When there are pros, there are cons. Sometimes though the pros can outweigh the cons, so it's not all that bad. Before covering what I did not particularly like about the Olympus Stylus 1030SW, I will first mention what I loved about it.
I loved the fact that I could tote the digital camera along wherever I went, no matter what the environment was. The camera is a rugged outdoors camera, designed to be used and abused. I particularly liked that I did not have to worry about handing the camera over to a child to let him or her play with it.
I also loved the stunning photos that the camera took. On regular auto mode the camera took very, very stunning photographs. Jaw dropping even. Panorama mode especially opened up a new world of photograph wonder for me. Initially I had never had any experience with panorama photos, and with just a few short moments of practice I was taking stunning wide screen photo shots.
I adored that nearly all of my underwater photographs came out looking exactly as I wanted them to. Colors shined through richly and bright demanding attention.
I loved the fact that after I took a photograph I could choose how I wanted the photograph to save. Bright light, more red, more blue hues. The choices made taking a bad photograph impossible. Being able to adjust colors right smack on the Stylus' screen was a huge benefit, and it saved me a ton of time considering the fact that I did not have to edit photos on a computer at a later time.
The fact that the 1030SW came with a rechargeable base that was small enough to bring along with me on vacation, yet large enough as to where I would not loose track of it.
Another feature that I love about the camera is that it loads up very quickly in order for me to begin snapping away at candid moments.
Taking an excellent sport shot is done simply with the point and shoot feature which allows me to take pictures continuously till I lift my finger from the shot button. There is no reason to miss one spectacular moment, and that is what I love the most.
-Turn to the next page to read about some of the flaws I found in the Olympus Stylus 1030SW