The only problem: we are usually too busy taking photographs to give a complete and considered answer to these type of questions… So? Luckily we love photography and have found a few days to compile a no BS review of the very best, small but truly brilliant digital cameras out there.
This fairly small black hunk of slippery alloy and plastic (269g) has enormous quality and stunning potential in the right hands. Now for that limitation, the only thing that is really wrong with this camera (apart from the fact you need three others and each with a different focal length lens attached), is the price! Verdict The Sony RX1 is a great camera but just too expensive for almost everyone, I will bet Donald Trump owned one for a while, then he got rid of it as too much trouble and now he just uses pricey disposables. These two models LX7 and D-lux6 are in fact the exact same camera, with different software and badges.
Think about it, historically the best lens maker on the planet and a company with more patents in electronic image capture that any other, this Camera has designer baby DNA.
Another great thing about this lens is it can focus at very small distances, this can lead to some really Attenborough like close up nature shots with very out of focus backgrounds. So… In short The Panaica is a real gem, but as a broadcast video camera and (hopefully soon) an tiny 18mm superwide, is a little diamond. This fuji is one of the best Cameras ever made for shooting people in everyday situations, especially when they are running around with complete unpredictability, i.e. Maybe the lack of a zoom makes it too restrictive for many as a holiday camera, most people would like to take it easy on holiday, crossing the road backwards to take a snap of the hotel might be a risk too far for most.
The Fuji X100s would also be my first choice of camera if I were somehow shooting a sweet, laughing and nude Marilyn Monroe, in a big white bed with soft white linen, by a big sunny window.
Okay get ready for this; P7800 is the best compact camera in the world, is without a doubt the finest handling and most fully featured compact camera in existence today. The Nikon P7800 is the best compact camera out there right now, it only costs ?350 and we have to recommend you buy one: So why isn’t it the No1 compact camera in the world? We feel there is a standout winner in the compact camera arena at the moment: The Canon s120. The Canon s120 is a stunning compact camera, and just the perfect, functions, size, handling and shape. Maybe you would like to know a lot lot more about these and some of the others before buying?
Still, your entitled to your own opinions, but I know which I’d rather have in my pocket when a once in a lifetime shot presents itself. Firstly the camera makes a serious mess out of bright highlights, it blows out highlights that even an old Lumix LX5 could handle with ease. I very much agree with this reviewer, I did keep my RX100 but it is deeply flawed, in very many common circumstances the shots are full of white areas where the highlights burned in. I also agree with the different negative points mentioned by Shooter One above, although I think the RX100 is definitively not a bad camera and might have deserved to be in this TOP5, not as winner though. Result: after taking more than 2000 shots with it in a wide range of situations, I can say that the RX100 is a decent camera, but it is actually very disappointing after reading all the positive reviews and considering its retail price. Firstly, it is extremely sensitive to flares and thus night shooting with strong artificial lighting is a nightmare.
A said above, it has a nice spec sheet, something that might have impressed a lot of reviewer. It is a pity it could have so easily been a great camera, we could never recommend it as professional photographers. Wow leaving out the sony RX100 is like having a best phone roundup and leaving out the galaxy S3 ???? I fully agree with Shooter One that RX 100 has its flaws since I owned one and have sold it last month. Rather than just getting angry on articles for no reason, i would advice you should ponder on the valid reasons these guys have made which is almost true as a (ex) RX 100 owner myself. After four Canon compacts and three dying prematurely of lens mechanism errors which continue to plague their lineup, the Canon certainly doesn’t look attractive to me. I still like your reviews, however, my initial enthusiasum over the P7700 is a little subdued. I’m currently looking for small camera with hi-quality output, mainly for architecture photography, have you any suggestions on that topic? Hmmmmmmmm the Sigma DP1 and Ricoh GDR IV, these are both great cameras, they are both however a little old and are suffering most in the areas where big gains have been made in the more recent releases. Jan I would just like to update my last comment, i think that the right Camera for you might just be the Fujifilm XEi with the 14mm lens attached.
I hope the reason you agree is that we are correct, at least from a professional users viewpoint.
The qualities that make for a superlative travel camera are all those that make for a superlative camera in general.
