'Panasonic has at last delivered a mirrorless L Mount camera with phase detect autofocus, the LUMIX S5IIX. It is a huge step-up from the less reliable contrast detect AF found in the 2020 model LUMIX S5 – that’s not to belittle the S5, the autofocus copes well, but in a world where far superior phase detect is becoming common place, at times it can fall short. The S5IIX supports a large array of codecs, making it the ideal choice if video is your preferred medium, and it has a 5-axis IS system that gives you compensation of up to 6.5 stops, making ideal in low light situations. We expect great things from this camera!'
LUMIX DESIGN aspires to create tools that respond to the passion of the creator. Form and function give shape to the heart’s emotions; every part feels right and precisely where it needs to be. Hands sure of what to do enable eyes to stay fixed on the subject. In forming the ideal tool, Panasonic's aim has been to create a camera you can use instinctively with precision control for maximum shooting pleasure.
LUMIX S5IIX's 7 Advanced Features
1 Phase Hybrid AF
Phase Hybrid AF dramatically improves subject tracking and recognition performance. Check out the video to see what it can do!
2 Active I.S. Technology
The LUMIX S5IIX is optimal for shooting video while walking. Check out the video to see what it can do!
3 A wide variety of video expression options
The camera offers a full range of functions to expand the possibilities of expression for creators, including unlimited 4:2:2 10-bit C4K/4K 60p/50p recording, high-resolution 6K (5952x3968, 3:2) (5952x3136, 17:9), and more.
4 New generation of imaging devices
The first LUMIX mirrorless camera to feature a 24.2MP CMOS sensor with Phase Detection AF, the LUMIX S5IIX is equipped with a new engine.
5 Designed for durability
A highly versatile and durable HDMI Type A terminal is provided.
6 A higher grade of visual expression
Enjoy RAW video data output, ProRes recording, All-Intra video, and external USB-SSD recording for professional video production.
7 Streaming options
Choose your favorite approach: wireless live streaming (RTMP/RTMPS), USB-tethering (RTMP/RTMPS), and wired live streaming (RTP/RTSP).
LUMIX Design philosophy: shaping emotions
The new all-black design of the LUMIX S5IIX is made to encourage the creator to become immersed in capturing the subject, oblivious to the tools in use. It’s designed to harmonise with the shooting environment and prevent reflections on the iris or recording media supporting artistic creativity.
A higher grade of visual expression
With the LUMIX S5IIX, recording and playback is supported using an external SSD via USB. In addition, the ability to record ProRes 422 HQ (maximum 1.9Gbps) and 4:2:2 10-bit All-Intra directly to SSDs, which combine portability and high capacity has improved efficiency in data backup and post-processing.
Go live anytime, anywhere
Choose your favorite streaming approach to share your latest in real time! For outdoor use, wireless live streaming (RTMP/RTMPS) is easy to set up with the LUMIX Sync app. For indoor use, highly stable wired live streaming (RTP/RTSP) is also available.
*Live streaming to the platforms that comply with RTMP/RTMPS is possible but compatibility with all the platforms is not guaranteed. For more information, please refer to the terms and conditions of the platform. Since the transmission speed of live streaming varies depending on the Internet environment, smartphone performance, etc., we recommend that you conduct a transmission test in advance.
Phase Hybrid AF for aggressive shooting
The most important thing in autofocus is to be dependable. The new Phase Hybrid AF delivers speed and accuracy to help you capture the target subject even in the most challenging scenes where multiple subjects are involved, and even in backlit or low-light environments.
Great for shooting as you walk: Active I.S. Technology
New Active I.S. lets you walk and shoot at the same time. By determining the status of camera shake and optimizing correction ratios, Active I.S. can compensate for even significant camera shake, approximately 200%* more than conventional systems.
*Compared with LUMIX S5. Focal length 20mm, when using S-R2060.
Heat management for unlimited recording time
4:2:2 10-bit C4K/4K 60p/50p unlimited recording time.* With a compact body equivalent to the S5, the LUMIX S5IIX’s new optimised heat dissipation structure enables extended recording even when shooting at heavy loads (e.g. high-resolution video over 4K, HFR video).
*The camera may stop recording when used in a temperature that is lower or higher than the recommended operating temperature (0 to 40 degrees). Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 30 minutes in [6K/29.97p] [6K/25.00p] [5.9K/29.97p] [5.9K/25.00p] when Thermal Management mode is set to Standard.
LUMIX colour science technology
The new engine delivers more true-to-life colours, finer resolution, and a natural three-dimensional effect, and combined with Dual Native ISO technology, effectively suppresses noise even when shooting at ultra-high sensitivities, beautifully rendering even dark areas.
Easy colour grading with REAL TIME LUT
LUT-applied photos and videos can be recorded internally without any special software. Even if you don’t have specialised editing skills, the camera helps you expand your range of expression as much as you want.
• 24.2 megapixels
• Phase hybrid AF
• Active I.S. technology
• C4K/4K 4:2:2 10-bit 60p/50p video
• HFR/VFR 10-bit video
• RAW video data output
• Live streaming
• 1840k-dot free-angle monitor
• 3680k-dot OLED Live View Finder
• Splash and dust-resistant
• New 24.2MP sensor with dual native ISO technology and a new generation engine
• Phase detection AF and Active I.S. Technology
• C4K/4K 60p/50p 4:2:2 10-bit unlimited recording
• RAW video data output, ProRes video, All-Intra video, and external USB-SSD recording.
05 January 2023
Panasonic has announced two ground-breaking additions to its LUMIX S Series mirrorless camera range: the sleek matte black LUMIX S5IIX and the classically styled LUMIX S5II. With incredible performance in both photo and video capture and stunning lightweight mobility, these L Mount cameras are designed to fulfil the demands of the most ambitious creators.Read full article