Panasonic LUMIX S5II DC-S5M2 Quick Start Guide

Panasonic LUMIX S5II DC-S5M2 Quick Start Guide

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Panasonic LUMIX S5II DC-S5M2 Quick Start Guide

Names of Important Parts

Names of Important Parts - Part 1

  1. Mode dial
  2. Camera on/off switch
  3. Rear dial
  4. Charging light/Network connection light
  5. Video rec. button
  6. [WB] (White balance) button
    [ISO] (ISO sensitivity) button
    [] (Exposure compensation) button
  7. Front dial
  8. Shutter button
  9. Preview button
  10. Lens lock pin (Lens fitting mark)
  11. Lens release button
  12. Hot shoe (hot shoe cover)
  13. Drive mode dial
  14. Shoulder strap eyelet
  15. Self-timer light/AF assist light
  16. [MIC] socket
  17. Headphone socket
  18. HDMI socket
  19. USB port

Names of Important Parts - Part 2

  1. Viewfinder
  2. [LVF] button
  3. [] (Playback) button
  4. [] (AF mode) button
  5. Monitor/Touch screen
  6. Battery grip connector (cover for the battery grip connector)
  7. Focus mode lever
  8. Joystick
  9. [AF ON] button
  10. [Q] (Quick menu) button
  11. Control dial ()
    Cursor buttons ()
    [MENU/SET] button ()
  12. Card door
  13. [DISP.] button
  14. [] (Cancel) button/
    [] (Delete) button
  15. DC coupler cover
  16. Battery door
  17. Battery door release lever
  18. [REMOTE] socket
  19. Card slot 1
  20. Card access light 1
  21. Card slot 2 (
  22. Card access light 2

Attaching a Shoulder Strap

Attach a shoulder strap to the camera with the following procedure to prevent it from dropping.
Attaching a Shoulder Strap

Charging the Battery

Charging the Battery - Step 1

  1. Set the camera on/off switch to [OFF].
  2. Insert the battery into the camera.
    Charging the Battery - Step 2
  3. Connect the camera USB port and the AC adaptor using the USB connection cable.
  4. Connect the AC adaptor to an electrical outlet.
    • The charging light turns red and charging begins.
      The charging light turns off when charging is complete.
Charging time Approx. 220 min
  • Using the camera body and the supplied AC adaptor.
  • The battery that can be used with the camera is DMW-BLK22. (As of January 2023)
  • Always use genuine Panasonic batteries (DMW-BLK22).
  • If you use other batteries, we cannot guarantee the quality of this product.
  • For charging, use this camera or the Battery Charger (DMW-BTC15: optional) and the items supplied with them.
  • Do not use any other AC adaptors except the one supplied with the camera or the Battery Charger (DMW-BTC15: optional).
  • Even when the camera on/off switch is set to [OFF] thus turning the camera off, it consumes power. When the camera will not be used for a long time, remove the power plug from the electrical outlet in order to save power.

Inserting Cards (Optional)

You can use SD memory cards with this camera.

  • For information on memory cards with confirmed operation, check the following support site:

    (English only)
    Inserting Cards (Optional)
  • Match the orientation of the cards as shown in the figure and then insert them firmly until they click.
  • To remove a card, confirm that the corresponding card access light has turned off, push the card until it clicks, then pull the card out straight.
  • Format the cards with the camera before use. Select [Card Format]

Attaching a Lens

The lens mount of this camera is compliant with the L-Mount standard of Leica Camera AG.

  • Refer to catalogs/websites for information regarding supported lenses.

    (English only)
    • Attaching commercially available accessories that do not comply with the L-Mount standard may lead to operation failure or malfunction of the camera.
      If a failure or malfunction occurs due to this cause, the warranty will be void.
      Attaching a Lens
  • When removing the lens or body cap, rotate while pressing the lens release button.

Setting the Clock (When Turning On for the First Time)

When you turn the camera on for the first time, a screen to set the time zone and clock appears. Follow the message to make the settings.

  1. Press to select the language if a language selection screen is displayed.
    Setting the Clock
Time zone selection Year, month, day, hour, minute, and second selection
Daylight Savings setting Value selection
Check or confirm and move to the next screen

Taking Pictures

Taking Pictures

  1. Rotate the mode dial to select the recording mode ([iA]/[P]/[A]/[S]/[M]).
  2. Press the shutter button halfway (press it gently) to focus.
  3. Press the shutter button fully (press it further) to take pictures.

Recording Videos

Recording Videos

  1. Rotate the mode dial to select the recording mode.
  2. Press the video rec. button to start recording.
  3. Press the video rec. button again to end recording.

Playing Back Images

Playing Back Images

Cautions for Use

Firmware of Your Camera/Lens
Firmware updates may be provided in order to improve camera capabilities or to add functionality.

Splash Resistant
Splash Resistant is a term used to describe an extra level of protection this camera offers against exposure to a minimal amount of moisture, water or dust. Splash Resistant does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this camera is subjected to direct contact with water.
In order to minimize the possibility of damage please be sure the following precautions are taken:

  • Splash Resistant works in conjunction with the lenses that were specifically designed to support this feature.
  • Securely close the doors, contact points cover, etc.
  • When the lens or cap is removed or a door is open, do not allow sand, dust, and moisture to enter inside.
  • If liquid gets on the camera, wipe it off with a dry soft cloth.

Be Sure to Perform Trial Recording in Advance
Be sure to perform trial recording in advance to check that recording can be performed normally.
Please note that compensation cannot be provided in the event that recording could not be performed due to a problem with the camera or a card.

Be Careful with Regard to Copyrights
Under copyright law, you may not use the images and audio you have recorded without the permission of the copyright holder.

