Geez, I don't like what I am reading on these posts. I just mailed my camera to be repaired by Casio authorized repair center!!
The problem is that the built-in flash quit working. So I am praying they will not quote me some 250 bucks to fix it.
It's a nifty little camera but what good is it if the service is not satisfactory. I am about to spring for Sony F707 and I think that high quote from Casio will make it happen quicker. Thanks for everyones' comments, they were quite helpful.