Hi all. I want to buy my 9yr daughter her own compact p&s as she is always asking to borrow my cameras. I am looking for some advice from you guys here as to what to buy, what have you used etc etc.
I have a budget of around £200 and have found the Canon PowerShot A1100IS. (£159) Now it comes in pink and she likes that but my only gripe with this is it uses two AA batteries in it and not a rechargeable one like in my IXUS.
In the past I have used cameras that use batteries and they don't (haven't) lasted five min's. My mum currently has a compact, a cheap one at that and it goes through batteries like there is no tomorrow so I am a bit put off buying a cam that takes AA's.
Manual control would help too as she is still learning quite a lot so the ability to override the standard settings must be there.
Does anyone use/recommend a compact that fits the bill mentioned above?