Creeping back into this forum via a squeaky back door after many, many years of absence, this section caught my eye which didn't exist when I was a contributor in years gone by. I have just bought one of these NEW from a camera shop in Koln, Germany. It is nice and handy when I am touring on a motorcycle, more so than a Dslr. I had a X10 a long while ago and I found it to be useful but all too easy to knock the camera off the chosen settings but this one is far better. However when compared to one of my full frame Nikon Dslrs with the same pixel count the images that contain large amounts of sky when printed to A4 seem to be just a tad noisy. I know the sensor is a lot smaller, but I cannot remember the same appearance of grain with the X10.