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

If you're looking to get into photography, but don't want to spend a lot of money, a starter camera is the way to go. Starter cameras are simple to use and will give you a good foundation for your photography skills. Browse the top-ranked list of starter cameras below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Canon - PowerShot G7 X Mark III 20.1-Megapixel Digital Camera - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Camera...Love the picture and the quality of everything. Perfect starter camera...I love this camera it’s definitely a good starter camera for YouTubers who are just starting out. "

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    Live stream on YouTube with this Canon PowerShot G7 Mark III camera. The 20.1MP sensor and DIGIC 8 processor capture sharp images fast, and 4K recording capability produces ultra-high-definition video. This Canon PowerShot G7 Mark III camera has a touch-panel LCD screen for convenient operation, and the screen tilts for easier use..
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    "Camera...Love the picture and the quality of everything. Perfect starter camera...I love this camera it’s definitely a good starter camera for YouTubers who are just starting out. "

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    Live stream on YouTube with this Canon PowerShot G7 Mark III camera. The 20.1MP sensor and DIGIC 8 processor capture sharp images fast, and 4K recording capability produces ultra-high-definition video. This Canon PowerShot G7 Mark III camera has a touch-panel LCD screen for convenient operation, and the screen tilts for easier use..
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  2. Sony - Cyber-shot RX10 IV 20.1-Megapixel Digital Camera - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "perfect bridge camera...I don't see this as a bridge from starter camera to pro, but it was a perfect bridge for my wife from smart phone to actual camera. it can do it all!...I love this camera...This was an upgrade from a previous Sony camera, It is a fantastic brand and wonderful cameras!"

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    Capture incredible shots in 20.1 megapixels with this Sony Cyber-Shot digital camera. A 25x optical zoom range lets you get up close to subjects, and blistering AF speeds offer up to 24 fps with silent shutter operation. This Sony Cyber-Shot digital camera records in crystal 4K UHD, making it an ideal option for vloggers.
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    "perfect bridge camera...I don't see this as a bridge from starter camera to pro, but it was a perfect bridge for my wife from smart phone to actual camera. it can do it all!...I love this camera...This was an upgrade from a previous Sony camera, It is a fantastic brand and wonderful cameras!"

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    Capture incredible shots in 20.1 megapixels with this Sony Cyber-Shot digital camera. A 25x optical zoom range lets you get up close to subjects, and blistering AF speeds offer up to 24 fps with silent shutter operation. This Sony Cyber-Shot digital camera records in crystal 4K UHD, making it an ideal option for vloggers.
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  3. Nikon - Coolpix P950 16.0-Megapixel Digital Camera - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "High quality camera...Really good camera. Good starter for taking pictures...camera...It's a nice camera, but not as nice as other cameras that I own."

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    Take sharp images or record high-quality 4K footage with this Nikon COOLPIX digital camera. The 16MP low-light lens with VR stabilization reduces image blur for superior optical performance, while the built-in LCD offers multiple viewing angles for previewing your images in real-time. This compact Nikon COOLPIX digital camera features dynamic fine zoom, letting you capture sharp, clear images when shooting distant subjects.
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    "High quality camera...Really good camera. Good starter for taking pictures...camera...It's a nice camera, but not as nice as other cameras that I own."

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    Take sharp images or record high-quality 4K footage with this Nikon COOLPIX digital camera. The 16MP low-light lens with VR stabilization reduces image blur for superior optical performance, while the built-in LCD offers multiple viewing angles for previewing your images in real-time. This compact Nikon COOLPIX digital camera features dynamic fine zoom, letting you capture sharp, clear images when shooting distant subjects.
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  4. Canon - PowerShot V10 4K Video 20.9-Megapixel Digital Camera for Vloggers and Content Creators - Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "Great Vlogging Camera...Great camera for vlogging. I wish it better options or features for pictures. ...This camera is great for a starter user like me. It's easy to use and all the functions are basically laid out for you. "

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    The PowerShot V10 is a vlog and still camera in a new highly portable form factor with components from the popular G-Series line that lets you create impressive videos on-the-go. With stereo sound capture, a built-in stand, and easy live streaming, this cam is ready to go when you are. Don’t let its size fool you, this is a vlogging studio in a compact package that can be operated with one hand to let you express your story!
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    "Great Vlogging Camera...Great camera for vlogging. I wish it better options or features for pictures. ...This camera is great for a starter user like me. It's easy to use and all the functions are basically laid out for you. "

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    The PowerShot V10 is a vlog and still camera in a new highly portable form factor with components from the popular G-Series line that lets you create impressive videos on-the-go. With stereo sound capture, a built-in stand, and easy live streaming, this cam is ready to go when you are. Don’t let its size fool you, this is a vlogging studio in a compact package that can be operated with one hand to let you express your story!
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  5. Sony - ZV-1 II 20.1-Megapixel Digital Camera for Content Creators and Vloggers - White - Front_Zoom
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    "Good camera for starters...amazing camera for videos and making memories do not regret purchase...Great vlogging camera...Amazing camera definitely would recommend to anyone looking to vlog"

