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Panasonic Lumix S5 II Mirrorless Camera

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Panasonic Lumix S5 II Mirrorless Camera
Key Features
  • 24.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • 6K30p 4:2:0 10-Bit Video Recording
  • C4K/4K60p 4:2:2 10-Bit Unlimited
  • 3.68m-Dot 0.78x-Magnification OLED LVF
Designed for content creators needing strong stills and video performance, the second-generation Panasonic Lumix S5 II Mirrorless Camera is equipped with a host of new features to bring your vision to life. Benefitting from a new sensor design and an updated processing engine with L2 technology, the S5 II is the first Lumix camera to offer Phase Hybrid AF for fast and precise autofocusing performance. Making full use of the 24.2MP sensor and enhanced processor, this camera records 6K video for up to 30 minutes, while unlimited 4K video capture is available as well. Optimized for video, the S5 II is also equipped with a new Active I.S. system, which supports walking shots to further enhance image stabilization while recording video.
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Panasonic S5 II Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4New Sensor and Processing Engine
  • 56K and 4K Video Recording
  • 6Phase Hybrid AF System
  • 7Dual I.S. 2 with Active I.S.
  • 8Body Design
  • 9Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
  • 10Other Camera Features
By B&H Photo's
Designed for content creators needing strong stills and video performance, the second-generation Panasonic Lumix S5 II Mirrorless Camera is equipped with a host of new features to bring your vision to life. Benefitting from a new sensor design and an updated processing engine with L2 technology, the S5 II is the first Lumix camera to offer Phase Hybrid AF for fast and precise autofocusing performance. Making full use of the 24.2MP sensor and enhanced processor, this camera records 6K video for up to 30 minutes, while unlimited 4K video capture is available as well. Optimized for video, the S5 II is also equipped with a new Active I.S. system, which supports walking shots to further enhance image stabilization while recording video.
New Sensor and Processing Engine
Featuring an upgraded full-frame 24.2MP CMOS sensor and an updated image processing engine with L2 technology, the S5 II's sensor incorporates a newly-developed Phase Hybrid AF system — a first for Lumix-series cameras — providing 779 phase-detection points for significantly-improved subject tracking. Balancing high sensitivity and a wide dynamic range, the sensor provides a useful ISO 100-51200 range, which can be expanded to ISO 50-204800 for working in a variety of lighting conditions. Well-equipped for action and fast-moving subjects, the S5 II also enables full-res shooting at up to 9 fps with the mechanical shutter and up to 30 fps with the electronic shutter. Additionally, the S5 II utilizes sensor-shift stabilization technology and features a High Resolution mode to capture and compile eight separate exposures to create a single 96MP raw or JPEG file. Suitable for static subjects and when working on a tripod, this mode creates a more highly detailed and color accurate image than a single shot alone can produce and produces an image with a 12000 x 8000-pixel resolution.
6K and 4K Video Recording
In addition to stills, the S5 II sports highly capable video recording assets. Full-frame 6K30p recording with 4:2:0 10-bit color can be captured for up to 30 minutes, while unlimited video recording is possible when filming in DCI and UHD 4K60p 4:2:2 10-bit mode. The camera supports 120p video capture for videographers who want to create high-resolution slow-motion video, and RAW HDMI output is possible via an optional license upgrade. V-Log has been pre-installed on this camera and is used to capture a flat, neutral gamma curve and an equivalent 14+ stops of dynamic range provides precise control of color data in post-production, as well as seamless editing with footage shot with VariCam cameras.

