I've been wanting a new P&S to replace my old Canon SD1000 and have been going back and forth between S95 and S100. I'm sad that I missed out on the deal for the S95 but love the wider and longer focal length and ability to zoom in video in the S100. So I just placed my order for a Canon S100 since I signed up for the Chase Freedom card which gives me $300 cashback if I spend $500 within the first 3 months. $430 for the camera with $13 cashback, free shipping and no tax for $417. After the $300 cashback, camera would technically cost me $217. Not bad at all.
During my search, I've been reading lots of reviews and comparisons between the S95 and S100 before I placed my order. I've read about the poor battery life and I'm not the type to purchase aftermarket batteries as I prefer OEM. I know the S100 uses NB-5L which is used in other P&S cameras.
Does anyone have any recommendations? I've read people talking about Lenmar, Powwer (SterlingTek). I've also contemplated batteries from eBay that range between $4-7 and some have said they were pretty good.
I plan on posting my review on the battery I get as well as the camera on my site when I've gotten to play with it. I can't wait for the camera to come (mid/late January)