Panasonic S5 could have had a full size HDMI

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Its the new normal today with designers, everything must be in a straight line therefore sacrificing a much needed full size HDMI socket on the new Panasonic S5.

I have now proven via Photoshop that a full size HDMI socket could have been an option.

A micro HDMI is a complete waste of time and has proven itself on many shoots how fragile it is.

Panasonic broke the mould with the GH5 using a full size HDMI and hey presto a few professional cameras down the line the mould is now broken.

Micro HDMI is not a professional connector !!!

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3 comments on this post

  1. Brendan Deere says:

    Hopefully someone will manufacture a cage with a locking micro HDMI device to prevent accidental disconnection or damage to the port. As you say so unnecessary on such a good camera such as this designed for professional work.

  2. Maybe there is not enough room inside?

  3. Hi Philip – it’s frustrating but hopefully we will see an enterprising solution. I see three screwheads that might be suitable for fixing a retainer/strain relief device. A short adapter cable should do the trick.

    BTW If you get one in please check the latency over HDMI for live work. Personally I’m not too fussed about anything except 1080p for live output but I know the GH4/5 had some quite noticeable lag.

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