I would buy one if it had "Disney Magic" written on the front element.
I've found your instructions just after I've figured out this all DR and resolution stuff by myself. And I have exactly the same observations as you. X10 seems to be a 6-mp camera with exceptionaly good DR and low light capabilities which, at a pinch, can turn into 12-mp camera with performance at least similar to the competition.
Mike Paterson: isaacimages,What HDR feature?I've done a search in the X10's Manual for HDR and I can't find anything.
There is no such feature in X10.