SSantana75: I remember reading this 'review' sometime ago before buying my x30. I have also had the Sony's RXs and currently also own an LX100 as my other compact. I'm almost certain that if you ask anyone who's owned this camera, or any of the x10/20/30 they'll tell you that although at times the sensor size does make a difference these cameras are a joy to use and shoot and the experience just makes you want to shoot more and more which is not something you hear often about any other cameras. My LX does noticeably better in low light but comes second in the 'fun' category to the Fuji. Handling is fairly close (for me) with the Fuji just edging the Pana out. If the Fuji had better low light performance I'd probably sell the LX so I think a larger-sensor X40 with similar lens specs and body size would take the crown in this category.
I'm curious to know how you find the image quality of the x30 compared to the LX100. I have the LX 100 and am disappointed with the lens once you move away from the very center....? Also, it doesn't seem to get any better as you stop down (about f/4 or wider is best, but f/8 is definitely overall worse!)
I agree also; a bunch of random happy snaps is not useful to see the image quality of a lens.All you need are about 8 or 10 images, of the same subject at a few different apertures, so you can compare apples to apples, and then a few difficult situations (flare, backlight, etc.)If you're going to pay all that money for an f 1.8 lens you probably want to use that aperture, so it's useful to have images shot at 1.8, 2, 2.8 at the least! In this day and age, any plastic kit lens should give you a decent image at f8.Too bad, waste of time really.