The Panasonic G9 II Mirrorless Camera is Pansonic's latest offering from it's long line of excellent LUMIX cameras. The camera’s new 25.2-megapixel Live MOS sensor delivers high resolution and high-speed response, supporting V-Log/V-Gamut and 13+ stops of wide dynamic range . The new engine achieves natural, three-dimensional textured images and ensures high-speed processing of high bitrate video.
The hybrid PDAF technology on board the LUMIX G9II enables accurate auto-focus and high-speed tracking of fast-moving subjects. New AI-powered recognition technology (developed using AI deep learning) for real-time auto-focus now recognises cars, motorcycles, and animal eyes for improved precision..
To deliver fast action photography, the LUMIX G9II offers burst shooting at 60 fps (AFC) and Super High Speed pre-burst recording that can commence shooting up to 1.5 seconds prior to shutter release, including support for RAW files. A blackout-free Live View Finderv means the user can continuously track and keep the subject in focus.
Providing incredible stabilisation for hybrid shooters, the excellent LUMIX image stabilisation system is further enhanced. For photographers, the in-body IS offers an impressive 8-stop at 60mm , and when shooting with ultra-telephoto focal length, the Dual I.S 2 system offers 7.5-stop at 140mm (280mm 35mm equivalent). Videographers will appreciate the Active I.S. technology which is optimised for video shooting, offering smooth gimbal-like video even when walking with the camera. These capabilities provide even greater support for handheld shooting at ultra-telephoto focal lengths, capturing difficult, dynamic subjects such as wildlife. Using the precision gyro-sensor and in-body stabilisation unit, 100-megapixel images can be captured in camera using the High Resolution mode both with a tripod or when handheld.
There are also several modes that expand the possibilities of creativity. The 13+ stop V-Log/V-Gamut capture offers a high dynamic range, consistent colour management and streamlined post-production. With in-camera colour grading via REAL TIME LUT, creative scope is increased while workflow is reduced – excellent for repeatable setups such as content creators who work in the same studio or are looking to repeat the same style in camera instead of applying the same LUT in post. The newly-added LEICA Monochrome mode provides deep black/white contrast.
The Live View Composite Mode takes away the guess work, allowing the photographer to set the desired exposure, take the shot, then view the image on-screen as it is being exposed in real time. Once they are happy with how the shot looks, they simply hit the shutter button again to stop the exposure. This mode is also great for light painting, shooting light trails and other long exposure scenarios.
The G9II is a launching point for video creation. It includes 4:2:0 10-bit 5.8K (4:3) full sensor recording/ 5.7K (17:9), enabling flexible framing options for various social media formats, as well as 4:2:0 10-bit C4K/4K 120p/100p to enable slow motion videos. Recording and playback are supported using an external SSD via USB.
It also offers Apple ProRes video, which delivers high image quality at low compression, reducing computer load during post-production and allowing non-linear editing without transcoding, streamlining workflow from start to finish.
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