As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 is also often compared to pro DSLRs, boutiques, pro digicams, super zooms and travel zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DC-G9's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the OM-D E-M1X and the OM-D E-M1 Mark II) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-GX9 and the Lumix DMC-G85)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 compared to other mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it much larger viewfinder (0.80x vs 0.46x), slightly more lenses available (108 lenses vs 62 lenses) and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it doesn't shoot as fast continuously (20 fps vs 60 fps), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection), is slightly larger (professional size (137×97×92 mm) vs prosumer size (133×93×59 mm)), is thicker (3.6" vs 2.3") and is less popular.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

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1 year newer
$2,999 (body only)
$3,798 12-40mm lens

Significant advantages of the OM-D E-M1X (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 20 fps
  • Much longer battery life: 870 shots vs 400 shots
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the OM-D E-M1X (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Significantly heavier: 997 g vs 658 g

common strengths of the OM-D E-M1X and Lumix DC-G9

  • Fast continuous shooting: 60 fps vs 20 fps
  • Weather sealed
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9

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3 months newer
$784 (body only)
$798 12-60mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GX9 (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Higher resolution screen: 1,240k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Much smaller: Mid size (124×72×47 mm) vs Professional size (137×97×92 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.9" vs 3.6"

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GX9 (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.67x vs 0.80x
  • No weather sealing
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GX9 and Lumix DC-G9

  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85
1 year older
$695 - $698 12-60mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-G85 (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Smaller: Prosumer size (128×89×74 mm) vs Professional size (137×97×92 mm)
  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-G85 (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.36x vs 0.80x

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-G85 and Lumix DC-G9

  • Weather sealed
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500
1 year older
$1,098 (body only)
$1,498 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Much smaller: Mid size (120×67×53 mm) vs Professional size (137×97×92 mm)
  • Much thinner: 2.1" vs 3.6"

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.46x vs 0.80x
  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the Alpha a6500 and Lumix DC-G9

  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
1 year older
$1,699 - $2,049 (body only)
$1,998 12-40mm lens

Significant advantages of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 20 fps
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Smaller: Prosumer size (134×91×67 mm) vs Professional size (137×97×92 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.36x vs 0.80x

common strengths of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II and Lumix DC-G9

  • Fast continuous shooting: 60 fps vs 20 fps
  • Weather sealed
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses

Fujifilm X-T3

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10 months newer
$1,399 (body only)
$1,699 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T3 (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size (133×93×59 mm) vs Professional size (137×97×92 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 2.3" vs 3.6"

Significant disadvantages of the X-T3 (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the X-T3 and Lumix DC-G9

  • Weather sealed
  • Fast continuous shooting: 20 fps vs 20 fps
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it significantly larger viewfinder (0.80x vs 0.62x), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a touch screen, shoots faster continuously (20 fps vs 7 fps) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (20.2 MP vs 30.1 MP), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism) and significantly fewer lenses available (108 lenses vs 220 lenses).

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
4 years older
$949 - $1,399 (body only)
$1,275 - $1,799 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D Mark II (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly more lenses available: 220 lenses vs 108 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the 7D Mark II (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Shoots much slower: 10 fps vs 20 fps
  • Many fewer focus points: 65 vs 225
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.62x vs 0.80x

common strengths of the 7D Mark II and Lumix DC-G9

  • Very fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 20 fps
  • Inexpensive: $949.00 vs $1,197.99

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
1 year older
$2,219 - $2,999 (body only)
$2,558 - $3,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark IV (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much higher true resolution: 30.1 MP vs 20.2 MP
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 1,040k dots

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark IV (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Shoots much slower: 7 fps vs 20 fps
  • Many fewer focus points: 61 vs 225
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.80x

common strengths of the 5D Mark IV and Lumix DC-G9

  • None found

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 compared to boutique competitors include: it has a weather sealed body, shoots faster continuously (20 fps vs 8 fps), has a screen which flips out, significantly larger viewfinder (0.80x vs 0.34x) and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 2,100k dots), is slightly larger (professional size (137×97×92 mm) vs standard size (118×66×64 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and has slightly fewer focus points (225 vs 5,655).

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

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9 months newer
$898

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-LX100 II (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (115×66×64 mm) vs Professional size (137×97×92 mm)
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly thinner: 2.5" vs 3.6"

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-LX100 II (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Shoots much slower: 11 fps vs 20 fps
  • Built-in lens only
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.34x vs 0.80x

common strengths of the Lumix DC-LX100 II and Lumix DC-G9

  • Inexpensive: $897.99 vs $1,197.99

Leica D-Lux 7

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1 year newer
$1,195

Significant advantages of the D-Lux 7 (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (118×66×64 mm) vs Professional size (137×97×92 mm)
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly thinner: 2.5" vs 3.6"

Significant disadvantages of the D-Lux 7 (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Shoots much slower: 11 fps vs 20 fps
  • Built-in lens only
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.34x vs 0.80x

common strengths of the D-Lux 7 and Lumix DC-G9

  • Inexpensive: $1,195.00 vs $1,197.99

Canon EOS R

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10 months newer
$1,994 - $2,299

Significant advantages of the EOS R (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Many more focus points: 5,655 vs 225
  • Larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the EOS R (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Shoots much slower: 8 fps vs 20 fps
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the EOS R and Lumix DC-G9

  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 400 shots
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), has a touch screen, has a weather sealed body, much larger viewfinder (0.80x vs 0.22x) and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, is slightly larger (professional size (137×97×92 mm) vs mid size (106×60×42 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and is thicker (3.6" vs 1.7").

