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To me, one of life’s greatest joys is to watch other people spend money. You share their excitement in getting a new toy, and at the same time, spend zero ringgit of your own.

Closely following that is the joy you get by being able to convince someone else to buy the exact same toy you’ve just spent too much money obtaining. So after I shelled out some 1.5k getting myself the brand spanking new Canon S90, I managed to con three unsuspecting victims into doing the same thing. The new proud owners of S90 areΒ jaclyn, cindy, and cheesie, hohohoho.

The S90 is Canon’s high end super compact camera, sharing the same big sensor (1/1.6″) and Digic 4 processor as the Powershot G11. It’s small, sleek, has a fast lens, and very good in low light. The camera’s got a two different control rings that makes it very easy to adjust its various settings too. For more information, look at the hands-on preview at dpreview.

I took the S90 back to Penang last weekends, and while Elfie and friends were too tired to eat and decided to chill at their motel, I took the opportunity to snap some pictures in town.

These pictures are straight out of the camera with zero post processing, not because I want to show off what the camera can do, but because I am lazy.

bike stereo
boom boom pow

I wonder if the stereo on this motorbike actually works? It’s got that dial thing that looks like a car’s speedo and tachometer, but where are the speakers?

red ride.
hello sexy in red

An old classic, love the color. I like how the background actually still matches the production year of the car.

doorless barber shop
door-less barber shop

A proper old school Chinese barber shop that seems to have gotten left behind in time. You want a massage with that haircut?

a haircut mister?
saloon basking in evening sun

A slightly updated hair saloon with air conditioning unit, chairs outside should you need to have a smoke while waiting for Β your turn too.

joss stick

I have no idea why giant joss sticks are always pink in color.

khoo kongsi
Khoo Kongsi in rear view mirror

Khoo Kongsi is one of the grandest buildings in Penang, and sadly I haven’t actually been in it. Must find an unsuspecting victim to go with me one of these days. Did you know part of Anna and the King was shot at Khoo Kongsi in 1999?

There are a few more photos taken at the same time at my flickr set. Cheers!

Discuss : Street Photos in Penang with me new Canon S90!

  1. wheres my pictureeeeeeeeee

  2. FUIYOOOOOOOOOOH! sifu at work… very sui oooooo
    The cam can shoot in Raw?

  3. Just in time, was reading reviews on which one camera to get for my wife. She’s those type that just want simplicity and want to use it for taking our soon to be born baby. Now thinking between this S90 or Ixus 200.

  4. remember you are resposible for your action πŸ˜›

  5. fietheelf,
    Ok sent you liao!

    Mike Yip,
    Ooo yess the cam can shoot in RAW! πŸ˜€

    Get the S90, it’s better than Ixus 200 in many regards, just not video. πŸ˜‰

    hahaha shut up πŸ˜›

  6. hao lian lah πŸ˜›

  7. my dad drags me to khoo kongsi every time we go back to penang -_-

    and big josssticks are pink because i like pink! πŸ˜€

  8. If can let me know the shop you get it from. Coz I saw RRP is about 1.7k. Wah, I thought cheesie wanted to get DSLR?

  9. Candy,
    Hehehe shhh!

    Everytime? How many times! siaooooo

    Thank you very much!

    Try Key Color at Mid Valley, insist on not paying more than 1.5k πŸ˜€

  10. Key Color at Mid Valley, insist on not paying more than 1.5k ! yay.. so say your name, price lagi slash ar? πŸ˜›

  11. Good sensor, is this a new range? the S series?
    The shots look good, clear and crisp.

  12. Hi KY,

    LOVE reading your blog!
    By the way, how much is your camera? and whr can i get one? which shop and which city? WTF

  13. cumidanciki,
    Hahah I wish!

    Actually the S series was discontinued for a while but now it is back!

    Thank you! You should not pay more than 1.5k for the camera, at KL, try Key Color at Mid Valley

  14. oi..the last photo is actually Cheah Kongsi entrance lah. Not Khoo Kongsi.

  15. i also want new camera!! but i’m having G11 on mind!!! i saw that S90’s look is damn cool leh. how how how?

  16. Jerine,
    Ops, you might be right! I failed. :X

    S90 and G11 both share the same processor and sensor, very similar in that sense, but I favored S90’s size and doesn’t have much use for external flash anyway. πŸ˜‰

  17. Ooh the photos look good. Lucky I did not fall into the victim category as I am already so broke now!

  18. eiling,
    nonsense, ask one of the old men to buy for u πŸ˜›

  19. Khoo Kongsi in rear view mirror-> like this one best. we expect better pics from u as of this day πŸ™‚

  20. Bengbeng,
    ahhaha please cut me some slack i’m only a hobbyist, and this was out of a compact camera. :X BUT I SHALL TRY HARDER!

  21. foodcrazee

    nice pic . . . .

  22. foodcrazee,
    Thanks thanks *proud* πŸ˜€

  23. jessica k.

    hi there! enjoy reading yur blog. πŸ™‚

    just wondering what’s yur opinion on lumix dmc-lx3 vs s90. i’m split between the two. :S

  24. jessica k.,
    Thank you. Lumix LX-3 and S90 are pretty close, but ultimately the size factor for S90 won over me. πŸ˜€

  25. ooh! i like G11 cause i can flip the screen! MUAHAHAHAHA.

  26. vvens,
    Shouldn’t you already have awesome camwhoring skills already? lol

  27. jessica k.

    oops. i totally forgotten about this. :S thanks for yur response and opinion. πŸ™‚

  28. jessica k.,
    You’re welcome. πŸ˜€

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