The Best Nikon Cameras for Beginners

Are you learning how to take great photos and want an awesome beginner camera from Nikon? Technology advances have made it possible for us to take photographs and store them instantaneously (no more film needed, a cost saver in itself).

When photography was first invented, having your picture taken was very expensive and most people would have to really save up to have a portrait taken. But eventually consumer film cameras were made, and now consumer digital cameras are also readily available and they have even been built into mobile phones. Even recording videos is a common activity now.

Just about anyone can take simple pictures with their phones but some people still want high quality shots to capture moments that they will keep for a lifetime. For those who are interested in pursuing photography as a hobby or just want to learn how take great photos, you need to be equipped with the right tools and equipment. This is a list of some great cameras for beginners from the camera giant, Nikon.

Nikon Coolpix W300

Besides the vibrant orange color which rocks, the W300 has some excellent features for all travelers alike.

The first is its size. Hauling around a DSLR out hiking is a pain, I usually prefer a point and shoot camera. Nikon W300 has the perfect size footprint to keep you encouraged to venture out and see the National Parks.

Nikon D3300 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Nikkor Zoom Lens

This is a great digital SLR that has everything a beginner needs to start learning how to shoot proper, high quality photos. It has an 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens which is versatile and can be used in photos and videos.

If using video capabilities, you can choose from several frames per second shooting speeds in 1080. For the price (under $500), you can’t get much better for entry level DSLRs.

Nikon CoolPix S6300 16 MP Digital Camera

While it is not a DSLR, the CoolPix S6300 is a great point and shoot camera that is perfect for taking with you to trips and events. It has the capability to take brilliant 16 megapixel shots which means that you can capture really high quality images.

The Nikon CoolPix S6300 can also record high definition videos at 1080p with stereo sound. You can even record fast or slow motion videos. The camera also comes with several effects like sepia, high key, low key, and Selective Color for isolating one particular color and having the rest in greyscale. It also comes with Nikon’s Smart Portrait System that has a “Smile Timer.” The smile timer automatically releases the shutter when it recognizes that the subject is smiling which means more great photos and not so many bad ones.

If you are a casual user, a heavy user, or an aspiring photographer, there is a camera that is built specifically for your needs. Nikon recognizes the different needs of its consumers and makes sure that they have cameras for everyone. I use mine most when traveling, so packing it up in travel cubes is simple and easy way to store it on the road. So no matter what kind of camera user you are, get a Nikon camera for yourself.