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Panasonic Lumix S5

Panasonic Lumix S5
alaScore 99

15 reviews

Oct, 2021

We have collected and analysed 15 expert reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 90/100. The average review date is 21-11-2020. We have compared these reviews to 1115002 reviews from other Digital Cameras. The alaScore™ for this product is 99/100 = Excellent. Last update: 16-10-2021.

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Expert review by : Amy Davies (t3.com)

Panasonic Lumix S5 review

 

Blending together the best of both worlds, this full-framer is what we've been waiting for from Panasonic

Great handling ; Fantastic video specs ; Fully articulating touch-sensitive screen

Advanced video users will miss the full-sized HDMI port ; Compatible lenses are large compared to the body

Panasonic has faced a lot of criticism with its S series of full-frame cameras - they haven’t been as warmly received as its smaller-format G series. By listening to that feedback and essentially melding together the two lines, the S5 very much feels...

Sep, 2021

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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