Travelers will also appreciate the 5D Mark II’s high weatherized body, its self cleaning sensor and the micro adjustments it automatically makes when you switch lenses. If money is no object—or if you happen to have a spare $25,000 and are looking to buy Spot Cool Stuff a camera—then we suggest the ultra high definition 50MP Hasselblad H3D II. The E620 might be small in size but Olympus has packed a large array of features including in-body image stabilization, supersonic dust cleaning (a very under appreciated feature of a travel camera, we think) and a 100% accurate LCD screen that can swivel out and has live view functionality. No other camera category on this post was as difficult to decide upon as was the Best Value All-Around Travel SLR Camera With Video. We are fans of the Canon EOS Rebel T1i but we don’t quite trust its plasticky case and somewhat-less-than-solid build quality to stand up to the stress of travel in the long run. The Nikon 5000 is a superb value; in ideally lit conditions it takes photos every bit as good as our category winner (the Nikon D90). We’re also enamoured with the Pentax K-7 and the excellent photo and video quality it produces. So it is the Nikon D90 the comes through that crowded field of excellent video-shooting value SLRs by virtue of having the fewest faults. Amazing photo quality, especially in low light situations and especially considering the D90′s relatively low cost. Perhaps no other point-and-shoot camera packs as a big a zoom in such a small body as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3.
Of course, a quality zoom doesn’t mean anything unless a camera is capable of taking quality photographs.
The most distinctive—and coolest—feature of the S90 is the control ring in the front of the camera.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 is able to stand out so from other cameras because it uses a Micro Four Thirds system. Currently the major drawback of this relatively new technology is the price—the GH1 costs around $1,200+. In a previous post we compared our two favorite waterproof ultra-compact digital cameras: the Canon PowerShot D10 and the Olympus Stylus Tough-8000. Twitter: wandering_jThat’s a very thorough post covering just about every photographer! SPOTCOOLSTUFF Travel reviews unusual hotels and restaurants, great attractions, cool travel gear, places with amazing views and all manner of travel destinations with a WOW!
Summer is on the way and you’re going to want to capture those moments of you doing some traveling or major relaxing.
Here’s a list of the best cameras to get your hands on for some awesome outdoor photography this summer.
Sony HX1 – Before this camera was announced, the rumors around it were that it would be a serious competitor to the Canon SX1. Canon G10 – Walking down the streets of New York City, you see this camera in the hands of many people. Nikon D90 – The Nikon D90 is a higher grade camera that delivers amazing image quality.
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Before you continue reading this post, I want to let you know that this post isn’t about a specific camera make or model, it isn’t about a product that exists out there. So if you work for one of the amazing Camera companies and you are looking for ideas on how to make the perfect camera for the streets, I kindly ask you to take a look. The bottom line: My camera must feel like an extension of my self, not like excess baggage. The bottom line: Anything as big as a Fuji XT-1 a Sony A7 or a Fuji X-Pro1 is ideal for me. Another thing that I find is most important in Street Photography is to use a camera with as few as possible markings, logos, etc. On of the things I came to appreciate in legacy fixed lens film rangefinder cameras is just how silent they are. The bottom line: The ideal camera that I would like for Street Photography should be as silent as a heartbeat, if not quieter. I enjoy shooting wide open, especially when I am using AF and Digital, because I like getting shallow depth of field results in my snaps.
The bottom line: I have always needed something faster and more accurate, so if I got a new camera it would have to have really fast AutoFocus. If you don’t know what zone focusing is then you should definately read the post I wrote about it called “Learn Zone Focusing and Hyperfocal Distance in Street Photography”.
Ever since I got myself a little Olympus mju II 35mm film camera I am hooked to small compact cameras. The bottom line: If my camera can fit in my pocket and be with me at all times, it is awesome! As mentioned before in the “Can be used with one hand” point I made, the ideal camera’s controls should be intuitive, easy to use and most of all accessible.
I think that on camera flash is essential for a Street Photographer that tends to be out and about at any time of day or night, with just his camera in hand and no other gear. The bottom line: If my camera has an on camera flash, I feel much more comfortable to face the dark, or even the sun when confronted with a backlit subject. The bottom line: My ideal camera must have a universally compatible flash hot shoe, just in case I need to be creative with flash photography.
Don’t you just hate it when you buy a brand new digital camera and you have to wait another 1 or 2 months just for your software to become compatible with your camera’s RAW files?
One of the most annoying things about a camera is when it leans forward due to the weight of the lens and bad design of the camera body. The bottom line: It is important for me to shoot up to at least 6400 ISO and get good usable files because I shoot a lot at night.
