It’s for the raw files. This camera will replace my omd-5 mkii when it will come back for the second time from repair services, the well-know deficiency but never talk about by reviewers : Burn evf using high diopter… ( an Evf made by Epson by-the-way). As for the color profile, my wife and I feel that Panasonic is going for a Canon-esque look with default AWB and color profile with a bias towards magenta. It’s probably also indicative of corporate culture as a whole, which in turn has something to do with the current state of affairs there. And, prior to this, I thought the pics in your other reviews actually had the best quality of any review site I’ve seen. I wanted to use the wireless flash technique, but was not provided the add on tiny flash unit. Seems like a great camera but for the price you can get an XT20 + 18 55mm f2.8-f4 + 55 200mm f3.5 f4.8. I’m thoroughly impressed by what Panasonic has achieved with the Depth From Defocus (DFD) for continuous AF. Odd comment vs. image –citing patches at eyebrows, i.e.– for shooting iso6400 :: IMO, the JPEG looks MUCH better than the RAW, both in smoothness & color, and e.g. Great for seamless switching from RAW to JPEG, Color to If you can control these variables, then you can get a whopping 80MP image output. I think it’s almost like old Agfa slide film – that magenta. ・ The software to edit and playback images on computer is not bundled with this camera. imaging I used the default setting H1 on the ring dial at the top left of the camera. Christian, G9, the camera operates with extended shooting time. Robin, have you tried the G85? ha ha ha I believed that was only my imagination. All images shown here were shot in RAW,  except the sequential burst shots which were shot in JPEG (for my sanity). As always, this is an independent review and neither Ming Thein nor I are associated with Panasonic Malaysia. portraiture and more. The Fuji fanboys are crazier than the Canon freaks for sure! Panasonic 7-14mm, F6.3, 1/500, ISO200, High Res Shot. to raws. These optional, precision-crafted Also their lenses seem to have a higher contrast. 6000 x 3000 effective pixel count) that the 6K image manages. Panasonic 12-60mm, F20, 1/5, ISO200, hand-held, Panasonic 12-60mm, F8, 4 seconds, ISO100, hand-held, Panasonic 12-60mm, F10, 5 seconds, ISO200, hand-held. How about low and optimum ISO performance? We are not important at all; it’s only conventional print media and Japanese/ Caucasian ‘celebrity’ photographers (at least that’s what I was told in the past). and control. What do you think? The 20fps is only possible via the electronic shutter – you’re limited to 9fps with the mechnical shutter. ・ This software is used to control a Panasonic digital camera from a PC. also exceeds in both photo and video recording, including 4K video. There were moments when the AF failed to lock focus, and then the EVF/LCD screen went completely black for a couple seconds, before returning to normal. I am not a sports photographer and I rarely shoot fast action subjects. However, I can understand those migrating from DSLR to instinctively glance through that top plate for important settings. Thanks for your wise words , however economics also creep into the equation as currently the G9 ‘kit’ ( std. I use DXO Photolab and you can apply camera profile from quite a selection of cameras like many canons etc. From what I can make out from the Panasonic manual these features should work for any AF lens. Now, I also have a Sony A7, and I can tell you, I don’t like the colour profiles as well. 5184x2920(L) / 3840x2160(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 10368x5832(XL)* / 7296x4104(LL)* / 3840x2160(4K PHOTO) *High Resolution Mode. Facial skin tone is something that we, as humans, are very susceptible to and readily spot if something isn’t quite right. Panasonic's Lumix G9 It’s been a little less than ten months since I first had the opportunity to shoot a pre-production model of the Lumix G9. POWER … ***** / Live View Boost*****, Wi-Fi / LVF/Monitor Switch / Rec/Playback Switch / Slot Change / 6K/4K Photo Play / Delete Single / Protect / Rating 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 / RAW Processing / 6K/4K PHOTO Bulk Saving / Copy / Night Mode / Off / Restore to Default, 30-thumbnail display, 12-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (Max. 600 images (when there are no RAW files and using a card with SD Speed Class with ""UHS-II UHS Speed Class 3 (U3)"". It’s cheese wiz. The default JPEG color and the white balance engine don’t work for me. The most important factor for me is image quality. The JPEG has traces of oversharpening, which looks unnatural. I have never tweaked color extensively for any of my reviews before and this was my first