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Panasonic Lumix S5

Panasonic Lumix S5
alaScore 99

10 reviews

Apr, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Panasonic Lumix S5. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and performance. The storage and portability also get good feedback, whereas the focus and size get negative comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix S5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Cam Bunton (pocket-lint.com)

Panasonic Lumix S5 review: The full-frame 4K master

 

If you're looking for a small-scale full-frame camera that's also a video capture ace then there's nothing to outclass the S5 at this price point.

Compact for a full-frame camera ; Great design and build ; Relatively affordable for its spec and performance ; Reliable autofocus/people tracking ; Charges via USB-C ; Two SD card slots

4K60p crops down to APS-C ; Focus selector button could be easier to adjust ; Only one of the SD card slots is UHS-II

This well-made and compact full-frame camera doesn't cost a whole lot more than the Micro Four Thirds video champ: the GH5. And it's cheaper than its larger-scale full-frame sibling: the Lumix S1. So, whichever way you look at it, the Lumix S5 is...

Oct, 2020

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Panasonic Lumix S5 Review

 

Panasonic's new full-frame 24mp L-Mount camera, the Panasonic Lumix S5, reviewed - a more compact L-Mount camera, it offers a wide range of features and abilities to would suit both the stills photographer, and the videographer.

Nov, 2020

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Panasonic Lumix S5 review: Incredible video power in a smaller package

 

The Lumix S5 is Panasonic's answer to Canon's EOS R6 and is the best video-centric camera in its price range. It's smaller and costs less than the Lumix S1, but it actually delivers better video features. That includes a flip-out display, five-axis...

4K 10-bit video ; 5-axis stabilization ; Flip-out display ; Compact size ; Faster autofocus

Poor contrast-detect autofocus ; Poor electronic viewfinder ; Slow photo burst speeds

Canon’s $2,500 EOS R6 has higher internal data rates and superior Dual Pixel phase-detect autofocus, plus it’s better for still photography. However, the S5 is $500 cheaper and should suffer less from overheating issues that can cripple video recording...

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Daven Mathies (digitaltrends.com)

Panasonic Lumix S5 review: A true enthusiast’s camera

 

The Lumix S5 is Panasonic's true answer to the Sony A7 III and Nikon Z 6. There's still room for improvement, but it scores big wins in design and video.

Excellent design, build quality ; Improved face/eye autofocus ; 96MP high-resolution mode ; Unlimited 4K/30 recording ; 30-minute 4K/60

Low-resolution EVF ; Autofocus lags behind competition ; Slow continuous shooting

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Dale Baskin , Carey Rose , Jeff Keller (dpreview.com)

Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 is the company's most portable full-frame stills/video hybrid camera. Read our in-depth review to see how it stacks up against the competition.

For those who have been intrigued in Panasonic's full-frame cameras, but didn't want to haul around the 900g (2 lb) Lumix S1/R hybrid cameras or the video-centric, 1kg (2.3 lb) Lumix S1H, meet the Lumix S5. It's very much a stills/video hybrid like the...

Mar, 2021

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 Review

 

Excellent 24MP full-frame sensor ; 5-axis IBIS ; Improved DFD focus system ; 10-bit 4K60 video ; 5.9K ProRes Raw with Ninja V ; Dust and splash protection ; Superb ergonomics ; Dual SDXC card slots

L-mount lens library still growing ; Tracking focus limited to 6fps

The Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 is a slimmer, more affordable full-frame camera, with loads of appeal for photographers shopping for an entry-level or midrange model.

Nov, 2020

Expert review by : Luke Gardner (photobite.uk)

Lumix S5 Review: The Perfect All-Round Full Frame Mirrorless Camera on the Market?

 

The Lumix S5 is a full-frame, all-rounder that can meet every possible shooting scenario from landscape photography to vlogging.

Ease of use in both photo and video modes ; Dual ISO for video ; Clean 4K professional footage

AI Auto-focus tracking struggles ; Lens variety is limited

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Jon Devo (digitalcameraworld.com)

Panasonic Lumix S5 review

 

Could the Panasonic Lumix S5 be the best $2,000/£2000 camera on the market? It makes a strong case

Best in-class video performance ; Compact full-frame quality ; Magnesium frame and vari-angle screen ; Dual SD card slots

HDMI port not full-size ; Only Contrast AF

Despite its compact size, the Lumix S5 shares the impressive 24MP CMOS sensor housed in the Lumix S1, but with improved AF. It also has a tough weather-resistant body and delivers up to 6.5-stops of image stabilisation with compatible lenses. Its...

Sep, 2020

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