I have a Nikon Coolpix, and though it takes great quality pictures, it acts up sometimes and delays to take the pictures. And sometimes when I turn it on, the screen stays black and I have to turn it off and turn it back on again, which is just annoying.
My dad has a Kodak Easyshare or whatever and it’s garbage. We stand there smiling like idiots for a minute before he can take and save the pictures. He got it on black Friday clearance for $80, though, so you get what you pay for.
My sister has a Sony Cybershot, and though it takes the lowest quality pictures out of all of ours, it is definitely the best. It takes the pictures fast and in good enough quality (7.5 megapixels is really all you need). I think it’s the only camera we own that I’d actually recommend.