Panasonic Lumix S5 – still the best hybrid full frame?

Panasonic Lumix S5 is our favorite hybrid camera in 2022 - here is why

Panasonic Lumix S5 camera

Since it was released back in September 2020 the Panasonic Lumix S5 became a true best seller in the hybrid full frame world.

If we think about the basic needs of a photographer or a videographer these days we wouldn’t find anything significantly different in terms of equipment, even though technology has improved quite a lot.

The S5 is a versatile machine that is good in almost anything – recording amazing 4k (and even 6k) videos and making still shots that are as good.

What we love about the Panasonic Lumix S5 hybrid camera

So, here are just a few of the main reasons why we think the Lumix S5 is the best hybrid full frame camera, even in 2022:

·        Very good build quality – made of hard plastic with nice design and comfortable grip.

·        Amazing video features – the ability to record 6k ProRes RAW video on a camera that costs under $2000 is just unbelievable.

·        Probably the best kit lens in the industry – the 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 kit is quite versatile and good for professional video and stills.

·        5-stop in-body stabilization – truly one of the best in class, even if the lens are not equipped with any additional stabilization.

·        Adequate battery life – the Panasonic DMW-BLK22 battery is not the best in class but still performs above the average in the segment.

We can add a lot more to that list but we don’t want to embarrass its direct competitors like the Sony Alpha iii even more. 

Price

Currently the Lumix S5 is offered for around $1900. With the kit lens included it costs some $300 more.

Panasonic Lumix S5 is a videographers dream and even though there are newer and much more expensive alternatives on the market, we still think the Lumix S5 is the best hybrid full frame in 2022.

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