Panasonic S5 II X

Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 Mark II X front
  • 24MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.00" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Increase to 204800)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 5952 x 3968 video
  • Leica L Mount
  • 740g - 134 x 102 x 90mm
  • Announced January 2023
  • Older Model is Panasonic S5
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Lenses
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

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.

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The S5 II X ranks at #12 out of 70 in Pro Mirrorless cameras and all round #11 out of 1465 for cameras in our list. You can try our Smart camera search to get camera listings based on your personalized requirements.

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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.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Panasonic-Lumix-DC-S5-Mark-II front thumbnailPanasonic S5 II
S5 II X vs S5 II
24MPFull frame9.0 fps2023
Panasonic-Lumix-DC-S5-Mark-II-X front thumbnailPanasonic S5 II X24MPFull frame9.0 fps2023
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Panasonic-Lumix-DC-S5 front thumbnailPanasonic S5
S5 II X vs S5
24MPFull frame7.0 fps2020
Panasonic-Lumix-DC-S1H front thumbnailPanasonic S1H
S5 II X vs S1H
24MPFull frame9.0 fps2019
Panasonic-Lumix-DC-S1R front thumbnailPanasonic S1R
S5 II X vs S1R
47MPFull frame9.0 fps2019
Panasonic-Lumix-DC-S1 front thumbnailPanasonic S1
S5 II X vs S1
24MPFull frame9.0 fps2019
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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.

boasts touch focus
change lenses (Leica L mount)
decent MP (24 megapixels)
exports RAW formats
focusing manually
good high ISO (51,200)
good min ISO (100)
great sensor size (Full frame)
has dual storage slots
has face detection focus
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
has tracking autofocus
high resolution screen (1,840 thousand dot)
high shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
includes external microphone jack
includes HDMI support
includes headphone jack
nice screen size (3.00 inches)
no low pass filter
screen can move to multiple angles
screen is selfie friendly
sensor has phase detect auto focus
silent shooting (1/8,000 seconds)
supports bluetooth
video resolution high (5952 x 3968 pixels)
weather sealing
bad battery power (370 CIPA)
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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.

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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.

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To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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.

Photography Glossary

Below is a photo of the Panasonic S5 II X beside a soda to help you have a feel for its size.

Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 Mark II X dimensions scale

The top view directly below will show you the button design on the S5 II X.

Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 Mark II X topview buttons dials

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.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Sigma-45mm-F2.8-DG-DN-Contemporary-Leica-SL lensSigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary45mmf/2.8215g
Sigma-35mm-F1.4-DG-HSM-Leica-L lensSigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM35mmf/1.4 665g
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Panasonic-Lumix-S-85mm-F1.8 lensPanasonic Lumix S 85mm F1.885mmf/1.8 355g
Sigma-135mm-F1.8-DG-HSM-Art-Leica-L lensSigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art135mmf/1.81130g
Sigma-24mm-F3.5-DG-L-Mount lensSigma 24mm F3.5 DG24mmf/3.5 225g
Leica-APO-Summicron-SL-28mm-F2-ASPH lensLeica APO-Summicron-SL 28mm F2 ASPH28mmf/2 700g
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Leica-Super-Vario-Elmar-SL-16-35mm-F3.5-4.5-ASPH lensLeica Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35mm F3.5-4.5 ASPH16-35mmf/3.5-4.5990g
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Photography Glossary
you can focus manually
decent megapixels (24 megapixels)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
provides face detection focus
delivers RAW files

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.

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screen articulates fully
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
big sensor size (Full frame)
saves RAW files
boasts touch focus
environment proof
good ISO range (51,200)

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.

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max shutter speed is good (1/8,000s)
quiet shutter (1/8,000s)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count good (24MP)
big sensor size (Full frame)
has tracking focus
environment sealing
comes with phase detect autofocus
bad battery life (370 shots)

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.

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environment proofing
supports bluetooth
boasts touch focus
resolution is good (24MP)
selfie friendly screen
not so great battery life (370 per charge)

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.

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focusing manually
switch lenses (Leica L mount)
good sized screen (3.00")
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count good (24 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
doesnt have anti aliasing filter
above average ISO range (51,200)
delivers RAW formats
weather proofing
two card slots
bad battery life (370 CIPA)

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.

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display is selfie friendly
has touchscreen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
comes with face detection focus
high quality video (5952 x 3968 pxls)
has external mic jack

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.

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General Information
Model type
Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 Mark II X
Pro Mirrorless
Body design
SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Full frame
Sensor measurements
35.6 x 23.8mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution
6000 x 4000
RAW files
Highest native ISO
Highest boosted ISO
Min native ISO
Min boosted ISO
Manual focusing
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points
Lens support
Leica L
Number of lenses
Crop factor
Range of screen
Fully Articulated
Screen size
3.00 inches
Screen resolution
1,840 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Viewfinder resolution
3,680 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder magnification
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Lowest shutter speed
60 secs
Highest shutter speed
1/8000 secs
Highest silent shutter speed
1/8000 secs
Continuous shooting speed
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
no built-in flash
Flash modes
Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync w/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Highest flash sync
1/250 secs
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions
5952 x 3968 @ 30p/24p
Highest video resolution
Video data format
MPEG-4, H.264, H.265
Microphone input
Headphone input
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (5 GBit/sec)
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
740 grams (1.63 lb)
134 x 102 x 90mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 3.5")
Battery life
370 shots
Form of battery
Battery Pack
Battery ID
Self timer
Time lapse recording
Storage media
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Storage slots
Pricing at launch