My New Camera, sort of… | The Lumix S5

Are you ready to take your photography to the next level? If so, the Lumix S5 might be the perfect camera for you. This compact and lightweight full-frame camera is packed with features that will help you capture stunning, high-quality images and videos. Whether you’re a professional photographer or a hobbyist looking to expand your skills, the Lumix S5 has everything you need to elevate your photography game. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at the features and capabilities of the Lumix S5, and discuss why it might be the perfect new addition to your camera arsenal.

Introducing the Lumix S5

About a month ago I was really bored and I was googling the legality of deodorant companies claiming their deodorant can last 72 hours – ridiculous! The conclusion I came to was that the people who make it should have to try and wear it for 72 hours and see how many friends they make. Anyway, about the same time, I got an email from my friends at Lumix who said, “James, would you like to hear about a new camera that we’ve been working on?” to which I said, “Not really,” jokingly. I emailed them back immediately and said, “What do I sign to hear about it?” And what they kindly told me about was the Lumix S5. In short, it’s a full-frame camera, smaller than my G9, and basically, this is my new camera. Not this exact one, this is a prototype. I’ve got to send this back, supposedly, over my cold, dead body. Again, I’m joking; I’ll put it in the post tomorrow. So, yeah, I’ve been using this all up and down England and Wales, over the past probably three or four weeks, and yeah, I really, really like it.

Why Add the Lumix S5 to My Arsenal

This isn’t a review; I’ve been a Lumix ambassador for two or three years now. So, a review from me would be pointless. Basically, that would be like Willy Wonka reviewing chocolate. Actually, he makes chocolate. I’ve had nothing to do with the production of this, so it’s not the same at all. But it wouldn’t count for anything because I love Lumix cameras. And, therefore, me saying that I love a Lumix camera, well, there are better places to get your camera reviews from, basically, than me. And there are probably six million of them already. So, specs and stuff, maybe go somewhere else. What I thought I’d do today though is tell you why I think I want to add this to my camera collection.

The Shift from Micro Four Thirds to Full Frame

You may remember that about a year or so ago, I tested Lumix’s S1R, which is a super high resolution, super expensive, super big, and heavy camera. I decided that basically it was overkill for me. I didn’t really need the high resolution and the super rugged, high-grade build quality. That said, it was amazing to test a proper pro-grade mirrorless full-frame camera. Most of the full-frame mirrorless cameras that I see that are marketed as pro-grade, well, I’ve seen more rugged feather dusters, to be honest. Anyway, build quality hasn’t been a massive concern for me over the past two and a half years since I’ve owned this G9 because I’ve dropped it everywhere from the tropics to the arctic, and everywhere in between, and it’s still here to tell the tale, working completely fine. So, that wasn’t a concern for me. Like I said, the resolution wasn’t a concern either. Basically, at that time, I decided that micro four thirds was still my best option.

However, there have been a couple of things that have happened in the past year or are about to happen that mean I’m kind of re-evaluating why there now might be room for albeit a little full-frame camera. The first thing that’s changed over the past 12 months or so is that Emily and I have decided to move back to Wales. It still hasn’t happened yet, still about six weeks from moving. The house buying process is fun, isn’t it? But yeah, if you’ve not been to Wales before, basically it rains a lot, an awful lot, most days, I think to be honest. And because it rains a lot, it’s often quite gloomy. The light is quite often low. The second thing that has already changed is that over the past year or so, I’ve realized that I very often don’t need two cameras with me, even when I’m making a video.

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Frequently Asked Questions about My New Camera – The Lumix S5

Q: What type of camera is the Lumix S5?

A: The Lumix S5 is a full-frame mirrorless camera that offers high-quality photo and video capabilities.

Q: What are the key features of the Lumix S5?

A: Some of the key features include 24.2MP full-frame sensor, 4K video recording, 6.5-stop Dual I.S. 2, and a vari-angle monitor.

Q: What lenses are compatible with the Lumix S5?

A: The Lumix S5 is compatible with L-Mount lenses, including those from Panasonic, Leica, and Sigma.

Q: Does the Lumix S5 have built-in image stabilization?

A: Yes, the Lumix S5 comes with 5-axis Dual I.S. 2, which provides highly effective stabilization for both photo and video shooting.

Q: What is the battery life of the Lumix S5?

A: The Lumix S5 has a battery life of approximately 470 shots per charge.

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