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The new Lumix S5 could replace the S1 as a point of contact for video and photo content creators.

A few weeks ago we covered the newly announced S5 and where it may sit against the growing line of L mount cameras. While rumors about the offer of the camera surfaced on the internet, we were officially informed of all technical data at today's live event.

Presentation of the Lumix S5

The new S5 has a 24.2 megapixel full-frame sensor and, like the S1, is designed for both photo and video. However, the camera costs $ 500 less than the S1 and costs $ 1999.99. Interestingly, not only does the S5 include higher-tier features, but it also includes the S1H for $ 3,999.

The camera can record up to 60 fps with 4k 4: 2: 0 10bit, but also has 4: 2: 2 10-bit for the standard frame rates. As with the S1H, you can record externally at 4: 2: 2 10-bit 60fps. With a promised firmware upgrade, you can also transfer RAW 5.9k to the Atomos Ninja V.

As in hers Press releaseIt also houses the Panasonic 14+ and V-Log / V-Gamut staples.

The LUMIX S5 offers more than 14 levels of dynamic range, which is as wide as that of cinema cameras, and V-Log / V-Gamut compatibility with the popular colorimetry called “VariCam Look”. A variety of recording formats and modes are also available, including 4: 3 anamorphic, slow and fast motion, 4K / 60p interval recording, and 4K HDR. Additionally, the camera can use an ISO of up to 51,200 in Photo mode and hosts the new standard dual native ISO based on 640 and 4,000.

Gerald Undones First impressions suggest the camera is aimed at high-level amateurs and content creators. However, the additional functions of the camera, such as the anamorphic support, seem anything but amateurs. It could be the perfect action camera for those who take photos with the S1H and need to place an extra unit in a daring location. And its size undoubtedly supports this use case. It is 30% smaller than the S1 and weighs only 714 g. Also with its splash and dust protection made of magnesium alloy.

The Lumix line has never been the first when it comes to autofocus. However, it looks like the S5 will negate that criticism with improved autofocus. This has advanced deep learning technology with real-time detection of the type and characteristics of the subject, such as: B. the human eye, face, head, body and now animals.

Technical data at a glance

  • 24.2 megapixel full screen sensor
  • OLED viewfinder with 2,360,000 points.
  • 1,840,000 point tilt and swivel monitor.
  • ISO: 100-51.200, extended by 50-204.800.
  • Two SD card slots.
  • Dual native ISO.
  • Anamorphic pressing in Super35 format. 1.3x, 1.33x, 1.5x, 1.8x, and 2x squeeze ratios are displayed.
  • Conditions; 2.39: 1, 2.35: 1, 2: 1, 1.85: 1, 16: 9, 4: 3, 5: 4, 1: 1, 4: 5, 9:16.
  • Over 14 stops of dynamic range with V-Log / V-Gamut
  • Improved autofocus.
  • Dimensions: 132.6 mm wide x 97.1 mm high x 81.9 mm deep.
  • Weight: 714 grams

How much and who is it for?

The S5 will be available in a few weeks and will cost $ 1,999 or $ 2,299 with the 20-60mm kit lens. While the camera costs less than the S1, it feels more like a stripped-down version of the S1H. There's no 5.9k in the camera and no low-pass filter, but it's a more versatile video camera than the S1 and takes up less space. When comparison videos appear on YouTube, it will be interesting to see if the S1 is still needed. The S1, S1H and S1R are heavy and larger cameras. The Lumix S5 is smaller, lighter and cheaper, similar to the Sony A7S series. It is clear that the camera is aimed at the hybrid photo / video content creator, but with the features in the camera, it would also be a great B-camera for the S1H.

Additional event information

While the live event was primarily the formal launch of the S5, Panasonic also announced a range of new L-mount lenses.

If you want Panasonic branded L-mount lenses, you don't have great options right now, and all you can do is use zooms. However, we'll be rolling out a number of F / 1.8 primes in the near future, with the 85mm slated to be released in November.

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