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Panasonic S5 Review: A Fantastic Camera for Video

The Panasonic S5 is a powerful full frame video camera but does have some limitations. Let’s break down the video features of this new camera and see how it compares to Sony, Canon and others! Panasonic S5 on B&H: https://bhpho.to/2Gekkwi

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Panasonic S5
B&H: https://bhpho.to/2Gekkwi
Amazon: https://geni.us/RHdF

Video Timestamps:
0:00 Intro
0:31 Sensor
1:09 Body, Stabilization and I/O
4:01 Resolutions and Frame Rates
8:26 Anamorphic and V-Log
9:10 Autofocus
12:02 Audio
12:42 Other Video Features
13:30 Final Recommendations

Other cameras and gear mentioned:

USB-C Battery for the S5
Amazon: https://geni.us/yK8Rh7

Panasonic S1
Amazon: https://geni.us/jXih
B&H: https://bhpho.to/32R3o6K

Panasonic S1H
Amazon: https://geni.us/YpI1v
B&H: https://bhpho.to/2QOZYvS

Panasonic GH5
Amazon: https://geni.us/Uf2oD4R
B&H: https://bhpho.to/34YsF1A

Panasonic XLR Adapter
Amazon: https://geni.us/LxvfCX
B&H: https://bhpho.to/3jAwGgI

Sony A7S III
B&H: https://bhpho.to/3bkHa11

Sony A7 III
Amazon: https://geni.us/0yB0P
B&H: https://bhpho.to/3jHTivF

Fujifilm X-T4
Amazon: https://geni.us/LL8l7x
B&H: https://bhpho.to/34Uwc0U

Panasonic S5 Pros and Cons

Full frame 35mm sensor
Smaller body than the S1
Flip out screen
In body stabilization
5.9K and other raw modes over HDMI (with firmware update)
4K 60p
HD 180p slow motion
10-bit 4:2:2
V-Log included
Good low light
Anamorphic mode
Improved video AF
Fantastic video assist features

30 minute record limit in some modes
4K 60 is cropped to APS-C
LongGOP only (No ALL-I recording)
Low data rates
AF while improved still can’t compete with other cameras
Rolling shutter could be improved

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This camera was loaned to me from Panasonic for this review. I will not be keeping this camera. This review and it’s content was not reviewed or paid for by outside persons or manufacturers.


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