"The BEST camera I ever owned! Fantastic point & click."5.0 starson by wgs.arkitek
Pros: Great HD1080 movies & point & click. Really is a high-end function feature rich. Turn off the LCD, use the break-though eye piece to capture a scene. great 360 degree pic capture & auto stitching with the LCD. Has best macro 1 cm close-up I'v
Cons: Yes it does have a sensitive back dial that is on the small side. Its rotating ring is also sensitive. The center button is also to small. - just use a light touch and it works great. Use a fat finger onto it, it becomes a real big problem.
Summary: For $600 this is a bargain. Highly recommend having another $70 - 100 available. Do your homework on reading professional reviews (not magazine) on the X10 and alternative accessories. I bought everything on Amazon, including the X10.
You can start point & click after a short review of how the X10 works.
I encourage you to sit down and try out the many functions indoors and outdoors. I really came in handy once I was out and about. Expect mistakes. This is a pro camera in noobi hands
Most people will not read the manual - this is a fine instrument. Read how to use it BEFORE you use it out and about for the first time. I spent $3 on Amazon for a lens cap with tether. Also bought a 28mm ring for better protection and hood to provide better control of lighting. Do not by Fuji assessories. Do a little searching on X10 accessories and you can get the same all metal Fuji accessories and batteries all for 100 including charges and 16GB class 10 SD card. Buy Fuji and spend well over 200. Recommend SanDisk SD cards and they must be HDSD class 10 (read the manual) and x10 startup is fast. Many of the advanced features include multiple frames a second - but only if you have a card that is fast.
X10 supports both RAW and JPG. Fuji software is not designed to edit. Use it to convert if you want. I use Gimp on Macintosh. Gimp also runs on Windoze and Linux. It is the free open source equivalent to Adobe Photoshop. I take all my pictures at the highest resolution available. Then edit and reduce the size with little loss in fidelity.
I have taken approx. 225 hi-def photos plus 7 minutes of HD video with audio over 3 hours without a battery check. This was on Christmas. Was still taking pictures on the same battery that came with the X10 after a full day of holiday pictures. Just READ the manual on how to set up the first charge and use. It will save you much time. So far my $20 - 2500ma backup replacement has not been used due running out of juice on my Fuji battery.
READ the Manual - I had to put that in as a con, because most people I know do not believe in learning anything new.