Best entry-level cameras 2018: 10 budget cameras perfect for beginners

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10 Best Beginners Camera for  2018 – Perfect for Travel

Are you looking to buy the best digital beginners camera for taking photographs during your travels? Picking out the right travel camera when you are a novice can be quite challenging because you want to have one that suits your travel style. Fortunately, the digital camera technology has given us a wide range of good Travel Cameras to choose from. Since a camera is one of the most essential items to carry while travelling, this guide will disclose to you everything you need to know about choosing the best travel cameras.

The following are 10 of the best Beginners Cameras to look for online in 2018 perfect for Travel

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 Beginners Camera
This amazing 12 Megapixel Micro-Four-Thirds digital travel beginners camera features a dual full time live-view for both LVF and LCD. The camera also comes with a 3 inch LCD free angle screen for easy viewing and a contrast-AF-system. What’s more? This camera comes with HDMI compatible features with the ability to record HD movies in AV-CHD-Lite.

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Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1 - Beginners Camera
This Micro-Four-Thirds 12.3 Megapixel beginners camera comes with a 2.7 hyper-crystal LCD screen with a live-view function. This travel camera also has the ability to capture High-Definition videos alongside high-quality audio. Additionally, it comes with a continuous auto-focus tracking-system. Its new live-guide interface will completely simplify your photographing experience under any kind of situation. What’s more? Its direct button enables you to record easily.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Beginners Camera
These 10.1 Megapixel Travel Camera are capable of capturing detailed photos fit for poster size prints. It features a 3 inch intelligent LCD screen for easy viewing with a Venus-engine FHD image processor. Its creative movie-mode-feature will give you HD videos in both well lit and dimly lit conditions. This is a perfect entry level beginners camera.

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Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95 Beginners Camera
Are you looking for a beginners camera with both automatic and manual controls perfect for travel? This compact beginners camera is exactly what you need. The 10 Megapixel Canon PowerShot S95 features a 2.8 mm wide angle lens; 3.8X optical zoom and the Canon’s hybrid-IS to compensate for both camera and angular shift/shake. Its f/2.0 lens aperture makes it ideal for use even in dim light conditions.

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Sony Cyber shot DSC-TX9

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX9 Beginners Camera
This state-of-the art 12.2 Megapixel camera features a 3.5 inches touch screen for easy photo viewing and focus selection. Its outstanding 1080i HD video recording capabilities is absolutely perfect for a traveler. Furthermore, it comes with a 4 times carl-zeiss vario-tessar optical zoom lens for perfect zooming to highlight every detail.

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS Beginners Camera
Are you looking for a super-small travel camera that can easily fit into your pocket? The Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS will fulfill your needs. This 16 Megapixel compact camera comes with the optical image-stabilizer feature for blurring minimization and a 2.5 inch pure-color LCD II screen for easy viewing. It also comes with a HDMI output in addition to its High-Definition movie shooting capabilities. Its 3X optical zoom ability and the face detection feature is second to none.

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Panasonic DMC-FH25K Beginners Camera

Panasonic DMC-FH25K Beginners Camera
The 16 Megapixel Panasonic DMC-FH25K comes with a 2 to 11 or 16 inch LCD screen for easy viewing. It also comes with 4X digital zoom and 8 X optical zoom. This amazing camera also features the Sonic speed-AF for quick focusing on moving objects. Last but not least, it comes with the optical image stabilization-feature to reduce blurring even during winter camping.

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Canon PowerShot SD 1400 IS Beginners Camera

Canon PowerShot SD 1400 IS Beginners Camera
Despite being tiny, this camera will leave you dumbfounded by the nice photographs it takes. It comes with a resolution of 14.1 Megapixels; a 2.7 inch pure-color system-LCD; a wide angle lens of 28 mm; optical image stabilizer to reduce blurring and 4X optical zoom. This camera also comes the Smart-Auto feature which gives you the freedom to easily select from its 22 pre-defined settings. It also features new scene modes for instance fisheye effect and miniature effect. What’s more? It is excellent for use even in dimly lit places.

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Kodak Easyshare Z915

Kodak Easyshare Z915 Beginners Camera
This cost-effective and highly portable 10 Megapixel beginners camera promises not to compromise on the quality of your photos despite its low price tag. The camera features a 2.5 inch LCD screen for effortless viewing, 10X optical zoom and 5X digital zoom. It also comes with the image stabilization feature to minimize blurring. In addition, this travel camera comes with an equivalent-lens focal length of 35 mm.

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Sony DSC-W350 Beginners Cameras

Sony DSC-W350 Beginners Camera
Are you looking for a cost-effective beginners camera with excellent performance capabilities that is perfect for travel? The 14.1 Megapixel Sony DSC-W350 is all you need. This outstanding camera comes with a 2.7 inch LCD screen for easy viewing; sweep panorama mode for capturing breath-taking photos and a 26 mm Carl Zeiss vario-tessar lens with 4-times optical-zoom. Additionally, this camera gives you the power to capture your videos in High Definition movie-mode. It also comes with the optical steady-shot image stabilization feature to reduce blurring. What’s more? This camera not only accepts memory-stick duo but also memory PRO-HG duo and Memory-stick PRO-Duo.

Before purchasing a beginners camera, it is wise to consider the camera’s resolution (megapixels), ease of use, bulkiness, zoom capabilities, lens quality and lens aperture. The 10 top travel cameras discussed in this article have a megapixel of 8 and above which is ideal for high quality photos/ videos. In addition, they are compact, cost-effective and easy to use.

Husband and Dad of 2 Richard is the founder of Top 10 Travel and loves everything travel related. Born in the UK and now living in Australia he has trekked Annapurna and parts of Western China and also spent time in Europe. As a family they have traveled to the USA several times, Canada, Europe and China. Next Stop is Iceland in September 2018.

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