Don't-Miss Camera Stories
These digital SLR and compact interchangeable lens cameras each have something for the first-time photographer. Yes, they're all reasonably priced, but they also have controls that are easy to learn, or help modes aimed squarely at teaching beginners the essentials of photography and manual settings.
If you're looking for a digital SLR camera that won't break the bank, these models provide great image quality and decent features for less than $1000. They're perfect for beginners, but also a good option for more advanced photographers who want a second body.
They lack the mirror boxes and through-the-lens viewfinders of a true DSLR, but these compact interchangeable-lens cameras shoot top-notch photos and video despite their smaller sizes.