Panasonic G9 vs G9 II: how much better is the new Lumix Micro Four Thirds flagship?

Panasonic Lumix G9 II vs Lumix G9
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The Panasonic Lumix G9 II is a very welcome camera launch. It’s a shot in the arm for the Micro Four Thirds format, and a very interesting high-end hybrid camera in its own right, promising strong competition for Sony, Canon, Fujifilm and the rest.

But Panasonic had a hard act to follow. Our Panasonic Lumix G9 II vs Lumix G9 comparison shows just how much more advanced the new model is compared to the old one, but also reveals just how good the original Lumix G9 still is. It was launched way back in 2017, but in many ways it was a camera ahead of its time. AND you can still buy it, for half the price of the model that replaces it.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at