Sony A500 Street Photography Score
Sony A500 has a score of 85
for Street Photography which makes it an EXCELLENT
candidate for this type of photography. It will satisfy all your need in Street Photography, no need to look further for other cameras. Read our detailed Sony A500 Review
Sony A500 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. Tilting LCD Screen
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. Image Stabilization
Image stabilization reduces the effects of camera shake at long exposures and long focal lengths in street photography thus ensuring sharper photos. Large APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) sensor
Large sensor in Sony A500 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.
Large DSLR body ofSony A500 will receive too much attention from the people on streets and it will make it harder to capture a natural scene.
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