Best cameras for beginners in 2022
Best Cameras for Beginners
By Team Install Growth
Here we are with the Best Cameras for Beginners.
Best Photography Experience with the low cost budget range Cameras.
These are Perfect Cameras for Beginners learning Photography.
1. Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV
Olympus has just announced its latest entry-level camera in the omd lineup or should i say entry-level interchangeable lens camera with intermediate level features and even some pro camera capabilities.
Stay tuned i will give you my honest thoughts along with some images that i shot with the mark iv and
i will let you know how and why this camera will fit into Your workflow as promised the olympus imaging division is moving full steam ahead with its product development roadmap
and they’ve just announced this latest update to the omd lineup the omd em10 mark iv which replaces the omd em10 mark 3 which is the camera that dp reviewed named as the intermediate mirrorless camera of the year.
And i have to tell you that i predict this camera could take that title for 2022 because many of its upgrades come from the pro level omd cameras like the em1 mark iii and the em-1x.
Olympus is using the phrase urban explorer but i would suggest that this is a camera for people who like to take a camera with them everywhere everyday
but they want better quality and certainly a greater range of optics and controls than they can get with their smartphones
now let’s face it smartphones are capable of making great pictures but they’re very limited especially when it comes to the optics the biggest feature for me is that this camera is small enough to take anywhere anytime
and i can fit it comfortably in a jacket pocket the camera is also designed to make photography easy for smartphone users who are making their first steps into the world of mirrorless cameras and interchangeable lenses predefined scene settings for peoplemotion indoors nightscapes scenery and close-ups help beginners get the settings to prioritize
What’s important in their shotor beginners can use the auto mode which takes out the guesswork and detects the scene the lighting movement of you or your subject and will even find your subject’s eyes all to get you results that will far surpass a smartphone
the new omd em10 mark iv has a lot going on in this little camera body it features a 20 megapixel 4 3 sensor just like the em5 mark iii and the em1 mark iii and the em-1x the camera runs on a true pick 8 processor like the 5 mark iii and theem-1x also like the three other cameras in them lineup the new em-10 mark iv features usb-charging which allows you to charge the camera directly from lithium battery packs or even your laptop.
i should also mention that the new em10 mark iv is lighter than its predecessor the mark iii
now when’s the last time that you heard of a camera being upgraded with a more powerful processor and more features with less weight the camera features a flip up and flip down lcd screen which of course is great for selfies
it has the same continuous autofocus system as the em-1x and the same face and eye detection capabilities as the em-1 mark 3
and it features four and a half stops in-body image stabilization which is an added benefit to the video capabilities of 4k video at 30 frames per second and 120 frames per second at 720p
now it’s also worth noting that the em-10 mark iv has some of my favorite unique olympus features like the art filters and live composite it also features lifetime and live bulb multiple exposure
and well the list goes on and i have said many times that olympus really put the fun back into photography for me
and this camera it’s no exception in fact it pretty much ensures that i will only use my smartphone to take a picture if i’m desperate while i’m not a big fan of shooting with a camera at arm’s length that’s what we do with a smartphone so i shot most of these images that way to show you how easy it is to work with this camera even in bright lighting conditions
most of these images were made with them suico 12 to 45 millimeter f4 pro lens that is a 24 to 90millimeter full frame comparison that is small and lightweight and also has the ability to do near macro shots with a 12 centimeter minimum focusing distance for a beginner making their first step into the mirrorless and interchangeable lens world
this camera is simply easy to use it has pro level features at an affordable price and works with an incredible array of mexico lenses for intermediate and advanced shooters this is the camera that will never leave your side small lightweight and capable of performing like your pro level camera or being used like a point-and-shoot
this camera can hold its own as a feature loaded adventure camera or a great backup camera to an em-1 mark iii or em1x pair it with the olympus oi share app and you can edit and share your images on the goal of my images were shot as raw and developed in luminar version 4. 3
i have to tell you that this camera is simply a lot of fun to shoot with small lightweight and full-featured it looks and it handles and works like my pro level olympus cameras it honestly hasn’t left my side in the two weeks that i’ve had it i hope you find this information helpful regardless of what camera brand you use have fun
and now go pick up that camera and shoot something because your best shot it’s your next shot adios
2. Nikon D3500
Got 24. 2 megapixel sensor.
No stabilization in the camera.
ISO 100 to 25,600.
1/4000th of a second maximum shutter speed.
1/200th of a second maximum flash sync speed.
All these cameras in the 3000 lineup do not have the auto FP sync.
So you’re not gonna do high speed sync with an external flash in this camera.
It’s rated for five frames a second maximum in stills mode, but you have to be a manual focus to get that maximum speed. Of course, this is a standard DSLR.
That means you have an optical viewfinder in there.
95 percent coverage for the viewfinder, so the edges you won’t necessarily get perfect composition with your photos when you use that viewfinder.
With DSLRs you have an external metering sensor and an external autofocus sensor.
