The Panasonic LUMIX S5 with 20-60mm Lens Kit delivers stunning image quality and greater creative scope. Packing the 24.2-megapixel 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor first introduced in the LUMIX S1 into a small, mobile and robust body. Allowing you to harness the incredible image quality of a powerful full-frame sensor, providing impressive low-light performance and incredibly high dynamic range. This kit is paired with the Panasonic LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 Lens which is one of Panasonic's lightest L-mount lenses to date with versatile normal zoom range from moderate wide-angle to portrait.
This hybrid full-frame mirrorless camera delivers exceptional video quality and impressive capabilities, including 4K 60p 10-bit internal recording and external output via HDMI, and a full Varicam V-log profile pre-installed in the Lumix S5. 4:3 Anamorphic Super 35 mode and up to 180 frames per second (fps) Slow Motion shooting is also possible. All backed by Panasonic's 5-axis Dual I.S. 2 image stabilisation system with up to 6.5-stops of camera shake correction for handheld shooting. The camera also incorporates an improved Deep Learning autofocus algorithm that detects specific subjects – humans and fast-moving animals – with great accuracy.
Creative aids for expressive photography include “Live View Composite”, newly-introduced to S Series with the S5, which combines multiple exposures into a single image that emphasises bright points while suppressing overexposure of the total image and maintaining the shadows, thus reducing the learning curve for light painting and long exposure photography. The S5 also features sensor-shift 96-megapixel (MP) high resolution mode, which can capture detailed landscapes with increased dynamic range and colour reproduction, with files created in-camera without the need for external software.
The Panasonic S5 camera's full magnesium alloy weather-sealed body is splash and dust resistant, allowing for working in a range of environmental conditions. Dual SD card slots offer further flexibility with relay recording and backup support. A large, high-resolution OLED viewfinder delivers quick response with minimum distortion for easy and accurate framing of the scene.
Key Features of the Panasonic LUMIX S5 with 20-60mm Lens Kit
- 24.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor (35.6 mm x 23.8mm) with Dual Native ISO technology
- 5-axis Dual I.S 2 Image Stablisation
- Magnesium alloy weather-sealed body
- Sensor-shift 96-megapixel (MP) high resolution mode
- Full Varicam V-log profile pre-installed
- 4K 60p 10-bit internal recording and external output via HDMI
- 14+ Stops Dynamic Range in V-Log
- RAW video output via HDMI up to 5.9K will be available via a future firmware update.
- Ultra high-speed, high-precision AF of approximately 0.08* sec
- Improved Deep Learning autofocus algorithm with greater accuracy in detecting specific subjects – including humans, people’s faces, and fast-moving animals.
- Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy connection, Wi-Fi 5-GHz (IEEE802.11ac) and 2.4GHz Wi-Fi® (IEEE 802.11b/g/n)
- Dual SD Card slots (UHS-II & UHS-I)
24 Megapixels Dual Native ISO Sensor with Stunning image quality
The Panasonic S5 has a 24.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor (35.6 mm x 23.8mm) with Dual Native ISO technology resulting in minimised noise and outstanding image quality from low to high sensitivity. Dual Native ISO provides a greater variety of artistic choices, with the ability to use less light if desired. The S5’s Dual Native ISOs are 640 and 4000 in V-Log. This feature teams up with the Venus Engine processor to deliver a maximum ISO of up to 51200.
Live View Composite
With the new Live View Composite function, Panasonic's S5 releases the shutter at designated exposure intervals and produces a single picture combining all the areas of high luminosity such as lights, stars or fireworks - while allowing the photographer to monitor the composite in Live View.
5-axis Dual I.S 2 Image Stablisation
Panasonic’s 5-Axis Dual I.S. 2 offers excellent stability in a range of situations. A high-precision gyrosensor joins the Dual I.S. system of 5-axis in-body stabilisation and 2-axis optical stabilisation in selected lenses for highly accurate shake detection and compensation. This makes it possible to use up to 6.5 stops slower shutter speed in both photo and video.
96 Megapixel High Resolution Sensor-Shift Mode
The 96MP High Resolution mode creates highly detailed images that can be turned into enormous prints or used in commercial imagery. Using sensor shift technology, it captures and combines eight consecutive images in-camera for outstanding results – from reproducing the delicate colours of natural landscapes to intricate fine arts, and can also be used when moving subjects are in the scene, by switching to the sub mode. It produces a 96-megapixel equivalent (12,000 x 8,000-pixel) RAW and/or JPEG image.
