• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800

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Differences

Panasonic GX9 advantages over Fujifilm X-H1

  • Less expensive
    $798 vs $1299
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Longer video battery life
    70 vs 35 minutes
    Capture more video
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    46 mm vs 85 mm
    Thinner
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    140 vs 40 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Fujifilm X-H1 advantages over Panasonic GX9

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.93 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
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 20.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 60 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    14.0 fps vs 9.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    14.0 fps vs 9.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/16000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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 Sigma sd Quattro

Panasonic GX9
Sigma sd Quattro
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $716
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Fujifilm X-H1
Sigma sd Quattro
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $716
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Sigma sd Quattro H

Panasonic GX9
Sigma sd Quattro H
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
  • $1099
  • APS-H
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Fujifilm X-H1
Sigma sd Quattro H
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1099
  • APS-H
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

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
Fujifilm X-H1
Panasonic GX85
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection

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
Fujifilm X-H1
Olympus E-M10 III
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $549
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection

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
Fujifilm X-H1
Olympus E-PL9
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $583
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
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