Animal detect autofocus on Lumix G9 – first impressions

small world, live large

I have been shooting with the Lumix G9 for almost two years now, basically since it was released. I am a huge fan of Lumix and the G9 in particular. I love the light weight of micro four thirds lenses, as I’ve written about previously here. And I love 6K photo mode, which lets you get 30 frames a second of 18 megapixel images – I’ve got a number of images that I just wouldn’t have got without this, as I talk about here and here.

One area where the G9 falls a bit short of some other leading cameras, especially the high end Sony models, is in its autofocus on fast moving objects, especially birds in flight. So I was super excited when Panasonic announced a new firmware upgrade with animal detect autofocus. I downloaded the firmware upgrade yesterday and did some initial testing last night and this…

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