Street photography shows a lot about the people around us.
In the most natural way, you get to see people in their relaxed expression and antics.
For this purpose i got myself a Canon SX30IS so that i can take these shots from far away without getting anyone uncomfortable or alerted. The last thing you want is to have someone posing for you.
Although the IQ of this superzoom compact sucks, nevertheless it allows me to take photos which otherwise would have been impossible.