street photography made easy?

Started Jan 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
bibi0012
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Re: street photography made easy?
In reply to Jack West, Jan 12, 2013

Well, if you can live with the AF lag (about 0.6 sec) and small sensor, yes, why not?

In fact, a lot of Canon compacts with swivel LCD are "sneaky photography" ready.

My old S5 does it well too.

For me, a perfect street photography camera need to meet the following criteria:

1) Fast AF (i.e. AF lag < 0.2 sec) so I can capture that expression or event

2) Large sensor so I can shoot under any light condition, such as subway, without worrying about high ISO noice.

3) Small and compact

So far, I've found the Sony RX100 and Nikon 1 system fit my criteria.

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