Canon 50D Street Photography Score
Canon 50D has a score of 58
for Street Photography which makes it an AVERAGE
candidate for this type of photography. If Street Photography is important for you, we recommend you to check the Alternative cameras at the bottom of this page. Read our detailed Canon 50D Review
Canon 50D Street Photography Detailed Analysis
Optical Built-in Viewfinder
Using a viewfinder during a street photography shoot allows the photographer to stabilize the camera and reduce the camera shake since it is closer to the body. Besides, it comes handy where LCD screens are very hard to read under bright sunlight. Live-view
Live view lets you take photos without using the viewfinder which makes you less obstrusive and this works very well during street photography where you don't want to get people's attention. Face-Detection Focusing
Face detection focusing mode is very helpful in the street scenes where you focus on a face, since you can concentrate on framing and other adjustments while the camera handles the focus for you. Large APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) sensor
Large sensor in Canon 50D ensures a good low light image quality compared to smaller sensor, and it also provide shallow depth of field and a nice blurry background when needed.
No Image Stabilization
An articulated screen gives you the flexibility to shoot in non traditional positions such as waist level, which helps you to be more creative and unobtrusive in the streets. Large Body
Due to the lack of sensor based Image stabilization, Canon 50D users have to rely on lenses with optical IS in order to maximize the sharpness of their handheld street photography photos. Currently there are native Canon EF/EF-S mount lenses with Image Stabilization for Canon 50D.
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