• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 70.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA
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Predecessor: Panasonic G85
G85 vs G9
Sony RX100 V
RX100 V vs RX100 VA
Successor:    
General
Model Number: G9 RX100 VA
Alternate Model Number(s):   DSC-RX100M5A
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact
Currently Manufactured: Yes Yes
Retail Price: $1699.99 $899.99
Street Price: $1,197.99 $898.00
Date Available: 2018-01-03 2018-07-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 23.2 oz (658 g)
includes batteries
10.5 oz (299 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.4 x 3.8 x 3.6 in.
(137 x 97 x 92 mm)
4.0 x 2.3 x 1.6 in.
(102 x 58 x 41 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: Live MOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Panasonic Sony Exmor RS
Effective Megapixels: 20.3 20.1
Sensor Format: 4/3 1 inch
Sensor size: 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm) 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.34 microns 2.41 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0x 2.7x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: None Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes No
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No Yes
DxO Sensor Score:    
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):    
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):    
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):    
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5184 x 3888 (20.2 MP, 4:3),
3712 x 2784 (10.3 MP, 4:3),
2624 x 1968 (5.2 MP, 4:3),
5184 x 3456 (17.9 MP, 3:2),
3712 x 2480 (9.2 MP, 3:2),
2624 x 1752 (4.6 MP, 3:2),
5184 x 2920 (15.1 MP, 16:9),
3840 x 2160 (8.3 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
3888 x 3888 (15.1 MP, 1:1),
2784 x 2784 (7.8 MP, 1:1),
1968 x 1968 (3.9 MP, 1:1),
4992 x 3744 (18.7 MP, 4:3),
3328 x 2496 (8.3 MP, 4:3),
5184 x 3456 (17.9 MP, 3:2),
3504 x 2336 (8.2 MP, 3:2),
3840 x 2160 (8.3 MP, 16:9),
2880 x 2880 (8.3 MP, 1:1),
10368 x 7776 (80.6 MP, 4:3),
7296 x 5472 (39.9 MP, 4:3),
10368 x 6911 (71.7 MP, 3:2),
7296 x 4863 (35.5 MP, 3:2),
10368 x 5832 (60.5 MP, 16:9),
7296 x 4104 (29.9 MP, 16:9)
5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2),
4864 x 3648 (17.7 MP, 4:3),
5472 x 3080 (16.9 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 3648 (13.3 MP, 1:1),
3888 x 2592 (10.1 MP, 3:2),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2056 (7.5 MP, Other),
2544 x 2544 (6.5 MP, 1:1),
2736 x 1824 (5.0 MP, 3:2),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2720 x 1528 (4.2 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1920 (3.7 MP, 1:1),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
12416 x 1852 (23.0 MP, Other),
8192 x 1856 (15.2 MP, Other),
2160 x 5536 (12.0 MP, Other),
2160 x 3872 (8.4 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.31), RAW, RAW + JPEG JPEG, RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 60.0 23.9
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 3840x2160 (60p/30p/24p)
1920x1080 (60p/60i/30p/24p)
3840x2160 (60p/48p)
1920x1080 (180p)
3840x2160 (30p/25p/24p)
1920x1080 (120p/100p/60p/60i/50p/50i/24p)
1824x1026 (250p/240p)
1824x616 (500p/480p/250p/240p)
1292x436 (500p/480p)
1244x420 (1000p/960p)
912x308 (1000p/960p)
Movie File Format: MP4, AVCHD, AVCHD Progressive XAVC S 4K / XAVC S HD / AVCHD Ver.2.0 / MP4; with LPCM (2ch) / Dolby Digital (AC3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC audio
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds n/a
Lens: n/a Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens; 10 elements in 9 groups (9 aspheric elements including AA lens)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):   24 - 70mm
Focal Length (actual):   8.8 - 25.7mm
Zoom Ratio:   2.92x
Aperture Range:   f/1.8 (wide) / f/2.8 (tele) - f/11 with 7 blade aperture, plus built-in 3-stop ND filter
Integrated ND Filter: No Yes
Normal Focus Range:   5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 2x, 4x; Extra Tele Conversion: Still image: Max. 2x; 4K PHOTO: 1.6x (4:3), 1.5x (3:2), 1.4x (16:9, 1:1); Motion picture: 2.7x (FHD), 1.4x (4K) Up to 4x; 2x Clear Image Digital Zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection with DFD: Face/Eye detection, Tracking, 225-area, Custom Multi, 1-area, Pinpoint; One Shot AF, Shutter AF, Half Press Release, Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion picture recording), Eye Sensor AF, AF-Point Scope Setting, AF+MF, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, Focus Peaking, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Pad AF, Touch Shutter Fast Hybrid AF: Phase Detection/Contrast Detection with 315 PDAF points, 25 CDAF areas; Zone, Center, Flexible Spot (S / M / L), Expanded Flexible Spot, Lock on AF (Wide / Center / Flexible Spot (S / M / L) / Expanded Flexible Spot)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: 3680K-dot OLED, 1.66x / 0.83x (35mm eq.) magnification, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +3 diopter, eye sensor Pop-up EVF: 0.39-inch, XGA OLED, 2,359,296 dots, 100% coverage, 0.59x magnification, 20mm eye-point (from eyepiece)/19.2mm from eyepiece frame; -4.0 to +3.0 m^-1 diopter, ZEISS T* Coating, eye detector
