in the screenshot I’ve attached below are samples comparing the Lumix G9 to the GH5 and the Olympus OM-D Em-1 Markll and the Fuji X-T2. If you’re really curious how any of these cameras compare to other cameras you can simply choose different models in the drop down menu. Quite a slick and handy way to compare different models. Tech Radar Lumix G9ReviewLumix G9 Reviews and Samples

Here’s a list of reviews I’ve found online that might be of interest to you folks.

Panasonic Lumix G9 Reviews

Camera Jabber

High Resolution Mode with the G9

ePhozine Overall Review

ePhotozine G9 Sample Photos

Photographyblog Lumix G9 Review

Trusted Reviews Lumix G9

The Independant Lumix G9 Review

Forbes Lumix G9 Review

Pocket Lint G9 Review

Photography by Richard Lumix G9 Review

Imaging Resource Lumix G9 Review

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  1. Keith BroadOn Dec. 21st, 2017

    I have pre-ordered the G9 as my 2nd camera to my EM1II. That ranking may change if the reviews about the G9 are on the money. It has taken me a quite a while to ‘tame’ my EM1II, but I have finally. I now operate the camera off the three custom modes: one for speed, one for static subjects with reasonable DOF, and one for portraits. What I really like about the G9 is its ergonomics. It really is made for photographers coming from large DSLRs, using similar external controls. What I’m really looking forward to is the large EVF. Did you try focusing manually during your review? I have a number of manual lenses, including the Voigtlanders, that I hope will be easier to focus.

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Dec. 25th, 2017

      Keith, I did use the Focus Peaking for some tests with Manual focus ad it work great.

  2. DeanOn Dec. 18th, 2017

    The suspense is killing me. Two weeks ago you “teased” that you expected to have a G9 and 200mm f2.8 “in [your] hands later today.” Sooooooo, whatdayathinkabout’em?

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Dec. 19th, 2017

      Still fiddling. All good things take time. Hang in there.

  3. Paul RossOn Dec. 10th, 2017

    I am looking forward to you reviewing the G9 with the 100-400mm lens. I currently have the lens and use it with the GX8 and am generally satisfied with that combination for my wildlife shooting. I suspect you’re going to use the g9 with the new 200mm lens. That lens looks interesting but I wonder why Panasonic did not build the TC1.4 into the lens barrel as Canon has done with their new lens. Changing lenses while walking or riding a bike is not something I want to do, and that is why I use a zoom lens. But a Prime 200mm f2.8 with a built in TC of 1.4 and presumably with better IQ that the zoom at it maximum, would be very attractive to me. Switching the TC in and out without having to take the lens off camera would by really nice.

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Dec. 10th, 2017

      I have to say I also thought a built in teleconverter wold be nice when I saw the Canon. But it adds substantial weight and bulk. The real beautify of the new Leica 200mm F/2.8 (40mm equivalent) is the incredible small and compact size and lack of weight. Personally, I’ll most likely be continue shooting my 100-400mm and I’m very much looking forward to the coming 50-200mm F/2.8-4 Leica zoom. The 200mm is as much a statement as anything I believe. Panasonic wants photographers to know they are serious about their part in this game. And the new 200mm F/2.8 makes that very clear.

  4. Paul StuartOn Dec. 8th, 2017

    Be interested with your results Daniel the obvious like c-af performance at 20fps ,how much rolling shutter you incur when shooting e/s I already have mine pre ordered ,I am just glad I gave the videographer centric gh5 a miss looks like my judgement payed off ,also how well the pre capture compares to the olympus omd em1 mk2 ,I am getting excited by this release and now looks to be the real deal for stills the jpegs look the best in m43 cameras also the video capabilities are not to short of the gh5 it has the bits I am interested in video 4K 60p 180 FPS slow motion I miss these features on my olympus camera.
    Also if you highlight your preference for wildlife shooting mechanical or electronic if you notice a difference between the 2 in quality.etc
    Happy shooting Daniel I look forward to your reviews

  5. Anastas TarpanovOn Dec. 7th, 2017

    Hey Daniel,
    thanks for sharing this links.
    Can we expect an review from you, maybe G9 together with the new Leica 200mm?

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Dec. 7th, 2017

      Hoping to have the G9 and new Leica 200mm in my hands later today. Stay tuned.

    • Anastas TarpanovOn Dec. 8th, 2017

      I’m surprised, I thought you did that like 2 months ago and some nice trip to shoot bears or something else for example.
      But I’m staying tuned for your thoughts.

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Dec. 8th, 2017

      Not sure what you’re referring to Anastas. I did do a video and review of the GH5 but nothing to do with the G9. Is this the GH5 video you’re referring to?

  6. TomOn Dec. 6th, 2017

    I have a question for you Mr. Cox. With the increased size of the EVF image, now seems like a perfect time for Panasonic to introduce eye control focus like my Canon had back in the good old days of film cameras. This would be faster and much more intuitive than fiddling with a joystick under my right cheek.
    You have talked with engineers. Anyone ever speak of this possibility?

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Dec. 7th, 2017

      Tom, I appreciate you stopping by to offer your thoughts. Yes, the eye control AF technology Canon introduced was interesting way back in the 90’s but it never caught on as you know. Why? I’m not really sure. My guess is that it’s due to the human eye moving around ALOT when looking through the viewfinder. From what I’m hearing from the people who travel with us, they love the Joystick. I personally prefer the touch screen option where I can quickly move the AF sensor with my thumb on the back of the EVF even with the camera to my eye. Interesting how innovative Canon was back when Nikon was still King. Now it’s Lumix, Olympus and Sony who are innovating like crazy. Who know’s maybe your idea will be reborn but unless they really figure out how to know where the photographer wants the focus point it will be hard to resell.

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    Bill PhillipsOn Dec. 5th, 2017

    I was looking for a second body so I don’t to worry about changing lens. I think I found just what I need. The GH 5 is better for video and I think the G9 would be great addition for wildlife and high speed action.


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      Daniel J. CoxOn Dec. 5th, 2017

      You got it Bill. Lumix is doing a great job giving us lots of awesome visual story telling tools.

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    JaneOn Dec. 5th, 2017

    Looks good but I think I’ll wait on this until you have one and put it through its paces. Also, what is the surprise from Panasonic coming next week? GH5s? How will that compare with GH5 and GH9? I wish Panasonic had announced both new cameras at the same time.

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Dec. 5th, 2017

      Not sure what Panasonic is announcing next week. They’ve not told any of us so called Lumix Ambassadors. All I know is what I’ve heard from the web. One of my favorite sites is 43Rumors. Will let you know when I know more.

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