So with the metering sensor it’s a 420 pixel array on there, full RGB.
It has an11-point phase detect autofocus system for the standard DSLR autofocus.
In Live View on the camera it has a contrast detect autofocus system.
Not as quick and fast as a phase detect system.
There is a 3-inch or 7. 5 centimeters back screen on there.
It has around 921,000 dots on the screen.
Most camera companies have switched to kit lenses that are able to compact down and lock so they’re good for travel.
In this case, the same situation. The bayonet mount on the kit lens is plastic, so just keep that in mind.
It does have the image stabilization in that lens.
Some of the biggest changes for this camera line are the actual physical size and the dimensions of the camera.
They’ve thinned it down quite a bit for this model. However, I think the grip is the best I’ve ever used in a camera of this lineup.
Really nice in the hand. Of course, that’s personal preference but in my case I really like the grip.
I think that’s the best feature of the camera.
Of course, with this model of camera it does not have the built-in auto focus motor. . .
What that means is that older film era lenses, the D-type lenses and maybe a few previous ones, do not have motors inside them.
So basically you will not get auto focus with those old lenses.
Now, the G-type ones will work just fine. Any thing newer will work just fine on this camera.
No surprise here, there is a built-in flash which is nice to have.
Definitely good for simple photography. You don’t have to buy an external flash.
So you’ve got something in there. With this type of ergonomic layout you’ve got the on/off switch.
You’ve got a lot of the buttons you need to control on the right side. That’s very nice for that one-handed operation.
There is one adjustment dial in the back of the camera. With only one dial that means it’s going to be more difficult for you to just set certain settings if you’re in manual mode.
It is a drawback of all these cameras in this general price range. So you don’t get two or three dials to adjust the full exposure triangle.
On the top there’s a video record button and the EV comp button that you will hold down and use the back dial with. The main mode dial has a large selection of items. . .
From the guide mode, creative effects, to full manual photography.
The back consists of a pretty standard layout. You’ve got the d-pad to move the auto focus point around.
Now, the screen on this camera is not a touchscreen. So you have very limited control of auto focus points.
And that’s what you’re gonna do is use that’d-pad. I did notice all the buttons feel a little flat on the back.
It’s probably because they’ve been shrinking these cameras down so much that there’s just less space to have really deep pressing buttons on there.
This camera follows Nikon’s more recent control scheme with the i button and the info button.
They’re pretty generic sounding, but they are important to use. The i button brings up a quick menu to adjust important settings like autofocus mode, flash, . . .
This screen will change based on if you’re in photo or video mode. In video mode you can adjust whitebalance, autofocus mode, . . . microphone.
The info button cycles between information displays in photo and live view video modes.
You do have that switch on the top. This camera has two ports on it on the side. You have the micro USB and the miniHDMI.
It’s kind of funny that it has mini HDMI instead of the micro one. That’s a really small port size for the HDMI.
One nice feature of this camera is that the SD card is on the side near the grip.
It is great because you don’t have any issues with quick release plates and just stuff getting in the way.
It was so nice there. On the bottom of the camera we’ve got the battery door. It is far away from the tripod socket, which is very nice.
That means quick release plates won’t be an issue with this camera. Nice design there! Battery is the En-EL14a Rated 1230 milliamp hours.
Considering this is a standard DSLR, you should definitely get a good amount of frames. . . Over a thousand at least.
Back screen is covered by a hard reflective material. Might be a little challenging to see in bright sunlight.
Live view mode is made up of old technology. You access it through that switch on the top. Does not have phase detect, it’s a standard contrast detect to auto focus.
So it’s gonna be relatively slow, but it should be decently accurate. It really depends on your use. I didn’t get a lot of time to try the auto focus systems out in detail, but it is contrast based. So with video auto focus it will probably not be especially consistent.
This camera works with other recent Nikon cameras with auto focus tracking in live view.
You will select an object with the ok button and it will track. You press the ok button again and it will stop the tracking on that.
One of the nicer features, especially considering this level of camera is it has a guided mode.
The menu system is easier to understand. It’s larger icons. It’s just generally better for entry-level users there. In the ISO settings you have the ability to set the minimum shutter speed.
This is a very important feature with aperture priority and similar modes. Basically it doesn’t let you go below a shutter speed.
The goal is to not have the shutter speed go below what you think you don’t want.
So if you’re shooting in dark conditions, you want to sacrifice the general exposure of the photo compared to the shutter speed. So you don’t get blurry photos.
That’s what you can do with this mode. The camera is pretty limited in video mode. So you have up to 1080p 60 frames a second, which is just fine.
That should work well for a lot of people that want to do some type of video. But I probably want to use this camera in manual focus honestly because it is contrast based.
Probably won’t have very consistent auto focus results in video mode. Of course it is in there and it’s nice to have some type of video in the camera. And this is not good for any type of vlogging.
