Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Beginners Point & Shoot Digital Cameras

1. Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Digital Camera + 2x 32GB Memory Card + Camera Bag + Flexible Tripod + Repla...

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)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Beginners Point & Shoot Digital Cameras

2. Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Digital Camera 50x Optical Zoom– Wi-Fi + 64GB Memory Card + Camera Bag + ...

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)

3. Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Digital Camera + 2x 32GB Memory Card + Camera Bag + Flexible Tripod + Repla...

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. O Casio Exilim EX-N10 Digital Camera Gold EX-N10GD

User Ratings: 55

Casio EX-N10GD First Impressions

"The grip is a bit larger."

I can't wait to try it out at the zoo. Takes great low light & fireworks pictures. If you receive an error message to turn off and then on remove the lens cap. Excellent two characteristics in a Beginners Point & Shoot Digital Camera. I don't really see a good excuse for that, wildlife photos may prove nearly impossible.

  • O Casio Exilim EX-N10 Digital Camera Gold EX-N10GD
  • Fashionable camera for ladies
  • Kilt designed inside crystal case
  • Gold and shiny color matches for stylish fashion
  • "Makeup function" can be used
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Casio EX-N10GD
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Casio EX-N10GD Final Thoughts

"Photos come out great!"

Fast shipping and everything packaged nicely. Every thing was fine except I would have liked a better memory card. Not to mention it worked great as a Beginners Point & Shoot Digital Camera too. I am so impressed with this Casio EX-N10GD! I was honestly surprised that I could find anything like this on Amazon.

Overall Score
4.5


(9 Points)

5. Nikon COOLPIX P1000 16.7 Digital Camera with 3.2" LCD, Black

User Ratings: 72 4

Nikon 26522 First Impressions

"It's range is awesome."

The different features are amazing and the pics came out really great. I was pretty skeptical buying another point and shoot. I like everything about the camera. The initial charge using the Nikon 26522 to charge the battery took about 2 hours. Simple to figure out how to use, even for beginning photographers.

  • Nikon COOLPIX P1000 16.7 Digital Camera with 3.2" LCD, Black
  • 3000 millimeter optical zoom-the most powerful zoom lens Ever put on a Nikon Coolpix camera
  • 4K Ultra HD video with HDMI out, stereo sound and an accessory Hot Shoe
  • Rock steady dual detect image stabilization and great low light capability. VIBRATION REDUCTION: Lens shift VR (still pictures) / Lens shift and Electronic VR (movies)
  • Raw (nrw), time lapse and Super lapse shooting Plus great creative modes
  • Full manual controls along with easy auto shooting
  • Top Continuous Shooting Speed at Full Resolution: Up to 7 Shots at Approx. 7 Frames per Second
  • FOCUS RANGE: [W]: Approx. 1 feet (30 centimeter) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 23 feet (7.0 meter) to infinity, Macro close up mode: Approx. 0.4 inches (1 centimeter) (wide angle position), Approx. 23 feet (7.0 meter) (telephoto position) (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 26522
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 26522 Final Thoughts

"Keep it simple!"

The zoom truly is extraordinary! Just ordered my soft box lights. It took me a while to figure it out. A duck flying by very quickly skimming the water over Lake Washington. The different features are amazing and the pics came out really great.

Overall Score
4.5


(212 Points)

6. Canon PowerShot SX620 HS Digital Camera with Sandisk 32 GB SD Memory Card + Extra Battery + Tripod +...

User Ratings: 69 3

Canon PG-CANSX620B-011217 First Impressions

"You guessed it, buy this."

The package is so small and light I barely notice it has a lens. I'm impressed with how Canon incorporated it seamlessly. After taking a photo, it would not focus or operate, or so it seemed. This camera far exceeded my expectations. But overall I really liked this bundle and the quality is awesome!

