Panasonic’s best cameras just got even better with a huge new firmware update

Panasonic LUMIX S5IIX
(Image credit: Panasonic LUMIX)

It's not long since the Panasonic Lumix S5II and S5IIX came onto the scene, launching in January and June 2023 respectively, but they have already cemented their reputation as two of the absolute best hybrid mirrorless cameras you can buy for video production. But Panasonic seems keen to not hold anything back for an eventual successor, with a huge update planned for both these cameras in the coming weeks.

Now, this isn’t some boring lens compatibility update, when I say huge firmware update, I am not being hyperbolic here, there is a lot packed into this update including integration, proxy recording, improved electronic stabilization, improved autofocus, and pre-burst shooting. Phew, let's unpack these new features.

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Gareth Bevan
Reviews Editor

Gareth is a photographer based in London, working as a freelance photographer and videographer for the past several years, having the privilege to shoot for some household names. With work focusing on fashion, portrait and lifestyle content creation, he has developed a range of skills covering everything from editorial shoots to social media videos. Outside of work, he has a personal passion for travel and nature photography, with a devotion to sustainability and environmental causes.