I don't think there's anything "good" for kids below DSLR, if you are referring to Auto-Focus speed. You should know what you have with the X10, learn how it works including how slow/fast it is, and try to adjust. Set your expectation accordingly for what the camera really is. I myself am still getting the hang of that pre-focus thing. But - it's not the only solution.I'm a little lost. So is the X10 not that good for kids? Seems like it a shoot as much and hope for a few shots kinda camera. Or can it do the pre focus thing too? Newbie to X10.