panasonic lumix dc-s5

Panasonic Lumix DC-S5
Panasonic Lumix DC-S5
Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 setup instructions for stop motion animation or time-lapse photography with Dragonframe

Supported Versions

Dragonframe 5.0.8: YES
Dragonframe 4.2.9: YES
Dragonframe 3.7.4: NO
Dragon Stop Motion 2.3.8: NO
(Dragonframe was previously called Dragon Stop Motion)

Live View

The Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 provides a live view via its USB connection. The live view size is 1024 x 768.

Camera Settings

Dragonframe controls the Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 ISO, shutter speed, and aperture (with digital lens).


When using exposure simulation (Constant Preview : On), the live view refresh rate will slow down to approximately the shutter speed.

Product Info

You can find the Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 manual and specifications at the Panasonic website.

Setup Instructions

  1. Create a new scene or open an existing scene. (Dragonframe will not connect to your camera unless you have a scene open.)
  2. Power your camera by AC power if possible.
    • - If you do use a battery, make sure it is fully charged.
    • - If you use AC power, remove the battery.
  3. Close any other applications that might connect to your camera.
    • - For macOS, Open Image Capture, select your camera, then in pop up area in lower-left select Connection camera opens: No application. (See Picture)
  4. Make sure Dropbox is not a client of the camera.
  5. You may need to quit Google Backup and Sync, since it can interfere with the camera even if you turn off syncing.
  6. If you have anti-virus software, white-list Dragonframe so that it may access your camera.
  7. Set the Mode Dial to Manual (M).
  8. Set the Drive Mode Dial to Single.
  9. Set Setup | IN/OUT | USB | USB Mode to PC(Tether).
    The camera will not connect unless you do this.
  10. Set Focus Selection (dial on back of camera) to MF.
  11. Set Rec | Aspect Ratio to 3:2.
  12. Set Custom Settings | Monitor/Display 1 | Constant Preview to Off.
  13. Set Capture | Focus | Focus Peaking to Off.
  14. Set Custom Settings | Image Quality | ISO Increments to 1/3.
  15. Connect your camera to the computer with an appropriate USB cable.
Find camera troubleshooting tips in Frequently Asked Questions