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Panasonic announces new hybrid full-frame Mirrorless Camera LUMIX S5II and S5IIX

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Panasonic is proud to announce the new hybrid full-frame mirrorless camera LUMIX S5II and S5IIX as the latest additions to its LUMIX S Series camera line-up. Combining Panasonic’s latest technologies, the new S5II and S5IIX were designed and developed based on the excellent performance in photo/video and stunning mobility of the LUMIX S5 to achieve more assertive shooting style of ambitious creators.

Panasonic has developed a new 24.2-megapixel 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor that complies with PDAF (Phase Detection Auto-Focus). The imaging engine has also been newly developed to achieve high resolution, natural description, and approximately 2x higher-speed signal procession for high bit-rate video recording. Combination of the new sensor and engine achieves both PDAF and high image quality – a hallmark of LUMIX.

In tune with the adoption of PDAF, the AF system evolved into fast, accurate Phase Hybrid AF, making it even more dependable. Advanced subject detection and metering technologies to capture the target subject in focus even in adverse lighting conditions. Once locked on the subject, it keeps tracking even in situations where plural objects are moving in the frame.

The LUMIX S5II and S5IIX provide a powerful image stabilization system for wide-ranging shooting conditions and situations. In addition to Combining the Body I.S. in the camera and the O.I.S. in the LUMIX S Series lens, the 5-axis Dual I.S. 2 the correction power is maximized to allow 6.5-stop slower shutter speed*1. In addition, Active I.S. has been added for even more stable video recording. By determining the status of the camera shake, Active I.S. optimizes horizontal, vertical, and rotational correction ratios. As a result, the performance of image stabilizer is maximized to achieve compensation of approximately 200%*2 larger amount of camera shake compared with the conventional image stabilization.

The LUMIX S5II and S5IIX can be a choice of serious videographers. The adoption of new engine provides the LUMIX S5II and S5IIX with high video performance even comparable with LUMIX S1H. They provide 4:2:0 10-bit 6K (17:9 or 3:2) / 5.9K (16:9), unlimited 4:2:2 10-bit C4K/4K recording capability*3. With a new heat-dispersion mechanism, there is no limit in recording time due to overheating issue*4. The LUMIX S5II and S5IIX contain 14+ stop V-Log/V-Gamut capture to deliver a high dynamic range and broad colors. Plus, a REAL TIME LUT function is provided to enable color grading on the compatible video and photo in camera by applying the LUT(.VLT/.cube) saved in the SD memory card. Users can perform intended color grading on the spot without postproduction and share images online through social networking sites. This function can be used even for livestreaming.

Packing the essence of LUMIX S Series cameras in a compact, lightweight body, the LUMIX S5II and S5IIX have further evolved to meet the demands of all creators.

* Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=200mm when S-E70200 is used. Firmware must be updated to the latest version.

* Compared with LUMIX S5. Focal length 20mm, when using S-R2060.

* When the camera is used at recommended operating temperature 0-40 degrees C.

* 6K and 5.9K at 30p/25p video recording stops once when continuous recording time exceeds 30 minutes if [Thermal Management] is set to [STANDARD]

  1. Professional-quality photo/video performance for unlimited expression

The LUMIX S5II and S5IIX contain newly developed 24-megapixel 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor that complies with PDAF (Phase Detection Auto-Focus). The imaging engine has also been newly developed to achieve high resolution, natural description and approximately 2x higher-speed signal processing for high bit-rate video recording. Under L2 Technology alliance formed by LEICA and LUMIX, both brands co-invested to achieve a development of this imaging engine. Combination of the new sensor and engine achieves both PDAF and high image quality – a hallmark of LUMIX. The LUMIX S5II and S5IIX provide Dual Native ISO sensitivity, the technology that minimizes noise generation by choosing an optimal circuit to use according to the sensitivity before gain processing. As a result, it allows a maximum ISO 51200 (Extended: 204800) high sensitivity recording.

In tune with an adoption of PDAF, the AF system evolved into fast, accurate Phase Hybrid AF, making it even more dependable. With an advanced subject detection and metering technologies to capture the target subject in focus even in adverse lighting conditions such as backlighting or low-light. Once locked on the subject, it keeps tracking even in the situations where plural objects are moving in the frame. It provides 779-area metering and the size of AF area can be selected from more smaller size options. Continuous AF during zooming*1, AF micro adjustment are also available.

Increasing the buffer memory size, the LUMIX S5II and S5IIX are capable of higher speed burst shooting at 9 (AFS) / 7 (AFC) fps with a mechanical shutter and 30 fps (AFS/AFC) with an electronic shutter in JPEG/RAW compared with LUMIX S5.

