Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor

Panasonic is delighted to announce the LUMIX S5, a new hybrid full-frame mirrorless camera that achieves excellent performance in both video and photo as well as exceptional flexibility for serious videographers and photographers. 

4K 4:2:2 10-bit internal recording
4:2:2 10-bit 60p HDMI output Updated.
Improved AF system Dual IS
Dual Native ISO4K Anamorphic video (4:3)
Free Angle LCD In-camera frame markers for different aspect ratiosVertical video playback

The S5 will be available from the end of September for £1,799.99 for body only, or £1,999.99 for the kit which includes the LUMIX S Series 20-60mm f3.5-5.6 lens. From today until 30th September, Panasonic LUMIX UK are also running a pre-order launch offer of a complimentary DMW-XLR1 microphone adaptor or Sigma 45mm f2.8 lens by redemption*1

At the heart of the camera, the LUMIX S5 contains a 24.2-megapixel 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor that boasts wide dynamic range and high sensitivity performance. The LUMIX S5 further realises a maximum ISO 51200 of crystal-clear high sensitivity video with the adoption of the Dual Native ISO technology. 

The LUMIX S5 is the smallest and lightest S Series camera to date, measuring only 132.6 x 97.1 x 81.9 mm (approx) and with a body-only weight of 630g. This makes the S5 incredibly portable and easy to use for extended handheld shooting. 

HDW : Stupidly Panasonic have opted for a Micro HDMI on this camera…BAD CHOICE. This is when you know your designers DO NOT use the camera in a professional environment.

As a pioneer of hybrid mirrorless cameras, Panasonic LUMIX has the largest line-upof cameras that record 4K 10-bit video*2. The latest member of the family, the LUMIX S5, is capable of 4K 60p/50p 4:2:0 10-bit, and 4K 30p/25p 4:2:2 10-bit internal recording. It is also capable of 4K 60p/50p 4:2:2 10-bit HDMI output. For 4K 30p/25p 4:2:0 8-bit internal recording, there is no time limitation as Panasonic’s exceptional heat dispersion technology enables stable and continuous video recording. 


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

3 thoughts on “NEW Panasonic S5 £2000 with lens

  1. I feel like the S1 has been the most underrated camera of the last five years, hopefully they add the pro res raw and new af to that as well!

    At this price I’d be tempted to add another

  2. As a GH5 owner, I wanted to get excited about the S5 but unfortunately Panasonic have decided to stay with “death from defocus.” I would have paid another 500 Euros for phase detect autofocus.
    The other strange thing is this price point will in many cases take sales away from the S1 and if Panasonic’s full frame entry price point is this low, what will the GH6 cost?

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