The best way to focus using manual lenses or just focusing manually is with the help of a visual aid. The bottom line: My ideal camera should have focus peaking for fast manual focusing in the streets. When I don’t have a camera with me and it rains, I just pull my hood over my head and I am done.
The bottom line: Weather sealed cameras aren’t the norm for Street Photography, but they sure are ideal as far as I am concerned. Since the lens is fixed and it is a prime lens as mentioned before, it should also be fast! The bottom line: My ideal camera must have a fast lens so it can guarantee me the artistic freedom I need. The bottom line: Image stabilisation makes the Street Photography experience even better, allowing me to capture photos that would normally turn out blurry or messed up. Since we are building the ideal Street Photography camera, why not ask for a tilting LCD screen while we are at it.
The bottom line: A tilting LCD screen permits me to make compositions while holding my camera at angles that would otherwise make composing a hard task.
We do live in the age of technology and we do like sharing our photos with friends, family and social networks. The bottom line: A camera that manages power consumption in a really smart way, can improve the duration of a full charged battery. The bottom line: The ideal camera must have an external battery charger that can work without connecting to the camera in any way.
Ok, I left this for last, because I think that camera manufacturers should really start thinking about where they are going with the price tags they have set for their gear.
Fujifilm has got close enough with the Fuji X100T but the price is ridiculously high as far as I am concerned. All written after weeks and weeks of testing, arguing and using our considerable experience and professionals’ perspective. Those selfless little bear traps trying to grab a bit of your money as they point you toward last year’s most popular (noisy and compromise ridden) compact camera from not the cheapest website.
It sports a fixed focal length 35mm F2 .0 lens built into the smallest body that could do the job of focusing a near perfect image onto one massive 24mp imaging chip. The Leica costs considerably more around ?500 v the Lumix at about ?300 – fathom that?
But Panasonic make the real-deal hollywood motion picture v4k video type cameras and some of that special sauce has found its way into this tiny camera giving it fantastic broadcast quality video. We have a LX7 and a  LX5 with DMW-LWA52 super wide adapter and these elegant and superb little cameras get used much more than you might think, definitely considering the choice of camera weaponry laying around our studios.
If it were a man it would be Daniel Craig as james bond 007, sharp infallible and deadly accurate, not gorgeous but passably handsome in a sharp dark suit, if it were a women it would be Kate Middleton, looking down at the rest of womenanity but not quite sure how it got there.
The whole point of a camera like this is you can take it with you at all times with ease, and be sure of one thing it is the best Camera it could be at this size; you are not giving a lot away to almost any camera available.

For us the Canon s120 is the right camera to have in your jeans pocket every day of the year. On the whole though, Camera shop staff will not steer you far wrong, after all most shops will let you take it back within a week if you are unhappy (some 28 days if you still have all the bits by then) that said, they often do exchanges though a gritted smile. We can say with authority that the Sony RX100 is an almost perfect camera, with two car crash flaws that could have been put right for a few extra pounds. This is due to a mismatch between Sonys amazing chip and the processing engine they chose to put into the RX100, in order to keep down costs the processing engine is low spec for a 20meg chip and stop the shot to shot time being too noticeably long the processing is done in a hurry.
Interior photography with a dark room and a few lights will result in totally overblown highlights, no matter what HDR modes you use. The picture will look naturally more appealing to a certain audience, but the blacks will be clamped and you will lose details in the shadows.
But after actively testing it, I wouldn’t recommend it to photography amateurs that want good IQ.
The click less control dial contributes to vague and un engaging shooting experience apart from the unpredictable Flash metering. Hence we had only one member of staff on cover last week and no one to moderate the website comments this weekend. You guys & girls need to take you time and write a bit slower next time ?? Still this is the best review of smaller professional cameras I have found on the net. Plus, the joy of travel photography is improved by a camera that’s small, light and has a longer battery life. If you are serious about your travel photography, and especially if you have an eye on selling or publishing your photos, this camera is our for you. The powerful Digic IV processor and full frame sensor handles 21 MP images at lightening speed and with vibrant colors. Additionally, the 5D Mark II also has an exceptionally long battery life (officially rated at 900 still image though while shooting in manual modes we’ve taken more than 1,400 images on a single charge!).
