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Panasonic recently dropped the price of the G9 (Micro four-thirds mirrorless camera) by $500 across all retailers.

DPReview score [dpreview.com]: 85%
Firmware 2.0 released recently, adds lots of Video capabilities. [article1 [dpreview.com]] [article2 [dpreview.com]]

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Only thing annoying is crop sensor. Makes getting lenses super expensive if you want wider and higher aperture.

That nocticron lens is legit crispy, the only thing I liked shooting with. And also the 12-35 2.8
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I think I've come to the same conclusion as you actually. You know if you are on firmware 1.2 you can hack it to remove the 30 minutes limit? I'm just going to link the firmware updates here since nobody has bothered to [panasonic.com].
I wasn't aware of the hack, but I found the video showing it. Not sure if I'll try it, but thanks for the heads up!
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I wonder if this is the new price, and if Olympus will do something similar.
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I wonder if this is the new price, and if Olympus will do something similar.
Olympus is supposedly selling the E-M1 II for $1200 on BF. I'd go with the G9 for $200 less.
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I haven't used the GH5, but I thoroughly researched both to eventually decide on the G9. Here are the differences I can recall as it relates to video.
  • G9 is supposed to have better IBIS (6.5 stops of compensation vs 5 stops on the GH5)
  • G9 has somewhat better dynamic range
  • G9 has 120fps capable EVF at .83x, GH5 is .73x at 60fps max
  • GH5 has 50% more resolution on the touchscreen which is also .2" larger at 3.2"
  • GH5 has no 4K recording limits; G9 is 29:59 for 4K30 and 9:59 for 4K50 or 60
With the new firmware coming on Tuesday, it will be able to shoot 10-bit 4:2:2 which used to be a GH5 perk. Waveforms and V-LogL will be available as a $99 paid upgrade on the G9. I'm not sure if you have to pay for waveforms on the GH5, but I'm pretty sure V-LogL also ran $99 extra. Both bodies are getting AF improvements with the new firmware so I can only assume AF performance will be essentially equal.

To me the big difference is recording limits. Personally I tend to do shorter clips to edit together, so it doesn't matter for me. If you will be doing long form recording, the GH5 easily wins. Outside of that, for me it's the G9 all day.
Do you know if shooting at 1080 if the G9 has a 30 minute recording limit? Thanks!
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I own a Panasonic (GX85) and Sony (a7riii).


Stabilization in the Panasonic cameras work far better than the Sony. I think it's due to the smaller sensor having more space to move around. Image sensor quality doesn't matter if the images are blurry from shaky handholding. With the Panasonic I don't have to think about it at all since the stabilization works so well. With the Sony I always have to be conscious about proper handholding technique to keep the camera from shaking.


Also despite having the "better" sensor, Sony seems to process the sensor data in an inferior way when shooting video. DPReview does studio shots to compare image quality, and if you compare G9 to a7ii, the G9's image quality ends up being better https://i.imgur.com/EiwD2N2.jpg
Finally someone who understands why Panasonic Image quality despite being a m43 sensor is way better than Sonys
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Do you know if shooting at 1080 if the G9 has a 30 minute recording limit? Thanks!
I believe it's 30 minutes for all recording, except for 4K60 being 10 minutes. As I understand it, this was a limitation due to a recently expired EU rule/law which put extra taxes or something onto "video cameras" which they defined as recording for 30 minutes or more. I may have some details wrong but I believe that's the gist of it.
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My main camera with 42.5mm noctorne, 100-400mm zoom lens, and laowa 7.5mm. Great for portraits, landscape and bird watching. Amazing photo and video quality.

Highly recommend now that price is lowered.
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if you're talking low-light, sure, its hard to beat full-frame. If you're working in brighter light or longer focal lengths, then yeah, m4/3 will shine
This. Was out shooting landscapes in Banff/Jasper and upgraded to a Sony A7iii (have a GH4 which I'm thinking of selling now)...you can do crazy stuff on the files in post. e.g., shoot to preserve highlights and then lift the shadows so they're exposed properly (aka, black cat out of black image frame). m43 and APS-C don't have as much latitude.
What's annoying is some of the shots from my Note9 which does HDR looked really good too...not as good pixel peeping, but for posting on social media? Not a problem and no need for postprocessing in Lightroom.
I wish DSLR makers would use some of the same techniques as smartphone image sensors...we'd have crazy 20 stop dynamic range instead of only 13-14 stops :-)

IS on the A7iii is terrible compared to an old Pentax K20D though...thought it'd be better by a lot. And the weather sealing is non-existent (no seals on any doors)...no idea how Sony can claim it is. And the UI/ergos are a lot worse than Panasonic/Pentax.
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Finally someone who understands why Panasonic Image quality despite being a m43 sensor is way better than Sonys
only in video and barely that. further sony crushes panasonic in image quality...you can argue the fact a larger sensor is better for pictures.

but the g9 is excellent if your primary is video..in photos you are better off with a sony a6000.
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I believe it's 30 minutes for all recording, except for 4K60 being 10 minutes. As I understand it, this was a limitation due to a recently expired EU rule/law which put extra taxes or something onto "video cameras" which they defined as recording for 30 minutes or more. I may have some details wrong but I believe that's the gist of it.
Yep, a legacy of the EU law...one that they were more than willing to pay taxes on for a GH5 since they assumed most people were using it for video. Im a little surprised they didnt unlock that in the latest firmware
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In for one. Will be my 2nd one. Excellent camera, excellent system without breaking the bank 👌🏼
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Yep, a legacy of the EU law...one that they were more than willing to pay taxes on for a GH5 since they assumed most people were using it for video. Im a little surprised they didnt unlock that in the latest firmware
Maybe since they sold it as a stills camera it has to stay that way legally? More likely scenario, IMO, is that if the G9 didn't have a recording limit with this new firmware, why would anyone buy a GH5? 10-bit 4:2:2, V-Log, waveforms are all going to be available on the G9 and at a lower price point. Though I'm thoroughly shocked that they are bringing all of that to the G9 in the first place, but good on Panasonic for a massive update to a 2 year old body.
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Nice video on it! That video stabilization is so smooth!! Looking for a replacement on my aging D7200. Never even thought of Panasonic. Been eyeing the Sony models for awhile now. Guess this is a great micro 4/3s option.
How does it compare to D7200? I'm in the same boat looking for upgrade. Never done much video work. I see nikon d750 is going to be 1000 in Best Buy as well for b Friday. Thanks.
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Could you clarify what you mean by "street price"? I searched Slickdeals for "G9" but couldn't find any deal < 1k before, would be interested to know if there's other ways to find out cheap deals for cameras like the G9.
Many sites (Roberts Camera comes to the top of my mind) had G9 listed for 995$ even couple of months ago. KEH had "like new" listed for 900$ few weeks ago. G7's list price has been something whereas the real price is around 350-400$ for the body. Good thing is that G7 did not fall below the 350-400$ mark. G9 pricing is no different.

PS There is a reason why sub 1000 price for G9 did not appear in SD, until now. SD users are usually smart buyers.
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