S5 or S1

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Off The Mark Veteran Member • Posts: 5,077
Re: The lcd hinge - a personal explanation

Tom Caldwell wrote:

I don’t ever “do video”.

I know you don't.

But just to put additional emphasis on your point (as someone who does "do video"), the fully articulating screen is only really helpful in LIMITED instances as far as I can think of, such as shooting a vlog / selfie (not something one would really want to do with an S1-series of cameras anyway), or when on a motorized gimbal (as the roll motor could block view of a tilting screen) and again, due to the weight and size of the S1, not something one would really want to do (don't ask me how I know), and I guess if you were going to be holding the camera overhead and needed the screen to face down further than the screen on the S1 / S1R can tilt downward.

So I am much like you; for stills, the tilt screen of the S1 / S1R is near perfect. And the fully articulating screen of the S5 often can be frustrating.

Which makes me surprised that the survey said 40% of users preferred the fully articulating screen. I guess maybe there are a lot more people shooting selfies / vlogs than I had imagined???

Anyway, the tilting screen (and the EVF additionally) on the S1 is really, really good.

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