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Browse the top-ranked list of Beginner Cameras below along with associated reviews and opinions.

Browse the top-ranked list of Beginner Cameras below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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    "wow !...In love...Good for a beginner....The only thing that I don't find to be at the same level of a dslr is taking pictures of action, as there's a slight delay in the electronic viewfinder and the auto focusing of the camera seems to take ever so slightly longer and harder to find the subject with fast unpredictable motion (e.g. children), so I have to anticipate the action and time the shot as to when I think the best moment might be."

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    Featuring a 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens, this Sony a6000 24.3-megapixel mirrorless camera lets you take up-close shots of faraway subjects in crisp, sharp detail. Fast shooting up to 11 fps helps you follow the action. Memory card sold separately.
    $499.99
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    "wow !...In love...Good for a beginner....The only thing that I don't find to be at the same level of a dslr is taking pictures of action, as there's a slight delay in the electronic viewfinder and the auto focusing of the camera seems to take ever so slightly longer and harder to find the subject with fast unpredictable motion (e.g. children), so I have to anticipate the action and time the shot as to when I think the best moment might be."

    "Good for a beginner."

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    Featuring a 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens, this Sony a6000 24.3-megapixel mirrorless camera lets you take up-close shots of faraway subjects in crisp, sharp detail. Fast shooting up to 11 fps helps you follow the action. Memory card sold separately.
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    "wow !...It's ok...good camera for a beginner...I had my mind set on a cannon going in then the guy at the store showed me the Sony and I looked in to it and it was great it is worth the buy I'm not a huge camera guy but I starting to get In to it its is worth it"

    "good camera for a beginner"

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    Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Camera with 16–50mm Retractable Lens: Start capturing realistic images and HD video footage for yourself or your clients with the Sony Alpha a6000, which features a 24.3-megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor and comes with a 16–50mm lens that's lightweight for easy transport. When you're all set, just connect your devices via the camera's built-in Wi-Fi to share photos with loved ones. Memory card sold separately.
    $499.99
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    Was $649.99
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    "wow !...It's ok...good camera for a beginner...I had my mind set on a cannon going in then the guy at the store showed me the Sony and I looked in to it and it was great it is worth the buy I'm not a huge camera guy but I starting to get In to it its is worth it"

    "good camera for a beginner"

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    Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Camera with 16–50mm Retractable Lens: Start capturing realistic images and HD video footage for yourself or your clients with the Sony Alpha a6000, which features a 24.3-megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor and comes with a 16–50mm lens that's lightweight for easy transport. When you're all set, just connect your devices via the camera's built-in Wi-Fi to share photos with loved ones. Memory card sold separately.
  3. Top comment

    "5 star...Not bad...Great camera for a beginner...Picture quality overall is not quite as good as I had hoped- I found that the best pictures came from using Program mode with -1/3 exposure compensation and vivid colors, but the camera still has a tendency to overexpose in bright light, and colors appear to be slightly off, especially greens which look slightly yellow."

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    The high-sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4+ image processor of this Canon PowerShot SX530 HS digital camera combine to form the HS SYSTEM, which helps enhance quality in low-light conditions, so you can capture the shot you want, wherever you are. Memory card sold separately.
    $229.99
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    "5 star...Not bad...Great camera for a beginner...Picture quality overall is not quite as good as I had hoped- I found that the best pictures came from using Program mode with -1/3 exposure compensation and vivid colors, but the camera still has a tendency to overexpose in bright light, and colors appear to be slightly off, especially greens which look slightly yellow."

    "Great camera for a beginner"

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    The high-sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4+ image processor of this Canon PowerShot SX530 HS digital camera combine to form the HS SYSTEM, which helps enhance quality in low-light conditions, so you can capture the shot you want, wherever you are. Memory card sold separately.
  4. Top comment

    "Not bad...In love...Great camera for a beginner....I would have to say that this is the best camera that I have ever purchased it takes phenomenal photos and it still compact enough to travel with and not feel as if you have an entire suitcase to cart with you to take good photos The features on the camera are awesome and the zoom lens that it did come with in the bundle does an amazing job and taking close up and personal shots from a distance."

    "Great camera for a beginner."

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    Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Camera with 16–50mm and 55–210mm Lenses: With its 24.3-megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor and interchangeable lenses, this mirrorless camera allows you to capture sharp, realistic pictures for yourself or your clients. If you want to share stored photos, simply connect wireless devices to the camera's built-in Wi-Fi. Memory card sold separately.
    $649.99
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    "Not bad...In love...Great camera for a beginner....I would have to say that this is the best camera that I have ever purchased it takes phenomenal photos and it still compact enough to travel with and not feel as if you have an entire suitcase to cart with you to take good photos The features on the camera are awesome and the zoom lens that it did come with in the bundle does an amazing job and taking close up and personal shots from a distance."

