The big picture: Also of interest is the camera’s listed weight of 630g, or 1.39 pounds (body only). With a memory card and battery, this increases slightly to 714g (1.57 pounds). That may not sound like a huge difference but videographers would say otherwise as holding a camera for hours on end will certainly cause some fatigue in those arm muscles.
There’s been a lot of talk about the S5 in recent weeks. According to a purported leaked spec sheet (PDF) for the S5, the camera will have a 24.2-megapixel sensor capable of 4K 60 frames per second video recording (10-bit, 4:2:0) and 4K 30 FPS (10-bit, 4:2:2). As such, some believe the S5 will be marketed as a replacement for the GH5, the highly lauded video-centric camera Panasonic launched in 2017.
We are pleased to announce the LUMIX S5!— Panasonic LUMIX UK (@LumixUK) August 19, 2020
The newest full-frame mirrorless camera to join the S-series will be unveiled at an online launch event on Wednesday 2nd September 2020 at 15:00 BST.
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Other interesting bits revealed in the leaked spec sheet include a 3.0-inch TFT LCD screen, an OLED live viewfinder with 2.36 million dot resolution, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity and dual memory card slots.
The full-frame mirrorless shooter will be revealed in its entirety during an online event scheduled for September 2 at 10 a.m. Eastern. No word yet on potential pricing or a firm launch date.