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Panasonic Lumix S5

The Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 complements super capable video capabilities with a lightweight magnesium alloy full die-cast body design. Featuring a full-frame 24.2MP CMOS sensor, the S5 is distinguished by its UHD 4Kp60 10-bit internal recording and up to 5.9Kp30 RAW out over HDMI. Dual Native ISO, and wide 14+-stop dynamic range. The S5 has a 225 area auto-focus system with refined subject tracking, as well as 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization to minimize the appearance of camera shake.
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LUMIX S5 & the Ninja V combination

The LUMIX S5 inherits a range of professional features from its elder brother, the flagship LUMIX S1H. Combined with the Ninja V, the camera is perfectly suited to handheld, shoulder-mounted, gimbal, Steadicam and in vehicle production. In addition to this the LUMIX S5 packs the essence of Panasonic’s conventional S Series cameras in a compact body with effective heat dispersion for stable long recording times. The S5 and Ninja V combination provides a powerful cost-effective and compact sized workhorse for not only the video professional but also the aspiring video professional.

12-bit Performance

Simply stunning 12-bit RAW

The Ninja V captures highly detailed 12-bit RAW files from the LUMIX S5 over HDMI at up to 5.9Kp29.97 in Full-frame, or DCI 4Kp59.94 in Super35. These unprocessed files are extremely clean, preserving the maximum dynamic range, color accuracy and every detail. The resulting ProRes RAW files allow for greater creativity in post production with perfect skin tones and easily matched colors, ideal for both HDR and SDR (Rec.709) workflows.

Disclaimer: All product features and technical specifications stated are subjected to Atomos’ sole interpretation and explanation. 
Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Format Resolution Frame Rate Aspect Ratio HDMI Output
Full-Frame 5.9K (5888 x 3312) RAW 29.97p/25p/23.98p 16:9 (1.78:1) 12-bit
Super 35mm 4K* (4128 x 2176) RAW 59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/23.98p 17:9 (1.89:1) 12-bit
Super 35mm Anamorphic. 3.5K (3536 x 2656) RAW 50p/29.97p/25p/23.98p 4:3 (1.33:1) 12-bit
ProRes RAW

ProRes RAW the new standard

Apple ProRes RAW is now firmly established as the new standard for RAW video capture, now including the LUMIX S5 as it joins our fast-growing number of cameras outputting RAW over HDMI. ProRes RAW combines the visual and workflow benefits of RAW video with the incredible real-time performance of ProRes. The format gives filmmakers enormous latitude when adjusting the look of their images and extending brightness and shadow detail, making it ideal for HDR workflows. Both ProRes RAW, and the higher bandwidth, less compressed ProRes RAW HQ are supported. and manageable file sizes speed up and simplify file transfer, media management, and archiving. ProRes RAW is supported in Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere and Grass Valley Edius, along with a collection of other apps including ASSIMILATE SCRATCH, Colorfront and FilmLight Baselight.

Anamorphic RAW

More and more cinematographers are now choosing to shoot with anamorphic lenses and the Ninja V and S5 combination caters to them with the 3.5K Super35 Anamorphic 4:3 RAW mode (3536×2656). An even bigger world of cinematic opportunities opens up as the Ninja V and S5 can now be used as an A-camera or smaller B-camera on an anamorphic RAW production.

Mirrorless advantage

The combination of S5 and Ninja V has unique advantages that other systems cannot match. Panasonic’s years of experience in mirrorless camera design give the camera a state-of-the-art image stabilised sensor with Dual Native ISO technology, high-speed and high-precision AF achieved by real-time detection technology, superior ergonomics, electronic viewfinder, good battery life, audio options and multiple lens options thanks to the versatile L-mount.

Ninja V advantage

The Ninja V allows users to accurately monitor the RAW signal on its daylight-viewable 5” 1000nit brightness HDR screen. Setup is simple when the camera is attached with perfectly tuned color settings applied automatically. Users can then view the RAW image accurately in HDR in a choice of HLG and PQ (HDR10) formats. The Ninja V offers touchscreen access to tools like waveforms, 1-1 magnification and focus peaking, allowing them to perfect their RAW video. The Ninja V then records the Apple ProRes RAW data onto a removable AtomX SSDmini or other SSD drive. When shooting is complete the drive is removed and connected to a computer via USB for immediate offload and editing.

Camera Specifications

Panasonic Lumix S5


HDMI Connector Type HDMI D (Micro)
Connection HDMI
Internal Recording
Bit Depth 10-bit
Colour Space 4:2:0 HEVC
Output Recording
Anamorphic Output
Bit Depth 10-bit
Colour Space 4:2:2
Log Output
Log Output 10-bit VLog, 10 bit HLG, 12 bit VLog RAW
Trigger & Timecodes
SDI Trigger No
SDI Timecode No
HDMI Trigger Atomos protocol
HDMI Timecode Atomos protocol
Timecode HDMI
Audio Output
Embedded HDMI 2ch
3.5mm mini jack 2ch
Audio Input
3.5mm mini jack 2ch

Recording with Ninja V


Supported Resolution Capture Resolution Frame Rate Available
Full-Frame 5.9K 5888 x 3312 29.97p
5888 x 3312 25p
5888 x 3312 23.98p
Super 35mm 4K 4128 x 2176 59.95p
4128 x 2176 50p
4128 x 2176 29.97p
4128 x 2176 25p
4128 x 2176 23.98p
Super 35mm Anamorphic 3.5K 3536 x 2656 59.95p
3536 x 2656 50p
3536 x 2656 29.97p
3536 x 2656 25p
3536 x 2656 23.98p
HDMI video 4K UHD 3840 x 2160 up to 50p/60p
HDMI video 1080p FHD 1920 x 1080 up to 50p/60p

*Low Noise Mode Only ** Standard and Low Noise modes

Disclaimer: All product features and technical specifications stated are subjected to Atomos’ sole
interpretation and explanation. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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