Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 review
Picture quality is fine, on par with my SD10 and SD30, though the colors seemed a bit more washed out. Startup and autofocus speed is good (faster than my SD10 and SD30). ISO 1250 is definitely usable, as long as your goal is to capture your friends doing something dumb without a flash as opposed to taking pretty indoor shots.
The ISO goes to 1250 without "enhancement" (which isn't automatic). If you turn off the flash in a dark place, the camera will still try and use a low ISO and just take the picture for longer. There's no way to bias the camera towards a fast shutter speed.
Shot to shot speed is abysmal--Almost ten seconds in some cases. I tried it at 7MP (large photos) and 0.3MP (tiny photos) with both internal memory and an SD card and it was still pretty close to ten seconds each time (perhaps the bottleneck is processing the image and not writing the data?). The continuous shot mode does NOT work with a flash.
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