4/3 Rumors: (FT5) First image of the new Panasonic GX9 leaked! – COMMENTARY

https://www.43rumors.com/ft5-first-image-new-panasonic-gx9-leaked/

“These are the first images of the new Panasonic GX9 and the new TZ200. Both cameras could be announced this week! Stay tuned on 43rumors!…”

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The Panasonic Lumix DC-GX8, leaked by digicame-info.com

Commentary

These are the features that the Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 needs for it to be a viable, up-to-date, competitive documentary and photojournalism stills and video flagship camera as the GX8 was when it was released:

  • 4K 60p
  • 4K 8-bit 4:2:0 video, though 10-bit 4:2:2 would be nice 😉
  • 5 axis in-body image stabilization with Dual IS 2 for OIS-equipped lenses, for stills and 4K video
  • 20 megapixels sensor
  • 40 megapixel/80 megapixel high resolution mode
  • Cinelike D, for use with Leeming LUT for good quality video colour and tone rendering
  • Decent handgrip, even better than the GX8’s handgrip
  • Dual SD card slots
  • Fully articulated LCD monitor like the GX8’s monitor
  • HDMI out for clean signal external video monitoring and recording
  • Headphone port
  • Joystick
  • L-Fn function setting capability, for Panasonic and Olympus M.Zuiko Pro lenses with L-Fn buttons
  • L Monochrome D picture profile
  • Low-shock electromagnetic shutter to combat the dreaded GX8 random shutter shock
  • Magnesium body
  • Microphone port
  • No built-in flash
  • No low-pass filter
  • Optional larger eyecup
  • Remote release port
  • Tilting electronic viewfinder (EVF), as good as or better than the GX8’s EVF
  • Weather sealing, same as on the GX8

Links

  • 4/3 Rumors(FT5) First image of the new Panasonic GX9 leaked!
  • DPReview – Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review7. Shooting Experience – “The Panasonic Lumix-DMC GX8 is a hugely appealing mirrorless camera. Combining enthusiast-friendly ergonomics, an innovative tilting viewfinder and a solid feature set in both stills and video modes, the GX8 is a great all-rounder. Pretty much the only black mark against the GX8 is a persistent problem with shutter-induced softness in some shooting situations – an issue that Panasonic gets credit for trying to address in firmware, but has failed to completely eliminate.”
  • The Online Photographer – The Delicate State of the GX8 – looks at the shutter shock issue in the GX8 and other digital cameras of various brands.
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