You’re not gonna have a pull-out screen. Now, I did try the camera with the snap bridge application. It’s very limited. It’s basically working as an external shutter release on the camera from your phone.
You do not get alive view as far as I can tell. Now, you can’t push some photos to your phone if you want, which is a nice feature. But basically that’s all I saw in the app for this camera. Of course, there are a lot of creative modes. . special effects. . . Looks to your photos and all those applied to the JPEG photos.
But it’s in there if you’re into those things. With cameras of this level, they’re becoming very stagnant feature-wise, in this case, that is true.
You do not have an articulating screen. You do not have an advanced autofocus system. The viewfinder is limited. Of course, you want to consider the price.
Look at different options, but it’s a relatively decent camera. It’sgonna do the job, which is important.
And basically almost any camera out these days, especially, will do the job just fine.
You have a decent sensor in here so your photo quality should be nice.
I think the ergonomics of this camera, in general, especially the size and feel of the grip is very nice. It is definitely an improvement actually in the way of the really tiny mirrorless cameras.
In this case it’s a nice solid decent sized camera. It’s not too big, not too small.
Considering the price I think it’s a relatively decent option to get started.
3. Sony ZV-E10
I’ve had this camera for a couple of weeks it’s a new Sony ZV-E10
and this is a camera that is aiming to win the hearts of content creators, especially bloggers
but I think that you can do so much more than just vlogging with this this is a hybrid camera
and that means that you can take very good pictures and you can also have great videos with it
there are many things that I like about this camera but today I want to mention
what I like the most, so let’s do it
the 4K video quality on this camera it’s great I’m not saying it’s the best but this is an entry-level camera that is around $700 and this camera is doing a 6K oversampling which is something like taking all this 6K information and squeezing it down into a 4K videos the 4K video is going to have more data and it’s going to look better
I am really impressed with the details that you get out of this camera at 4K
I mean look at this cow and let just let me pause and zoom in and tell me what you think about it for me it’s the color science straight out of the camera it’s the details that you can see on every single shot and
I wasn’t expecting that from this kind of camera the Sony ZV-E10 has face and eye auto focus
and Sony has one of the best auto focus that the market has to offer eye auto focus is very sticky and works really well it also works for animals
and in general the auto focus is going to work for videos and for pictures you can buy this camera with the kit lens which is not a great lens but it’s a very good starting point the great thing about this camera is that the lenses are interchangeable
which means that you can use different lenses on this camera and choosing one lens or the other is going to depend on what you want to achieve with the camera some of these lenses are very expensive
but I would have to say that there are many different options for this kind of camera for almost every budget there are three specific features that
I really like about this camera one is a fully articulating display this is not a big deal if you look at other camera companies like Canon where they’ve had this for quite some time
but for Sony it is kind of news using a camera like this one that I’m using right now the Sony a7 ii for YouTube videos like this one or for top-down shots
where I have to place the camera like this isn’t so convenient in my case I need to use an external monitor just like this
and I have to deal with the cable, charging the battery and this is something that
I would rather not to use with the Sony I can flip the screen just like this and if I’m going to do a top-down shot I can just flip the screen like this and place the camera like this on my C-STAND
the next special feature is the product showcase which is excellent for any kind of videos where you want to talk about a product with most cameras
if I want to show a product this is what’s going to happen my face is still going to be on focus and this item is not going to be on focus and the only way to make the camera focus on this item is to put it in front of my face like this on the new Sony camera with product showcase on, the camera is going to switch the focus to the product without having to cover your face and then back to you when you’re not showing the product this works perfectly
and it also does the focusing really fast the last special feature is the background defocus
if you are an advanced user you already know how to do this manually but for beginners that don’t want to mess around with those settings just by pressing this button once the camera will adjust to have a smooth blur on the background
and I mean who doesn’t like a creamy background right?it does have some disadvantages doing it this way but I think that for many users the benefit is going to be greater since this camera can use the different lenses that I have and because
I like the quality that it produces
I can see myself using this as a backup camera and in my opinion this is a camera that is easy to use even by beginners it was easy to use buttons like the ones that
I mentioned for product showcasing, background defocus, a button to change to photo mode, video mode or S&W which stands for is slow and quick and this is going to be for slow motion or time lapse video the only downside of this S&Q is that you need to go inside the menu to set the frame rate
which will determine the slow or quick motion rate this camera also has a pretty good internal 3 capsule microphone dead cat is also included with the camera for wind noise reduction and this eliminates the need to spend more money on an external microphone
therefore there is no need to worry about carrying and setting up a different microphone if someone still prefers an external microphone
the Sony ZV-E10 does have a microphone jack so you can use any microphone that you want including wireless ones
the Sony ZV-E10 is not a perfect camera but it is a great entry-level camera that is going to be well balanced for videos and photography this is in my opinion a great camera for a YouTube studio,
for vloggers, people who like to travel and content creators for Instagram and TIK TOK it’s going to work as well since this can shoot videos in vertical mode.