Hi, I recently purchased an X10, as I was looking for a compact camera that could give me something more than point-and-shoot auto-everything. I was going to stick with Canon (I have the 40D, and prior to that the 10D and, at various times, a G3 and A95) and go for the G1X, but decided to get the cheaper X10 for now. I am slowly getting used to the different menus and the 'compactness' of it. I have tried various settings, all with very decent results. I think this will be my only camera on my next holiday, rather than carrying the weight of the dSLR, and avoiding all the hassle involved with flight luggage allowances. Good to find a forum dedicated to this camera, and looking forward to learning lots from all of you.