Street Photography has always been my thing. I used to spend hours wandering the streets as a youngster with my old 35mm Fuji ST605 (who remembers them?) taking off the cuff shots. Of course, it all got a bit cost prohibitive which is as good a reason as any to praise digital.
The S90 is now my go-to camera when I want to be as unobtrusive as possible. As a point of interest, I purchased a Panasonic GF2 the other day as I thought the four thirds format might give me a bit more quality. Turns out, it didn't. The colour noise in the shadows is shocking as far as I'm concerned and anything above 400 iso and the noise is screaming at me! Having done a crude side by side with the S90, I'd go with the S90 all day long. Take a look at the pics below and see what you think, bearing in mind the S90 sensor is smaller.
It's a shame really because the GF2 is a beauty of a camera to look at and a doddle to use but, if it's not producing good quality images, there's no point in keeping it.
I was going to back the GF2 when I thought I'd run a few more shots...it's developed a fault! A pink cast covers the entire image (as if you'd put a pink filter over the lens) and it is showing a row of coloured pixels along the longest edge. Strange!!
So, it Is definitely going back.