Casio has been a favorite brand among frugal shoppers for quite some time, and its affordable Exilim EX-Z35 point-and-shoot is a nice camera at a good price. CNET says in a Casio Exilim camera review that the EX-Z35 has a nice design and good features and takes good photos in bright light. However, the photo quality suffers in low light. Steve's Digicams notes in a review that the camera is easy to use but the photos lack sharpness and clarity.
The resolution on the Casio Exilim EX-Z35 is 12.1 megapixels, and the camera has a 3x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom, typical for cameras in this price range. You'll find a 2.5-inch LCD on the back of this camera, which can store photos on SD and SDHC cards.
We wish the photo quality on the Exilim EX-Z35 was a little better. This camera is a cinch to use, so it's good for beginners, but even beginners want a camera that can consistently deliver decent images.