Panasonic Lumix G9 review

Panasonic commits to stills photography with its new high-speed, high-end mirrorless camera

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Panasonic Lumix G9 lab tests

Colour error

We’ve pitched the G9 against the Fujifilm X-T20, Nikon D500 and Olympus OM-D E-M1 II, and it comes out joint top for colour accuracy alongside the Nikon D500. It’s a very good result from both cameras.

Signal-to-noise ratio (Raw)

Despite its smaller MFT sensor, The G9 is unexpectedly strong here, closely matching the Fujifilm X-T20 and its excellent X-Trans sensor. We did note that Adobe Camera Raw produces much noisier high-ISO results than Panasonic’s own Raw software, though.

Dynamic range

The G9 also delivers very good dynamic range right across the ISO range, along with the Olympus, which is just slightly behind. Both buck the conventional wisdom that larger sensors deliver the best dynamic range – not this time!