Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Beginners Digital Cameras

1. Nikon 3784240 Beginners Digital Camera

User Ratings: 73 5

Nikon 3784240 First Impressions

"Great starter bundle."

I really love the features on this body. So pleased with all the features. Very good camera for the size. I would highly recommend this Nikon 3784240 and bundle. No focus peaking, even in live view.

  • Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera with AF-P 18-55mm and 70-300mm Zoom Lenses Bundle with 64GB Card and Accessories (7 Items)
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Nikon D3500 DX-Format DSLR Camera with AF-P 18-55mm VR and 70-300mm Lenses, Focus Digital Slave Flash, 55mm UV/CPL/ND Filter Kit, 55mm 2.2 Telephoto Lens, 55mm 0.43 Wide Angle Lens, SanDisk 64GB Ultra SD Card, Corel Deluxe Photo Software Kit, and Focus DSLR Accessory Kit
  • NIKON D3500: A great camera for beginners. Equipped with a 24.2MP DX APS-C CMOS image sensor that is 15 times larger than a smartphone, and Nikon’s signature EXPEED image processing system, you will have extremely high resolution photos.
  • PERFECT BUILD: Lightweight, comfortable, and balanced in its design, this camera sets you up for easy success. The 3” display gives you 921,000-dot resolution and a 170 viewing angle. This camera is completely compatible with Nikon’s SnapBridge App so that you camera and smartphone are in constant harmony
  • TWO LENS BUNDLE: The Nikon D3500 Camera comes paired with Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED Lenses. The 18-55mm is compact, lightweight, and extremely versatile, great for landscape, video, or wide-angle shots. The 70-300mm lens is a super telephoto lens designed to bring those hard to shoot, far away subjects closer to life.
  • Nikon Authorized Dealer – Includes USA Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 3784240
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 3784240 Final Thoughts

"On the Nikon 3784240."

Though I have nothing to complain about the Nikon 3784240. The read/write speed is seriously blazing fast. We love the Nikon 3784240, but let's talk about the accessories. Works great for my daughter and her film school. Some of the extra items are not useful.

Overall Score
4.5


(173 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Beginners Digital Cameras

2. Canon 1159C003 Beginners Digital Camera

User Ratings: 76 4

Canon 1159C003 First Impressions

"Now about this Camera."

I am eventually going to get the battery grip for the body. Took this camera on our family vacation to Utah national parks. So pleased with all the features. Love the camera and accessories that came with this kit. I shot video of my 5 year old son riding his bike today.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 Camera Accessory Kit with Lens and Carry Bag, 58mm - 3 Piece Filter Kit, 2 Piece Wide Lens Set, Replacement 1600mAh Battery and Charger, 32GB SD Card, 12" Tripod & Cleaning Kit
  • CANON T6: Perfect for portrait, action, landscape photography and more, the Canon EOS Rebel T6 is bundled with enhanced features that beginners and pros alike will love. The EOS Rebel T6 DSLR includes the Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens. This standard zoom lens features Optical Image Stabilizer technology.
  • PHOTOS AND VIDEO: T6 is equipped with an 18.0 Megapixel CMOS image sensor that captures images with outstanding clarity and tonal range. Full HD quality video capturing performance.
  • CONNECTIVITY: Using Wi-Fi and Canon's free Camera Connect app, the EOS Rebel T6 can connect to a number of compatible devices. Built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) helps provide a virtually seamless connection to numerous compatible Android devices, and the Canon Connect Station CS100 device.
  • Canon Authorized Dealer – Includes USA Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens with Canon 100ES EOS DSLR Camera Gadget Bag, 58mm 3-Piece Filter Kit, Focus 58mm 2-Piece Wide & Tele Lens Set, Focus Camera Canon LP-E10 Rechargeable Replacement 1600mAh Li-ion Battery & Charger, SanDisk Ultra 32GB 80MB/s SD Card, 12-Inch Spider Tripod and Focus DSLR Accessory Kit
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1159C003
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1159C003 Final Thoughts

"Well done Canon."

Works great for my daughter and her film school. The battery that does come with the camera lasts a long time. All other cameras in this category are much more expensive. But, others have covered its capabilities far better than I can. Just what my wife needed for her travels.

