The Best Point and Shoot Cameras of 2016 for Street Photography

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Fact: you probably shouldn’t be carrying around an interchangeable lens camera to shoot street photography. Truthfully, you don’t really need to. What street photographers need to capture candid slices of life are small, inconspicuous cameras. Surely, a photographer can use a big camera and not be caught–but it’s tough to argue that smaller and more low profile cameras don’t naturally get away with more. Further, you don’t often need more than a single lens.

Want to get out there and document the human condition? Check out these fan favorite cameras.

Editor’s Note: when talking about street photography, we’re also including the genre of urban geometry.

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Review: LaCie Rugged Raid Thunderbolt 4TB Hard Drive

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There are certain products that I believe can’t be reviewed properly in a month, and the LaCie Rugged Raid Thunderbolt 4TB drive is one of them. Sometimes drives fail after a while, sometimes they start to slow down, and sometimes they can really put a damper on the needs of a photographer. For years though, LaCie drives have been very popular with many photographers and they continue to be. Considering that many of us are Apple users too, you’ve got access to something as awesome as Thunderbolt. LaCie’s Rugged RAID Thunderbolt 4TB hard drive has been around for a while, and if you’re a power user and use a Mac, you’ll want to grab this one.

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MacPhun Releases Free Filters for Apple Photos

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Bored with your current photo filters? MacPhun just released 30 free ones if you’re a user of the Photos application for Mac. It’s called Filters for Photos; and it allows you to not only apply different filters but also lets you do it in selective amounts, fine tune them, selectively apply them in certain areas, etc.

Granted it’s not necessarily for the Lightroom crowd–though it would be amazing as either a Lightroom Plugin or on the iPhone. Either way, it’s fun just to experiment in your JPEGs if you’re bored this weekend.

MacPhun also created Aurora HDR and Noiseless Pro–the latter is one of my favorites. More sample screenshots are after the jump.

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Variant of the Next iPhone Camera May Offer Aperture Settings

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The iPhone is of course the world’s most popular camera, but it’s also been used for professional applications when it comes to photography. According to the Cult of Mac, it’s probably going to get even better. A variant of what is said to be the iPhone 7 is rumored to use a LinX camera system which offers a big solution to an even bigger problem for many mobile shooters: the lack of a working aperture.

The solution offered by the LinX camera system isn’t one with a sensor and a lens with a variable aperture. Instead, LinX puts multiple smaller sensors right next to each other. Each sensor has a different lens with a different aperture. So essentially, you’re choosing which sensor and aperture to use by literally choosing a segment of the camera to utilize.

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Tim Cook Shows off How Terrible the Apple iPhone’s Camera Can Be

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The iPhone surely is the most popular camera in the world, but Apple CEO TIm Cook just proved that it’s very capable of taking a terrible photo. Digital Trends reports that Tim tweeted an image recently from his phone trying to get into the conversation about the Super Bowl. But the image was super blurry due to camera shake. While camera shake can sometimes create happy accidents, this didn’t. Tim was probably a bit intoxicated and when very much in the moment, so he most likely didn’t even realize the camera shake.

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Flickr’s Most Popular Dedicated Camera of 2015 is the Canon 5D Mk III

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Flickr released information about the site in their year in review infographic published today, and while it’s always been evident that there are loads of great photographers on there, it’s also evident that it’s just a dumping ground for the iPhone. Apple remains at the top of the most used cameras with of course the iPhone 6 taking the lead, but even beating out the Samsung Galaxy lineup are Canon DSLRs. While the Rebel series used to be the most popular, the most used dedicated camera on Flickr right now is the Canon 5D Mk III–which is also enjoying a bit of a discount for the holidays. What this means is one of two things: that many people are trying to move up to full frame or there are lots of really serious photographers on Flickr conflicting with all the iPhone folks.

Next up are the Samsung Galaxy phones and after that the Nikon D7000 takes the lead, which is an older camera but still an incredible one that everyone raved about on its release.

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Snapseed Now Allows for RAW Photo Editing

 

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For a while, the only mobile device app of any sort that could edit RAW images was Adobe Lightroom Mobile–and even then it could only edit RAW DNG files while other files synced from Lightroom desktop were really only the smart previews. But Google recently announced that Snapseed can now edit RAW files–and like Adobe, that RAW editing ability is being confined to only DNG RAW files for the moment.

Big news, right? Cool news, right?

Here’s the problem.

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The Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus Feature New 12MP Cameras

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Today, Apple announced their brand new Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. For photographers, it boasts a new cameras.

The new camera is a 12MP iSight camera has 50% more focus pixels and pixels overall from its predecessor. Apple has moved the photodiodes directly onto the sensor and promises that even better photos can be taken. They’re also touting better skin tones, depth of field and less image noise.

More details are after the jump.

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