The camera
Keep this unit as far away as possible from electromagnetic equipment (such as microwave ovens, TVs, video games etc.).

  • If you use this unit on top of or near a TV, the pictures and/or sound on this unit may be disrupted by electromagnetic wave radiation.
  • Do not use this unit near cell phones because doing so may result in noise adversely affecting the pictures and/or sound.
  • Recorded data may be damaged, or pictures may be distorted, by strong magnetic fields created by speakers or large motors.
  • Electromagnetic wave radiation may adversely affect this unit, disturbing the pictures and/or sound.
  • If this unit is adversely affected by electromagnetic equipment and stops functioning properly, turn this unit off and remove the battery or disconnect AC adaptor. Then reinsert the battery or reconnect AC adaptor and turn this unit on.

Do not use this unit near radio transmitters or high-voltage lines.

  • If you record near radio transmitters or high-voltage lines, the recorded pictures and/or sound may be adversely affected.

Wi-Fi® Function
Use of the Wi-Fi function of the camera is presumed to be in countries where it is sold.

There is the risk that the camera violates the radio wave regulations if used in countries other than those where it is sold, and Panasonic takes no responsibility for any violations.

  • Please be advised that Panasonic is not liable for any damage directly or indirectly caused by use or malfunction of this product.
  • Please be advised that Panasonic is not liable for any damage to data caused by this product.
  • The external design and specifications of this product, as described in this document, may differ from the actual product due to improvements made.

Main Specifications

The specifications are subject to change for performance enhancement.

Digital camera body (DC-S5M2):
Information for your safety

Power source: 9.0 V
Power consumption: 4.9 W (when recording with the monitor), 3.9 W (when playing back with the monitor)
[When using the interchangeable lens (S-R2060)]
5.0 W (when recording with the monitor), 4.0 W (when playing back with the monitor)
[When using the interchangeable lens (S-S50)]

Type Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera
Lens mount Leica Camera AG L-Mount
Recording media SD memory card / SDHC memory card / SDXC memory card
Image sensor
Image sensor 35 mm full-frame (35.6 mm×23.8 mm) CMOS sensor, a total of 25,280,000 pixels, primary color filter
Effective number of pixels of the camera 24,200,000 pixels
Type Aspect ratio 4:3, 0.5 inches, approx. 3,680,000 dots, organic EL (OLED) live view viewfinder
Magnification Approx. 0.78× (−1.0 m −1 50 mm at infinity, with aspect ratio set to [3:2])
Type Aspect ratio 3:2, 3.0 inches, approx. 1,840,000 dots monitor, capacitive touch screen
USB USB Type-C ®, SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen 2) Supports USB Power Delivery (9.0 V/3.0 A)
  • Data from the PC cannot be written to the camera using the USB connection cable.
[REMOTE] 2.5 mm jack
[MIC] 3.5 mm stereo mini jack
Headphones 3.5 mm stereo mini jack
External dimensions / Mass (Weight)
External dimensions Approx. 134.3 mm (W)×102.3 mm (H)×90.1 mm (D)
(5.29' (W)×4.03' (H)×3.55' (D)) (excluding the projecting parts)
Mass (Weight) Approx. 740 g /1.64 lb (camera body, with battery and one card)
Approx. 657 g /1.45 lb (only camera body)
Operating environment
Recommended operating temperature 0 oC to 40 oC (32 oF to 104 oF)
Permissible relative humidity 10 %RH to 80 %RH
Compliance standard IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (standard wireless LAN protocol)
Frequency range used (central frequency) 2412 MHz to 2472 MHz (1 to 13ch)
5180 MHz to 5320 MHz (36/40/44/48/52/56/60/64ch)
5500 MHz to 5700 MHz (100/104/108/112/116/120/124/128/132/ 136/140ch)
5745 MHz to 5825 MHz (149/153/157/161/165ch)
Encryption method Wi-Fi compliant WPA™ / WPA2™ / WPA3™
Access method Infrastructure mode
Bluetooth ®
Compliance standard Bluetooth v5.0, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
Frequency range used (central frequency) 2402 MHz to 2480 MHz

Standard Accessories

Product numbers correct as of January 2023.
Digital camera body
Battery pack

AC adaptor
USB connection cable
Shoulder strap
Body cap *1
Hot shoe cover *1
Cover for the battery grip connector *1

Interchangeable lens "LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6" *2, 3
Lens hood
Lens cap *4
Lens rear cap *4

Interchangeable lens "LUMIX S 50mm F1.8"*3, 5
Lens hood
Lens cap *4
Lens rear cap *4

*1 This is attached to the camera at the time of purchase.
*2 This is supplied with Lens Kit DC-S5M2K.
*3 This is supplied with Double Lens Kit DC-S5M2W.
*4 This is attached to the lens at the time of purchase.
*5 This is supplied with Lens Kit DC-S5M2C.

  • Consult the dealer or Panasonic if you lose the supplied accessories. (You can purchase the accessories separately.)

For the United Kingdom and Ireland customers
Sales and Support Information
Customer Communications Centre

  • For customers within the UK: 0344 844 3899
  • For customers within Ireland: 01 289 8333
  • Monday–Friday 9:00 am–5:00 pm (Excluding public holidays).
  • For further support on your product, please visit our website:

Direct Sales at Panasonic UK

  • Order accessory and consumable items for your product with ease and confidence by phoning our Customer Communications Centre Monday–Friday 9:00 am–5:00 pm (Excluding public holidays).
  • Or go on line through our Internet Accessory ordering application at
  • Most major credit and debit cards accepted.
  • All enquiries transactions and distribution facilities are provided directly by Panasonic UK.
  • It couldn't be simpler!
  • Also available through our Internet is direct shopping for a wide range of finished products.
    Take a browse on our website for further details.

Documents / Resources


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