Panasonic G9 and 200mm lens officially announced

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Preorder links:
Panasonic G9 at BHphoto. Amazon. Adorama. FocusCamera.
Panasonic-Leica 200mm lens at BHphoto. Amazon. Adorama. FocusCamera. Comes with 1.4 tele converter included!

2x converter at BHphoto. Amazon. Adorama.
G9 battery grip at BHphoto. Amazon. Adorama.
G9 battery charger at BHphoto. Amazon. Adorama.
G9 eye cup at BHphoto. Amazon. Adorama.
G9 shoulder strap at BHphoto. Amazon. Adorama.

Discussions:
Join the G9 Facebook group to discuss the camera details.

Previews Reviews and hands-on:
G9 at Jacob James. Photo-by-Richard. Photographyblog. CameraLabs. Damien Demolder. CameraJabber. Dpreview. Imaging Resource. CameraLabs. Fotomagazin. Lumix-Forum. G9 vs GH5 by CameraJabber. G9 vs GH5 real size comparison by Photographyblog.
200mm at Photo-by-Richard. CameraJabber. Damien Demolder. Photographyblog.

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G9 at 43rumors. Dpreview. Adorama. LeMondeDeLaphoto. Letsgodigital. Photolari. ThePhoBlographer. TheVerge. Systemkameraforum.
200mm lens at 43rumors. Imaging Resource. Photolari. Systemkameraforum.

Videos:

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LUMIX G9 first look: the ultimate photography camera
Panasonic LUMIX G9 Shooting Impression by Bence Máté
Introducing Panasonic LUMIX G9 – The photographer’s choice –

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Dpreview. Damien Demolder. Damien Demolder (200mm).

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Live now: Panasonic G9 presentation at TheCameraStoreTV

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Preorder links:
Panasonic G9 at BHphoto. Amazon. Adorama.
Panasonic-Leica 200mm lens at BHphoto. Amazon. Adorama. Comes with 1.4 tele converter included!

2x converter at BHphoto. Amazon. Adorama.
G9 battery grip at BHphoto. Amazon. Adorama.
G9 battery charger at BHphoto. Amazon. Adorama.
G9 eye cup at BHphoto. Amazon. Adorama.
G9 shoulder strap at BHphoto. Amazon. Adorama.

Discussions:
Join the G9 Facebook group to discuss the camera details.

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Press text: New Compact & Lightweight Super-Telephoto Lens with POWER O.I.S. – For Handheld 400mm Equivalent Telephoto Shooting

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Preorder links:
Panasonic G9 at BHphoto. Amazon. Adorama. FocusCamera. Buydig.
Panasonic-Leica 200mm lens at BHphoto. Amazon. Adorama. FocusCamera. Buydig.

New Compact & Lightweight Super-Telephoto Lens with POWER O.I.S. – For Handheld 400mm Equivalent Telephoto Shooting

  • Sharpest-ever corner to corner image quality in LUMIX history
  • Highly versatile lens – Perfect for wildlife and sports photography
  • High-speed, high-precision lens perfect for the contrast AF system for both photo and video recording

Panasonic introduces a new 200mm f/2.8 super-telephoto lens, the LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm / F2.8 / POWER O.I.S. (35 mm camera equivalent: 400 mm). The LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm / F2.8 / POWER O.I.S. is the first large aperture, super-telephoto fixed focal length lens named LEICA DG. It boasts the sharpest-ever corner to corner image quality in LUMIX G CSC (Compact System) camera history. Featuring a fast constant aperture lens in a compact, lightweight design, and thanks to the O.I.S (Optical Image Stabilizer) enables handheld super-telephoto shooting.

With its 400mm super-telephoto focal length equivalent and stunning performance, the LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm / F2.8 / POWER O.I.S. is suitable for wildlife and sports photographers. The bundled 1.4x Teleconverter (DMW-TC14) increases the focal length to 560mm (35mm camera equivalent) for getting closer to the action[1].

The fast F2.8 aperture lets you capture fast-moving subjects while the POWER O.I.S. effectively compensates for the hand-shake movement, making it easier to shoot even without a tripod or in low-light situations. The lens is compatible with Dual I.S.[2] (Image Stabilizer) and Dual I.S. 2[3] systems when mounted on the Panasonic LUMIX G CSC cameras for the most effective image stabilisation.

