I have the Dimage X and its fine for what I want it for. I carry it around with me all the time so I can take photos of my kids whenever I want to. The optical view finder does not show the full image but I just generally cut it close because I know the picture will be wider than what I see. Outdoor image quality is great. Indoor tends to be too red and sometimes a little unperdictable. Once you get used to navigating through the menus its not a problem. I guess you are trading off some things for the compact size. And it really is compact. But if your having doubts, why not a F100? Its not much more and its still pretty compact and gets great reviews.