Panasonic S1R- the "do-it-all" Camera Body

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Panasonic S1R- the "do-it-all" Camera Body
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I've had the body over a year now, and it's a versatile do everything camera, and for some reason it's "Special Order" only at B&H Camera.

In my heart, I lust for the Leica SL2 but my Visa Card says Panasonic S1R.

Do I give up much by having the S1R and -not- the Leica SL2?

I really don't think so... I understand the high-end German product, but I'm really not a Pro Photographer... just a Prosumer kinda guy.

I've used both manual focus and auto focus lenses from Sigma, Panasonic, and Zeiss.

Yes- it's a heavy, substantial piece of gear.. but I like that. Often, I attach a small 50mm Zeiss ZM lens and it's less of a weighty proposition to carry when I often walk 6-8 miles with this set-up (with a wider Zeiss 35mm in the cargo pants pocket and a spare battery) and I'm light and nimble.

Video? I never use it -nor- do I know how. Strictly stills camera.

47.3MP Full-Frame MOS Sensor
Venus Engine Image Processor
5.76m-Dot 0.78x-Magnification OLED LVF
3.2" 2.1m-Dot Triaxial Tilt Touchscreen
UHD 4K60 Video Recording
ISO 100-25600, Up to 9 fps Shooting
Contrast-Detect 225-Area DFD AF System
Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization
Weather-Sealed Construction
187MP High-Res Mode, Dual Card Slots

Here's a video I just compiled using the aforementioned gear:

 mrb375's gear list:mrb375's gear list
Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 Carl Zeiss Biogon T* 2/35 ZM Carl Zeiss Planar T* 2/50 ZM Sigma 40mm F1.4 (L-mount) +5 more
Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R
47 megapixels • 3.2 screen • Full frame sensor
Announced: Feb 1, 2019
mrb375's score
5.0
Average community score
4.9
bad for good for
Kids / pets
okay
Action / sports
mediocre
Landscapes / scenery
excellent
Portraits
excellent
Low light (without flash)
good
Flash photography (social)
excellent
Studio / still life
excellent
= community average
Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R
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