Anyone used a Vivicam 4090?

Looking for a cheap digital camera to get for a few of for a primary, so it doesn't have to be anything too great and the simpler the better. Want to avoid optical zooms or anything where the lens motors out as the "zooms" keep getting whacked, knackering the camera.

What about their 50XX range or the 5188? Anyone know if they are digital zoom only?

The Vivitar I have at home (for Mme LeMarchand's use) has a flash that would blind the children for days and bleaches any picture it is needed for, so I'm a little wary of just going out and buying a bunch of them.

Of course, if anyone has any cheap, no-optical-zoom recommendations...