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Panasonic GX9 vs Sony RX100 III

The Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III are two digital cameras that were announced, respectively, in February 2018 and May 2014. The GX9 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, while the RX100 III is a fixed lens compact. The cameras are based on a Four Thirds (GX9) and an one-inch (RX100 III) sensor. The Panasonic has a resolution of 20.2 megapixels, whereas the Sony provides 20 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Panasonic GX9
versus
Sony RX100 III
Panasonic GX9   Sony RX100 III
Mirrorless system camera Fixed lens compact camera
Micro Four Thirds lenses 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8
20.2 MP, Four Thirds Sensor 20 MP, 1" Sensor
4K/30p Video 1080/60p Video
ISO 200-25,600 ISO 100-12,800 (80 - 25,600)
Electronic viewfinder (2760k dots) Electronic viewfinder (1440k dots)
3.0 LCD, 1240k dots 3.0 LCD, 1229k dots
Tilting touchscreen Tilting screen (not touch-sensitive)
9 shutter flaps per second 10 shutter flaps per second
In-body stabilizationLens-based stabilization
260 shots per battery charge320 shots per battery charge
124 x 72 x 47 mm, 407 g 102 x 58 x 41 mm, 290 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The side-by-side display below illustrates the physical size and weight of the Panasonic GX9 and the Sony RX100 III. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive perspectives from the front, the top, and the back are available. All size dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The GX9 can be obtained in two different colors (black, silver), while the RX100 III is only available in black.

Size Panasonic GX9 vs Sony RX100 III
Compare GX9 versus RX100 III top
Comparison GX9 or RX100 III rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Sony RX100 III is considerably smaller (34 percent) than the Panasonic GX9. In this context, it is worth noting that neither the GX9 nor the RX100 III are weather-sealed.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete and possibly misleading, as the RX100 III has a lens built in, whereas the GX9 is an interchangeable lens camera that requires a separate lens. Attaching the latter will add extra weight and bulk to the setup. You can compare the optics available for the GX9 and their specifications in the Micro Four Thirds Lens Catalog.

Concerning battery life, the GX9 gets 260 shots out of its DMW-BLG10 battery, while the RX100 III can take 320 images on a single charge of its NP-BX1 power pack. The battery packs of both cameras can be charged via USB, which can be very convenient when travelling.

The following table provides a synthesis of the main physical specifications of the two cameras and other similar ones. If you want to switch the focus of the display and review another camera pair, you can move across to the CAM-parator tool and choose from the broad selection of possible camera comparisons there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Panasonic GX9 124 mm 72 mm 47 mm 407 g 260 n Feb 2018 849 i
2.
 
Sony RX100 III 102 mm 58 mm 41 mm 290 g 320 n May 2014 799 i
3.
 
Canon M6 112 mm 68 mm 45 mm 390 g 295 n Feb 2017 779 i
4.
 
Canon G5 X 112 mm 76 mm 44 mm 353 g 210 n Oct 2015 799 i
5.
 
Canon G7 X 103 mm 60 mm 40 mm 304 g 210 n Sep 2014 699 i
6.
 
Olympus E-P7 118 mm 69 mm 38 mm 337 g 360 n Jun 2021 799 i
7.
 
Olympus E-M10 IV 122 mm 84 mm 49 mm 383 g 360 n Aug 2020 699 i
8.
 
Panasonic G90 130 mm 94 mm 77 mm 536 g 290 Y Apr 2019 999 i
9.
 
Panasonic LX100 II 115 mm 66 mm 65 mm 392 g 300 n Aug 2018 999 i
10.
 
Panasonic TZ200 111 mm 65 mm 45 mm 340 g 370 n Feb 2018 799 i
11.
 
Panasonic GH5 139 mm 98 mm 87 mm 725 g 410 Y Jan 2017 1,999 i
12.
 
Panasonic GX80 122 mm 71 mm 44 mm 426 g 290 n Apr 2016 799 i
13.
 
Panasonic GX8 133 mm 78 mm 63 mm 487 g 330 Y Jul 2015 1,199 i
14.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 137 mm 99 mm 131 mm 831 g 360 n Jun 2014 899 i
15.
 
Panasonic GX7 123 mm 71 mm 55 mm 402 g 350 n Aug 2013 999 i
16.
 
Sony RX100 IV 102 mm 58 mm 41 mm 298 g 280 n Jun 2015 999 i
17.
 
