Updated on 15 September 2013 by

The best Sony cameras for beginners are the basic point and shoot models under the Cyber-shot product line. The below listed top-rated cameras are the lightweight models which can capture HD videos and images of up to 18 Megapixel resolution. Some of these cameras are ultra-zoom cameras and all of the listed cameras are limited to those which can be affordable under $300 price range.


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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10
Sony DSC-WX80
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX100
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W630
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 Smartphone Attachable Lens-Style Camera
Sony DSC-WX80/B Digital Camera
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX100 3D Digital Camera
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W630 Digital Camera
$250
$200 - $259
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Release Date
Sep 2013
Jan 2013
Jun 2012
Jul 2012
Camera Type
Lens-style Camera, Compact
Compact, Standard Point and Shoot
3D Digital Camera
Compact, Standard Point and Shoot
Optical Zoom
10.0 x
8.0 x
10.0 x
5.0 x
Resolution
18.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
18.2 Megapixel
16.1 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
Exmor RTM CMOS, BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
EXR CMOS
CCD
Image Sensor Size
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
7.76 mm
7.66 mm
Average Rating
 2.9 stars
 3.9 stars
 4.0 stars
 4.1 stars