Panasonic went in at the high-end when it released its first L-mount full-frame mirrorless electronic cameras in 2015, however today it’s revealing a more traditional and flexible design. Like the $2,499 Lumix S1, the brand-new S5 is constructed around a 24.2- megapixel full-frame sensor and is created for both picture and video work.
The Lumix S5 is $500 more economical, however, and considerably more compact. Here’s a picture Panasonic provided of its existing highest-end mirrorless video cameras, consisting of the Micro 4 Thirds-based GH5 on the left, the videography-focused S1H on the right, and the S5 in the middle.
Despite the huge distinction in sensing unit size, the S5 is actually smaller sized than the GH5. Panasonic states, nevertheless, that a new video camera in the GH line is also in advancement.
The S5 uses ISO of up to 51,200 when shooting images, with double native ISOs of 640 and 4,000 to reduce noise throughout the variety. There’s also in-body image stabilization that Panasonic claims is good for as much as 5 stops of speed.
When shooting video, the electronic camera can deal with 4K/60 fps footage at 4:2:0 10- bit or 4K/30 fps at 4:2:2 10- bit internal recording with choices for HDR and V-Log/V-Gamut capture. Panasonic claims its 14- plus stops of vibrant variety are “virtually the very same” as the company’s dedicated movie theater cams.
The S5’s viewfinder has a 2. The body is splash/dust-resistant, though Panasonic isn’t providing an official rating.
The Lumix S5 will be available at some point in mid-September. Panasonic is likewise running a pre-order promotion with certain authorized dealerships until the end of the month that gets you a complimentary Sigma 45 mm f/2.8 L-mount lens.