As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 is also often compared to boutiques, travel zooms and pro digicams. The Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Alpha a6300 and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-G9 and the Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200))

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 compared to other mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,240k dots vs 1,040k dots), slightly larger viewfinder (0.67x vs 0.59x), has a touch screen, significantly more lenses available (108 lenses vs 62 lenses) and is newer (february 2018 vs january 2017).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), it's body is not weather sealed, lacks and external mic jack, has a slightly shorter battery life (260 shots vs 400 shots) and users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection).

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
2 years older

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the Lumix DC-GX9)

  • Weather sealed
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the Lumix DC-GX9)

  • No touch screen
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,240k dots
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.46x vs 0.67x

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and Lumix DC-GX9

  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×49 mm) vs Mid size (124×72×47 mm)
  • Thin: 1.9" vs 1.9"
  • Light weight: 404 g vs 407 g

Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M5
1 year older
$565 - $679 (body only)
$679 - $799 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M5 (vs the Lumix DC-GX9)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 1,240k dots
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M5 (vs the Lumix DC-GX9)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the EOS M5 and Lumix DC-GX9

  • High resolution screens: 1,620k dots vs 1,240k dots
  • Inexpensive: $564.89 vs $783.99
  • Light weight: 427 g vs 407 g

Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

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3 months older
$1,198 - $2,046 (body only)
$1,898 - $1,899 12-60mm lens

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

  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.80x vs 0.67x
  • Weather sealed
  • Has an external mic jack

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

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

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

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

Sony a6400

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1 year newer
$898 (body only)
$971 - $998 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the a6400 (vs the Lumix DC-GX9)

  • Weather sealed
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the a6400 (vs the Lumix DC-GX9)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,240k dots
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.46x vs 0.67x
  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 108 lenses

common strengths of the a6400 and Lumix DC-GX9

  • Light weight: 403 g vs 407 g
  • Inexpensive: $898.00 vs $783.99
  • Each has a built-in flash

Fujifilm X-T20

Fujifilm X-T20
1 year older
$699 - $749 (body only)
$700 - $999 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T20 (vs the Lumix DC-GX9)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the X-T20 (vs the Lumix DC-GX9)

  • Lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,240k dots
  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the X-T20 and Lumix DC-GX9

  • Fairly small: Mid size (118×83×41 mm) vs Mid size (124×72×47 mm)
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.9"
  • Light weight: 383 g vs 407 g

Olympus OM-D E-M10 III

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5 months older

Significant advantages of the OM-D E-M10 III (vs the Lumix DC-GX9)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the OM-D E-M10 III (vs the Lumix DC-GX9)

  • Lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,240k dots

common strengths of the OM-D E-M10 III and Lumix DC-GX9

  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Thin: 2" vs 1.9"
  • Light weight: 410 g vs 407 g

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 compared to boutique competitors include: it has a touch screen, has a screen which flips out, is newer (february 2018 vs october 2017), has interchangeable lenses and has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 204,800 ISO), it's body is not weather sealed, lacks and external mic jack and has a slightly shorter battery life (260 shots vs 310 shots).

Leica D-Lux 7

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9 months newer
$1,195

Significant advantages of the D-Lux 7 (vs the Lumix DC-GX9)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly longer battery life: 340 shots vs 260 shots
  • Much longer exposures: 1800 seconds vs 60 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the D-Lux 7 (vs the Lumix DC-GX9)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.34x vs 0.67x

common strengths of the D-Lux 7 and Lumix DC-GX9

  • Fairly small: Standard size (118×66×64 mm) vs Mid size (124×72×47 mm)
  • Light weight: 403 g vs 407 g
  • Inexpensive: $1,195.00 vs $783.99

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

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6 months newer
$898

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-LX100 II (vs the Lumix DC-GX9)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly longer battery life: 340 shots vs 260 shots
  • Much longer exposures: 1800 seconds vs 60 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-LX100 II (vs the Lumix DC-GX9)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.34x vs 0.67x

common strengths of the Lumix DC-LX100 II and Lumix DC-GX9

  • Fairly small: Standard size (115×66×64 mm) vs Mid size (124×72×47 mm)
  • Light weight: 392 g vs 407 g
  • Inexpensive: $897.99 vs $783.99