time changing the color profile. Since I touched upon lenses in the previous chapter, let’s briefly … Will surely share my thoughts when I have that opportunity. Thank you and please keep up your great work . The Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 is the brand's highest-end stills-oriented camera, sitting beside the video-oriented Lumix DC-GH5 at the top of the product lineup. A camera is a lot more than just how it can shoot at high ISO. The AF suffers a minor hiccup in extremely low light conditions (which the LX100, GH4 and GM1 never had any issue) but this happens so rarely that it shouldn’t be a cause for concern. - Use a card with SD Speed Class with "UHS-I / UHS-II UHS Speed Class 3 (U3)" when recording motion pictures with [MP4] in [4K] or [6K PHOTO/4K PHOTO]. However, I am always shooting RAW! :D). I used Shutter Priority, set the shutter speed to 5 seconds, and took the image with the camera hand-held. The camera you take with you, because it is small, light, and more easily used, takes a better picture than the super-low-noise, big, heavy camera you leave home. The image stabilization is a life-saver in situations when a tripod is absent, and allows you to get the shot in less than ideal conditions. Like the Olympus E-M1 Mark II, the G9 is equipped with a high res shot capability. Via bulb or other means. 2 compatible). Thanks a lot for your informative review and your beautiful images… as always! A couple of months ago I purchased a Panasonic G81 (G80 / G85 in other countries), and have experienced the same issues. 2.0, 3-Inch LCD, DC-G9 (Black) 4.7 out of 5 stars 139 $1,197.99 So I’m interested in a Nikon D750 but also in a G9, because I’ve several M43-lenses now… The pics you made with ISO6400 are looking promising. no question that Olympus is very active in high quality fw-updates, and they are excellent cameras from a photographic point of view. 3 million words and 6,500+ images in 1,700+ posts. I don’t use continuous AF during my usual shooting. I welcome the (relatively) beefy grip of the camera which adds much-needed comfort and stability while shooting insects. He is an architect and I am a designer and we both use the camera a lot for inspiration and as notebook. Panasonic Lumix G9 with 200mm … I have not had a chance to have my hands on one. You can have full depth of field preview when you engage DOF preview instead. If you can somehow overlook the pincushion distorted EVF, this was easily the best EVF available in the market now. There is a reason why I always try to shoot insect macro when I am reviewing a camera. Great to see the other comments on the G9’s colour profile. This is a user experience review, and my opinion may be subjective. I can answer this as it is the easiest: it’s entirely down to each individual viewer. It will have better lowlight performance than any APS-c sensored cam…. To me, it is most important that a camera is able to respond quickly. 5184x3888(L) / 3712x2784(M) / 2624x1968(S) / 10368x7776(XL)* / 7296x5472(LL)* / 4992x3744(6K PHOTO) / 3328x2496(4K PHOTO) *High Resolution Mode. My point is, high ISO is just one factor in consideration when buying a camera. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. also the EM 1 Mk I. For me, if I were given the choice (assuming total system price is similar), I would definitely go with an FF because of some advantages it provides, like cropping and flexibility in post processing due to a more robust file. How about per pixel level detail and how about the color rendering? The G80/G85 even had a US sale that included both the 12-60mm and the 45-200mm lenses for $1000. Thanks for the review again. I for one am not a fan of Fuji colors. The G9 is fully weather sealed, and its body made of magnesium alloy. Focus stacking is only available for selected lenses. Synchronization for flash dimming and exposure compensation, Yes (When using DMW-FL200L / FL360L / FL580L (sold separately)), Wireless Channel: 1ch/2ch/3ch/4ch, TFT LCD monitor with static touch control, Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Red-Green, Blue-Yellow, 4K PHOTO: 1.6x (4:3), 1.5x (3:2), 1.4x (16:9, 1:1), Level Gauge, Real-time Histogram, Guide Lines (3 patterns), Center Marker, Highlight display (Still image / motion picture), Zebra pattern (Still image / motion picture), Wi-Fi / Q.MENU / Video Record / LVF/Monitor Switch / LVF/Monitor Disp. High speed video *When Creative Video Mode is selected. The critters don’t show themselves in the best locations and in most cases you have to contort your body into uncomfortable positions to get a decent composition. Hi Robin, In lower light did you change the FPS refresh rate of the EVF to 120fps (default camera sets to 60fps for some silly reason). Panasonic claimed that the G9 features a similar 20MP image sensor as the flagship GH5, but has a new and improved image processing engine. Viewfinder. I was not able to test all features of the camera and shall only focus on the highlights of the G9. I never encountered this on GH4, GM1 and LX100. 