Sony RX100 II 102 mm 58 mm 38 mm 281 g 350 n Jun 2013 749 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

The price is, of course, an important factor in any camera decision. The retail prices at the time of the camera’s release place the model in the market relative to other models in the producer’s line-up and the competition. The RX100 III was launched at a lower price than the GX9, despite having a lens built in. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

Sensor comparison

The size of the imaging sensor is a crucial determinant of image quality. A large sensor will tend to have larger individual pixels that provide better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixel-units in a sensor of the same technological generation. Furthermore, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more possibilities to use shallow depth-of-field in order to isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be more expensive and lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Panasonic GX9 features a Four Thirds sensor and the Sony RX100 III an one-inch sensor. The sensor area in the RX100 III is 48 percent smaller. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 2.0 and 2.7. The sensor in the GX9 has a native 4:3 aspect ratio, while the one in the RX100 III offers a 3:2 aspect.

Panasonic GX9 and Sony RX100 III sensor measures

With 20.2MP, the GX9 offers a slightly higher resolution than the RX100 III (20MP), but the GX9 nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 3.34μm versus 2.41μm for the RX100 III) due to its larger sensor. Moreover, the GX9 is a much more recent model (by 3 years and 9 months) than the RX100 III, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that further enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixels. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that the GX9 has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 200 to ISO 25600, which can be extended to ISO 100-25600. The corresponding ISO settings for the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III are ISO 100 to ISO 12800, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 80-25600.

GX9 versus RX100 III MP

For many cameras, data on sensor performance has been reported by DXO Mark. This service determines an overall sensor rating, as well as sub-scores for low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and color depth ("DXO Portrait"). The table below summarizes the physical sensor characteristics and sensor quality findings and compares them across a set of similar cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Panasonic GX9 Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/30p...... ..
2.
 
Sony RX100 III 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p22.412.3495 67
3.
 
Canon M6 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p...... ..
4.
 
Canon G5 X 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p...... ..
5.
 
Canon G7 X 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p23.012.7556 71
6.
 
Olympus E-P7 Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/30p...... ..
7.
 
Olympus E-M10 IV Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/30p...... ..
8.
 
Panasonic G90 Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/30p...... ..
9.
 
Panasonic LX100 II Four Thirds 16.8 4736 35524K/30p...... ..
10.
 
Panasonic TZ200 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p...... ..
11.
 
Panasonic GH5 Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/60p23.913.0807 77
12.
 
Panasonic GX80 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34484K/30p22.912.6662 71
13.
 
Panasonic GX8 Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/30p23.512.6806 75
14.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.111.7517 64
15.
 
Panasonic GX7 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34481080/60p22.612.2718 70
16.
 
Sony RX100 IV 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.812.6591 70
17.
 
Sony RX100 II 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p22.512.4483 67

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but also of capturing video footage. Both cameras under consideration have a sensor with sufficiently fast read-out times for moving pictures, but the GX9 provides a higher video resolution than the RX100 III. It can shoot video footage at 4K/30p, while the Sony is limited to 1080/60p.

Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a variety of features. The two cameras under consideration are similar with respect to both having an electronic viewfinder. However, the one in the GX9 offers a substantially higher resolution than the one in the RX100 III (2760k vs 1440k dots). The table below summarizes some of the other core capabilities of the Panasonic GX9 and Sony RX100 III in connection with corresponding information for a sample of similar cameras.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Panasonic GX92760 n 3.0 1240 tilting Y 1/4000s 9.0 Y Y
2.
 
Sony RX100 III1440 n 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
3.
 
Canon M6optional n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 9.0 Y n
4.
 
Canon G5 X2360 n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/2000s 5.9 Y Y
5.
 
Canon G7 Xnone n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/2000s 6.5 Y Y
6.
 
Olympus E-P7none n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.7 Y Y
7.
 
Olympus E-M10 IV2360 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 15.0 Y Y
8.
 
Panasonic G902360 n 3.0 1240 swivel Y 1/4000s 9.0 Y Y
9.
 
Panasonic LX100 II2764 n 3.0 1240 fixed Y 1/4000s 11.0 n Y
10.
 
Panasonic TZ2002330 n 3.0 1240 fixed Y 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
11.
 
Panasonic GH53680 n 3.2 1620 swivel Y 1/8000s 12.0 n Y
12.
 
Panasonic GX802765 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 Y Y
13.
 
Panasonic GX82360 n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
14.
 
Panasonic FZ10002359 n 3.0 921 swivel n 1/4000s 12.0 Y Y
15.
 
