The second-generation Panasonic Lumix S5 II Mirrorless Camera is equipped with a host of new features to bring your vision to life. Benefitting from a new sensor design and an updated processing engine with L2 technology, the S5 II is the first Lumix camera to offer Phase Hybrid AF for fast and precise autofocusing performance. Making full use of the 24.2MP sensor and enhanced processor, this camera records 6K video for up to 30 minutes, while unlimited 4K video capture is available as well. Balancing high sensitivity and a wide dynamic range, the sensor provides a useful ISO 100-51200 range, which can be expanded to ISO 50-204800 for working in a variety of lighting conditions. Well-equipped for action and fast-moving subjects, the S5 II also enables full-res shooting at up to 9 fps with the mechanical shutter and up to 30 fps with the electronic shutter. Additionally, the S5 II utilizes sensor-shift stabilization technology and features a High-Resolution mode to capture and compile eight separate exposures to create a single 96MP raw or JPEG file. The camera supports 120p video capture for videographers who want to create a high-resolution slow-motion video, and RAW HDMI output is possible via an optional license upgrade. V-Log has been pre-installed on this camera and is used to capture a flat, neutral gamma curve and an equivalent 14+ stops of dynamic range provides precise control of color data in post-production, as well as seamless editing with footage shot with VariCam cameras. Two dedicated circuits are provided for each pixel: a Low ISO circuit provides base sensitivities of ISO 100 for normal use, ISO 640 when V-Log is applied, ISO 400 when HLG is applied, and ISO 200 when Cinelike D2/V2 is applied; a Low Noise circuit provides base sensitivities of ISO 640 for normal use, ISO 4000 when V-Log is applied, ISO 2500 when HLG is applied, and ISO 1250 when Cinelike D2/V2 is applied. When it comes to autofocus, dependability is the most important thing, and with Phase Detection AF you can fully supplement and track the subject in six different situations that until now had been a challenge for conventional systems to capture. Whether shooting stills or video, this means the S5 II persistently captures the intended subject in difficult scenes involving multiple people in backlit or low-light environments. For video applications, the camera is designed with a newly-developed Active I.S. system for walking shots to further enhance image stabilization while the camera is moving and recording video. A high-resolution 3.68m-dot OLED EVF offers a clear 0.78x magnification along with a smooth 60 fps or 120 fps changeable refresh rate. An 8-direction joystick and easy-to-use menu design enable quick and efficient operation. An industry-first, the S5 II utilizes a built-in cooling fan to suppress the camera's internal temperature for extended or unlimited recording. For more robust wireless activities, IEEE 802.11b/g/n and 802.11a/n/ac support are also available for faster transmission and more fluid remote control and monitoring. Complementing the camera's wireless connectivity, Lumix Sync is an iOS and Android app designed to pair with the camera for smartphone or tablet-based remote shooting control, wireless image transfer, and updating firmware. Color Shading Compensation corrects the bluish/reddish coloration on the periphery that may occur when older lenses are mounted.
The Panasonic Lumix S 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6 is a sleek and versatile lens designed for full-frame L-mount mirrorless cameras. The distinct range of focal lengths is also complemented by flexible focusing capabilities, which permit working with subjects as close as 5.9" with a 0.43x magnification for near-macro performance. In terms of optics, the lens incorporates a series of aspherical, high refractive index, and low dispersion elements to control a variety of aberrations and realize a high degree of clarity and sharpness. A fluorine coating has been applied to the front element to reduce smudging and make it easier to clean and the lens also features a weather-sealed design for working in harsh environmental conditions. Wide-to-short telephoto zoom is designed for full-frame L-mount mirrorless cameras, however, can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 30-90mm equivalent focal length range. Three extra-low dispersion elements greatly reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing in order to produce a high degree of clarity and color accuracy. Maximum magnification of 0.43x and a minimum focusing distance of 5.9" benefit working with close-up subjects.