Complying to LEICA’s stringent quality standard, the lens is comprised of 15 elements in 13 groups, featuring two UED (Ultra Extra-low Dispersion) lenses. The use of UED lenses and the crystallization of Panasonic cutting-edge optical technology helps achieve high resolution, high contrast corner to corner images while suppressing distortion and chromatic aberration.

Incorporating a triple linear motor system and max.240 fps sensor drive, the new LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm / F2.8 / POWER O.I.S. achieves high-speed, high-precision AF system in both photo and video recording. This stunning AF performance is excellent for recording 4K video, where precise focusing is especially required. In addition, the micro-step drive system as part of the aperture control helps the camera to smoothly manages brightness changes while panning.

It boasts a rugged, dust/splash-proof design and are even freeze-proof up to -10℃ to withstand professional use under harsh conditions.

Offered in beautiful, metallic black colour, it perfectly matches LUMIX G CSC cameras.

The LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm / F2.8 / POWER O.I.S. can also be used with the 2.0x Teleconverter DMW-TC20 (optional accessory), which extends the focal length to 800mm (35mm camera equivalent) for capturing distant objects.

For the latest news and information, follow @LumixUK on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The Panasonic LEICA H-ES200 Lens will go on sale in December 2017 and will RRP at £2,699 (€3,099).

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• Some functions of H-ES200 cannot be used with DC-GH5. The firmware for DC-GH5 to fully comply with H-ES200 is scheduled to be released by the end of December, 2017.

• Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

• LEICA is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH.

• ELMARIT is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.

[1] The 1.4x Teleconverter (DMW-TC14) is also sold separately as an optional accessory.

[2] Dual I.S. is available on GX8, GX80.

[3] Dual I.S.2 is available on GH5, G9, G80.

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Press text: The Ultimate Outdoor & Wildlife Camera LUMIX G9 – featuring Amazing Picture Quality and an 80-megapixel High Resolution Mode

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Preorder links:
Panasonic G9 at BHphoto. Amazon. Adorama. FocusCamera. Buydig.
Panasonic-Leica 200mm lens at BHphoto. Amazon. Adorama. FocusCamera. Buydig.

The Ultimate Outdoor & Wildlife Camera LUMIX G9 – featuring Amazing Picture Quality and an 80-megapixel High Resolution Mode

  • Highest picture quality in the history of LUMIX cameras
  • Advanced Body I.S. (Image Stabilizer) and Dual I.S.
  • Outstanding tracking performance and high-speed, high-precision AF

Panasonic is proud to introduce a new flagship Compact System Camera, the LUMIX G9 boasts outstanding mobility with ultra-high-speed response. Evolving from the GH5’s high performance, the LUMIX G9 achieves the highest-ever image quality in photo shooting by elevating resolution, gradation and colour reproduction with its 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor without low-pass filter. A High Resolution mode is also added that provides stunning 80-megapixel equivalent images in JPEG /RAW formats in the camera. The Venus Engine renders high-precision yet natural images with its Multipixel Luminance Generation and Intelligent Detail Processing.

The Body I.S. (Image Stabilizer) in the LUMIX G9 is dramatically improved, making it possible to use 6.5-stop slower shutter speed. This is achieved by a more accurate calculation of shake in various shooting conditions, utilizing information of angular velocity and motion vector acquired not only from the gyro-sensor but also from the image sensor and accelerometer sensor.

Combining B.I.S. (Body Image Stabilizer, 5-axis) and O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer, 2-axis), the 5-axis Dual I.S. (Image Stabilizer) 2[1] in the LUMIX G9 compensates for larger movements that were conventionally uncontrollable. Maximizing both O.I.S and B.I.S. is highly beneficial in telephoto shots and in adverse situations, such as at night or with one-handed shooting.

The 5-axis Dual I.S. 2 works for both photo and motion picture recording, including 4K video.

The high-speed, high-precision AF with Depth from Defocus (DFD) technology achieves the world’s fastest[2] AF speed of 0.04 sec[3], which is the fastest in the industry[4]. With its high tracking performance, the LUMIX G9 never loses the target.

The LUMIX G9 also boasts the fastest-in-class[5] 20 fps (AFC) / 60 fps (AFS) in 20.3-megapixel full resolution to capture those unmissable moments. Complying with 6K/4K PHOTO, users can choose the most suitable burst shooting mode in addition to the regular consecutive shooting mode depending on the situation.

