Why I chose Panasonic G9 mirrorless camera

Panasonic G9

Panasonic G9 is a compact lightweight mirrorless camera in comparison to DSLR cameras. Initially my first choice was Sony mirrorless camera Alpha 7 as I had a Sony NEX 5 APC camera and I was happy with the results. I was reading the reviews for Sony A7 and everyone complimented on how good the camera was. I was trying out the demo camera at Currys and duty free shops to make up mind.

My Key Requirement

The camera should be

  • Light weight as it is easier to carry around
  • Shoot photos and good videos well. It is better to carry one camera to a birthday party rather two.
  • Interchangeable lenses and have bokeh effect.

When I looking at the specification of Sony A7, you can’t take video and it looked bulky but it ticked rest of the boxes. I spent lot of time on youtube on reviews of Sony A7 to convince myself to buy one. I saw videos on Full frame sensor vs APS-C sensor with advantages and disadvantages and talks about depth of field. It made no sense to me at they were talking technical stuff instead of photography.

What helped to choose Micro 4/3

Then I stumbled on Terry Lane’s video who was answering the sceptics. He was talking in simple language on how to take photos. If you know how to use the camera i.e. control over aperture, contrast, exposure compensation then you can take very great photographs. Please watch this video.

Full frame vs Micro 4/3rd prints comparison

Then I came across another video that shows the professional prints comparison between full frame vs Micro 4/3rd. It is unbelievable.

Conclusion

The above two videos persuaded me to go for micro four thirds camera. And I decided to buy Panasonic G9 with a leica lenses. I like the following features:

  • Electronic Silent Shutter
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • Burst speed with 6k photo
  • Image stabilisation
  • Creative Control
  • Affordable
  • Touch screen

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