For the Panasonic S5, this is a compact, compact, but powerful full-frame camera
The Panasonic S5 is a lightweight and compact full-frame mirrorless lens with a body weight of 714g. It can be used with an L-mount 20-60mm lens to achieve a lightweight shooting experience. But this camera is very powerful, and even some features are more powerful than the S1. Today we will bring the actual test of this camera.
1. Overview of lightweight full-frame cameras
Panasonic has released three full-frame cameras before, S1, S1R and S1H, but these three are undoubtedly the big Macs in the camera, especially the flagship product S1H. Due to the addition of a fan cooling system, the camera The body weight is as high as 1164g. But the Panasonic S5 is definitely a lightweight product. It not only weighs only 714g, but also has a small size. In the hand, it finally has the feeling of a mirrorless camera.
Although the camera body is compact, the performance of the S5 is quite powerful. The body inherits Panasonic’s excellent video shooting performance. It can record 4K 60P, 4:2:2 10bit video internal recording, and comes with it V-Log gamma curve, and video focusing performance has been greatly upgraded. The camera also has dual native sensitivity, five-axis anti-shake on the fuselage, and a newly upgraded high-pixel synthesis, which can achieve a single 8s long exposure synthesis.
For this camera, it is a camera that has both photo and video performance Very powerful compact full-frame mirrorless single. The advantages of Panasonic cameras in video have always been obvious, but S5 is also very suitable for daily shooting, such as life photography or travel shooting. Let’s first bring you a few real shot samples of S5.
For this camera, the author believes that the camera has the following advantages:
1. Dual native sensitivity, which brings excellent High-feeling performance, the image quality below ISO 6400 is highly usable, especially the high-feeling video is excellent, and the high-feeling performance of the same level and the same pixel is outstanding. But compared to S1H, S1H’s high-sensitivity control noise is still better.
2, the five-axis anti-shake effect is stable, and the new high-pixel synthesis mode supports 8s long exposure. In the past, high-pixel synthesis can only shoot a single photo for 1s.
3. Priority is given to the camera focus upgrade, but the video focus is greatly upgraded. It not only supports video eye focus, but also has head contour recognition.
4. Although the body is very light, it is still durable and can be used normally in heavy rain. Long-lasting battery life, 700-800 photos can be taken in normal shooting.
5. The video performance is powerful, and the V-Log and high frame rate modes no longer need key upgrades, which is more conscientious.
For this camera, the author gave a high score of 8.6 . At present, the direct competition target of this camera is Canon EOS R, Sony A7M3, Nikon Z6, it is meaningless that Panasonic S5 is more powerful in performance. However, Panasonic’s weakness is still obvious, and the focus needs to be strengthened under the camera.
Second, the appearance of the camera is cool and compact.
The appearance design of this camera can be said to be slightly different from the previous three Panasonic full frame. I personally feel the camera body design Much like Panasonic G9. The overall design of the camera is still cold and resolute, with sharp edges and corners, and a strong masculine flavor.
The overall weight of the camera is 714g, and the size is also smaller than S1 and S1R a lot of. Compared with the previous camera, this camera cancels the shoulder screen design, and uses the side flip screen design on the back screen. The screen resolution is 1.86 million pixels. The display effect is still excellent, but the resolution is lower than the previous three S series. Frame. The EVF viewfinder is 2.36 million pixels, while the S1 and S1R are 5.76 million pixels.
Overall, the positioning of this camera is lower than that of the S1, but the control experience of the S5 is still excellent. The body has a wealth of custom keys. A camera wave wheel and a composite function dial, so the control experience is still professional machine level.
The interface of this camera is still very rich, with microphone and earphone Interface, HDMI and Type-C charging interface, the camera supports USB charging and USB DC power supply shooting, but does not support charging while shooting.
The camera uses dual SD card slots and can use two SD cards Card, very helpful for file security.
It is worth mentioning that the camera uses a brand new battery, voltage It is 7.2V and the capacity is 2200mAh. The battery life of the camera is very powerful, the actual shooting life of 700-800 photos can be achieved, and the shooting video can achieve more than 1 hour of battery life.
3. The high-sensitivity performance of the image quality test is quite excellent
This camera has dual native sensitivity technology, the native sensitivity is ISO 100 and ISO 640, can provide better high-sensitivity image quality, especially when shooting videos, the high-sensitivity performance is even better.
Next, let’s first look at the high-sensitivity control noise of the camera when taking pictures. It needs to be explained that the RAW file of the camera cannot be opened yet, so the test is based on JPG.