Overall Score
4.5


(129 Points)

3. PHOTO4LESS Canon PowerShot SX540 Beginners Digital Camera

User Ratings: 74 5

PHOTO4LESS Canon PowerShot SX540 First Impressions

"Still five stars!"

Color and white balance is generally good. Auto works well for me once outdoors or in well lit rooms. This camera also has the best in camera JPEG processing I've ever seen. It will take some getting used to. In some reviews this PHOTO4LESS Canon PowerShot SX540 is said to be heavy.

  • Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Digital Camera + 2x 32GB Memory Card + Camera Bag + Flexible Tripod + Replacement Battery & Travel Charger + USB Card Reader + Screen Protectors + Cleaning Cloth + Accessories
  • EXCLUSIVE BUNDLE: This bundle Includes everything you need to start capturing video/images immediately. Easy to use for beginners and Pro alike, and a perfect gift for you or a loved one for all occasions.
  • POWERFULL ZOOM: 50x Optical Zoom (24–1200mm) - You can experience the versatility of this camera's astonishing 50x Optical Zoom. Perfect for Sporting events to Travel highlights, Wildlife to Landscapes.
  • CAMERA FEATURES: 50x Optical Zoom, Intelligent IS(Image Stabilizing), 20.3 Megapixel, 1080p Full HD Video, Large 3.0-inch high-resolution LCD, Built-in Wi-Fi, Hybrid Auto - records 4 second video with each shot.
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: 2x Transcend 32GB memory card, NB6L replacement battery, Travel car charger for Canon NB-6L battery, Small flexible tripod, Premium camera case, SD card reader, Memory card wallet, LCD screen protectors.
  • SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE - Photo4Less is a CANON AUTHORIZED DEALER, so you can rest assure knowing that your purchase is fully backed by Canon with Photo4less exceptional Customer Service.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The PHOTO4LESS Canon PowerShot SX540
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

PHOTO4LESS Canon PowerShot SX540 Final Thoughts

"Anyway, the point is."

Light, portable and equipped with a good sensor. For me the upgrade was worth it as it had things I find extremely useful. Its really the camera to take on day trips. One thing that worries me is the little flap that covers the USB connector. While the 24-70 seems good, I can’t wait for a new PHOTO4LESS Canon PowerShot SX540.

Overall Score
4.5


(100 Points)

4. Sony ILCE7M3KB Beginners Digital Camera

User Ratings: 83 7

Sony ILCE7M3KB First Impressions

"Plenty of features."

That being said I just love to travel and taking pics as a hobby. Something I never realized I needed till I had it. Let me talk about them briefly. They're a good choice for all around work. I love this combo and I must say I am thrilled with the Sony ILCE7M3KB.

  • Sony a7 III Full Frame Mirrorless Camera with 28-70mm and FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens Bundle
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sony a7 III Full Frame Mirrorless Camera with 28-70mm Lens, Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens, Koah Simah Condenser Microphone, Sony 64GB M-Series Card, Koah PRO Sony NP-FZ100 Two-Pack Rechargeable 2000mAh Battery and Dual Charger, Koah Weatherproof Hard Case, Koah High Speed Braided Nylon USB-C Cable,Focus Accessories for 260 and Focus Camera Photo, Video, and Art Suite v.3.0 by Corel
  • SONY ALPHA A7 III: Ideal for beginners and seasoned professionals alike, the a7 III has renewed features for everything you need. Improved overall AF performance, high-speed continuous shooting up to 10fps, 4K movie recording capability, and operability that has been dramatically upgraded from the α7 II
  • CAPTURE UP TO 10 FPS: The a7 III is equipped with a refined image processing system that allows it to capture full 24.2MP images at up to 10 fps with continuous and accurate AF/AE tracking for up to 177 Standard JPEG images, 89 compressed RAW images or 40 uncompressed RAW images.
  • FE 50MM f/1.8LENS: The new lightweight FE 50mm F1.8 “normal” prime lens delivers an outstanding blend of performance, compactness and value, making it a perfect choice for hobbyist photographers and videographers looking to experience the benefits of a wide aperture prime lens at an attainable cost.
  • SONY AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE7M3KB
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony ILCE7M3KB Final Thoughts

"Buy this Beginners Digital Camera!"

