Superior shooting experience
Viewfinder for excellent color reproduction
The 3,680k-dot 0.78x live view finder uses a highly responsive, easy-to-see OLED display to capture even fast-moving subjects in fine detail. In addition, the high contrast display (approx. 10,000:1) presents the subject with fine gradations and high clarity throughout.
High outdoor visibility free-angle monitor
LUMIX S5II features a 1840k-dot 3.0-inch LCD. With outstanding brightness and a wide color gamut, it offers high visibility for outdoor shoots. Its free-angle touch screen makes it easy to compose high- and low-angle shots, further adding to the convenience and flexibility of the camera.
The intuitive, well-calculated layout and the 8-directional joystick, with all shooting buttons concentrated on the right side and the most frequently used buttons, such as the joystick, within reach of the thumb, allow for intuitive operation. The focus area can be intuitively selected with a touch of the thumb. This allows you to take pictures quickly and easily while keeping your focus on the subject.
To support global video production, three different system frequencies can be selected: 59.94Hz (NTSC), 50.00Hz (PAL), or 24.00Hz (CINEMA).
The frame marker is useful when vertical/horizontal cropping in post production is anticipated. Displayable aspect ratio frames include 2.39:1 and 2.35:1 for cinema and 1:1 and 4:5 for social media, providing a total of 10 patterns to select from.
Vertical video shooting
The camera detects the vertical orientation of video, so the image will rotate automatically when you play it back on your smartphone or other device. This can be turned ON or OFF.
Focus Ring Control
If used in combination with the LUMIX S Series lens, you can control the focus ring according to your feel. Select between NONLINEAR, in which acceleration is applied according to the rotation speed, and LINEAR, which enables focusing with a fixed amount according to the rotation angle. Because the rotation angle can be set with LINEAR, intuitive and accurate focusing is possible in the same way as the equipment you are used to.