Thanks for reply.
I know that perth is on the other side of the country, but I didn't expect price difference?!
My friend from US got one and he told me that IQ is more than decent (for him)
As I’m pretty inexperienced (thus not expecting wonders) in this field I believe this camera would be OK for me. if you give me Canon 5d I would probably got same or worse results
so I can practice with this one
I really need it for family events and soon for kids
some of the images will probably end up printed on classic size photos so I really do not care for 100% crops from a 10 MP image.
..And some short 720p videos…
I know that you are right about waiting for more reviews and that is wiser to buy P100 or SX1 but I had some great times with Fuji cam – call it brand loyalty. (but I must say I was pretty lucky with this kind of impulse-acquisitions --- I have I hunch this is good camera with bad firmware and lot of users who did not bother to read the manual.
Some of images I saw on different forums are really good.
My opinion is that people expected, like you said, magic, thanks to Fuji marketing.
Price in Australia is 600 AUD (i saw few online stores), which is still much cheaper than here. can you confirm this price. Can you find HS10 in stores, or just on-line?
It would be great If you could suggest some other camera with min.10x manual zoom with 720p video.