S100 questions, from a Nikon user

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S100 questions, from a Nikon user
Nov 22, 2011

Actually, also a Canon user. Somehow in recent weeks I've managed to lose both of my Canon SD870's, which I use underwater in their Canon dive housings. (One for me, one for my wife).

I was about to replace them with a pair of S95's when I found out about the S100.

So, some questions.

In comparison to the S95, is there any significant difference in features I would be using underwater? Specifically AF speed, shutter lag, low light performance, movie mode, and ... battery life.

I've read that the battery life is fairly short. I'm likely to use the camera with a fair amount of flash, and I'll shoot both stills and movies in a single dive. I'm prepared to buy a spare battery for each camera and change between dives, but it sounds like I may be in trouble when diving more than twice a day. My 870is would go two dives easily on a charge.

And ... where I find this camera in stock? I don't need one by Christmas, but I have a dive trip coming in late January, and I'll need at least one, plus housing, before then.

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