Nikon Z6

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6 months newer
$1,764 - $1,997

Significant advantages of the Z6 (vs the Lumix DC-GX9)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 204,800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 1,240k dots
  • Larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the Z6 (vs the Lumix DC-GX9)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Larger: Prosumer size (134×101×68 mm) vs Mid size (124×72×47 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 675 g vs 407 g

common strengths of the Z6 and Lumix DC-GX9

  • Flip-out screens

Fujifilm XF10

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5 months newer
$449

Significant advantages of the XF10 (vs the Lumix DC-GX9)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Longer battery life: 330 shots vs 260 shots

Significant disadvantages of the XF10 (vs the Lumix DC-GX9)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Screen does not flip out
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the XF10 and Lumix DC-GX9

  • Fairly small: Mid size (113×64×41 mm) vs Mid size (124×72×47 mm)
  • Light weight: 279 g vs 407 g
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.9"

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III

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4 months older
$1,099

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G1 X Mark III (vs the Lumix DC-GX9)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G1 X Mark III (vs the Lumix DC-GX9)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the PowerShot G1 X Mark III and Lumix DC-GX9

  • Fairly small: Standard size (115×78×51 mm) vs Mid size (124×72×47 mm)
  • Flip-out screens
  • Thin: 2" vs 1.9"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
3 years older
$538 - $598

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the Lumix DC-GX9)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the Lumix DC-GX9)

  • No touch screen
  • Built-in lens only
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DMC-LX100 and Lumix DC-GX9

  • Fairly small: Mid size (115×66×55 mm) vs Mid size (124×72×47 mm)
  • Light weight: 393 g vs 407 g
  • Thin: 2.2" vs 1.9"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it takes slightly higher resolution photos (20.2 MP vs 9.7 MP), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), has a screen which flips out, much larger viewfinder (0.67x vs 0.09x) and has interchangeable lenses.

However, on average it has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (9 fps vs 24 fps), has a slightly shorter battery life (260 shots vs 370 shots), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and has slightly fewer focus points (49 vs 315).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

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6 months newer
$448

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the Lumix DC-GX9)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the Lumix DC-GX9)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.09x vs 0.67x
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,240k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20.2 MP

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 and Lumix DC-GX9

  • None found

Leica C-Lux

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4 months newer
$999 - $1,050

Significant advantages of the C-Lux (vs the Lumix DC-GX9)

  • Much longer battery life: 370 shots vs 260 shots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the C-Lux (vs the Lumix DC-GX9)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.19x vs 0.67x
  • Built-in lens only
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the C-Lux and Lumix DC-GX9

  • High resolution screens: 1,240k dots vs 1,240k dots
  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20.2 MP

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200)

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Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200) (vs the Lumix DC-GX9)

  • Much longer battery life: 370 shots vs 260 shots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200) (vs the Lumix DC-GX9)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.19x vs 0.67x
  • Built-in lens only
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200) and Lumix DC-GX9

  • High resolution screens: 1,240k dots vs 1,240k dots
  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20.2 MP

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI

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3 months newer
$1,198

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the Lumix DC-GX9)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Shoots much faster: 24 fps vs 9 fps
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the Lumix DC-GX9)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.22x vs 0.67x
  • Built-in lens only
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and Lumix DC-GX9

  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,240k dots
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20.2 MP

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,240k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes slightly higher resolution photos (20.2 MP vs 10 MP), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), has a touch screen and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and has slightly fewer focus points (49 vs 315).

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
2 years older
$532 - $649

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the Lumix DC-GX9)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the Lumix DC-GX9)

  • Built-in lens only
  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and Lumix DC-GX9

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Have touch screens

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6
5 years older
$848

Significant advantages of the D-Lux 6 (vs the Lumix DC-GX9)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly longer battery life: 330 shots vs 260 shots

Significant disadvantages of the D-Lux 6 (vs the Lumix DC-GX9)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,240k dots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the D-Lux 6 and Lumix DC-GX9

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Support external flash
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA

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5 months newer
$998

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA (vs the Lumix DC-GX9)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Shoots much faster: 24 fps vs 9 fps
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA (vs the Lumix DC-GX9)

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

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA and Lumix DC-GX9

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,240k dots
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20.2 MP