The sparrow is small and has all internal organs Panasonic LUMIX S5 review

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   With many brands launching full-frame mirrorless cameras, the competition in this product market is extremely fierce. At the same time, fierce warfare has spread from the flagship full-frame mirrorless market to the entry-level. There are many entry-level full-frame mirrorless cameras on the market. As a newer member of the full-frame mirrorless camera market, Panasonic also launched a new full-frame mirrorless camera LUMIX S5 on September 2.

The sparrow is small and has all internal organs Panasonic LUMIX S5 review

  Panasonic LUMIX S5

   This Panasonic LUMIX S5 is a lightweight full-frame mirrorless camera that emphasizes video shooting. S5 supports a variety of recording formats, up to 4K/30p 4:2:2 10bit video, built-in V-LogL, also supports HDR in HLG, 4:2:2 10bit HDMI output and 4:3 deformation mode can be combined with each A variety of practical tools, such as time code, waveform monitor, and V-Log view auxiliary functions are used together for movie production to meet a variety of professional needs.

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  Panasonic LUMIX S5

   In terms of design, the overall S5 is based on the S1H, which can shoot 6K video, and the body configuration is slightly reduced. In this way, a much smaller body than the S1H is obtained. At 630g, it is more than 1/3 lighter than S1H, which makes it the smallest product among Panasonic’s full-frame mirrorless cameras. It also reduces the burden on users.

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  Panasonic LUMIX S5

  In terms of configuration, S5 uses the same 24.2 million pixel full-frame image sensor and dual native ISO standards as S1H. Combined with the Venus engine, it can achieve ultra-high sensitivity of up to ISO 51200. I.S is built in the body. It can effectively compensate for camera shake caused by hand shaking. O.I.S with LUMIX S series lenses. The combined second-generation 5-axis dual-effect anti-shake system can more effectively solve almost any type of focus blur problem, and can achieve 6.5-speed shutter compensation. The performance of DFD technology has been enhanced through new algorithms on the S5. Yes, the S5 may be the camera with the best focusing performance in the current LUMIX S series.

   Panasonic LUMIX S5 main parameters:

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Overall design

   In the body design, the S5 is based on the S1H, which is also a video camera, with corresponding simplifications, such as removing the shoulder screen and independent cooling system. Therefore, some details of the fuselage have been changed in design, and the size of the fuselage has been greatly reduced. The measurements of the fuselage are only 132.6 x 97.1 x 81.9mm, and the fuselage weighs about 630g. Compared with S1H’s 151.0 x 114.2 x 110.4mm measurements and 1052g body weight, the S5 has an obvious slimming effect, even slightly smaller than the M4/3 GH5S.

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  Panasonic LUMIX S5 Front of the fuselage

   From the front of the fuselage, compared with the S1H, the S5 has fewer buttons on the front due to the reduced size of the fuselage. The shortcut key between the handle and the bayonet is reduced to one, and the red video recording button in the lower right corner is also cancelled. The flash sync interface was also cancelled. In addition, it can be seen through the handle area that although the volume of the body is reduced, Panasonic has not sacrificed the grip of the S5, and the whole machine is still very comfortable to hold.

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  Panasonic LUMIX S5 Back of the fuselage

   On the back of the fuselage, the S5 maintains the same button configuration as the S1H, with only a slight change in layout. At the same time, due to the reduction of the body size, the screen size has also been reduced to 3.0 inches, and the flip method of the LCD screen has been changed to the same rollover method as on the original GH series, and it does not inherit the upturn structure added on the S1H. .

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  Panasonic LUMIX S5 Top of the fuselage

   The changes on the top of the S5 fuselage are larger than those of the S1H, mainly because the shoulder screen is eliminated, so the layout of buttons and dials has been changed back to the style of the GH series. The eye-catching red video recording button also confirms the positioning of the S5 video machine.

