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S100 vs G12?

Post Number:#1  Postby eric » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:31 pm

Hi,

I had pretty much decided to get the G12 + canon housing, but decided to read up on the S100. Basically, I have read the reviews and specs, so I won't ask any questions there.

What I would like to actually ask is feedback from G12  and S100 users on the below
1) Which camera takes better pictures with minimum manual settings? As a beginner underwater photographer, as the start I will probably just depend on automatic settings a lot
2) I read that the G12 Macro capability is supposedly better. As a Macro fan, is this worth paying the (slightly) higher price and forgoing the better and newer specs of the S100?
3) How bad is the S100 battery life?

Thanks
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Re: S100 vs G12?

Post Number:#2  Postby raffidi » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:37 pm

Hi eric,
Good luck with your "hunt"....I can only help you with question #3 as I'm using the S90 and the battery's performance is about the same. Listed by reviews is 200 shots. My experience is 2 dives and that's it. 3rd dive new battery. Good thing is that compatible battery are easy to get, cheap , about RM40 and as good or slighter better.  ;)
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Re: S100 vs G12?

Post Number:#3  Postby eric » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:19 pm

thanks..yup thats what i heard as well. im still leaning towards the s100 as people who own that camera love it, and on paper it looks better too. along with being more compact.

good news that the battery is cheap. i guess i kind of made up my mind now
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Re: S100 vs G12?

Post Number:#4  Postby gavstang » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:42 pm

THe S100 rocks although the battery life is poorer than the G12 but saying that all u need is a spare battery.  Plus, being more compact buying housings will be cheaper.    Check out this website http://snapsort.com/compare/Canon-S100-vs-Canon_PowerShot_G12which makes the comparisons btwn s100 and G12..filter out the ones which are not relevant for diving.
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Re: S100 vs G12?

Post Number:#5  Postby eric » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:54 pm

Cheers bro for the link...looks like S100 is the clear winner then.

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Re: S100 vs G12?

Post Number:#6  Postby zaff1984 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:59 pm

I am currently using S100. I choose it as my first underwater camera is because of my friend using S95 and the result quite impressive, good review from many sources and the underwater housing is much cheaper than G12.
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