(Pocket-lint) - There's a new Panasonic flagship mirrorless camera in town. And it's aiming at the pro DSLR market.
The Panasonic Lumix G9 is squarely pitched as a pro-photographer camera, with a 20-megapixel Live MOS sensor, superfast autofocus with 0.04s acquisition and 125-areas, and 3,680k dot 120fps electronic viewfinder.
A 1,040k dot vari-angle LCD touchscreen can also be found on the rear, which is more common for mirrorless models, but less so is a DSLR-like status LCD screen on the top of the body.
Image stabilisation offers the equivalent of 6.5-stops, and the camera takes Micro Four Thirds lenses.
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It is capable of recording video at 4K 60fps, although one of the more interesting additional features is the ability to take up to 80-megapixel stills through its High-Res mode. That means the camera takes four separate pictures - shifting the sensor a pixel at a time in different directions - to broaden the image to massive proportions.
And when couple with a new 200mm f/2.8 Leica lens the end results have the potential to be breathtaking.
The Panasonic Lumix G9 will be available from 1 January 2018 priced at £1,500 for the body, or £2,020 with a 12-60mm f/2.8-4 Leica lens. Alternatively, you will be able to get a bundle with the body and Panasonic 12-16mm f/3.5-5.6 lens for £1,670.