4 Small Cameras That Will Help Keep You Hidden On The Streets

Powerful, well-built, and easy to use, these small cameras are perfect for photography on the streets.

When it comes to street photography, you have to capture images quickly and, in a lot of cases, discreetly. Being able to blend into the crowd with a camera that doesn’t say “look at me” is important. While keeping things on the small size is nice, you also have to make sure that the camera can perform the job. Fortunately, there are many powerful small cameras currently on the market that are suited perfectly for street photography. Fixed lens cameras offer a quick and simple way to get started. Pair up a small interchangeable lens camera with a small prime, and you’ll also be good to go. Here we’ll take a look at four small cameras that will help you blend in and nail the street shots you want to get.

Fujifilm X100V

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In our review, we said:

“The Fujifilm X100v is the closest thing that we have to a perfect point and shoot on the market. It’s got great autofocus capabilities, wonderful image quality, weather sealing, a revamped lens, and a simple interface. What more could you need?”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
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Buy now: $1,399

Olympus Pen F

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In our review, we said:

“The Olympus Pen f has a heck of a lot going for it. Amongst the good things: stellar autofocus in most situations, great high ISO output, pretty versatile RAW files, incredibly almost perfect ergonomics, a great EVF and LCD screen, and the list can go on. In many ways, it’s the almost perfect camera for many photographers.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
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Buy now: $999

Pro Tip: If you’ve always been interested in street photography but have never known how to get started, this guide is for you. Have a read of this manual and then hit the streets with your small cameras. You’ll find that you’ll be creating incredible street images in no time at all.

Fujifilm X-E3

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In our review, we said:

“As for the stills though, there’s really nothing to whine about with the Fujifilm X-E3. The versatility is fantastic, the colors are wonderful, and the high ISO output is also very good as long as you give the exposure a bit more light than you normally would. In this way, I really want to liken it to shooting film.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
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Buy now: $899 with 23mm f2 R WR

Ricoh GR III

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In our review, we said:

“One of the best things about the lens on the Ricoh GR III is the sharpness of the lens. It’s great even at f2.8. Combine this with the details that the sensor can render and there is no reason to complain. If anything, the images look like bleeding-edge sharpness and a bit like older Rokinon lenses when it comes to output.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
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Buy now: $896.95

Brett Day

Brett Day is the Gear Editor at The Phoblographer and has been a photographer for as long as he can remember. Brett has his own photography business that focuses on corporate events and portraiture. In his spare time, Brett loves to practice landscape and wildlife photography. When he's not behind a camera, he's enjoying life with his wife and two kids, or he's playing video games, drinking coffee, and eating Cheetos.