8 best cameras for beginners photographers

Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.

More and more people are using their smartphone. But its capabilities are sometimes not enough. In such moments I want to get a full-fledged camera. Moreover, this the device should not be oversaturated with functions, and shooting with it help should for the most part be carried out automatically mode. In a word, this should be a beginner’s camera. About such devices will be discussed in this article. We will tell how about SLR cameras and system ones. Will remain overboard only compact models that with similar functionality will cost significantly more. Maybe we’ll talk about them next time.

Rating of the best cameras for beginner photographers

Nomination a place Name of product price
Best SLR Cameras for Beginner Photographers 1 Nikon D5300 29 590 rub.
2 Canon EOS 80D 50 500 rub.
3 Pentax K-70 44,990 rub.
4 Sony Alpha ILCA-68 39 890 rub.
5 Nikon D7100 45 990 rub.
6 Canon EOS 100D 26 990 rub.
The best mirrorless cameras for beginners photographers 1 Canon EOS M3 32 890 rub.
2 Sony Alpha ILCE-6000 35 990 rub.

Best SLR Cameras for Beginner Photographers

Nikon D5300

Rating: 4.9

Nikon D5300

One of the easiest SLR cameras to learn. In her many beginners who took pictures before make their choice smartphone only. The camera turned out to be relatively small, and its weight does not exceed 480 g (add to this the mass of the battery and lens). The cost of this model along with whale optics is 37 thousand rubles. This price tag cannot be called the minimum. is he says that the manufacturer did not save at all components. And indeed, he managed to supply his creation swivel LCD display. Also among the undoubted advantages of the camera includes a wireless Wi-Fi module, thanks to which you can take pictures instantly send to any smartphone. It should be noted ample opportunities in terms of video. The camera writes a picture with Full HD resolution and 60 frames / s. Moreover, here stereo microphones are present. If their capabilities seem small, then you can connect an external “loop”.

The rest is a typical budget SLR camera, of which in our rating will be quite enough. Shooting here is under help matrix with crop factor 1.5. Sensor resolution reaches 24.2 MP – this parameter will suit absolutely all beginners photographers. Focusing is assisted by phase detection autofocus. Crop is carried out by means of a mirror viewfinder with 95 percent field of view. Also included in the camera lithium-ion battery with a capacity of approximately 600 snapshots. In a word, this is a worthy device that helps without much labor to master the basic skills of photography.

Advantages

  • Small size and weight;

  • Built-in GPS;

  • Affordable price tag;

  • There is a wireless Wi-Fi module;

  • There is a microphone input;

  • Shooting video in Full HD with a high frame rate;

  • Fairly high resolution matrix;

  • LCD display has a swivel mechanism;

disadvantages

  • Not the fastest autofocus;

  • Not very high resolution LCD;

  • At high ISOs, digital noise appears;

  • The viewfinder field of view is only 95%;

Canon EOS 80D

Rating: 4.8

Canon EOS 80D

Already a significantly more expensive camera. Japanese manufacturer asks for at least 61 thousand rubles. Perhaps this amount will be heavy for those who do not intend to make money in the future a photograph. But if we talk about beginner photographers, then they must understand that sooner or later they should spend that amount have to. I’m glad that they ask for such money for a kit with a lens, though not the best.

Inside this camera is a traditional cropped a matrix whose resolution reaches 24.2 megapixels. Maximally here shooting is possible with a sensitivity value of ISO 25600. However, workers are significantly lower values. From over cheap Canon EOS 80D cameras rate of fire – 7 can be created here per second photos. The maximum series can consist of 25 frames (at saving images in RAW). Another important feature of the device is a mirror viewfinder having a 100 percent field view. The camera comes with a BG-E14 battery pack, stock whose energy is enough to create at least 960 shots. it impressive result, unattainable for most DSLRs entry level.

As for the video, it is conducted here with a frequency of 60 frames / s and resolution Full HD. As in the previous review variant, there is also a microphone input. But not only! Can connect headphones to the product, which allows you to immediately evaluate spelling quality. And the camera also has Wi-Fi and NFC wireless modules that instantly synchronized with a smartphone. But GPS is not here, which is somewhat disappointing. However, geotags in the pictures are needed not all beginner photographers.