The LUMIX S5II and S5IIX provide powerful image stabilization system for wide-ranging shooting conditions and situations. Combining the Body I.S. (5-axis) in the camera and the O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer, 2-axis) in the LUMIX S Series lens, the 5-axis Dual I.S. 2 the correction power is maximized to allow 6.5-stop slower shutter speed*2 The 5-axis Dual I.S. 2 works for both photo and video recording, including 4K. In addition, Active I.S. has been added for even more stable video recording. By determining the status of camera shake, Active I.S. optimizes horizontal, vertical, and rotational correction ratios. As a result, performance of image stabilizer is maximized to achieve compensation of approximately 200%*3 larger amount of camera shake compared with the conventional image stabilization. It is highly beneficial in adverse situations, such as in handheld filming without using a gimbal while walking or telephoto fixed-frame shots.

* Conventional zoom lenses require firmware update to use Continuous AF during zooming. The first firmware for S-R2060 and S-R70300 will be released on 10/Jan 2023, UTC 1:00.

* Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=200mm when S-E70200 is used. Firmware must be updated to the latest version.

* Compared with LUMIX S5. Focal length 20mm, when using S-R2060.

  1. A variety of video functions and recording options

The LUMIX S5II and S5IIX can be a choice of serious videographers. Adoption of new engine provides the LUMIX S5II and S5IIX with high video performance even comparable with LUMIX S1H. They provide 4:2:0 10-bit 6K (17:9 or 3:2) / 5.9K (16:9), unlimited 4:2:2 10-bit C4K/4K recording capability*1. With a new heat-dispersion mechanism, there is no limit in recording time due to overheating issue*2. HFR (High Frame Rate) in C4K/4K (48p), FHD (120p), Slow & Quick motion in C4K/4K(1-60fps) / FHD(1-180fps) are also available.

The LUMIX S5II and S5IIX contain 14+ stop V-Log/V-Gamut capture to deliver a high dynamic range and broad colors. V-Log renders a very flat image while maintaining all of the color information within the image. This means that there is a greater level of play when the images are put through post-production processes. Plus, a REAL TIME LUT function is provided to enable color grading on the compatible video and photo in camera by applying the LUT(.VLT/.cube) saved in the SD memory card. Users can perform intended color grading on the spot without postproduction and share images online through social networking sites. This function can be used even for livestreaming.

For impressive expression, unique shooting options such as the, 4K60p interval shooting and 4K HDR video recording are available. In response to requests from professional users, video assist functions such as Waveform Monitor, Vector Scope and Zebra Pattern are available. Some features offered on the S1H and GH6 such as System Frequency (24.00Hz), Synchro Scan, Fan mode and redesigned control panel which enables quick selection of menu are also available on the LUMIX S5II and S5IIX.

48kHz/24bit audio can be recorded using built-in microphone and external microphone for realistic sound recording. Use of external microphone and XLR microphone even allows high-res 96kHz/24bit audio recording.

The LUMIX S5IIX is capable of All-Intra, ProRes recording on SSD via USB. It also features wired/wireless IP streaming function and USB tethering. Moreover, Apple ProRes RAW recording is possible by HDMI RAW output to Atomos Ninja V+ monitor recorder*4 on the LUMIX S5IIX. The ProRes RAW output to Atomos Ninja V+ monitor recorder*4 will also be supported on the LUMIX S5II with a future firmware update*.

* When the camera is used at recommended operating temperature 0-40 degrees C.

* 6K and 5.9K at 30p/25p video recording stops once when continuous recording time exceeds 30 minutes if [Thermal Management] is set to [STANDARD]

* Requires USB-LAN adaptor, sold separately.

* All functions may not be available depending on the situation.

* The firmware will be released in the mid-2023. Software Upgrade Key DMW-SFU2 (sold separately) is also needed to activate this function.

  1. Excellent operability and functions to minimize workflow for one man crew operation

Based on the function of LUMIX S5, a wealth of options are added on the LUMIX S5II and S5IIX for superior shooting experience. AWB Lock enables to keep the white balance set in auto. Sheer Overlay can now be used in Creative Video mode making it easy to fix the frame through footage sequence. Luminance level of 2100 Like (HLG) in Photo Style for video is extended its setting range from 64-940 to 0-1023, providing sufficient amount of color grading resistance. In addition to FHD cropping, it is possible to crop 4K image out of over 4K footage with Live Crop function. To support high-precision focusing, the LUMIX S5II and S5IIX provide practical options for manual focusing. While focus is shifted with variable amount according to the rotation speed of the focus ring for non-linear setting, it is shifted with a designated amount according to the rotational quantum of the focus ring for linear setting. Sensitivity (amount of focus shift per rotational quantum) can be selected from 90 to 1080 degrees to enable intended focus operation. The MF Assist, which enables the focus point to be enlarged, is now available not only in photo shooting but also in video recording*.