I was able to get some great shots of my dog running full speed. I'm also really enjoying the Sony film simulation. As an old pro I therefore wanted a second body. Great battery life, about 300 shots in cold weather. It is easy to use and the picture quality is out awesome.

Overall Score
4.6


(23 Points)

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5. PHOTO4LESS Canon PowerShot SX540 Beginners Digital Camera

PHOTO4LESS Canon PowerShot SX540 First Impressions

"Pretty cool."

This is the perfect compromise camera for me. The initial charge using the PHOTO4LESS Canon PowerShot SX540 to charge the battery took about 2 hours. Maybe it is for a small POS. It took me a while to figure it out. Mid-afternoon typically required swapping in a charged battery.

  • Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Digital Camera 50x Optical Zoom– Wi-Fi + 64GB Memory Card + Camera Bag + Flexible Tripod + Replacement Battery and Travel Charger + USB Card Reader + Screen Protectors + More
  • EXCLUSIVE BUNDLE: This bundle Includes everything you need to start capturing video/images immediately. Easy to use for beginners and Pro alike, and a perfect gift for you or a loved one for all occasions.
  • POWERFULL ZOOM: 50x Optical Zoom (24–1200mm) - You can experience the versatility of this camera's astonishing 50x Optical Zoom. Perfect for Sporting events to Travel highlights, Wildlife to Landscapes
  • CAMERA FEATURES: 50x Optical Zoom, Intelligent IS(Image Stabilizing), 20.3 Megapixel, 1080p Full HD Video, Large 3.0-inch high-resolution LCD, Built-in Wi-Fi, Hybrid Auto - records 4 second video with each shot.
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: 2x Sandisk 32GB memory card, NB6L replacement battery, Travel car charger for Canon NB-6L battery, Small flexible tripod, Premium camera case, SD card reader, Memory card wallet, LCD screen protectors.
  • SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE - Photo4Less is a CANON AUTHORIZED DEALER, so you can rest assure knowing that your purchase is fully backed by Canon with Photo4less exceptional Customer Service.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The PHOTO4LESS Canon PowerShot SX540
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

PHOTO4LESS Canon PowerShot SX540 Final Thoughts

"It takes great pictures."

Looks amazing and excited to try it. Just ordered my soft box lights. If you receive an error message to turn off and then on remove the lens cap. 5 seconds to wait for auto focus is not going to kill me. The burst rate is pretty good, and the image stabilization is superb.

Overall Score
5.0


(13 Points)

6. PHOTO4LESS Canon T7 Beginners Digital Camera

User Ratings: 88

PHOTO4LESS Canon T7 First Impressions

"An excellent camera."

It sucks up way more battery life than the D7100/D7200. All around for the price, it was still worth it. Sometimes I still wish I had purchased the 40D at a comparable price. The software also defaults to save your original pic. I use it with my one year old PHOTO4LESS lens.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T7 Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 is STM Lens + 64GB Memory Card + Wide Angle and Telephoto Lens + Video Tripod + Extra Battery and Charger + Remote + Slave Flash
  • EXCLUSIVE BUNDLE: This bundle Includes everything you need to start capturing video/images immediately. Easy to use for beginners and Pro alike, and a perfect gift for you or a loved one for all occasions.
  • CAMERA FEATURES: 24.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4+ image processor, range from ISO 100-6400, shooting continuously up to 3 fps, Full HD 1080/30p video recording, 9-point AF system, contrast-detection focusing system, 3.0" 920k-dot LCD, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC
  • KIT INCLUDES: Canon T7 EOS Rebel DSLR Camera, EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens, 58mm 2X Telephoto Lens, 58mm Wide Angle Lens, 2x Transcend 32GB Memory Card & Tri-fold Card Wallet, 58mm UV Protector Filter, 3 Piece Filter Kit (UV-CPL-FLD).
  • Extra Battery Pack, Battery Power Charger, with Compact Travel Charger for Car & Home, Photo4less Camera & Lens Case, 60-inch Camera Video Tripod, Digital Auto Power Slave Flash, RS-60 Remote Switch, Hi-Speed USB Card Reader, Eyecup EF, Lens Cap Holder, LCD Screen Protectors (Clear),
  • SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE: Photo4Less is a CANON AUTHORIZED DEALER, so you can rest assure knowing that your purchase is fully backed by Canon USA Manufacturer’s WARRANTY and with Photo4less exceptional Customer Service.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The PHOTO4LESS Canon T7
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

PHOTO4LESS Canon T7 Final Thoughts

"Really love my PHOTO4LESS Canon T7!"

