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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for digital camera with manual controls.

A good camera is a great gift, and the best digital cameras for most people are those that offer manual controls. This lets you take full advantage of the camera's sensor and lens, which can produce better image quality than a smartphone. Browse the top-ranked list of digital cameras with manual controls below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Sony - Alpha a6400 Mirrorless Camera with E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Excellent camera for Vlogging...Tricky to use if you are unfamiliar with Sony cameras. Go manual and pull your own focus unless you know your rig well. ...Good travel camera...It takes great photos once you get used to the controls. The control wheel is a bit tricky and you have know your way around the function settings. "

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    Capture high-quality photos and video with this Sony Alpha a6400 mirrorless camera, which boasts both automatic and manual focus options. The internal 4K Ultra HD movie recording function features fast, stable focusing for detailed picture quality, and the BIONZ X image processing engine captures clear action shots. This Sony Alpha a6400 mirrorless camera comes with a 16-50mm lens, so you can zero in on your subject without blurs and shadows.
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    "Excellent camera for Vlogging...Tricky to use if you are unfamiliar with Sony cameras. Go manual and pull your own focus unless you know your rig well. ...Good travel camera...It takes great photos once you get used to the controls. The control wheel is a bit tricky and you have know your way around the function settings. "

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    Capture high-quality photos and video with this Sony Alpha a6400 mirrorless camera, which boasts both automatic and manual focus options. The internal 4K Ultra HD movie recording function features fast, stable focusing for detailed picture quality, and the BIONZ X image processing engine captures clear action shots. This Sony Alpha a6400 mirrorless camera comes with a 16-50mm lens, so you can zero in on your subject without blurs and shadows.
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  2. Nikon - COOLPIX P1000 16.0-Megapixel Digital Camera - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great camera for astrophotography...I have a Nikon D850 so the P1000 was a great add on camera. I love the zoom and the fact that you can shoot in manual or automatic although I normally shoot in manual. ...The very tiny manual that comes with the camera is a JOKE! The print is small, difficult to read and it fails to really explain how this camera can do the many amazing things it can do. "

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    Channel your inner shutterbug with this Nikon COOLPIX camera. The 3000mm optical zoom lets you focus on your subject with detail and clarity, while Dual Detect image stabilization delivers blur-free images. Choose from manual controls or auto shooting options for easy operation. This Nikon COOLPIX camera records 4K Ultra HD video with true stereo sound, and the production-ready design lets you add mics and monitors for professional recording capabilities.
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    "Great camera for astrophotography...I have a Nikon D850 so the P1000 was a great add on camera. I love the zoom and the fact that you can shoot in manual or automatic although I normally shoot in manual. ...The very tiny manual that comes with the camera is a JOKE! The print is small, difficult to read and it fails to really explain how this camera can do the many amazing things it can do. "

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    Channel your inner shutterbug with this Nikon COOLPIX camera. The 3000mm optical zoom lets you focus on your subject with detail and clarity, while Dual Detect image stabilization delivers blur-free images. Choose from manual controls or auto shooting options for easy operation. This Nikon COOLPIX camera records 4K Ultra HD video with true stereo sound, and the production-ready design lets you add mics and monitors for professional recording capabilities.
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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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    "Outstanding little camera...I purchased this camera with the idea of a compact travel camera. ...Perfect camera for photography enthusiast...I was looking to re-start my photography hobby, and come across this camera. Features are future-proof, great balance between auto settings and easy-to-use manual settings. "

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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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    "Outstanding little camera...I purchased this camera with the idea of a compact travel camera. ...Perfect camera for photography enthusiast...I was looking to re-start my photography hobby, and come across this camera. Features are future-proof, great balance between auto settings and easy-to-use manual settings. "

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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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  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....Not a simple point and shoot camera...Not a simple point and shoot camera. You NEED the voluminous manual to operate it. "

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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....Not a simple point and shoot camera...Not a simple point and shoot camera. You NEED the voluminous manual to operate it. "

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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. Fujifilm - X-T30 II Mirrorless Camera with XC 15-45mm Lens Kit - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great camera!...It was a major learning curve for me so take the time to read the manual and learn the camera first...Best travel camera!...This digital camera exceeded my expectations during my Bali trip. "

