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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for cameras for beginners.

If you're a beginner, you're probably looking for an easy-to-use camera that will fit in your pocket or bag and take good pictures. You've come to the right place. Browse the top-ranked list of cameras for beginners below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Sony - Alpha 6700 - APS-C Mirrorless Camera with PZ 16-50 mm Lens - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great Camera...This is a great camera especially if you're a beginner. Fits well in your hands as well. ...Great hybrid camera. If you’re a beginner and looking to get into both photography and videography this is the cream of the crop. "

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    The α6700 combines the latest AI technology with Sony's outstanding α-series image quality in a compact APS-C camera body. Offering enhanced subject recognition, the latest technology for capturing stills and movies, and E-mount lens compatibility, the lightweight α6700 is designed for creative adventures, anytime, anywhere.
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    "Great Camera...This is a great camera especially if you're a beginner. Fits well in your hands as well. ...Great hybrid camera. If you’re a beginner and looking to get into both photography and videography this is the cream of the crop. "

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    Product Description

    The α6700 combines the latest AI technology with Sony's outstanding α-series image quality in a compact APS-C camera body. Offering enhanced subject recognition, the latest technology for capturing stills and movies, and E-mount lens compatibility, the lightweight α6700 is designed for creative adventures, anytime, anywhere.
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  2. Sony - Alpha 7C II Full frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera (Body Only) - Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "Great compact full frame camera for vloggers, travelers, or anyone just looking for a full frame in a small size. ...The auto mode having different presets for what you’re shooting is a huge help for beginners. You can’t go wrong with this one."

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    Sony Alpha 7C II – Full-frame Interchangeable Lens Camera with 33.0 MP sensor, 4K video, AI based subject recognition, Log shooting, LUT handling and vlog functions.
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    "Great compact full frame camera for vloggers, travelers, or anyone just looking for a full frame in a small size. ...The auto mode having different presets for what you’re shooting is a huge help for beginners. You can’t go wrong with this one."

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    Sony Alpha 7C II – Full-frame Interchangeable Lens Camera with 33.0 MP sensor, 4K video, AI based subject recognition, Log shooting, LUT handling and vlog functions.
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  3. Sony - Alpha 6700 - APS-C Mirrorless Camera with E 18-135 mm Lens - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great beginner and pro use camera...Best Mirrorless Camera...There such a great first camera for beginner, would recommend everyone get it, It is worth it for money, many high-end features in this small guy"

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    Product Description

    The α6700 combines the latest AI technology with Sony's outstanding α-series image quality in a compact APS-C camera body. Offering enhanced subject recognition, the latest technology for capturing stills and movies, and E-mount lens compatibility, the lightweight α6700 is designed for creative adventures, anytime, anywhere.
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    Top comment

    "Great beginner and pro use camera...Best Mirrorless Camera...There such a great first camera for beginner, would recommend everyone get it, It is worth it for money, many high-end features in this small guy"

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    Product Description

    The α6700 combines the latest AI technology with Sony's outstanding α-series image quality in a compact APS-C camera body. Offering enhanced subject recognition, the latest technology for capturing stills and movies, and E-mount lens compatibility, the lightweight α6700 is designed for creative adventures, anytime, anywhere.
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    See all Mirrorless Cameras
  4. Minolta - ProShot MN67Z 20.0 Megapixel Digital Camera - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "This camera meets my needs better than prior cameras....Minolta camera...I have been using minolta cameras for long time and i love them!!"

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    Minolta's MN67Z Bridge Camera features a long-reaching 67x optical zoom along with versatile recording capabilities in a small and compact body. Its 20.68MP BSI CMOS sensor enables high-resolution stills shooting and 1080P FHD video recording with low noise and sensitivity from ISO 100-3200 as well as SD 640x480p video in high-speed 120 fps. The expansive zoom covers a 23.4-1568mm equivalent focal length range for working with subjects both near and far and is complemented by a 4x digital zoom that sets the combined total at 268x magnification. Optical image stabilization helps minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting, which can be paramount when shooting at extremely long focal lengths. The rear of the camera features an electronic viewfinder (EVF) with adjuatable diopter, 3.0" 920k-dot LCD monitor for easy review and composition of your images that’s fully articulated allowing you to compose selfies and vlogging videos with ease. Built-in Wi-Fi is available for image transfer and the included 16GB SD card ensures your pictures remain safely stored even without a wireless connection.
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    "This camera meets my needs better than prior cameras....Minolta camera...I have been using minolta cameras for long time and i love them!!"