You can see that under ISO 12800, this camera has Good noise control performance, starting from ISO 25600, the picture details began to show a large loss. In actual shooting, this camera can maintain the high usability of ISO 6400.
Now let’s take a look at the camera’s image quality in actual shooting. The following photo is a night view of Sanlitun taken at ISO 1600. We can see that at ISO 1600, this camera has a very good sense of height, and there is almost no noise.
The picture below is a night view of Hongcun taken with ISO 5000. We also zoomed in on the photo, and we can see that the purity of the photo is still excellent, and the details are more preserved.
In actual shooting, the Panasonic S5 can provide very ideal high-sensitivity image quality. For my recent shooting experience, I think this camera is at ISO Below 6400, it can maintain a good high sense of noise control.
Now let’s take a look at the camera’s high-sensitivity noise when shooting video. The main advantage of Panasonic’s dual native sensitivity is in video shooting.
The video performance of this camera is very good, shooting video At this time, we can rest assured to use the sensitivity below ISO 3200, and to ISO 6400 or even ISO 12800, the camera’s high sense of video still has a higher usability.
In the actual shooting, let’s take a look at the screenshots of the video samples taken with ISO 3200.
ISO 3200 has a very ideal image quality performance, and we are below Let’s take a look at the shooting effect of ISO 6400.
The video quality of this camera is relatively high at ISO 6400 Yes, zooming in, we can still distinguish the details of the picture, and the noise is acceptable. Nowadays, there is more and more demand for high-sensitivity in video shooting. This camera can provide better low-light shooting quality. To a certain extent, it can save us a lot of lighting costs.
Four. Anti-shake test. Five-axis camera body has stable anti-shake and anti-shake effect.
Panasonic S5 has a five-axis camera body with anti-shake effect. And through the body + lens dual anti-shake, 6.5-stop anti-shake effect can be achieved.
We can see, in actual shooting, we used Panasonic 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 lens for shooting, this lens does not have optical image stabilization, at the 50mm end, the highest can achieve about 0.5 s stable shooting.
In actual shooting, with the help of body anti-shake, we Stable shooting effects can be achieved. For example, like this photo, we use the handheld to shoot near the water surface. This is a very unstable shooting and holding state, but with the help of the body anti-shake, we can shoot stable images.
In addition, in daily life, with the help of five-axis anti-shake, We can also achieve simple hand-held long exposures for many scenes, and lower sensitivity can also be used.
5. The new high-pixel mode 8s long exposure night scene shooting is easier
Panasonic S5 also has a high-pixel synthesis mode, the camera can automatically Take 8 photos, and then synthesize a 96-megapixel high-pixel photo. Although this mode still needs to be taken with a tripod, the S5’s high-pixel mode increases the exposure time of a single photo from the previous maximum of 1 second to a maximum of 8 second.
With 8 seconds exposure time, we can achieve daily night scenes Shooting, and when we used to shoot high-pixel night scenes, we had to use a larger aperture and higher sensitivity. This improvement is very important in actual shooting. The following photo is a high-pixel long-exposure photo taken at ISO 100 and 6s.
The resolution of this photo is 12000*8000, we intercepted In the picture area of 1280*960 in the center of the photo, you can get the screenshot below. You can see that the details of the picture are very clear and the sharpness is outstanding.
We can also compare high-resolution photos with normal 24 million pixels The high-pixel mode can bring huge detail improvement, and the photos taken can also output larger-format prints.
6. Camera focus and video focus have been greatly upgraded
The focus system of Panasonic S5 has actually been upgraded, but the main upgrade is in video shooting.
The camera still uses Panasonic’s DFD focusing technology, supports -6EV focusing in low light, and can provide stable low-light focusing when shooting scenery. For example, this photo was taken with the help of autofocus and aimed directly at the mountain peaks of Huangshan Monkey watching the sea before dawn.
In the actual continuous shooting and focusing performance, this camera is connected The shooting speed is 7fps, and it has better face focusing and eye focusing performance during continuous shooting. At the same time, the camera also supports animal recognition and human contour recognition, with very powerful recognition capabilities. However, in terms of actual motion capture capabilities, this camera has not improved much.
However, the focus stability of this camera is still good enough when dealing with daily shooting scenes such as our cycling. We took 4 photos in the GIF to see the actual focusing performance.
The camera has made significant progress in video focus. First, when shooting the video It not only supports eye focus, but also supports head focus and head contour focus, so we can follow the person’s head to focus when shooting. The focus improvement in actual shooting is very obvious.
