I'm hoping to get a modest digital camera for stepson at Xmas - basic cost around £50 net. He has asked for one with built-in battery rather than separate rechargeables (typically 2x NiMH) but I am sceptical. Surely an internal battery, although convenient to trickle charge, might run-out at a crucial time or become faulty? Also, fewer cameras have these and tend to be more expensive. My inclination is to get one that takes NiMH rechargeables and always have a spare set charged for substitution as neeeded. (The Fujifilm Finepix A850 discussed at http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/275404/fujifilm-finepix-a850-silver-8-1mp-/ looks suitable.)
Any views please on pros and cons of a built-in battery and choice of camera?