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The best easy to use digital SLR cameras are the entry-level DSLRs with simple user controls touchscreen interfaces using the LCD technology. Available from the brands like Panasonic and Sony under the Lumix and Alpha product lines, these cameras can capture images of over 14 Megapixel resolution and videos of Full HD resolution. The below listed cameras offer better low light performance and can be a best choice for capturing action shots and portraits.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 3D Digital Camera with 14-42mm lens


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 3D
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 3D
Sony Alpha NEX-7
Sony Alpha NEX-7
Sony Alpha NEX-7
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 3D Digital Camera with 14-42mm lens
Panasonic DMC-GF5K Body Only Digital Camera
Sony Alpha NEX-7 Body Only Digital Camera
Sony NEX-7K Light Field Camera
Sony Alpha NEX-7 3D Digital Camera with 18-55mm lens
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Release Date
Jun 2012
Jun 2012
Aug 2011
Aug 2011
Aug 2011
Camera Type
SLR/Professional, 3D Digital Camera
SLR/Professional, 3D Digital Camera
SLR/Professional
Light Field Camera, SLR/Professional
3D Digital Camera, SLR/Professional
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Weight
0.58 lb.
0.58 lb.
0.643 lb.
0.643 lb.
0.64 lb.
Optical Zoom
3.0 x
3.0 x
3.0 x
3.0 x
3.0 x
Resolution
12.1 Megapixel
12.1 Megapixel
24.3 Megapixel
24.3 Megapixel
24.3 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
Live MOS
Live MOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Image Sensor Size
21.6 mm
21.6 mm
28.2 mm
28.2 mm
28.2 mm

  • The hardest thing about recommending this camera is to know which configuration makes sense. The 14-42mm HD lens -- also called PZ for "power zoom" -- makes for the most convenient, compact kit. But it's also a fairly middling lens, especially given that you're paying more for the package. The cheaper kit with the standard 14-42mm lens is probably the best deal, but then the camera loses its size advantage. In some ways, that the problem with all of these entry-level ILCs, though.


  • The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 represents a positive step forward for the now consumer-focused GF-series. With the GX-1 satisfying the needs of prosumers, the GF5 is free to concentrate on wooing compact step-up users, and it does a great job of persuading them to invest in what is undoubtedly a faster, fuller-featured system that ultimately delivers better image quality, in a form factor that won't intimidate or confuse.


  • The low price makes the Panasonic GF5 one of the best compromises on the market between compact size and high image quality. It's one of the only cameras that is truly (jacket) pocketable and portable enough to be carried around on a daily basis, while still managing to offer fantastic image quality and a solid feature set.


  • The hardest thing about recommending this camera is to know which configuration makes sense. The 14-42mm HD lens -- also called PZ for "power zoom" -- makes for the most convenient, compact kit. But it's also a fairly middling lens, especially given that you're paying more for the package. The cheaper kit with the standard 14-42mm lens is probably the best deal, but then the camera loses its size advantage. In some ways, that the problem with all of these entry-level ILCs, though.


  • The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 represents a positive step forward for the now consumer-focused GF-series. With the GX-1 satisfying the needs of prosumers, the GF5 is free to concentrate on wooing compact step-up users, and it does a great job of persuading them to invest in what is undoubtedly a faster, fuller-featured system that ultimately delivers better image quality, in a form factor that won't intimidate or confuse.


  • The low price makes the Panasonic GF5 one of the best compromises on the market between compact size and high image quality. It's one of the only cameras that is truly (jacket) pocketable and portable enough to be carried around on a daily basis, while still managing to offer fantastic image quality and a solid feature set.


  • An especially good option for people who want a relatively inexpensive ILC for shooting video, the Sony Alpha NEX-5N's photo quality's about the same as its cheaper sibling's.


  • Sony's high-end mirrorless camera, the Alpha NEX-7 is a top performer brimming with features, but a camera of this caliber deserves a better kit lens.


  • Regardless, the NEX-7 sports an impressive array of features for a camera of any size, and we're excited to see if its final image quality can live up to the camera's robust spec sheet. Once we get our hands on a final production model we'll let you know if the NEX-7 is even more than the sum of its parts, or just another paper tiger.


  • An especially good option for people who want a relatively inexpensive ILC for shooting video, the Sony Alpha NEX-5N's photo quality's about the same as its cheaper sibling's.


  • Sony's high-end mirrorless camera, the Alpha NEX-7 is a top performer brimming with features, but a camera of this caliber deserves a better kit lens.


  • Regardless, the NEX-7 sports an impressive array of features for a camera of any size, and we're excited to see if its final image quality can live up to the camera's robust spec sheet. Once we get our hands on a final production model we'll let you know if the NEX-7 is even more than the sum of its parts, or just another paper tiger.


  • An especially good option for people who want a relatively inexpensive ILC for shooting video, the Sony Alpha NEX-5N's photo quality's about the same as its cheaper sibling's.


  • Sony's high-end mirrorless camera, the Alpha NEX-7 is a top performer brimming with features, but a camera of this caliber deserves a better kit lens.


  • Regardless, the NEX-7 sports an impressive array of features for a camera of any size, and we're excited to see if its final image quality can live up to the camera's robust spec sheet. Once we get our hands on a final production model we'll let you know if the NEX-7 is even more than the sum of its parts, or just another paper tiger.


Top 5 easy to use digital slr camera:

  1. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 3D Digital Camera with 14-42mm lens
  2. Panasonic DMC-GF5K Body Only Digital Camera
  3. Sony Alpha NEX-7 Body Only Digital Camera
  4. Sony NEX-7K Light Field Camera
  5. Sony Alpha NEX-7 3D Digital Camera with 18-55mm lens