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    Minolta's MN67Z Bridge Camera features a long-reaching 67x optical zoom along with versatile recording capabilities in a small and compact body. Its 20.68MP BSI CMOS sensor enables high-resolution stills shooting and 1080P FHD video recording with low noise and sensitivity from ISO 100-3200 as well as SD 640x480p video in high-speed 120 fps. The expansive zoom covers a 23.4-1568mm equivalent focal length range for working with subjects both near and far and is complemented by a 4x digital zoom that sets the combined total at 268x magnification. Optical image stabilization helps minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting, which can be paramount when shooting at extremely long focal lengths. The rear of the camera features an electronic viewfinder (EVF) with adjuatable diopter, 3.0" 920k-dot LCD monitor for easy review and composition of your images that’s fully articulated allowing you to compose selfies and vlogging videos with ease. Built-in Wi-Fi is available for image transfer and the included 16GB SD card ensures your pictures remain safely stored even without a wireless connection.
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  5. Minolta - MND20 44.0 Megapixel Digital Camera - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Happy teenager when she opened this camera! Compact & best price I found for comparable cameras....Great beginner camera...This is a great basic point and shoot camera. I purchased for my child and is easy and straight-forward to use."

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    The Minolta MND20 is a compact and fun camera capable of producing high-resolution images and ultra clear 2.7K QHD video even in a compact package. This super-slim handheld device can cover a variety of shooting situations with its crystal clear lens and 16x digital zoom. Thanks to a strong and accurate sensor, the MND20 can extract 44-megapixel photos and 2.7K Quad HD video resolution. The 2.9" 230k-dot LCD screen at the rear and built-in LED assistive lighting lets you review and compose your images with ease. It features a single SD card slot comes preloaded with a 32GB memory card and it's compatible with any SD card with up to 128GB of capacity, while intelligent scene modes help ensure you get the best image. Anti-shake digital image stabilization enables image capture in high speed and low-light by electronically minimizing motion blur.
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    "Happy teenager when she opened this camera! Compact & best price I found for comparable cameras....Great beginner camera...This is a great basic point and shoot camera. I purchased for my child and is easy and straight-forward to use."

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    The Minolta MND20 is a compact and fun camera capable of producing high-resolution images and ultra clear 2.7K QHD video even in a compact package. This super-slim handheld device can cover a variety of shooting situations with its crystal clear lens and 16x digital zoom. Thanks to a strong and accurate sensor, the MND20 can extract 44-megapixel photos and 2.7K Quad HD video resolution. The 2.9" 230k-dot LCD screen at the rear and built-in LED assistive lighting lets you review and compose your images with ease. It features a single SD card slot comes preloaded with a 32GB memory card and it's compatible with any SD card with up to 128GB of capacity, while intelligent scene modes help ensure you get the best image. Anti-shake digital image stabilization enables image capture in high speed and low-light by electronically minimizing motion blur.
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  6. Insta360 - GO 3 (64GB) Action Camera with Lens Guard - White - Angle_Zoom
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    "As long as there is metal or magnet, you can snap it and it will be safe. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, its one of the best action cameras on the market today. ...Best camera...Hands down one of the BEST action cameras on the market"

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    The GO 3 packs all the mighty action camera performance into a tiny body. Wear it to shoot first person POV videos, with multiple accessories mounting options. The brand new Action Pod equipped with flip touch screen can remote control and charge the GO 3 camera with wireless image transmission.
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    "As long as there is metal or magnet, you can snap it and it will be safe. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, its one of the best action cameras on the market today. ...Best camera...Hands down one of the BEST action cameras on the market"

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    Product Description

    The GO 3 packs all the mighty action camera performance into a tiny body. Wear it to shoot first person POV videos, with multiple accessories mounting options. The brand new Action Pod equipped with flip touch screen can remote control and charge the GO 3 camera with wireless image transmission.
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  7. Insta360 - Ace Pro AI-Powered Waterproof Action Camera - Black - Angle_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Amazing Action Camera...I have had many action cameras and prosumer level cameras, and I have to say im very impressed with this device. ...Beginner friendly...For someone who is new to action cameras it’s very easy to learn and use. The Insta360 app is pretty beginner friendly as well."

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    Product Description

    Equipped with a 1/1.3" sensor for spectacular image quality, the insta360 Ace Pro combines traditional action camera robustness with exceptional ease-of-use and smart functionality.
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    "Amazing Action Camera...I have had many action cameras and prosumer level cameras, and I have to say im very impressed with this device. ...Beginner friendly...For someone who is new to action cameras it’s very easy to learn and use. The Insta360 app is pretty beginner friendly as well."

