What is the best digital camera (and possibly lenses) for street photography, candids, and low light situations?
I'm trying to find the best digital camera setup that:
- ... takes good photographs without flash in low-light.
- ... is reasonably quiet, possibly with a silent operation option.
- ... is reasonably pocketable (in a jacket, at least).
A few months ago I got really excited about the Fuji X100, but pretty much everyone seems to hate the (apparently major) focusing issues. Otherwise, it would be perfect: APS-C sensor, silent operation, close to pocketable, and it even has a reasonably wide, fast lens. (One non-requirement is that I don't feel strongly about interchangeable lenses.)
I currently have a Canon 40D DSLR with some fast primes, but I find that it's too bulky for me to carry around regularly and it seems too imposing for casual candids. However, it's spoiled me for image quality, unfortunately.
The enthusiast handheld segment seems to have all these options now, from the Panasonic GX-1 to the Olympus PEN cameras to Sony's NEX line to the new Nikon 1s. However, there are so many different sensor sizes and incompatible lenses that it's hard to figure out which, if any, would really be good for street photography, candids, and low light situations without flash.