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. Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera (Black) - Essential Accessories Bundle

User Ratings: 70

BuzzPhoto NKB500BBEB3 First Impressions

"Camera works just fine."

I bought this camera right before I went on vacation to Hawaii. After over 10,000 pictures, my BuzzPhoto NKB500BBEB3 operates perfectly in every aspect. I was pretty skeptical buying another point and shoot. I love the LED light and extra batteries for the camera and light. This is great because my mother likes the viewfinder and I like the LCD.

  • Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera (Black) - Essential Accessories Bundle
  • Bundle Includes : Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera (Black) + 32GB SD Card + SD Card Reader + Okto 12 Red Tripod + Camera Gadget Bag (CC4) + Micro HDMI Cable + Wrist Strap + Lens Cap Keeper + Brush Pen + Dust Blower + 4 AA Batteries & Charger + Manufacture Accessories. International Version ( No Warranty)
  • 16MP 1/2.3" BSI CMOS Sensor // NIKKOR f/3.0-6.5mm ED Lens
  • 22.5-900mm (35mm Equivalent) // 40x Optical Zoom Lens, 80x Dynamic Zoom
  • 3" 921k-Dot Tilting LCD // Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • Bluetooth (BLE), Wi-Fi, NFC Connectivity
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The BuzzPhoto NKB500BBEB3
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

BuzzPhoto NKB500BBEB3 Final Thoughts

"Wonderful pictures."

Color and white balance is generally good. But overall It is worth to buy and I totally recommend you to buy this bundle. Some people even claim that the BuzzPhoto NKB500BBEB3 rivals medium format quality. I would like a firmware update to fix that. Overall, I'm really impressed with this little BuzzPhoto NKB500BBEB3.

Overall Score
4.3


(13 Points)

4. 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)

5. Fujifilm FinePix XP140 Digital Camera (Yellow) + 48GB SD Card + Floating Strap + Cleaning System + 1...

User Ratings: 51

Fujifilm Fujifilm XP140 First Impressions

"It's solid."

The only problem I had was with the LCD screen. With a prime lens, zoom is one less thing you worry about. The lens adapter works seamlessly with no performance penalty. It's got pretty much everything I could want in a Beginners Point & Shoot Digital Camera. Let me say from the start, I really like Fujifilm.

  • Fujifilm FinePix XP140 Digital Camera (Yellow) + 48GB SD Card + Floating Strap + Cleaning System + 12” Flexible Tripod + Screen Protectors + SD Card Reader + Memory Card Wallet + Camera Case
  • This Photo4Less Top Value Accessories Kit includes: Fujifilm XP140 Yellow Camera
  • 48GB SD Card + Case + Floating Strap + Cleaning System - Top value Bundle
  • Capture your adventure at the touch of a button in 4K! Use High Speed Video to create a 4 times slow motion effect, or create an action packed time-lapse recording.
  • Activate the continuous low energy Bluetooth connection using your smartphone or tablet to wirelessly share images from the camera to your device.*** Wireless transfer is also available for the FUJIFILM instax SHARE printer, allowing you to print instantly wherever you are.
  • The camera features a 16.4 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, capable of delivering excellent photographs even in underwater or low light conditions. Its CMOS-shift Optical Image Stabilization system controls camera shake minimizing image blur.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm Fujifilm XP140
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Fujifilm Fujifilm XP140 Final Thoughts

"Extremely small."

So I went to a camera store and tried out both of them. Maybe it is for a small POS. Manual focus would've been nice. You'll be glad you bought this one. I've researched this Fujifilm Fujifilm XP140 A LOT and I only heard great things.

Overall Score
4.1


(13 Points)

6. Minolta 20 Mega Pixels HD Digital Camera w/12x Optical Zoom, RED - Bundle with 32GB MicroSDHC Card, ...

Minolta MN12Z First Impressions

"She swears by it."

But overall It is worth to buy and I totally recommend you to buy this bundle. Make sure you format first or it may fry on you. Ergonomics count, especially when you get used to Minolta's excellent system--wow! This camera has so many features for its size. Auto works well for me once outdoors or in well lit rooms.

