There are tons of cameras out there in the market for beginners. They come in all shapes, sizes and colours. Some can zoom as high as 30 times (30X), while some have a larger than life LCD screen to preview pictures on. The choice in cameras is pretty hard and one really does get confused on which one to pick. Now Wi-Fi has also been added to the cameras that enables the users to Geo tag the images, upload images et al. Here is our pick of top point and shoot cameras for beginners that also have the Wi-Fi functionality and will be a great vacation companion.
Canon Powershot S200 (Rs 19,995)
We just love this camera. It has everything that one wants to start with. The design is pretty cool as you get new dial control system around the lens on the Canon Powershot 200. This camera has a 10.1 MP sensor that can capture images at 3,648 x 2,736 pixels resolution. The lens can optically zoom 5 times (5X) and this camera also features a 3-inch LCD. The batteries within this camera can take up to 200 shots or can record 50 minutes of HD video.
Sony DSC-WX300 (Rs 17,990)
We still remember the first thin digital camera that we ever held. It was from the Sony T series called the T1. This was in the late 1990’s. Times have changed and new things have been thrown in the digital camera arena. However, what Sony has maintained to retain is the thin form factor. The Sony DSC-WX300 is an exceptional camera well-suited for beginners and amateurs. This digi-cam has an 18.2 MP CMOS image sensor and can zoom by up to 20X optically. This is good for outdoor shoots and wildlife photography as you can capture far away objects with ease. Of course we recommend the use of a tripod if you are clicking a picture above 8-10X zoom. It has lot shooting modes that will suit your daily and holiday requirements.
Nikon Coolpix S9700 (Rs 16,950)
This camera underwent a price drop recently and is now available for few thousand Rupees less. Nikon has managed to keep this camera very slim. Within the 1.4-inches thickness this camera is able to hide a 16 MP sensor powered lens, which can zoom 30 times optically. This is massive for a camera this small. With Wi-Fi users can control the camera with smart devices wirelessly. Battery life is quite good, as after a full charge S9700 is able to click 300 images or shoot over 1 hour of HD videos. Panorama mode is available too, if users want to capture the whole picture.
Nikon Coolpix AW130 (Rs 17,950)
We all know when we go outdoors, the chances of damaging the camera gets doubled. Here is a point and shoot camera that is dust proof, drop proof and water proof. You can take excellent images under water with this sleek camera from Nikon. Available in a wide variety of colours, including our favourite orange, the Nikon Coolpix AW130 has a 16 MP sensor with a lens that can zoom 5X optically. Users get a 3-inch screen at the back to preview images on. For storage the camera does come with an 8 GB SD card in the box. On board NFC and Wi-Fi is also available to make sharing and capturing an easy process. This one is a great camera for outdoors.
Samsung WB50F (Rs 15,900)
Samsung has been in the cameras market from quite some time now. A brilliant camera from their stables is the WB50F. This camera looks brilliant in white colour and has the latest machinery inside. WB50F has a 16 MP sensor inside supported by a decent 12X optical zoom lens. A 3-inch LCD comes at the back accompanied with quick access buttons. This camera is not super compact, however Samsung has managed to cramp all the good stuff in a small size. Wi-Fi and NFC are part of the package, to quickly take care of the sharing and uploading needs.