Best Camera For Beginners & Best Beginners Camera (DSLR Photography)

Hey whats up everyone, my name’s Chris Winter and in this video, I’m going to go through some of the Best Cameras For Beginners so you can decide which one you will be best for you. 

So today’s question asks “Hey Chris, I’m just starting out in photography. I’ve been using my phone to take photos but want to step up to a better camera, what would you suggest”.Well to start off with, congratulatons on wanting to get started with photographhy. It’s one of my favourites thins in life and I’m sure you’ll get the bug and you’ll love it too.

So theree are a lot of great cameras to learn photography with, and they don’t have to be too expensive eitehr. First off, good work taking photos with your phone. I often encourage people to learn to take great photos with your phone because it really makes you be creative because your phone is somewhat limited compared to a dalr. Phones are super easy to use with their large displays, you can take a tonne of photos for almost no cost and because they’ve generally got a fixed focal length, so you need to use their your to move rather than just zooming.

But as you’re looking for a new camera, I’d first take a look at getting an older DSLR like the Nikon D3100. The D3100 came out a few years back so it’s a little older now, but it can still take some lovely photos. And if you pair it up with a nice prime lens, which is a lens thatt cant zoom, you’ll eb able to learn to take great shots with that nice background blur.

A good cheap lens that a lot of beginners use is the 50mm 1.8. These are pretty cheap and are great for portraits because you can really get a shallow depth of field and isolate your subject.

If you want to get an older Canon DSLR i’d look at the Canon T2i or Canon T3i. These are super cheap these days and have good 1080p filming as well. If you dont’ want to get an older or second hand camera, you could look at a few of these dslr’s. Firstly nikon just released theyr D3400 DSLR.

This one comes in at around about $500 and is great value for money. It’s can shoot at 5 frames per second and can also wirelessly ternser photos to your phone aswell. Canon have their T6 camera, or called the 1300d if you’re outside of amercia, and this is another great cameraa to learn on.

It’s got some pretty basicc controls but it also has all the manual settings for when you get a bit more comfortable with the camera. One of my favourite little cameras is this one here, the panasonic Gm1. This one here is about 3 years old now so it’s pretty cheap these days at around $300. It’s one of the smallest cameras that you can change lenses on in the world but it can still take lovely shots. Not only that, it’s also got a cool vintage look which I really love.

If you pair it up with a nice lens like this one here, the 20mm 1.7 you can really get some lovely photos as well. One of the most popular cameras from Sony is another one that you could look at. It’s called the Sony A6000 and it’s a few years old now but it’s still Great. Theres a few new models out now, the A6300 and the A6500, but for a beginner, I think the A6000 would be mroe than enough. You could also look at the Pansonic G7.

It’s a a brillaint little camera with great which records in 4k as well, so if you’re into making videos, that could be a good choice for you as well. So they some of the best cameras for beginners.

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39 Responses

  1. Adam Esposito

    Hey Chris, I'm trying to purchase the canon T6I. Would it be a big deal if I bought the EOS 750D branded version of the camera? Is there any major differences? Or will I be ok buying that model? Please let me know! I'm trying to get my first camera!

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  2. Riyad 360

    Do you subscribe to me, then I'll subscribe to…and knock comment box..😊😊

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  3. armando gonzalez

    Hi, I have a still small account on Instagram about fashion, I use my iPhone 6, don't have a big budget and I'm considering buying a camera , it is really worthy to buy a camera for that purpose and if yes, which one would you recommend for taking photos that I can also use for youtube videos. thank you for your suggestions .

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  4. An RN

    i <3 my sony everything! p/s – WX80, HX90V and mirrorless – a6000… i prefer mirrorless because it's not bulky. 🙂

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  5. Ajith Ben

    Hey is canon 50mm f1. 8 or canon canon 24mm f2. 8 better for beginners??.. Also which one is the best for night photography.

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  6. Ajith Ben

    Hey is canon 50mm f1. 8 or canon canon 24mm f2. 8 better for beginners??.. Also which one is the best for night photography

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  7. Sna Productions

    How is Canon 80D camera for video? which one is better, canon 70D or 80D? plz, let me know asap

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  8. JazaéNicole

    I personally think T4i is better cause T3i doesn't even have auto focus when recording that's such a big fall but as far as just photos it is great

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  9. Natural Ayurvedic Home Remedies

    Hello Chris I wan to purchase Canon 700D this is right choice or not for me, I am a beginner

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  10. Sean Phillipps

    Hey realy like your videos you have been a big part of my life I liked subscribed and put my notifications on Hope I win saving up for camera cannon t6i hope you have a nice day bro 🎥📷📹📽📷📷📷

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  11. Sean Phillipps

    Hey realy like your videos you have been a big part of my life I liked subscribed and put my notifications on Hope I win saving up for camera cannon t6i hope you have a nice day bro 🎥📷📹📽📷📷📷

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  12. Mark Harris

    I always suggest a bridge camera, they give a great range of lens and you can learn all the fundamentals of photography without laying out a fortune. Then if you decide you want to move up to a DSLR, micro four thirds or mirrorless you will have more idea what you want and which direction you want to go in, if you decide it's not the hobby for you then you haven't laid out a lot of money. I have a bridge camera that I keep in my wife's car, they are very useful to have around.

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  13. Asghar Abbas

    hy Chris..which is the best dslr nikon d 3300
    d 3400 or
    d 5600 in aps_c sensor?

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