Did Panasonic Make a Mistake Going Full Frame?

Camera Conspiracies:

I want to discuss whether or not Panasonic made a mistake by going full frame. Dividing your attention in two different directions never leads to us getting better cameras. Micro four thirds releases have been lackluster to say the least, and Panasonic with their stubborn contrast detect autofocus isn’t turning any heads in full frame when there are much better cameras available. Was it a mistake for them to try to ask for a piece of the full frame pie when there is already so much competition?

L-mount news roundup…

Panasonic LUMIX S1H and Laowa 24mm lens – Good Match for Macro Filming

Plenty of L-rumors readers images on our L-mount Facebook Group
Panasonic LUMIX S1H: ISO Performance and Exposure Recovery Test (LensProToGo).
Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D (Photozone).
Flash Modes Explained (Explora).

Ian:

Here’s a high ISO 25,600 test shot at f2 on the Lumix S5, in vlog, without any post noise reduction.
The S5 reproduces colour accurately and copes well in low light.
https://youtu.be/DCpVAvWaHgE

 

 

Lumix S5 First Look by Personal View

Panasonic S5 preorders at BHphoto, Adorama. FocusCamera.

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.