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  Panasonic LUMIX S5 The bottom of the fuselage

  The bottom of the S5 fuselage is designed with a battery compartment, an external handle terminal and a tripod screw hole.

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   Panasonic LUMIX S5 on both sides of the fuselage

   Both sides of the fuselage are mainly output ports Storage and S5 dual SD memory card slot.

   Body design details

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  Panasonic LUMIX S5 sensor

  Panasonic S5 is equipped with a 24.2 million pixel 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor. The camera uses OLPF, which can effectively suppress the generation of moiré. The perfect combination of CMOS sensor and Venus engine can provide excellent signal processing function, can achieve the highest ISO 51200 ultra-high sensitivity, and minimize noise.

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  Panasonic LUMIX S5 Electronic viewfinder

  In terms of electronic viewfinder, S5 is equipped with a 2.36 million pixel OLED electronic viewfinder. It has a 100% field of view and the viewfinder magnification is 0.74 times. At the same time, the time difference is less than 0.005 seconds, and it can be switched freely in 60 fps /120 fps mode, presenting users with unprecedented high visibility.

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  Panasonic LUMIX S5 Display

  The display of the Panasonic S5 adopts a static touch control system, 3.0 inches, can be flipped freely, 1.84 million pixels high resolution, 3:2 ratio, and the field of view is about 100%. The flipping method of the screen has been changed back to the rollover style of the GH series, avoiding the inconvenience of installing it on a tripod, and making selfies more convenient.

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  Panasonic LUMIX S5 Remote control interface

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  Panasonic LUMIX S5 interface

In terms of    interface, Panasonic S5 provides a remote control interface, an external microphone interface, an external headphone interface, a Type-C USB data interface and an HDMI interface. The Type-C USB data interface is compatible with the USB PD standard and can quickly charge the battery.

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  Panasonic LUMIX S5 Memory card slot

   Panasonic S5 is equipped with dual SD memory card slots. However, the memory cards supported by the two card slots are slightly different. Only the upper card slot 1 supports UHS-II high-speed SD memory cards, and the lower card slot 2 only supports UHS-I. This configuration is slightly stingy.

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  Panasonic LUMIX S5 Battery

   S5 uses a 2200mAh lithium battery of model DMW-BLK22 as the power source. The maximum battery life is about 440 frames, which is the best battery life in the Panasonic LUMIX S series. But despite this, the power of S5 is still not enough. Fortunately, it supports USB PD compatible fast charging/power supply. As long as you carry an additional power bank, you can basically get rid of the trouble of battery life. In addition, users can also turn on the power-saving LVF mode, so its battery life will soar to about 1500.

  Video shooting

  As a video machine, Panasonic LUMIX S5 has outstanding video shooting capabilities. LUMIX S5 is capable of up to 30 minutes of 4K 60p / 50p 4:2:0 10-bit and 4K 30p / 25p 4:2:2 10bit internal recording. It also has the capability of 4K 60p / 50p 4:2:2 10bit HDMI output. For 4K 30p / 25p 4:2:0 8bit internal recording, there is no time limit. It will comply with RAW video output to ATOMOS NINJA V via HDMI and C4K video recording with future firmware updates.

The sparrow is small and has all internal organs Panasonic LUMIX S5 review

   It is one of the few products in the same level that supports 4K 60p, 1080 180p internal recording product, and supports 10bit sampling, supports V-LOG and HLG. What’s more gratifying is that LUMIX S5 also has an anamorphic lens option that was only available in professional products in the past, providing more possibilities for micro movies, advertising, and VLOG’s B-Roll.

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  V-Log Video sample

   At the same time, the S5 display also supports real-time viewing of V-Log video clips with LUTs. The advantage of this is that the user can adjust the exposure according to the color-corrected video image during shooting, making the exposure of the V-Log video more accurate. This is because the original picture of V-Log is gray and gray. It takes a little experience to adjust the exposure just by looking at this picture. In the sample film, a Panasonic official LUT was simply applied to the original V-Log film, but intuitive changes can already be seen. Of course, you can also adjust the color according to actual needs.