Advantages

  • LCD is touch sensitive and has a swivel mechanism;

  • The kit has a battery pack;

  • The shutter is able to operate at a speed of 1/8000 s;

  • The camera is endowed with Wi-Fi and NFC;

  • There is an audio output and a microphone input;

  • Video is recorded in Full HD and with a high frequency;

  • High speed shooting;

  • The viewfinder has a 100 percent field of view;

  • There is an auxiliary screen;

disadvantages

  • High price;

  • A three-inch LCD display consists of only a million pixels;

  • Missing GPS;

Pentax K-70

Rating: 4.8

Pentax K-70

Japanese company Pentax relies on SLR cameras with waterproof housing. It even possesses such A relatively inexpensive device like the K-70. This DSLR sold for 45 thousand rubles. It should be noted that for such money you can buy only a “carcass”. But this is not a problem, since the optics park for Pentax SLR cameras are incredibly wide. Former in a used lens can be bought for very little money, which can not but rejoice.

This model got into our rating not only thanks to waterproof housing. Buyers appreciated the 24-megapixel sensor used here with a crop factor of 1.5. In theory, photosensitivity up to ISO 102400. Of course, lower values ​​are working, but also with them the shots are very good even at night. Contributes to this and a longer shutter speed, which provides built-in optical stabilizer – a wild rarity in SLR cameras. Nothing bad can be said about the system. autofocus, consisting of 11 points, 9 of which are cross. The Japanese manufacturer did not save on viewfinder having a field of view of 100%. And here is the LCD feeling does not cause enthusiasm – it has too low a resolution. But but it has a repeated mechanism, which makes it easier to shoot from inconvenient camera angles.

You cannot call a quick-fire camera. However, 6 frames / s – This is a decent parameter. It’s only a shame that when you save shots in RAW series will end after 10 photos. what As for the shutter, it is most capable of working for 1/6000 s. The camera is also suitable for shooting video – the picture will be saved at 60 frames / s and a resolution of 1080p. Sound is allowed to write with external microphone. Not forgotten by the manufacturer and Wi-Fi, allowing transfer pictures to a smartphone, and also use it to remote control.

Advantages

  • The case is waterproof;

  • Built-in optical image stabilization;

  • High resolution CMOS-matrix;

  • Great mirror viewfinder;

  • Speed ​​shutter speed available;

  • There is a wireless Wi-Fi module;

  • There is a microphone input;

  • The screen has a swivel mechanism;

  • Not the highest cost;

disadvantages

  • Low battery capacity

  • Video quality is inferior to the result of cameras from Canon and Nikon;

  • Inconvenient ISO switching;

Sony Alpha ILCA-68

Rating: 4.7

Sony Alpha ILCA-68

Japanese company Sony does not stop producing its SLR cameras. A good choice for a novice user is Alpha ILCA-68. This model is sold for 40-42 thousand rubles. And this the amount already includes a “whale” lens! Inside this camera there is a matrix with a crop factor of 1.5 and a resolution of 24 megapixels. The main the difference between Sony products and competitors is the absence here mirrors in the usual sense of the word. Instead here a thin almost completely transparent film is used, data from which fall only on the autofocus system. Because of this the viewfinder is electronic, but you can get used to it fast enough. And many users are using it with might and main framing a 2.7-inch LCD equipped with a swivel mechanism. It’s bad that it consists of only 460800 pixels – this extremely few. There is also a second screen that displays current settings – it should be searched on the top panel.

As in the Pentax product discussed above, here too An optical motion stabilizer is used. This allows save on optics by buying less advanced lenses. The absence of a mirror here allowed to increase the shooting speed – it is 8 frames / s. But the shutter is not used here best. However, 1/4000 s is enough for most beginners photographers. Video is recorded at 60 frames / s and Full HD resolution. Unfortunately, the sound will have to be written either through built-in microphone, or using some external recorder. Another unpleasant feature of the device is lack of Wi-Fi and any other wireless modules.

