Overall it is a good camera. The only real downside to it is that the flash is too weak, however, the image stabilizer feature is their answer to this. Ehhhh, I don't think it really makes up for it. The stabilizer is great when you are outdoors in dim light shooting landscapes, not indoors photographing a big family group and not getting enough flash coverage.
Here is Minoltas layout of the camera.
The Konica-Minolta DiMAGE X1 employs an 8-megapixel, 1/1.8-type CCD (the highest resolution currently available in compact digital cameras), along with a "non-protruding" 3x optical zoom lens that delivers a lens focal length of 7.7 to 23.1 mm (equivalent to 37 to 111 mm in 35 mm format). To take full advantage of this incredible resolution, the X1 integrates the CxProcess III Image Processing Technology, Konica Minolta's top image processing technology that renders images as natural-looking as they appear to your eye. The DiMAGE X1 also offers Anti-Shake functioning to help reduce the effects of camera shake, ensuring clear, steady shots of scenes that are otherwise difficult to shoot by hand such as in low light situations or indoors.
On the back, the DiMAGE X1 is equipped with a large, 2.5-inch LCD monitor that features a Bright LCD backlight function, which lets you adjust the LCD brightness as needed with the simple touch of a button. The LCD monitor also offers enhanced easy cleaning thanks to a protective acrylic covering.
The design features of the DiMAGE X1 present high appeal for users who value not only amazing performance, but also sophisticated design. A sleek, metallic elegance makes the X1 impossible to resist, while smooth round edges fit neatly in your palm, giving you ease of use, familiarity and comfort in hand.