For a smaller camera of the sort you can put into a more traditional camera bag we love the $6,000+ Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III and think the $5,000+ Nikon D3S is outrageously good too. Olympus produces the most intuitive, easy-to-use SLR cameras on the market, making the E620 a great option for people who’ve never used an SLR before. The E620′s battery life is only slightly-above average for an SLR—if you anticipate needing to go a long time between charges we highly suggest picking up an Olympus battery grip. However, the 5000 video quality is rather poor—Spot Cool Stuff would rather get an Evolt E620, which is smaller and more photographically versatile than the Nikon 5000, and then add a Flip Mino pocket camcorder or a video-taking high-value ultra-compact point-and-shoot (like the excellent and inexpensive Canon SD1200IS, for example).
The K-7 lost out to the D90 partly because we like the variety of Nikon-compatible lenses more (admittedly, this may be because we’re more familiar with Nikon products) but mostly because the K7- costs around $250 more than the D90. Our only complaint about the D90 is the slow auto focus when the camera is in live view mode. This camera is only 1.29 inches (3.27cm) thick, fits easily in your palm, and yet has a 12x optical zoom! If you are an SLR photographer who gets frustrated when using point-and-shoot cameras, or if you’ve been using a starter camera and are ready to move up, or, heck, if you just want the consumer ultra-compact camera that takes the best still photographs, the S90 is your runaway choice.
The S90 is currently selling for around $400, which is more than most ultra-compacts though a price that Spot Cool Stuff thinks is more than worth it. In our review we argued that the Tough-8000 is the better of the two cameras if ease-of-use is a primary concern or if you are looking for a waterproof ultra-compact to bring along on your trip along with an SLR.
We expect it to be a solid choice too but at the time of writing have not had a chance to test it yet.
Great for the more advanced photo enthusiast or pro looking for an always-available camera. They both fit the bill (depending, of course on how much you want to spend – $6999 for the M9). Chances are that most of those shots will be taken on the streets or outside somewhere so we’ve rounded up the best cameras out there for those circumstances. With 1080p HD video, 20x optical zoom, and 10MP (which is more than most people need) this is an excellent camera for summer travel and street photography. The main advantages this camera has over the Canon is a wider lens and HD video mode and it is a bit smaller than the G10. It’s a much-loved camera that, when you look at it, reminds you a bit of the rangefinders of the film days. Nikon cameras feel great in your hands and give the users a sense of confidence that the camera has been solidly designed and can to do what is demanded of it (and more). It’s great for street photography this summer because it shoots 4fps for those really quick moment. You can unsubscribe at any time and we'll never share your details without your permission. If you are a Street Photographer like me and find that I have missed something, or you don’t agree with everything and you would like to make another suggestion, please do so!
I carry my camera in my hand most of the time and when I am not, it is either in my Camslinger camera bag or around my neck, depending on the camera I am using and the time and place.
For that reason I usually tape over my camera’s brighter parts and try to create a black box that can easily vanish in the shadows.
I have found myself in bad situations where I can’t take a photograph because I need two available hands, which I don’t have at the time. In order for my camera to be able to shoot wide open, at f 2.0 for example in the middle of the day, I have to have a fast shutter speed. In a few words it is when we adjust our camera to be in focus for a particular zone of distance.
The convenience of the small sized camera, packing a “full frame” sensor with a sharp, fast lens really made me rethink what is important to me in a Street Photography camera.
Digging in to complicated menu items with silly names that only the camera manufacturer understands, makes no sense to me and is a complete waste of time.
These are speeds that are barely acceptable especially when you want to use flash to fill a backlit subject with light and you need speed.
What is the point of buying a brand new camera if you need to wait to take full advantage of it’s RAW files? For example, if I use my 35mm on my Sony NEX-6 I can’t hang it around my neck because if just leans forward and becomes uncomfortable for me. In older cameras there was rangefinder focusing, when two images overlap each other until they align perfectly, or split image focusing, when an image was cut in half and was in focus when the two halves could hardly be distinguished from each other.
A 16MP photograph will look great on any screen size and it can be reproduced on an A4 print without any loss to detail. Just like with an iPhone, each time a new firmware update is released you can just load it into your camera and see huge differences in performance. I have written a post about it explaining all the reasons why someone can get more creative with just a few restrictions.