Ready for Exceptional Video Production
Panasonic has never been know to hold back on the video recording capabilities of their mirrorless cameras, and the S5 is no exception. The Panasonic Lumix S5 is capable of unlimited 4K 60p/50p 4:2:2 10-bit HDMI output and also delivers unlimited 4K 30p/25p 4:2:0 8-bit internal recording. In addition, 4K 60p/50p 4:2:0 10-bit and 4K 30p/25p 4:2:2 10-bit can be recorded internally for up to 30 minutes.
The Lumix S5 is also compatible with Panasonic’s DMWXLR1 microphone adaptor, allowing professional audio equipment to be used in video creation. Additionally, RAW video output via HDMI up to 5.9K will be available via a future firmware update.
14+ Stops Dynamic Range in V-Log
The camera features V-Log/V-Gamut with a wide dynamic range of 14+ stops, in line with the dynamic range of the Panasonic VariCam, to precisely capture everything from dark to bright areas. Subtle gradations such as skin tones are faithfully reproduced. Designed with consistent color management in mind, the recorded footage is easily matched with V-Log footage recorded by the LUMIX S1/S1H, or V-Log L footage recorded by the LUMIX GH5/GH5S, for an easier post production workflow. Practical tools like a Waveform Monitor and V-Log View Assist are included.
Up to 180 fps Slow Motion Recording
Slow & Quick mode enables impressive slow and quick motion video with autofocus, and can be accessed directly using the mode dial. In 4K the S5 achieves up to 30x quick or 2.5x slow motion at 1-60fps, and in FHD it achieves 60x quick or 7.5x slow motion at 1-180fps.
Note: The AF mode switches to MF when the frame rate is set to of 150 fps or more. The angle of view is reduced when the frame rate is set to 180 fps. Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 30 minutes.
Live Streaming (Beta)
For live streaming, LUMIX Tether for Streaming (Beta) with LIVE VIEW mode is available. LUMIX Sync for iOS/Android devices enables image transfer to a smartphone or tablet via easy wireless connection.
High-speed, High-precision Autofocus & Reliable Performance
Panasonic has achieved high-speed AF with its advanced control technology incorporating the major devices – lens, sensor and imaging engine. The lens and sensor communicate at a maximum 480 fps. Contrast AF with DFD technology allows the S5 to achieve an ultra high-speed, high-precision AF of approximately 0.08* sec. It also excels in low-light shooting, with -6EV** luminance detection performance in Low Light AF, thanks to the higher sensitivity and optimised tuning of the sensor.
Real-time AF Detection Technology
The S5 also incorporates an improved Deep Learning autofocus algorithm that offers greater accuracy in detecting specific subjects – including humans, people’s faces, and fast-moving animals. In addition to the eye, face and body, the head is also separately recognised by real-time detection technology to provide even more precise focusing. The camera keeps tracking subjects when they move quickly, turn away, tilt their head or move far away from the camera. Also, improvements to DFD technology have enhanced AFC, which allows the camera to keep tracking small or fast-moving subjects and capture them in crisp focus.
Splash/dust-resistant Magnesium Alloy Construction
To withstand heavy field use, the S5 has a magnesium alloy full die-cast body and is splash/dust-resistant***. With an optimum layout of heat dispersion components, heat is effectively transferred externally, which results in stable, continuous video recording for an extended time.
2,360K-dot high resolution OLED LVF
The large OLED LVF (Live View Finder) has a magnification ratio of approx. 0.74x, 2,360K-dot high resolution and a minimum time lag of less than 0.005 sec. A versatile free-angle 3.0-inch LCD rear monitor (3:2 aspect, approx.1840K-dot) with touch control allows for quick changes to settings, even when the user is in front of the camera.
Dual SD Card Slots
The S5 has dual SD Card slots - one slot complies with the high-speed, high-capacity UHS-II (Video Class 90) and the other with UHS-I. Users can select Relay Recording, Backup Recording or Allocation Recording modes.
Content sharing with smartphones is streamlined using Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy connection, Wi-Fi 5-GHz (IEEE802.11ac) and 2.4GHz Wi-Fi® (IEEE 802.11b/g/n). With an always-on Bluetooth connection, a smartphone can act as the camera’s remote control via the LUMIX Sync app. The settings of an S5 camera can also be copied and transmitted to other S5 cameras when shooting using multiple cameras.
The S5 is compatible with the LUMIX Tether applications which enables tethered shooting via USB. Users can control the camera by connecting it to a PC. Images can be viewed on a large PC screen while shooting, which is useful in situations where continuous confirmation is required.
Panasonic LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 Lens
The Panasonic LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 Lens, a super-compact and lightweight normal-zoom lens option for any full-frame L-mount mirrorless camera. With a range spanning from ultra-wide 20mm to 60mm standard/portrait, it offers fantastic versatility for everyday or travel photography - capturing subjects from landscape to lifestyle & portrait images. At just 350 grams, the lens is lightweight, compact and easy to carry.
