The cameras use a new Phase Hybrid AF system combining PDAF with Contrast Detect AF. Fast and dependable and providing 779-area metering, the new system is able to detect target subjects in difficult conditions such as low light and backlighting and, once locked on, will remain tracking them even with other moving objects in the frame. Continuous AF during zooming and AF micro adjustment are also available.
Panasonic has developed a new 24.2-megapixel 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor that complies with PDAF (Phase Detection Auto-Focus). The imaging engine has also been newly developed to achieve high resolution, natural description and approximately 2x higher-speed signal procession for high bit-rate video recording.
In tune with an adoption of PDAF, the AF system evolved into fast, accurate Phase Hybrid AF, making it even more dependable. With an advanced subject detection and metering technologies to capture the target subject in focus even in adverse lighting conditions. Once locked on the subject, it keeps tracking even in the situations where plural objects are moving in the frame.
The S5 II comes with a powerful image stabilization system for wide-ranging shooting conditions and situations. In addition to combining the Body I.S. in the camera and the O.I.S. in the LUMIX S Series lens, the 5-axis Dual I.S. the correction power is maximized to allow 6.5-stop slower shutter speed. In addition, Active I.S. has been added for even more stable video recording. By determining the status of camera shake, Active I.S. optimizes horizontal, vertical, and rotational correction ratios. As a result, performance of image stabilizer is maximized to achieve compensation of approximately 200% larger amount of camera shake compared with conventional image stabilization.
The LUMIX S5II can be a choice of serious videographers. Adoption of new engine provides the LUMIX S5II with high video performance even comparable with cinema camera LUMIX S1H. They provide 4:2:0 10-bit 6K (17:9 or 3:2) / 5.9K (16:9), unlimited 4:2:2 10-bit C4K/4K recording capability. With a new heat-dispersion mechanism, there is no limit in recording time due to overheating issue.
The camera has a 14+ stop V-Log/V-Gamut capture to deliver a high dynamic range and broad colors.
A REAL-TIME LUT function is provided to enable color grading on the compatible video and photo in the camera by applying the LUT(.VLT/.cube) saved in the SD memory card. Users can perform intended color grading on the spot without postproduction and share images online through social networking sites. This function can be used even for live streaming.
Dual card slots (both UHS-II) support Relay Recording, Backup Recording and Allocation Recording and the 2200mAh high-capacity battery can be recharged via AC or USB.
Full-size HDMI Type A terminal and high-speed USB 3.2 Gen 2 and plus a cable lock holder to prevent unwanted unplugging. Wireless connectivity with Wi-Fi 5GHz and 2.4GHz to provide fast, stable communication with smartphones and tablets.
Camera are built to robust standards for in-field use, with magnesium alloy die-cast front and rear frames and a splash- and dust-resistant construction.
Video assist functions such as Waveform Monitor, Vector Scope and Zebra Patter. Features such as System Frequency (24.00Hz), Synchro Scan, Fan mode and redesigned control panel which enables quick selection of menu are also available.
Dual Native ISO sensitivity that minimizes noise generation by choosing an optimal circuit to use according to the sensitivity before gain processing. As a result, it allows a maximum ISO 51200 (Extended: 204800) high-sensitivity recording.
The LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 is a compact, lightweight standard zoom lens that covers from ultrawide 20mm to standard 60mm focal length for versatile use including landscapes and snaps. Wide viewing angle makes it easier to shoot indoors where room space is limited and stunning close-up capability of 0.15m (maximum magnification 0.43x) well supports tabletop photography.
The new LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 also ensure smooth, high quality video recording because of a mechanism that suppresses focus breathing, which was a fatal problem in all interchangeable lenses designed for still image photography.
Comprising 11 elements in 9 groups, the use of 2 aspherical lenses and 3 ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lenses effectively suppresses both axial chromatic aberration and chromatic aberration of magnification. Astigmatism is also corrected with these aspherical lenses, achieving high resolving performance. Furthermore, a UHR (Ultra-High Refractive Index) lens achieves uniform image quality from the center to edges of the image while contributing to downsizing of the lens unit.
With its compact, approximately 350g of light weight, the LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 features stunning mobility. The rugged dust/splash-resistant* design withstands use under harsh conditions even at 10 degrees below zero for high mobility.
In addition, a fluorine coating on the front element repel water and oil and prevent them from attaching. The filter diameter is 67 mm, with a 9-blade circular aperture diaphragm.