So i bought this kit under a month ago and I'm in love with it. I take pictures of houses occasionally and this has worked really well. Servo is accurate enough to keep it on. But I'd buy from PHOTO4LESS again, so they've got that going for them. It feels wonderful and functions smoothly.

Overall Score
4.9


(11 Points)

7. Canon EOS Rebel T7 Beginners Digital Camera

User Ratings: 85

Canon EOS Rebel T7 First Impressions

"So far so great."

It has a very similar look to a high end smartphone screen. I don't feel like I ever need any other lenses. I have not used the remote yet so I can't comment on that. Great Beginners Digital Camera package my kids love it! I have really enjoyed putting this lens through its paces.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T7 Digital SLR Camera Bundle + EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 is II + Canon 200ES Shoulder Bag + Transcend 64GB UHS-I U3 SD Memory Card Top Value Bundle!
  • EXCLUSIVE BUNDLE: This bundle Includes everything you need to start capturing video/images immediately. Easy to use for beginners and Pro alike, and a perfect gift for you or a loved one for all occasions.
  • CAMERA FEATURES: 24.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4+ image processor, range from ISO 100-6400, shooting continuously up to 3 fps, Full HD 1080/30p video recording, 9-point AF system, contrast-detection focusing system, 3.0" 920k-dot LCD, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Canon EOS Rebel T7 EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II - Canon EOS Shoulder Bag 200ES (Black) - Transcend 64GB UHS-I U3 SD Memory Card - Photo4Less Camera and Lens Cleaning Cloth
  • SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE: Photo4Less is a CANON AUTHORIZED DEALER, so you can rest assure knowing that your purchase is fully backed by Canon USA Manufacturer’s WARRANTY and with Photo4less exceptional Customer Service.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon EOS Rebel T7
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon EOS Rebel T7 Final Thoughts

"Low light performance."

The body is well balanced when using the large Art series of lenses. My family pictures will be great from now on. But I'd buy from Canon again, so they've got that going for them. Best price, fast delivery and good support in case something goes wrong. The extra batteries don't work all that well.

Overall Score
4.8


(9 Points)

8. Canon 90d Beginners Digital Camera

User Ratings: 63 15

Canon 90d First Impressions

"Greats products!"

Have used Canon cameras all the way back to 35mm. I love all the accessories included with my new Canon 90d camera. I would highly recommend this Canon 90d and bundle. This is a fantastic Beginners Digital Camera. I use it with my one year old Canon lens.

  • Canon EOS 90D DSLR Camera + Canon EF-S 18-55mm + Tamron 70-300mm Lens + 500mm & 650-1300mm Telephoto Preset Lens + Wide Angle & Telephoto Lens + Macro Filter Kit + 64GB Memory Card + Accessory Bundle
  • Canon EOS 90D DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens - 32.5MP APS-C CMOS Sensor - UHD 4K30p & Full HD 120p Video Recording - Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD - 45-Point All Cross-Type AF System - EOS iTR autofocus
  • Three lens kit: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens - With semi wide angle frame best for portraits even in low lighting conditions + Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Autofocus Lens - Ideal Zoom for day to day use due to its light weight and smooth function + 500mm f/8.0 Preset Telephoto Lens & 650-1300mm f/8.0 Preset Telephoto Lens - Attached to the T-mount this telephoto lenses gives great zoom, best for distant & wildlife photography used by beginners as well as professionals alike.
  • This bundle comes with a load of premium accessories.
  • Canon battery and charger - Extra battery - 64GB Memory Card - 2.2x Telephoto lens - 0.43x Wide angle macro lens - Two HD filter kits - Macro close-up kit - Bagpack - Camera case
  • 50 Inch tripod - Wireless remote - Memory card reader - Lens hoods and More..
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 90d
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 90d Final Thoughts

"On the Canon 90d."

This is a fantastic Beginners Digital Camera. This, in my opinion is a great camera to start learning on. All around for the price, it was still worth it. I have always gotten great results with my Canon 90d. I love the camera and the bundle is OK.

