Sigma SD1 Street Photography Score
Sigma SD1 has a score of
for Street Photography which makes it a POOR
candidate for this type of photography. If Street Photography is important for you, we strongly recommend you to consider the Alternative cameras listed at the bottom of this page. Read our detailed Sigma SD1 Review
Sigma SD1 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. Large APS-C (24 x 16 mm) sensor
Large sensor in Sigma SD1 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.
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. 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, Sigma SD1 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 Sigma SA Bayonet mount lenses with Image Stabilization for Sigma SD1.
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