Key Takeaways:

  • Point and shoots are the easiest to use for beginning photographers.
  • Mirrorless cameras are a great option for those who want to step up from a point-and-shoot, but don't need the bulk of a DSLR.
  • You can do the most with DSLR cameras, but they have the biggest learning curve.

hotography is an amazing creative outlet, and with the right camera, you can take your photography to the next level. There are so many camera options out there for new photographers, so it can be difficult to choose the right one.

In this article, we will cover the top camera options for new photographers and help you choose the best one for you.


DSLR cameras are the most common type of camera used by professionals, but they’re also heavier, more expensive, and more complex than other types of cameras—unless you go with a mirrorless option. DSLRs have a large sensor that makes them great for low-light photography since they can capture more detail in darker areas. They also have interchangeable lenses so you can change the focal length depending on what you're shooting (great for telephoto shots).

The downside? Bigger sensors mean bigger bodies—which make your gear harder to carry around than an entry-level point-and-shoot or smartphone.


Mirrorless cameras are a great option for those who want to step up from a point-and-shoot, but don't need the bulk of a DSLR. They're more compact than any other category of cameras and can fit in your pocket or purse with ease. They also tend to be more versatile than entry-level DSLRs because they have interchangeable lenses that are much easier to swap out than those on a full-frame camera.

The downside? Mirrorless cameras are typically more expensive than point & shoot options, so if you find yourself using your new photography hobby as an excuse to buy lots of gear, it may not be the best choice for you.

Point and shoot

If you’re just getting into photography, a point-and-shoot camera is an excellent choice. These smaller, cheaper cameras are more portable and easy to use than DSLRs (digital single-lens reflex). Point-and-shoot cameras have a wide range of features including zoom lenses and built-in flash for low-light situations.

Point and shoot cameras are great for beginners because they allow photographers to learn from their mistakes as well as experiment with different settings. If you want to take your photography skill up a notch but don't want to spend too much money on equipment or worry about learning how to use it properly, then this option might be right for you!

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No matter which camera you choose, you’ll be able to get started as a photographer with all the right tools in hand.

Don’t be afraid to experiment and play around with new settings on your camera! As time goes on, you’ll learn more about what works best for your photography style and budget.

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Oct 21, 2022