I don’t want to hit the streets carrying more gear with me than necessary, so I will never hit the streets with more than one lens or camera. A fast lens allows you to shoot at night and to create nice shallow depth of field when you need it. I am a film camera user most of the time these days, so image stabilization isn’t something that is on my mind any more. I own a Sony DSC-V1, an ancient little digital camera that is very capable and a Sony NEX-6 and both of them don’t have external battery chargers. It is meant to be used in difficult conditions, it is meant to be with me all the time, in my pocket, around my neck, in my bag and mostly in my hand. Give us the next Pentax K1000, the next Olympus OM series, Nikon FM series or the next Yashica Electro 35, or Canon Canonet, or Olympus Pen E-P1 or Trip.
Or possibly a good value B’day present for a reluctant yet budding, rich yet poor, student relation?) They will mill around the studio waiting until everything seems to go quite and the flashing stops for a few moments, and just pose that quite important compact camera question, strait at one of us, in one super long sentence without stopping to for a breath. By massive what I mean is not the 24mp, it is the actual chip size, it is as big as a full 35mm film frame, by compact standards this is Gigantisaurus huge. It  costs about ?170 for the LX5, but it turns a little cameras into one of the best things an idiot with money can buy for photographing small interior spaces and making them look amazingly good. It is sort of like fuji put an experienced social photographer in the camera and let them take care of all the settings and hard stuff and you just get to chase the action, click and look totally fly doing it.
But unlike the Sony it seems decent value, as you will be using it all the time, and it is truly exceptional at doing something we all need to do, take brilliant natural pictures of the family.
So… Our best advice is simply take a walk and while you are out buy this underpriced jewel and start using it on the way home and keep going. It is capable of amazing results, as are all the cameras listed above, I guess the point is; it is near to leading the field in every major area.
The main standout feature for us is the handing, it is so comfortable and quick to use, the controls (especially the very handy programable control ring) are exactly where they should be and have all the correct shortcuts for finding what you need, when you need it, without much menu digging. The net is full of great technical tests and reading endless comparisons does give you some idea of what you are buying.
You would still be buying a brilliant Camera if you purchased any of the others listed, and a lot of other Cameras we did not feel quite made this top 5 recommendation. Sony decided to let the camera go to market as is, basically because to fix these issues would push the Camera above a certain carefully planned price point and would give them nothing to improve on in 13 months when the RX120 comes out.
This is the kind of processing that all cameras do behind the scenes and it is absolutely crucial in fixing highlight and noise issues, it is a very scary exercise to hack a compact camera and get a look at the real raw file direct from the chip.
At the widest end the RX100 lens is only 28mm, the winning Cannon S110 is 24mm, a world of difference shooting indoors.
Of course, it will be less visible if you re-size down the pictures from 20Mpix to only ~4Mpixel, but the overall look of the picture will remain slightly affected by this watercolor effect that you find on all smaller-sensors Sony Camera. We did read the DP review, but we did not feel that there was a noticeable problem on the P7700, we found processing time was only a problem when shooting rapidly for a string of shots, (the buffer fills in about 3 or 4 shots in rapid succession) then it does start to slow down considerably, I guess as it tries to write and process both files at once while waiting for the storage chip to accept more data. The foveon chip in the Sigma has real potential, but it need more development to take advantage of its big intrinsic superiorities. Plus, a camera must be well built and, preferably, weatherized to withstand frequent travel. In low light situations shots with the 5D Mark II are virtually noise-free (the ISO can be bumped up to a whopping 25600!). Spot Cool Stuff’s only significant complaint is that the 5D has no built in flash (though a flash can be easily added).
Onto that you’ll either need to add a worthy Canon lens or buy the body along with lens kit. However, the K-7 is a little smaller, a little lighter, has best-in-class dust mitigating technology and—perhaps most important—has the most rugged and best weatherized body of any SLR currently on the market for under $2,000.
That is, the lens glass is able to zoom all the way from the equivalent from a wide angle 25mm to a telephoto 300mm. The DMC-ZS3 shoots at 60 frames-per-second (as opposed to the 30 or 24 fps of most cameras) and let’s you use the optical zoom during filming. For all photographers, the large zoom combined with great video and small size makes the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 a worthy travel companion. The engineers of the S90 wisely resisted the marketing urge to have the camera shoot at larger than 10 megapixels.
Using a mirror makes sense for a film camera because that is the only way to reflect an image to a viewfinder as well as to the film. In the GH1 you also get an excellent camcorder that takes HD-quality video at 60 frames-per-second and allows optical zooming and continuous autofocus while doing so.
