Just bought myself a new 5 mega pixel , 3 x optical zoom Vivitar 5388 on ebay for under £40. New and with 1G SD card , batteries and case. Pictures aren’t bad at all. OK it’s got a plastic body not metal like some of the other more expensive models. It’s a bit slower to focus too. But as a backup or beach camera it’s fantastic value.

Here’s a sample image:

:Vivitar 5388 Sample