Kinda having a camera identity crisis now.
I love my Canon though, if for no other reason than because it’s as close as I’m going to get to having a dSLR in my pocket. The color tones also appeals to my personal taste, I dunno, something about the level of saturation Canon uses that just feels right to me. But the biggest selling point was the ability of this particular camera to take excellent quality pictures in low light, precluding the need for using a flash, which I HATE using.
So I thought the s100 would be an obvious upgrade due to have a wider lens (24mm compared to as opposed to 28mm) and GPS capability, but from the reports I’ve read this drains the battery faster than a virgin’s blood being drained by Dracula.
Plus, because they changed the sensor from CCD to CMOS, this is basically a different camera we’re talking about now. And the reviews are completely mixed, who’s saying it’s teh awesum and who’s saying it’s more grainy than a Toys R’ Us cam, etc.
I could really use the GPS feature though, as it gets tiring manually inputting coordinates in Flickr and iPhotos to tag my images with locations, but other than that, the s100 could actually be a step back in terms of pure image quality and low light photography. They even locked the ISO so that you can’t go above 80 when the shutter speed is slower than one second. Whaaa? So much for night time landscape photography.
Of course I could opt to abandon Canon altogether and go for a competitive equivalent of the s95, such as the LMC-LX5 from Panasonic.
I’m thinking this is probably not the right time to upgrade anyway. Maybe wait for the s105?