Additionally, the articulating LCD will come in handy when trying to compose your image in those hard to shoot situations. It has its own easy modes but also allows users to go fully manual in their settings to adjust for the exact shot that one wants. The articulating LCD screen is something that most users will enjoy because it will help to frame their shots better in harder to shoot situations. Further, its low light imagery and High ISO capabilities can deliver very clean images at night or while shooting sports (like street ball or anything else that moves fast). They range from the inexpensive Ixus 145 and Ixus 150, both with a 16-megapixel sensor and 8x optical zoom, through the Ixus 150 (20 megapixels and 10x zoom) up to the 16-megapixel 12x zoom Ixus 265. This blog post is about the perfect camera that I would like to have in my hands when hitting the streets. Through conversation and brainstorming we can come up together with the most awesome camera concept to date.
Anyway, no matter what I am using to carry my camera, be it my hand, my bag, or my neck, it is important that it doesn’t tire me down. People in the streets tend to believe that bigger cameras go hand in hand with photojournalists, so their natural behaviour is to steer away from DSLRs. I might want to do some off camera flash shots or to just use something else, something more powerful than my little on camera flash.
If that lens weighed a little less, or that body was designed in order to avoid leaning forward, things would be so much more enjoyable for me.
I remember when I first got the SEL5018 lens for my NEX-6 it was so slow to focus it annoyed me. If you haven’t read Why is One Camera & One (prime) Lens good for Street Photography please feel free to do so. The only time I might do that is if I am in a foreign country and I would rather carry my gear than leave it at the hotel. I tend to stand perfectly still when I capture an image to avoid camera shake and I rarely get a shaken photo.
I have only one camera that doesn’t have one, the Panasonic DMC LX7 and I have to admit that if and whenever I use that very capable compact camera I miss the viewfinder a lot.
I have heard many that say that they don’t care about this, but believe me, if you finally get to use a tilting LCD to make Rat’s Eye View or Bird’s Eye View compositions, you will see the light and really understand the importance of it.

A camera that has a fixed prime lens, is small and discreet doesn’t have to cost more, does it? All it needs is for someone to build it and sell it at the recommended price and I think that it will rock the world of Street Photographers everywhere. After we have got more comments, I will add a user suggestions section at the end of the post to spice it up! People are not so dumb though, they can smell the sweet bias and buried bodies written about popular cameras on the internet. It has a raft of technical features and given decent conditions and a skilful hand this Nikon camera can produce images as good as almost any DSLR available today. If you are a top international professional photographer like a couple of us here, or this is going to be your first ever Camera, take some images on the S120 and you are going to to have several Wow!
But unless you are ready to invest days of reserch and background checking, a lot of technical reviews and image comparisons will mislead you (if you know little) and confuse you (if you know a little) we often are amazed by the utter lies put out by some sites. And they assumed that most users would be happy with the amazing specs, and a lot of very selectively blind reviews you can read on the net (often surrounded by the sickly sweet smell of affiliate links). The other major flaw is the almost laughable rolling shutter effect when filming any moving object, it is quite a poor show on a modern camera and even an iphone 5 will make a better job of filming objects moving from right to left accross the frame. Finally the RX100 is 37.4mm from front to back by a digital micrometer (Sony claim 36mm) the Cannon S110 is just over 26mm. I wish they would have a more neutral treatment like Canon, that preserves the details with a very limited noise. Also, it has a hotshoe, which is a treat if you want to use FM wireless-remote flash in daylight, where optical-infrared slaves wash out.
Your review does not have a single camera in common with the awful 5 best compacts on DP review – Bravo. You are obviously impressive photographers, but you should let someone else proof your writing, it would look a lot more professional.
Plus, some cameras have features especially geared towards travelers such as self cleaning sensors and optional GPS devices that will record the exact location on the planet a particular photograph was taken. Even the HD video picture quality outstanding though for a comparable quality of audio an external mic is required. Still, we think the 5D Mark II gives you a lot of camera per dollar and is worthy of its price. That is a remarkably impressive engineering feat for any camera this compact to pull off, much less one that costs a mere $240-ish.
The ring can also be used to set the ISO, zoom, white balance and exposure—all while composing your photograph.
Since we figure more people fall into the later group we decided to feature the D10 in this post. I have a Nikon CoolPix now and love the quality I get on my pics but hate that I can’t adjust the focus manually. With 14.7MP, 5x Optical zoom, and all those wheels to help you set the image to be exactly what you want it to be, it is by one one of the best cameras for street photography for the average person.
