The question is: when will the L-Mount Alliance release a camera like the Nikon Z9/Z8 or Sony A1? Or even the OM1 for the M4/3 world.And it’s almost as big as the S1!
I'm sure some sort of second-generation S1 series camera will come eventually. But just don't believe most of the rumours you read on the internet, they just create really wrong expectations.I agree. The S1 range in general is now looking pretty dated. The S5ii is great, but it’s not enough. Where is the S1ii?
However I must admit that I continue to be confused that DPReview is still posting articles! And in the comments, in response to a user asking about the sample gallery, Richard said "Yeah, this was all I could find to shoot in the hours I had the camera. We hope to find something a little more challenging as soon as we have a production spec camera".
Exactly. The thing is that the price of a new S1R is $3,700, if i am not wrong, and I'm afraid it's still a long way from the Z8 in terms of autofocus and low light performance.Nikon set the bar for what you can get for $4000 with the Z8 and Panasonic it self for what you can get for $2000 with the S5II.
Is the low light performance of the S1R worse? If I take the data of photonstophotons and compare the S1R to the Z9 (same sensor as Z8), they seem on the same level. Same goes for the data of DXOMARK. However, the Z8 looks definitely like a more versatile camera in almost every aspect.Exactly. The thing is that the price of a new S1R is $3,700, if i am not wrong, and I'm afraid it's still a long way from the Z8 in terms of autofocus and low light performance.
Is the low light performance of the S1R worse?
Hi quentinquirelino, I think I did not explain myself well. I was referring to the Z9's ability to focus in low light situations. The Z9 has a feature called "Starlight View Focus", which enables low-light autofocus down to -9 EV with an f/1.2 lens (which is improved as of Firmware Version 3.0; it used to be -8.5 EV).
I very much like the screen on the GH6 which can either tilt or swing out. I was surprised this wasn't on the S5II. The S1H has a screen like this, but it is pretty clunky compared to the better design of the GH6. The only issue with the GH6 is it only tilts up, not down. But you can use the swing out function if you want to hold the camera over your head. I really expect a higher end version of the S1 or S1R will have this feature.I really hope it keeps the two axis folding screen of the existing S1
I wonder what percentage of the market L-Mount actually has?If Panasonic, Leica, and Sigma want L mount to compete with the other mainstream FF systems (Nikon Z, Canon R, and Sony E), then they need competitive bodies in multiple sectors.
In my case it's the lenses. While I appreciate what you say about using different cameras for different purposes, and do that myself with my Panasonic S5 and recently acquired Sigma fp L, I'd rather not have multiple systems. It's actually part of the appeal of L-Mount for me: Panasonic, Sigma and Leica make some radically different L-Mount cameras, but I can use the same lenses on any of them.I am also interested into why we must commit to a specific manufacturer. Is it the glass investment or is it the philosophy built into how the camera handles.