Nikon Coolpix S4150
At £140 the Nikon Coolpix S4150 isn't the cheapest camera in the compact range, but it does have some pleasing options and takes decent pictures while in auto mode. For anyone looking for more control over what they're shooting however they may find the lack of options frustrating and limiting.
It's a small camera, great for a first time buyer or someone who doesn't want the hassle of a thousand menu options. It's got a good all round auto option, with some interesting scene modes for the more adventurous.
The touch screen really needs to be better. It's clunky at best and completely unresponsive at worst. The lack of manual control will put off more serious users and its performance in low light left a lot to be desired.
This is a good camera to sling into a bag or to quickly pack away for the beach, coping well in most ordinary, every day situations. However, using the touchscreen is frustrating for those used to the ease of something like the iPhone, which will be enough to put some off, but if you can live with the stylus this is a good all round camera.