Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Panasonic Lumix S5

let me tell you a little bit about this camera there are a couple of things to consider when it’s time to get yourself a camera.

I’m going to talk about the Lumix S5 so this is a 24-megapixel full-frame camera allowing you to shoot in 4k 60 frames per second as well as shooting in a high speed 1080p up to 180 frames per second.

Because of its full-frame, you’re getting a three to two aspect ratio from your photography standpoint.

but you can also shoot video or shoot photos in a 16 to 9 aspect ratio just depends on what you want to do.

you get dual sd card slots on this camera body which is a good thing because you can do redundant recording to those sd cards.

unfortunately one of those sd card slots is a s2 format but the other one is a s1.

Panasonic Lumis S5

Lumix S5 Specs

  • Full Frame L-Mount Camera
  • Panasonic Lumix S PRO 70-200mm f/2.8
  • Telephoto Full Frame L-Mount Lens
  • Panasonic DMW-BLK22 7.4V
  • 3050mAh Lithium-ion Battery Pack for Lumix S5, GH5, G9, GH5s
  • Lightweight Powerful Hy

when I talk about other DSLR mirrorless cameras from the likes of sony and canon and Nikon and this ibis really does help when it comes to shooting photos too.

Not just worrying about making sure your video is nice and stable you also get a full headphone jack on the side.

just in case you want to monitor your audio while you’re recording you get a USB c jack on the side for plugging in a USB cable to charge up your camera.

So if you want to use it as a webcam or just plug it letting it charge up so you don’t necessarily have to take the battery out to charge the battery.

this is a nice bonus you get about 2200 milliamp hours battery and it’s plenty of power for the use cases.


  • Dual card slots
  • Great Image stabilization
  • Great JPEGs
  • High ISO Output
  • Great menus
  • Super shutter sound.
  • fast autofocus camera
  • Great RAW files
  • 25mp sensor
  • Super 4K 10-bit video
  • Great 5-axis stabilization
  • Flip-out display
  • Great Compact size


  • No Build in Flash
  • No NFC
  • Low contrast-detect autofocus
  • Low electronic viewfinder
  • Low photo burst speeds
  • Limit record only 30 minutes
  • Low AF need improvements
  • Low Rolling shutter need improvements

Video Quality

With this super nice camera, you can shoot in 4k 60 frames per second but the key to this is that you can shoot in 10 bit or you can shoot in v-log or hlg for high dynamic range.

Panasonic will offer a firmware upgrade that will allow you to shoot in 5k externally.

And you have to be able to use the micro HDMI port on the side of it and connect it to an external recorder that will allow you to record an even higher resolution for your video.

it’s pretty nice that they’re able to do that on this type of camera because this is a middle-of-the-road mid-range pro summer camera body.

this is not a beginner’s camera and it’s not a proline but it’s the middle of the road and it’s offering quite a bit of the same specs that you’re going to get from the upper echelon of the canon s1h.

This is a nice camera for studio shots and portraits and the focus on it is outstanding.

It’s always been a bit of not-so-good, but the autofocus was easy to lock with this model.

So what can I say about this camera it’s outstanding for photography.

focus is not going to be easy for the camera because of physics it means as your subject moves closer to the lens the focus is going to have to work a little bit harder.

So if you’re looking for something that is really going to take some nice photos and if you have a better prime lens this is going to crush it from a photography standpoint.

I really did enjoy my time with it it actually felt good to shoot with it so it really made this an enjoyable experience for me.

Panasonic Lumis S5
Panasonic Lumis S5 2
Panasonic Lumis S5 3



In the end that is my thoughts in my review of the Lumix S5 from Panasonic the full-frame mirrorless camera that is the middle-of-the-road prosumer camera out there.

Panasonic Lumix S5

Release Date2 September 2020
Body Type SLR Style Mirrorless
Sensor typeCMOS Full Frame
Sensor size35.6 x 23.8 mm
Sensor resolution6000 x 4000
Sensor pixels 24
ProcessorVenus Engine
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
ISOAuto 100-51200
Expands 50-204800
Stabilization 5 axis 6.5 stops
Focus typeDepth from defocus
Focus points225
Manual focus Yes
Lens mountLeica L
Focal length multiplier1x
Screen typeFully Articulated LCD touch
Screen size3.0″
Screen resolution1,840,000 dots
Viewfinder typeElectronic Oled
Viewfinder resolution2,360,000 dots
Viewfinder magnification0.74x
Shutter typeElectronic controlled vertical traverse focal plane
Shutter speedMin 60
Max 1/8000
Continuous drive7.0 fps
External flashYes
Sync speed1/250 sec
Exposure compensation+/-5 at 1/3 EV steps
AE Bracketing +/-3 (3,5,7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps
WB Bracketing Yes
Video resolution 4k/60p
Full HD 180
Video formatMPEG 4, H.264, H.264
Log Gamma V Log
Video formatMPEG 4, H.264, H.264
Storage typeSD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-II on slot 1 dual slot
Connectivity USB 3.2 GEN 1/ 5 GBit sec
Wireless transmitter 802.11b/g/n/ac 5GHz
Build in BluetoothYes
Battery Life CIPA440 shoots

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