Best point and shoot cameras: beginners to advanced photographers

Want something quick, easy, and reliable? These are the best point and shoot cameras we recommend buying.

Point and shoot camera in colourful rainbow setting

by Emily Farquhar |

New to photography and want a simple camera to learn on? Perhaps you may already be familiar with all the basics and want something in addition to your other camera gear that you can whip out and quickly get a decent shot on? Whatever it may be, a point and shoot camera is a great gadget to have no matter your style or experience level.

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There are a variety of reasons as to why people use point and shoot cameras. Some love them for their ease, reliability, and affordability. Others like them for being extremely lightweight and for their zoom qualities. This article shortlists 10 of the best cameras based on a range of features which include budget, purpose, zoom and camera quality.

We've shortlisted 10 of the best point and shoot cameras, simplistic to complex, that are worth investing in, even if you are convinced your phone does a pretty good job... this list might prove you wrong! If you're also after a point and shoot camera for the big blue sea, these underwater cameras will no doubt give you something to think about.

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Emily Farquhar is a Commercial Content Writer for WhatsTheBest, and also writes for Yours.co.uk, heatworld and Closer across beauty, tech, and lifestyle.

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