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Panasonic S5 vs Panasonic S5 II X

Portability
60
Imaging
77
Features
92
Overall
83
Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 Mark II X front
Portability
59
Imaging
79
Features
93
Overall
84

Panasonic S5 vs Panasonic S5 II X Key Specs

Panasonic S5
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.0" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Raise to 204800)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Leica L Mount
  • 714g - 133 x 97 x 82mm
  • Launched August 2020
  • Updated by Panasonic S5 II
Panasonic S5 II X
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.00" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Bump to 204800)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 5952 x 3968 video
  • Leica L Mount
  • 740g - 134 x 102 x 90mm
  • Revealed January 2023
  • Superseded the Panasonic S5
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Panasonic S5 vs Panasonic S5 II X Overview

Below, we are looking at the Panasonic S5 and Panasonic S5 II X, both Pro Mirrorless digital cameras and they are both built by Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the S5 (24MP) and the S5 II X (24MP) is very similar and they enjoy the exact same sensor dimensions (Full frame).

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The S5 was released 3 years before the S5 II X which is quite a significant difference as far as tech is concerned. Each of the cameras come with the identical body type (SLR-style mirrorless).

Before getting in to a detailed comparison, below is a concise view of how the S5 matches up against the S5 II X when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic S5 over the Panasonic S5 II X

 S5 S5 II X 

Reasons to pick Panasonic S5 II X over the Panasonic S5

 S5 II X S5 
RevealedJanuary 2023August 2020More modern by 29 months

Common features in the Panasonic S5 and Panasonic S5 II X

 S5 S5 II X 
Manual focus Dial precise focusing
Display typeFully ArticulatedFully ArticulatedFully Articulated display
Display dimension3.0"3.00"Identical display sizing
Display resolution1840k1840kEqual display resolution
Selfie screen Both good for selfies
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Panasonic S5 vs Panasonic S5 II X Physical Comparison

For anyone who is planning to carry around your camera frequently, you will have to consider its weight and measurements. The Panasonic S5 offers outside dimensions of 133mm x 97mm x 82mm (5.2" x 3.8" x 3.2") accompanied by a weight of 714 grams (1.57 lbs) while the Panasonic S5 II X has proportions of 134mm x 102mm x 90mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 3.5") accompanied by a weight of 740 grams (1.63 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you are employing at that moment. Following is the front view measurement comparison of the S5 vs the S5 II X.

Panasonic S5 vs Panasonic S5 II X size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability score of the S5 and S5 II X is 60 and 59 respectively.

Panasonic S5 vs Panasonic S5 II X top view buttons comparison

Panasonic S5 vs Panasonic S5 II X Sensor Comparison

Often, it is tough to visualise the difference between sensor sizes purely by going over specs. The pic underneath may offer you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the S5 and S5 II X.

All in all, both of the cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements and the same exact resolution so you can expect similar quality of photographs though you really should consider the age of the products into consideration. The more aged S5 is going to be disadvantaged in sensor technology.

Panasonic S5 vs Panasonic S5 II X sensor size comparison

Panasonic S5 vs Panasonic S5 II X Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic S5 vs Panasonic S5 II X Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic S5 Portrait photography advice
Panasonic S5 II X Portrait photography advice
86
manual focus
decent megapixels (24 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
includes face detect autofocus
exports RAW formats
87
you can focus manually
decent MP (24 megapixels)
large sensor size (Full frame)
comes with face detect focusing
saves RAW files
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Street Comparison

Panasonic S5 Street photography factors
Panasonic S5 II X Street photography factors
78
screen articulates
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
big sensor size (Full frame)
exports RAW formats
features focus by touch
environment sealing
above average ISO range (51,200)
78
screen can move to multiple angles
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
large sensor size (Full frame)
saves RAW files
has focus by touch
environment sealing
above average ISO range (51,200)
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic S5 Sports photography highlights
Panasonic S5 II X Sports photography highlights
82
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000 seconds)
silent shutter (1/8,000 seconds)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
decent megapixels (24 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
includes tracking focus
environment sealing
lack of phase detect autofocus
83
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000 seconds)
silent shooting (1/8,000 seconds)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
decent MP (24 megapixels)
large sensor size (Full frame)
comes with tracking focus
environment sealing
has phase detect AF
low battery (370 per charge)
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic S5 Travel photography factors
Panasonic S5 II X Travel photography factors
79
environment sealing
has bluetooth
features focus by touch
decent megapixels (24 megapixels)
selfie friendly display
72
environment sealing
supports bluetooth
has focus by touch
decent MP (24MP)
display is selfie friendly
low battery (370 CIPA)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic S5 Landscape photography features
Panasonic S5 II X Landscape photography features
86
manual focus
swap lenses (Leica L mount)
decent sized screen (3.0 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
decent megapixels (24 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
no low pass filter
above average ISO range (51,200)
exports RAW formats
environment sealing
two card slots
83
you can focus manually
change lenses (Leica L mount)
nice screen size (3.00")
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
decent MP (24MP)
large sensor size (Full frame)
doesnt have anti-alias filter
above average ISO range (51,200)
saves RAW files
environment sealing
two card slots
low battery (370 shots)
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic S5 Vlogging highlights
Panasonic S5 II X Vlogging highlights
79
selfie friendly display
touchscreen capability
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
includes face detect autofocus
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pxls)
comes with mic socket
79
display is selfie friendly
touchscreen functionality
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
comes with face detect focusing
video resolution high (5952 x 3968 resolution)
has mic socket
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Panasonic S5 vs Panasonic S5 II X Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic S5 and Panasonic S5 II X
 Panasonic Lumix DC-S5Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 Mark II X
General Information
Brand Name Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 Mark II X
Class Pro Mirrorless Pro Mirrorless
Launched 2020-08-14 2023-01-04
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Full frame Full frame
Sensor dimensions 35.6 x 23.8mm 35.6 x 23.8mm
Sensor area 847.3mm² 847.3mm²
Sensor resolution 24MP 24MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Maximum native ISO 51200 51200
Maximum boosted ISO 204800 204800
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW images
Minimum boosted ISO 50 50
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 225 779
Lens
Lens mounting type Leica L Leica L
Available lenses 31 65
Focal length multiplier 1 1
Screen
Screen type Fully Articulated Fully Articulated
Screen diagonal 3.0 inch 3.00 inch
Screen resolution 1,840 thousand dots 1,840 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,360 thousand dots 3,680 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.74x 0.78x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60s 60s
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000s 1/8000s
Maximum silent shutter speed 1/8000s 1/8000s
Continuous shooting rate 7.0 frames/s 9.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash options Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync w/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync w/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize 1/250s 1/250s
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 5952 x 3968 @ 30p/24p
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 5952x3968
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264, H.265 MPEG-4, H.264, H.265
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB Yes (can be charged with high-power laptop/tablet chargers or portable power banks) USB 3.2 Gen 2 (5 GBit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 714g (1.57 lb) 740g (1.63 lb)
Dimensions 133 x 97 x 82mm (5.2" x 3.8" x 3.2") 134 x 102 x 90mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 3.5")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 440 pictures 370 pictures
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model - DMW-BLJ31
Self timer Yes Yes
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Card slots Two Two
Launch cost $1,999 $2,199