   Sensitivity Test

   Panasonic S5 is equipped with a 24.2 million pixel 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor and Venus engine, using dual native ISO technology from ISO 100-51200, which can be expanded to ISO 50–204800. Let’s take a look at the actual sensitivity performance.

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   Schematic diagram of interception area

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  Panasonic S5 photosensitive Degree test table

   It can be seen from the test picture that the Panasonic S5 can maintain a relatively clean picture within ISO 3200, and the details are preserved. When it rises to ISO 6400, there will be a small amount of noise visible to the human eye until ISO At 12800, the noise increased and the details began to lose, and the smear feeling gradually increased. In practical applications, IS0 3200 is completely usable, and ISO 6400 is also acceptable. Let’s take a look at the sensitivity test of dynamic video.

Introduction to    package lens

   As the lens of Panasonic LUMIX S5 package, it is the latest lens released by Panasonic, LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6. This lens is tailor-made for LUMIX S series full-frame mirrorless cameras.

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  Panasonic LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6

  LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 is a universal standard zoom lens, the lens is compact and lightweight, the focal length ranges from 20mm wide-angle to 60mm standard focal length, and it is versatile , Can be applied to various scenes such as landscape shooting and street shooting. Even when shooting in a limited space indoors, there are enough focal lengths to support various themes. The closest focusing distance of the lens is only 0.15m, which greatly optimizes the still life macro photography experience.

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  Panasonic LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6

  LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 is light and compact, weighing only about 350g, and has excellent mobility. The exquisite design of the LUMIX S series provides professional photographers with great flexibility and maneuverability. The sealed dust-proof/splash-proof/freeze-proof* design can fully cope with the harsh shooting environment, even the low temperature of minus 10 degrees. In addition, the fluorine coating on the outermost lens prevents the adhesion of water and oil. The lens can be directly mounted using a 67 mm diameter filter and 9 aperture blades.

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  Schematic diagram of lens structure

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   lens MTF curve Figure

Introduction to the appearance of   

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   Panasonic LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 lens body

   Although the focal length of Panasonic LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 is relatively clear, careful analysis shows that Very practical. The lens itself also has a lightweight and compact design, weighing only 350g, as the same lightweight Panasonic LUMIX S5 kit lens is more suitable.

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  Panasonic LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 coating

  LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 adopts a lens design structure of 11 elements in 9 groups, including 2 aspherical lenses and 3 ultra-low dispersion The lens can effectively compensate the problems of axial chromatic aberration and chromatic aberration magnification and effectively suppress astigmatism. In addition, the UHR lens ensures uniform and excellent image quality from the center to the edge of the image, while effectively reducing the size and weight of the lens. The diameter of the lens filter is 67mm, with 9 aperture blades.

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  Panasonic LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 bayonet

  LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 uses a metal bayonet, which is sturdy and durable. At the same time, the lens body also adopts a sealed dust-proof/splash-proof/freeze-proof design, which can completely deal with the harsh shooting environment, even the low temperature of minus 10 degrees.

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  Panasonic LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 lens body switch

  LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 lens body has only one switch, which is the AF/MF switch.

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  Panasonic LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 lens hood

  LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 is also equipped with a lens hood, which can prevent stray light from entering the lens, while also protecting the camera and lens Avoid accidental collision.

  20mm end resolution test

   Next we will test the resolution of Panasonic LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 in actual scenes. The entire scene has a rich level of detail, and the frontal composition is also used to ensure that the edge of the picture can also be in focus, so as to better reflect the resolution of the edge and be relatively objective. The first is the 20mm wide-angle end.

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   Schematic diagram of interception area

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  20mm end resolution Rate test comparison table

   Through the comparison, we can see that the various apertures in the center of the wide-angle end of this lens perform very well, and the image quality is the best when the aperture is F5.6. The resolution of the edges is reduced relative to the center, but overall it is very satisfying. The best aperture is also at F5.6.

