Panasonic has introduced the LUMIX S5II and the S5IIX, the corporate’s latest full-frame mirrorless hybrid cameras with deal with video recording performance.
These are the corporate’s first cameras to characteristic PDAF or section detection autofocus, shifting away from the longstanding distinction detection based mostly DFD or depth from defocusing know-how. Whereas usable for images, this methodology was usually sluggish and unreliable for video, and produced fixed pulsing inside the out of focus areas.
The S5II and S5II remedy this by having a very revamped focusing system courtesy of a brand new 24.2MP 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor. The brand new Section Hybrid Auto-Focus system makes use of a mix of PDAF and distinction detection techniques with 779 AF factors for steady human and animal monitoring.
The S5II and S5II are able to video recording efficiency corresponding to the S1H. You get a alternative of 6K 10-bit 4:2:0 or 4K 10-bit 4:2:2 recording choices. A brand new warmth dispersion methodology with a built-in fan and warmth sink can allow continuous 4K recording with out overheating.
The cameras have a claimed dynamic vary of 14+ stops with V-Log/V-Gamut and help actual time LUTs for in digicam shade grading by importing your LUTs to the digicam instantly.
The S5II and S5II have a brand new picture stabilization system, consisting of 5-axis Physique IS and 2-axis lens-based OIS, which works for images and movies. Video additionally will get an Energetic IS mode, which optimizes the horizontal, vertical, and rotational correction ratios by figuring out the standing of digicam shake.
Different options embrace twin native ISO, 9fps AFS/7fps AFC burst mode with mechanical shutter and 30fps AFS/AFC with digital shutter, 48kHz/24-bit inside microphone recording and 96kHz/24-bit with exterior microphone, full-sized HDMI port, 3680K dot OLED viewfinder, 3.0-inch absolutely articulating 1840K dot touchscreen, USB-C charging, splash and dust-resistant magnesium alloy diecast physique, dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
The distinction between the S5II and S5IIX is that the latter is able to RAW video output over HDMI and all-intra and ProRes recording on SSD, together with wired and wi-fi streaming for dwell streaming and USB tethering.
The Panasonic LUMIX S5II is priced at $2000 and can be out there this month. The S5IIX is priced at $2200 and can be out there in Could 2023.