The LUMIX S5II and S5IIX are equipped with a large, 3,680K-dot OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) LVF (Live View Finder) features a high magnification ratio of approx. 1.52x / 0.76x (35mm camera equivalent) and a 3.0-inch free-angle touch-control monitor in 3:2 aspect with 1,840K-dot high resolution. There are improvements in external design, including new easy-to-operate 8-directional joystick and the drive dial with an increased setting position for 96-megapixel High Resolution Mode (JPEG/RAW).

* During video recording using the following functions, the MF Assist screen cannot be displayed:

– [Rec Quality] with a high frame rate video exceeding a recording frame rate of 60.00p.

– [Live Cropping]

  1. Reliable quality and performance for professional use and connectivity

Overheating is a fatal issue to continuous video recording especially when the resolution and the frame rates are increased but the LUMIX S5II and S5IIX adopt new heat dispersion mechanism combining small fan and high-efficiency heat sink. As a result, the LUMIX S5II and S5IIX achieve unlimited video recording time*1*2 in C4K 60p yet keeping the camera size compact. Users can be free from worries even in long-time recording or livestreaming. In case the camera stops during over 4K video recording, fan can be driven separately to cool down the unit for quick recovery.

In order to make the LUMIX S5II and S5IIX tough enough to withstand even heavy field use, the LUMIX S5II and S5IIX are composed of a magnesium alloy full die-cast front / rear frame and is splash-resistant*3 and dust-resistant.

For the terminal, a highly versatile and durable HDMI Type A is provided. The LUMIX S5II and S5IIX support USB 3.2 Gen 2 for high-speed writing and readout. The LUMIX S5II and S5IIX are equipped with double card slots (UHS-II x 2) and it is also possible to choose the recording method from Relay Recording, Backup Recording, Allocation Recording. Card access indicator was on the back side of the camera but now located inside the card slot cover. For the external microphone, a Φ3.5mm stereo jack is provided as well as headphone jack.

Wi-Fi 5 GHz (IEEE802.11ac)*4 is effective in addition to 2.4 GHz (IEEE802.11b/g/n). This provides secure and stable connection not only with a smartphone/tablet but also with other devices on location for smooth remote control. The transmission speed of photo/video data is also increased by using the 5 GHz band. Compatibility with Bluetooth 5.0 (called BLE: Bluetooth Low Energy) enables constant connection with a smartphone or tablet with minimum power consumption. The settings of LUMIX S5II and S5IIX camera can also be copied and transmitted wirelessly to other LUMIX S5II and S5IIX cameras when using multiple LUMIX S5II and S5IIX cameras. The LUMIX Sync application for iOS/Android devices allows remote control of the camera using a smartphone or a tablet via easy wireless connection. In addition to wireless control via a Remote Shutter DMW-RS2 (sold separately), application software LUMIX Tether enables tethered shooting via USB. Users can control the camera by connecting it to a PC via USB. It lets them view the image on a large PC screen while shooting.

The camera’s 2200mAh high-capacity battery DMW-BLK22 can be recharged either via AC or USB Type C according to the users’ convenience. It also complies with USB PD (Power Delivery) when the corresponding Battery Charger DMW-BTC15 (sold separately) is used. Battery Grip DMW-BGS5 (sold separately) can be used in common with LUMIX S5.

Dressed in an exceptional matte black profile, the LUMIX S5IIX boasts exceptional sleek, stylish design while the S5II takes on the authentic look as the predecessor.

* When the camera is used at recommended operating temperature 0-40 degrees C.

* 6K and 5.9K at 30p/25p video recording stops once when continuous recording time exceeds 30 minutes if [Thermal Management] is set to [STANDARD]

* Dust and Splash Resistant does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this lens is subjected to direct contact with dust and water.

* 5GHz Wi-Fi is not available in some countries.

  1. The best assortment of S PRO /S full-frame lenses

The Panasonic LUMIX S Series boasts a total lineup of 14 lenses including new LUMIX S 14-28mm F4-5.6 MACRO (S-R1428) according to the purpose. Moreover, the L-Mount system provides the best assortment of full-frame lenses to choose from, for limitless spectrum of creative possibilities. Color shading correction helps improve image quality when other manufacturer’s lenses including old lenses are used with or without using a Mount Adaptor. Furthermore, LUMIX S5II and S5IIX memorize the name and its focal length of analog lenses such as anamorphic lenses or old lenses to provide suitable setting of camera’s in-body image stabilizer automatically when those lenses are used.

  1. Future firmware update

To enhance the performance, more functions will be available with future firmware update following the needs of customers.

and more.

* The firmware will be released in mid-2023. (These functions are pre-installed in the S5IIX.)

  • L-Mount is a trademark or registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.
  • Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance®
  • The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Panasonic Corporation is under license.
  • Apple and ProRes are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.
  • ATOMOS / Ninja V+ are registered trademarks of ATOMOS Limited.
  • Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
  • Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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