The new flagship model in Panasonic’s G Series M4/3 cameras introduces a 25.2-megapixel Live MOS sensor and brings PDAF technology to the G Series line-up.

Angled view of the new Lumix G9II camera fitted with the updated Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 35-100mm f/2.8 Power O.I.S. lens. (Source: Panasonic.)

Released in the 15th year since the G series was launched, the new camera’s 25.2-megapixel Live MOS sensor brings a higher resolution to the Micro Four Thirds flagship and enables the introduction of Phase Detection Auto-Focus (PDAF) technology. A new image processor with twice the speed of the previous chip delivers fast response times and balances saturation and noise levels to deliver images with more than 13 stops of wide dynamic range. Check out our detailed ‘First Look’ article for full details of the new camera, which we received with the updated Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 35-100mm f/2.8 Power O.I.S lens.

The Lumix G9II camera is scheduled for release through leading photographic specialists in late October 2023.  It will be offered as a body alone (DC-G9M2GN) for AU$3299 or in kit format with the 12-60mm f 3.5-5.6 lens (DC-G9M2M) for AU$3599, with the Leica DG 12-60mm f/2.8-4 lens (DC-G9M2LEICA) for AU$4399 or as a ‘Pro’ kit with the Leica DG 12-35 f/2.8 lens (DC-G9M2LPRO) for AU$4799.

Concurrent with the release of the G9II is a new optional battery grip (DMW-BG1E), which is equipped with an eight-direction joystick and is compatible with the Lumix G9II as well as the current Lumix S5II and S5IIX models. It will carry an RRP of AU$599 and is due to go on sale in late October. Our detailed First Look at the new camera is available here.