    "Great camera for a beginner."

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    Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Camera with 16–50mm and 55–210mm Lenses: With its 24.3-megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor and interchangeable lenses, this mirrorless camera allows you to capture sharp, realistic pictures for yourself or your clients. If you want to share stored photos, simply connect wireless devices to the camera's built-in Wi-Fi. Memory card sold separately.
  5. Top comment

    "5 Stars...Love it...Great for Beginners...I bought this camera at meijer's I love how it takes video's of the moon I wanted to get a camera that was cheap but good enough to take pictures of the moon other than that I can't use the Wi-Fi on it for my phone but I don't really care about that but I do love the camera so far"

    "Great for Beginners"

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    Capture vivid, high-quality images with this Nikon Coolpix camera. Automated scene modes frame images in many shooting conditions, while its 40x zoom provides powerful zoom capabilities for its compact size. This Nikon Coolpix camera is powered by AA batteries, letting you take it on the go, and it can share and transfer images via Bluetooth.
    $259.99
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    "5 Stars...Love it...Great for Beginners...I bought this camera at meijer's I love how it takes video's of the moon I wanted to get a camera that was cheap but good enough to take pictures of the moon other than that I can't use the Wi-Fi on it for my phone but I don't really care about that but I do love the camera so far"

    "Great for Beginners"

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    Capture vivid, high-quality images with this Nikon Coolpix camera. Automated scene modes frame images in many shooting conditions, while its 40x zoom provides powerful zoom capabilities for its compact size. This Nikon Coolpix camera is powered by AA batteries, letting you take it on the go, and it can share and transfer images via Bluetooth.
  6. Top comment

    "5 Stars...Love it...Great for Beginners...This camera is great I took it to a concert and although I was by the back and everybody had their smart phones in hand I was able to use it straight in the air with the adjustable face looking down at me so I never had to guess what I was recording!"

    "Great for Beginners"

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    Share and transfer images easily with this Nikon Coolpix camera, equipped with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and NFC technology. The high-definition tilting LCD screen lets you take pictures in unique angles, review and edit images and navigate around the menu. This 16-megapixel Nikon Coolpix camera takes vibrant images and supports recording of Full HD videos.
    $259.99
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    "5 Stars...Love it...Great for Beginners...This camera is great I took it to a concert and although I was by the back and everybody had their smart phones in hand I was able to use it straight in the air with the adjustable face looking down at me so I never had to guess what I was recording!"

    "Great for Beginners"

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    Share and transfer images easily with this Nikon Coolpix camera, equipped with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and NFC technology. The high-definition tilting LCD screen lets you take pictures in unique angles, review and edit images and navigate around the menu. This 16-megapixel Nikon Coolpix camera takes vibrant images and supports recording of Full HD videos.
  7. Top comment

    "So fun...In love...Great beginner camera...This Christmas I bought the 7 mini I was happy with it and thought it was a fine camera but after seeing this one at best buy I thought to myself maybe ive made the wrong decision so I picked this guy up the very same day and I dont regret it, I returned the 7 mini after seeing the improvements this has made from it, the button as opposed to puilling the camera out to turn it on the light meter to show the recommended lighting setting."

    "Great beginner camera"

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    Take high-quality photos with this Fujifilm mini camera. Its high-key mode lets you take brighter pictures, making it great for portraits, and its viewfinder provides a better view of your subject, so you can take the best photo. This Fujifilm mini camera has a slim, light body, so it's easy to carry around.
    $59.99
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    Was $69.99
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    "So fun...In love...Great beginner camera...This Christmas I bought the 7 mini I was happy with it and thought it was a fine camera but after seeing this one at best buy I thought to myself maybe ive made the wrong decision so I picked this guy up the very same day and I dont regret it, I returned the 7 mini after seeing the improvements this has made from it, the button as opposed to puilling the camera out to turn it on the light meter to show the recommended lighting setting."

