looking for a novice camera

langley8

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I'm looking for a camera as a present for my mother, she's starting to get into photography so she is a novice. I would like to get her one that is easy to use but has some more advanced features that she can learn to use (if that's even possible i know nothing on this subject) and if there is any other equipment that you would recommend with it like particular SD cards and carrying cases etc. As she is just starting i would like to to do this as cheap as possible but i'm willing to spend extra to get a good quality camera. I live in the UK. Thanks for your help.
 

kenrivers

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If you want one with interchangeable lenses then you might consider these:
Sony Alpha a5000
Pentax Q7

If not, then you may want to consider these:
Pentax XG-1
Olympus STYLUS XZ-2 iHS
Sony Alpha a3000
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

I would highly recommend a tripod.
 

kanewolf

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You might start on the real inexpensive end, by getting a better camera app for her phone. If she has a current generation cell phone she has OK hardware to start with. Sometimes the built in app isn't the best but even an upgraded app is < $10 ...
 

langley8

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£200
 

kenrivers

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If you want one with interchangeable lenses then you might consider these:
Sony Alpha a5000
Pentax Q7

If not, then you may want to consider these:
Pentax XG-1
Olympus STYLUS XZ-2 iHS
Sony Alpha a3000
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

I would highly recommend a tripod.
 
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