What is the best type of camera for beginners?
When choosing a camera as a beginner you should think about how much time you would like to invest in your new hobby. If you are quite ambitions to find out more about photography and you would also like to develop your own unique style and take photos quite regularly, then you may need a camera that allows you to use different setting and options and change the lenses. A mirrorless system camera (DSLM) is highly recommended for beginners.
When using a compact system camera, you will look through the viewfinder at the small display, which will transmit the image directly from the live sensor. This has the advantage for photography beginners that you can see directly through the viewfinder on how different settings affect your finished photo. Whereas on a reflex camera, you can only see these changes on the display or once the photo has been taken. Therefore, a system camera makes it easier for you to find the right setting which in turn helps beginners to familiarise themselves with the basics of photography. In addition, a system camera is often smaller and lighter, which can make it easier to use if you are going to be using it quite often.
The disadvantage of a mirrorless camera compared to an SLR camera is that the battery life is often shorter. However, you can get a spare battery which is an easy solution so that you can always use it on the go.