If you just want to take nice snaps and you?re not going to enlarge them much bigger than enprint size (6x4in), any model with at least 3 megapixels will suffice.

More megapixels will allow you to crop into the shot and still get a good-quality print.

DO Stick with the recognisable brands, handle the camera first, and check the speed and responsiveness of the camera. This is one area where budget cameras often fall down.

DON?T Spend much less than £100, buy obscure brands, or buy mail order without seeing and holding the camera.

LOOK OUT FOR Canon A410, Fujifi lm A345