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.

Browse All Top Sony Camera For Beginners »

#1

#2

#3

#4

#5

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10
Sony DSC-WX80
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX100
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W630
Sony CyberShot DSC-WX150
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
Sony DSC-WX150 Light Field Camera
[?]
ReviewGist
Score
[?]
ReviewGist
Score
[?]
ReviewGist
Score
[?]
ReviewGist
Score
[?]
ReviewGist
Score
Release Date
Sep 2013
Jan 2013
Jun 2012
Jul 2012
May 2012
Weight
0.23 lb.
0.27 lb.
0.26 lb.
0.22 lb.
0.29 lb.
Camera Type
Lens-style Camera, Compact
Compact, Standard Point and Shoot
3D Digital Camera
Compact, Standard Point and Shoot
Light Field Camera, Compact
Optical Zoom
10.0 x
8.0 x
10.0 x
5.0 x
10.0 x
Resolution
18.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
18.2 Megapixel
16.1 Megapixel
18.2 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
Exmor RTM CMOS, BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
EXR CMOS
CCD
Exmor R CMOS
Image Sensor Size
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
7.76 mm
7.66 mm
7.7 mm

Innovative way for smartphone owners to take better-quality, more versatile photos and quickly share them

Very small, Sharp lens, 8x zoom range

Image quality is good

A mode for producing 360 degree panoramas

Very good photo and video quality