street photography made easy?

Started Jan 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
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bibi0012 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,148
Re: street photography made easy?

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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