Advantages

  • High speed shooting in serial mode;

  • The price cannot be called prohibitive;

  • High resolution CMOS-matrix;

  • Implemented an optical image stabilizer;

  • The electronic viewfinder has a 100 percent field vision;

  • There is an additional screen;

  • LCD display has a swivel mechanism;

disadvantages

  • Not the longest battery life;

  • There is no microphone input;

  • There are no wireless modules;

  • Not the fastest shutter;

  • Low resolution LCD screen;

Nikon D7100

Rating: 4.6

Nikon D7100

One of the most advanced cameras among the intended ones for amateur photographers. For this model complete with “whale” optics in Russian retail asking about 65 thousand rubles. Like reviewed earlier in this camera rating, Nikon D7100 It has a CMOS-matrix with a resolution of 24.1 megapixels. Realize framing is offered using a traditional mirror viewfinder with maximum field of view. Also for this You can use the LCD with a diagonal of 3.2 inches. Such a screen consists of 1.22 million pixels, which can be considered a very good parameter. But also the disadvantage of the LCD is present. The fact is that it is tightly mounted in the housing, which complicates shooting from non-standard angles. There is also a second screen, but it only serves to show the current settings.

The device can take pictures at a speed of 6 frames / s. Video it’s also filmed here with Full HD resolution, but the frequency will be be only 30 frames / s. However, the manufacturer supplied your device and microphone input, and audio output. Also at the camera has a connector to which an external GPS receiver

The rest is an ordinary SLR camera, which is unlikely able to interest a professional. It uses phase autofocus, which can not be called perfect. Photosensitivity here it is limited to ISO 25600.

Advantages

  • High resolution matrix;

  • A large number of controls;

  • There is an audio output and a microphone input;

  • Good video quality;

  • Sufficiently long battery life;

  • There is an auxiliary screen;

  • The viewfinder pleases with a 100 percent field of view;

  • The screen consists of a large number of pixels;

disadvantages

  • LCD does not have a swivel mechanism;

  • High price;

  • Not the widest range of ISO operating values;

  • There are no wireless modules;

Canon EOS 100D

Rating: 4.5

Canon EOS 100D

The cheapest SLR camera for beginners in our rating. Its cost does not exceed 28-29 thousand rubles. From so inexpensive camera should not wait for some wide of opportunities. The screen of this camera has a good resolution, but it is devoid of a turning mechanism, which makes its presence not so useful. However, a novice photographer will like the opportunity selection of settings using the touch pad. Second display there is none at all. A mirror viewfinder as possible guess, offers only a 95 percent field of view.

Inside this device is a CMOS-matrix with crop factor 1.6 and a resolution of 18 megapixels. ISO is not bullied recommended if you do not want to face a high level noise. The camera does not know how to quickly shoot – in serial mode it is created no more than four photos per second. The manufacturer even saved on wireless modules – they simply are not here. Finally upset the buyer may also have a battery with a capacity of approximately for 380 shots. In short, the Canon EOS 100D should look only if you have not allocated more than 28 thousand rubles Otherwise, you need to choose a device, having a one and a half to two times higher price tag.

Advantages

  • Not the largest dimensions and weight;

  • Robust construction;

  • Not very high cost;

  • The video is recorded in fairly good quality;

  • Nice touch LCD display;

disadvantages

  • The complete lens is terrible;

  • Short strap;

  • There is no microphone input;

  • There are no wireless modules;

  • Low shooting speed

  • Autofocus consists of a minimum number of points;

The best mirrorless cameras for beginners photographers

Canon EOS M3

Rating: 4.7

Canon EOS M3

A very decent mirrorless camera for a beginner a photographer whose body can be painted in black, green, blue and white colors. On the top panel of this device are two wheels with which the shooting modes are changed by default and exposure. Of the other controls here are present only buttons. This will scare off the device professionals who It is necessary to change ISO, aperture and shutter speed as quickly as possible. It is also noticeable here that the system camera was created for those who most often will shoot at full automatic.

