The Best Starter Camera: For Beginners

You are a beginner photographer, and you are looking to buy a camera. You’ve been searching and searching, but you just can’t make your mind up on which camera to purchase. You hear great reviews on both Nikon and Canon cameras, and you hear great reviews on Sony cameras as well. Which camera do I invest in is the question you are asking yourself. I have narrowed it down to 3 cameras to choose from. There will be one from each brand (Nikon, Canon, and Sony).



1.       Nikon D5300 is easily my top camera for beginners. This camera is packed with 24 megapixels, and shoots at 5 frames per second. With its 3.2 inch fully articulated screen (rotating screen), you can shoot from most difficult angles.  The ISO on this camera extends all the way to 25600, which means it performs well in low light settings. The Nikon D5300 has built in GPS to help track your location, and built in wi-fi to help quickly transfer images from your camera to your smartphone and tablet devices. This camera has 39 focal points that helps with capturing sharp images, and has numeral settings such as night portrait, party/indoor, beach/snow, sunset, etc., that will help set your camera settings for the type of environment you are shooting in. The Nikon D5300 is a lightweight camera with 286 available lenses, and most of all, it is affordable with an average price of $470. The Nikon D5300 is ranked #7 in compact cameras.

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2.       Canon T6i is my runner-up camera for beginners. It is very closely compared to the Nikon D5300, so you can’t go wrong with either one. The Canon T6i is packed with 24 megapixels, and 5 frames per second. Not only does it have a 3.2 inch fully articulating screen (rotating screen) to help capture images at difficult angles, but it has a touch screen, which gives users an easy control of functions. This camera does great in low-light settings with an ISO that expands up to 25600. The Canon T6i has 19 focal points, which helps with capturing sharp images. It has built-in wi-fi and NFC connectivity to help quickly transfer images from your camera to your smartphones and tablets devices. This camera is semi-affordable with an average price of $650. The Canon T6i is ranked #12 in compact cameras. 

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3.       Sony A-68 is my third choice in entry level cameras. It is powered with 24 megapixels, and shoots at 8 frames per second. With its 2.7 inch tilt screen, it is good for shooting at difficult angles. Its low-light performance is well with an ISO to goes up to 25600. Unlike both the Nikon D5300, and the Canon T6i, it is built with a sensor-shift image stabilizer, which is very helpful in capturing sharp images. The Sony A-68 is also built with an amazing 79 focal points, and has 181 lenses available for this camera. This semi-affordable camera has an average price of $600. The Sony A-68 is ranked #11 in compact cameras.

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