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Best cameras for beginners

Five brilliant buys for budding photographers, from budget to blow-out

1

Nikon D3500

Nikon D3500

A top choice for anyone looking to get into photography, the D3500 has a Guide Mode to explain the settings, and huge battery life.

2

Canon EOS 250D DSLR

Canon EOS 250D DSLR

Canon’s well-built 250D is much smaller than most DSLRs, but it has a moveable screen and a large sensor for impressive photo quality.

3

Panasonic LUMIX G100

Panasonic LUMIX G100

Perfect for budding vloggers, the G100 has 4K recording and three microphones to record sound from all angles. It’s also very compact, so is a good one to take on travels.

4

Canon EOS 2000D DSLR

Canon EOS 2000D DSLR

A little more budget-friendly, especially if you already have a lens and just buy the body. This model isn’t fancy – it doesn’t have a touch screen, for example – but it has lots of shooting modes and a 24.1 megapixel APS-C sensor.

5

Nikon Z50 Mirrorless Camera

Nikon Z50 Mirrorless Camera

The Z50 is a pricier option, but the toned-down, beginner-friendly version of Nikon’s popular Z6 and Z7 cameras is compact and has a great viewfinder and tilting screen.

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