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How to Use Digital Cameras: Best Cameras For Beginners

By Edited Jan 26, 2014 0 0

What Are Good Cameras For Beginners?

For those that are just starting their adventure with the digital camera world, they are going to find that there are several cameras on the market. There are several cameras that are going to be geared more towards those that are experienced with using digital cameras, while other people are going to find that there are some of those cameras that are geared towards professionals. If you are a beginner, these types of cameras are not going to be the best camera for that person to choose. This does not mean that the person will never find anything that will cater to them, actually the truth is far from this. There are several cameras on the market that are geared towards beginners that are going to offer easy to use formats, and still offer great pictures.

How To Use A Digital Camera

Digital cameras are relatively easy to use. If you are a beginner it is very important for you to read the instruction manual very carefully.  Most digital cameras give you the ability to see the photos after you take the picture. You then have the option to store it or erase it so it doesn't take up space on your memory card.  If your digital camera does not come with a memory card, you will need to buy one.  An easy way to do this is to go to a store that has a photo department, like a CVS or a Walgreen and ask the photo assistant to help you.  They will usually help you find the right memory card and explain how to use your particular digital camera.  

For a beginner, a 5x zoom lens should be strong enough if you are just taking pictures of your friends, family or even if you have a product store on eBay, Amazon, Etsy or another online store and need to take pictures of products.  As you develop in your picture taking techniques, you can get a higher zoom camera.

Even if you don't read the instruction manual (which you should), you should make sure you charge your digital camera for at least 24 hours, buy a memory card and learn how to transfer the photos from your camera to your computer so you can print them out. Again, a photo representative at CVS or Walgreen will help you figure out how to print them out from your camera when you get to the store.

Good Cameras For Beginners

One of the first cameras that beginners have had great success with is the Canon Powershot Elph 310 HS.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 310 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 8x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom Lens and Full 1080p HD Video

Canon PowerShot ELPH 310 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 8x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom Lens and Full 1080p HD Video


This camera has received high praise from those that are in the market of reviewing new digital cameras that are on the market. This is an easy to use camera that is going to provide the person with the ability to train themselves to learn more high tech features as they use this camera. There is an automatic setting feature that is great for the beginner, however, there are ways in which the person can adjust this for their own picture when they want to. The size is also one feature about this camera that is great. It is very small and can fit into a pocket easily, and for beginners this means less cases and equipment that they have to carry with them everywhere. With that being said, the person will find that this can be found on Amazon starting at around $350. However, you can find this on Amazon’s Marketplace for a bit cheaper, usually around $250 or so.

The Nikon Coolpix S9100 is also one of the cameras that come highly recommended for the beginner.

Nikon COOLPIX S9100 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 18x NIKKOR ED Wide-Angle Optical Zoom Lens and Full HD 1080p Video

Nikon COOLPIX S9100 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 18x NIKKOR ED Wide-Angle Optical Zoom Lens and Full HD 1080p Video

When comparing the Canon Powershot Elph 310 HS to the Nikon Coolpix S9100, the person will find that these are fairly similar to one another. Especially when the size of the camera is concerned, as it is small enough to fit into the pocket of a jacket or the like. However, the Nikon carries an 18x zoom, which is amazing  for such a small camera. Another feature that is highly recommended on this camera is the LCD display that is compared to what a person would find on an SLR camera on the market.  The price for this camera is around $330, which is not bad considering all that the person is getting.

With either of these camera options, the person will find that they are going to get a camera that is going to teach them a lot about picture taking. And in the end, it is going to be simple to use and carry, which is just what a beginner needs in order to take excellent pictures.




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