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: 3,680,000 dots 2,359,296 dots (786,432 pixels)
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.83x 0.59x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 1.66x  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,040,000 dots (346,600 px) 1,228,800 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: Yes No
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: Yes No
Selfie Screen: Yes Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x 13.6x
Top Deck Display: Yes No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 200 125
ISO Settings: Auto, iISO, 100 (extended), 200 - 25600; in 1 or 1/3 EV steps Auto, ISO 125 - 12800 with ISO 80 and 100 low extensions, up to 25600 with Multi Frame NR
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Autoc, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, White Set 1-4, Color Temperature Setting 1-4 (2,500-10,000K in 100K steps) Auto (Standard, Ambience or White Priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm, Cool, Day, Daylight), Flash, Color Temp/Filter, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 1/32000 - 60 sec 1/32000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 1728-zone Intelligent Multiple, Center-weighted, Spot Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot, Entire Screen Average, Highlight
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Creative Control: Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome, Silky Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy Pop, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Fantasy, Star Filter, One Point Color, Sunshine Scene modes: Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur, Pet Mode, Gourmet, Fireworks, High Sensitivity; DRO (Auto/Level); HDR (Auto/Level); Auto Portrait Framing; Sweep Panorama; HFR Mode; Picture Effects: Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High- key, Partial Color, High Contrast Monochrome, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration
Self Timer: 2, 10, 3 shots in 10 seconds 2, 5, 10; 3 or 5 shots after 2, 5, 10; Portrait seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes  
High Resolution Composite: 80.6 megapixels No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off; 1st. Curtain Sync, 2nd Curtain Sync. Auto, Fill-flash, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a Auto ISO: Approx.0.4m to 10.2m (1.31 ft. to 33.46 ft.) (W) / Approx. 0.4 m to 6.5 m (1.31 ft. to 21.33 ft.) (T)
Max Flash Sync: 1/250 1/2000
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, PC Sync Terminal n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: No No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-II UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: Yes No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW, RAW + JPEG RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MP4, AVCHD, AVCHD Progressive XAVC S 4K / XAVC S HD / AVCHD Ver.2.0 / MP4; with LPCM (2ch) / Dolby Digital (AC3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC audio
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: No Yes
Bluetooth: Yes No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes No
Headphone Jack: Yes No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Wi-Fi/Bluetooth or optional wired Optional wired, via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): USB 3.0 Micro B, HDMI Type-A, 2.5mm Wired Remote, 3.5mm External Mic Jack, 3.5mm Headphone Jack Micro HDMI (Type D) with 4K support; Multi-terminal Micro USB port supports optional wired remote
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): <0.3 0.51
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): <0.3 0.50
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 60.0 23.9
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 50 233
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 60.0 23.9
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 50 103
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 60.0 23.9
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 50 102
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.12 seconds 0.12 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):   0.18 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.051 seconds 0.030 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):   0.20 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.045 seconds 0.010 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 0.9 seconds 2.0 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.7 seconds 1.1 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power:   5.0 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 400 shots 220 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 380 shots 210 shots
Battery Life, Video: 55 minutes 35 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Proprietary NP-BX1
Usable Battery Types: 7.2v, 1860mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NP-BX1 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes No
Internal Charging Supported: Yes Yes
Software
Included Software: None; Free downloads: PHOTOfunSTUDIO, SILKYPIX Developer Studio Free downloads of Image Data Converter (Win only), Capture One Express (for Sony)
OS Compatibility: PHOTOfunSTUDIO (Windows); SILKYPIX Developer Studio (Windows / Mac)  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: