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The Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 is a versatile, sleek, and durable camera that offers advanced feature sets for stills and video. Key features include:

  • 24.2MP full-frame CMOS sensor and Venus Engine

  • UHD 4K30p and UHD 4K60p video capture

  • Five-axis sensor-shift image stabilization

  • Accepts L-mount lenses

24.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor and Venus Engine. The Panasonic Lumix DC-S5’s 24.2MP CMOS sensor is supported by an updated Venus Engine for impressive image quality, a 60 fps continuous shooting rate when using 6K or 4K PHOTO modes, a 7 fps continuous shooting rate with AF-S, a 6 fps continuous shooting rate with AF-C, great low-light performance, and a 100-51,200 ISO range that’s expandable to 50-204,800. The sensor and processor combine to enhance color reproduction and suppress noise levels throughout the camera’s sensitivity range.

L-Mount Alliance. This wide-diameter lens mount is a joint collaboration between Leica, Panasonic, and Sigma that’s focused on a line of premium cameras & lenses in a mirrorless format. At 51.6mm mount diameter and just 20mm flange distance, the L-mount is well-suited for fast-aperture full-frame optics with compact dimensions.

UHD 4K HDR Video Capture. The Lumix DC-S5 offers full-frame UHD 4K30p internal recording with 4:2:2 10-bit color, and UHD 4K60p recording using a 1.09x crop (via pixel binning) and 4:2:0 10-bit color. It’s also capable of Full HD 1080p capture at 60 fps, 4K capture at 30 fps, and anamorphic recording. It features clean HDMI output to an external recorder, a built-in stereo mic for quick audio capture, and 3.5mm mic and headphone jacks for advanced audio recording and monitoring needs. Please note that for 4K capture, you must use an SD memory card that’s UHS-I Class 3 or faster.

Post-Production Optimization. The S5 has a pair of gamma settings suited to capturing a wide dynamic range. This camera comes with V-Log pre-installed. It lets you capture a flat, neutral gamma curve that’s well-suited for grading. You can use the High Dynamic Range mode and Hybrid Log Gamma to record greater shadow and highlight details.

6K and 4K Photo. The DC-S5 gives you three still-shooting modes for recording continuous 3:2 or 4:3 8MP stills at a 60 or 30 fps shooting rate or 18MP stills at a 30 fps shooting rate. Burst mode lets you continuously record, Pre-Burst mode records images one second before and one second after you press the shutter button so you get 60 frames to choose from, while Burst (S/S) mode lets you select the frame you want from recorded video footage. This camera can also record stills in 65:24 and 2:1 panoramic formats.

Light-Speed Autofocus. This contrast-based autofocus system uses Panasonic’s Depth from Defocus technology to provide extremely fast speeds. Advanced AI technology assists in subject tracking of fast-moving subjects, while the same AI system is used when shooting portraits for face/eye detection. And if you’re shooting in low light, the DFD autofocus system works down to -6 EV. You also get full-time manual focusing with focus peaking and touch-to-focus operation for added precision.

Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization. This system uses five-axis sensor-shift stabilization for up to five stops of correction. Pair the camera with a Panasonic lens that features Dual IS 2 (a lens-based two-axis stabilization) to compensate for roughly 6.5 stops of camera shake, giving your hand-held shots utmost sharpness. Its High Resolution mode captures and compiles 8 separate exposures into a single 96MP RAW or JPEG file at 12000 × 8000 pixel resolution, but your subject must be static and the camera must be locked down on a tripod.

OLED EVF and Rear Touchscreen LCD. The high-resolution 2.36m-dot OLED EVF gives you a clear 0.74x magnification and a smooth 60 fps or 120 fps changeable refresh rate. You can use the 1.84m-dot 3.0-inch rear touchscreen LCD for image composition, review, playback, and menu navigation. Its free-tilting design lets you work from low and high angles, even when you’re shooting in vertical orientation.

Other Notable Features. The built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth provide wireless control and viewing options via the free Lumix Sync App. Images are recorded to SDHC/XC memory cards (remember, UHS-I Class 3 or faster for 4K video), and the rechargeable DMW-BLK22 battery is rated for approximately 440 shots per charge when using the rear monitor, 470 shots per charge when using the EVF, and 1500 shots per charge when Power Save LVF mode is on.

Q & A

  • Do I need to use a specific type of memory card for 4K capture?
  • Does this rental include the manual?
    • This rental doesn’t include the manual, but you can view it in PDF format lower in this page under "Resources".

    • If you’d like a paper copy, please request it in the Special Instructions box during checkout.

  • Does this camera accept Micro 4/3 mount lenses?
    • No! While Panasonic has a wide variety of Micro 4/3 cameras and lenses, the full-frame DC-S1H camera uses a completely different lens mount.

