What Is The Best Camera for An Amateur Photographer in 2018? (Our Top 10 List)

Best Digital Cameras for Beginners - The 10 Awesome Entry-Level Cameras Worth Buying in 2018


In this camera buying guide, we will cover the following:

(1) what are the top 10 best digital cameras for beginners to buy in 2018;
(2) specifically, what are the best entry-level cameras from 4 different brands;
(3) what key parameters to look for in a camera, especially as an amateur photographer.


I hope you’ll agree with me when I say: 

Life is not possible today without a good, quality camera… Or is it?

Well, finding that “good, quality camera” isn’t an easy job.

Photography is much more than just a hobby.

This seemingly innocent occupation requires a decent investment, the bulk of which is spent on the acquisition of a good camera.

Professional photographers who have made a hobby their main job need expensive equipment that has not only high key parameters, but also includes a number of subtle, and often completely redundant functions and settings. 

However, if you are a beginner photographer, we recommend that you pay attention to the following key parameters of the camera:

10 best digital cameras for beginners in 2018

1) Camera Type: 

  • Many photography masters say that compact digital cameras are ideal for beginners, the mastering of which is much simpler than studying DSLRs.
  • However, the reverse is also true: if one learns how to work with SLR cameras, the beginning photographer will have a device with a large set of functions and settings that are inaccessible to digital analogues.

2) Camera Cost: 

  • Do not overlook this factor, because the better is the camera the greater is its the price.
  • It so happened that compact digital cameras are much cheaper than DSLRs, even under comparable (or superior) parameters. However, the latter give greater freedom of creativity, which is the decisive factor in determining the type and price range.

3) Guide Mode Availability: 

  • Recently, some of the SLR cameras are equipped with a built-in Guide Mode, thereby making life easier for beginners in the photography world
  • If you are one of the beginner photographers – look for a camera model with the presence of such a function.

4) Physical Dimensions of the Sensor: 

  • Do not pay much attention to the clever advertising trick about megapixels, since in DSLR cameras this function is not so important. 
  • It is much more important to know the size of the sensor – the more its dimensions are, the better is the color rendering, the higher is sensitivity and less noise even at high ISO values.

5) Camera Zoom: 

  • The camera for a beginner should have at least a 3x zoom, as well as with interchangeable lenses. 
  • These factors significantly expand the possibilities of the photographer.

6) Battery Life: 

  • Even professionals sometimes need to make several shots in order to achieve the desired effect from photography.
  • Beginners often face the problems of the first-try frame, so autonomy, which determines the number of possible shots with one full charge of the battery, is one of the key parameters.

7) Presence of Auto Mode Settings: 

  • At the very beginning of using a DSLR, it will be very difficult for the user to navigate in the settings.
  • Therefore, you should give preference to cameras with ready-made parameters for different types of shooting, whether it’s landscape, portrait or sport.

8) Autofocus and Optimal Exposure Detection: 

  • The implementation of these two functions in the auto mode will significantly simplify the process of photographing for the beginner.

Having the aforementioned options in your camera will greatly aid you as a beginner photographer.

Now, here are the cameras to expect in this article. (Click on the link to jump to the section you want to read).

Best Canon SLR Cameras for Beginners 2018


Best Nikon SLR Cameras for Beginners 2018 


Best SLR Cameras for Beginners (Other Brands)


Best Mirrorless Camera for Beginners in 2018

 

Now, let’s get into the details of each camera.

By the way, I will also include video-reviews from YouTube to enhance your knowledge of each camera mentioned below.


Best Canon SLR Cameras for Beginners 2018


Canon EOS 70D Body

Quick Specs:

  • Type: Mid-size SLR
  • Weight: 755 g
  • Sensor: CMOS
  • Lens: Canon EF/EF-S
  • ISO sensitivity: Auto, 100-12800 (25600 with boost)
  • Category: Best Canon SLR Cameras for Beginners
  • Subcategory: Best Price
  • My (2018) Rating: 4.7/5

A camera that has conquered many professionals, is capable of becoming a reliable gadget in the hands of beginning photographers.

Despite the fact that Canon EOS 70D Body doesn’t have any special positioning, it can be attributed to the category of universal cameras suitable for both photography masters and talented beginners.

What stands this camera out is the new structure of the matrix Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which provides smooth and accurate automatic focus adjustment for video recording in Full HD format, as well as fast autofocusing when taking photos in Live View mode.

The sensitivity range of ISO 100-12800 allows photographers shooting under low light and use lower ISO values without compromising image quality.

