Panasonic has announced the new Lumix S5, a new hybrid full-frame mirrorless camera for serious photographers and videographers. It comes with a 24.2-megapixel 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor that boasts a wide dynamic range and high sensitivity performance. It also boasts a recording maximum ISO 51,200 high sensitivity video with the adoption of the Dual Native ISO technology.
The S5 features 4K 60p/50p4:2:0 10-bit, 4K 30p/25p 4:2:2 10-bit internal recording and 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. Panasonic’s heat dispersion technology delivers stable, long-time video recording. The camera provides 14+ stops of dynamic range, which is as wide as those of cinema cameras, and V-Log / V-Gamut compatibility with “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 camera boasts high-speed, high-precision AF (Auto Focus) in photo shooting and video recording, 96-megapixel High Resolution Mode (JPEG/RAW), Live View Composite function and HLG Photo mode in a splash/dust-resistant rugged body. Combining the Body I.S. (5-axis) in the camera and the O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabiliser, 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. It also features a 2,200mAh high-capacity battery that can capture approx. 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 S5 is available across channel partners for USD 1999.99 for the body only and USD 2299.99 with a 20-60 kit lens.