  • Resources

  • User's Guide
  • Basic User's Guide
  • Lumix Sync App - Android
  • Lumix Sync App - iOS

  • Aspect Ratio

    1:1, 2:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 65:24

    Audio File Formats

    AAC, Linear PCM

    Audio Recording

    Built-In Microphone (Stereo)
    External Microphone Input

    Autofocus Points

    Contrast Detection: 225

    Autofocus Sensitivity

    -6 to +20 EV


    1x DMW-BLK22 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 2200 VDC, 7.2 mAh (Approx. 440 Shots)

    Bit Depth




    Built-in Flash


    Camera Type



    USB Type-C (USB 3.1), HDMI D (Micro), 3.5mm Microphone, 3.5mm Headphone, 2.5mm Sub-Mini

    Continuous Shooting

    Mechanical Shutter
    Up to 7 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 24 Frames (RAW) / 999 Frames (JPEG)

    Electronic Shutter
    Up to 7 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 24 Frames (RAW) / 999 Frames (JPEG)
    Up to 30 fps at 18 MP
    Up to 60 fps at 8 MP
    Up to 30 fps at 8 MP

    Dedicated Flash System




    Diopter Adjustment

    -4 to +4

    Exposure Compensation

    -5 to +5 EV (1/3 EV Steps)

    Exposure Modes

    Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority

    External Flash Connection

    Hot Shoe

    External Video-Recording Modes

    4:2:2 10-Bit
    UHD 4K (3840 × 2160) up to 50p/59.94p

    Flash Compensation

    -3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)

    Flash Modes

    Auto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-Eye Reduction, Off, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction

    Focus Modes

    Continuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF

    Focus Type

    Auto and Manual Focus





    ISO Range

    Auto, 100 to 51200 (Extended: 50 to 204800)

    Image File Formats


    Image Stabilization

    Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis

    Interval Recording


    Item Type


    Maximum Resolution

    6000 × 4000

    Maximum Sync Speed

    1/250 Second

    Memory Card Slot

    Slot 1: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
    Slot 2: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)

    Metering Modes

    Center-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Multi-Zone, Multiple, Spot

    Metering Range

    0 to 18 EV

    Mfr. Model Number


    Monitor Type

    Articulating Touchscreen LCD


    L Mount

    Operating Temperature

    32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C


    Actual: 25.28 Megapixel
    Effective: 24.2 Megapixel

    Recording Limit

    Up to 30 Minutes for UHD 4K (3840 × 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p (4:2:2 10-Bit)
    Up to 30 Minutes for UHD 4K (3840 × 2160) at 50p/59.94p (4:2:0 10-Bit)
    Unlimited for UHD 4K (3840 × 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p (4:2:0 8-Bit)

    Self Timer

    2/10-Second Delay

    Sensor Dimensions

    35.6 × 23.8mm

    Sensor Size

    Full Frame

    Sensor Type


    Shutter Speed

    Mechanical Shutter
    1/8000 to 60 Second
    0 to 30 Minute in Bulb Mode

    Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
    1/2000 to 60 Second
    0 to 30 Minute

    Electronic Shutter
    1/8000 to 60 Second
    0 to 60 Second in Bulb Mode
    1/16000 to 1/25 Second in Movie Mode

    Video Encoding


    Video Recording Modes

    H.264/MOV 4:2:2 10-Bit
    UHD 4K (3840 × 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p [150 Mb/s]
    Full HD (1920 × 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [100 Mb/s]
    4K Anamorphic (3328 × 2496) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p [150 Mb/s]

    H.264/MOV 4:2:0 8-Bit
    UHD 4K (3840 × 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [100 to 150 Mb/s]
    Full HD (1920 × 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [100 Mb/s]
    4K Anamorphic (3328 × 2496) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p [100 to 150 Mb/s]

    H.265/MOV 4:2:0 10-Bit
    UHD 4K (3840 × 2160) at 50p/59.94p [200 Mb/s]
    4K Anamorphic (3328 × 2496) at 50p [200 Mb/s]

    H.265/MP4 4:2:0 10-Bit
    UHD 4K (3840 × 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [72 to 100 Mb/s]

    H.264/MP4 4:2:0 8-Bit
    UHD 4K (3840 × 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p [100 Mb/s]
    Full HD (1920 × 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p/180p [20 to 28 Mb/s]

    Viewfinder Coverage


    Viewfinder Eye Point


    Viewfinder Magnification

    Approx. 0.74x

    Viewfinder Resolution

    2,360,000 Dot

    Viewfinder Size


    Viewfinder Type

    Electronic (OLED)


    1.57 lbs. (Body with Battery and Memory)
    1.39 lbs. (Body Only)

    White Balance

    Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set





    Panasonic Lumix DC-S5

    AC Adapter - Panasonic DVLV1001Z USB

    Battery - Panasonic DMW-BLK22

    Cable - USB 3.1 Type-C to Type-C 3-foot

    Camera Strap

    Charger - Non-Polarized Cable

    Charger - Panasonic DMW-BTC15 / DVLC1005Z