If you are looking to buy a camera but have a limited budget, here is a round up of our favourite compact digital cameras reviewed by us, which you can purchase for less than £100, making them ideal for beginners.
1. Olympus SH-21
The Olympus SH-21 features a 3 inch touch screen, 12.5x optical zoom lens, as well as a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, full HD video with stereo sound, as well as a metal body and HDMI, giving it an impressive set of features for a cheap digital camera.
The Samsung WB150F features an impressive 18x optical zoom lens, a metal body, 720p video, manual controls and built in Wi-Fi. Image quality is also good with good colour reproduction, and the camera can share images straight to Facebook and other social network sites.
The Fujifilm FinePix S2980 is likely to appeal to beginners or someone who isn't ready for a more expensive camera but wants to learn how aperture and shutter priority modes work. It has an SLR style design, EVF, manual controls and an 18x optical zoom lens.
The Canon Powershot A3500 IS offers a 5x optical zoom lens, 16 megapixel sensor, image stabilisation, a 3inch screen and built in Wi-Fi, all packed into a compact metal body available in a number of different colours.
The Sony Cyber-shot WX60 offers an 8x optical zoom lens, a 16.2 magapixel backlit CMOS sensor, full HD video recording with stereo sound and an ultra compact metal body available in a number of different colours, including pink as shown here.
The Olympus VR-340 is a pocketable camera with a decent 10x optical zoom, making it an ideal choice for taking pictures on your holidays. Colour reproduction is decent and the VR-340 is easy to grip thanks to the groove at the front.
The Samsung WB30F packs an ample 10x optical zoom, built in Wi-Fi for sharing straight to Facebook and other social network sites, and impressive panoramas making it a respectable camera at this price.
The Canon Powershot SX160 IS features a 16x optical zoom lens and image stabilisation packed into a compact body, and is another camera ideal for beginners. It features a 3inch screen, a 16 megapixel sensor, and takes AA batteries which makes it easy to find replacements when travelling.
The Canon IXUS 132 is an ultra compact camera with an 8x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation, 16 megapixel sensor and a 2.7inch screen on the back, it's available in blue, black, silver and pink.