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-WX220
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
Sony DSC-WX80
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 Smartphone Attachable Lens-Style Camera
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Digital Camera
Sony DSC-WX80/B Digital Camera
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$200 - $259
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Release Date
Aug 2014
Mar 2014
Sep 2013
Feb 2013
Jan 2013
Weight
0.27 lb.
0.3 lb.
0.23 lb.
0.275 lb.
0.27 lb.
Camera Type
Ultracompact
Compact
Lens-style Camera, Compact
Ultra-Compact, Ultracompact
Compact, Standard Point and Shoot
Optical Zoom
10.0 x
20.0 x
10.0 x
5.0 x
8.0 x
Resolution
18.0 Megapixel
18.0 Megapixel
18.0 Megapixel
18.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
Exmor RTM CMOS, BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.3 in.
2.7 in.
Image Sensor Size
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
7.66 mm
2.5 mm
Average Rating
 4.3 stars
 4.5 stars
 2.9 stars
 3.9 stars
 3.9 stars

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