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Panasonic LUMIX DC-S5 | Digital Mirrorless Camera with Full Frame 24.2MP CMOS - Body Only

Panasonic LUMIX

Panasonic LUMIX DC-S5

Digital Mirrorless Camera with Full Frame 24.2MP CMOS - Body Only

Product Code: PANDCS5EK

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  • 24.2 Megapixels Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Dual native ISO technology
  • 5-axis Dual image stabilisation
  • Acurate Focusing with Deep Learning Technology
  • Live view composite
  • High Resolution Mode - 96MP JPEG/RAW images
  • Cinema quality V-Log with 14+ stops of dynamic range
  • Direct access to quick and slow motion recording
  • Free-angle LCD Touch display (1840K-dot)
  • OLED live viewfinder (2360K-dot, 0.74x)
  • 2x SD Card Slots
  • USB battery charge and Power Supply
  • WiFi 5GHz/Bluetooth
  • Mic and headphone terminal
  • L-Mount
  • Compatible with the XLR Microphone Adapter (DMW-XLR1)
  • Compact and Lightweight
  • Dust and Splash resistant*

*Dust and splash resistant does not gaurantee that damage wil not occur if this camera is subjected to direct contact with dust or water


  • Dimensions: Approx. 132.6 x 97.1 x 81.9 mm / 5.22 x 3.82 x 3.22 inch (excluding protrusions)
  • Weight: Approx. 630g / 1.39 lb (Body only)

Perfect for Hybrid Shooting

This hybrid Full-frame mirrorless camera, provides exceptional image quality for photo and video across the sensitivity range within an ergonomic body designed for the quality conscious content creator.

Full-Frame 24.2MP CMOS Sensor with Dual Native ISO Technology

The CMOS Sensor has been optimised to deliver exceptional image quality for both stills and video, while the Dual Native ISO provides a greater level of flexibility when shooting in lower light conditions without the usual increase in visible noise when shooting video.

Beyond Photography

Whether you prefer shooting using the full touch capabilities of the 3.0inch 1.84Mio. dot Free-angle LCD in both recording and playback modes or the OLED Live Viewfinder have confidence in what you are shooting. The Timelapse and Stop-Motion features offer you that a little extra creativity while the improved High Resolution Mode photos can now be saved directly as a JPEG for extremely detailed, 96-megapixel-equivalent images for those moment when resolution is everything.

Professional Video Options

The needs of the content creator vary from job to job, the LUMIX S5 includes recording modes 4K 60p 4:2:0 10-bit and 4K 30p 4:2:2 10-bit — plus 4K 8-bit with no limitation of video recording time. In the 10-bit setting, 4:2:2 10-bit HDMI output is supported along with simultaneous external drive / SD card recording, means flexibility and creativity are available whenever you head out on a shoot.

Dual Image Stabilisation

Image Stabilisation is a requirement for content creators on the run. The 5-axis Dual I.S. II system combines In-body and lens stabilisation giving you up to 6.5 stops of benefit on the LUMIX S5, giving you greater confidence that you will get the shot you need.

Production tool for the content creator

Creative options at your fingertips, the LUMIX S5 gives you a range of features and functions that will help your ability to tell stories in new and creative ways. V-Log and V-Gamut come preinstalled. With 14+ stops of dynamic range and a wide colour gamut, performance to rival high-end production cameras.

Advanced Focus Technology

The updated Auto-Focus system in the LUMIX S5 offers all the inherent benefits of a contrast based AF system with improved tracking performance. The updated system features high-speed, high-precision AF, and deep learning technology for recognition of human bodies, heads, faces and eyes as well as animals, for improved reliability.

Compact & tough camera body

The LUMIX S5 is 30% lighter than the S1 weighing only 714g and smaller than the GH5 without compromising on image quality for either stills or video, featuring a premium design and build quality, with a magnesium alloy frame and splash and dust resistance* construction providing you with peace of mind when shooting in a range of environments.

*Dust and splash resistant does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this camera is subjected to direct contact with dust and water.

Select the right lens

The LUMIX S5 camera is using the L-Mount lens mount standard allowing to choose from a wide range of high quality lenses from Panasonic, Leica and Sigma.

