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Panasonic S5 mega deal: free $549 Sigma prime lens with this launch camera offer

Panasonic S5 mega deal: free $549 Sigma prime lens with this launch camera offer
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There's a great camera deal around for the next week that we think needs close attention (and means there is no need to wait for Black Friday camera deals (opens in new tab) or for Amazon Prime Day 2020 (opens in new tab)). The Panasonic S5 (opens in new tab) is the latest in the full-frame Lumix line-up – and as you will see if you read our review (opens in new tab), we think it is kind of special. It is not available to buy until the end of the month... BUT if you put in your order before 30 September, then Panasonic will throw in a great gift. As an early adopter they will give a free Sigma 45mm f/2.8 DG DN (opens in new tab) prime standard lens – which is a perfect little lens for this camera, and which is worth a cool $549.

Panasonic launched its first full-frame mirrorless cameras back in 2018, but the latest in the range is designed to be much smaller, and to appeal to those that regularly have to shoot stills and video. It has the same 24-megapixel sensor as the original Lumix S1, and features in-body stabilization that offers up to 6.5 stops of shake compensation. Ingeniously this shift stabilization can be used to create 96 megapixel images if needed by combining eight different frames in camera.

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Get this lens free if you buy a Panasonic S5 before 30 September (Image credit: Sigma)
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The camera offers a full-swivel LCD screen for easy framing and monitoring whilst shooting.

In terms of video performance it offers 4K shooting at 60P with 4:2:0 10-bit video output is you record to one of the two memory card slots. But if you shoot to an external drive you can step up to shooting at 4K 30/25p 4:2:2 10-bit – with the distinct advantage of having no timing restrictions on how long you record for.

The free Sigma lens offer is available if you buy the Panasonic S5 body alone – or if you pick it up with its neat new Lumix S 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6 kit zoom lens. But hurry as this pre-order offer ends on 30 September, when orders will start being fulfilled in the order that they were received. The Sigma lens need to be claimed directly from Panasonic (opens in new tab) - and by doing so you will also get a free three-year extended warranty. 

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Panasonic S5 body | $1,997.99
with FREE Sigma 45mm f/2.8 worth $549
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This is one of the cutest cameras to be launched this year - and is designed for those who are serious about video and stills. This offer is available for those who pre-order the camera only - but entitles you to a free Sigma prime lens worth $549, and an extended three-year warranty.

US offer - ends 30 September 2020

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Panasonic S5 body +  Lumix S 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6| $2,297.99 (opens in new tab)
with FREE Sigma 45mm f/2.8 worth $549
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An alternative option to get your free deal is to spend an extra $300 and get the super little 20-60mm thrown into your deal.

US offer - ends 30 September 2020

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Panasonic S5 review (opens in new tab)
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Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 11 Pro.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.