With stunning close-up capabilities permitting working with subjects as close as 15cm with a 0.43x magnification for near-macro performance the lens’ wide viewing angle makes it easy to shoot in confined spaces indoors - particularly well suited for product or food photography.
In terms of optics, the lens incorporates a series of aspherical, high refractive index, and low dispersion elements to control a variety of aberrations and realize a high degree of clarity and sharpness. Comprising 11 elements in 9 groups, the use of 2 aspherical lenses and 3 ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lenses effectively suppresses both axial chromatic aberration and chromatic aberration of magnification. Astigmatism is also corrected with these aspherical lenses, achieving high resolving performance. Furthermore, a UHR (Ultra-High Refractive Index) lens achieves uniform image quality from the centre to edges of the image while contributing to downsizing of the lens unit. The filter diameter is 67 mm, with a 9-blade circular aperture diaphragm.
The Panasonic LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 Lens further adds to its credentials with a rugged dust/splash-resistant design to withstand use under harsh conditions down to a temperature of -10 degrees Celsius. In addition, a fluorine coating on the front lens element repels water and oil for easy cleaning.
Key Features of the Panasonic LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 Lens
- Wide-to-short telephoto zoom designed for full-frame L-mount mirrorless cameras
- Two aspherical elements and one ultra-high refractive index (UHR) element, minimize distortions and spherical aberrations maintaining edge-to-edge sharpness and illumination throughout the zoom range.
- Three extra-low dispersion elements reduce chromatic aberrations and colour fringing.
- Stepping AF motor delivers quick and quiet focusing performance that benefits both photo and video applications.
- Maximum magnification of 0.43x and a minimum focusing distance of only 15 cm benefits working with close-up subjects.
- AF/MF switch permits quick changing between focusing modes.
- Splash, dust, and freezeproof design benefits working in inclement weather conditions down to -10°C.
- A fluorine coating has been applied to the front element to prevent dirt and oils from sticking to lens.
- Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
Designed for the Modern Content Creator
Well suited to the modern content creator, the lens is equally accomplished in photo and video scenarios. Its high-speed, high-precision AF performance works well for freezing fast action and tracking moving subjects.
A smooth zoom control ring is combined with a smooth electronically controlled aperture for excellent video results, even in difficult lighting conditions. In addition, the silent design of the lens is perfect for sensitive scenarios such as speeches and ceremonies while also ensuring audio capture is not compromised.
- High-speed & High-precision Autofocus
- Electronically Controlled Aperture
- Silent Design
Excellent Close-up Performance | 0.43x Magnification - with 15cm focusing distance
The highly-versatile Panasonic LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 Lens offers a maximum magnification of 0.43x from an impressive close focusing distance of just 15cm you can capture everything from vast landscapes to intricate details. This lens' abilities to portray subtle detail and textures make it well suited to maximise the resolution of your S Series full-frame Panasonic camera.
The optical construction of the Panasonic LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 Lens consists of 11 Elements organised into 9 Groups. The optical formula includes:
- 2 Aspherical Elements
- 3 Extra-low Dispersion Elements
- 1 Ultra-High Refractive Index Element
The Panasonic LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 Lens array of lens elements work combined to effectively minimise spherical distortions and suppress chromatic aberration for sharp, high-contrast stills and video with great corner-to-corner consistency.
Thanks to the specialised optical construction this lens offers both a compact size and low weight, but also outstanding resolution across the entire frame.
Ready for demanding conditions | Dust, Splash and Freeze-resistant down to -10°C
Complementing the rugged build and philosophy of the Panasonic S Series camera range, this lens is dust, splash and Freeze-resistant down to -10°C giving you the confidence to hang-out-waiting for that 'perfect moment' just a little longer.
To make everyday photography with your full-frame S series camera easier the Panasonic LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 Lens also incorporates a fluorine coating on the front element to repel dirt and smudges - both ensuring maximum optical clarity and assisting your lens cleaning routine.
|Lens Mount||Leica L-Mount|
The Panasonic Lumix S5 features an impressive 24MP full-frame sensor with sensor-shift image stabilization. Couple this with a Leica L Mount compatible lens and you will find image quality exceeds expectation. When you shoot with this camera you can really push the limits of photography. ISO settings will keep you seeing light at an expansion from ISO 50 - 204,800, or if you want to keep this side of the exposure triangle in default settings your range will limit from ISO 100 - 51200.
|What's in the box||
In the Box
In the Box
- Panasonic S5 Mirrorless Camera
- Panasonic LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 Lens
- Panasonic DMW-BLK22 Li-ion Battery
- AC Adapter
- USB Connection Cable
- Neck Strap
This product comes with a
12 month Austalian warranty
from Panasonic Australia