Panasonic LUMIX LUMIX S-R70300
LUMIX S-R70300

70-300mm telephoto zoom lens with a compact, lightweight design

Panasonic LUMIX LUMIX S-S85E

Compact, lightweight LUMIX S 85mm F1.8 lens

Panasonic LUMIX S-S50

Lightweight L-mount 50mm F1.8 Lens


Battery Grip for DC-S5

Panasonic LUMIX DMW-BTC15

Battery Charger for Panasonic LUMIX S5 DMW-BLK22 Battery

Panasonic LUMIX DMW-BLK22

Battery for Panasonic LUMIX DC-S5


Panasonic LUMIX DMW-XLR1
Panasonic LUMIX DMW-XLR1

XLR Microphone Adapter for DC-GH5 / DC-GH5S and DC-S1 / DC-S1R

Bags and Cases

Orca Bags OR-132
Orca Bags OR-132

Small Lens and Accessory Bag

Orca Bags OR-16
Orca Bags OR-16

Rolling Camera Bag with Integrated Backpack System

Orca Bags OR-4
Orca Bags OR-4

Video Camera Shoulder Bag

Orca Bags OR-534
Orca Bags OR-534

DSLR- Backpack For Mirrorless and DSLR Cameras

Orca Bags OR-67
Orca Bags OR-67

Hard Shell Accessories Bag - small

Batteries and Power Supplies

Panasonic LUMIX DMW-BTC15
Panasonic LUMIX DMW-BTC15

Battery Charger for Panasonic LUMIX S5 DMW-BLK22 Battery

Camcorders and Camera Heads


Battery Grip for DC-S5


DC Coupler for Panasonic LUMIX DC-S5

Camera Support and Grip

Kondor Blue 2.5mm to 2.5mm LANC Remote Trigger Shutter Cable
Kondor Blue 2.5mm to 2.5mm LANC Remote Trigger Shutter Cable

2.5mm to 2.5mm LANC Remote Trigger Shutter Cable

Kondor Blue D-Tap to LUMIX GH6 S5II S5IIX DMW-BLK22 Dummy Battery Cable
Kondor Blue D-Tap to LUMIX GH6 S5II S5IIX DMW-BLK22 Dummy Battery Cable

D-Tap to Dummy Battery Cable for LUMIX S5 S5II S5IIX GH5 GH5S GH6 G9 G9II

Lenses - Auto Focus

Panasonic LUMIX S-S24
Panasonic LUMIX S-S24

LUMIX S 24mm F1.8 L-Mount Lens

Production Switchers

Atomos AtomX CAST
Atomos AtomX CAST

4 x HDMI Switching & Streaming Dock for Ninja V / Ninja V+

Video Monitors

Atomos Shinobi 7
Atomos Shinobi 7

7-inch 4K HDR HDMI/SDI Photo/Video Monitor

SHOOT Holdan at the inaugural Virtual Video Show

Holdan is the distributor for Panasonic LUMIX and Blackmagic Design. Join us in the chatroom, and you'll be speaking with experts on: Panasonic LUMIX micro-four thirds and full sensor cameras, including the new S5 Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K We can talk you through how to set up your camera for video, power the system, select the best lenses and choose the ideal recording media. We can also show you options for motion control and tracking with Syrp’s amazing line up of sliders.

From camera to camera system: accessorising the LUMIX S5

Build the S5 into a complete, all-purpose system by pairing the camera with the following accessories: Memory Cards Angelbird SD cards are 4K-certified and are used by professionals worldwide. For as little as £36 +VAT, you can buy a high quality 64GB UHS3 card with a 160MB/s write speed. The card is also available in 128GB and 256GB capacities.

GH5 user? Why you should upgrade to the Lumix S5

With the announcement of the Panasonic Lumix S5 we finally have a full-frame camera with fantastic video features in a compact form-factor and at a budget conscious price. If like me you’ve invested in Panasonic Micro 4/3 format, what might make you consider moving up to full frame? 35mm stills photography has been with us since 1905 and the aesthetic has had a few generations to take root in our collective imaginations. 35mm film was invented by a Scotsman with too many names - William Kennedy Laurie Dickson (a Thomas Edison collaborator). He was saving money by slicing 70mm film (designed for movie cameras) in half to use for still photography.

DC-S5 Firmware Version 2.3

Added function

  • RAW video data output over HDMI to Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR
    [5.9K] / [4K] / [Anamorphic (4:3) 3.5K] 12-bit RAW video data can be output over HDMI to Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR, to be recorded as Blackmagic RAW.
Area Resolution Frame Rate Aspect HDMI Output
Full-frame 5.9K (5888x3312) 29.97p/25p/23.98p 16:9 12-bit
APS-C 4K (4128x2176) 59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/23.98p 17:9 12-bit
APS-C Anamorphic 3.5K (3536x2656) 50p/29.97p/25p/23.98p 4:3 12-bit

*All functions may not be available depending on the situation.
*DaVinci Resolve or DaVinci Resolve Studio is required to play back the Blackmagic RAW data. DaVinci Resolve Studio is required to edit the Blackmagic RAW data.

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