(Pocket-lint) – Panasonic officially announced that its next full-frame mirrorless camera, the Lumix S5, will be revealed Wednesday 2 September 2020. Here’s how to keep up to speed, how to watch the launch, and what to expect from the camera.
When does the Panasonic Lumix S5 conference start?
When a Japanese company targets European and American time zones you know its interests in its product are with those markets. Which is exactly how the S5 launch is setup: watch either early/mid-morning or mid-afternoon, depending on where you are in the western hemisphere.
- West Coast US: 07:00 (PDT)
- East Coast US: 10:00 (EDT)
- UK: 15:00 (BST)
- Central Europe: 16:00 (CEST)
- Japan: 00:00 [+1 Thur 4 September] (JST)
How can I watch the Panasonic Lumix S5 reveal?
Panasonic has said it will “hold an online launch event for the new full-frame mirrorless camera Lumix S5,” while providing a link to a special landing page – this one here – where the product “will be unveiled”.
In addition Panasonic says that more information will be added at its official Instagram account @lumix.
Panasonic Lumix S5: What to expect?
While Panasonic’s official stance – “Panasonic is committed to meeting the passionate demands of all creators through its Lumix brand,
and the new Lumix S5 is one of the embodiments of this commitment.” – is entirely washy, there’s a lot more giveaway on the company’s official S5 landing page.
The “Moving Images Forward” banner on its official page is the first hint – i.e. that video (“moving images”) will be at the forefront of this camera’s capabilities – which Lumix ambassador and videographer, Todd White, goes on to support in his teaser YouTube video (see above).
Given Panasonic’s interest in the video market – the last S series launch, the S1H, was entirely focused on video – that sounds like a fitting position for the S5. We’ll know more when the event kicks off!
Writing by Mike Lowe.