Video shooting fans will truly enjoy the stereo sound recording using the built-in microphone, as well as the ability to improve the sound quality with a plugged-in external microphone.


In manual mode, it is possible to fully control such parameters as ISO sensitivity and aperture.

This freedom of action helps the beginning photographer to improve their skills.

Friendly interface still makes you spend some time in the settings but over time you will not have any issues with it.

However, many experienced people point out that it’s worthwhile to move on to the EOS 70D while having at least some experience in using high-end DSLRs.

Out of features of this model, you can notice the rotary screen, which greatly helps in shooting from uncomfortable angles. It also provides you with the possibility of remote work from your smartphone.

If you use a smart approach to purchasing Canon EOS 70D Body, then there are no grounds for discontent and disappointment – the camera is just as good as its (rather average) price tag.

What you might like about this camera:

  • good color rendition
  • the sensor is 20.2 megapixels

What you might not like about this camera:

  • image noise at high ISO values

Check out the video review of Canon 70D below:

Final Thoughts: Canon EOS 70D – Great for Total Amateurs and Enthusiast Photographers


Canon EOS 70D is a worthy successor of the semi-professional cameras. It combines the reliability of older models, high performance and affordable cost.

Between the auto focus, audio displays, touch screen and great camera body I think this one is a real winner.

I can recommend it to both novice amateur photographers and experienced enthusiast photographers.

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Best Canon SLR Cameras for Beginners 2018


Canon EOS 80D Kit

Quick Specs:

  • Type: Mid-size SLR
  • Weight: 730 g
  • Sensor: CMOS
  • Lens: Canon EF/EF-S
  • ISO sensitivity: Auto, 100-16000 (expands to 25600)
  • Category: Best Canon SLR Cameras for Beginners
  • Subcategory: Best shooting parameters (25.8 MP sensor)
  • My (2018) Rating: 4.8/5

Canon EOS 80D is a mid-level SLR camera that can become an excellent “educational device” for beginners, and is also guaranteed not to get lost among advanced camera models.

The study of Canon EOS 80D Kit can last a very long time – the search of all possible modes and functions (especially if there is an extended set of lenses) is capable of capturing novice photographers for several days.

However, the result of such “harsh” studying can exceed all expectations: beginner photographers talented by nature can see impressive results from the very first works.

The ergonomics of EOS 80D is a successful compromise between size and convenience.

It does not take up much space compared to its full-frame counterparts and it’s comfortable shooting with it. It is also convenient to operate the camera using the touch interface.


Fully articulated touch screen of Canon EOS 80D deserves a special praise.

Video shooting is possible in Full HD resolution with a frequency of up to 50/60 frames per second. The videographer is offered an excellent autofocus, the manual exposure control, and an input for headphones and a microphone.

What you might like about this camera:

  • availability of wireless connectivity with other devices
  • good dynamic design at low ISO values
  • the presence of a built-in interval timer (dedicated to fans of time-lapse shooting)

What you might not like about this camera:

  • has relatively average technical capabilities
  • pretty high price tag

As usual, below I am including an excellent video-review of Canon EOS 80D done by Chris Niccolls, Jordan Drake and Mike Drew:

Final Thoughts: Canon EOS 80D – A Successful Semi-Professional Camera Suitable for Beginners


Canon which always confidently felt in the market of SLR cameras, further strengthened its position by releasing another very successful model – the Canon EOS 80D. 

And even though this camera does not have any revolutionary or breakthrough technologies, its main advantage is a serious set of characteristics and qualities.

For enthusiast videographers, this camera is simply a gift, providing a working phase autofocus in Live View mode in combination with a fully articulated touch screen and an output for an external microphone.

In a nutshell, a successful semi-professional camera.

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Best Canon SLR Cameras for Beginners 2018


Canon EOS Rebel SL1

Quick Specs:

  • Type: Compact SLR camera
  • Weight: 407 g
  • Sensor: CMOS
  • Lens: Canon Zoom Lens EF/EF-S
  • ISO sensitivity: Auto, 100-12800 (25600 with boost)
  • Category: Best Canon SLR Cameras for Beginners
  • Subcategory: Best price
  • My (2018) Rating: 4.9/5

Canon EOS Rebel SL1 (Canon EOS 100D outside of the US) is the most budget-friendly SLR camera in today’s top-10 list of the best digital cameras for beginners.

It is also one of the best Canon cameras overall.

