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Monday, March 6, 2023

Five Frames With A Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5, A New Use

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Re-Living The CCD Sensor - Finding a new use for a vintage ultra-compact digital camera, Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5, as a product shot camera.
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Found a new use for the ultra-compact Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5, an ultra-compact which I acquired recently. The camera, introduced in 2012, is just slightly bigger than a credit card in size, comes with a 16MP CCD sensor, a 28-112mm (35mm equivalent) Leica DC Vario 6 elements in 5 groups, with 3 aspherical elements lens, and weighs 112 grams with battery. As reflected in the images I am posting, I am testing it out here as a product-shot camera for my online side hustle.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5
Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5

While my first couple of tests with the camera for normal imagery was decent enough, with photos that are crisp and clear, and almost technically perfect, I do feel that there is still an aspect missing from the images which I have yet to put my fingers on. I instead turned to other things that I can put the camera to good use, and product shots seem to be an answer. The testing continues...

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