Overall Score
4.2


(9 Points)

9. Canon 80d Beginners Digital Camera

User Ratings: 65

Canon 80d First Impressions

"Happy it was included."

First four pictures I took and they came out great! The battery that does come with the camera lasts a long time. So pleased with all the features. All around for the price, it was still worth it. However on contacting Canon about it, they sent us a memory card.

  • Canon EOS 80D DSLR Camera + Canon EF-S 18-55mm + Tamron 70-300mm Lens + 500mm & 650-1300mm Telephoto Preset Lens + Wide Angle & Telephoto Lens + Macro Filter Kit + 64GB Memory Card + Accessory Bundle
  • Canon EOS 80D Camera - 24.2MegaPixels APS-C CMOS Sensor - 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen - Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps - 45-Point All Cross-Type AF System - Dual Pixel CMOS AF - Expanded ISO 25600, Up to 7 fps Shooting - Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • Three lens kit: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens - With semi wide angle frame best for portraits even in low lighting conditions + Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Autofocus Lens - Ideal Zoom for day to day use due to its light weight and smooth function + 500mm f/8.0 Preset Telephoto Lens & 650-1300mm f/8.0 Preset Telephoto Lens - Attached to the T-mount this telephoto lenses gives great zoom, best for distant & wildlife photography used by beginners as well as professionals alike.
  • This bundle comes with a load of premium accessories.
  • Canon battery and charger - Extra battery - 64GB Memory Card - 2.2x Telephoto lens - 0.43x Wide angle macro lens - Two HD filter kits - Macro close-up kit - Bagpack - Camera case
  • 50 Inch tripod - Wireless remote - Memory card reader - Lens hoods and More..
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 80d
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 80d Final Thoughts

"I do love the camera."

Works great for my daughter and her film school. It is worth the trade-off when doing astro-photography. But I'd buy from Canon again, so they've got that going for them. This Canon 80d is built tough. Many more options than available to entry level models.

Overall Score
4.3


(4 Points)

10. Fujifilm X-T30 Beginners Digital Camera

Fujifilm X-T30 First Impressions

"That is fine for me."

Overall, its a great deal, with the body and lenses alone. Fujifilm mirrorless system has been advancing rapidly. Great camera and bundle from this deal. I doubled down and ordered a second body. So far performance is fabulous.

  • Fujifilm X-T30 Mirrorless Camera Body (Silver) w/15-45 & XF35mm F2 Dual Lens Accessory Bundle with Sandisk 128GB Ultra UHS-I, 2 NP-W126 & Dual Charger, Tripod and Deluxe Photo Software
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Fujifilm X-T30 Mirrorless Camera (Silver) with 15-45F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ Lens (Black) Kitwith Fujifilm XF 35mm f/2 WR Lens (Black), SanDisk Ultra 128GB SD Card, Wasabi Battery (2-Pack) and Dual USB Charger for Fujifilm NP-W126, Focus DSLR Accessory Kit, The Corel Photo, Video, and Art Suite v.3.0 and Focus Flexible 12" Spider Tripod
  • FUJIFILM X-T30 CAMERA: Boasting a new 26.1MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and X-Processor 4 Quad-Core CPU, the X-T30 provides beginners, advanced amateurs, and professionals with fast auto-focus, strong face detection, and power to create high-resolution stills with notable sharpness and clarity.
  • XC 15-45MM f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ LENS: The Fujifilm XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens was created for life every day, offering a 23-69mm equivalent focal length in a lightweight and portable design.
  • XF 35MM f/2 WR LENS: Thanks to the 35mm equivalent focal length of 53mm this interchangeable lens is a perfect partner for everyday pictures. It is impressively sharp at large apertures with minimum distortion or chromatic aberrations.
  • Fujifilm Authorized Dealer – Includes USA Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm X-T30
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Fujifilm X-T30 Final Thoughts

"Beast of a camera."

Great battery life, about 300 shots in cold weather. The Fujifilm X-T30 is by far my favorite camera since the Nikon D700. Fujifilm mirrorless system has been advancing rapidly. The Fujifilm X-T30 is by far my favorite camera since the Nikon D700. I've only touched in certain points there's so much more.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

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