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The Compact Panasonic LUMIX S5 Really Puts Things in Focus

Professional content creators will want to check out the Panasonic LUMIX S5, a new hybrid full-frame mirrorless camera featuring a 24.2-megapixel 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor and 4K 60p 10-bit internal recording capabilities. The solid video performance and photography are achieved while retaining that desirable compact size.

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Panasonic says the LUMIX S5 provides impressive low-light performance and incredibly high dynamic range. This is backed by a 5-axis image stabilisation system with up to 6.5-stops of camera shake correction ideal for handheld shooting. The camera also incorporates an improved Deep Learning autofocus algorithm that detects specific subjects–humans and fast-moving animals–with greater accuracy than before.

Vloggers will appreciate the HDMI external output, and full Varicam V-log profile pre-installed in the camera. There are options for capturing content in slow motion at 180 frames per second, and the 4:3 Anamorphic Super 35 mode can help achieve that desirable cinematic look and feel. The camera is also compatible with Panasonic’s DMW-XLR1 microphone adaptor, and RAW video output via HDMI up to 5.9K will be available via a future firmware update.

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The camera’s full magnesium alloy body is splash and dust resistant, making it suitable for working in an expanded range of conditions. Dual SD card slots offer further flexibility with relay recording and backup support. A large, high-resolution OLED viewfinder delivers quick response with minimum distortion for easy and accurate framing.

The Panasonic LUMIX S5 will be available from leading camera outlets from late September retailing at $3,199. The camera can also be packaged with a 20-60mm lens for $3,699.

Panasonic says it’s currently developing several prime and zoom lenses at popular focal lengths for LUMIX S Series users. These new portable and lightweight lenses include a 24mm F1.8, 35mm F1.8, 50mm F1.8, 85mm F1.8 and a 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 lens.

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