Deal | 22% discount on Panasonic Lumix S5 full-frame mirrorless camera with 20-60 mm kit lens on Amazon ↺
Panasonic’s full-frame mirrorless Lumix S5 is at a 30-day low on Amazon. The 24.2-MP hybrid camera and Lumix S 20-60 mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens are on sale for US$500 less than the regular price. With five-axis in-body image stabilisation, 12-bit video, and a host of photography features, the Lumix S5 is a stellar option for small-scale hybrid shooters with a focus on video performance.
With the rise of social media and video sharing platforms, like YouTube, more and more people are looking towards videography as a means of income and creative expression alike. Starting out on YouTube, you might use a smartphone or small point-and-shoot camera, but you’ll quickly realise that there’s more performance and better quality to be had from a larger sensor in a dedicated camera. That’s where something like the Panasonic Lumix S5 comes in.
The Panasonic Lumix S5 is a full-frame mirrorless camera with a focus on amateur videography and small video production teams. It has all the necessary features to deliver smooth, crisp video, from 12-bit 4K video at 60 fps to five-axis IBIS rated at 5.0 stops of vibration compensation. Video colour modes, like V-Log, HLG, and Cinelike D2 and V2, offer a lot of flexibility when it comes to editing, while baked-in anamorphic lens support is a must-have if you want to dabble in more serious video work.
The lens included in the US$1,797.99 bundle is the Lumix S 20-60 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens for the L-Mount. While it’s a kit lens, the Lumix S 20-60 mm delivers sharp image quality across a wide zoom range, despite its small size. Fortunately, the variety of first- and third-party L-Mount lenses gives you a lot of room to grow once you do need to upgrade.
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My interest in tech started in high school, rooting and flashing my Motorola Defy, but I really fell down the rabbit hole when I realised I could overclock the i7 930 in my Gigabyte pre-built PC. This tinkering addiction eventually lead me to study product design in university. I think tech should improve the lives of the people using it, no matter the field. I like to read and write about laptops, smartphones, software and trends in technology.
Julian van der Merwe, 2023-05-16 (Update: 2023-05-17)