Another point, the camera’s focus system, supports automatic under 150fps Focus, so when we shoot upgraded videos, 120fps can auto focus, but 150fps and 180fps are not supported.
Seven, video performance Panasonic’s housekeeping skills, no need to explain more
The video performance of Panasonic S5 can be said to be very powerful, in this level of camera, only Panasonic S5 can shoot 4K 60P Although the video is in the APS-C frame area, there is viewing angle cropping, but it can be recorded in 4:2:0 10bit 4K 60P, and the video stream is 200Mbps.
The camera can choose different sampling modes under 4K 30P, and 4K 30P can achieve unlimited shooting under 8bit, and there is no time limit. When the camera records 4K 30P 4:2:2 10bit video internally, the stream is 150Mbps.
The camera is equipped with Panasonic’s V-Log gamma curve, dynamic The range can reach 14 stops, which can provide excellent post-production space in actual shooting.
The picture below is for everyone to show, it was taken normally Video screenshots, as well as the actual effects after adjustment of the under-exposure 3 levels of shooting, with the help of 4:2:2 10bit video, the Panasonic S5 has a huge video post-production space.
In addition, this camera has dual native sensitivity, Very powerful high sense performance. Here we bring you a sample of Panasonic’s night scene shooting video. All the video clips have a sensitivity between ISO 1600-12800, and most of the clips are shot at ISO 3200 and ISO 6400.
8. Summary and samples. Excellent picture quality, more worry-free shooting
For the Panasonic S5, this is a compact, compact, but powerful full-frame camera. This camera is positioned as a compact full-frame camera, not an entry-level full-frame camera, so it is positioned higher than the recently released Nikon Z5 and previous RP, and is basically equivalent to Nikon Z6, Canon EOS R and other models.
From the performance point of view, the performance of the S5 is very close to that of the S1, with excellent image quality performance and powerful video shooting performance. It can not only provide good still picture shooting quality, but also bring an ideal video shooting experience.
The camera has a good body workmanship and can cope with various differences Environment, and the Panasonic body has always been excellent in anti-shake, which can provide a stable handheld shooting environment when taking photos and videos. The camera also has an in-camera shooting high-pixel mode, which can directly shoot 96-megapixel high-pixel photos, and supports 8s long exposure synthesis, which is very powerful.
Generally speaking, this camera is not only suitable for beginners in photography, as the first full-frame camera, but also suitable for professional users as a professional camera. If you have S1H, S1R and other models in your hand, S1 is also a very good full-frame standby machine.
Finally, I will bring you the latest S5 sample.
Focal length: 60mm Aperture: f/11.0 ISO sensitivity: 100 Exposure time: 1/100 Exposure compensation: -0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 27mm Aperture: f/14.0 ISO sensitivity: 100 Exposure time: 1/80 Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 34mm aperture : F/13.0 ISO sensitivity: 100 Exposure time: 1/60 Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
focal length: 58mm aperture: f/13.0 ISO sensitivity: 100 exposure time: 1/50 exposure compensation: -0EV white balance: automatic
Focal length: 38mm Aperture: f/9.0 ISO sensitivity: 100 Exposure time: 1/160 Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 20mm Aperture: f/9.0 ISO sensitivity: 100 Exposure time: 1/15 Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 20mm Aperture: f/10.0 ISO sensitivity: 100 Exposure time: 1/100 Exposure compensation: -1EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 39mm Aperture: f/11.0 ISO sensitivity: 100 Exposure time: 1/100 Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 20mm aperture : F/5.0 ISO sensitivity: 6400 Exposure time: 1/8 Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 20mm Aperture: f/16.0 ISO sensitivity: 400 Exposure time: 1/3 Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 47mm Aperture: f/5.6 ISO sensitivity: 100 Exposure time: 1/0 Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 20mm Aperture: f/3.5 ISO sensitivity: 6400 Exposure time: 1/0 Exposure Compensation: 0EV White Balance: Auto
Focal length: 60mm Aperture: f/10.0 ISO sensitivity: 100 Exposure time: 1/8 Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 60mm Aperture: f/8.0 ISO sensitivity: 100 Exposure time: 1/6 Exposure compensation: 0EV White Balance: Automatic
Focal length: 20mm Aperture: f/16.0 ISO sensitivity: 100 Exposure time: 1/20 Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 53mm Aperture: f/11.0 ISO sensitivity: 100 Exposure time: 1 /125 Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
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