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 SX620 HS Wi-Fi Digital Camera (Black) with 64GB Card + Case + Battery + Charger + Fl...

Extreme Electronics First Impressions

"Easy point and shoot."

I bought this camera right before I went on vacation to Hawaii. I like everything about the camera. Every thing was fine except I would have liked a better memory card. After taking a photo, it would not focus or operate, or so it seemed. Only downside is recovery after each shot, however rest of features make up for it.

  • Canon PowerShot SX620 HS Wi-Fi Digital Camera (Black) with 64GB Card + Case + Battery + Charger + Flex Tripod + HDMI Cable + Extreme Electronics Cloth
  • KIT INCLUDES -- All BRAND NEW Items with all Manufacturer-supplied Accessories
  • Canon Powershot SX620 (Black), 64GB Memory Card, Spare NB-13L/ (NB-13 Battery, Battery Charger for Canon NB-13L / NB-13LH
  • Camera Bag, Flex Tripod, HDMI Cable, 5pc Lens Cleaning Kit, Extreme Electronics CLoth
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Extreme Electronics
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Extreme Electronics Final Thoughts

"Great clarity."

Lastly, the complaints about battery life are totally valid. After taking a photo, it would not focus or operate, or so it seemed. I have big hands, but it still fits well into my palm--very comfortable to hold. It will take some getting used to. Extreme Electronics, however, has always had colors that are exactly as our eyes see it!

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

4. Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 VI 4K Wi-Fi Digital Camera with 64GB Card + Battery & Charger + Cases + Fl...

Sony K-103376-03 First Impressions

"Photos come out great!"

With a prime lens, zoom is one less thing you worry about. Excellent quality photos too. Color and white balance is generally good. Everything about it is solid and satisfying. Excellent two characteristics in a Beginners Point & Shoot Digital Camera.

  • Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 VI 4K Wi-Fi Digital Camera with 64GB Card + Battery & Charger + Cases + Flash + LED + Grip & Tripod + Strap + Kit
  • KIT INCLUDES 17 PRODUCTS -- All BRAND NEW Items with all Manufacturer-supplied Accessories + Full USA Warranties:
  • [1] Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 VI 4K Wi-Fi Digital Camera + [2] Sony LCS-U11 Soft Case + [3] Transcend 64GB SDXC U3 Card + [4] Spare NP-BX1 Battery for Sony +
  • [5] Battery Charger for NP-BX1 + [6] Lowepro Newport 30 Camera Case + [7] Vivitar SF-4000 Slave Flash + [8] PD LED Video Light w/ Bracket +
  • [9] Shooting Grip & Folding Tripod + [10] PD Neoprene Sling Strap + [11] HDMI to Micro-HDMI Cable (6') + [12] PD SD & MicroSD Card Reader +
  • [13] Sony Lenspen Cleaning Pen + [14] PD 5pc Complete Cleaning Kit + [15] PD 8 SD Card Memory Card Case + [16] LCD Screen Protectors + [17] Image Recovery Software
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony K-103376-03
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony K-103376-03 Final Thoughts

"Go with the Sony."

The battery life is outstanding, lasted her whole two week trip with moderate use. It's very easy to clean up noise in postprocessing by using noise ninja or neat image. The stability at long zoom was fantastic. The Sony K-103376-03 is small and fast. The battery life is outstanding, lasted her whole two week trip with moderate use.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

5. Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Digital Camera (Black) 3071C001 with Bundle Package Deal –SanDisk 32gb SD ...

User Ratings: 77

Canon 3071C001 First Impressions

"Mostly point and shoot."

I get great photos, and it does not take long to import them to my laptop. I would like a firmware update to fix that. In some reviews this Canon 3071C001 is said to be heavy. The battery life is outstanding, lasted her whole two week trip with moderate use. This camera far exceeded my expectations.

  • Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Digital Camera (Black) 3071C001 with Bundle Package Deal –SanDisk 32gb SD Card + Camera Bag + 12” Gripster Tripod and More
  • Wholesale Photo is a CANON AUTHORIZED DEALER - Founded in 1971. Includes FULL CANON 1 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY.
  • ALL INCLUSIVE BUNDLE KIT - Including - SanDisk Ultra 32GB SDHC Memory Card – Professional Camera bag- 12" GRIPSTER Tripod - Wrist / Hand Grip Strap - High Quality Lens Cleaning Pen - High Quality Dust Blower - High Quality Memory Card Wallet -Starter Cleaning Kit -High Speed SD/SDHC/Micro SD/Card Reader-Lens Cap Keeper
  • 20.3MP CMOS Sensor- DIGIC 8 Image Processor- 65x Zoom Lens- 21-1365mm (35mm Equivalent)- 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder- UHD 4K Video Recording, 4K Time-Lapse- Image Stabilization- Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth- Continuous Shooting up to 10 fps- Zoom Framing Assist
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 3071C001
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 3071C001 Final Thoughts

"Mostly point and shoot."

