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Inside Imaging

REVIEW: Panasonic Lumix S5

PANASONIC LUMIX S5: Panasonic’s latest hybrid ‘full frame’ mirrorless camera packs impressive stills and video performance into a highly mobile body with robust weather resistance. It slots in below the S1 to provide a more affordable model in the company’s full frame line of cameras that use the Leica L-mount.

The drive to archive

With Australia's cultural institutions acquiring only the most prestigious photo archives, established photographers heading toward their twilight years may need to consider how to preserve their life's work.

A portion of many photo archives from the last century would likely have some historical value, and could be usefully housed in a public library, museum or gallery. But acquisitions are reserved for the big names, with the last major announcement in mid-2019, when the State Library of Victoria raised $75k in public donations to acquire the great Bruce Postle archive.

Mixed results from manufacturers

While 2020 has been a bad year for sales of cameras and lenses, with Covid adding to the woes of a sector already grappling with inroads from smartphones, the latest shipment and financial data shows that some camera makers have cause for optimism. Nikon is not among them.