Panasonic launches Lumix S5II and S5IIX with Phase Hybrid autofocus

Panasonic Lumix S5II, S5IIX Price in Nepal
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Panasonic has officially announced Panasonic LUMIX S5II and S5IIX at CES 2023. Successor to the original Lumix S5, the new mirrorless cameras feature Hybrid Phase Detection Autofocus, a first for Panasonic cameras. Let’s get into more detail about the Panasonic Lumix S5II and S5IIX and their expected price in Nepal.

Panasonic Lumix S5II, S5IIX Overview:

Cameras

Both the Lumix S5II and S5IIX are advanced mirrorless cameras with a 24.2MP 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor and L2 imaging technology. The Hybrid autofocus system, mentioned earlier, combines Phase Detection Auto-Focus, and contrast detection, with a total of 779 AF points. This allows for tracking human and animal movement very well. 

Panasonic Lumix S5IIX Design-1

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Moreover, with twice the performance of the original LUMIX S5, both cameras can record up to 6K videos at 30 frames per second. They also have burst shooting support at 30fps which is great for capturing fast-moving objects. 

Additionally, you can record in 4K at 120fps and 1080 at 180fps for smooth slow-motion footage. Panasonic has used a new heat dispersion method with a built-in fan and heat sink that allows for continuous 4K recording without overheating.

Image Quality

Moreover, the company claims that the camera has more than 14 stops of dynamic range in V-Log/V-Gamut. And they support real-time LUT applications for in-camera calibration by uploading your LUT to the camera directly. 

The S5II and S5IIX also have improved dual-native ISO for better low-light performance. Furthermore, both cameras can record 10-bit 4:2:2 video in UHD or 4K resolution.

Stabilization

Panasonic Lumix S5IIX Design -2

This year, Panasonic has also improved the stabilization system, which now includes 5-axis Body IS and 2-axis lens-based OIS, which works for both photos and videos. There is also an Active IS mode for video, which optimizes the horizontal, vertical, and rotational correction ratios by detecting camera shake.

Differences

While the Lumix S5II and S5IIX are identical until now, they differ in a few areas. That is, the S5IIX can output RAW video right out of the box. This feature, however, is available as an optional upgrade with the S5II. 

S5IIX, on the other hand, also supports USB-SSD recording as well as ALL-Intra and ProRes recording. There’s also wired and wireless streaming for live streaming, as well as USB tethering.

Panasonic Lumix S5II, S5IIX  Price in Nepal and Availability

In terms of price, the S5II will be on sale this month for USD 2000. The S5IIX will be available in May 2023 for USD 2200. If and when they are released in Nepal, we anticipate that the Panasonic Lumix S5II and S5IIX will cost NPR 280,000 and 310,000, respectively.

Mirrorless Cameras Price in the US Price in Nepal (Expected)
Panasonic Lumix S5II USD 2,000 NPR 280,000
Panasonic Lumix S5IIX USD 2,200 NPR 300,000
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