Our Panasonic Lumix point-and-shoot, weather-proof camera has begun showing some signs of wear. Once we saw some scratches begin to develop on the lens cover we quickly started the search for a new “bicycle tour” camera for our photography. And we found a dandy!

The Olympus Stylus 1 (click for an extensive review) has already accompanied us to a number of “winter venues” but has yet to join in a bicycle ride. Any day now though.

Our initial impressions of working with the camera have ranged from “I love this camera” to “hhmmmmm.” We are impressed with the photos displayed on the Stylus screen when we’ve taken images in low lighting WITHOUT the camera’s flash. When we pull up images of people walking on a dark street, they do appear a little grainy at 100% in Photoshop. But seriously, dark street, hand-held without a flash. What would you expect? On the whole the images we’ve captured exceeded our expectations for the camera and the options of settings are extensive. It is not just your average point-and-shoot or phone’s camera.
We’ll post more about our Olympus Stylus 1 as we learn more. And we would appreciate your comments about the most important camera feature to you on a bicycle tour.
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