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Panasonic Lumix S5 Compact Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera With 24-Megapixel Sensor, 5-Axis IBIS Launched

Panasonic is positioning it as a stills and video hybrid camera.

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Panasonic Lumix S5 Compact Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera With 24-Megapixel Sensor, 5-Axis IBIS Launched

The Panasonic Lumix S5 features a 24-megapixel full-frame sensor

Highlights
  • It’s based on Panasonic’s L-mount system
  • It can record 4K 10-bit video internally
  • It features two SD card slots

Panasonic Lumix S5 is a brand new full-frame mirrorless camera launched by the company and will be available from mid-September. It is a new “hybrid” camera in the S-series which is said to offer equally good performance for stills and video work. The Lumix S5 features a wide ISO sensitivity range, 5-axis in-body stabilisation (IBIS) and advanced video features such as 4K 10-bit video recording support. There's a new autofocus system too which is said to support real-time eye, face, head and body detection for stills and video.

Panasonic Lumix S5 price and availability

The Panasonic Lumix S5 will be available in mid-September for $2,000 (roughly Rs. 1,46,300) for just the body, and $2,300 (roughly Rs. 1,68,260) with a 20-60mm kit lens.

Panasonic Lumix S5 specifications 

The Panasonic Lumix S5 uses a full die-cast magnesium alloy body which is splash and dust resistant. It features a 24.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor with Dual Native ISO sensitivity. The native ISO range is 100-51,200, which can be expanded. The camera can shoot up to 7fps burst shots or you can extract 6K photos from a short 30fps video clip. There's 5-axis IBIS which promises up to 6.5 stops of stabilisation.

The Panasonic Lumix S5 features a 3-inch, fully articulating rear LCD touchscreen, along with an electronic viewfinder with a 2.36 million dot resolution. It can shoot 4K 60fps 4:2:0 10 bit video and 4K 30fps 4:2:2 10-bit video, both internally. Over HDMI-out, the Lumix S5 can capture 4K 60fps 4:2:2 10-bit video.

The camera also has other video modes such as Slow&Quick, which shoots slow motion videos at 4K 60fps or 1080p 180fps. It has support for V-Log, V-Gamut, HLG workflows. Panasonic says a future firmware update (expected by the end of 2020) will enable Cinema 4K recording and RAW video output to external recorders.

A variety of video recording assist functions such as the Vector Scope Display, Master Pedestal Adjustment and SS/Gain Operation will also be available.

The Panasonic Lumix S5 has two SD card slots, where support for UHS-II speeds in one of them. It also has built-in dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2. Battery life is rated as 470 shots per charge and it can be charged over USB Type-C.


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Roydon Cerejo Roydon Cerejo writes about smartphones and laptops for Gadgets 360, out of Mumbai. He is the Deputy Editor (Reviews) at Gadgets 360. He has frequently written about the smartphone and PC industry and also has an interest in photography. With over a decade of experience covering the consumer technology space, he is also an avid sci-fi movie and TV show geek and is always up for good horror flick. Roydon is available at roydon@gadgets360.com, so please send in your leads and tips. More
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