Video specifications
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Video specifications

Despite being a less expensive model, the S5 offers an impressive video spec. Like the S1, it shoots full-frame UHD 4K footage at up to 30p or UHD 4K at up to 60p from a Super 35 (~APS-C) crop or a native 3840x2160 pixel region (a slightly greater, 1.56x crop).

Most notably, it includes the ability to capture V-Log footage, for people who need flexibility when they color-grade their footage. It can shoot 10-bit video, with 4:2:2 chroma sub-sampling in modes up to 30p and 4:2:0 for its 60p capture. It can also capture Hybrid Log Gamma footage optimized for HDR displays. Available codecs and bitrates are essentially the same as those of the Panasonic S1 with the optional Log upgrade installed.

The camera can shoot for up to 30 minutes when shooting 4K at 50 or 60p, or when capturing 10-bit 4K footage. There are no limits on its capture at 30p or slower. Panasonic says this is based on testing at 40°C (104°F) and that extreme temperatures could eventually cause the camera to stop recording.