Panasonic Lumix S5 Body Black w/Lumix 20-60mm Lens CS Camera +BONUS 50mm f/1.8 Prime Lens
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The technical details behind this camera
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 of 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.
BONUS 50mm f/1.8 Prime Lens
Panasonic Lumix S 50mm f/1.8 Weather-Sealed Prime Lens offers excellent optical performance. The LUMIX S F1.8 Series 50mm lens is designed for superior mobility, razor-sharp detail, and true-to-life colour reproduction. Its large F1.8 maximum aperture offers excellent background separation, removing distractions and adding a true sense of depth to your photos and cinematic quality to your videos. An inner focus mechanism is combined with a responsive, accurate, and silent linear motor to cater to the requirements of the modern content creator. A micro-step aperture design enables smooth exposure changes, perfect when filming in changing lighting scenarios. Complementing the weather sealing of our S Series cameras, the LUMIX S 50mm F1.8 is designed to handle the toughest conditions. Its dust and splash-resistant construction inspire confidence to ensure you don’t miss a shot. The L-Mount S-S50 Lens is designed to maximise detail and sharpness without compromising on colour accuracy. The lens array features 9 elements in 8 groups which include 3 ASPH, 1 ED, and 1 UHR lens to minimise aberrations, flare, and ghosting. Offering exceptional sharpness and resolution from the centre to the edges of the frame, the S 50mm F1.8 lens is optimised for the LUMIX full-frame system, helping videographers and photographers realise their creative capability.
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
Our expert's 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.