Panasonic S5 II X overview
Panasonic S5 II X is Panasonic's Pro Mirrorless digital camera initially released on January of 2023. It has a 24 MegaPixel, CMOS Full frame size sensor with a peak resolution of 6000 x 4000.
The S5 II X ranks at #12 out of 70 in Pro Mirrorless cameras and all round #12 out of 1465 for cameras in our list. You can try our Smart camera search to get camera listings based on your personalized requirements.
Below is a diagram of specific criteria used in the scoring system.
Panasonic S5 II X history
The Panasonic S5 II X is part of a family of products. You can view the detailed list below.
Panasonic S5 II X Gallery
You can view the S5 II X from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Panasonic S5 II X Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of advantages and drawbacks of the Panasonic S5 II X based on criterias that are normally seen as essential in a digital camera.
Panasonic S5 II X Sensor specs
The dimension of the sensor on the Panasonic S5 II X is 35.6mm x 23.8mm (Full frame). The 847 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 6000 x 4000 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis). In body stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization since the latter may cause cropping.Playful Manatee Swipes Diver’s GoPro to Capture Hilariously Wobbly Video
The CMOS sensor boasts 24 megapixels and has a standard ISO range of 100 to 51200. The ISO can also be extended electronically to 50 to 204800. RAW files are supported therefore you have more room to maneuver in post.
Panasonic chose to omit the low pass filter in the Panasonic S5 II X. This will result in more sharper pictures but can create moire under some circumstances.
The image below displays the S5 II X's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The S5 II X sensor comes with a crop factor of 1 and is pointed out in green.European Users Can Now Disconnect Accounts to Comply with EU Regulations
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Panasonic S5 II X dimensions
Panasonic S5 II X has a weight of 1.63 lbs (740 gr / 26.10 ounces) and features external size of 134mm x 102mm x 90mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 3.5"). The weight of general Pro Mirrorless camera is 722 gr and the Panasonic S5 II X is very similar as compared to its rivals.Shutterstock and United Nations Host AI Image Challenge
Below is a photo of the Panasonic S5 II X beside a soda to help you have a feel for its size.
The top view directly below will show you the button design on the S5 II X.
Panasonic S5 II X Lens details
The S5 II X uses the Leica L mount and has 52 lenses that you can purchase. Here is some of the lenses we have in our database that will work with the S5 II X.
Panasonic S5 II X Connectivity
The S5 II X has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- Bluetooth Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that come with NFC and Bluetooth support are able to be used wirelessly by smartphones. You can send images and in some cases change camera settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.
A few apps also provide a Liveview and press the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external display. A lot of cameras will allow you to charge the battery with the USB port.
Panasonic S5 II X Video details
The highest video resolution on the Panasonic S5 II X is 5952 x 3968 and it can save in MPEG-4, H.264 and H.265 file format. 3968p delivers a great resolution for video. You will be able to downsample to Full HD to get improved video. Be mindful of the considerable file sizes and ensure you own good SD cards with good write speeds. The body does include both headphone and microphone jack making it pretty valuable whilst recording sound.
Panasonic S5 II X Weather Sealing
Panasonic S5 II X comes with weather sealing making it a excellent choice to use during challenging places. This can be particularly useful any time you are uncertain about the elements you may encounter during outdoor photography.
Panasonic S5 II X Screen and Viewfinder
The Panasonic S5 II X has a 3.00 inch fully articulated screen with a resolution of 1,840 thousand dots.
The screen is selfie friendly to get self portraits and even group shots if required. Moreover the screen is touch friendly which means you will be able to set focus point as well as change settings with your finger.L.A. Times slashes over 100 newsroom jobs
The View Finder specs regarding Panasonic S5 II X are as follows:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- ViewFinder Resolution 3,680 thousand dots
- ViewFinder Coverage 100%
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.78x
Viewfinders can be very beneficial during bright outdoor situations which can make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to view.
Panasonic S5 II X Shutter details
Panasonic S5 II X continuous shooting speed is 9.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/8000s. The camera also includes silent electronic shutter of 1/8000s. Beware that the electronic shutter could produce "rolling shutter" under some circumstances.
Panasonic S5 II X Flash and Hot shoe details
Panasonic S5 II X includes external flash ability but comes without in-built flash. The maximum flash sync speed is 1/250s.
Panasonic S5 II X Autofocusing details
Panasonic S5 II X includes both Phase Detect Autofocus and Contrast Based Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more quicker & accurate compared to Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera has Face detection which can be valuable for taking portraits of people.
It has 779 focus points to pick from. Panasonic S5 II X has touch to focus. You can use your fingers to change focus. It also features Tracking Autofocus for things that move. Panasonic S5 II X can use manual focusing in case it is needed during low light situations or you want more exact control on focusing.
Panasonic S5 II X Battery life
The battery power (DMW-BLJ31) on the Panasonic S5 II X is fashioned to last for 370 clicks as per the CIPA standards making it lesser as compared to its competition. The typical Pro Mirrorless camera battery life is 460. Olympus E-M1X offers the highest (870) battery life within this kind of cameras.
Below is a collection of Pro Mirrorless cameras having the highest battery life:
Panasonic S5 II X for varying styles of photography
The following diagram provides a overview of the Panasonic S5 II X for varying styles of photography. To find out more, go to the specific paragraph below.
Panasonic S5 II X Portrait photography details
The Panasonic S5 II X gets a score of 87 which is great, and means the camera is a outstanding choice to use for portrait photography. Taking portrait images favors greatly towards sensor resolution, RAW support plus the capability to use external lighting.
Panasonic S5 II X Street photography highlights
Coming in at a very high score of 78, the Panasonic S5 II X is a tremendous choice to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera provides a fine balance of image quality and portability.
Panasonic S5 II X Sports photography factors
A terrific sports photography rating of 83 indicates the Panasonic S5 II X is a awesome option for shooting sports. A camera really should have very good tracking plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Panasonic S5 II X Travel photography details
Size is very crucial when buying a camera for travel. Overall, the Panasonic S5 II X gets a nice 72 as a travel camera which is a respectable option for your trips.
Panasonic S5 II X Landscape photography details
For those who are looking to purchase a camera for landscape photographs, the most significant aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Panasonic S5 II X at it's superb grade of 83 as a landscape camera is a terrific fit in the current market.
Panasonic S5 II X as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging really should come with a articulating display, microphone port and preferably image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Panasonic S5 II X is a brilliant fit for vlogging as it comes to a excellent score of 79.
Panasonic S5 II X Alternatives
If you are searching for alternatives to the S5 II X, here is a collection of the top scored cameras which fall under the category of Pro Mirrorless.
The chart followed below gives you a summary of the S5 II X vs it's top ranking rivals shown above.
Here are a handful of other cameras you might check out as alternatives. To check out a detailed comparison, simply click the "compare" link.