YI M1 Street Photography Score
YI M1 has a score of 55
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 YI M1 Review
YI M1 Street Photography Detailed Analysis
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 Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sensor
Large sensor in YI M1 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.
Medium sized Body
Mirrorlessbody of YI M1 is a good combination of relatively small size and good handling camera, without giving the impression of a professional camera.
No Built-in Viewfinder
In the lack of a a viewfinder, holding the camera away from the body while using live view is not very stable, especially with heavy camera bodies and lenses. Besides, LCD screens are very hard to read under bright sunlight. 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.
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