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This selection of best easy to use cameras for 2016 is characterized by intuitive menus, easy handling and accessible controls for the most common operations. We limit our selection of the best cameras for ease of use to some of the lighter ones which also have a bigger LCD screen sizes(grater than 3 inch).

Beginners using their first digital camera as well as casual photographers do not want to be bogged down by cumbersome controls and confusing menu options. You would rather just like to point, frame and click to capture your memorable moments. The best cameras for ease of use these days are geared towards simple intuitive interfaces. For eg, Canon with their Powershot range and Kodak with their EasyShare range stress on ease of use and are thus very popular with newbies and as a family camera as well.

And now since touchscreen interfaces are making their way to most electronics gadgets many of the camera makers have hopped on to the touchscreen bandwagon. But reactions to touchscreen interfaces for digital cameras are mixed as serious photo enthusiasts still prefer the manual controls as they are more accessible while framing and clicking pictures.

This list of best user-friendly digital cameras achieve a good balance between touchscreen and manual buttons and controls for a overall pleasant user experience.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV was ranked in the best easy to use digital camera at position #1 based on 5 expert digital camera reviews. The reviews considered included ones from sites like Imaging-Resource.com, PCMag.com and PhotographyBLOG.com.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
Nikon 1 J5
Ricoh GR II
Samsung NX500
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
Nikon 1 J5
Ricoh GR II
Samsung NX500
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
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Release Date
Sep 2015
May 2015
Aug 2015
Mar 2015
Aug 2015
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Weight
0.66 lb.
0.51 lb.
0.55 lb.
0.63 lb.
0.54 lb.
Camera Type
Compact
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Large sensor compact
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Compact
Optical Zoom
2.9 x
1.0 x
30.0 x
Resolution
20.0 Megapixel
21.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
28.0 Megapixel
18.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
Image Sensor Size
13.23 mm
13.23 mm
28.42 mm
28.26 mm
2.5 mm
Average Rating
 4.3 stars
 4.3 stars
 4.1 stars
 4.2 stars
 4.3 stars
Focus
58% Positive
42% Negative
46% Positive
54% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
78% Positive
22% Negative
80% Positive
20% Negative
Video
85% Positive
15% Negative
37% Positive
63% Negative
100% Negative
68% Positive
32% Negative
100% Positive
Image Quality
66% Positive
34% Negative
87% Positive
13% Negative
100% Positive
94% Positive
6% Negative
100% Positive
Low Light
80% Positive
20% Negative
100% Positive
66% Positive
34% Negative
60% Positive
40% Negative
100% Negative
Ease of Use
75% Positive
25% Negative
60% Positive
40% Negative
85% Positive
15% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive