The Panasonic LUMIX S5II and LUMIX S5IIX are the latest full-frame mirrorless hybrid cameras that you can consider buying this 2023. Both cameras are majorly focused on video recording. Taking video recording functionality to a new height.
Panasonic LUMIX S5II price is $2,000 and will be available for purchase in February 2023. While the Panasonic LUMIX S5IIX price is $2200 and will be available in May 2023.
The LUMIX S5II and LUMIX S5IIX are the first cameras from Panasonic to use the PDAF or phase detection autofocus technology. Both cameras have a new 24.2MP 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor. So compared to their predecessor, the Panasonic LUMIX S5II and LUMIX S5IIX have better autofocus systems.
One advantage of getting either of these cameras is the built-in fan and heat sink technology that helps to keep the cameras cool when recording videos. In other words, the LUMIX S5II and LUMIX S5IIX can record 4K videos non-stop without having any serious heating issues. And you have the option of recording either 6K 10-bit 4:2:0 or 4K 10-bit 4:2:2.
Other features include a new image stabilization system, consisting of 5-axis Body IS and 2-axis lens-based OIS. USB-C charging, full-sized HDMI port, dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, 48kHz/24-bit internal microphone recording and 96kHz/24-bit with external microphone, 3680K dot OLED viewfinder, 3.0-inch fully articulating 1840K dot touchscreen, etc.
Panasonic LUMIX S5II and LUMIX S5IIX Pricing
The Panasonic LUMIX S5II is priced at $2000, while the LUMIX S5IIX pricing is $2,200. The former will be available in February 2023 and the latter will be available in May 2023. In subsequent posts, we’ll be comparing both cameras to others in the market.