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4.5

Panasonic Lumix G90


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£899.00 (Body Only)

Panasonic’s SLR-style Micro Four Thirds camera follows on from where the Lumix G80 left off, but how does it differ? Michael Topham put it to the test

Panasonic Lumix G90: At a Glance

  • £899 (body only) £1079 (with 12-60mm kit lens)
  • 20.3-million-pixel Micro Four Thirds MOS sensor
  • ISO 200-25,600 (expandable to ISO 100-25,600)
  • 9fps burst shooting (AFS)
  • 3in, 1,040k-dot vari-angle touchscreen
  • Single SD slot (UHS II compatible)
  • Wi-fi, and Bluetooth connectivity

When Panasonic announced that they were to form the L-mount alliance with Leica and Sigma and enter the full frame market, one of the first things that entered many people’s minds was what it would mean for the future of the G-series?

Panasonic Lumix G90

The Lumix G90 looks almost identical to the Lumix G80 from the front

Panasonic has made it very clear that they’re not about to abandon the well-established Micro Four Thirds system and will continue to develop its G-series alongside the S-series to make sure there’s a Lumix camera for everyone, from novices buying their first mirrorless camera to professionals who demand the highest image quality and performance.

Panasonic Lumix G90

The Lumix G90 features a revised button layout at the rear and on the top plate

The Lumix G90 fits into the G-series below the Lumix G9 and inherits quite a few key features that were first introduced on its stills-focused cousin. Like the Lumix G80 it sets out to replace, the G90’s target audience is primarily enthusiast photographers and those who desire a comprehensive video spec in a small portable body for blogging and movie making. Priced at £899 (body only), it goes up against some strong contenders, including the recently reviewed Fujifilm X-T30.

  • Sensor: 20.3MP Micro Four Thirds Live MOS sensor
  • Output size: 5184x3888 pixels
  • Focal Length magnification: 2x
  • Lens mount: Micro Four Thirds
  • Shutter Speeds: 60secs-1/4000sec (mechanical shutter) 1sec-1/16,000sec (electronic shutter)
  • Sensitivity: ISO 200-25,600 expandable to ISO 100-25,600
  • Exposure modes: PASM, iAuto
  • Metering modes: Multi, centre-weighted, spot
  • Exposure compensation: –5 to +5 EV, in increments of 1/3EV
  • Continuous shooting: 9fps (AFS) 6fps (AFC)
  • Screen: 3inch, 1040k dot vari-angle touchscreen
  • Viewfinder: 2,360k dot EVF with 0.83x magnification
  • AF points: 49-area AF (Contrast detect with DFD technology)
  • Video: 4K/30p (bit-rate of 100Mbps) Full HD up to 120fps
  • External mic: 3.5mm stereo
  • Headphone port: Yes
  • Memory Card: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II compatible)
  • Power: DMW-BLC12E Li-ion battery
  • Battery life: 290 shots (rear monitor), 1000 shots in Power Save LVF mode
  • Dimensions: 130.4x93.5x77.4mm
  • Weight: 533g with battery and card

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