Sorry. Newbies asking about PnS and not DSLR. Hope won't get flamed here.

Wanting to upgrade my old Sony DSC-S600 6MP digital camera (Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens and Sony HAD CCD) bought in 2006 for a basic PnS under $200 because newer cameras are slimmer and smaller and less bulky to carry around. Not a photographer who tweaks settings for best shots and usually just shoot auto.

Saw cheap Fujifilm FinePix AV100 ($99) / AX200 ($129) at Fairprice Xtra. Both 12MP cameras with AX200 having 5x optical zoom vs. 3x optical zoom for AV100.

Their specs as below.

AV100: http://www.fujifilm.com/products/dig...finepix_av100/
AX200: http://www.fujifilm.com.sg/products/...finepix_ax200/

Any comments or other better products around this price range for consideration? Are Fujifilm entry level cameras good? Or there must be a reason for being cheap?