It has good technical data: it has high ISO values, it provides high-quality automation work and a wide range of convenient auto-modes.

Even a professional photographer will be glad to work with this camera as the true potential of the camera outshines many of the competitive models.

First, compactness and a light weight of the SLR camera (407 grams without the lens) should be noted, which, in comparison with the older models is a good result.

Secondly, the ergonomic parameters turned out to be successful: the camera focuses quickly, the camera’s grip is convenient, and the control can be done via the touch screen.

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If you don’t take into account the noise starting from about ISO 6400, then the Canon EOS 100D Kit can safely be attributed to the category of the best cameras for beginners.

The quality of the picture corresponds to the level of the amateur DSLR.

In the kit with the camera goes a standard kit zoom lens – EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM lens with quiet autofocus, which is considered the best for video recording. When recording scenes, you can focus by touching the screen.

What you might like about this camera:

  • excellent price
  • good design
  • the availability of software for the rapid distribution of photos
  • FULL HD video shooting (1920 x 1080 with a frequency of 25/30 frames per second);
  • there is lens in the camera set

What you might not like about this camera:

  • noise starting from about ISO 6400

Overall, a beginner in photography will find in Canon EOS Rebel LS1 a great tool for creating his/her first photo frames in many ways thanks to automation and a great system of built-in hints.

Below you will find an excellent video-review of Canon EOS Rebel SL1 (Canon EOS 100D) by Larry Becker:

Final Thoughts: Canon EOS Rebel SL1 – A Kind of Combination of DSLR and Compact Camera


Canon EOS Rebel SL1 combines the advantages of a DSLR and a compact digital camera.

It is the smallest, lightest DSLR available on the market. If you replace the kit lens with a compact fix, this SLR camera will take up a minimum of space and become an ideal companion in distant travel.

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Best Nikon SLR Cameras for Beginners 2018


Nikon D7100 Kit

Quick Specs:

  • Type: Mid-size SLR
  • Weight: 765 g
  • Sensor: CMOS
  • ISO sensitivity: ISO 100 – 6400, Lo-1 (ISO 50), Hi-1 (ISO 12,800), Hi-2 (ISO 25,600)
  • Category: Best Nikon SLR Cameras for Beginners
  • Subcategory: Optimal price-performance ratio
  • My (2018) Rating: 4.6/5

Nikon D7100 is a classic SLR camera.

Many manufacturers, unable to withstand competition, switched to the development of alternative camera options – mirrorless cameras, translucent mirror technology cameras, or compact cameras.

However, Nikon is still loyal to the traditions and continues to produce some of the world’s best SLR cameras.

Nikon D7100 is a great camera in terms of price-quality ratio, suitable for those who already had worked with cameras at least from a low-price range.

In the heart of the camera is a 24-megapixel CMOS sensor with a physical size of 23.5 x 15.6 mm.

Its main feature is the absence of a low-frequency filter, which traditionally serves to suppress the moiré effect by forcibly reducing the detail of the image.

Since this filter is not available on Nikon D7100, nothing gets in the way of obtaining maximum image detail.

Switching from point-and-shoot cameras to this camera will not be as easy as it seems.

This camera will be very harsh to complete beginners, as the learning each button and the meaning of all the icons on the monochrome display can take more than just a day.

This is the only reason why this model is not recommended to aspiring photographers as their first DSLR.

Of course, for this case there is a fully auto mode available.

On the other hand, if you have basic photography skills, the set of settings available on this SLR can’t but make you smile. As for the technical equipment, the camera outshines most of its competitors, including from its own line.

Nikon D7100 Kit works well when shooting landscapes.

What you might like about this camera:

  • ergonomics aspect is at its best
  • excellent in landscape photography
  • good color rendition
  • the sensor is 24.71 Mp

What you might not like about this camera:

  • noise makes itself felt at a modest ISO value of 400-1000
  • small size of the image buffer

I really enjoy watching Chris Nicholls’ videos, so I decided to attach his review of Nikon D7100:

Nikon D7100 – An Excellent Choice for Enthusiast Photographers


Nikon D7100 is an excellent choice for an enthusiast photographer who is familiar with the theory and practice of photography.

In general, this camera was very successful given its highest quality of the image (especially with good optics and at low ISO), convenience and fast control, as well as an impressive set of characteristics.

Only a relatively little image buffer can limit the serious professional application of D7100.

Read Our Full Review Here.

