Sometimes, you come across one of those deals that forces you to seriously consider dropping everything, switching brands, and jumping in on something new. This half-off deal could be it. It's a tough move, but I'm thinking about it.
Right now, B&H has the refurbished Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R for $1,862.12. Currently out of stock, but still orderable with "more on the way" in the next few days, the S1R is seen as Panasonic's mirrorless industry disruptor. That may sound extreme to some, but it was the first full-frame mirrorless camera to offer 4K video at 60 fps and comes with a high-density 47.3 MP, 5.5-stop-stabilized sensor.
Yes, you may need to get some new lenses to go with your new camera purchase. But a $2,000 head start on the price of a pro-level body could be enough to tempt anyone, especially if you've been waiting for the next generation of mirrorless cameras to come out before switching. This deal rewards you pretty handsomely for jumping on board now.
For still images, sensor shifting allows for 187 MP raw images. Class-topping weather sealing, Leica L-mount, CFexpress and XQD card support, 9 fps full-resolution still shooting, ISO 100-25,600 — this really is a $4,000 camera for under $1,900. And that's hard to pass up. What do you think? Time to jump on Panasonic's full-frame mirrorless?