Interested in a new digital camera that won’t break the bank? Let’s look at a few digital cameras under the $500 mark. These are all easy to use for the beginner to more advanced user.
I went into this wondering what are the best digital cameras for under $500? And with that I asked
What is the best camera to buy for a beginner photographer?
These answers are somewhat subjective, but I chose three by different manufacturers that fall under our price point and are also beginner friendly.
Nikon D3500 W/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR –
It’s as easy to use as a point-and-shoot, but it takes beautiful DSLR photos and videos that get noticed. It feels outstanding in your hands, sturdy and balanced with controls where you want them. It’s compact, durable and versatile, ideal for travel. And it works seamlessly with compatible smartphones, making it easier than ever to share your great photos.
Combine this camera with a good memory card and perhaps a tripod and the combo can be had for under $500.
Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera Kit with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 is II Lens, Built-in WiFi and NFC –
The EOS Rebel T6 camera can be ideal for anyone looking to step up their imaging game. Equipped with an 18.0 Megapixel CMOS image sensor and many automatic and creative options, the EOS Rebel T6 is easy to use, simple to share wirelessly with and delivers impressive image quality to your audience.
Panasonic Lumix G7KS 4K Mirrorless Camera, 16 Megapixel Digital Camera, 14-42 mm Lens Kit –
A 16-megapixel sensor features a next-generation intelligent image processor that produces video and photos free from artifacts that degrade image quality. 4K video provides nearly 4X times the number of pixels than Full HD video. Smaller and lighter than traditional DSLRs, yet still provides intuitive, easy access to common functions. A high-resolution (2,360k-dot) OLED Live View Finder with 10,000:1 contrast for high visibility.
These are just three popular and good quality digital cameras on the market today. Obviously there are many other options to choose from but I wanted to pick a few to compare today.
The target user is a beginner to more experienced person who might want to learn more about photography and so buys a camera they can grow into.
The best way to get to know a new camera is to hold it in your hands. Locate a reputable camera store and ask questions, hold the cameras, feel their weight.
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Any cameras you would add to the list? There are a lot out there to choose from..