As per SIRUI, a consensus with Panasonic for improving a camera accessory that was deliberately made for their innovative LUMIX S5II was discovered in 2022 when the Japanese manufacturer delivered a prototype camera body to SIRUI. The accessory was to be developed specifically for Panasonic's new camera model, the LUMIX S5II. Since that time, both businesses have remained in constant communication with one another throughout the entirety of the design process.
SIRUI asserts that the decision to take this jump was compelled by the robust expansion of the market for the development of video content and the future opportunities to forge relationships with new business associates. There is no denying that venturing into uncharted waters can be perilous, mainly when considering the cutthroat rivalry from long-standing accessory makers like Tilta, 8Sinn, Zacuto, and SmallRig, for instance.
Features of SIRUl Full Camera Cage for Panasonic LUMIX S5II/S5IIX
But look at this: the first camera cage produced by SIRUI! The accessory was developed specifically for the Panasonic LUMIX S5II, although it ought to be compatible with the S5IIX as well, given that the two camera models share an optically identical design and differ only in color. The cage, which has the product code SC-S5II, is made of aluminum and is relatively lightweight (the cell weighs 165g). The design of the cage is straightforward.
You can protect your Panasonic Lumix S5l/Sslx with this entire cage made for it. It provides numerous mounting options without interfering with the camera's operational functions. There are two points of attachment for the camera to the cage, increasing its stability, and rubber cushions are provided to prevent any scratches or damage to the camera.
It has several locating pins for 3/8"-16 threaded holes and a plethora of 1/4"-20 threaded holes on its surface. We have an Arca Swiss/Manfrotto swift plate at the cage's base and a wrist strap on the right side for a more secure hold. Because of these additions, the attachment now weighs a whopping 230g. While the cage hides the camera's natural cold shoe interface on the upper left, it also includes a mount for attaching accessories.
A standard fast-release plate and a ball and socket quick-release plate are supplied for rapid transitions between handheld, tripod, and gimbal use.
Ergonomic Wrist Strap
Whether photographing horizontally or vertically, the camera won't slip out of your hands' thanks to the ergonomic wrist strap.
Carry With Ease
The configuration can be easily transported and used for handheld shooting, even when many extras are mounted, as it weighs 165 grams.
Magnetic Tools and optional top handle
Moreover, the firm provides a top handle set (product code: SCH-S5II Kit). That is a grip extension that screws into the top of the cage. Mounting options include a cold shoe, a 1/4"-20, and a 3/8"-16, all conveniently located on the top handle. Along with the cage, it has a special hex key compartment. Similar functionality is provided by SmallRig's rigging attachments.