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    Cleverly weaving proven technology with a vintage aesthetic, X-T30 II has much to offer stills photographers and videographers of all levels. The 26.1MP back-illuminated X-Trans sensor and X-Processor 4 imaging engine combine to deliver exceptional performance, with autofocusing down to -7EV in just 0.02 secs – and detail-packed results full of vibrant color. Pick up and start creating in seconds by flicking over to the Advanced SR Auto mode, or take more control over your output. X-T30 II has the features and functions to fit your creative style and mood, including the ability to share your work in seconds, via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
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    "Great camera!...It was a major learning curve for me so take the time to read the manual and learn the camera first...Best travel camera!...This digital camera exceeded my expectations during my Bali trip. "

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    Cleverly weaving proven technology with a vintage aesthetic, X-T30 II has much to offer stills photographers and videographers of all levels. The 26.1MP back-illuminated X-Trans sensor and X-Processor 4 imaging engine combine to deliver exceptional performance, with autofocusing down to -7EV in just 0.02 secs – and detail-packed results full of vibrant color. Pick up and start creating in seconds by flicking over to the Advanced SR Auto mode, or take more control over your output. X-T30 II has the features and functions to fit your creative style and mood, including the ability to share your work in seconds, via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
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  6. Fujifilm - X-T30 II Mirrorless Camera with XC 15-45mm Lens Kit - Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "Great beginner’s camera...You can also select aperture or shutter priority or manual mode. I love the feel of actual knobs and buttons on this camera. ...Best camera...One of the best cameras I have own. The simulations are so so great. "

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    Cleverly weaving proven technology with a vintage aesthetic, X-T30 II has much to offer stills photographers and videographers of all levels. The 26.1MP back-illuminated X-Trans sensor and X-Processor 4 imaging engine combine to deliver exceptional performance, with autofocusing down to -7EV in just 0.02 secs – and detail-packed results full of vibrant color. Pick up and start creating in seconds by flicking over to the Advanced SR Auto mode, or take more control over your output. X-T30 II has the features and functions to fit your creative style and mood, including the ability to share your work in seconds, via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
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    "Great beginner’s camera...You can also select aperture or shutter priority or manual mode. I love the feel of actual knobs and buttons on this camera. ...Best camera...One of the best cameras I have own. The simulations are so so great. "

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    Cleverly weaving proven technology with a vintage aesthetic, X-T30 II has much to offer stills photographers and videographers of all levels. The 26.1MP back-illuminated X-Trans sensor and X-Processor 4 imaging engine combine to deliver exceptional performance, with autofocusing down to -7EV in just 0.02 secs – and detail-packed results full of vibrant color. Pick up and start creating in seconds by flicking over to the Advanced SR Auto mode, or take more control over your output. X-T30 II has the features and functions to fit your creative style and mood, including the ability to share your work in seconds, via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
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  7. Fujifilm - X-T5 Mirrorless Camera (Body Only) - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Love the manual controls...Manual controls make the experience lot more engaging and fun to play with. ...10/10 Camera...Perfect camera, it has the film camera aesthetic and the high megapixel count is amazing."

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    Comparable in size to the original X-T1 and 50g lighter than its predecessor, X-T5 features high-resolution, 40-megapixel X-Trans 5 HR sensor for simply stunning results. Quick and easy to use thanks to its classic, dial-based layout, the camera features cutting-edge technology.
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    "Love the manual controls...Manual controls make the experience lot more engaging and fun to play with. ...10/10 Camera...Perfect camera, it has the film camera aesthetic and the high megapixel count is amazing."

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    Comparable in size to the original X-T1 and 50g lighter than its predecessor, X-T5 features high-resolution, 40-megapixel X-Trans 5 HR sensor for simply stunning results. Quick and easy to use thanks to its classic, dial-based layout, the camera features cutting-edge technology.
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  8. Fujifilm - X-H2 Mirrorless Camera (Body Only) - Front_Zoom
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    "The Perfect Artist Camera...As well as allowing for complete color control with the RAW files. This is a perfect hybrid camera because it doesn’t compromise one media for another. ...Great camera...Comparing to Fuji’s w126s battery for previous gen cameras, I must say the new w235 battery lasts much longer. "

