Street and Casual photography: A6000 or A7

Started Apr 19, 2014 | Questions thread
Digital Nigel Veteran Member • Posts: 7,111
Re: re: if only rx100...

jpr2 wrote:

Digital Nigel wrote:

Fredy Ross wrote:

I have the a7r too loud, I have the nex 6 and 5n not so loud but my best for street photography is my silent pocket rocket rx100ii on a wrist strap. Never miss a chance with it even if holding with one hand. prints quite large too. check it out as it got wonderful reviews and lives up to its claims. good luck

The flip out screen would help, too -- it lets you hold the camera at waist level (or over your head). That's not something you can do with the original RX100. I'd say it was the main advantage of the m2 over the m1.

...could capture shallow DOF, but alas this would be too much to ask from a 1" sensored cam; because yes, silent (or less noisy) a shutter is big plus on street, as is fully articulated flippy screen

Actually, for street photography, I'm not sure shallow DoF is an advantage; more often, it's a disadvantage. And if you do want it, the RX100's f/1.8 at the wide end is useful.

As for noise, the RX100's shutter is essentially silent in an outdoor context. Obviously, you should turn off all synthetic, electronic noises, but I do that with all cameras anyway.

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