Panasonic GX72760 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/8000s 5.0 Y Y
16.
 
Sony RX100 IV2359 n 3.0 1228 tilting n 1/2000s 16.0 Y Y
17.
 
Sony RX100 IIoptional n 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y

One differentiating feature between the two cameras concerns the touch sensitivity of the rear screen. The GX9 has a touchscreen, while the RX100 III has a conventional panel. Touch control can be particularly helpful, for example, for setting the focus point.

The RX100 III has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in taking selfies. In contrast, the GX9 does not have a selfie-screen.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, the GX9 is one of those camera that have an additional electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Panasonic GX9 has an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

The GX9 writes its imaging data to SDXC cards, while the RX100 III uses SDXC or Memory Stick PRO Duo cards. Both cameras can use UHS-I cards, which provide for Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 104 MB/s.

Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Panasonic GX9Ystereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
2.
 
Sony RX100 III-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
3.
 
Canon M6YstereomonoY-mini2.0YYY
4.
 
Canon G5 XYstereomono--mini2.0YY-
5.
 
Canon G7 X-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
6.
 
Olympus E-P7Ystereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
7.
 
Olympus E-M10 IVYstereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
8.
 
Panasonic G90YstereomonoYYmicro2.0Y-Y
9.
 
Panasonic LX100 IIYstereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
10.
 
Panasonic TZ200-stereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
11.
 
Panasonic GH5YstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-Y
12.
 
Panasonic GX80Ystereomono--micro2.0Y--
13.
 
Panasonic GX8YstereomonoY-micro2.0YY-
14.
 
Panasonic FZ1000YstereomonoY-micro2.0YY-
15.
 
Panasonic GX7Ystereomono--mini2.0YY-
16.
 
Sony RX100 IV-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
17.
 
Sony RX100 IIYstereomono--micro2.0YY-

It is notable that the GX9 has a hotshoe, while the RX100 III does not. This socket makes it possible to easily attach optional accessories, such as an external flash gun.

The GX9 is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Panasonic. In contrast, the RX100 III has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the RX100 III was succeeded by the Sony RX100 IV. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Panasonic and Sony websites.

Review summary

So how do things add up? Is the Panasonic GX9 better than the Sony RX100 III or vice versa? Below is a summary of the relative strengths of each of the two contestants.

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Advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9:

  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • Better image quality: Features a larger and more technologically advanced imaging sensor.
  • Richer colors: The sensor size advantage translates into images with better, more accurate colors.
  • More dynamic range: Larger sensor captures a wider spectrum of light and dark details.
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Larger sensor produces good images even in poorly lit environments.
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4K/30p vs 1080/60p).
  • More detailed viewfinder: Has higher resolution electronic viewfinder (2760k vs 1440k dots).
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.70x vs 0.59x).
  • Fewer buttons to press: Is equipped with a touch-sensitive rear screen to facilitate handling.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/4000s vs 1/2000s) to freeze action.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • More flexible: Accepts interchangeable lenses, so that lens characteristics can be altered.
  • Better lighting: Features a hotshoe and can thus hold and trigger an external flash gun.
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • More modern: Reflects 3 years and 9 months of technical progress since the RX100 III launch.

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Reasons to prefer the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III:

  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Ready to shoot: Has an integrated lens, whereas the GX9 necessitates an extra lens.
  • More compact: Is smaller (102x58mm vs 124x72mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight even though it has a lens built in (unlike the GX9).
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (320 versus 260) out of a single battery charge.
  • Easier device pairing: Supports NFC for fast wireless image transfer over short distances.
  • More affordable: Was introduced at a lower price, despite coming with a built-in lens.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been around for much longer (launched in May 2014).

If the count of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a measure, the GX9 is the clear winner of the match-up (16 : 9 points). However, the pertinence of the various camera strengths will differ across photographers, so that you might want to weigh individual camera traits according to their importance for your own imaging needs before making a camera decision. A professional wildlife photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a family photog, and a person interested in architecture has distinct needs from a sports shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

GX9 16:09 RX100 III

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Panasonic GX9 and the Sony RX100 III place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera and Best Travel-Zoom Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of the spec-sheets of cameras can offer a general idea of their imaging potential, it remains partial and cannot reveal, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance when actually working with the GX9 or the RX100 III. User reviews that are available, for instance, at amazon can sometimes shed light on these issues, but such feedback is all too often partial, inconsistent, and inaccurate.