200,000 times release* In every way, it's the pro quality, still-oriented camera for … When it comes to Micro Four Thirds, Panasonic is well respected for their expertise in video while Olympus for photography. Shooting live performances on stage is a big challenge, and I often find myself using ISO to 3200 and 6400 to obtain a fast enough shutter speed to freeze movements. When used with compatible lenses the Dual IS 2 can achieve a claimed 6.5 stops (CIPA rated) of shake compensation. Studio photographers will appreciate that the Panasonic G9 (unlike the G7) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera. To do this, PHOTOfunSTUDIO 10.0PE is available for download at Panasonic website using computer connected to the Internet. [Electronic shutter]AFS/MF: SH2: 60 frames/sec, SH1: 20 frames/sec, H: 12 frames/sec, M: 7 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View), [Electronic shutter]AFF/AFC: SH2: 20 frames/sec, SH1: 20 frames/sec, H: 9 frames/sec (with Live View), M: 7 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View), [H/M/L] More than approx. The G9 did a fantastic job in tracking Rocky from one end of the pool as he swam towards me in a straight line. - Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 10 minutes with [MP4] in [4K/60p] [4K/High Speed Video]. 60 min (rear monitor), 55 min (LVF) with H-FS12060, Approx. Would you not be able to achieve pleasing colors by fine tuning one of the jpegs photo profiles? The grip (Battery DMW-BLF19 not If you use the Olympus 12-100mm PRO lens, you will then need to choose either to use the lens IS or the body IS. Keep up the good work Robin. I surpriced I got Leica like beautiful vibrant colors. It is either a Bug or hardware-problem. The Lumix G9 is a different kind of camera for Panasonic, one that strides out in a new direction. As expected, the autofocus is almost fail proof in good light. I will not comment. And who is to say which interpretation is the right one? Thanks Mike. All feedback has been provided to relevant parties. AF assist light was a no no in certain locations. Monochrome I guess that is one compromise that happened when a super large magnification was applied to an EVF. Standing at the side of the pool, I followed Rocky from left to right, and then back to where he started. It’s now 2020, the world has changed since you folk back in 2018 commented but your review Robin is excellent and still one of the best and combined with the comments from your followers, the college of knowledge, I want the G9 now. Hmm. I don’t use my glasses with a few diopter increase so I adjust the diopter near the limit and that’s what make a magnifying glass and sun rays can burn the EVF, the burning can occurs even with the camera power-off! I have not tried that many APS-C cameras recently to give a well-rounded answer. The tough weatherproof body feels great in your hands with excellent controls, there’s an … - Use a card with SD Speed Class with "Class 4" or higher when recording motion pictures in [AVCHD] or [MP4(under 28Mbps)]. The Panasonic G9 is faster and locks focus (using Single-AF) more efficiently than the Olympus E-M1 Mark II. You can dig up the old articles in this site if you wish. Hi Ming, Image 3 of 8. The first to be announced at the tail end of 2017 was the G9 – Panasonic… Robin, what drawbacks could someone expect with Olympus lenses on a G9? A joystick controller smoothly selects focus blocks inside the focusing area grid overlay. For Olympus (I am most experienced using their system), when half-pressing the shutter button to lock focus/exposure, the aperture is not stopped down to the exact aperture value. These images look wonderful. 1) Does the G9 have a focus limiter like in E-M1 ii? This is a minor problem considering I mostly shoot RAW and post-process images to my liking. The G9 is obviously more advanced, but the G85 packs a lot of features for a lot less money (in a similar form factor). The G9 achieves with the electronic shutter speeds of up to 20fps with C-AF or 60fps with S-AF with no finder-blackouts in RAW (according the manual). I do not know about the G9 and how good its sensor is, but we can see they won’t be too far apart. When Live View Boost is engaged, the what-you-see-is-what-you-get advantage/simulation is disabled. Panasonic’s JPEG colour has improved a lot, over time, but still lags behind Olympus, Fuji and Canon (Panasonic does great black and white JPEGs though). Sharpness = Did you expand