Panasonic Lumix S5 Review (DCW): the Best Camera Under $2,000

Panasonic announced the new Panasonic Lumix DC-S5  (Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama) on September 2, 2020.   Jon Devo has just posted a full review of this new camera at DCW and pointed out it is the best camera under $2,000.

Panasonic Lumix S5 Check price Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama 

Key Features:

  • 4K 60p, 4:2:2 10-bit, Anamorphic mode support
  • Slow & Quick Motion including FHD 180fps
  • 96MP High Resolution mode
  • Improved Auto Focus with enhanced Eye/Face/Head/Body detection
  • Dust and Splash Resistant and optimized heat dispersion
  • Model: Panasonic S5
  • Sensor Size: Full Frame Camera Format
  • Resolution: 24 MP
  • Max Video Quality: 4K 60fps
  • In-Body Stabilization: 5-Axis Digital
  • Special Features: Bluetooth, Mic Input, Touchscreen
  • Configuration: Body Only
  • Wifi: Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Edition: Standard

Here is the verdict:”At this price, including its kit lens, the Lumix S5 is the hybrid camera to beat. It offers stunning full-frame image quality, class-leading video performance and matches a camera that costs almost $1,000/£1000 more in terms of dynamic range…”

Below are some sample images:

Panasonic Lumix S5, LUMIX S 20-60/F3.5-5.6, 1/400sec f/4.3, ISO 100
Panasonic Lumix S5, LUMIX S 20-60/F3.5-5.6, 1/60sec f/8, ISO 100
Panasonic Lumix S5, Lumix S 20-60/F3.5-5.6, 1/125sec f/5.6, ISO 100

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