"Great images at lower ISO"4.0 starson by rowdycheese
Pros: 28 mm wide angle; High burst speed at 2 MP
Cons: Noise (especially above ISO 400)
Summary: Generally, I agree with the CNET review and, having just bought my camera a week ago, I don't have much to add. However, I would like to point out that the FX100 is capable of MUCH higher burst speeds than the review acknowledges.
For example, at 2-megapixel resolution (1600x1200) in "Hi-Speed Burst" mode, I consistently obtained a rate of 8-9 fps. At full 12-megapixel resolution (4000x3000) in fine mode, I obtained a rate of no less than 2 fps.
I achieved these numbers with a 60X 2GB SD card made by PQI (brisk but far from top of the line). If Mr. Ryan has time to reply, it'd be interesting to know how CNET obtained its numbers.
Suggestions for those who are experiencing sub-optimal burst speeds:
1. Make sure your SD card is fast enough (Panasonic recommends speeds of at least 10 MB/s)
2. Format your SD card
3. Make sure the ambient lighting is bright enough for sufficiently quick exposures
4. Make sure your camera is in high-speed burst mode (for 8 fps)
Overall, I'm pretty happy with the FX100. The 28 mm wide angle can be convenient for architecture and indoor shots as well as quick self-portraits while on vacation. Battery life has been excellent. However, if you don't need a wide angle lens or high burst speed, other cameras with less noise or higher optical zoom might better suit your needs.