There’s a wide market for cameras alone, so finding the right camera to use can be tricky for first-time photographers. Though DSLR cameras all have a look that screams professional, not every camera is the same. Other than the basics, each comes with a different number of functions it’s capable of doing that works for a wide range of skill levels, and each offers more control over photography than a typical point-and-shoot camera allows. Though there’s a variety of cameras available from several different brands, there are some cameras that are better suited for beginner photographers than others are. Here are two of those cameras.


Canon EOS Rebel T6


Canon is one of the most well-known and versatile cameras on the market, making it the perfect starting point for beginners to start their camera search. The EOS Rebel T6 is one of their entry-level cameras with a modest amount of features, but what really sells this camera is the imaging capabilities it comes with. Some of its features include an 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4+ image processor, Full HD 1080p/30 video recording, a 3fps still shooting rate, and expanded sensitivity to ISO 12800. Its 3.0” 920k-dot LCD monitor lets you view your photos and shoot with a live view, and its built-in WiFi with NFC lets you wirelessly share photos and movies directly from your camera.


Nikon D3500


Nikon, another well-regarded camera brand, has two entry-level cameras that are suited for beginners to use—one of which being the D3500. It comes paired with an AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens, a 24.2MP DX-format CMOS sensor, and an EXPEED 4 image processor, the latter enabling the camera to shoot up to 5fps. Unique to the D3500 is its omission of an optical low-pass filter, which lets it increase an image’s sharpness and resolution in a way that other cameras aren’t able to. Its autofocus system, 3.0″ 921k-dot LCD monitor, and SnapBridge Bluetooth connectivity top off its features, and its Guide Mode is specifically designed to assist beginner photographers in learning the ins and outs of the camera’s entire system.