S5 or S1

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Re: S5 or S1
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neile2010 wrote:

I don't have any specific subject , really quite general, and video is of slight interest...

Then don't get either an S5 or an S1, IMHO (And I own BOTH an S5 AND an S1).

Unless you absolutely LOVE Panasonic menus and ergonomics, or unless you really need the great IBIS, I think there are (arguably) better cameras for still photography*.

It may sound like sacrilege with this being an L Mount forum, but I would probably look at either a Canon, Sony, Fuji, or Nikon system first, probably in that order.

If video were important to you, then I would highly recommend either an S1 or an S5, but the specific model would vary on what you want to shoot.

But since video doesn't seem particularly important, I would look at a different system.

Or, if you were keen on using manual focus lenses, then an S1 would be a great camera (better than an S5 due to the better EVF, LCD, IBIS, and focus peaking.

*Arguments for other systems: Better autofocus, wider selection of lenses and more affordable lenses (particularly for DSLR's but also true for Sony and Fuji mirrorless), better compatibility with adapted lenses.

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