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. Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K 20.3MP 4K Digital Camera (Black) with 64GB SD Card and Accessory Bundle

User Ratings: 76

Panasonic DC-ZS70K First Impressions

"Very nice design."

Me and my husband have planned a trip to Bahamas. She squeals in excitement every time I open Snapchat and let her take pictures with me. Reduced kit by one star since enclosed camera bag is too small for camera. Simple to figure out how to use, even for beginning photographers. The Panasonic DC-ZS70K is small and fast.

  • Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K 20.3MP 4K Digital Camera (Black) with 64GB SD Card and Accessory Bundle
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70K 20.3 Megapixel 4K Digital Camera, 64GB Memory Cards, Wasabi DMW-BLG10 Li-ion Battery, Accessory Bundle for Large Point and Shoot Digital Cameras
  • SENSOR: A 20.3-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor records high-quality images in incredible detail. The sensor works in tandem with the Venus Engine to ensure stunning pictures even in dimly lit environments with minimal image noise
  • INCLUDED LENS: The LUMIX ZS70 brings you right into the action. Its 24mm Leica DC Vario-Elmar Lens includes 30x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 24-720mm) to get you in close to everything that piques your interest
  • 4K VIDEO CAPTURE: With the clarity of 4K video, the LUMIX ZS70 makes it easy to record every journey in up to 3840 x 2160p detail - four times the quality of Full HD. Capture more excitement, more life and more memories that will last for years to come
  • PANASONIC AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DC-ZS70K
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DC-ZS70K Final Thoughts

"Quality camera."

After taking a photo, it would not focus or operate, or so it seemed. I needed a Beginners Point & Shoot Digital Camera with a sensor larger than what is on my smartphone. Manual focus would've been nice. It's very easy to clean up noise in postprocessing by using noise ninja or neat image. I get great photos, and it does not take long to import them to my laptop.

Overall Score
4.7


(35 Points)

4. Canon PowerShot SX620 Digital Camera w/25x Optical Zoom - Wi-Fi & NFC Enabled (Red)

User Ratings: 61 5

Canon 1073C001 First Impressions

"Well, this Canon 1073C001 is IT."

Maybe it is for a small POS. Some people even claim that the Canon 1073C001 rivals medium format quality. I haven't tried the macro shots yet, but will update this review when I get too. Love the small compact size which will be perfect for traveling. I am so impressed with this Canon 1073C001!

  • Canon PowerShot SX620 Digital Camera w/25x Optical Zoom - Wi-Fi & NFC Enabled (Red)
  • Powerful 25x Optical Zoom with Intelligent IS helps optimize image stabilization for virtually shake-free images
  • Built-in Wi-Fi* and NFC** allows for easy sharing and transferring of images and videos
  • 20.2 Megapixel*** CMOS sensor with DIGIC 4+ Image Processor helps deliver stunning image quality even in low light
  • Capture spectacular 1080p Full HD video
  • Large 3.0-inch (approximately 922,000 dots) LCD allows easy viewing even from a wide angle
  • Batteries: 1 A batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1073C001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1073C001 Final Thoughts

"Decent battery life."

Meh, life goes on, immediately ordered more batteries off Amazon. I have yet to use the tripods but I'm excited to give them a try eventually. Everything about it is solid and satisfying. This is the must have Beginners Point & Shoot Digital Camera for me. Simple to figure out how to use, even for beginning photographers.

Overall Score
4.3


(610 Points)

5. Leica M8.2 Handgrip Silver with Vulkanit Leather

User Ratings: 48

Leica 14487 First Impressions

"Major win here."

Auto-ISO is on the conservative side, which I would like to have more control over. I was pretty skeptical buying another point and shoot. After taking a photo, it would not focus or operate, or so it seemed. Looking forward to seeing how the weight savings impact my hikes and travel. However, while it was still working, it took great pictures and was very easy to use.

  • Leica M8.2 Handgrip Silver with Vulkanit Leather
  • For Leica M8, M8.2, M9, M-E and M Monochrom
  • Silver
  • Hold camera securely with one hand
  • For people with larger hands
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Leica 14487
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Leica 14487 Final Thoughts

"So far I like it a lot."

For me the upgrade was worth it as it had things I find extremely useful. After taking a photo, it would not focus or operate, or so it seemed. With a prime lens, zoom is one less thing you worry about. 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.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

6. Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Digital Camera (Black) with Essential Accessory Bundle - Includes: SanD...

User Ratings: 73 6

Fumfie 1066C001 First Impressions

"You will love it!"

My old SX700 that was serviceable for years finally gave up and failed. Easy to use, great for simple pictures. It's very easy to clean up noise in postprocessing by using noise ninja or neat image. So glad I chose the Fumfie 1066C001. Auto works well for me once outdoors or in well lit rooms.

  • Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Digital Camera (Black) with Essential Accessory Bundle - Includes: SanDisk Ultra 64GB SDXC Memory Card, 1x Replacement Battery, 57" Tripod, Carrying Case & More
  • This Camera Kit comes complete with Manufacturer Supplied Accessories and One Year Seller Supplied Warranty, and Includes
  • 20.1MP 1" CMOS Sensor - DIGIC 7 Image Processor -4.2x Optical Zoom f/1.8-f/2.8 Lens
  • 24-100mm (35mm Equivalent) -3.0" 1.04m-Dot Tilting LCD Touchscreen - Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC - ISO 12800, up to 8 fps Shooting - Intelligent IS Image Stabilization - Manual Control Ring, Time-Lapse Mov
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fumfie 1066C001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Fumfie 1066C001 Final Thoughts

"Beautiful landscapes."