    "Great beginner camera"

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    Take high-quality photos with this Fujifilm mini camera. Its high-key mode lets you take brighter pictures, making it great for portraits, and its viewfinder provides a better view of your subject, so you can take the best photo. This Fujifilm mini camera has a slim, light body, so it's easy to carry around.
  8. Top comment

    "So fun...Love it...Great for beginners...This Christmas I bought the 7 mini I was happy with it and thought it was a fine camera but after seeing this one at best buy I thought to myself maybe ive made the wrong decision so I picked this guy up the very same day and I dont regret it, I returned the 7 mini after seeing the improvements this has made from it, the button as opposed to puilling the camera out to turn it on the light meter to show the recommended lighting setting."

    "Great for beginners"

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    Remember joyful moments with this Fujifilm instax Mini 9 instant camera. It's lightweight and portable to accompany you on adventures, and the automatic exposure measurement ensures bright images. The high-key mode softens the look of portraits, while the improved viewfinder on this Fujifilm instax Mini 9 instant camera provides greater viewing clarity.
    $59.99
    Save $10
    Was $69.99
    Top comment

    "So fun...Love it...Great for beginners...This Christmas I bought the 7 mini I was happy with it and thought it was a fine camera but after seeing this one at best buy I thought to myself maybe ive made the wrong decision so I picked this guy up the very same day and I dont regret it, I returned the 7 mini after seeing the improvements this has made from it, the button as opposed to puilling the camera out to turn it on the light meter to show the recommended lighting setting."

    "Great for beginners"

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    Remember joyful moments with this Fujifilm instax Mini 9 instant camera. It's lightweight and portable to accompany you on adventures, and the automatic exposure measurement ensures bright images. The high-key mode softens the look of portraits, while the improved viewfinder on this Fujifilm instax Mini 9 instant camera provides greater viewing clarity.
  9. Top comment

    "Not bad...Love It...Great beginner camera...My husband bought me this camera for my birthday...I started taking photography as a hobby, but I was only shooting in Superior or intelligent mode...I met a few people in my travels who were giving me pointers on manual photography a few youtube video later and some photography web sites I taught myself how to take pictures using all the features this camera has... what an awesome purchase!!!"

    "Great beginner camera"

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    Sony Alpha a5100 Mirrorless Camera with 16–50mm Retractable Lens: If you're looking to impress your clients or capture realistic photos of important moments in your life, the Sony Alpha a5100 can help you make it happen. It features a 24.3-megapixel CMOS sensor that reproduces images with rich details and comes with a 16–50mm lens to get you started shooting. Share photos with your friends and family by connecting your smartphone or other device using the camera's built-in Wi-Fi. Memory card sold separately.
    $449.99
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    Was $549.99
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    "Not bad...Love It...Great beginner camera...My husband bought me this camera for my birthday...I started taking photography as a hobby, but I was only shooting in Superior or intelligent mode...I met a few people in my travels who were giving me pointers on manual photography a few youtube video later and some photography web sites I taught myself how to take pictures using all the features this camera has... what an awesome purchase!!!"

    "Great beginner camera"

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    Sony Alpha a5100 Mirrorless Camera with 16–50mm Retractable Lens: If you're looking to impress your clients or capture realistic photos of important moments in your life, the Sony Alpha a5100 can help you make it happen. It features a 24.3-megapixel CMOS sensor that reproduces images with rich details and comes with a 16–50mm lens to get you started shooting. Share photos with your friends and family by connecting your smartphone or other device using the camera's built-in Wi-Fi. Memory card sold separately.
  10. Top comment

    "4 stars...Love It...great beginner camera...My husband bought me this camera for my birthday...I started taking photography as a hobby, but I was only shooting in Superior or intelligent mode...I met a few people in my travels who were giving me pointers on manual photography a few youtube video later and some photography web sites I taught myself how to take pictures using all the features this camera has... what an awesome purchase!!!"

    "great beginner camera"

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    Sony Alpha a5100 Mirrorless Camera with 16–50mm Retractable Lens: If you're looking to impress your clients or capture realistic photos of important moments in your life, the Sony Alpha a5100 can help you make it happen. It features a 24.3-megapixel CMOS sensor that reproduces images with rich details and comes with a 16–50mm lens to get you started shooting. Share photos with your friends and family by connecting your smartphone or other device using the camera's built-in Wi-Fi. Memory card sold separately.
    $449.99
    Save $100
    Was $549.99
    Top comment

    "4 stars...Love It...great beginner camera...My husband bought me this camera for my birthday...I started taking photography as a hobby, but I was only shooting in Superior or intelligent mode...I met a few people in my travels who were giving me pointers on manual photography a few youtube video later and some photography web sites I taught myself how to take pictures using all the features this camera has... what an awesome purchase!!!"

