And another posting:
Like 99% of the prosumer digicams out there it is slower when it comes to indoor focusing - that's a given and usually also typical for most of Olympus' Camedia digicams in this type of environment. Put on a flash such as the FL36 or the FL50...or even the FL20 and the focusing increases quite a bit indoors.
Am I crazy? How will the fl20 flash help the focus. Like you said, it has no assist lamp. Just a pre-flash for red eye (I assume). It seems to me if you use the camera at 100th/ sec, iso 200-400, f2.8 it will focus on mostanything...