Panasonic Intros LUMIX S5 Hybrid Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera
Panasonic has announced for availability in mid-September of the LUMIX S5 hybrid full-frame mirrorless camera.
At its heart, the LUMIX S5 contains a 24.2-megapixel 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor with wide dynamic range and high-sensitivity performance, says the company. The LUMIX S5 further can achieve maximum ISO 51,200 high-sensitivity video performance with the adoption of Dual Native ISO technology.
Panasonic’s pioneering lineup of photo/video hybrid mirrorless cameras, LUMIX is the largest lineup of cameras that record 4K 10-bit video, it says. As the latest member of the family, the LUMIX S5 is capable of 4K 60p/50p4:2:0 10-bit, and 4K 30p/25p 4:2:2 10-bit internal recording. It is also capable of 4K 60p/50p 4:2:2 10-bit HDMI output. For 4K 30p 4:2:0 8-bit internal recording, there is no time limit, the company states.
Among its features is Panasonic’s heat dispersion technology, which enables stable, long-time video recording. The LUMIX S5 also provides 14+ stops of dynamic range, which is as wide as those of cinema cameras, and V-Log / V-Gamut compatibility with popular colorimetry called “VariCam Look.” A variety of recording formats and modes including 4:3 anamorphic mode, Slow & Quick Motion, 4K/60p interval shooting and 4K HDR are also provided.
The LUMIX S5 boasts high-speed, high-precision AF (Auto Focus) in both photo shooting and video recording that are made possible with advanced deep-learning technology featuring real-time detection of the subject’s features, including the subject’s eye, face, head and body.
Combining the Body I.S. (5-axis) in the camera and the O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer, 2-axis) in the LUMIX S Series lens, the 5-axis Dual I.S.2 prevents blurred images with the use of a 6.5-stop slower shutter speed. The camera’s splash/dust-resistant design provides professional photographers with high reliability, says Panasonic.
To enhance the photographic experience, a 96-megapixel High Resolution Mode (JPEG/RAW), Live View Composite function and HLG Photo mode are available.
Thanks to its high energy efficiency and a new 2,200mAh high-capacity battery, the S5 can capture approximately 470 pictures (using the LVF) / 1,500 pictures (in Power Save LVF mode). Power and charging are possible via the USB-C port. Double SD Card slot (UHS-IIx1 and UHS-I x1), 5GHz/2.4GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity are also supported.
The LUMIX Series full-frame mirrorless camera system adopts the L-Mount system to provide users with a diverse and future-proof range of products from Panasonic, Leica Camera and Sigma, according to the company.
The LUMIX S5 will be priced at $1,999.99 for the body only and at $2,299.99 with a 20-60 kit lens.