Panasonic Releases the Lumix S5 II
Panasonic announced the release of two new mirrorless cameras with features fans have long awaited. The new Panasonic Lumix S5II and S5IIX are updated versions of the S5, one of the best value full-frame hybrid cameras.
Panasonic Lumix S5II Features
The Panasonic S5II is a highly anticipated update to the popular S5 camera. While similar to the S5, the S5II has two distinct features that set it apart.
First, the S5II is capable of shooting video at 6k 30fps (200Mbps LGOP 4:2:0 10-Bit). While this is a nice upgrade, the considerably more important new feature is phase detect autofocus. This is a feature many Panasonic fans have been asking for in mirrorless cameras, and will be an exciting upgrade for those who shoot action or news.
The S5II X is slightly upgraded version of the camera. This camera has an incredibly similar build and set of features as the S5II with a few additions such as HDMI raw video output, Pro Res, and recording to SSD via USB.
Here are some additional tech specs:
- A new L2 technology image engine
- New 24.2MP CMOS sensor with PDAF
- 6K30 Opengate video
- 14+ stop V-Log/V-Gamut dynamic range
- New Phase Hybrid AF
- New Active I.S. technology
- 30 fps electronic burst shooting
- Real-time LUT application
- High frame rate, 10-bit 4:2:2 C4K/4K video
- RAW video recording output upgrade option
- Enhanced 4-channel audio
- Enhanced Dual-Native ISO
The S5II is expected to ship January 2023 and the S5IIX is expected to ship May 2023. Cine D published an in depth review of the S5II and S5IIX features, which you can view here.
How to Rig the S5II
When it comes to rigging the S5II, Zacuto has you covered. Our new Panasonic S5II cage is lightweight while still offering a wide range of mounting options. For a full rig shoulder setup, check out our ACT Recoil rig and accessories. The ACT rig includes everything you need to create a balanced and configurable mirrorless or DSLR rig.
To learn more about our S5II cage, check out the video below:
Overall, the Panasonic S5II is a powerful and versatile camera that is sure to be a hit with photographers and videographers alike. Its new features and improved performance make it a great choice for those looking to upgrade their gear.