I have been monitoring and watching all the hub bub about the apparent problem.. do you think that some of the earliest production models had this problem and Fuji saw it and corrected the problem immediately on later models on the assembly line and shipped it out the door? I'm a total Rookie here.. but I got mine just a week ago, and I have tried everything at ISO 100 etc.. but no problem.. just a thought.. sometimes automobile and other manufactures have a problem with a product, but correct it and keep on moving.. so bottom line maybe is - if you got one on first produced models, you may have that disease and if you were fortunate and received the most recent revised version you are OK.. I think that could be a possibility.. but what do I know! LOL.. My Serial Number on my X10 is:14A02886.. check yours - and if yours is lower, that may be it.. if it is higher and you have the problem.. well.. ! I still love my X10!