Panasonic Lumix G90 Review

May 9, 2019 | Mark Goldstein |


Panasonic have moved the Lumix G90 in a different direction to previous versions. They've added several major new features to make it more video-friendly, namely the unlimited recording time, free built-in V-Log L profile, slow-motion recording at 120fps, and the addition of a headphone jack, making it a great B-cam to accompany the flagship GH5/GH5s cameras.

There have also been some improvements on the stills side of things, too, most notably the latest 20 megapixel sensor with no low-pass filter, USB charging and power delivery, new Live View Composite mode, new dedicated buttons for white balance, ISO and exposure compensation, and Bluetooth connectivity. Whilst these are all nice-to-haves, there's definitely less to get excited about for stills photographers than for videographers in terms of new features.

Both user groups will be less than impressed by the price hike that all of these new features have warranted, with the G90's launch price jumping up some £$200 when compared to the G80's launch price back in 2017. With the street price of the G80 naturally now much lower, we feel that photographers who mainly shoot stills should definitely consider the older model if they can find one on sale, whilst videographers will definitely be best served by the new Lumix G90.

4.5 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 4.5
Features 5
Ease-of-use 4.5
Image quality 5
Value for money 4