High Resolution and High Dynamic Range modes
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High Resolution and High Dynamic Range modes

When mounted on a tripod the S5 can use its stabilization system to shoot a sequence of 8 images, each a little offset from the last and these images can then be combined into a 96MP high-res image. Unlike the S1, the new camera can directly produce a JPEG result, rather than being limited to generating a Raw file.

As on previous Panasonic cameras, there's a mode that prioritizes maximum resolution and a second that compares the images for movement that's happened between shots, and uses single image data for the parts of the scene where movement has occurred. The latest implementation can use shutter speeds as long as eight seconds per frame, up from a single second on the older cameras.

The S5 also provides the option to shoot Hybrid Log Gamma still images, which contain more dynamic range than conventional JPEGs, for viewing on HDR TVs that can show brighter whites and a wider range of tonal information.