• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 26.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 40,000

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Differences

Panasonic GX9 advantages over Canon EOS RP

  • Less expensive
    $798 vs $2199
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    46 mm vs 70 mm
    Thinner
  • Less shutter lag
    0.14 vs 0.22 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.2 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    9.1 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon EOS RP advantages over Panasonic GX9

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.75 vs 3.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • More pixels
    26.2 vs 20.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 140 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 32 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Great image quality; Good high ISO performance for its class; Improved JPEG processing; Fast autofocus; Fast ~9fps burst mode.

  • Smallish field-sequential EVF; Below average battery life; No mic/headphone jacks; Noticeable crop on 4K video.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic GX85

Panasonic GX9
Panasonic GX85
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight
Canon EOS RP
Panasonic GX85
  • $1299
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Sony A9

Panasonic GX9
Sony A9
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
  • $3998
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Canon EOS RP
Sony A9
  • $1299
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $3998
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Olympus E-M10 III

Panasonic GX9
Olympus E-M10 III
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $549
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon EOS RP
Olympus E-M10 III
  • $1299
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $549
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony A7R III

Panasonic GX9
Sony A7R III
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $2798
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Canon EOS RP
Sony A7R III
  • $1299
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2798
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Olympus E-PL9

Panasonic GX9
Olympus E-PL9
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $583
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon EOS RP
Olympus E-PL9
  • $1299
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $583
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
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