S5 or S1

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Spomeniks Junior Member • Posts: 31
Re: S5 or S1

I own an S1, and have only seen an S5 in person one time. I was BLOWN AWAY by the difference in size. It's a very strong point towards the S5 if size/weight are important to you.

I'm used to carrying around varying cameras in Canon's 5D series, so nothing to me felt very different or concerning about handling the S1. It seems like for many, though, it's a bit much.

The other thing to consider is that the S5 has better battery life. I haven't felt like the S1's battery life is BAD, but it's not fantastic.

I think that at this point there's a few things about the S1 that you've got to really want it for for it to be worth it. The S1 is more worth it to me personally because of:

  • Unlimited internal recording at 10 bit
  • Full size HDMI
  • Fantastic EVF
  • Top LCD plate
  • More buttons on the body

But if I wasn't relying on it for a few of those things, I'd definitely get the S5.

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