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Old 15th of April 2012 (Sun)   #1
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Default Share your S100 battery life stats!!

Since many people are wondering what the S100's battery is capable of (it's easily the most disappointing aspect of this otherwise awesome little camera), I thought we could share how long the battery lasts...

On my last charge with my genuine Canon battery, I got about 100 shots and about 5 min of video. I had the GPS on about half the time, and I reviewed most of the pictures I took on the LCD.

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139 photos
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GPS is what's draining battery. I don't have mine on and seems to be okay. I will keep track next time.
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Default Re: Share your S100 battery life stats!!

185shots,
204 shots,
148shots - with reviewing lots..

over the last 3 charges I have kept track

I generally keep settings to minimal, no review after shot, no GPS on, only when I am in a remote location( incase BigFoot finds me )LOL. no continuous AF setting and so on..
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Default Re: Share your S100 battery life stats!!

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GPS is what's draining battery. I don't have mine on and seems to be okay. I will keep track next time.
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185shots,
204 shots,
148shots - with reviewing lots..

over the last 3 charges I have kept track

I generally keep settings to minimal, no review after shot, no GPS on, only when I am in a remote location( incase BigFoot finds me )LOL. no continuous AF setting and so on..
Yeah, I generally try and not use the GPS, but this weekend I was riding my motorbike randomly all over without a map, so I figured I'd log the pictures and find out where I was on a map when I got home haha.
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This is one of the only weaknesses the S100 has Imo. It is a fantastic little camera. Im very pleased.
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376 shots over 3 charges with original canon battery,don't know the exact number per charge.no gps,no continuous af,is set to shoot only and lots of reviewing pictures in camera.
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I was disappointed with my Powershot so plumped for a Nikon S8100. The battery life wasn't much better unfortunately. Didn't count the shots but ran out after medium-intensive use over around 6 hours.
I guess it's the price you pay for compacts getting, well more compact!
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Yes dissapointing but the 3rd party batteries are cheap so grab 3 or 4 , they don't take up much room .
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Default Re: Share your S100 battery life stats!!

When I got this camera, I was worried about battery life. I bought 2 additional batteries, so far, I've never had to go to the third one in a day of shooting.

I'm averaging 180 to 225 shots per battery. That is with video. I do minimal chimping and have display set to turn off after 10 sec not a min. Also, try to keep the screen brightness down.
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