Tests are showing that the Canon T1i has a sensor similar to that of the Canon 50D, a camera that is higher grade than this and is meant for sports shooters. In fact, it has the best low light imaging capabilities here on this list according to the DXoMark rating.
It is a selection of features (options) I love in cameras but can’t find them all in one specific one. So, all those silver versions of awesome Street Shooters for me are as useful as wearing bright white clothes while shooting Street Photography.
I keep on dreading the time that I drop my €1000 Sony gear on the ground and see it crack open, dead.
But one day, Sony released a firmware update for both the camera and the lens and literally transformed the camera’s performance. But in a nutshell, a fixed prime lens, produces better IQ and helps me compose faster, much faster. Low light performance is connected to how fast a lens is, so if I am to be shooting around the clock and in any light, I will be needing fast glass. I have to have my camera plugged into the wall for the duration of the charging of two batteries! Why pay so much money for a camera that isn’t really all that compact and doesn’t even have a viewfinder. I too can relate to that since Greece is only just now getting out of the economic crisis and we as a people are still struggling financially. We spend all day, every day using cameras as professional tools to make the best photographs possible. The answer will always depends on: who is asking, what they need a compact camera for, how much money they have to spend, how many megapixels they need** and an host of other flighty personal variables. Anyhow, If you are house buying and you see one of these swinging around the neck of someone in the background at the estate office, run away, or at least make sure you see the apartment with your own eyes before making an offer.
It is that go anywhere, do anything, super camera that you could hold comfortably in the palm of your hand – A camera this brilliant could only be dreamed about a few years ago.
This camera is (for something this good) very very compact, it is extremely slim and with the lens retracted is nearly totally flat, the ends are rounded just perfectly to slip into your pocket, it has a good built-in lens hood and so does not need a case to be carried.
This is one of the very best compact cameras available today…But what makes it a true first, numero uno, stand out winner is: it really is a compact!
Now can we have that Facebook share… this article took several months to compile and test and we have saved you a fortune buying that x15 heap of crap you could have ended up with.
So in short the RX100 is a first place Camera except for taking pictures and shooting video… There is an old saying about Sony products, occasionally they are very good but stupidly expensive, but usually they are made to a price and only look good on a spec sheet.
Between all the company bling and bribes; we in the shop still all know exactly what cameras are good and which ones are hyped. See our full review of these two waterproof cameras for more details on which camera is the better choice for your circumstances.
The 20x optical zoom means that when you see something really cool going on across the street you’ll be able to zoom in nice and close then snap the photo you need. The above picture is the LX-3 from Nokton, a Flickr user that customized the LX-3 to be something more than it already is.
However, the range of shooting modes will allow most people to be able to pick that camera up and use it well enough.
Ok, I am not saying that you should use a 5MP camera at this day and age, but it will still do it’s job for you. But, I understand that with image stabilization new options are given to the Street Photographer. We do not really care about brand name status, PR, advertising, or press reviews – we test cameras by using them, flaws, bad design, weaknesses or quality issues will be revealed very soon in the heat of battle. In the end all the bull does is sell a load of rubbish to people to lazy or busy to look into it and the rest of us just keep on using a scratched iphone to capture those  magic stumbleupons, all without much pride in the results.
It IS just the most expensive & beautiful lens with a huge very high quality chip attached on the end, total superbity. The best camera you can have to take a picture is… the one you have on you when you need it, most likely the one you actually carry everyday! We have to buy all our Canon stuff at full price !- Some other makers do give stuff away or give reviewers sweet discounts…Just bear in mind we make money as photographers in fact we make quite a lot of money, we buy the gear we WANT to buy, because it is the best stuff we can find, in fact cost is often the last thing we consider.
I feel that the RX100 does not come close to the top 5, what ever I have read, buy one if you like and make your own mind up, if you can avoid anything that shines, reflects or is moving it is a winner. I would suggest grabbing one in a camera store and running a few shot, it is certainly what I will do this afternoon. So if I wanted to shoot art quality architectural photography I would just make myself a special Jacket with the biggest custom pockets ever seen and run out and buy a Ebony RW45E and a 72mm Super Angulon XL to go with it. Perhaps the largest drawback for traveling photographers is the relatively short battery life—when Spot Cool Stuff travels with the Canon PowerShot S90 IS we always bring an extra battery ($12). We'll bring full reviews as soon as these cameras are available.Canon PowerShot D30 waterproof cameraThe D30 is the perfect compact camera for more adventurous travellers. With manual controls and focus and no image stabilisation two hands are essential in order to get a photograph that is at least ok.
