DPReview Published the Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 Review (84% Overall Score)

DPReview has completed their full in-depth review for the Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9, and the new Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 achieved an impressive 84% overall score and Silver Award from the experts at DPReview.

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 Key Features:

  • 20.3MP Digital Live MOS Sensor
  • Venus Engine Image Processor
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • Tilting 2.76m-Dot 0.7x EVF
  • 3.0″ 1.24m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • UHD 4K30 and 24p Video Recording
  • Built-In Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi
  • ISO 100-25600 and 9 fps Cont. Shooting
  • 5-Axis Dual I.S.2 Image Stabilization

What we like:

  • 20MP sensor without AA filter gives good detail and noise performance
  • Really pleasing JPEG color, fun high-contrast B&W modes
  • Tilting viewfinder is fun and addictive
  • Good quality 4K and Full HD video
  • Effective in-body stabilization
  • Plentiful and customizable controls
  • Solid-feeling build
  • Responsive touch interface and Touchpad AF
  • Fast, accurate autofocus with ‘sticky’ autofocus tracking
  • Good wireless implementation, including low-energy Bluetooth
  • USB Charging
  • Electromagnetic shutter essentially free from blur-inducing ‘shutter shock’
  • Built-in flash

What we don’t like:

  • Viewfinder is small and ‘color tearing’ may bother some users
  • Limited battery life
  • Burst shooting with tracking autofocus is unimpressive
  • JPEG sharpening occasionally shows ‘stair-stepping’
  • 4K capture comes with a crop
  • Noticeable rolling shutter in 4K
  • Auto ISO is too simplistic
  • No headphone or microphone ports
  • No weather sealing
  • Built-in flash not very powerful
  • External battery charger not included

Conclusion from DPReview:

With its compact size, robust feature set, abundant controls and overall responsiveness, the Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 is a great camera for all kinds of photographers. The trick tilting viewfinder is a neat touch (though we wish it were larger), and limited battery life remains a sticking point. But impressive in-body image stabilization, a pleasing JPEG engine and good quality 4K capture mean the Lumix GX9 is a camera we can easily recommend.

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9: $997.99 at B&H, Adorama, Amazon.