So, after digging around Best Buy, I found a s100 box mixed with the s95 boxes. With the exception of the bottom right corner label that said S100, the box looks identical to the old one... Guess which box I took to the counter?
A painting taped to the wall.
constant 60w lightbulb as sole light source in the hallway
camera Tripoded on the floor
s95: F/4 at 50mm (35mm equiv) at ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200. Shutter speed was halved at each step to try to maintain consistent exposure. WB set to tungten.
S100: F/4 at 50mm (35mm equiv) at ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400. Shutter speed was halved at each step to try to maintain consistent exposure. WB set to tungten.
Getting the photos was the easy part. I slide the SD card into the laptop and Lightroom starts up... and then proceeds to tell me it doesn't recognize the S100 raw files... !! Neither does Microsoft's codec... Neither does DPP... ... ... A little bit of thinking later, I KNOW THE CD! I find the CD that came with the camera and saw that it comes with DPP 3.11. That should do the trick. Only, I have a CULV (lenovo x201) which means: no CD drive... I then go dig for my desktop which is currently in storage in my garage (i'm in the process of moving). Use desktop to create ISO image of the DPP disk. Copy ISO to laptop, mount and install. YAY can finally open raw files!
Edit: Due to limited space, the photos have been taken down
If you have any questions or have any specific test you would like me to do, let me know. Depending upon how late I'm up tonight I may entertain your request
I'm going to play with the camera some more before I post my initial thoughts about it.