Panasonic G9 and Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f/2.8 lens officially announced

The Panasonic G9 camera and Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f/2.8 POWER O.I.S. lens are now officially announced.

The Lumix G9 is the company’s first mirrorless camera aimed specifically at professional stills photographers. The camera offers the same 20MP Four Thirds sensor as the video-centric GH5, but with tweaked image processing for better JPEG image quality. The Panasonic G9 is able to shift its sensor eight times to create an 80MP Raw image with ultra-high resolution.

The specs list includes ‘Depth from Defocus’ AF system which offers 225 selectable points and improvements in both speed and subject tracking. It provide 20 fps with continuous autofocus using its electronic shutter (9 fps with mechanical) and 60 fps with single AF (12 fps with mechanical). The buffer allows for up to 50 Raw images to be captured in a single burst.

The Lumix G9 can capture UHD 4K videos at up to 60 fps, with a maximum bitrate of 150Mbps. You can shoot slo-mo video at up to 60 fps in 4K and 180 fps at Full HD. The G9 can use its video capabilities to capture both 6K and 4K stills.

Panasonic G9 and Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f/2.8 lens becomes official

Panasonic Lumix G9

  • 20.3MP Digital Live MOS Sensor
  • Venus Engine Image Processor
  • UHD 4K60p Video; 80MP High-Res Shot Mode
  • 5-Axis 6.5 Stops Sensor Stabilization; Dual I.S. 2
  • 0.83x 3.68m-Dot OLED Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Free-Angle Touchscreen
  • Top Status LCD; Rear Joystick
  • Advanced DFD AF System; 6K PHOTO
  • ISO 25600 and 60 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Dual UHS-II SD Slots; Wi-Fi & Bluetooth
  • US price: $1,699
  • Additional information
  • Panasonic G9 press release
  • Pre-order: B&H | Adorama |Amazon

Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f/2.8 POWER O.I.S. lens

The optic is weather-sealed and freezeproof. It features 15 elements, 2 of which are ‘ultra extra-low dispersion’. The lens has also built-in image stabilization. The 200mm F2.8 is compatible with the Dual IS systems built into most modern Panasonic mirrorless cameras.

The Leica DG 200mm f/2.8 lens features a triple linear focus motor system with a 240 fps sensor drive speed along with a ‘micro-step’ drive system that allows for precise aperture control. The lens will be available with a 1.4x teleconverter, giving a 560mm (f/4) equivalent, or with a 2.0x teleconverter giving a 800mm equivalent.

  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 400mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Two Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Nano Surface Coating
  • Triple Linear Autofocus Motor
  • POWER Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Focus Control Limiter; Focus Memory
  • Splash, Dust, and Freezeproof Design
  • DMW-TC14 1.4x Teleconverter Included
  • US price: $2,999
  • Additional information
  • Leica 200mm f/2.8 lens press release
  • Pre-order: B&H | Adorama |Amazon

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