the image to larger view? Even though I had no objective proof like these links I could just tell the colors were overly saturated in certain situations. and the noise level is for mft great. This was not observed with any other older Panasonic cameras at exact same location and same lighting condition. I’ve owned Panasonic in the past and the G9 has literally every feature I could want and handles like a dream, but the output is just…Borderline neon. Whats missing is the Live Composite mode that is great with the Oly’s. Hi Robin, as a stage photographer I have been shooting in extremely dark lighting conditions (pitch dark, I would say) and never experienced your problems even once. Honestly, I find jpegs from my Nikon D7500 more colour accurate and about as easy to work with as the raws from the G9. I can confidently hand-hold the Panasonic G9 with the 12-60mm F2.8-4 IS lens down to about 5 seconds, with a 50% hit rate. For the 80MP high res shot, the camera must rest on a steady surface ( ideally it should be mounted on a sturdy tripod), and the subject must be completely still. With USB power supply compatibility, you can confidently shoot while connected to the battery Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese (Traditional), Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1860mAh, 14Wh) (included), Approx. Thank you Jan, | BLOG,, Review: the 2019 Olympus ZD 12-200 f3.5-6.3, Long term lens review: the Nikon AF-S 24-120 f4 VR G, Review: The Olympus Zuiko Digital ZD 12-100/4 Pro. Custom Multi AF mode enables free selection of blocks inside the 225 focusing area. However, when the light drops, autofocus behaviour changes. Also did you notice any delay when pressing playback button. Love your photos. Terry, are you referring to the E-PL9 review instead? The first test was with the full 20fps electronic shutter sequential shooting. A 225-Area AF focus detection area is expanded from 49 to 225 points. Long-life battery (DMW-BLF19), compatible with the Thanks – It seems Olympus is a very clever system for macrowork ( like in the good old film days with OM-2 and TTL -flash ) I think I have to try it out . I have mostly Panasonic m43rds lenses and I know the aperture rings only work on Panasonic cameras. I also find Olympus Auto AWB to be more consistent, frame to frame. really??? You are a life-saver. Click here to see the full-size image. A great review, Robin. If Epson had corrected their problem the Olympus where certainly returning from service with an updated EVF but it is not the case. “There were moments when the AF failed to lock focus, and then the EVF/LCD screen went completely black for a couple seconds, before returning to normal. I don’t mind the presence of some luminance noise, as long as the image does not look like water-color in the end. They always make me want to grab my camera and shoot! Have you investigated this issue using the 12-40 as well? It’s too bad and a bit curious the colours are so wonky; curiously, the colours in the S1 samples I’ve seen look superb. Buy Lumix Digital Cameras and Lenses, 3D HD Camcorders, Blu-Ray Players, Headphones, Appliances, Shavers, Beauty products and other consumer electronics directly from Panasonic But I also have the full line of 43rds lenses as I started out with an E3. (2) It appears to be a general Panasonic JPEG engine property – if you compare the two graphs above, they look almost identical. Christian. It will be a huge step up from the E-M10, and if you own mostly Olympus lenses, you won’t be getting the benefits of Panasonic specific features such as Dual IS or DFD (for C-AF shooting). Both are far from neutral, but Olympus is definitely ‘pleasing’. If I were to tweak the colors from the JPEG in camera, I would rather just post-process the RAW files to get the colors that I like as I have done for this review. Hi Ming, thanks for review. but jpg poor quality? Dynamic / i. 65 min (rear monitor), 60 min (LVF) with H-FS12060, Approx. I think that is extremely useful when shooting event. Yep, fully agree with you on your last point. That’s possible your professional Olympus workflow not work well with lumix cameras? The focusing mode was set to C-AF. … I find the reds unnatural with strong hints of magenta … Skin tones don’t look close to real life … Perhaps the problem is not with the camera, but my own preference.”