  • Minolta 20 Mega Pixels HD Digital Camera w/12x Optical Zoom, RED - Bundle with 32GB MicroSDHC Card, Table Top Tripod, Camera Strap, Cleaning Kit,
  • Carrying pouch - Wrist strap - Rechargable battery - User manual - CD ROM - USB Cable - 8GB SD Card - AC Adapter - 32GB MicroSDHC Card - Table Top Tripod - Camera Strap - Cleaning Kit
  • Capture 20MP still photos - Preserve the moment with stunning high-resolution photos suitable for cropping or enlarging
  • Record 720p HD video - Gives your video greater vividness and clarity than standard-definition video
  • Built-in Wi-Fi - Lets you use your smartphone as a remote shutter Makes it easy to transfer photos between Wi-Fi-enabled devices
  • 12X optical zoom - Get up to 12 times closer to your subject Capture close-up details or shoot from a distance
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Minolta MN12Z
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Minolta MN12Z Final Thoughts

"An AMAZING DEAL!"

With a prime lens, zoom is one less thing you worry about. Reduced kit by one star since enclosed camera bag is too small for camera. I recommend this camera to those looking for an all in one camera. I get great photos, and it does not take long to import them to my laptop. It wont replace a DSLR but it comers pretty close.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

7. Nikon Coolpix W300 4K Wi-Fi Shock & Waterproof Digital Camera (Orange) with 64GB Card + Case + Batte...

User Ratings: 79

Ultimate Deals w300orange First Impressions

"Wonderful pictures."

What a really unique camera. It's very easy to clean up noise in postprocessing by using noise ninja or neat image. I love the LED light and extra batteries for the camera and light. Maybe it is for a small POS. It size is great for pockets and small purses.

  • Nikon Coolpix W300 4K Wi-Fi Shock & Waterproof Digital Camera (Orange) with 64GB Card + Case + Battery & Charger + Tripod + Float Strap +Ultimate Bundle
  • KIT INCLUDES 12 PRODUCTS -- All BRAND NEW Items with all Manufacturer-supplied Accessories + Full USA Warranties:
  • [1] Nikon Coolpix W300 4K Wi-Fi Shock & Waterproof Digital Camera (Orange) + [2] Transcend 64GB SDXC U3 Card + [3] Spare EN-EL12 Battery +
  • [4] Battery Charger for EN-EL12 + [5] Lowepro Newport 30 Camera Case + [6] PD 50" Compact Travel Tripod +
  • [7] Floating Foam Camera Strap + [8] HDMI to Micro-HDMI Cable (6') + [9] PD SD & MicroSD Card Reader +
  • [10] PD 8 SD Card Memory Card Case + [11] PD 5pc Complete Cleaning Kit + [12] LCD Screen Protectors + Ultimate Deals Cloth
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ultimate Deals w300orange
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Ultimate Deals w300orange Final Thoughts

"Good pictures!"

The initial charge using the Ultimate Deals w300orange to charge the battery took about 2 hours. The only problem I had was with the LCD screen. After taking a photo, it would not focus or operate, or so it seemed. If you want to take bird pictures. 5 seconds to wait for auto focus is not going to kill me.

Overall Score
4.8


(7 Points)

8. Panasonic digital cameras Lumix black DMC-LX7-K (International Model)

User Ratings: 49

Panasonic DMC-LX7-K First Impressions

"I also could afford it."

I needed a Beginners Point & Shoot Digital Camera with a sensor larger than what is on my smartphone. A great camera for the money and my needs! One thing that worries me is the little flap that covers the USB connector. I haven't tried the macro shots yet, but will update this review when I get too. You'll be glad you bought this one.

  • Panasonic digital cameras Lumix black DMC-LX7-K (International Model)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DMC-LX7-K
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DMC-LX7-K Final Thoughts

"Very impressed overall!"

