Lumix S5 First Look by Personal View

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Personal View writes:

It is here. The 35mm Full Frame Panasonic Lumix S5 L Mount camera. Packing the essence of the conventional S Series camera in a compact, lightweight body, the new hybrid full-frame mirrorless camera LUMIX S5 provides excellent performance in both shooting photos and recording videos for serious, enthusiastic photographers and videographers.

Panasonic S1H & S5 Full Frame Camera Testing by Adam Savage

Adam Savage:

After years of being happy with the Panasonic GH5 as his daily camera, Joey makes the move to full-frame video shooting by testing out Panasonic’s new Lumix S1H and S5 cameras. The S5 in particular is interesting in that it offers the benefits of a full frame sensor at half the price of the S1H. But there are many other considerations for video camera use aside from just the sensor size, and Joey dives into the specifics with a series of comparison tests!

Philip Bloom: Does the SIGMA fp have a future?

Philip Bloom:

This is a semi-review of the Sigma fp. One of the most interesting and perplexing cameras to come out in years. I say semi-review as compared to my usual reviews this is pretty short and I don’t go into everything that it does. This is much more focused on the pros and cons of the camera. Make sure you watch till the end as the final edit of the cinema DNG footage is utterly gorgeous. This camera is capable of one hell of a great image!

Lumix S5 first try – shooting anamorphic Aivascope + Helios 44-2

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Bernard Bertrand:

The Lumix S5 is really impressive, you’ll find a lot of similarities with the bigger brother the Lumix S1H, and its size is smaller than the GH5. It is also a real still image camera for a professional photographer.
The full-frame sensor, the dual image stabilization, the video capabilities make it a fantastic camera for sure for video shooters.
Here I did my very first test with the Lumix S5 and I choose to test it with the 1.5 Avaiscope anamorphic lenses. ( that I really love )

New Panasonic S5 reviews

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Photographyblog published the full Panasonic S5 review:

Overall, though, the new Panasonic S5 is a compelling mid-teir camera that punches well above both its weight and its price-tag. It deserves to give the likes of the Sony A7 III, Canon EOS R and Nikon Z6 more than a run for their money (and yours), and is a deserved winner of our Highly Recommended award.

Panasonic S 24-70mm f/2.8 lens review by Photographyblog

Photographyblog reviewed the Panasonic S 24-70mm f/2.8 lens and concludes:

The Panasonic Lumix S PRO 24-70mm F2.8 lens for L-Mount is an exceptionally well-made lens that shines brightest as you use it across photography and video disciplines.

Focusing is a dream, whether that is manual focus via the focus clutch, or the AF motor that is geared intelligently through the Lumix S1 camera for photography and video. You’ll get fast AF for photography and a smooth AF transitions for video, crucially all performed silently.

We’d expect the lens to withstand the inevitable battering endured through a life of use by a seasoned professional photographer, plus it simply feels great in use.

Tack sharp images are a reality from centre all the way to corners, with an unbelievably good control over lens distortion, especially chromatic aberrations. You may not even need to make any lens corrections to raw images post capture. Bokeh is also pleasant all the way from the maximum aperture down to f/5.6.

So, the Panasonic Lumix S PRO 24-70mm F2.8 lens passes all the tests with flying colours. But now comes the reality of its retail price. It’s the first Panasonic S zoom lens going head to head with an existing Sigma equivalent and its competitor is less than half the price and five star rated no-less.

Is the Panasonic lens worth the extra cash? Commenting on features and handling alone, there are differences, the majority of which favour the Panasonic lens; its manual focus clutch, build quality, plus it is a proprietary lens for the Panasonic system. The Sigma lens is more versatile for close up work, with a superior minimum close focusing distance. If video handling is a concern, then we’d go for the Panasonic lens.

Overall, we have been majorly impressed by the Panasonic Lumix S PRO 24-70mm F2.8 lens for L-Mount. If the asking price is accessible, then it ticks all the boxes.