Ergonomics
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Ergonomics

The S5 is noticeably smaller than the S1, S1R or S1H. In fact it's even a fraction smaller than the company's Micro Four Thirds video powerhouse the Lumix DC-GH5. It's around 30% lighter than the S1.

This reduction is size has been made possible by a couple of design changes. The use of a smaller battery and the absence of an LCD settings panel on the top of the camera are the most significant.

The body is still made from magnesium alloy and features extensive weather-sealing measures (though Panasonic doesn't claim the same level of freeze resistance as its bigger models).