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Best Nikon SLR Cameras for Beginners 2018


Nikon D3400 Kit

Quick Specs:

  • Type: Compact SLR
  • Weight: 445 g
  • Sensor: CMOS
  • ISO sensitivity: Auto, 100-25600
  • Category: Best Nikon SLR Cameras for Beginners
  • Subcategory: Optimal price
  • My (2018) Rating: 4.8/5

Ergonomic parameters of this camera is exactly what is required for any beginner at the stage of learning about photography.

The flagship of amateur cameras series, Nikon D3400 has an exceptionally good body structure, as well as a lightweight design, the weight of which is 430 grams with batteries included.

Many amateur photographers notice the almost full adaptation of the camera to the hands of non-professionals, especially in terms of getting beautiful photographs “out of nothing”.

This effect is achieved due to good color rendition and numerous shooting modes.

In general, to understand the settings you need an instruction.

However, if you have Nikon D3400, you can do without the manual. In this camera, the Guide Mode is implemented.

And it’s not just a set of tips, it’s an interactive guide to action!

Choose “Shoot”, then “Advanced functions”. Now select the scene or effect that you want to use in the picture.

It itself will explain which settings you need to apply for this and helps install them with its understandable graphical interface.

With one stone you end up killing two birds: choosing optimal settings for the scene, as well as understanding what this or that setting is responsible for.

What you might like about this camera:

  • low price tag
  • color rendering, saturation and contrast
  • guide mode
  • not difficult to learn, even for beginners

What you might not like about this camera:

  • high noise level even at low ISO values
  • small memory buffer

Now in terms of noise and a buffer, some people might not be happy about but keep in mind that you still get quality images.

With the price that you’d pay for Nikon D3400, you can simply close your eyes to such shortcomings.

Below I am attaching a video-review:

Final Thoughts: Nikon D3400 – Great Camera Choice for Beginners on A Small Budget


D3400 is yet another interesting model from Nikon, which will certainly will suit someone who is not yet sure about their skills in photography.

This camera is good both for beginners and for those who don’t want to spend too much money on expensive cameras.

D3400 is a great Nikon DSLR camera under $500. (Please note that price is subject to change).

It is able to create surprisingly beautiful pictures, and the excellent characteristics of the device helped it to occupy an honorable place in my top-10 list of the best digital cameras for beginners.

Read Our Full Review of Nikon D3400.

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Best Nikon Camera for Amateurs in 2018


Nikon D5300

Quick Specs:

  • Type: Compact SLR
  • Weight: 480 g
  • Sensor: CMOS
  • ISO sensitivity: Auto, 100 – 12800 (25600 with boost)
  • Category: Best Nikon SLR Cameras for Beginners
  • Subcategory: The best budget SLR camera
  • My (2018) Rating: 4.9/5

D5300 sure is one of the Nikon’s best entry-level SLRs.

This camera was created similarly to D3400 camera model. Despite the already brilliant ergonomics of the camera, the Nikon D5300 Body presents new improvements.

The main changes have to do with the internal filling and related technical characteristics.

The resolution of the new matrix was 24.78 Mp, which clearly points to the intracorporate struggle for every one hundredth of a pixel in order to improve the final result of the photo.

A lot of work was done on the balance of settings in order to enhance the color rendition and the relevant aspects.

Another qualitative leap was made in the field of “weak link” of all budget-average DSLRs from Nikon: good sensitivity finally allows shooting at ISO 1600, bypassing the noise and loss in quality.

Considering such a volume of useful work, the purchase of the Nikon D5300 can be an excellent investment.

Without doubt, D5300 is great for a first DSLR in 2018 (review + samples).

What you might like about this camera:

  • adjustment of the sensitivity of the matrix and the emergence of the possibility of high-quality shooting at ISO 1600
  • availability of the time-lapse function
  • high quality photos

What you might not like about this camera:

  • pretty slow Live View mode

It is equally easy to take pictures in different genres, from landscape to portrait. A great autofocus allows you to even try yourself in a reportage shooting.

Final Thoughts: Nikon D5300 – Yet Another Awesome Entry-Level Camera


Nikon D5300 is an example of an excellent camera for a beginner or an advanced photographer:

  • the ease of operation and excellent results in auto mode will appeal to the former,
  • and the highest for its class image quality – for the latter.

It can surprise: when shooting with good lighting it provides the highest detail, and when shooting with low lighting, you will have a clean and noise-free image.

Read Our Full Review of Nikon D5300.