  • Canon PowerShot SX620 HS Digital Camera with Sandisk 32 GB SD Memory Card + Extra Battery + Tripod + Case + Card Reader + Cleaning Kit
  • This Paging Zone Camera Bundle comes complete with Manufacturer Supplied Accessories and 1-year Seller Warranty and Includes:
  • Canon PowerShot SX620 HS Digital Camera with 20.2MP 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor, DIGIC 4+ Image Sensor, 3.0" 922k-Dot LCD Monitor, Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps, Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • SanDisk 32GB Ultra Class 10 SDHC Memory Card - Twice As Fast As Ordinary SDHC Cards, Allowing You To Take Pictures And Transfer Files Quickly
  • Deluxe Camera Case with Sleek design, Sturdy construction, Removable shoulder strap, Webbed side & back pocket + Flexible Spider Tripod provides flexibility and grip ability, allowing you to stabilize your digital camera on almost any surface
  • USB SD Card Reader with maximum performance. Backward compatible with USB 2.0 hosts + 5pc Starter Cleaning Kit with Lens Cleaning Solution, Cleaning Cloth, Small Tripod, 2 Screen Protectors, Memory Card Wallet, 5 Buds
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon PG-CANSX620B-011217
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon PG-CANSX620B-011217 Final Thoughts

"You will love it!"

I'm impressed with how Canon incorporated it seamlessly. Its small and very comfortable to hold and use, which is great cuz I have small hands. You'll be glad you bought this one. Better photos than her XR phone. Only downside is recovery after each shot, however rest of features make up for it.

Overall Score
4.4


(82 Points)

7. Olympus Stylus FE-290 7MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Zoom (Black)

User Ratings: 34

Olympus FE-290 Black First Impressions

"You guessed it, buy this."

It size is great for pockets and small purses. I was honestly surprised that I could find anything like this on Amazon. Excellent two characteristics in a Beginners Point & Shoot Digital Camera. Not to mention it worked great as a Beginners Point & Shoot Digital Camera too. Every thing was fine except I would have liked a better memory card.

  • Olympus Stylus FE-290 7MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Zoom (Black)
  • 7.1-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 15 x 20-inch prints
  • 4x wide-angle zoom lens with Digital Image Stabilization
  • Large, 3-inch LCD screen
  • AVI Movie Mode with sound
  • Capture images to xD memory cards (not included)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Olympus FE-290 Black
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Olympus FE-290 Black Final Thoughts

"Great manual online."

You'll be glad you bought this one. Some people even claim that the Olympus FE-290 Black rivals medium format quality. I like everything about the camera. 10,000 photos with it and it worked well for its limited capabilities. Been looking for a easy to use, simple Beginners Point & Shoot Digital Camera.

Overall Score
4.0


(9 Points)

8. Panasonic DMC-ZS70S LUMIX ZS70 Digital Camera (Silver) + 64GB Deluxe Accessory Bundle

Beach Camera E12PNDMCZS70S First Impressions

"Decent battery life."

I get great photos, and it does not take long to import them to my laptop. If you're a casual photographer, you can't beat this price, get it now. It size is great for pockets and small purses. I have big hands, but it still fits well into my palm--very comfortable to hold. For me the upgrade was worth it as it had things I find extremely useful.

  • Panasonic DMC-ZS70S LUMIX ZS70 Digital Camera (Silver) + 64GB Deluxe Accessory Bundle
  • PANASONIC AUTHORIZED DEALER - Includes Full PANASONIC USA WARRANTY
  • Panasonic DMC-ZS70S LUMIX ZS70 20.3 MP Digital Camera (Silver)
  • 20.3 Megapixel MOS Sensor - 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S. - 4K QFHD Video Recording - AC/USB Travel Charging Port
  • INCLUDED IN THE BOX: Panasonic Lumix ZS70 Digital Camera - Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery - USB Charging Cable - AC Adapter - Hand Strap
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: 64GB SDXC Memory Card - Compact Deluxe Gadget Bag - LUMIX DMW-BLG10 Battery & Charger Travel Pack - 12" Rubberized Spider Tripod - Corel PaintShop Pro X9 Digital Download - 6ft. Micro HDMI to HDMI Cable - LCD/Lens Cleaning Pen - Dust Removal Blower System - Memory Card Wallet - Card Reader - Mini Tripod - Screen Protectors - 3pc. Lens Cleaning Kit - Microfiber Cloth
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Beach Camera E12PNDMCZS70S
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Beach Camera E12PNDMCZS70S Final Thoughts

"Shots were FANTASTIC!"