Expert reviews

This is why hands-on reviews by experts are important. The adjacent summary-table relays the overall verdicts of several of the most popular camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Panasonic GX94/5+84/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2018 849 i
2.
 
Sony RX100 III5/5+ +82/1004.5/55/5 May 2014 799 i
3.
 
Canon M6....80/1004/54/5 Feb 2017 779 i
4.
 
Canon G5 X5/5+ +78/1004.5/54.5/5 Oct 2015 799 i
5.
 
Canon G7 X4/5+ +77/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2014 699 i
6.
 
Olympus E-P7.......... Jun 2021 799 i
7.
 
Olympus E-M10 IV4.5/5..81/1004.5/54.5/5 Aug 2020 699 i
8.
 
Panasonic G904.5/5+83/1004.5/54.5/5 Apr 2019 999 i
9.
 
Panasonic LX100 II4.5/5+82/1004.5/54.5/5 Aug 2018 999 i
10.
 
Panasonic TZ200..+ +81/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2018 799 i
11.
 
Panasonic GH54.5/5+ +85/1004.5/55/5 Jan 2017 1,999 i
12.
 
Panasonic GX804.5/5+ +82/1005/55/5 Apr 2016 799 i
13.
 
Panasonic GX85/5+82/1004.5/54.5/5 Jul 2015 1,199 i
14.
 
Panasonic FZ10004/5+ +82/1004.5/54.5/5 Jun 2014 899 i
15.
 
Panasonic GX74/5+79/1005/55/5 Aug 2013 999 i
16.
 
Sony RX100 IV4.5/5+ +85/1004/54.5/5 Jun 2015 999 i
17.
 
Sony RX100 II5/5+ +79/1004.5/54.5/5 Jun 2013 749 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The ratings are only valid when referring to cameras in the same category and of the same age. Thus, a score needs to be put into the context of the launch date and the launch price of the camera, and comparisons of ratings among very different cameras or across long time periods have little meaning. Also, kindly note that some of the listed sites have over time developped their review approaches and their reporting style.

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    Specifications: Panasonic GX9 vs Sony RX100 III

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Panasonic GX9 Sony RX100 III
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Fixed lens compact camera
    Camera Lens Micro Four Thirds lenses 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8
    Launch Date February 2018 May 2014
    Launch Price USD 849 USD 799
    Sensor Specs Panasonic GX9 Sony RX100 III
    Sensor Technology CMOS BSI-CMOS
    Sensor Format Four Thirds Sensor 1" Sensor
    Sensor Size 17.3 x 13.0 mm 13.2 x 8.8 mm
    Sensor Area 224.9 mm2 116.16 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 21.6 mm 15.9 mm
    Crop Factor 2.0x 2.7x
    Sensor Resolution 20.2 Megapixels 20 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 5184 x 3888 pixels 5472 x 3648 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 3.34 μm 2.41 μm
    Pixel Density 8.96 MP/cm2 17.18 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video 1080/60p Video
    ISO Setting 200 - 25,600 ISO 100 - 12,800 ISO
    ISO Boost 100 - 25,600 ISO 80 - 25,600 ISO
    Image Processor Venus BIONZ X
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) .. 67
    DXO Color Depth (bits) .. 22.4
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) .. 12.3
    DXO Low Light (ISO) .. 495
    Screen Specs Panasonic GX9 Sony RX100 III
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.70x 0.59x
    Viewfinder Resolution 2760k dots 1440k dots
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 1240k dots 1229k dots
    LCD Attachment Tilting screen Tilting screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen no Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Panasonic GX9 Sony RX100 III
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus PeakingFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000s 1/2000s
    Continuous Shooting 9 shutter flaps/s 10 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterup to 1/16000sno E-Shutter
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inno Intervalometer
    Image StabilizationIn-body stabilizationLens-based stabilization
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards MS or SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs Panasonic GX9 Sony RX100 III
    External Flash Hotshoe no Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port micro HDMI micro HDMI
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in Wifi built-in
    Near-Field Communication no NFC NFC built-in
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in no Bluetooth
    Body Specs Panasonic GX9 Sony RX100 III
    Battery Type DMW-BLG10 NP-BX1
    Battery Life (CIPA)260 shots per charge320 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 124 x 72 x 47 mm
    (4.9 x 2.8 x 1.9 in)
    102 x 58 x 41 mm
    (4.0 x 2.3 x 1.6 in)
    Camera Weight 407 g (14.4 oz) 290 g (10.2 oz)

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