Panasonic Lumix S5 II vs Canon EOS R6 II

Panasonic Lumix S5 II vs Canon EOS R6 II
(Image credit: Panasonic/Canon)

If you're wondering whether the Panasonic Lumix S5 II or Canon EOS R6 II is the better camera, we're going to compare the features and help you decide.

Canon and Panasonic have both launched Mark II versions of their key hybrid mirrorless camera models. The Canon EOS R6 II brings higher resolution, better AF, better burst speeds and better video than its highly respected predecessor, the EOS R6, while the Panasonic Lumix S5 II, at last, brings hybrid phase detect AF to the Lumix range, high-end video features and a lower price tag than the Canon.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at