Problem with my new TL350
I don't think (the focus assist light) comes on if the flash is disabled but correct me if I'm wrong on that
I think you're wrong on that.
I would definitely try the new firmware, I know it affects AF function during video.
And, for taking pics with point and shoots, I've become trained to pre-focus. Half-press the shutter before you think a picture moment is about to happen, and then you'll be ready when it happens.
|Blue and yellow in water by fireplace33|
from Ink and water
|Kylmä joki kopio by Kaappo|
from Shutter speed 1/25 or slower
|WR_2.8_13 copy copy by photoprof|