Panasonic blended the our bodies from its Lumix GX85 and GX8 to design the GX9, and I’ve obtained blended emotions about that. It appears to herald the merging of the 2 digital camera strains, which might make sense — one’s barely lower-end than the opposite, however they’re actually not that a lot completely different. And whereas it retains the tilting digital viewfinder, the most effective function of the GX8, a few of the different good points of the GX8 have made method for a few of the not-as-nice ones from the GX85.

The GX9 shall be $1,000 for a equipment with the 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 lens when it ships in March. (I haven’t got pricing for the UK or Australia, however that straight converts to roughly £720 and AU$1,270.) That is what the GX8 launched at for simply the physique, so the value has basically dropped to the place the GX85’s was at its debut, and with a greater equipment lens.

On the within, it has a brand new sensor which drops the blurring antialiasing filter (although it is the identical decision as earlier than). It additionally has a brand new shutter mechanism with much less vibration and has been introduced updated with all the newest Panasonic options. Plus, Bluetooth replaces NFC for connectivity, whereas the highest retains the extra enthusiast-oriented management format of the GX8.

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