PANASONIC LUMIX S5
SPECIFICATIONS Price: £1799/$1998 body only Sensor size: 23.8x35.6mm, 24.2-megapixels Formats: H.264/MOV 4:2:2 10-bit 4K and 4K anamorphic 23.97/25/29.97p 150Mbps. FHD 23.98/25/25/29.97/50/59.94p 100Mbps. H.264/MOV 4:2:0 8-bit 4K, 4K anamorphic and FHD 23.98/25/25/29.97/ 50/59.94p 100-150Mbps. H.265/MOV 4:2:0 10-bit 4K 50/ 59.94 200Mbps. H.265/ MP4 4:2:0 10-bit 4K 50/ 59.94 72-100Mbps. H.265/MP4 4:2:0 8-bit 4K 23.97/25/29.97p 100Mbps, FHD 23.97/25/ 29.97/50/59.94/100/119.88/ 180p 20-28bps External recording: 4K 4:2:2 10-bit 23.97/25/29.97/ 50/ 59.94p ISO range: 100-51,200. 50 and 204,800 extended Shutter speeds: 60secs-1/8000sec body animal, tracking, zone (vertical/horizontal), zone (oval and square), single area, single area pinpoint, custom modes, full area touch. Contrast detect Stabilisation: Image sensor shift five-axis Screen: 7.5cm/3in LCD articulating touchscreen, 1.84million dots Viewfinder: OLEDwith 2.36 million dots, 100%view, 0.74x Audio: 2.5mm input Lensmount: L-Mount Focusing: 225-area AF. Auto detection (face, eye, Connectivity: MicroHDMI, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB-C 3.1, 3.5mmheadphone jack Storage: 1xSDUHS-II, 1xSDUHS-1 Dimensions (WxHxD):
For example, the S5 has full V-Log colour gamma like the S1H and Panasonic Varicam cinema cameras, as well as full LUT support and anamorphic shooting with an in-camera desqueeze, plus HLG colour for easy HDR recording. And like the S1H, it has a dual native ISO sensor. This bases at 640 and 4000 ISO when shooting Log, 100 and 640 in normal picture profiles, 400 and 2500 in HLG and 200 and 1250 in Cinelike D2 or V2. The camera does this automatically, whereas you can manually set the base ISO you want to use on the pricier S1H. There is waveformmonitoring, five-axis in-body image stabilisation, speedy 180fps HD recording and 10-bit internal video capture in a wide range of codecs. Where the S1H can record up to 6K, the S5 manages with 4K only. And while the S1H offers All-Intra codec, the S5 uses more compressed Long GOP format, which it records to twin SD cards. One of these is UHS-I, and one is UHS-II, but in our tests both seem to handle even the largest files with ease. In some codecs, the recording time is 30 minutes, as it doesn’t have the cooling fan of the S1H built in, but for the most formats, there is no recording time limit and we certainly never got close to any overheating issues. At launch, the S5 records 4K in up to 60p internally in 4:2:0 10-bit, or 4K/30p at 4:2:2 10-bit. If you want 10-bit 4:2:2 in 4K/60p, you need to record the signal externally.
“The 10-bit codec is a fantastic boost in quality and great for beautifully subtle colours”
It doesn’t take long looking at the files to see any 10-bit codec is a fantastic boost in quality and great for beautifully subtle colours. It uses the full width of the sensor to record oversampled 4K in all frame rates up to 30fps with no crop. When going to 50/60p in 4K, there is an APS-C crop, and the same in HD when shooting faster frame rates than 60p. Panasonic has announced a firmware update coming soon will see the camera upgraded to some of the specs that S1H already has, such as Cinema 4K internal recording, and if you use an Atomos Ninja V recorder, it will be capable of 5.9K Raw at 25/30p, 4K at 60/50p and anamorphic in 3.5K.
TOP The S5 is closer in size to the GH5 than the S1H. Colours are natural and not oversaturated
133x97x82mm/ 5.22x3.82x3.22in Weight: 714g/1.57lb
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