    "great beginner camera"

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    Sony Alpha a5100 Mirrorless Camera with 16–50mm Retractable Lens: If you're looking to impress your clients or capture realistic photos of important moments in your life, the Sony Alpha a5100 can help you make it happen. It features a 24.3-megapixel CMOS sensor that reproduces images with rich details and comes with a 16–50mm lens to get you started shooting. Share photos with your friends and family by connecting your smartphone or other device using the camera's built-in Wi-Fi. Memory card sold separately.
  11. Top comment

    "Not bad...LOVE IT...Easy to use for beginners...In reviewing my pictures post vacation, it occurs to me that in as much as the pictures weren't what I was "shooting for" the picture quality in most is excellent."

    "Easy to use for beginners"

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    This Sony DSC-H300 digital camera's 20.1-megapixel, 1/2.3" Super HAD CCD sensor enables you to take sharp photographs and video footage of subjects and scenes. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps ensure clear image capture. Memory card sold separately.
    $178.99
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    "Not bad...LOVE IT...Easy to use for beginners...In reviewing my pictures post vacation, it occurs to me that in as much as the pictures weren't what I was "shooting for" the picture quality in most is excellent."

    "Easy to use for beginners"

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    This Sony DSC-H300 digital camera's 20.1-megapixel, 1/2.3" Super HAD CCD sensor enables you to take sharp photographs and video footage of subjects and scenes. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps ensure clear image capture. Memory card sold separately.
  12. Top comment

    "Love it...Nice one...Great camera for a beginner...I am a real estate broker and I need a camera that is better that my phone, this fits the bill, its small enough to carry and take great photos which I can download easily to my software program."

    "Great camera for a beginner"

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    With Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, this 20.1-megapixel Sony DSC-W830 digital camera allows you to take crisp, blur-free pictures, even with shaky hands. The high-definition movie mode lets you preserve special moments in vibrant 720p resolution. Memory card sold separately.
    $118.99
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    Was $119.99
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    "Love it...Nice one...Great camera for a beginner...I am a real estate broker and I need a camera that is better that my phone, this fits the bill, its small enough to carry and take great photos which I can download easily to my software program."

    "Great camera for a beginner"

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    With Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, this 20.1-megapixel Sony DSC-W830 digital camera allows you to take crisp, blur-free pictures, even with shaky hands. The high-definition movie mode lets you preserve special moments in vibrant 720p resolution. Memory card sold separately.
  13. Top comment

    "5 stars...Love it...Great camera for a beginner...this is my second canon camera.the first one lasted 5 years and then the shutter for the lens stopped opening.knowing how great the pics were I bought this one and am glad I did.the battery is the same in both as well as the charging unit so now I have double the battery life.don't let it's small size sway your decision to purchase this great camera."

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    Experience quality photographic performance from this Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 point-and-shoot camera's 20.0-megapixel sensor. A large expandable ISO range and aperture let you adjust to your shooting environment. Memory card sold separately.
    $109.99
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    Was $119.99
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    "5 stars...Love it...Great camera for a beginner...this is my second canon camera.the first one lasted 5 years and then the shutter for the lens stopped opening.knowing how great the pics were I bought this one and am glad I did.the battery is the same in both as well as the charging unit so now I have double the battery life.don't let it's small size sway your decision to purchase this great camera."

    "Great camera for a beginner"

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    Experience quality photographic performance from this Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 point-and-shoot camera's 20.0-megapixel sensor. A large expandable ISO range and aperture let you adjust to your shooting environment. Memory card sold separately.
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    "Love it...Smile !...Great camera for a beginner...This camera is an amazing camera with 20.3 mp and a 40x optical zoom I don't even need the digital zoom this camera is as close as professional as you can get for a good price couldn't ask for more from a camera"

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    Get super-close to your subject with this Canon Powershot camera. The massive 20-megapixel sensor ensures all your images are larger than life. Enjoy ultra-slim compactness with the power of a DSLR and a 40x zoom with this Canon Powershot camera. Memory card sold separately.
    $299.99
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    Was $379.99
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    "Love it...Smile !...Great camera for a beginner...This camera is an amazing camera with 20.3 mp and a 40x optical zoom I don't even need the digital zoom this camera is as close as professional as you can get for a good price couldn't ask for more from a camera"

    "Great camera for a beginner"

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    Get super-close to your subject with this Canon Powershot camera. The massive 20-megapixel sensor ensures all your images are larger than life. Enjoy ultra-slim compactness with the power of a DSLR and a 40x zoom with this Canon Powershot camera. Memory card sold separately.