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    Capture the world the way you want. The ZV-1 II is an ideal all-round vlog camera that streamlines shooting on the go, allowing you to capture amazing quality video and audio without any complex setup. Compact and portable, it features a wide-angle 18-50mm zoom lens for versatile framing, a 1.0-type (1-inch) image sensor for great image quality, and an intelligent microphone for clear audio recording.
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    "Good camera for starters...amazing camera for videos and making memories do not regret purchase...Great vlogging camera...Amazing camera definitely would recommend to anyone looking to vlog"

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    Capture the world the way you want. The ZV-1 II is an ideal all-round vlog camera that streamlines shooting on the go, allowing you to capture amazing quality video and audio without any complex setup. Compact and portable, it features a wide-angle 18-50mm zoom lens for versatile framing, a 1.0-type (1-inch) image sensor for great image quality, and an intelligent microphone for clear audio recording.
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  6. Fujifilm - X-S20 Mirrorless Camera with XF18-55mm Lens Bundle - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Literally competes against all the big players in apsc cameras....Great versatile camera...A good starter lens"

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    Designed for both stills and video creation, X-S20 offers a powerful combination of creative features and cutting-edge technology in a lightweight body. The 26.1-megapixel X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and X-Processor 5 imaging engine combine to deliver a blistering performance, recording video up to 6.2K and uncropped still images at up to 20 frames-per-second. A powerful in-body image stabilizer offers up to seven stops of compensation, plus battery life has been dramatically increased, managing more than double the images per charge compared to its predecessor. Vlog mode makes it simple to get pro-quality footage, while Fujifilm’s 19 unique Film Simulation modes complete the picture, delivering stunning colors straight out of camera.
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    "Literally competes against all the big players in apsc cameras....Great versatile camera...A good starter lens"

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    Designed for both stills and video creation, X-S20 offers a powerful combination of creative features and cutting-edge technology in a lightweight body. The 26.1-megapixel X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and X-Processor 5 imaging engine combine to deliver a blistering performance, recording video up to 6.2K and uncropped still images at up to 20 frames-per-second. A powerful in-body image stabilizer offers up to seven stops of compensation, plus battery life has been dramatically increased, managing more than double the images per charge compared to its predecessor. Vlog mode makes it simple to get pro-quality footage, while Fujifilm’s 19 unique Film Simulation modes complete the picture, delivering stunning colors straight out of camera.
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  7. 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....Minolta is a good starter to become a pro, unlike no other- the brand might be of lower price than others but is equals to end product result-picture perfect."

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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....Minolta is a good starter to become a pro, unlike no other- the brand might be of lower price than others but is equals to end product result-picture perfect."

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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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  8. Fujifilm - INSTAX MINI Evo Instant Film Camera - Brown - Front_Zoom
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    "Highly recommended for starter....Fuji mini instant camera...Fun little item. New spin in instant cameras. Very easy to use. Great pictures!"

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    The INSTAX MINI EVO Instant Film camera is designed to be compact and portable, making it easy to take with you wherever you go. It is small enough to fit in your pocket or bag. With 10 lens effect and 10 film effect options, you can create the exact vision you have in mind. Experiment with vivid colors, go retro, add softness to the focus or lose the color. Got a print worthy memory? The INSTAX MINI Evo Brown Instant Film Camera prints photos at 600 DPI for a stunning image quality. Every single image you print on the INSTAX MINI Evo Brown Instant Film Camera can be saved in a handy digital format on your Smartphone, ideal for sharing and posting.
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    "Highly recommended for starter....Fuji mini instant camera...Fun little item. New spin in instant cameras. Very easy to use. Great pictures!"

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    The INSTAX MINI EVO Instant Film camera is designed to be compact and portable, making it easy to take with you wherever you go. It is small enough to fit in your pocket or bag. With 10 lens effect and 10 film effect options, you can create the exact vision you have in mind. Experiment with vivid colors, go retro, add softness to the focus or lose the color. Got a print worthy memory? The INSTAX MINI Evo Brown Instant Film Camera prints photos at 600 DPI for a stunning image quality. Every single image you print on the INSTAX MINI Evo Brown Instant Film Camera can be saved in a handy digital format on your Smartphone, ideal for sharing and posting.
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  9. Fujifilm - INSTAX MINI 12 Lilac Purple Holiday Bundle - Purple - Front_Zoom
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    "Fabulous for a starter...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."

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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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    "Fabulous for a starter...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."