Just ordered my soft box lights. I haven't tried the macro shots yet, but will update this review when I get too. Only downside is recovery after each shot, however rest of features make up for it. It is easy to use and takes clear pictures. Simple to figure out how to use, even for beginning photographers.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

9. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Still Camera & OLED Finder, Flip Screen, WiFi, and 1” Sensor...

User Ratings: 63 9

Sony First Impressions

"Both have the zoom."

I am so impressed with this Sony ! If you're a casual photographer, you can't beat this price, get it now. I have yet to use the tripods but I'm excited to give them a try eventually. It took me a while to figure it out. Takes great low light & fireworks pictures.

  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Still Camera & OLED Finder, Flip Screen, WiFi, and 1” Sensor with Vct Camera Grip, Vlogging Black (VCTSGR1)
  • 209 MP 1"-type Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • Operating temperature:32-104°F / 0-40°C.24-70mm equivalent F/18-28 lens
  • Continuous shooting up to 10 FPS
  • Camera grip
  • Selfie grip
  • In-the-box: Pouch, Hand Strap, Cable Clamper
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony Final Thoughts

"Go with the Sony."

Let me say from the start, I really like Sony. Some reviewers have problems with clarity, but I certainly do not. Overall good camera and value but needs improvements in the hardware. It wont replace a DSLR but it comers pretty close. I like that while I am learning I can rely on the IA mode to take great shots for me.

Overall Score
4.2


(507 Points)

10. Nikon (26522 COOLPIX P1000 16MP 125x Super-Zoom Digital Camera + 64GB Memory & Accessory Bundle

User Ratings: 50

Nikon E12NKCPP1000K First Impressions

"Good low light photos."

Likewise, don't rule out film. The burst rate is pretty good, and the image stabilization is superb. I was pretty skeptical buying another point and shoot. If you want to take bird pictures. Nikon, however, has always had colors that are exactly as our eyes see it!

  • Nikon (26522 COOLPIX P1000 16MP 125x Super-Zoom Digital Camera + 64GB Memory & Accessory Bundle
  • Nikon AUTHORIZED DEALER - Includes Full Nikon USA WARRANTY
  • Nikon COOLPIX P1000 16MP 125x Super-Zoom Digital Camera
  • 4K Ultra HD video with HDMI out, 3000mm optical zoom- The most powerful zoom lens on a Nikon, Rock-steady Dual Detect image stabilization and great low-light capability
  • INCLUDED IN THE BOX: COOLPIX P100 | 1x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (EN-EL20a) | 1x Charging AC Adapter (EH-73P) | 1x USB Cable (UC-E21) | 1x Strap (AN-DC3) | 1x 77mm Snap-On Lens Cap (LC-77) | 1x Lens Hood ( HB-CP1)
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Nikon COOLPIX P1000 16MP 125x Super-Zoom Digital Camera | Sandisk 64GB Extreme SDXC Memory UHS-I Card | Large Gadget Bag for SLR Digital Cameras | EN-EL20A Battery | Wireless Universal Shutter Release Remote | 12-Inch Compact Rubberized Spider Tripod & Support, Large (Red) | LCD/Lens Cleaning Pen | Corel Paint Shop Pro X9 Digital Download Card | Hi-Speed SDHC Memory Card Reader | Tri-fold Memory Card Wallet | Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon E12NKCPP1000K
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon E12NKCPP1000K Final Thoughts

"This is my 2nd Nikon E12NKCPP1000K."

It's very easy to clean up noise in postprocessing by using noise ninja or neat image. Not to mention it worked great as a Beginners Point & Shoot Digital Camera too. What a really unique camera. I can't wait to try it out at the zoo. While the 24-70 seems good, I can’t wait for a new Nikon E12NKCPP1000K.

Overall Score
4.3


(7 Points)

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