But overall It is worth to buy and I totally recommend you to buy this bundle. A great camera for the money and my needs! If you receive an error message to turn off and then on remove the lens cap. It wont replace a DSLR but it comers pretty close. Overall good camera and value but needs improvements in the hardware.

Overall Score
4.8


(5 Points)

6. Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Digital Camera (Black) with 20MP, 4K HD Video, 40x Optical + 40x Digital Zo...

User Ratings: 67 9

The Imaging World SX740 BK K1 First Impressions

"Well done, The Imaging World."

I love the LED light and extra batteries for the camera and light. However, while it was still working, it took great pictures and was very easy to use. It size is great for pockets and small purses. Mid-afternoon typically required swapping in a charged battery. It will take some getting used to.

  • Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Digital Camera (Black) with 20MP, 4K HD Video, 40x Optical + 40x Digital Zoom, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3.0" Tilt LCD + 32GB Card + Reader + Case + Tripod + Accessories Bundle
  • Kit Includes: Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Digital Camera (Black) + NB-13L Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 1250mAh) + CB-2LH Battery Charger + WS-800 Wrist Strap + Limited 1-Year Warranty (All these in Canon box)
  • + Padded Camera Case + Gripster Tripod + Tabletop Tripod + The Imaging World Micro Fiber Cleaning Cloth
  • + 32GB High-Speed SDHC Class 10 Memory Card + Card Reader + Memory Card Wallet + Screen Protector
  • 20.3MP CMOS Sensor - DIGIC 8 Image Processor - 24-960mm (35mm Equivalent) - 40x Optical Zoom with OIS - 3" Tilting LCD Display
  • ISO 100-3200 (Extended) - 4K Video and 4K Time-Lapse Recording - Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connectivity - 10-fps Continuous Shooting
  • Editor's Impressions Of The The Imaging World SX740 BK K1
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

The Imaging World SX740 BK K1 Final Thoughts

"This is my 2nd The Imaging World SX740 BK K1."

This is great because my mother likes the viewfinder and I like the LCD. The lens adapter works seamlessly with no performance penalty. But overall I really liked this bundle and the quality is awesome! During my search, I discovered that the The Imaging World SX740 BK K1 was about to be released. I love the LED light and extra batteries for the camera and light.

Overall Score
4.3


(18 Points)

7. Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 Digital Camera (Silver) with 32GB Memory + CASE + CLOTH

User Ratings: 27

Extreme Electronics First Impressions

"Do use the handstrap!"

While the 24-70 seems good, I can’t wait for a new Extreme Electronics . The package is so small and light I barely notice it has a lens. Looks amazing and excited to try it. With a prime lens, zoom is one less thing you worry about. The image I've shared was taken from over 15 feet away with just the optical zoom.

  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 Digital Camera (Silver) with 32GB Memory + CASE + CLOTH
  • 8x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer helps you capture images with flexibility and ease
  • 20.0 Megapixel CCD sensor combines with the DIGIC 4+ Image Processor to help deliver stunning image quality
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings based on predefined shooting situations
  • 720p HD video capabilities
  • Kit Includes: Canon PowerShot Elph 180 silver, Case, 32GB SD card, Extreme Electronics Cleaning Cloth
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Extreme Electronics
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Extreme Electronics Final Thoughts

"My girlfriend loves it."

After taking a photo, it would not focus or operate, or so it seemed. I bought this camera right before I went on vacation to Hawaii. Auto-ISO is on the conservative side, which I would like to have more control over. But overall I really liked this bundle and the quality is awesome! But overall I really liked this bundle and the quality is awesome!

Overall Score
4.3


(2 Points)

8. Canon Powershot SX730 Silver Point & Shoot Digital Camera Bundle w/Tripod Hand Grip, 64GB SD Memory,...

User Ratings: 70 7

Canon SX730 First Impressions

"Decent battery life."

Excellent quality photos too. This is great because my mother likes the viewfinder and I like the LCD. Looks amazing and excited to try it. The image I've shared was taken from over 15 feet away with just the optical zoom. Just ordered my soft box lights.

