The Panasonic Lumix S5 IIX is a new ground-breaking Lumix mirrorless camera. Hybrid Phase Detection Auto-Focus detects subjects in difficult conditions and offers all-around AF improvements. The 24-megapixel sensor can record 6K video internally and up to 180fps. This version has additional Apple ProRes support with SSD and Atomos outputs. Also included are two Panasonic Lumix lenses.
Panasonic Lumix S5 IIX Digital Camera Body with 20-60mm Lens Key Features:
- Powerful L-mount mirrorless camera
- 24-megapixel 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor
- Internal 10-bit 6K30p and 4K60p video recording
- Supports Hybrid Phase Detection Auto Focus
- Detects subjects in low light and difficult conditions
- High Frame Rate recording at 120fps and 180fps S&Q capture
- Record 5.8K Apple ProRes to an SSD using HDMI or USB
- Supports Apple ProRes RAW video output to Atomos
- Supports wired and wireless IP streaming and USB tethering
- Dual Native ISO sensitivity allows a maximum ISO of 51200
- Upgraded image stabilisation enhances handheld shooting
- Dual card slots support different recording and data methods
- 3-inch touch-control monitor and 3,680K-dot OLED Live Viewfinder
- Splash- and dust-resistant construction endures harsh conditions
- Comes with a 20-60mm f3.5-5.6 and 50mm f1.8 lens
Expanded Panasonic Lumix S5 IIX Digital Camera Body with 20-60mm Lens Key Features:
May 2023 Update
- - BRAW compatibility. In addition to ProRes RAW, Blackmagic RAW is now available.
- - Expanded compatibility of external devices.
- - ATOMOS Ninja V and ATOMOS SHOGUN CONNECT are also supported in addition to ATOMOS Ninja V+.
(firmware updates to the external devices may be required in order to realise these recording modes).
Improved AF Performance
Panasonic’s Lumix S5 IIX improves over its predecessor thanks to a suite of new features - including a new imaging engine. Developed within the L Technology partnership between Leica and Lumix, the S5 IIX sports a new 24-megapixel sensor that offers Hybrid Phase Detection Auto-Focus. Combining the Hybrid Phase Detection AF with Contrast Detect AF allows fast and dependable results when shooting stills or video.
With 779-area metering, this new AF system can detect target subjects in low light, backlight and other difficult conditions. The system will constantly track the subject even when there are other moving objects within the frame. Not stopping there, continuous AF during zooming and AF micro adjustments are also available.
Outstanding Video Functions
With a new engine comes new video recording capabilities. The S5 IIX can record 4:2:0 10-bit 6K video at 30fps, as well as 5.9K at 30fps in a 16:9 ratio and 4K at up to 60fps. High Frame Rate recording at up to 120fps is also supported, as well as Slow & Quick capture at up to 180fps. When using the camera on long shoot days, a new low-profile heat management system allows unlimited recording times so you can keep shooting and never miss a moment.
Footage always looks stunning thanks to a range of picture profiles including 14+ stop V-Log and V-Gamut. A new Real Time LUT function enables colour grading LUTs to be uploaded to an SD card and applied directly to the camera, eliminating time-consuming post-production work. For audio capture, a built-in microphone can record clear 48kHz/24-bit audio and external XLR microphones can be attached to the camera for recording 98kHz/24-bit audio.
Versatile Photo Features
As well as for video, the S5 IIX is perfect for delivering professional photo performance. High-speed burst shooting at up to 9fps with the mechanical shutter and 30fps with the electronic shutter will let you capture fast-moving objects in crystal-clear clarity. For maximum image quality, a 96-megapixel High-Resolution Mode takes photos in JPEG and RAW files, whilst the Dual Native ISO sensitivity minimises noise and allows a maximum ISO of 51200 and 204800 when extended.
Reliable and Versatile
The S5 IIX has been ergonomically designed to make photo and video shoots effortless. Workflows are minimised with the use of AWB Lock, MF Assist and a new Live Crop function which records footage using the entire sensor surface allowing 4K and FHD images to be cropped out. A 3-inch free-angle touch-control monitor and 3,680K-dot OLED Live Viewfinder make viewing and capturing images easier than ever.
For shooting in any environment and condition, the S5IIX sports magnesium alloy die-cast front and rear frames, and a splash- and dust-resistant construction. The camera’s connectivity options include a full-size HDMI Type A terminal and high-speed USB 3.2 Gen 2, or for wireless use an improved Wi-Fi 5Ghz connection to smartphones and tablets. Dual card slots that both use UHS-II cards support Relay Recording, Backup Recording and Allocation Recording.
Panasonic Lumix Lens
The Lumix S 20-60mm f3.5-5.6 is a compact, lightweight standard zoom lens that covers ultra-wide 20mm to standard 60mm focal lengths. The wide viewing angle makes it easier to shoot indoors where room space is limited, while a stunning close-up capability of 0.15m (maximum magnification 0.43x) supports table-top photography. The Lumix S 20-60mm f3.5-5.6 also ensures smooth, high-quality video recording thanks to a mechanism that suppresses focus breathing.
Also bundled with the camera is Panasonic’s 50mm f1.8 S lens. This impressively compact and lightweight lens weighs just 300g and its advanced optical structure makes this a truly versatile lens for all-day use. Exceptional image quality is ensured with its optical makeup that comprises 9 premium glass elements arranged into 8 groups, which significantly suppress chromatic and spherical aberration. The lens features a wide, bright and fast maximum aperture of f1.8 that offers enhanced low-light performance as well as expressive control over depth of field. This is an all-rounder lens that offers professional quality in any scenario.
What’s in the box?
- 1 x Panasonic Lumix S5 IIX Digital Camera Body
- 1 x Body Cap
- 1 x Hot Shoe Cover
- 1 x Battery Grip Connector Cover
- 1 x Shoulder Strap
- 1 x Battery Pack
- 1 x AC Adaptor
- 1 x USB-A to USB-C Cable
- 1 x Panasonic Lumix S 20-60mm f3.5-5.6 Lens
- 1 x Panasonic Lumix S 50mm f1.8 Lens
- 2 x Lens Cap
- 2 x Lens Hood
- 2 x Lens Rear Cap
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How big is the camera?
The S5 IIX measures 134.3 x 102.3 x 90.1mm and weighs 657g.
What is the battery life?
This camera has a 2200mAh high-capacity battery that can capture 1,250 images or continuously record 90 minutes of 4K 60fps video on a full charge. It can be recharged via AC or USB.
What is the difference between the S5 IIX and the S5 II?
Whilst the two cameras share most features, the S5 IIX can record 5.8K Apple ProRes to an SSD, and even output Apple ProRes RAW video to an Atomos. The S5 IIX also supports wired and wireless IP streaming and USB tethering.
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