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Did you know street photography requires these special cameras?

Photography as a hobby and profession has gained significant attention in the last few years. While some call this boom as result of smartphones, which gave a new vision to the people, we believe it’s the time which has made people see things with a distinct view.

Well, the reason could be any, but photography has undoubtedly made an impeccable space amidst both millennial and teenagers. While some prefer keeping them in the tech-boxes, few take it to a professional level by sharing in groups, own website, organizing exhibition, or getting them on canvas.

Our subject for today

I recently visited a photography exhibition and needless to mention that the time spent there remained with me for hours ahead. The creative pictures featured on museum-quality canvas prints looked simply mesmerizing. That’s when the idea to share knowledge regarding photography came to my mind.

To ensure that being a photography enthusiast you get acknowledged about the core knowledge of taking photographs, I thought of sharing useful information with you. And this is why I’ll be covering different subjects through the blogs. Taking the same further, I decided to talk about the special budget cameras you need for street photography.

Here’s our list of five cameras that can be best for street photography:

  • Leica M Digital Rangefinder Camera

    Leica M Digital Rangefinder Camera

    The camera is known as a legend. Though its slightly bigger in comparison to other M models, the camera offers very quiet shutter action, which adds as a benefit when it’s about street photography. While the 3” LCD screen gives you a better live view, shooting in manual focus with optical viewfinder can give you old school treat. With the Leica M you can also mount an electronic viewfinder on the hotshoe.
    Talking about technological specs, the ISO sensitivity runs to 6400 with minimal sensitivity at ISOs up to 3200. Apart from these, the camera comes with 24MP full-frame sensor image. Though you can use the camera with any M mount lens, when it’s about street photography we would suggest you go with Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH lens.

  • Fujifilm X100T Digital Camera

    Fujifilm X100T Digital Camera

    While some call this simple 35mm camera as a poor man’s Leica, the high-performance digital camera has 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor. It also comes with an inbuilt 23mm f/2 lens to support equivalent focal length of 35mm. With X100T you get an electronic shutter which is completely silent while the shutter speed is up to1/32,000-second. Just like the previous model in our list, it is adorned with a 3” LCD screen. Due to X-Trans sensor, it gives superior color rendition and image quality. It comes with a built-in Wi-Fi and serves you with 1080 Pixel high-quality videos.

  • Canon PowerShot G1 X mark II Digital Camera

    The Canon G series has its special space in street photography since the G3. However, talking about G1 X Mark II comes loaded with a massive 1.5” sensor. The sensor is a carry-over from the predecessor G1 X. Besides this, it has a long and wide lens with 24-120mm f/2-3.9 lens specification. The camera also comes with an improved processor which eventually makes continuous-shooting and AF faster. Besides these, the camera gets more compact and comes with a solid rubber grip around it. It also comes with an articulating LCD, optional EVF, pop-up flash above the body, and dual control rings to make your photography experience better.

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Digital Camera

    The camera comes with some really good features. Its lightweight and compact body offer 40 fps with electronic shutter and 11 fps burst shooting with mechanical shutter. Consuming approximately 0.14 seconds, the high-speed AF allows you to capture every moment on street. Apart from these, the camera is loaded with Leica DC Vario-Summilix f/1.7-2.8 lens and 12.8 MP Multi-Aspect MOS Sensor giving you an unmatched image quality. Besides these, it gives you 4K videos, built-in Wi-Fi, an external flash, and high-resolution EVF. However, there is this one thing which might impress you most as a street photographer is the manual control rings and dials.

  • Nikon D750 DSLR Camera

    Nikon D750 DSLR Camera

    If we talk about one of the most preferred choices for street photography in DSLRs, Nikon D750 can be the perfect selection. It is loaded with EXPEED 4 image processor and 24.3 MP CMOS sensor. It has 91,000-Pixel RGB metering sensor and Scene Recognition System avails you precise and consistent exposure. This helps you in maintaining proper focus while shooting long-distance objects. Besides these, the model comes with 51-point auto focus system with sensitivity down to -3V and AF detection, giving you faster and more accurate auto focus. You also get a small tilt-out LCD, which is for the first time in a full frame DSLR.

Conclusion
Photography is a passion where you don’t just need a distinct vision but also an equipment which assists you maturely to bring that vision in physical form. If you like doing street photography and want to take it to the professional level, the above-mentioned cameras can be of great use.