The Panasonic S5 Should’ve Come Out at the Last Photokina

In Pro Camera Reviews, we recently discussed the new Panasonic S5.

So far, the Panasonic S5 is shaping up to be a good camera. It’s one of the smallest and lightest full frame mirrorless cameras on the market. And there is the inclusion of Live Composite. But as we test it further, we wonder why Panasonic didn’t release this camera ahead of all others on the market. Arguably speaking, the Panasonic S5 is the camera everyone wanted. We discussed more in a recent episode of Pro Camera Reviews.

The Panasonic S5 in This Episode

The Panasonic S5 Should’ve Been Their First L Mount Camera: We’re reviewing the Panasonic S5 and are really liking it so far. In fact, we strongly believe this should’ve come first! It has everything photographers want: modest megapixels, dual card slots, improved autofocus, good weather sealing, etc. What’s not to like? Best of all, it’s very small. And there’s innovation here that’s worth talking about too. We really believe that if the Panasonic S5 were launched first, the L mount would be in an even stronger position. This is the camera Panasonic needed first. And photographers are really going to love this one. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of the Panasonic S5. Overall, it’s probably the best camera the L mount currently has.

Panasonic S5 Image Samples

On the Next Episode

How’s The Canon RF 100-500mm f4.5-7.1 L IS USM?: We’re reviewing the Canon RF 100-500mm f4.5-7.1 L IS USM and still trying to figure out who it’s for. It’s an L lens, so Canon will try to target it at the professional photographer. But we’re also sure that the hobbyist is one of the passionate photographers who will pick it up. We’ve been using it thus far for birding and a few other things. It’s a difficult lens to test in the pandemic, but when coupled with the Canon EOS R5 it’s a total beast! Of course, it also has gorgeous image quality. We’re going to briefly go through this lens on the next episode of Pro Camera Reviews. And most of all, we’re going to talk about what makes it special.

There Are Too Many Good Cameras and Not Enough Excellent Ones: Everyone has been asking for cheaper cameras. They complain about why it’s so expensive. But as readers have noticed, all these camera reviews sound the same. And there’s great reasons for that. The Reviews team at The Phoblographer will discuss this in-depth. We’ll take a look at various camera systems and even their lenses. There are too many choices right now on the camera market, and the saturation is making it very difficult for consumers to make better buying decisions. Further, all the cameras are way too similar. Brett and Chris will discuss this in-depth and analyze what can be eliminated.

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Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.