That border is usually red, but there are cameras that have them in green, yellow or even white.
I can do Street, but I would prefer it if I didn’t have to carry that extra object around with me. So, speaking hypothetically, would you like to add anything more to this imaginary Street Photography camera? Everyday we take quality equipment almost to it’s limits in a creative pact with tech Satan.
Pity, there are some amazingly good pocketable cameras out there right now, and a few are even great value too. The out of focus areas will be very blurry this tends to produce very cool pictures: things look super sharp and surrounded by sexy out of focusness. I could use this camera all day long, and when I have, it is still keeps amazing me to the very last shot.
It is amazingly good for macro work and very fast at focusing balancing all the variables that make good macro images as well as being stupidly sharp (did i say the bit about being sharp?).
Whereupon it will start up extremely quickly (well under a second) and be ready to take a near SLR pro-quality photograph almost instantly. Not the expensive brick you leave at home because it’s a bit too big to fit in your pocket and forget. Have some faith – The s110 is the one to get in 98% of cases, if you are unsure it is probably defiantly the one to get. Thank you for highlighting this, we certainly will add this to our findings if we find we can reproduce it. It's waterproof down to a depth of 25m, which is pretty good going for a consumer camera without a specialised underwater housing.
This is purely a list of features that I would like my perfect everyday Street Photography camera to have.
So is Ricoh, that has managed through 4 updates to improve the GR’s performance on lots of levels. We love cameras, if we are not using one, we are either thinking, talking or dreaming about how they could be better. The detail in a fine quality print, made from any of the cameras on this page will blow your socks off, even if printed as big as a wall). It has a fully articulating flip-out LCD screen which is enormously useful in real life situations and enables the camera to be used effectively even in the most awkward spaces, as well as this it has a very reasonable electronic viewfinder..
With phone cameras being so excellent of late, compact cameras need to make stunning images, be faultless, small and tough or what is the point? Sometimes the menu system is difficult to handle, or the controls are made in such a way that two hands are required. Similar to the Sony and very much a very situation focal length, it reproduces life in a similar way to how we perceive when we are looking at the stuff in front of us. In terms of its physical controls it really is probably the best handling compact camera available its front grip and rear thumb-rest make it dreamily comfortable to hold with all of the controls coming perfectly to hand, and in this it truly outclasses its closest rival the excellent Canon G-15. The Canon PowerShot N is designed for fun 'social' photography.The Canon N isn't intended to take the place of a DSLR or even a phone, but to complement them as a 'take-everywhere' type camera. Whatever you post in the comments, I will add it to the bottom of the list, together with your name and current camera model (as long as you provide me with that info). These things make my life as a Street Hunter harder, they slow me down and a few times have cost me a good shot or more.
Not the best reasons for a choice in puerist terms, but thats not always the reason for looking at other options? It is a Carl Zeiss Sonnar 35mm F2  lens and take it from us this is optical heaven on earth. The problem is without any ability to zoom at all, you are going to have to do some legwork when you wanna zoom. Lowlight performance is superb too (this camera is so good i am getting bored) although there are 1 or 2 compacts out there that can compete. Probably this camera’s outstanding feature is its unbelievable levels of technical control, there is simply a completists set of semi automatic modes as well as full manual control giving you that feeling of being an expert in charge of the experts tool.
It has a class leading 3 inch LCD on the back, unfortunately not a touch screen, still bright and very clear.
There a lot of great Cameras that come close to the Canon s120 and one or two even look better on paper, but in practice they fall short of being as good and without compromise. It's certainly smaller than other bridge cameras, but the deep SLR-style design means it's more awkward to push into a pocket. On the upside, it does have a 30x optical zoom.From here on, you're definitely into bridge camera territory.
The PowerShot SX510 HS has a 30x optical zoom lens, and the newer PowerShot SX520 has a 42x optical zoom and 16-megapixel resolution. The SX60 combines a massive 65x zoom with DSLR styling and controls.The top model, though, is the PowerShot SX60 HS, with a massive 60x zoom range, full manual control and the option shoot raw files. The SX530 HS replaces the SX520HS, the SX710 HS replaces the SX700 HS and the SX610 HS replaces the SX600HS.
These are routine updates rather than major new cameras, and we'll bring you full reviews just as soon as these cameras become available.

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