i tried once with canon g2 at widest = 35mm, no flash, manual focus at 3m (dof 1.18m to 6.46m at f2.8) from the band performing. find it is good enough. shot in raw because of the color strobes.
what i really would like to use is if fuji make a f30 with manual mode at iso800 (g2 max out at iso400) to get dof of 1.07m to 14.5m at f4 at 36mm focus at 2m with super low noise. not to mention the small size compare to dslr.