Your first car may have been an old heap and your first place more a hovel than a home, but there is no reason for your first camera not to live up to expectation if you purchase an Olympus FE-120.
This first rate camera for beginners is packed full of the kind of features your more experienced digital camera using friends will be impressed by. Its 6.0 mega pixel resolution makes sure pictures have pinpoint clarity even while the camera gets close up with a 3x zoom lens. Its Super Macro technology allows even the tiniest detail to be captured up close, from just 2cms away. So if you are honing your photographic skills on the British countryside you will be able to capture close up every petal and leaf.