So after over a month of use the x10 has turned into a firm favourite as my main walk-about camera and generally I no longer take out the DSLR. Generally I'm more than pleased with the results I get from this little camera & it is a pleasure to be able to just slip it over my shoulder and put a small 'amoured' SD card case (which holds 4 cards & 2 batteries) in my back pocket and I'm ready to go. Battery life has improved dramatically - a combination of the cells themselves reaching optimum performance and me not checking every single shot and switching the camera off between shot.
It hasn't replaced the DSLR completely, I don't find it at all satisfactory for 'studio' work - especially still life, but just about OK for a bit of portraiture.
Still mostly taking pictures, plus listeing to music or watching films. On my last outing with the camera and lenses I got a bit fed-up with constantly changing from wide angle to mid and long telephoto options. Now my Sigma 18-125mm lens developed an auto focus fault (in so much as it didn't anymore) so I thought I'd replace it as it is IMO the idea 'walk-about' lens. However for a bit more I felt that perhaps a really good compact might be a better option - as long as it had full manual and a few other facilities, so now I'm trying out a Fuji X10 - so expect a dedicated gallery section soon and some of my thoughts on this rather complex compact shortly.
Born in 1956 (so getting on a bit now) I'm married and have two wonderful children we all live in Devon in the South West of England - on the Cornish border.