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Other Best SLR Cameras for Beginners 2018


Sony SLT-A68 (a68)

Quick Specs:

  • Type: Mid-size SLR
  • Weight: 610 g
  • Sensor: CMOS
  • ISO sensitivity: Auto, 100-25600
  • Category: Best Non-Canon, Non-Nikon SLR Cameras for Beginners
  • Subcategory: Best shooting quality
  • My (2018) Rating: 4.7/5

Sony a68 (also known as ILCA-68) is an amateur level camera, endowed with a number of abilities of more serious models.

In its essence, this is a simplified version of the semi-professional model ILCA-77M2, from which the a68 has borrowed many strengths.

The first one is autofocus.

The 79-point phase AF module works clearly, quickly and steadily in all conditions. Face recognition function and focusing on the eyes only adds convenience.

It definitely needs to be praised for ergonomics, which is thoughtful and with a finely tuned control. An additional bonus is a monochrome display on the top panel. The tilting LCD also helps in operation.

With Sony a68 you can shoot great panoramic photos, and enjoy the HDR photography.

Video shooting is also at its best: Full HD with a frequency of up to 50/60 frames per second and a high bit rate. During video shooting, phase autofocus is enabled.

As for the quality of the image, the camera confidently shoots at ISO 1600, with the ISO 3200 being already a “border line”.

The 24 MP resolution is perfectly implemented in Sony a68 – with the correct settings, you can achieve an excellent balance of color depth and naturalness, something that lacks in many of its competitive cameras.

What you might like about this camera:

  • high speed of continuous shooting
  • effective built-in stabilizer
  • good image quality up to ISO 3200
  • high-quality video with autofocus and stabilization

What you might not like about this camera:

  • plastic camera body
  • average screen
  • small buffer

Also, it has slightly reduced detail compared to camera models that are equipped with anti-moire filter sensors.

Check out the video review of Sony Alpha-68 (ILCA-68):

Sony a68 – Helps You Make The First Step Into The World of Professional Photography


Sony a68 is the most anti-crisis camera in the market. It is an excellent solution for photographers making the first step to professional photography.

This model allows you to receive beautiful shots in difficult conditions, and it has many advanced features borrowed from Sony’s older sister ILCA-77M2.

Yes, the developers saved themselves from work on secondary elements but this way they minimized the cost of the camera.

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Sony Alpha SLT-A58 Kit

Quick Specs:

  • Type: Compact SLR
  • Weight: 492 g
  • Sensor: CMOS
  • ISO sensitivity: Auto, ISO 100-16000 (25600 with boost)
  • Category: Best Non-Canon, Non-Nikon SLR Cameras for Beginners
  • Subcategory: Best price
  • My (2018) Rating: 4.7/5

Sony SLT-A58 represents a compromise between price and quality.

And you need to consider it from this point of view: as the simplest camera in the lineup, the replacement of SLT-A37. In this case, all the disadvantages of the camera such as small buffer size, average kit lens and noise at high ISO values become quite forgivable.
It has some advantages too.

First of all, it’s the price. Sony a58 is a camera that costs less than $500.

Add to this convenient camera body, thoughtful management, the ability to build a frame on a tilting display with the preservation of fast phase autofocus, a capacious battery … And in the end we will get a very good camera for a beginner photographer.

What you might like about this camera:

  • low cost of the kit
  • low weight
  • a lot of filters and auto shooting modes
  • high rate of continuous shooting
  • tilting LCD
  • high-quality electronic viewfinder

What you might not like about this camera:

  • high noise level at ISO above 1600 units
  • average kit lens

Check out John Sison’s video-review of Sony SLT-A58:

Final Thoughts: Sony SLT-A58 Will Realize Almost Any Creative Intentions of A Beginner Photographer


Sony SLT-A58 is designed for novice amateur photographers. It is perfect for those who want to buy their first camera and those who already got tired from limited capabilities of point-and-shoot cameras.

This is a simple, but at the same time, a functional camera that can realize almost any creative intentions of a beginner photographer.

Beginners will certainly enjoy its ability for a fast autofocus, an abundance of auto modes and various additional effects.

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Other Best SLR Cameras for Beginners 2018

Pentax K-3 Kit

Quick Specs:

  • Type: Mid-size SLR
  • Weight: 800g
  • Sensor: CMOS
  • ISO sensitivity: Auto, 100 – 51200
  • Category: Best Non-Canon, Non-Nikon SLR Cameras for Beginners
  • Subcategory: High resolution (24.71 MP sensor)
  • My (2018) Rating: 4.9/5

Another Japanese mid-range camera, recommended for beginner photographers to acquire.

