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Panasonic has announced the new LUMIX G9, Credit: Panasonic

Panasonic has announced its new flagship mirrorless camera, the LUMIX G9, which will offer 4K video at up to 60fps.

Designed with wildlife photographers in mind, the camera comes off the back of the top-of-the-range LUMIX GH5 that was released earlier in 2017.

The company claims it will have the best LUMIX image quality yet, with an 80-megapixel camera high resolution mode for capturing stills. But what about video?

The new camera will have an 80-megapixel high resolution mode, Credit: Panasonic

Panasonic claims that the camera can record 4K (3840 x 2160) and HD video at up to 60fps, with a bit-rate of 150Mbps and a 4:2:0 eight-bit colour output.

The LUMIX G9 also features the company’s 6K Photo and 4K Photo offshoot modes to let users extract 8-megapixel stills from 4K footage at 60fps. It is even possible to capture 18-megapixel stills from 6K at 30fps.

Videographers will also be pleased to note that there’s a 3.5mm microphone port and 3.5mm headphone socket.

 

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In terms of camera shake, the LUMIX G9 should also be able to compensate for this more effectively thanks to a new five-axis Dual I.S II image stabiliser as it now offers 6.5 stops of shake compensation.

It comes with a standard range of ISO 200-25,600, which can be expanded to ISO 100 at the low end.

To read our first impressions check out our first look article on Trusted Reviews.

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In terms of pricing, the more expensive of two lens kits will see it bundled with the Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm f/2.8-4 ASPH OIS for £2019.99.

The cheaper lens kit comes with a LUMIX G Vario 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS lens for £1669.99.

The body-only price of the LUMIX G9 will be £1,499.