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best digital camera for beginners

Updated on January 19, 2013

Are you looking for the best digital camera for beginners? If you are new to digital photography or looking to buy a digital camera for someone else new to digital photography you have come to the right place. There are hundreds of digital cameras on the market and the range varies from the beginners market right through to the professional photographers market, and everything in between of course.

A beginners' camera must be simple to use, i.e. user friendly, and have the ability to capture some great photos. A digital camera that is too complex and difficult to use will discourage a beginner and put them off. Because of this, buying the best digital camera for beginners is very important.

For the best digital camera for beginners in the point and shoot category, top end compact camera category, and the four thirds camera category check out the products below.

Best digital camera for beginners - Point and shoot cameras

The point and shoot camera is the easiest camera to use and all you have to do to start snapping photographs is, as the name suggests, point the camera at the subject and press the shutter button.

Point and shoot cameras have a range of automatic modes for specific subjects. All digital point and shoot cameras will have a landscape mode, macro mode, night time mode, sports mode and a general mode. All you need to do is select the right mode and the camera will work out the best aperture/shutter speed/ISO settings to get the right exposure. It is possible to make some minor adjustments and tweaks to the camera settings, but you can't do too much.

A point and shoot camera is perfect for children and those people that are totally new to photography. With a point and shoot camera you don't have to worry about setting the camera up for the right exposure and can concentrate on capturing the image you want. So, the point and shoot camera can easily be described as the best digital camera for beginners.

Point and shoot best digital camera for beginners on Amazon

There are loads of different digital point and shoot cameras available and choosing the right one can be a real headache. For some popular, and top rated digital point and shoot cameras check out the products below.

If none of the point and shoot cameras above are suitable check out the cameras below. Alternatively, use the search facility and you will find even more point and shoot cameras.

Best digital camera for beginners - Top end compact cameras

If you want a bit more control over the exposure and want the ability to adjust the shutter speed, ISO and aperture but still want one of the best camera for beginners I suggest you take a look at the high end compact digital camera.

All the major camera manufacturers produce a high end compact camera or two, so it doesn't matter whether your preferred brand is Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Samsung, Panasonic or anything else, there will be the perfect camera out there.

If you want a sample of the high end compact best digital camera for beginners take a look at the products below, all of which are very good and capable of producing some stunning photographs whilst you develop your photography skills.

If you want a sample of the high end compact best digital camera for beginners take a look at the products below, all of which are very good and capable of producing some stunning photographs whilst you develop your photography skills.

Best digital camera for beginners - four thirds cameras

If you are looking for the best digital camera for beginners that is small, light, has the ability to change lenses and is capable of capturing professional quality photographs the four thirds camera is something you should consider. The four thirds camera has the same sized sensor found in entry level digital slrs, therefore they are just as powerful but don't have the bulk.

Four thirds cameras have increased in popularity in recent times, and when you take a look at the specification of these cameras it is easy to see why. Having the power of a digital slr camera in a body that you can take everywhere with you is very appealing, and the fact you can buy different lenses makes it even more so.

So what is the best digital camera for beginners out of the micro four thirds line up? Check out the following four thirds cameras, all of which are top rated and capable of capturing some awesome photographs.

If you have any comments, rants or raves please feel free to note them in my guestbook. Similarly, if you know of any other top rated digital cameras for beginners and want to share them, please do. Thanks.

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