Updated on 2 August 2013 by

Canon offers compact digital cameras for point and shoot photography usage for beginners with some of the simple features. Powershot line being a famous product line from Canon for basic point and shoot digital cameras, allows a beginner to capture images easily with fully automated features. Canon basic cameras for beginners are also lightweight cameras supporting high portability and ease of use.

Powershot A-Series:
Powershot A-Series from Canon are the digital cameras designed for ease and fun which can be recommended as the apt products for beginners who seek intuitive camera operation for capturing beautiful photos. Most A-Series Powershot digital camera models from Canon are available in wide variety of attractive colors.

According to the manufacturer, the Powershot A-Series cameras can be acclaimed as the compact camera models which help you capture images in point and shoot mode very effectively using simple, and user-friendly features.

Utilizing the Canon's DIGIC 4 image processor, the best Canon camera for beginners offer features like camera resolution of at least 16 Megapixel, HD video recording capability, optical zoom of up to 8x along with the wide viewing angle LCD display screen size of up to 3 inch.

Check out our list of best Canon cameras for beginners, top rated by some of the best digital camera reviewers around the web.


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Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
Canon IXUS 160
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS (IXUS 155)
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
Canon IXUS 160
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS (IXUS 155)
$249 - $369
$120 - $269
$279 - $350
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Release Date
Apr 2015
Mar 2015
Apr 2014
Jul 2014
Camera Type
Compact
Ultracompact
Compact
Compact
Optical Zoom
18.0 x
8.0 x
30.0 x
12.0 x
Resolution
20.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
14.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
CCD
BSI-CMOS
CCD
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
2.7 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
Average Rating
 3.7 stars
 3.2 stars
 4.0 stars
 3.3 stars
Image Quality
42% Positive
58% Negative
Focus
85% Positive
15% Negative
Look and Feel
100% Positive
Display
80% Positive
20% Negative
Modes
40% Positive
60% Negative