. Hi robin. The volume that all the electronics must take up can’t be that much different between the two, and we mustn’t overlook that there must be an optimal size for any body below which it becomes uncomfortable to handle. I had no chance to test the dual IS with longer lenses, as the longest Panasonic lens I had was the 12-60mm F2.8-4 lens. […], Cut your editing time: custom SOOC JPEG Picture Controls and ACR preset pack for the Nikon Z7 and D850 available here. A quickly accessible four-way AF thumb joystick provides a textured design for instant It's particularly useful for charger and eliminate worrying about remaining battery power. I presume you did not use the Olympus flash system ! Using Olympus lenses, you will not have the benefit of DFD for the S-AF and C-AF capability of the G9. Nonetheless, I have not used the newer Fuji cameras. What is the point of having a super high resolution camera, which can produce clean 1 million ISO images if you can’t rely on it to successfully nail the shot in the first place? Panasonic 12-60mm, F4, ISO200 (shutter speed varies). In fact, it handles and feels like a DSLR in hand. Hi Robin, I do not see your point concerning fps, 4K and 6k Photo mode. The Panasonic G9 is about the same size as the GH5, slightly larger than the Olympus E-M1 Mark II, and looks just like a DSLR. Thanks for all of your work! It took slightly more than 2 months but it was successfully mitigated. See the full set of 48 images captured by C-AF on 20fps electronic shutter burst here. Pay attention to the yellow color patches on the eye-brows on the JPEG image. The magenta cast has been observed by a few other people as well. The G9 is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Panasonic. 658g / 1.45 lb (SD card x 1, Battery, Body), Approx. But I guess if absolute IQ is the goal, I’d say it’d be better off to invest in bigger sensor bodies. The IQ looks great on the G9 in this review. I think you are partially right about size/weight and it doesn’t seem that m4/3rd has delivered the anticipated reductions that the format promised. 130 min (rear monitor), 120 min (LVF) with H-FS12060, Approx. The electronic viewfinder has 3.68M dot resolution and 0.83x equivalent magnification. In the high ISO department the best APS-c sensor will be 2/3 of a stop better. With Panasonic you draw with shadows, with Olympus you draw with light. I found the low light focus speed performs noticeably better for me (also using af assist lamp) when switching to 120fps. I would love to know if the High Resolution mode actually improves the dynamic range and noise handling? A light-up, quick-read status LCD instantly confirms control settings to help you keep track of Over 3 hours of shooting along a hiking trail, I never felt discomfort and had a confident grip every time I took my shot. Obviously, the G9 allows you to change the colours for JPG easily, which I have done for the GH5. That’s buyer’s choice, but we shouln’t always assume it will prove to be the best choice in the end. Panasonic LUMIX G9 4K Digital Camera, 20.3 Megapixel Mirrorless Camera Plus 80 Megapixel High-Resolution Mode, 5-Axis Dual I.S. Perhaps the problem is not with the camera, but my own preference. Hey Ian, But then he had the same problems with OOC red tones that you mention Robin. So, have you found your defect free product yet? nice test. By the way, I have E-M1, E-M10 Mark II, and the old E-M5. In Sony and Fuji the lenses stops down to working aperture when you half press and in relatively poor light the evf get noisy, and the depth of field get greater, making it hard to know precisely where the sharpness plane is. speed** to virtually eliminate shake in body and lens even while shooting telephoto ***. Six months Daniel J. Cox spends 10 months shooting 47,000 pictures with the relatively new Lumix G9… Therefore, when Panasonic launched their new Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 recently, it seemed like they were targeting the photography crowd, considering the very similar photography specific features the G9 has in comparison to the E-M1 Mark II. Now I’m really stuck between the EM-1 II and the G9 One question please: Do you think, the little issues with the EVF and the autofocus could be solved via software-update or is it the hardware? I’d rather keep some luminance noise and protect the structural integrity of the image and have it look more natural. Hi there. SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, (Compatible with UHS-I / UHS-II UHS Speed Class 3 standard SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards), RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard, Continuous recordable time (Motion picture), AVCHD [FHD/60p]: Approx. And stores one battery so that when attached to the Well, shooting RAW changes things, and yes I am VERY happy with the RAW files from the G9. Then you get it mostly right. Now with the OM-D System, the love is back! Resolution / Min. in this is situation full frame had problem too with color. Quite frankly, I had low expectations when testing the IS. Would I be happy with the G9 in terms of dynamic range and high-ISO-Performance (Milky