I'm impressed with how Fumfie incorporated it seamlessly. Fumfie, however, has always had colors that are exactly as our eyes see it! But overall It is worth to buy and I totally recommend you to buy this bundle. 10,000 photos with it and it worked well for its limited capabilities. Simple to figure out how to use, even for beginning photographers.

Overall Score
4.4


(93 Points)

7. Fujifilm FinePix XP130 Waterproof Digital Camera (Sky Blue) Best Value Accessory Bundle -Includes- 3...

User Ratings: 56

Fujifilm 600019826 First Impressions

"Photos come out great!"

The zoom truly is extraordinary! Or, you can select all-manual, if you want to set everything yourself. But overall It is worth to buy and I totally recommend you to buy this bundle. I'm impressed with how Fujifilm incorporated it seamlessly. After over 10,000 pictures, my Fujifilm 600019826 operates perfectly in every aspect.

  • Fujifilm FinePix XP130 Waterproof Digital Camera (Sky Blue) Best Value Accessory Bundle -Includes- 32GB SD Card + 16GB SD Card + Camera Case + Floating Wrist Strap + Deluxe Cleaning Kit + More
  • THIS FUJIFILM USA AUTHORIZED BUNDLE CONTAINS: Fujifilm FinePix XP130 Digital Camera (Sky Blue) + Transcend 32GB UHS-I SDHC SD Memory Card + Soft Case for XP Cameras + Deluxe Camera Lens Cleaning Kit + Memory Card Wallet + USB SD Card Reader + Floating Strap - Red + More
  • VIDEO RECORDING AND MONITOR SIZE: Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps -- 3.0" 920k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • 35mm EQUIVALENT AND DURABILITY: 28-140mm (35mm Equivalent) -- Waterproof, Shockproof, Freezeproof, and Dustproof
  • IMAGING AND LENS SPECS: 16.4MP BSI CMOS Sensor -- Fujinon 5x Optical Zoom Lens (2x Digital Zoom)
  • WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY AND ADDITIONAL FEATURES: Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE -- Geotagging Support and Electronic Level
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm 600019826
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Fujifilm 600019826 Final Thoughts

"Spectacular product!"

She squeals in excitement every time I open Snapchat and let her take pictures with me. That is the reason I bought this Fujifilm 600019826. Where this Fujifilm 600019826 really shines though is the video recording oddly enough. The different features are amazing and the pics came out really great. This is the perfect compromise camera for me.

Overall Score
4.3


(5 Points)

8. Casio High Speed Exilim Ex-zr300 Digital Camera Gold Ex-zr300gd

User Ratings: 41 20

Casio EX-ZR300GD First Impressions

"Screen works well."

For me the upgrade was worth it as it had things I find extremely useful. This camera also has the best in camera JPEG processing I've ever seen. Simple to figure out how to use, even for beginning photographers. It size is great for pockets and small purses. In some reviews this Casio EX-ZR300GD is said to be heavy.

  • Casio High Speed Exilim Ex-zr300 Digital Camera Gold Ex-zr300gd
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Casio EX-ZR300GD
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Casio EX-ZR300GD Final Thoughts

"You guessed it, buy this."

I don't really see a good excuse for that, wildlife photos may prove nearly impossible. Love that a strap, case and lens cover came with it, among other things. This camera also has the best in camera JPEG processing I've ever seen. Only downside is recovery after each shot, however rest of features make up for it. It took me a while to figure it out.

Overall Score
3.7


(42 Points)

9. Fujifilm Waterproof Digital Underwater Camera with 3" LCD, Green (xp120)

User Ratings: 45 20

Fujifilm xp120 First Impressions

"Arrived on time!"

I've researched this Fujifilm xp120 A LOT and I only heard great things. Full manual, Shutter Priority and Aperture Priority. Plus I have various DSLRs and a beautiful Fujifilm. It will take some getting used to. If you're a casual photographer, you can't beat this price, get it now.

  • Fujifilm Waterproof Digital Underwater Camera with 3" LCD, Green (xp120)
  • 16.4MP BSI CMOS Sensor Fujinon 5x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 28-140mm (35mm Equivalent) Water, Shock, Freeze, and Dustproof
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps 3.0" 920k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity 10 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Cinemagraph Mode and Interval Shooting
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm xp120
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Fujifilm xp120 Final Thoughts

"Not a fan of that."

The Fujifilm xp120 is small and fast. I was pretty skeptical buying another point and shoot. A duck flying by very quickly skimming the water over Lake Washington. Excellent quality photos too. Looking forward to seeing how the weight savings impact my hikes and travel.

Overall Score
3.9


(6 Points)

10. Canon PowerShot SX620 HS 20.2MP Digital Camera (Black) with 64GB Card Accessory Bundle

Canon E3CNPSSX620HSK First Impressions

"Great manual online."

Make sure you format first or it may fry on you. Likewise, don't rule out film. This camera has so many features for its size. Ergonomics count, especially when you get used to Canon's excellent system--wow! It's very easy to clean up noise in postprocessing by using noise ninja or neat image.

  • Canon PowerShot SX620 HS 20.2MP Digital Camera (Black) with 64GB Card Accessory Bundle
  • Canon PowerShot SX620 HS 20.2 Megapixel Compact Camera - Black - 3 LCD - 25x Optical Zoom - 4x Digital Zoom - Optical (IS) - 5184 x 3888 Image - 1920 x 1080 Video - HD Movie Mode - Wireless LAN - TAA Compliance
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon E3CNPSSX620HSK
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon E3CNPSSX620HSK Final Thoughts

"So I purchased the Canon E3CNPSSX620HSK."

A great camera for the money and my needs! I was pretty skeptical buying another point and shoot. Auto works well for me once outdoors or in well lit rooms. This camera has so many features for its size. A great camera for the money and my needs!

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

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