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Panasonic Lumix S5: A Lightweight Full-frame camera Sep 03,2020

Panasonic officially released a new generation of mirrorless camera LUMIX S5 on September 2. The hybrid full-frame mirrorless camera is suited for both photo and video.

The S5 with a magnesium alloy body has a net weight of only 630g, which is lighter than the S1 (899g), S1R (898g) and S1H (1,052g), and even slightly smaller than the GH5.

S5 featuring a full-frame 24.2MP CMOS sensor and the standard sensitivity is ISO 100-51,200. It can be expanded to 50-204,800. It supports Dual Native ISO settings of ISO 640 and ISO 4,000.

S5 is equipped with the Dual I.S.2 five-axis dual image stabilization system, which can provide up to 6.5 levels of offset compensation when used with compatible lenses.

With an upgraded DFD (Depth from Defocus) autofocus system. This contrast-detection AF system quickly acquires focus in as little as 0.08 seconds.

With a built-in SD memory card, it can support 4K UHD 60p / 50p 4:2:0 10-bit or 4K UHD 30p / 25p 4:2:2 10-bit recording. However, limited to a maximum recording time of 30 minutes. By the way, there is no time limit for 4K 30p/25p 8-bit internal recording.

Through the firmware update at the end of this year,  it can also record 4K 60p / 50p 4:2:2 10-bit. When connected to an Atomos Ninja V, S5 supports for raw video output over HDMI, which will be available for 5.9K 30p/25p, DCI 4K 60p/50p, and Anamorphic 3.5K 50p formats.

Come with a 3.0” 1.84m-dot free-angle LCD touchscreen and 2.36m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder.

Equipped with microphone, headphone, micro HDMI and USB-C terminal.

Equipped with dual SD memory card slots, one of which is compatible with UHS-I/II.

Compatible with DMW-SHGR1 tripod shooting handle, convenient for VLOG shooting.

The S5 is expected to be available at the end of September, priced at $ 1,999(body only) and there’s a $2,299 kit that comes with a Lumix S 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens.

Source: Panasonic