Panasonic Lumix S5 launches officially… and looks very small and very tasty!

Panasonic Lumix S5
(Image credit: Panasonic)

Panasonic already makes three full frame Lumix S cameras, and the Lumix S5 makes it four. Where the others are pretty weighty cameras aimed at professionals, the Lumix S5 is smaller, lighter, cheaper and nimbler, and aimed at the surging market for hybrid photo/video content creation tools.

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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