Panasonic Lumix S5 mirrorless camera will be announced tomorrow

The new Panasonic Lumix S5 mirrorless camera with L-mount will be announced tomorrow (September 2). The camera specifications can be found in this PDF file. A brief recap of the camera main features is available here. The US price of the Panasonic S5 will be $1,998 for the camera body and $2.298 for the lens kit. Here is another recap of the main S5 specifications (translated):

-It is equipped with a full-size 24.2M CMOS sensor and Venus engine equipped with “dual native ISO” that responds to original color reproduction and suppresses noise to achieve excellent high-sensitivity image quality.

-While equipped with the high video performance of the S series, such as 4K60p video recording and unlimited recording time, it has achieved a highly mobile body size.

・Smooth and flexible 4K60p recording, and expressive power of 4K/FHD 10bit recording with abundant color gradation. Equipped with various video recording formats optimized for various video expressions.

・If you set 4K 60p/30p/24p 10bit, you can record a movie for about 30 minutes, and under the recommended environment, you can resume recording immediately. With 4K 30p/24p 8bit and FHD settings, it is possible to record without time limit (with temperature limit) and support long-time uncut shooting.

・14+stop cinema camera class wide dynamic range and V-Log/V-Gamut realize high level color reproduction from highlight to shadow.

・By strengthening AF tracking and adding new “head recognition” to “face/pupil recognition”/”human body recognition”, we will continue to capture the movement of the subject while responding to the expression intention of the photographer.

-Dual I.S.2, which has a 6.5-step image stabilization function, powerfully assists in the expression of photographs and images in various shooting scenes.

-High sensitivity with a high S/N ratio and regular ISO sensitivity of 51200 with plenty of room. The high-sensitivity image quality that can be achieved with the full-size CMOS sensor and Venus engine, beautifully depicts the subject even in the dark.

-A super-high-definition world of high-resolution mode (equivalent to 96 million pixels) that allows you to pursue details. Realizes an amazing resolution that cannot be obtained with a single shot. You can get a new photographic expression.

-Live view composite that records natural phenomena that occur in front of you with beautiful light trails. You can leave it as a photographic work without leaving the passage of time.

-Photo style that allows you to create a picture that matches your expression intention. Equipped with 9 color styles and 3 monochromes, you can seamlessly set color settings from still images to movies.

-The slow & quick mode (S & Q), which can be quickly accessed from the mode dial, can record up to 2.5 times slower at 4K, slower (60 fps), and up to 5 times slower (120 fps) at FHD while tracking AF. It can record up to 7.5 times slower (180fps).

-Equipped with a newly developed compact mechanical shutter with a maximum of 1/8000 seconds.

・About 1.84 million dot free angle monitor ・About 2.36 million dot OLED finder.

-Dustproof and splashproof specification-Robustness of magnesium alloy frame.

-Supports a new battery (DMW-BLK22) for long-time shooting and a battery grip (sold separately) (DMW-BGS5).

Via Nokishita


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