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    Equipped with a 1/1.3" sensor for spectacular image quality, the insta360 Ace Pro combines traditional action camera robustness with exceptional ease-of-use and smart functionality.
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  8. Fujifilm - INSTAX MINI 12 Holiday Bundle - Lilac Purple - Front_Zoom
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    "Fun little camera !...Gift your kids that retro feeling of the instant cameras, fun and easy to use ! Dont forget to get plenty of film packs cause they go quickly....Purchased camera for my 9 yr old. She loves it, very beginner user friendly, the only con is the amount of film compared to price of film is quite pricey."

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    Fully loaded and easy-to-use INSTAX MINI 12 Lilac Purple Holiday Bundle is bursting with joy, creativity and color. The perfectly positioned selfie mirror makes selfies so easy! Plus, the automatic exposure and flash control removes the need to adjust any settings, and once you’ve snapped, your INSTAX MINI Instant Photo will eject in five seconds (development time approximately 90 seconds). Get started capturing special moments right away with the included 10pk of INSTAX MINI Instant Film. Get inspired with the INSTAX Idea Booklet and treasure each photo in the printed photo album or display them with the printed photo magnet holder.
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    "Fun little camera !...Gift your kids that retro feeling of the instant cameras, fun and easy to use ! Dont forget to get plenty of film packs cause they go quickly....Purchased camera for my 9 yr old. She loves it, very beginner user friendly, the only con is the amount of film compared to price of film is quite pricey."

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    Product Description

    Fully loaded and easy-to-use INSTAX MINI 12 Lilac Purple Holiday Bundle is bursting with joy, creativity and color. The perfectly positioned selfie mirror makes selfies so easy! Plus, the automatic exposure and flash control removes the need to adjust any settings, and once you’ve snapped, your INSTAX MINI Instant Photo will eject in five seconds (development time approximately 90 seconds). Get started capturing special moments right away with the included 10pk of INSTAX MINI Instant Film. Get inspired with the INSTAX Idea Booklet and treasure each photo in the printed photo album or display them with the printed photo magnet holder.
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  9. Insta360 - X4 8K 360 Degree Action Camera - Black - Angle_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Nice little camera...The picture quality is amazing so much you can do with action camera. Video editing is easy especially for beginners would recommend this camera....Amazing camera, minor improvements...But if you're just dipping your toes into the world of 360 cameras you're in for a delight!"

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    Enjoy boundless exploration with the 8K Vision. The X4 captures stunning 8K ultra-high resolution and 5.7K60fps panoramic videos, preserving every moment in remarkable clarity. With shoot first, frame later and Invisible Selfie Stick magic, just hit record and find the perfect shot.
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    "Nice little camera...The picture quality is amazing so much you can do with action camera. Video editing is easy especially for beginners would recommend this camera....Amazing camera, minor improvements...But if you're just dipping your toes into the world of 360 cameras you're in for a delight!"

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    Enjoy boundless exploration with the 8K Vision. The X4 captures stunning 8K ultra-high resolution and 5.7K60fps panoramic videos, preserving every moment in remarkable clarity. With shoot first, frame later and Invisible Selfie Stick magic, just hit record and find the perfect shot.
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  10. Sony - Alpha 6700 - APS-C Mirrorless Camera (Body Only) - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Best entry level camera for the money!!...I would strongly recommend it to anyone who has a beginner or intermediate level in photography....Perfect camera...The aspc lense are amazing and affordable also, this is the perfect camera for beginners and professionals."

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    Product Description

    The α6700 combines the latest AI technology with Sony's outstanding α-series image quality in a compact APS-C camera body. Offering enhanced subject recognition, the latest technology for capturing stills and movies, and E-mount lens compatibility, the lightweight α6700 is designed for creative adventures, anytime, anywhere.
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    Top comment

    "Best entry level camera for the money!!...I would strongly recommend it to anyone who has a beginner or intermediate level in photography....Perfect camera...The aspc lense are amazing and affordable also, this is the perfect camera for beginners and professionals."

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    Product Description

    The α6700 combines the latest AI technology with Sony's outstanding α-series image quality in a compact APS-C camera body. Offering enhanced subject recognition, the latest technology for capturing stills and movies, and E-mount lens compatibility, the lightweight α6700 is designed for creative adventures, anytime, anywhere.
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