Borrowing from Panasonic's broadcast line of video cameras, Dual Native ISO helps to achieve a balanced combination of low noise and high sensitivity to better suit working in a variety of lighting conditions. Two dedicated circuits are provided for each pixel: a Low ISO circuit provides base sensitivities of ISO 100 for normal use, ISO 640 when V-Log is applied, ISO 400 when HLG is applied, and ISO 200 when Cinelike D2/V2 is applied; a Low Noise circuit provides base sensitivities of ISO 640 for normal use, ISO 4000 when V-Log is applied, ISO 2500 when HLG is applied, and ISO 1250 when Cinelike D2/V2 is applied.
Phase Hybrid AF System
The S5 II is the first Lumix mirrorless camera to adopt a Phase Hybrid AF system, which offers 779 phase-detection points to provide fast and precise focusing for outstanding AF accuracy. When it comes to autofocus, dependability is the most important thing, and with Phase Detection AF you can fully supplement and track the subject in six different situations that until now had been a challenge for conventional systems to capture. Whether shooting stills or video, this means the S5 II persistently captures the intended subject in difficult scenes involving multiple people in backlit or low-light environments.
Dual I.S. 2 with Active I.S.
Offering comprehensive support for hand-held use, the S5 II incorporates a Dual I.S. 2 image stabilization system, which compensates for approximately 6.5 stops of camera shake to achieve the utmost sharpness for handheld photography. For video applications, the camera is designed with a newly-developed Active I.S. system for walking shots to further enhance image stabilization while the camera is moving and recording video.
Body Design
  • Used in conjunction with other members of the L-Mount Alliance, the L lens mount is a versatile interface with a mount diameter of 51.6mm and a flange distance of 20mm for working with a broad range of optics. Additionally, this camera allows for the use of all the classic and modern Anamorphic lenses that have been in use for over 60 years.
  • A high-resolution 3.68m-dot OLED EVF offers a clear 0.78x magnification along with a smooth 60 fps or 120 fps changeable refresh rate.
  • Large 3.0" 1.84m-dot LCD is a bright, clear means for live view shooting as well as playback and menu navigation. The screen features a free-angle design to suit working from high, low, and front-facing angles, and its touchscreen design affords intuitive settings control.
  • An 8-direction joystick and easy-to-use menu design enables quick and efficient operation.
  • A USB-C port allows for fast file transferring as well as high-speed in-camera battery charging. Additionally, a new full-size HDMI-A port benefits video applications, a 2.5mm port can be used with the optional DMW-RS2 Remote Shutter, and 3.5mm microphone and headphone jacks suit advanced audio recording needs.
  • Dual SD memory card slots — both UHS-II-compatible — offer improved flexibility for image storage, allowing you to segregate raw and JPEG files to different cards, save duplicate files to both cards, or simply double your storage space with overflow recording.
  • An industry-first, the S5 II utilizes a built-in cooling fan to suppress the camera's internal temperature for extended or unlimited recording.
  • A robustly-built magnesium alloy body with a dust and splash-resistant design accommodates working in harsh weather conditions and trying environments.
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
Bluetooth Low Energy (5.0) provides constant connection between your smartphone or tablet with minimal power consumption. For more robust wireless activities, IEEE 802.11b/g/n and 802.11a/n/ac support is also available for faster transmission and more fluid remote control and monitoring. Complementing the camera's wireless connectivity, Lumix Sync is an iOS and Android app designed to pair with the camera for smartphone or tablet-based remote shooting control, wireless image transfer, and updating firmware.
Other Camera Features
  • Real-time LUT enabling color grading to be done in the camera itself
  • Live cropping allows in-frame panning and zooming while recording video
  • In addition to conventional 3:2, 4:3, 1:1, and 16:9 ratios, photos can be recorded in 65:24 and 2:1 panoramic formats
  • Color Shading Compensation corrects the bluish/reddish coloration on the periphery that may occur when older lenses are mounted
  • Compatible with Lumix Tether for remote photo and video shooting via USB
  • 4-channel 48 kHz or 96 kHz 24-bit recording with optional DMW-XLR1 XLR microphone adapter
  • In-camera USB PD battery charging with optional DMW-BTC15 Battery Charger