The LUMIX G9 has the largest-in-class[6] LVF (Live View Finder) with a stunningly high magnification ratio of approx.1.66x / 0.83x (35mm camera equivalent). No blackouts occur even in high-speed burst shooting[7]. Night mode and an AF Point Scope function are also integrated.

Adoption of OLED for the LVF achieves smooth display at 120 fps and high speed response with minimum lag of less than 0.005 sec as well as 10,000:1 high contrast for exceptional visibility.

To withstand heavy field use, the LUMIX G9 is constructed of a magnesium alloy full die-cast front / rear frame and is not only splash proof[8] and dustproof but also freezeproof down to -10 degrees centigrade. The largest-in-class Status LCD on the top makes shooting even easier and more comfortable. For the rear monitor, a 3.0-inch free-angle LCD in 3:2 aspect with 1,040K-dot high resolution is equipped. The G9 has a double SD Memory Card slot, compatible with the high-speed, high-capacity UHS-II.

The LUMIX G9 includes Bluetooth and Wi-Fi® connectivity to offer a more flexible shooting experience and instant image sharing with easy operation. Compatibility with Bluetooth 4.2 (called BLE: Bluetooth Low Energy) enables constant connection with a smartphone or tablet with minimum power consumption. For Wi-Fi, 5GHz (IEEE802.11ac) can be selected in addition to the conventional 2.4GHz (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) for an even more secure and stable connection.

The Panasonic LUMIX G9 will be available from January 2018 in three kit options;

  • Body Only (RRP: £1,499 / €1,729)
  • M Kit – Panasonic Lumix G9 & Panasonic 12-60mm Lens (RRP: £1,699/€1,929)
  • L Kit – Panasonic Lumix G9 & LEICA 12-60mm Lens (RRP: £2,019 / €2,329)

For the latest news and information, follow @LumixUK on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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[1] 5-Axis Dual I.S.2 can be used with the following lenses as of November 8, 2017: H-FS14140, H-RS100400, H-ES200, H-ES12060, H-HSA12035, H-HSA35100, H-FSA45200 and H-FSA100300. Firmware update is required for some lenses.

[2] With H-ES12060, as a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera, as of November 8, 2017

[3] In 1-Area AF, at wide-end with H-ES12060 (CIPA) in LVF120 fps setting.

[4] As a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera, as of November 8, 2017.

[5] As a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera, as of November 8, 2017.

[6] As a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera, as of November 8, 2017.

[7] In AFC 20 fps/ AFS 60 fps setting.

[8] Splash Proof is a term used to describe an extra level of protection this camera offers against exposure to a minimal amount of moisture, water or dust. Splash Proof does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this camera is subjected to direct contact with water.

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Panasonic G9 pricing: 1699€ for the body and 2299 € with the 12-60mm kit lens

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This is the price of the G9 as we rumored many times here on 43rumors. And here are the specs google translated from Japanese:

Sensor: Micro 4/3 (17.3 x 13 mm) 20.3 Mpxl without low-pass filter
Maximum definition: 5184×3888 [4: 3] Frame / Coefficient: Micro 4/3, 2x
Sensitivity: 100 – 25600 Iso
Video: 4K on all the sensor, 150 Mb / s maximum
File formats: Jpeg, RAW, MP4 (H.264)
Case protection: tropicalisation
Stabilizer: 5 axis on the case, double stabilization with the lens
Aim: electronic, 9.83x Oled tile 3680 kpts
Monitor: 3 ” touch on ball joint, 1040 kpts
Built-in flash: no, external optional
WiFi / Bluetooth / GPS: yes / yes / no
Autofocus: DFD on 255 collimators
Speeds: 1/8000 s – 60 s, Bulb (30 min max)
Gusts: 20 fps (AF-C), 60 fps (AF-S)
White balance: auto, day, cloudy, shadow, glowing, flash, custom
Various photo and video settings: NC
Storage: 2 SD UHS-II slots
Interfaces: USB 3.0, HDMI, remote control, microphone input, headphone output
Power supply: Li-ion (7.2V, 1860mAh, 14Wh) 400 triggers (LiveView), 380 (EVF)
Accessories: Belt, USB cable, charger
Dimensions / Weight: 136.9 x 97.3 x 91.6 mm / 658 g (with battery and SD card)

Join the G9 Facebook group to discuss the camera details.

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