  60mm end resolution test

   After looking at the 20mm wide-angle end resolution, let’s take a look at the 60mm telephoto end resolution. The test method is the same as the 20mm wide-angle end.

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   Schematic diagram of interception area

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  60mm end resolution Rate test comparison table

   Through the comparison, we can see that the performance of the various apertures in the center of the telephoto end of this lens is very average, and the picture quality is the best when it receives F5.6. The resolution of the edges is reduced relative to the center, but overall it is very satisfying. The best aperture is also at F5.6.

  Vignette test

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  20mm end vignetting test table

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  60mm end vignetting test table

   Through the real shot test, we can see that at the 20mm end, there is only a very slight vignetting at the maximum aperture of F3.5. , After closing one stop to F4, the vignetting will disappear. At the 60mm telephoto end, there is no vignetting at any aperture.

   distortion test

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  20mm end distortion test

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  60mm end distortion test

   From the distortion test sample, Panasonic LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 has a slight barrel distortion at the 20mm wide-angle end. The 60mm telephoto end has no obvious distortion visible to the naked eye. Therefore, it can be said that the Panasonic LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 lens is still very good in terms of optical quality.

   Samples appreciation

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   Focal length: 20mm ISO: 100 Aperture: F3.5 Shutter: 1/160s

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   Focal length: 60mm ISO: 320 Aperture: F5.6 Shutter: 1/60s

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   Focal length: 20mm ISO: 125 Aperture: F3.5 Shutter: 1/60s

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   Focal length: 60mm ISO: 100 aperture: F5.6 shutter: 1/1300s

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   Focal length: 60mm ISO: 1000 Aperture: F7.1 Shutter: 1/60s

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   Focal length: 60mm ISO: 100 Aperture: F8 Shutter: 1/320s

  More proofs

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   Focal length: 26mm ISO: 6400 Aperture: F5 Shutter: 1/40s

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   Focal length: 24mm ISO: 6400 Aperture: F6.3 Shutter: 1/10s

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   Focal length: 43mm ISO : 6400 Aperture: F6.3 Shutter: 1/25s

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   Focal length: 20mm ISO: 640 Aperture: F6.3 Shutter: 1.3s

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   Focal length: 20mm ISO: 100 Aperture: F8 Shutter: 5s

  Editorial summary

  as Panasonic’s latest full-frame mirrorless camera, LUMIX S5, has changed a lot. Before the body change, the LUMIX S series gave the impression of being cumbersome. The overall volume is even smaller than that of the GH5D, but it has the same video shooting performance as the S1H. Of course, it is also restricted by the compact body, and the S5 has a limited video shooting time under the highest image quality. But the flaws are not hidden. In such a compact body, it supports 4K 60p, 1080 180p internal recording products, and supports 10bit sampling, supports V-LOG and HLG, supports 4K HDR video, anamorphic photography, VFR, HFR, and many other professional functions , What can we ask for?

The sparrow is small and has all internal organs Panasonic LUMIX S5 review

  Panasonic LUMIX S5

   In terms of price, the Panasonic LUMIX S5 single body currently on pre-sale is 1,1988 yuan, plus the R2060 kit price is 14,998, this price can be said to be very competitive. And in the firmware upgrade plan announced by Panasonic, S5 will also be upgraded to support 6K RAW video external recording before the end of 2020. Look back at the price, isn’t it fragrant!

  Advantages:

  24.2 million effective pixels full-frame CMOS

  Support V-Log / V-Gamut

  4K/30p 4: 2:2 10bit video

  Dual native ISO

  DFD-Space recognition technology new algorithm

  High resolution shooting mode

   No. 2 Generation 5-axis dual-effect anti-shake system

  Small and lightweight body

  Disadvantages:

  Battery life is slightly shorter

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