I need to write about this in the future to clarify my thoughts. But… the Panasonic LUMIX G9 is superb. The Panasonic LUMIX S5 is superb, too. The lenses for the G9 are small and light. The S5 has a full frame sensor.
The G9 with its smaller sensor isn’t great in low light. The S5 is perfect, but the lenses are too heavy.
As I wrote in my latest newsletter, less choice is better. Whenever I leave the house I have to choose between the G9 and the S5 and I don’t like that anymore. Micro decisions.
Sensible comments and thoughts on both systems here.
But it all sounds ludicrous. What a pointless thing to be worrying about with all that’s going on in the world today.
May 6th, 2021
A few days ago I used the G9 with the Panasonic Leica 12-60mm on a hike to Ashihama hike to Ashihama and it was perfect. Earlier today I used the S5 with the Sigma 35mm f/2 in the local park while photographing my daughter. Both cameras were perfectly suited for each situation. I guess that’s the answer. Just use what you need for each situation.