If you're primarily worried about two things in a beginner-level digital camera -- a low price and good image quality -- the PowerShot A2400 from Canon may be a perfect camera for you.
It can be found for less than $150, and my Canon PowerShot A2400 review shows a model that shoots pretty good photos. However, if your needs for a camera go beyond those basic desires mentioned above, you probably are going to be a bit disappointed in this model, no matter how inexpensively you can find it on the market.
To learn exactly how the strengths and weaknesses of the A2400 match up with your photography needs, click the link above and read my full review of the A2400.
Photo courtesy Canon