The main feature of the Pentax K-3 Kit is a phenomenally good picture, even despite the installed kit lens (making, for example, pictures on Canon seem very mediocre).

If you’re primarily into landscapes, consider getting Pentax K-1 (review).

The filling of this device really looks decent: a matrix of 24.71 Mp allows you to take photos with a resolution of 6016 x 4000, and instantaneous stabilization is achieved due to the use of optics and the shift of the sensor.

The manufacturer also improved the phase focusing compared to its earlier camera models, which is a bonus.

A few interesting points to notice in terms of Pentax K-3 ergonomics.

The first is that the manufacturer explicitly copied the control elements from Canon, and the second is an amazingly comfortable grip, even despite the camera’s significant weight of 800g.

What you might like about this camera:

  • improved autofocus
  • two-level image stabilization system
  • high speed shooting
  • good quality photos for the crop

What you might not like about this camera:

  • high price tag

Below I am attaching Chris Nicholls’ video-review of Pentax K-3, who has done an amazing job as usual:

Final Thoughts: Pentax K-3 – An Excellent Choice For a Photo Traveler


Pentax K-3 is an excellent choice for a photo traveler.

It has proven itself in shooting in the most difficult conditions: no snow, no rain, no shortage of light will be a problem.

Pentax made a rather great camera, which can confidently compete with other mid-range SLRs.

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Best Mirrorless Camera for Amateurs 2018


Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Quick Specs:

  • Type: SLR-like (bridge camera)
  • Weight: 650 g
  • Sensor: BSI-CMOS
  • ISO sensitivity: Auto, ISO 100-3200 (6400 in low light mode at low resolution)
  • Category: Best Mirrorless Camera for Beginners
  • Subcategory: The best mirrorless (superzoom) camera for beginners
  • My (2018) Rating: 4.9/5

Out of all cameras, it can be argued that mirrorless compact cameras are the most suitable for beginners in terms of acquiring photography skills and developing as a photographer.

One of the most worthy candidates for the title of the best mirrorless camera for beginners is Canon PowerShot SX60 HS, which has, if not outstanding, then quite great technical characteristics and ergonomic parameters.

As with many Canon products, this camera has the Connect function, which is necessary for remote shooting and fast transfer of multimedia data via Wi-Fi.

Among the technical parameters the sensor of 16.8 megapixels should be noted, as well as a large range of focal lengths (the camera is suitable for macro photography, portraits, panoramas, etc.)

Its main advantage is a lens with an amazingly high optical zoom of 35x.

It will be appreciated by travel lovers who will like taking photos of things in distance that they can’t physically come close to.

For most buyers, this superzoom is likely to be the first digital camera, so its ability to work in automatic mode plays a very important role.

Interesting fact: In 2017, it was Sony RX10 III that won the official EISA Award as the best superzoom camera. ↓

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Of course, the auto mode option of this camera can be relied upon.

It does a good job of determining the exposure in most complex scenes, and, if necessary, it is ready to receive corrections from the user.

What you might like about this camera:

  • 65x zoom
  • built-in Wi-Fi
  • tilting screen
  • convenient grip
  • high rate of continuous shooting

What you might not like about this camera:

  • difficulties shooting in low light conditions
  • large physical dimensions

And it’s yet another great budget camera that you can get for less than $500.

Check out how incredible the zoom of this camera is:

Final Thoughts: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS – An Inexpensive Camera With The Most Versatile Lens


You should consider getting what’s called a bridge camera – these devices tend to be more affordable than DSLRs, with similar handling and versatility, and many offer superb features like the massive 65x zoom of the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS.

If you just came into the world of photography and you need an inexpensive camera with the most versatile lens, then this is your choice.

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Final Thoughts on the 10 Best Digital Cameras for Beginners Worth Buying in 2018


You decided to get into the world of photography because you are not satisfied with point-and-shoot cameras anymore.

Now what?

Since the professional cameras can be too expensive and difficult to master for beginners, and the simplest models will not allow you to seriously improve the skills of photography, you might have a look at the cameras that were mentioned in this article.

All the aforementioned cameras have auto modes and large sensor, and almost all of them have the possibility of using interchangeable lenses, which will allow you shooting in any conditions.

I hope you enjoyed our top 10 list of the best digital cameras for beginners in 2018 and let me know which camera you found most suitable for you in the comments area below!

Happy shooting!


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