What’s the Difference Between the Panasonic S5 II and the S5 IIX?

This post is by Sunny Shrestha from No Film School

Besides the “X” of course, let’s break down the difference between these two cameras.

So many cameras, so little timally dive into what makes them different from each other. Is a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K right for you, or are you more of a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro person? Is the Canon R5 right or the Canon R5 C? Sometimes, with these not-fully-updated editions, it can be quite tricky to tell which one is truly the superior camera — or, more importantly — simply right for you.

Today let’s take a comparative look at the new Panasonic S5 IIX to see how it differentiates from its predecessor Panasonic S5 II.

Of course, they’re very similar cameras. When you look at the specs, it might be hard to find a single difference in sensor size, recording rate, or some of the other basic stats. However, as we’ll go over, there are some key elements that are worth exploring, especially if you’re a videographer lookreally focus on live streaming and other remote video workflows.

Let’s dive into each below.

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