Panasonic S5 II Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Leica L
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 25.28 Megapixel
Effective: 24.2 Megapixel (6000 x 4000)
Image Sensor
35.6 x 23.8 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Image Stabilization
Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo/Video
100 to 51,200 (Extended: 50 to 204,800)
Continuous Shooting
Mechanical Shutter
Up to 9 fps for up to 200 Frames (Raw) / 300 Frames (JPEG)
Electronic Shutter
Up to 30 fps for up to 200 Frames (Raw) / 200 Frames (JPEG)
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/H.265/MOV/MPEG-4 AVC 4:2:2/4:2:0 8/10-Bit
5952 x 3968 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps [200 Mb/s]
5952 x 3136 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps [200 Mb/s]
5888 x 3312 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps [200 Mb/s]
4096 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/47.95/48.00/50/59.94 fps [150 to 200 Mb/s]
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/47.95/48.00/50/59.94 fps [150 to 200 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/47.95/48.00/50/59.94/100 fps [20 to 150 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes
12-Bit via HDMI
5888 x 3312 at 23.98/25/29.97 fps
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video I/O
1x HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O
1x USB-C Input/Output
Other I/O
1x USB-C Data Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
Wireless
2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth 5.0
Display Type
Free-Angle Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Battery Type
1x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 2200 mAh (Approx. 370 Shots)
Imaging
Lens Mount
Leica L
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 25.28 Megapixel
Effective: 24.2 Megapixel (6000 x 4000)
Image Sensor
35.6 x 23.8 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Sensor Crop (35mm Equivalent)
Crop Factor: 1x
Additional Modes: 1.5x
*Additional Crop Occurs in Select Video Modes
Image Stabilization
Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
Built-In ND Filter
No
Capture Type
Stills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter and Electronic Rolling Shutter 
Shutter Speed
Mechanical Shutter
1/8000 to 60 Seconds
Up to 30 Minutes in Bulb Mode
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/2000 to 60 Seconds
Up to 30 Minutes in Bulb Mode
Electronic Shutter
1/8000 to 60 Seconds
Up to 60 Seconds in Bulb Mode
Bulb/Time Mode
Bulb Mode, Time Mode
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo/Video
100 to 51,200 (Extended: 50 to 204,800)
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Multiple, Spot
Precise Scan Rate Control
Yes
Exposure Modes
Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation
-5 to +5 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Metering Range
0 to 18 EV
White Balance
2500 to 10,000K
Presets: AWB, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set 1, White Set 2, White Set 3, White Set 4
Continuous Shooting
Mechanical Shutter
Up to 9 fps for up to 200 Frames (Raw) / 300 Frames (JPEG)
Electronic Shutter
Up to 30 fps for up to 200 Frames (Raw) / 200 Frames (JPEG)
Interval Recording
Yes
Self-Timer
2/10-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes
3:2
96 MP (12,000 x 8000) *Via In-Camera Pixel-Shift
48 MP (8496 x 5664) *Via In-Camera Pixel-Shift
24 MP (6000 x 4000)
12 MP (4272 x 2848)
6 MP (3024 x 2016)
4:3
85 MP (10,656 x 8000) *Via In-Camera Pixel-Shift
42.5 MP (7552 x 5664) *Via In-Camera Pixel-Shift
21.5 MP (5328 x 4000)
10.5 MP (3792 x 2848)
5.5 MP (2688 x 2016)
16:9
81 MP (12,000 x 6736) *Via In-Camera Pixel-Shift
40.5 MP (8496 x 4784) *Via In-Camera Pixel-Shift
20 MP (6000 x 3368)
10 MP (4272 x 2400)
5 MP (3024 x 1704)
1:1
64 MP (8000 x 8000) *Via In-Camera Pixel-Shift
32 MP (5664 x 5664) *Via In-Camera Pixel-Shift
16 MP (4000 x 4000)
8 MP (2848 x 2848)
4 MP (2016 x 2016)
65:24
13 MP (6000 x 2208)
2:1
18 MP (6000 x 3000)
Aspect Ratio
1:1, 2:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 65:24
Image File Format
JPEG, Raw
Bit Depth
14-Bit
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/H.265/MOV/MPEG-4 AVC 4:2:2/4:2:0 8/10-Bit
5952 x 3968 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps [200 Mb/s]
5952 x 3136 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps [200 Mb/s]
5888 x 3312 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps [200 Mb/s]
4096 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/47.95/48.00/50/59.94 fps [150 to 200 Mb/s]
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/47.95/48.00/50/59.94 fps [150 to 200 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/47.95/48.00/50/59.94/100 fps [20 to 150 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes
12-Bit via HDMI
5888 x 3312 at 23.98/25/29.97 fps
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
Yes
Gamma Curve
Panasonic V-Gamut, V-Log
Recording Limit
No
Broadcast Output
NTSC/PAL
IP Streaming
No
Built-In Microphone
Stereo
Audio Recording
MOV: 2-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
MP4: 2-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHz AAC Audio
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video I/O
1x HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O
1x USB-C Input/Output
Other I/O
1x USB-C Data Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
Wireless
2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth 5.0
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: Lumix Sync
Functionality: Access Stored Files, Firmware Update, Remote Control
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
GPS
*Via Connected Smartphone
Monitor
Display Size
3"
Resolution
1,840,000 Dot
Display Type
Free-Angle Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder
Type
Built-In Electronic (OLED)
Resolution
3,680,000 Dot
Eye Point
21 mm
Coverage
100%
Magnification
Approx. 0.78x
Diopter Adjustment
-4 to +2
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Continuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus Points
Photo, Video
Contrast Detection, Phase Detection: 779
Autofocus Sensitivity
-6 to +18 EV
Flash
Built-In Flash/Light
No
Flash Modes
Auto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Maximum Sync Speed
1/250 Second
Flash Compensation
-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash System
TTL
External Flash Connection
Shoe Mount
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity
10 to 80%
General
Battery Type
1x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 2200 mAh (Approx. 370 Shots)
Shoe Mount
1x Hot Shoe
Tripod Mounting Thread
1x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Material of Construction
Magnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D)
5.29 x 4.03 x 3.55" / 13.44 x 10.24 x 9.02 cm (Without Protrusions)
Weight
1.45 lb / 658 g (Body Only)
1.64 lb / 744 g (With Recording Media)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
13.4 x 7.4 x 6.6"