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    Featuring the world’s first 40-megapixel APS-C sensor, 8K video and powerful features for both stills and motion creatives, X-H2 offers an incredible specification in a compact and portable body. Switch from capturing stills with exceptional detail and standout color to broadcast-quality video in seconds, maintaining full control at every turn.
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    "The Perfect Artist Camera...As well as allowing for complete color control with the RAW files. This is a perfect hybrid camera because it doesn’t compromise one media for another. ...Great camera...Comparing to Fuji’s w126s battery for previous gen cameras, I must say the new w235 battery lasts much longer. "

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    Featuring the world’s first 40-megapixel APS-C sensor, 8K video and powerful features for both stills and motion creatives, X-H2 offers an incredible specification in a compact and portable body. Switch from capturing stills with exceptional detail and standout color to broadcast-quality video in seconds, maintaining full control at every turn.
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  9. Fujifilm - X-S10 Mirrorless Camera (Body Only) - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "This is a lovely camera, especially if you’re new to FUJI and mirror less cameras. ...Good camera for the amateur enthusiast...Pros: * The hand grip is great. * The film simulations and filter modes (especially the color isolating filters) are a lot of fun and very unique. * The focus peaking with manual lenses works like a champ. * The IBIS, while not nearly as good as Olympus, is better than nothing. "

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    A portable, intuitive camera, capable of outstanding performance. X-S10 offers renowned FUJIFILM design, engineering, and color science in an accessible package. The newly created body features a deep grip for absolute security when making images handheld, even with larger lenses, and an intuitive, simple control dial for effortless operation. It is also packed with state-of-the-art technology, including five-axis in-body image stabilization to enable smooth footage and super-sharp stills, a 180° vari-angle LCD touchscreen that covers even the most awkward angles, and superfast 0.02 second autofocus that is accurate down to -6EV. When combined with the outstanding 26.1 megapixel, back-side illuminated X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and quad-core X-Processor 4 CPU, it is possible to achieve stunning photography and cinema-quality video, while harnessing the unique beauty arising from Fujifilm’s offered 18 Film Simulation modes.
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    "This is a lovely camera, especially if you’re new to FUJI and mirror less cameras. ...Good camera for the amateur enthusiast...Pros: * The hand grip is great. * The film simulations and filter modes (especially the color isolating filters) are a lot of fun and very unique. * The focus peaking with manual lenses works like a champ. * The IBIS, while not nearly as good as Olympus, is better than nothing. "

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    A portable, intuitive camera, capable of outstanding performance. X-S10 offers renowned FUJIFILM design, engineering, and color science in an accessible package. The newly created body features a deep grip for absolute security when making images handheld, even with larger lenses, and an intuitive, simple control dial for effortless operation. It is also packed with state-of-the-art technology, including five-axis in-body image stabilization to enable smooth footage and super-sharp stills, a 180° vari-angle LCD touchscreen that covers even the most awkward angles, and superfast 0.02 second autofocus that is accurate down to -6EV. When combined with the outstanding 26.1 megapixel, back-side illuminated X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and quad-core X-Processor 4 CPU, it is possible to achieve stunning photography and cinema-quality video, while harnessing the unique beauty arising from Fujifilm’s offered 18 Film Simulation modes.
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  10. Kodak - PIXPRO FZ55 16.4 Megapixel Digital Camera - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great camera...The menus are alright, I feel like leaving it in auto is probably the way to go, there is a manual option, if you want creative control over the image. ...There is just enough manual control for those who want to learn more. But the portability and price point make it an excellent first camera."

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    Meet the FZ55 Friendly Zoom camera from the KODAK PIXPRO collection of digital cameras. This slim design, point and shoot model includes a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. One-touch HD video, 28mm wide-angle lens and a host of features and shooting modes that let you express your inner creativity. KODAK PIXPRO - tell your story.
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    "Great camera...The menus are alright, I feel like leaving it in auto is probably the way to go, there is a manual option, if you want creative control over the image. ...There is just enough manual control for those who want to learn more. But the portability and price point make it an excellent first camera."

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    Meet the FZ55 Friendly Zoom camera from the KODAK PIXPRO collection of digital cameras. This slim design, point and shoot model includes a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. One-touch HD video, 28mm wide-angle lens and a host of features and shooting modes that let you express your inner creativity. KODAK PIXPRO - tell your story.
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