How to make a timelapse with the Lumix S5II

Let's have a look at five different methods to capture great timelapses with the brand new Lumix S5II full-frame mirrorless camera.


I recently received the brand new Lumix S5II and it might just be the best timelapse camera.

Today I am showing you how to make a timelapse with the S5II.

Watch the video or keep reading for the written Lumix timelapse tutorial.

Check out the price of the Lumix S5II here.

If you're interested, you can check out my previous post about how to timelapse with the Lumix S5 camera.

How to timelapse with the Lumix S5II

This first method is a joke, but it works.

You have to manually press the shutter button every few seconds, and keep going for at least 200 frames.

I do not recommend this method.

That being said, I’m pretty sure we’ve all been there at least once in our lives.

The second method is another one I do not recommend because it drains the battery and fills up your memory card.

It consists of recording video and speeding it up in post-production.

It’s far from ideal, but once again I’m pretty sure we’ve all done this before as well.

Now we're getting to the good stuff.

The third method is using the internal timelapse menu.

Lumix cameras really shine at this, and they keep on improving on their features.

A recent addition to the Lumix GH6 timelapse menu was a built-in timing calculator for example.

The fourth method is using an external remote.

You can get a cheap Neewer remote, they usually run around $20 or $30 on eBay or Amazon.

You could also get a more expensive LRTimelapse Pro Timer model. I've got a video about that remote here:

Keep in mind that with Lumix cameras, to trigger photos you need a TRRS cable, not a TRS cable!

The fifth method is by shooting in S&Q or so-called “Slow & Quick” mode and choosing a shorter interval.

This is a video recording method, so you're not shooting photos.

Because of this, you want to make sure you are shooting in a flat picture profile with the biggest possible resolution.

This is a great way to shoot timelapses with intervals under 1 second.

Shooting under 1-second intervals is something many remotes, including the built-in firmware, don't allow you to do.

Check out the price of the Lumix S5II here.

Did I miss a method? Let me know in the comments.

If you'd like to learn more about timelapse photography, check out my free e-book below, or check out The Ultimate Timelapse Course.

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