Way, Northern Lights…) or is a full frame Body the one and only choice for my needs? The LUMIX G9 is highly customable. With Panasonic gear you get a punchier image. The E-M1 II is capable of less, offering live view with short blackouts up to 18fps. Image sensor shift type (5-axis / 6.5-stop*), Dual I.S. - MP4 motion pictures with [MP4] in [FHD]: - You can continue recording without interruption even if the file size exceeds 4 GB, but the motion picture file will be divided and recorded/played back separately. Panasonic is nearly impossible to profile out…. The main reason for the images to look better was me having spent a significant amount of time and effort to correct the colors and process the images in capture one pro. (For Windows). I was hoping for sports events/stage action but could not find anything happening during my review period! Great review. Set / Picture Mode in Rec. Viewers tended not to be too happy with other broadcast material, especially films. durable high-speed shutter unit good for approx. Color = The JPEG has stray colors, especially on the eyebrow, to attain the “smooth” look. Studio photographers will appreciate that the Panasonic G9 (unlike the G10) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera. After all that preamble, surely the G9 will meet my needs and hopefully 360 panorama work also, on Building sites! ±3 EV, single/burst, 1 to 999 images, focus steps can be set in 10 levels, 3 exposures in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis, color temperature setting. As an aside, when colour televison first started to make an appearance in the UK, in the late 1960’s, viewers had no idea about colour profiling. … In your opinion, has m4/3rds closed the gap on APS-C as regards IQ, or have developments in APS-C sensors maintained the disparity? / Mic. I am wondering if you could answer some question. ), [H/M/L] More than approx. Smoothness = you mean the skin looks like watercolor? The Panasonic G9 is an ambitious camera, sporting some of the best features for Micro Four Thirds. The next test arena was the streets. I guess before I go down the choice of either a G9 or Em1 mk2 I may have to rent and test. I have a quick question. It’s compact and nostalgic like my old film camera. Out of the 48 shots in the series, I counted only 4 images which were out of focus, but the camera was so quick to reacquire focus that within the next frame or two, the focusing was back on track. I could only manage about 50 shots before the camera stopped. The big question for me about to ‘upgrade’ my camera, an original EM10, to one of the two following choices, EM1 mark II and the G9. Did you come across that sensor? Thanks in anticipation of your thoughts. The G9 is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Panasonic. The Panasonic G9 is faster and locks focus (using Single-AF) more efficiently than the Olympus E-M1 Mark II. Creates a more comfortable fit and greater light shielding around the shooting eye to ensure I also observed random, stray color fringes in shadow areas that look ugly. There was an olympus m10 mII and in my eyes a better jpg was born with it. This has been my default test for all cameras. But these reds are problematic. But I owned an EM-1 Mk 1 which had to go for repair 3 times in 10 months. I’m waiting for the G9 to be more widely available here in the UK so I can personally try one out prior to my expensive purchase. Nice balanced review as always. I did this because I believe the images from the Panasonic G9 deserve better color treatment than what is produced straight out of the camera. Beware of moving subjects, creating articfacts in high res shots. ;D). For the AF the Fuji is quite competent, even though it doesn’t have those crazy electronic shutter speed. Style / AF-Point Scope / AF/AE LOCK / AF-ON / Preview / One Push AE / Touch AE / Level Gauge / Focus Area Set / Zoom Control / 1 Shot RAW+JPG / 1 Shot Spot Metering / 1 Shot 6K/4K PHOTO / Operation Lock / Dial Operation Switch / Destination Slot / Photo Style / Filter Select / Aspect Ratio / Picture Size / Quality / AFS/AFF / Metering Mode / Burst Shot Setting / 6K/4K PHOTO / Self Timer / High Resolution Mode / Bracket / Highlight Shadow / i. I have had a similar experience in a bad lighting situation with my G85. you look to for Cinematic and Anamorphic 4K video production. It’s been a busy six months or so for Panasonic with three new mirrorless models added to the Lumix lineup. –. Tough, all-season adventure cameras for action addicts who love to share. Would you choose this camera over the choice I mentionned before? I am not saying the colors are bad, just unusual and not to my liking. Thanks for the kind words! 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