Summary: Casio's latest inexpensive camera, the Exilim EX-Z16, is a thin, stylish model that you'll find for less than $100 . And my Casio EX-Z16 review shows that, while the Z16 suffers from some common problems for cameras in this price range, it has a few features that make it a pretty good value.
For example, the Z16's LCD is sharp and bright, and it doesn't suffer from the screen glare that's common with budget-priced cameras.
Pros: Camera body is thin and stylish, LCD has very little glare outdoors, and it's bright and sharp, Camera is pretty easy to use, making it good for beginners, Image quality is pretty good most of the time, and most photos taken in good light are sharp, Flash works well from a few feet away to several feet away
Cons: Focus is inconsistent in low light, and camera has no focus assist lamp, Only a 3X zoom lens, and it does not move smoothly through zoom levels, Overall focus is a little inconsistent, Flash tends to wash out close-up photos, Shutter lag is noticeable in low light photos