Shooting here is carried out using a matrix, the resolution of which is 24.2 megapixels, and the crop factor is 1.6. This is quite good. parameter for mirrorless, the cost of which does not exceed 34 thousand rub. (taking into account “whale” optics). The creators did their best reduce the size and weight of the device more strongly. As a result of the Canon EOS M3 with a battery and without a lens, it weighs no more than 366 g. Unfortunately, for the sake of to achieve this parameter, the Japanese had to reduce capacity battery, so a full charge is enough only for 250-300 shots. However, most people have this problem. Mirrorless cameras on the market.

The camera shoots video with a resolution of 1080p and a frequency of 30 frames / s. With a decrease in resolution to 720p, the frequency rises to traditional 60 frames / s. Sound can be written as with built-in microphone, and through some kind of “gun” or “loop”. This device has Wi-Fi. This module will be useful when shooting yourself with a tripod when the smartphone will act as a remote control.

Of course, this model cannot be called ideal. There is no viewfinder, in connection with which you will have to use regularly swivel LCD display. Also, the camera in no case is high-speed – the serial mode here lasts only a second, for which creates 5 frames (in the case of saving images in RAW format). The camera also has other disadvantages, no longer so significant.

Advantages

  • High resolution CMOS-matrix;

  • Good video quality;

  • There is a wireless Wi-Fi module;

  • There is a microphone input;

  • The LCD display is not only rotary, but also touch;

  • A good hybrid autofocus is used;

  • Relatively small size and weight;

disadvantages

  • Video is recorded at maximum frequency only in HD resolution;

  • Overpriced

  • Loud shutter release;

  • Not the best serial shooting mode;

  • Not the longest battery life;

Sony Alpha ILCE-6000

Rating: 4.6

Sony Alpha ILCE-6000

Another camera for novice photographers from Sony in our ranking, this time mirrorless. Japanese engineers succeeded reduce the weight of the camera to 285 g. This, of course, excluding a lens that can be arbitrarily massive, and battery. It is surprising that the manufacturer did not deprive the device familiar attributes. For example, there is a viewfinder, albeit in electronic form. Also on the rear panel there is three-inch LCD display, consisting of 921 thousand pixels. IN in some cases, neither one nor the other element can be used for cropping. For example, this situation may occur when shooting yourself for some vlog. Fortunately this Wi-Fi solves the problem – the wireless module helps to monitor the shooting from your smartphone. Also with his help you can quickly post photos to social networks.

As a matrix here, one who has already become familiar 24.3 MP CMOS sensor with a crop factor of 1.5. More a novice photographer is definitely not needed. Also a camera able to please a wide range of photosensitivity. AND most of the ISO values, which is important, is quite workers. Finally, this is the fastest shooting camera in our country. rating – 11 frames are created per second.

From other mirrorless cameras, this camera, sold for 40-42 thousand. rub., different futuristic design. She also works a little longer than competitors – a full battery charge is enough for Create approximately 360 photos. Perhaps this is the perfect option for a beginner. It’s a pity that the amount may seem to someone unbearable.

Advantages

  • Shooting video with a resolution of Full HD and a frequency of 60 frames / s;

  • A wide range of photosensitivity;

  • Small size and weight;

  • High speed shooting in serial mode;

  • The LCD display is endowed with a rotary mechanism;

  • There is a good electronic viewfinder;

  • High resolution matrix;

  • Good working hybrid autofocus;

  • There are wireless Wi-Fi and NFC modules;

disadvantages

  • There is no microphone input;

  • Cost cannot be called low;

  • There is no optical stabilizer;

Conclusion

You may think that with a smartphone everything the devices considered in this rating do not make much sense. However, the owners of such cameras will not agree with you. Holidays, camping, country trips – all these events better to shoot with a full-fledged camera. So you and more get high-quality photos, and want to print them, preserving memorable shots for almost centuries (digital photographs much easier to lose).


Attention! This rating is subjective, is not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.

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