Its great for quick pictures everywhere with clear pictures. The Panasonic DMC-LX7-K is small and fast. Only downside is recovery after each shot, however rest of features make up for it. This camera was such a great gift for my daughter’s big sister gift. But overall It is worth to buy and I totally recommend you to buy this bundle.

Overall Score
4.1


(34 Points)

9. Canon Powershot SX730 HS Bundle (Silver) + Advanced Accessory Kit - Including to Get Started

User Ratings: 75 7

WhoIsCamera SX730K First Impressions

"A good buy in my book."

I don't really see a good excuse for that, wildlife photos may prove nearly impossible. Ergonomics count, especially when you get used to WhoIsCamera's excellent system--wow! The zoom and autofocus makes it easy. The lens adapter works seamlessly with no performance penalty. Looking forward to seeing how the weight savings impact my hikes and travel.

  • Canon Powershot SX730 HS Bundle (Silver) + Advanced Accessory Kit - Including to Get Started
  • 'WHOISCAMERA' CANON CAMERAS FAVORITE DEALER - Includes Canon Full USA Warranty.
  • 'WHOISCAMERA' ADVANCED HANDPICKED BUNDLE - Canon Digital Camera SX730 HS Body - (2) SanDisk 32GB CardS - Point & Shoot Camera Case - Extra Battery Pack - Spider Tripod - Card Reader - Memory Card Wallet - Lens Pen - Screen Protectors - Microfiber Cloth - Cleaning Solution - Cotton Swabs.
  • INCLUDED WITH THE CANON SX730 CAMERA - Battery Pack NB-13L - Battery Charger CB-2LH - Wrist Strap WS-800
  • EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GO PRO - Powerful 40x Optical Zoom with Zoom Framing Assist - Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth technology - 20.3 Megapixel^ CMOS Sensor - DIGIC 6 Image Processor - 1080p Full HD Video at 60p.
  • THE 'WHOISCAMERA' PROMISE – ‘Satisfaction guaranteed’ is all fine and dandy, but we'd much rather you be absolutely THRILLED with your order, so we’ll move heaven and earth to make that happen!
  • Batteries: 1 CR5 batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The WhoIsCamera SX730K
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

WhoIsCamera SX730K Final Thoughts

"The zoom is terrific."

After taking a photo, it would not focus or operate, or so it seemed. Paired with my smartphone no problem. It will take some getting used to. After taking a photo, it would not focus or operate, or so it seemed. Easy to use, great for simple pictures.

Overall Score
4.6


(48 Points)

10. Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX99 4K Wi-Fi Digital Camera with 32GB Card + Battery + Charger + Case + Tripod ...

User Ratings: 61

Sony K-105110-01 First Impressions

"Both have the zoom."

This is great because my mother likes the viewfinder and I like the LCD. Great deal on this camera package that includes lots of extras. If the battery does run low, you can pop in normal alkaline. This camera has so many features for its size. I haven't tried the macro shots yet, but will update this review when I get too.

  • Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX99 4K Wi-Fi Digital Camera with 32GB Card + Battery + Charger + Case + Tripod + Kit
  • KIT INCLUDES 11 PRODUCTS -- All BRAND NEW Items with all Manufacturer-supplied Accessories + Full USA Warranties:
  • [1] Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX99 4K Wi-Fi Digital Camera + [2] Transcend 32GB MicroSD Card +
  • [3] Spare NP-BX1 Battery for Sony + [4] Battery Charger for NP-BX1 + [5] Lowepro Newport 30 Camera Case +
  • [6] Vidpro TT-4 Grip & Mini Tripod + [7] PD SD & MicroSD Card Reader + [8] PD 5pc Complete Cleaning Kit +
  • [9] PD 8 SD Card Memory Card Case + [10] LCD Screen Protectors + [11] Image Recovery Software
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony K-105110-01
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony K-105110-01 Final Thoughts

"Has a big LCD display."

I can't wait to try it out at the zoo. What a really unique camera. If you want to take bird pictures. The stability at long zoom was fantastic. I was honestly surprised that I could find anything like this on Amazon.

Overall Score
4.6


(9 Points)

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