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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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  10. Fujifilm - INSTAX PAL Link 2 600023707 Wireless Photo Printer Bundle - Green - Front_Zoom
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    "For starters, this is super small and perfect for a night out. ...I bought this camera for my wife since she collects all these small portable cameras. "

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    The INSTAX PAL Digital Camera – a super small digital camera eager to capture small, spontaneous moments. And with a built-in, wide-angle lens, you can capture exactly what you love. Your landscape. Your friends. Your fun. Although this camera is pocket-friendly, the INSTAX PAL Digital Camera won’t be spending much time tucked away. Record up to 5 sets of personalized, pre-shutter phrases or sounds using the free downloadable INSTAX PAL Smartphone App and the INSTAX PAL Digital Camera will randomly play one of the 5 sounds/phrases whenever you hit the shutter button. Get ready for some friendly, pose-readying encouragement before snapping away. “Spin around! Dance. Smile. Fist bumps. High fives!” Plus, use the included multi-use detachable ring with your INSTAX PAL Camera – as a viewfinder to help get the best shots, as a finger carry loop for an easy hold, or as a camera stand for remote shooting from the INSTAX PAL App. Tap into the power of the INSTAX PAL Smartphone App with the Remote Shooting feature and get a live view of the upcoming shot on your Smartphone! Using the Interval Shooting App feature of the INSTAX PAL Smartphone App you can snap fast-paced digital INSTAX images in sequences of 3, 6, 11 or 21, so you can take “in the moment” shots without missing a beat. When you’re ready to see your digital images, transfer them from the INSTAX PAL Digital Camera (there’s space in the internal camera media for up to 50) to your INSTAX PAL Smartphone App via Bluetooth, then head to the built-in camera roll on the App. Once they’ve arrived, you get to do your thing – add one of the 18 photo-tastic filters, include some text, or decorate with in-App stickers. You can even choose your INSTAX photo format –MINI, SQUARE or WIDE. Once you have customized your images, you can print using the bundle included INSTAX MINI LINK 2 Smartphone printer and INSTAX MINI instant film by selecting your transferred INSTAX PAL images and connecting with your downloaded INSTAX MINI LINK App.* Or print (as you take the shot) directly from the INSTAX PAL Digital Camera to the Bluetooth-paired INSTAX MINI LINK 2 Smartphone Printer, by switching the bottom button on the INSTAX PAL Digital Camera to “L” (LINK mode) - no use of App required! But, that’s not all. Discover the impressive array of animations in the “Gift Inbox” within the INSTAX PAL Smartphone App, where you can turn sequenced, Interval Shooting images or your Gallery images into an animation once your images have been transferred into the App. Perfect for viewing in-App, or for printing an INSTAX photo with a QR code that can be scanned with a Smartphone to reveal your animation. *Images can also be printed with any other INSTAX LINK Series Smartphone Printer, or using the INSTAX MINI LIPLAY or INSTAX MINI EVO Hybrid Instant Cameras (sold separately). Smartphone download of the App relating to your applicable INSTAX device required.
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    "For starters, this is super small and perfect for a night out. ...I bought this camera for my wife since she collects all these small portable cameras. "

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    The INSTAX PAL Digital Camera – a super small digital camera eager to capture small, spontaneous moments. And with a built-in, wide-angle lens, you can capture exactly what you love. Your landscape. Your friends. Your fun. Although this camera is pocket-friendly, the INSTAX PAL Digital Camera won’t be spending much time tucked away. Record up to 5 sets of personalized, pre-shutter phrases or sounds using the free downloadable INSTAX PAL Smartphone App and the INSTAX PAL Digital Camera will randomly play one of the 5 sounds/phrases whenever you hit the shutter button. Get ready for some friendly, pose-readying encouragement before snapping away. “Spin around! Dance. Smile. Fist bumps. High fives!” Plus, use the included multi-use detachable ring with your INSTAX PAL Camera – as a viewfinder to help get the best shots, as a finger carry loop for an easy hold, or as a camera stand for remote shooting from the INSTAX PAL App. Tap into the power of the INSTAX PAL Smartphone App with the Remote Shooting feature and get a live view of the upcoming shot on your Smartphone! Using the Interval Shooting App feature of the INSTAX PAL Smartphone App you can snap fast-paced digital INSTAX images in sequences of 3, 6, 11 or 21, so you can take “in the moment” shots without missing a beat. When you’re ready to see your digital images, transfer them from the INSTAX PAL Digital Camera (there’s space in the internal camera media for up to 50) to your INSTAX PAL Smartphone App via Bluetooth, then head to the built-in camera roll on the App. Once they’ve arrived, you get to do your thing – add one of the 18 photo-tastic filters, include some text, or decorate with in-App stickers. You can even choose your INSTAX photo format –MINI, SQUARE or WIDE. Once you have customized your images, you can print using the bundle included INSTAX MINI LINK 2 Smartphone printer and INSTAX MINI instant film by selecting your transferred INSTAX PAL images and connecting with your downloaded INSTAX MINI LINK App.* Or print (as you take the shot) directly from the INSTAX PAL Digital Camera to the Bluetooth-paired INSTAX MINI LINK 2 Smartphone Printer, by switching the bottom button on the INSTAX PAL Digital Camera to “L” (LINK mode) - no use of App required! But, that’s not all. Discover the impressive array of animations in the “Gift Inbox” within the INSTAX PAL Smartphone App, where you can turn sequenced, Interval Shooting images or your Gallery images into an animation once your images have been transferred into the App. Perfect for viewing in-App, or for printing an INSTAX photo with a QR code that can be scanned with a Smartphone to reveal your animation. *Images can also be printed with any other INSTAX LINK Series Smartphone Printer, or using the INSTAX MINI LIPLAY or INSTAX MINI EVO Hybrid Instant Cameras (sold separately). Smartphone download of the App relating to your applicable INSTAX device required.
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