  • Canon Powershot SX730 Silver Point & Shoot Digital Camera Bundle w/Tripod Hand Grip, 64GB SD Memory, Case and More
  • This Canon Bundle Includes The following items, Camera Comes Complete with 1 Year Seller Warranty :
  • Canon PowerShot SX730 Silver Digital Camera – 20.3MP 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor - DIGIC 6 Image Processor - 40x Zoom Lens, 24-960mm (35mm Equiv.) - 3.0" 922k-Dot 180° Tilting LCD - Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps - Intelligent IS Image Stabilization - Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC and Bluetooth
  • Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC allows you to wirelessly transfer images to a linked mobile device and Bluetooth pairing allows you to easily connect to smartphones or tablets to permit remote control over the camera from your device using the Canon Camera Connect app.
  • 64GB ULTRASPEED SDHC/SDXC UHS-I MEMORY CARD- Take better pictures and Full HD videos with your compact to mid-range point and shoot camera or camcorder. With UHS-I cards you’ll benefit from faster downloads and better performance to capture and store up to 64GB of high quality pictures and Full HD video. Take advantage of ultra-fast read speeds of up to 48MB/s to save time moving photos and videos from the card to your computer.
  • 6.5” Tabletop Tripod / Hand Grip , Ergonomic handgrip allows you to record smooth videos and take steady photos , Tripod has 12 points of articulation which easily clicks and locks into position + Canon NB-13L Battery , Canon Battery Charger CB-2LH + Replacement AC/DC Charger + Camera Gadget Bag Camera Case , and 8 piece Starter kit with Lens Pen and Blower
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon SX730
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon SX730 Final Thoughts

"The grip is a bit larger."

You'll be glad you bought this one. I have big hands, but it still fits well into my palm--very comfortable to hold. Paired with my smartphone no problem. Plus I have various DSLRs and a beautiful Canon. Takes great low light & fireworks pictures.

Overall Score
4.4


(58 Points)

9. Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Digital Camera (Silver) + SanDisk 64GB Memory Card + Point & Shoot Case...

User Ratings: 82 8

PHOTO4LESS Canon G9 X Mark II (Silver) First Impressions

"Both have the zoom."

But overall It is worth to buy and I totally recommend you to buy this bundle. The battery life is outstanding, lasted her whole two week trip with moderate use. I'm still playing around with it. I started with a NEX-6 and moved up to an PHOTO4LESS Canon G9 X Mark II (Silver). Color and white balance is generally good.

  • Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Digital Camera (Silver) + SanDisk 64GB Memory Card + Point & Shoot Case + Flexible Tripod + USB Card Reader + Cleaning Kit + LCD Screen Protectors - Full Accessory Bundle
  • This Photo4Less Top Value Camera With USA Warranty and manufacturer's supplied Accessories Kit includes:
  • Canon PowerShot G9X Mark II Digital Camera (Silver) - Sandisk Ultra SDXC 64GB 80MB/S C10 Flash Memory Card - 12-Inch Flexible Tripod with Flexible, Wrapable Legs, Quick Release Plate and Bubble Level (Red/Black)
  • Point & Shoot Camera Case - Hi-Speed SD USB Card Reader - LCD Screen Protectors (Clear) - Tri -Fold Memory Card Wallet - 5 piece Cleaning Kit - Lens Cleaning Pen
  • 20.1MP 1" High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor - DIGIC 7 Image Processor - 3x Optical Zoom f/2-4.9 Lens - 28-84mm (35mm Equivalent) - 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps - Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC and Bluetooth - Extended ISO 12800 and 8.2 fps Shooting - Dynamic IS and Time-Lapse Video Function - In-Camera Raw Conversion, Picture Style
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The PHOTO4LESS Canon G9 X Mark II (Silver)
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

PHOTO4LESS Canon G9 X Mark II (Silver) Final Thoughts

"So many features on here."

Or, you can select all-manual, if you want to set everything yourself. It will take some getting used to. Some reviewers have problems with clarity, but I certainly do not. 5 seconds to wait for auto focus is not going to kill me. I did buy some rechargeable batteries to use in it.

Overall Score
4.6


(32 Points)

10. Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II (Black) w/ M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens

User Ratings: 67 3

Olympus E-M5 MARK II 1240 BLACK First Impressions

"All in one package."

Great deal on this camera package that includes lots of extras. It's got pretty much everything I could want in a Beginners Point & Shoot Digital Camera. The burst rate is pretty good, and the image stabilization is superb. Its small and very comfortable to hold and use, which is great cuz I have small hands. Great deal on this camera package that includes lots of extras.

  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II (Black) w/ M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II (Black)
  • Olympus M Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro Interchangeable Lens
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Olympus E-M5 MARK II 1240 BLACK
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Olympus E-M5 MARK II 1240 BLACK Final Thoughts

"It's SOOOOOO cool."

Some people even claim that the Olympus E-M5 MARK II 1240 BLACK rivals medium format quality. Let me say from the start, I really like Olympus. Looking forward to seeing how the weight savings impact my hikes and travel. Olympus, however, has always had colors that are exactly as our eyes see it! It wont replace a DSLR but it comers pretty close.

Overall Score
4.4


(175 Points)

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