Panasonic Lumix S5 Body Only Black Compact System Camera

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The technical details behind this camera

The hybrid S5 packs the essential capabilities of the ground-breaking flagship S Series cameras into a small, mobile and robust body. Enthusiasts who want to take their content creation to the next level can harness the incredible image quality of a powerful full-frame sensor. The S5’s compact size belies the impressive performance under the hood - this camera is class-leading in the sheer breadth of video and stills capabilities it puts in the hands of content creators. The S5 is packed with impressive video capabilities, including 4K 60p 10-bit internal recording and external output via HDMI, full Varicam V-log profile pre-installed in the camera, 4:3 Anamorphic Super 35 mode and up to 180 frames per second (fps) Slow Motion shooting. For hybrid shooters who want to take a step up, the S5 delivers stunning image quality and greater creative scope. It contains the 24.2-megapixel 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor first introduced in the LUMIX S1, providing impressive low-light performance and incredibly high dynamic range. This is backed by the 5-axis Dual I.S. 2 image stabilisation system with up to 6.5-stops of camera shake correction for handheld shooting. The camera also incorporates an improved Deep Learning autofocus algorithm that detects specific subjects – humans and fast-moving animals – with great accuracy

Exceptional recording performance for video creation

A 4k 10 Bit output is delivered seamlessly via HDMI and can also be stored as unlimited 4K 30p/25p 4:2:0 8-bit internal recording. Slow & Quick mode enables impressive slow and quick motion video with autofocus, and can be accessed directly using the mode dial. In 4K the S5 achieves up to 30x quick or 2.5x slow motion at 1-60fps, and in FHD it achieves 60x quick or 7.5x slow motion at 1-180fps. The camera features V-Log/V-Gamut with a wide dynamic range of 14+ stops, in line with the dynamic range of the Panasonic VariCam, to precisely capture everything from dark to bright areas. Subtle gradations such as skin tones are faithfully reproduced. Designed with consistent color management in mind, the recorded footage is easily matched with V-Log footage recorded by the LUMIX S1/S1H, or V-Log L footage recorded by the LUMIX GH5/GH5S, for an easier post production workflow. Practical tools like a Waveform Monitor and V-Log View Assist are included

Stunning image quality

The S5 has a 24.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor (35.6 mm x 23.8mm) with Dual Native ISO technology. The sensor can leverage a dual-base ISO setting, resulting in minimised noise and outstanding image quality from low to high sensitivity. Dual Native ISO provides a greater variety of artistic choices, with the ability to use less light if desired. The S5’s Dual Native ISOs are 640 and 4000v in V-Log. This feature teams up with the Venus Engine processor to deliver a maximum ISO of up to 51200. With the new Live View Composite function, the camera releases the shutter at designated exposure intervals and produces a single picture combining all the areas of high luminosity such as lights, stars or fireworks. The photographer can monitor this in Live View. Panasonic’s 5-Axis Dual I.S. 2 offers excellent stability in a range of situations. A high-precision gyrosensor joins the Dual I.S. system of 5-axis in-body stabilisation and 2-axis optical stabilisation in selected lenses for highly accurate shake detection and compensation. This makes it possible to use up to 6.5 stops slower shutter speed in both photo and video. Incredibly stable performance can be achieved when shooting handheld at much slower shutter speeds and lower ISO values, reducing the need to carry a tripod or gimbal. The 96MP High Resolution mode creates highly detailed images that can be turned into enormous prints or used in commercial imagery. Using sensor shift technology, it captures and combines eight consecutive images in-camera for outstanding results – from reproducing the delicate colours of natural landscapes to intricate fine arts, and can also be used when moving subjects are in the scene, by switching to the sub mode. It produces a 96-megapixel equivalent (12,000 x 8,000-pixel) RAW and/or JPEG image.

High-speed, high-precision AF supported by real-time detection technology

Panasonic has achieved high-speed AF with its advanced control technology incorporating the major devices – lens, sensor and imaging engine. The lens and sensor communicate at a maximum 480 fps. Contrast AF with DFD technology allows the S5 to achieve an ultra high-speed, high-precision AF of approximately 0.08 sec. It also excels in low-light shooting, with -6EV luminance detection performance in Low Light AF, thanks to the higher sensitivity and optimised tuning of the sensor. The S5 also incorporates an improved Deep Learning autofocus algorithm that offers greater accuracy in detecting specific subjects – including humans, people’s faces, and fast-moving animals. In addition to the eye, face and body, the head is also separately recognised by real-time detection technology to provide even more precise focusing. The camera keeps tracking subjects when they move quickly, turn away, tilt their head or move far away from the camera. Also, improvements to DFD technology have enhanced AFC, which allows the camera to keep tracking small or fast-moving subjects and capture them in crisp focus.

Key Features

  • Full Frame 4K 10-Bit Rec 
  • Dual Image Stabilisation 
  • RAW Video Data Output 
  • Compact & tough camera body 

Top three Reasons we think you will love this camera

  • Awesome hybrid usage for both stills and video
  • Pro level 4k video performance
  • Serious build quality


  • Panasonic Lumix Digital Camera DC-FZ80
  • Body Cap 
  • Hot Shoe Cover 
  • Cover for the Battery Grip Connector 
  • Shoulder Strap 
  • Battery Pack 
  • Battery Charger 
  • AC Adaptor 
  • USB Connection Cable (A-C) 

Our experts opinion

We love the GH5 and its been amazingly popular. And we love the feel, engineering and capability of the S Series cameras. This beast takes all we love about the GH5 and takes a quantum leap forward with the addition of all we love about Panasonics full frame S series. A true hybrid camera and ideal as a single camera solution for a day of shooting on the fly with interviews and narrative and stills all produced by the same awesome machine. The exceptional still capability marries delightfully with the superb video capability and delivers a thoroughly professional result on every aspect from realistic skin tones to the stable and feature packed Auto Focus system. Build usability is exceptional, durability is a clear focus and Panasonic have definitely engineered this camera to be used in the field. And more importantly the commitment is clear from Panasonic, Leica and Sigma to develop lenses for this format and offers customers the comfort that they are here for the long haul.

Product Specs

24 Megapixels
Video Type
4K Video Recording
CMOS Sensor
Shutter Speed
Still image: Bulb (Max. 30 minutes), 1/8,000 - 60 Electronic front curtain shutter: Bulb (Max. 30 minutes), 1/2,000 - 60 Electronic shutter: Bulb (Max. 60 sec), 1/8,000 - 60 Motion picture: 1/16,000 - 1/25 Creative Video M mode / MF mode: 1/16,000 - 1/2
View Finder
OLED Live View Finder
Screen Size
Free-angle, 3.0-inch (7.5cm), 3:2 aspect
Tilt Screen
Battery: Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 2200mAh, 16Wh) (bundled) USB power supply, USB power charging
97.1mm (H) x 132.6mm (W) x 81.9mm (D)

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Panasonic Lumix S5 Body Only Black Compact System Camera
$2,499 $2,399.00