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Olympus XZ-1 vs. Canon S100
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Ted E
(Mtn_nut) - MLife

Locale: Morrison, CO
Olympus XZ-1 vs. Canon S100 on 04/28/2012 21:34:30 MDT Print View

So my Sony bit the sand, literally, on a trip in March, and got ruined so I need a new camera for this summer. I've been looking at the S100, and I really like it, but it doesn't have any way for it to be charged via USB. I found the Olympus xZ-1 and it looks like its charging pack has a USB input for charging and also has the larger sensor size and is comparable. It also looks like the Samsung TL500 is also in this same range of cameras with USB charging.

So, does anyone use the XZ-1 or the TL500, or something comparable that is USB chargeable, or should I just stock up on extra batteries while on extended trips and get the S100? I have several long trips planned, and while road tripping it’s MUCH easier for me to charge stuff via USB with my goal zero kit.

thanks

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Olympus XZ-1 vs. Canon S100 on 04/28/2012 22:09:32 MDT Print View

Take a look at this charger :
https://www.lenmar.com/Web/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductID=PPUCLIP
According to Lenmar it will charge the Canon S100 batt (and other 3.6v batt) via USB
Franco
Video clip :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyjkTfUBJz4

Ted E
(Mtn_nut) - MLife

Locale: Morrison, CO
Re: Olympus XZ-1 vs. Canon S100 on 04/28/2012 22:46:56 MDT Print View

cool. i had looked for a USB charger like that but didn't find anything.

looks like staples has them in stock for $6. if thats true than that'll work. how well does that work?

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Olympus XZ-1 vs. Canon S100 on 04/29/2012 00:22:15 MDT Print View

No direct experience but I can't see why it should not work.
(providing you line up the contacts correctly)
If I were still in camera retail I would have been able to find out for sure but I am not ...
Franco

Adam Chambers
(AdamC) - F
Did it work? on 06/12/2012 03:23:03 MDT Print View

Hi,

I am also looking at getting the S100, but am trying to find a USB charging solution. Just wanted to know if you ended up getting the Lenmar device and how well it worked?

Cheers