These photos were taken during a vernissage (more information below) I enjoyed a lot.
There are four things which were beneficial in this case:
The camera is silent.
There was no flash required.
The manual controls almost eliminated the need to go through the menu for adjustments.
The small size made the camera much less intrusive than a DSLR would have been.
The first two photos were taken before the performance, the third during the performance. The other photos are shown here
The in-camera b/w rendering does a good job as can be seen above, but it does not replace a good post-processing.
All photos taken at the vernissage " schneesturm "
Feb 3rd, 2012 at the Gallery Patrizia Zewe, München. Thanks for the permission to show these photos.