I had a previous version and loved it. It got old and died and I replaced it with the one mentioned above. That was in 2009. It's still going after much use but the lens motor sounds like it's on it's last legs. This is the model:
I have tried some other similarly priced cameras when using my friends' cams on road trips or wherever. Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Olympus, etc. and found that none of them compared when it came to features and quality. The Canon had a very sharp picture and better than the Casio under the right conditions, but nothing else impressed.
It seems like I can't buy the Exilim anymore in the big stores or pretty much anywhere other than Amazon. So it looks like I need to choose something else.
I am willing to spend $200 and obviously want a sharp picture and good shutter speed and typical things like self timer that takes 3 consecutive pics spaced out by a couple of seconds. The Casio could do these things better than any other model I've ever tried. Here are the four things I am looking for with examples of a typical shot I got using the Exilim: