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 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.
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.