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
7 years older
$496 - $498

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Built-in flash
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Built-in lens only
  • No touch screen
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and Lumix DC-G9

  • Capture very high resolution images: 20.9 MP vs 20.2 MP
  • Flip-out screens
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
1 year older
$998 - $1,010

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Built-in flash
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (102×58×41 mm) vs Professional size (137×97×92 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Much shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 400 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V and Lumix DC-G9

  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20.2 MP
  • Flip-out screens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA

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8 months newer
$998

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Built-in flash
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (102×58×41 mm) vs Professional size (137×97×92 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Much shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 400 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA and Lumix DC-G9

  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20.2 MP
  • Flip-out screens
  • Announced: July 2018 vs November 2017

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)
1 year older

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Built-in flash
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (106×60×42 mm) vs Professional size (137×97×92 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.7" vs 3.6"

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 260 shots vs 400 shots
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) and Lumix DC-G9

  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Have touch screens
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20.2 MP

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
2 years older
$650 - $898

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 IV (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Built-in flash
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (102×58×41 mm) vs Professional size (137×97×92 mm)
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 IV (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Built-in lens only
  • Much shorter battery life: 280 shots vs 400 shots

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 IV and Lumix DC-G9

  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20.2 MP
  • Flip-out screens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (professional size (137×97×92 mm) vs large (138×102×135 mm)), takes significantly higher resolution photos (20.2 MP vs 9.7 MP), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), has a touch screen and has a weather sealed body.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), is older (november 2017 vs july 2018) and is significantly more expensive ($1,197.99 vs $477.79).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)
1 year older

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Built-in flash
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Significantly fewer focus points: 49 vs 225
  • Shoots slower: 12 fps vs 20 fps

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) and Lumix DC-G9

  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20.2 MP
  • Have touch screens

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II

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1 year newer
$898

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ1000 II (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Built-in flash
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ1000 II (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Built-in lens only
  • Significantly fewer focus points: 49 vs 225

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ1000 II and Lumix DC-G9

  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20.2 MP
  • Have touch screens

Nikon Coolpix B600

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1 year newer
$327

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B600 (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Built-in flash
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B600 (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20.2 MP

common strengths of the Coolpix B600 and Lumix DC-G9

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (122×82×99 mm) vs Professional size (137×97×92 mm)
  • Light weight: 500 g vs 658 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 3.6"

Nikon Coolpix P1000

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8 months newer
$849 - $997

Significant advantages of the Coolpix P1000 (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Built-in flash
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix P1000 (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Much larger: 146×119×181 mm vs Professional size (137×97×92 mm)
  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 400 shots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

common strengths of the Coolpix P1000 and Lumix DC-G9

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

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10 months newer
$478 - $549

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX70 HS (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Built-in flash
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX70 HS (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20.2 MP
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the PowerShot SX70 HS and Lumix DC-G9

  • Fairly small: Large (127×91×117 mm) vs Professional size (137×97×92 mm)
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Light weight: 608 g vs 658 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it takes significantly higher resolution photos (20.2 MP vs 9.7 MP), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), has a weather sealed body, shoots faster continuously (20 fps vs 10 fps) and slightly better viewfinder coverage (100% vs 98%).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, is significantly larger (professional size (137×97×92 mm) vs mid size (102×58×43 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and is older (november 2017 vs january 2019).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI

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6 months newer
$1,198

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Built-in flash
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (102×58×43 mm) vs Professional size (137×97×92 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.22x vs 0.80x
  • Much shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 400 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and Lumix DC-G9

  • Fast continuous shooting: 24 fps vs 20 fps
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20.2 MP

Leica C-Lux

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7 months newer
$999 - $1,050

Significant advantages of the C-Lux (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Built-in flash
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (113×67×46 mm) vs Professional size (137×97×92 mm)
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the C-Lux (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.19x vs 0.80x
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the C-Lux and Lumix DC-G9

  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20.2 MP
  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 400 shots

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95)

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Built-in flash
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (112×69×42 mm) vs Professional size (137×97×92 mm)
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.09x vs 0.80x
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

common strengths of the Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) and Lumix DC-G9

  • Great battery life: 380 shots vs 400 shots

Nikon Coolpix A1000

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1 year newer
$477

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Built-in flash
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (114×72×41 mm) vs Professional size (137×97×92 mm)
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 400 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

common strengths of the Coolpix A1000 and Lumix DC-G9

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

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9 months newer
$448

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Built-in flash
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Professional size (137×97×92 mm)
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the Lumix DC-G9)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.09x vs 0.80x
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20.2 MP

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 and Lumix DC-G9

  • None found