First Impressions of the LUMIX S5IIX

After the announcement of both the LUMIX S5II and S5IIX in January, content creators, photographers and videographers were excited to have two great cameras with Phase Hybrid Autofocus and next-level stabilisation to choose from to suit their specific needs.

Some fell in love with the sleek all-black design and the added video features of the S5IIX and knew that was the one they had to have. For those that waited, their patience was finally rewarded this month, with the official release of the monochromatic LUMIX S5IIX, followed by a flood of reviews on YouTube.

What are the differences between the S5II and the S5IIX? Did Panasonic deliver on the features and specifications made during the S5IIX announcement in January? How does the subtle all-black design look in real life?  What does the surprise last-minute announcement of BlackMagic RAW support mean for cinematography professionals?

To answer these questions and help shooters decide which camera is best suited to them, we’ve rounded up some reviews and first impressions from highly regarded creators that have had some time to put the camera through some real word shooting scenarios.


“This is the sexiest looking camera on the market right now.“ – Sam Holland


“This camera is impressively versatile.” – Gerald Undone


“For autofocus performance, I love what the S5IIX is doing.” – Geeky Nerdy Techy


“There’s a lot this camera can do that the S5II can’t.”  – Pav SZ

The LUMIX S5IIX is available now! To find a retailer near you visit this page and click the BUY button.