Panasonic S5 Review Rundown

Panasonic CorporationPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*


Photo of Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera
Neoscore* 79%
  • Light and compact
  • 24MP BSI sensor
  • Excellent video autofocus
  • 5-axis stabilizer
  • 4K video
  • DFD not active during AF-C mode


At 1.5 pounds, the S5 isn't just Panasonic's lightest full-frame camera, it's even lighter — barely — than the Lumix GH5. The S5's video autofocus has been improved over the S1 models.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.



Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
At 1.5 pounds, the S5 isn't just Panasonic's lightest full-frame camera. It's even lighter — barely — than the Lumix GH5, the company's MFT flagship. The S5 can detect bodies and faces at half the size as the S1 — as small as 2.5% of the frame.
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  • Lightweight and light
  • Excellent autofocus
  • Fant32 file system
  • 4K/60 video
  • Not as good as the S1


Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Lumix S5 follows the standard design paradigm followed by most full-frame mirrorless cameras. It sports front and rear dials on the top plate, as well as a flat command dial on the rear. The camera is compatible with L-mount lenses, available from Leica, Panasonic, and Sigma.
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  • Excellent autofocus
  • 120fps EVF
  • 4K video recording
  • Wireless charging
  • Larger than some other full-frame mirrorless cameras


Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The Panasonic Lumix S5 is the baby brother of the company's existing full-frame mirrorless cameras. Available at a cheaper price point, it also has a much smaller and lighter body than the rest of the S1 range. The only drawback is that while the 20-60mm lens is nicely sized, other L Mount lenses from Panasonic are much larger – so in terms of overall system size, it's not quite so straightforward.
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  • Great for travel and everyday use
  • Great build quality
  • Dual memory card slots
  • Not as compact as the S1


1. ^ Panasonic Lumix S5 review: A true enthusiast’s camera. digitaltrends. 2020-09-02 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 Review. pcmag. 2020-11-06 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Panasonic Lumix S5 review. techradar. 2020-09-25 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.

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