Panasonic S5 II
- 24MP - Full frame Sensor
- 3.00" Fully Articulated Display
- ISO 100 - 51200 (Increase 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
- Released January 2023
- Earlier Model is Panasonic S5
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Panasonic S5 II summary
Panasonic S5 II is Panasonic's Pro Mirrorless camera originally released on January of 2023. The camera comes with a 24MP, CMOS Full frame size sensor with a full resolution of 6000 x 4000.
Panasonic brought out this camera in order to replace the older Panasonic S5 (Read Full Comparison)
The S5 II is ranked #11 out of 69 in Pro Mirrorless cameras & over all #10 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our database. Please look at our Advanced camera finder to find camera results based on your personalized requirements.
The following is a chart of different factors used in the rating system.
Panasonic S5 II family
The Panasonic S5 II is part of a family of cameras. You can see the full list below.
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Panasonic S5 II Gallery
You can look at the S5 II from several angles in the gallery below.
Panasonic S5 II Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of positives and negatives of the Panasonic S5 II based on criterias that are typically regarded as important in a camera.
Panasonic S5 II Sensor specs
The spec of the sensor in the Panasonic S5 II is 35.6mm x 23.8mm (Full frame). The 847 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 6000 x 4000 pixels using aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera features Image Stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis). In body stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter might lead to cropping.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The CMOS sensor has 24MP and gives a native ISO range of 100 - 51200. The ISO can be expanded electronically to 50 - 204800. RAW format is saved therefore the user has more room to maneuver in post.
Panasonic made the decision to omit the low pass filter with the Panasonic S5 II. This might result in more sharper images but could cause moire under some situations.
The graphic below illustrates the S5 II's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The S5 II sensor has a crop factor of 1 and is presented in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Panasonic S5 II dimensions
Panasonic S5 II weighs about 1.63 pounds (740 gr or 26.10 oz) & the physical size of the camera is 134mm x 102mm x 90mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 3.5"). The weight of average Pro Mirrorless camera is 719 gr so the Panasonic S5 II is similar in comparison with its competitors.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The following is a pic of the Panasonic S5 II beside a softdrink so you're able to get a sense of its size.
The top view below will highlight the button arrangement on the S5 II.
Panasonic S5 II Lens details
The S5 II uses the Leica L mount and has 52 lenses available to buy. Here is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection that will fit the S5 II.
Panasonic S5 II Connectivity
The S5 II has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- Bluetooth Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that feature NFC and / or Bluetooth support are able to be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You are able to transfer pictures and sometimes alter camera settings without connecting directly with the camera.
A few apps also provide a Liveview and release the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it can easily be connected to an external screen. Many cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack through the USB socket.
Panasonic S5 II Video details
The highest possible video quality in the Panasonic S5 II is 5952 x 3968 and you can record in MPEG-4, H.264 and H.265 format. 3968p is an excellent quality for video. You are able to downsample to 1080p in order to get clearer video. Beware of the huge file sizes and make sure you have decent SD cards with good write speed. The camera does have both headphone and mic port making it really useful whilst capturing sound.
Panasonic S5 II Weather Sealing
Panasonic S5 II comes with environment proofing which makes it a excellent pick for use for tough conditions. This is especially helpful when you are uncertain about the conditions you may face for outdoor photography.
Panasonic S5 II Display and Viewfinder
The Panasonic S5 II comes with a 3.00" fully articulated display having a resolution of 1,840k dots.
It includes a selfie friendly display for self portraits and even group photos when needed. Moreover the display is touch friendly which means you are able to switch focus point as well as adjust settings using your fingers.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The ViewFinder specs for Panasonic S5 II are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Resolution 3,680k dots
- Coverage 100 percent
- Magnification 0.78x
Viewfinders are pretty handy for bright outdoor conditions which will make the camera display washed out and difficult to see.
Panasonic S5 II Shutter details
Panasonic S5 II continuous shooting speed is 9.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/8000 sec. The camera also provides silent electronic shutter of 1/8000 sec. Keep in mind that the electronic shutter might lead to "rolling shutter" under some lighting conditions.
Panasonic S5 II Flash and Hot shoe details
Panasonic S5 II features external flash support but does not have in-built flash. The max flash sync speed is 1/250 sec.
Panasonic S5 II Autofocus details
Panasonic S5 II features both Phase Detect Autofocus plus Contrast Based Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot snappier and accurate as compared with Contrast Based focusing. The camera comes with Face detect which is handy for portraits.
The AF system comes with 779 focus points to pick from. Panasonic S5 II has tap to focus. You are able to use your fingers in order to adjust focus points. It also features Tracking Autofocus for things that move. Panasonic S5 II has got manual focusing if required for low light conditions or you want more accurate control on focusing.
Panasonic S5 II Battery life
The battery life (DMW-BLJ31) in the Panasonic S5 II is made to last for 370 shots as per the CIPA benchmarks which is lesser when compared with it's competition. The average Pro Mirrorless camera battery life is 462. Olympus E-M1X offers the best (870) battery life for this type of cameras.
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Panasonic S5 II for different styles of photography
The following chart indicates a outline of the Panasonic S5 II for different styles of photography. To view more, have a look at the specific section below.
Panasonic S5 II Portrait photography features
The Panasonic S5 II has a score of 88 which is great, and means the camera is a brilliant fit for portrait photos. Photographing portraits leans greatly towards sensor dimensions, support for RAW photos along with the ability to use off-camera flash.
Street photography with Panasonic S5 II
Getting a brilliant points total of 78, the Panasonic S5 II is a outstanding fit to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera has a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Panasonic S5 II Sports photography highlights
A awesome sports photography rating of 84 means the Panasonic S5 II is a awesome option for shooting sports. A camera needs to have great autofocus plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Panasonic S5 II Travel photography features
Portability is very critical when choosing a travel camera. On the whole, the Panasonic S5 II gets a nice 72 as a travelling camera which is a respectable option for your trips.
Landscape photography with Panasonic S5 II
For anybody looking to pick a camera for landscape pictures, the most critical aspect will be image quality. The Panasonic S5 II and it's very high rating of 83 as a landscape camera is a superb fit in the current market.
Vlogging with Panasonic S5 II
A camera for vlogging really should have a moving screen, mic port and ideally image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Panasonic S5 II is a wonderful choice as a vlog camera as it receives a superb rating of 79.
Panasonic S5 II Alternatives
If you are shopping for replacements to the S5 II, here is a range of the highest ranked cameras that fall into the family of Pro Mirrorless.
The chart here provides you a bird's eye view of the S5 II versus it's highest scored rivals shown above.
There are a bunch of cameras you may take a look at as alternatives. To browse through a full comparison, click the "compare" link.