The best camera for street photography in 2024

Fujifilm X100VI camera held up to a person's face
(Image credit: Gareth Bevan / Digital Camera World)

When I'm looking for the best camera for street photography I think it should deliver a superior in-the-moment photographic experience. Shooting street photography is all about being there, blending within your surroundings, and finding that split-second moment where all the elements align. 

As a street photographer, you'll be a keen observer, with an eye for documenting daily life. Anything from eye-catching outfits to ironic coincidences can be the purview of the street photographer. It's less about technical perfection, and more about capturing something raw and true.

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Gareth Bevan

Gareth is the Reviews Editor at Digital Camera World, and the person in charge of approving all the latest camera-related tech. Spending a lot of time out on the streets of London snapping away, he knows a thing or two about which cameras work well for discreet street cameras. Outside of this, expect to find him cycling around, or deep in a Netflix binge.

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Gareth Bevan
Reviews Editor

Gareth is a photographer based in London, working as a freelance photographer and videographer for the past several years, having the privilege to shoot for some household names. With work focusing on fashion, portrait and lifestyle content creation, he has developed a range of skills covering everything from editorial shoots to social media videos. Outside of work, he has a personal passion for travel and nature photography, with a devotion to sustainability and environmental causes.