If you are looking for a digital camera under £50 from a recognised brand then your choices are limited. The cameras that are available in this price bracket are more basic in the features they offer, but the upside of that is that when you buy a digital camera for under £50 you will be buying a digital camera that is very simple and easy to use.
You can still expect to be able to take decent snapshots, but the limitations of a digital camera in the under £50 price bracket means that the camera is likely to struggle more in lowlight conditions. You may find cameras in this price bracket can be a little slow to react. This can cause problems if you are planning to photograph subjects that are fast moving, but should not pose any issues when you photograph posed shots or subjects that never move.
When it comes to features the camera is almost certain to offer at least 3x zoom and also be able to shoot High Definition movies. LCD screens are usually 2.7 inches in size. You are also likely to fond a camera with at least 12 megapixels. That is plenty for making smaller prints.
The Cybershot DSC W620 is a fairly basic digital camera. Features include a 2.7 inch LCD screen and the ability to shoot High Definition movies. The lens has wide angle capabilities and it is also able produce 360 degree panoramic shots. There is a smile shutter available. This automatically fires off a shot if the camera detects someone is smiling.
The VG-170 is a pocket sized, budget digital camera. It has a wide angle lens, a 3 inch LCD screen and can shoot High Definition movies. In addition it has a 3D still photos mode as well as a function that allows you to charge the battery via a USB connection. This camera is also compatible with Eye-Fi memory cards. These cards can transfer images wirelessly to a computer.
The Finepix AX550 has a 2.7 inch LCD screen and is capable of shooting High Definition Movies. It has social networking features that make it easy for you to upload your photos and movie clips to Facebook and YouTube. It is powered by AA batteries. Other features include a warning is someone blinks in a photo and a smile shutter that takes a picture for you if the camera detects someone is smiling.
The Finepix Z100 is a pocket camera with a bit of extra zoom power. It is simple to use and has a relatively low price tag. Features include the ability to shoot High Definition movies, a macro mode capable of focusing from 5cm away from your subject and a 2.7 inch LCD screen. Fuji have also equipped the Finepix Z100 with image stabilisation.