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Panasonic to Announce LUMIX S5 Full-Frame Camera on Sep. 2nd

“Budget-friendly” little brother to the Lumix S1H coming soon

Lumix S5 teaser
Image by Panasonic / Lumix S5 teaser

Panasonic teases new Lumix S5 full-frame camera, with more details and specs to be released soon. 

2020 has already been a crazy year for camera releases, deadly pandemic notwithstanding, and it’s getting even more crowded soon. After the Sony a7s III launch and Canon EOS R5/R6 announcements, now Panasonic is joining the race to win your hard earned money with a new offering in their Lumix full-frame S-series. 

UPDATE: Pre-order the Lumix S5 on B&H

Lumix S5 – Announcement – September 2nd, 2020 – 10 AM EDT New York / 3PM London, UK 

Panasonic has just announced it will be unveiling a new Lumix S5 full-frame mirrorless camera. The Panasonic S5 virtual launch event scheduled for September 2nd, 2020. 

Panasonic Lumix S1H 5.9K ProRes RAW Atomos NinjaV Anamorphic Orion
Image by Panasonic / Lumix S1H pictured

A New LUMIX Full-frame Mirrorless Camera
To Be Unveiled at the Online Launch Event

Panasonic is pleased to announce that they will hold an online launch event for the new full-frame mirrorless camera LUMIX S5.

It will be unveiled at this page on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at 14:00 UTC.

Panasonic is committed to meeting the passionate demands of all creators through its LUMIX brand, and the new LUMIX S5 is one of the embodiments of this commitment.

More information will be added and updated here and the official Instagram account @lumix ( www.instagram.com/lumix/ ) until September 2, 2020.

Lumix S5 – a Budget, Full-Frame S1H? 

According to some rumors and early reports, it is possible the Lumix S5 may be a more budget-friendly alternative to the Lumix S1H. And since the S1H is already the top-tiered model in the lineup, it makes sense for Panasonic to release a model that sits below the S1H and above the S1 and S1R. 

And while I highly doubt we’d see 4K/120fps in the camera, but a solid 4K 10bit codec is a must at this point. It would make a lot of sense for Panasonic to position the Lumix S5 as a Canon EOS R6 competitor, and a viable B-CAM option to S1H users. 

[via Panasonic]

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