Top positive review
If you shoot below 6400 ISO... Phenomenal.
10 January 2019
Let's get the M4/3 Vs Full Frame nonsense out of the way first... If you shoot above 6400 ISO or print HUGE images e.g. posters, don't get a M4/3 system camera. Buy equipment designed for purpose and get a bigger sensor.
That said... If like me, you shoot mostly in good light (below 6400 ISO) and want professional quality and versatility... This camera is pretty close to a flawless system. Taking into account the smaller/lighter form factor, selection and price of lenses, ergonomics, video quality, brilliant user interface, articulating screen, industry leading AF, EVF and IBIS among a whole raft of other class leading features... There is very little here to criticise.
Panasonic have been in the M43 game for over a decade now and they've got the format perfected (albeit probably maxed-out at this stage).
I shoot quite a lot of product photography and the 'Pixel Shift' feature allows me to shoot a true 80MP RAW image of a stationary object from a tripod. This feature alone completely renders a full frame or DSLR irrelevant for me, with smaller, less obtrusive, less expensive, dare I say it... Less pretentious equipment.
So basically, whether you travel with your camera or shoot in a studio, the G9 does it all.
Again, this is not a low light camera, but for the above reasons, it's a package which would suit most high level photographers as a versatile creative tool.
Just for the record, if you're more of a casual or street photographer... Go for the GX9 which offers similar image quality at a lower price point without the professional ergonomics and features.
Finally, just a quick note on the Leica lens included in this particular kit... Probably the most versatile lens in the whole range. Superb image quality and useful mid-length zoom for all situations. No faults to speak if at all.