Panasonic S5 II Reviews

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I'm shooting with Canon 6D right now, but ...

I'm shooting with Canon 6D right now, but considering mirrorless. Is there an adaptor that will allow me to use my Canon and Tamron lenses?
Asked by: Dorothy
The Sigma MC21 is ideal for EF to L mount and is certified by Panasonic as an approved adapter
Answered by: Anthony
Date published: 2023-10-14

Does this have a BNC connector?

Does this have a BNC connector?
Asked by: Cat
No, it does not have a BNC connector. -M
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2023-11-28

Does the internal screen turns off when i start ...

Does the internal screen turns off when i start recording, and an external monitor is connected through hdmi?
Asked by: Emmanuel
Hello, Emmanuel! When you output through HDMI, the camera monitor turns off and you see the image on the external monitor. -C
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2023-02-15

Is there an adapter similar to the Sigma MC-21 ...

Is there an adapter similar to the Sigma MC-21 adapter that would allow people to use Nikon glass on a the S5 body?
Asked by: Curtis
Yes, depending on if you need autofocus or manual focus, you can use these adapters to use a Nikon glass on a Lumix s5 body https://bhpho.to/3wKuLyX.
Answered by: Samik G
Date published: 2023-02-01

I'm assuming this camera will support time code?

I'm assuming this camera will support time code?
Asked by: John
Yes, the Panasonic S5 II will support time code.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2023-01-05

Can you record crop video at 9x16 for Instagram?

Can you record crop video at 9x16 for Instagram?
Asked by: Yoram
No, the Panasonic Lumix S5 II Mirrorless Camera does not have a vertical shooting mode. The way to record vertically would be to tilt the camera 90 degrees.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2023-03-12

how good in low light?

how good in low light?
Asked by: syed
Panasonic Lumix S5 II Mirrorless Camera BH #PADCS5M2 is excellent in low light. The camera provides a useful ISO 100-51200 range, which can be expanded to ISO 50-204800 for working in a variety of lighting conditions.
Answered by: Samik G
Date published: 2023-01-08

Can this camera record the time and date stamped ...

Can this camera record the time and date stamped in to the image?... not timecode.
Asked by: Anthony
Hello! It doesn't have a timestamp. -M
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2023-05-19
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