Panasonic has released a new mirrorless full format camera, the Lumix S5II, which comes with improved autofocus. The camera is capable of phase detection, which is useful for video recordings, as autofocus is needed less frequently. The Lumix S5II has been designed to appeal to both photographers and videographers, and is intended to compete with other full-frame mirrorless cameras on the market, such as Sony’s Alpha 7C, Canon’s EOS R8 and Nikon’s Z 6II.
One of the Lumix S5II’s greatest strengths is its ability to record moving images, with its specialized sister model, the S5II X, set to be released in June. The camera has several new features that distinguish it from its predecessor, the Lumix S5, including fast continuous shooting and highly sophisticated tracking programs.
The Lumix S5II also has a range of useful functions for video recording, making it attractive to both casual and professional videographers. The new camera has been placed at the bottom of Panasonic’s full format system, but its advanced features ensure that it stands out from its competitors.
Readers can find out more about the Lumix S5II by reading the c’t Fotografie 3/2023 article. As a hybrid model, the camera has familiar special functions and technical specifications that fans of the Lumix line will recognize. With its fast autofocus and image stabilization, the Lumix S5II is a solid choice for anyone in need of a high-quality mirrorless full-frame camera.