Used Point-and-Shoot Cameras
Point-and-shoot cameras are capable of producing high-quality images that are better than your camera phone. They are compact, easy to use, and allow you more control than the camera on iPhone or Android. Whether you're a hobbyist photographer who wants a good camera on the go, or an entry-level shooter just getting into photography, buying a used point-and-shoot is a great way to hone your skills.
Why Use Point-and-Shoot Cameras?
To use a point-and-shoot camera, simply point it toward your subject and press the shutter button. Unlike DSLR cameras, point-and-shoot cameras don't feature interior mirrors to capture images. Instead, the camera handles all the technical stuff for you. It automatically shoots in "auto" mode, selecting the best possible settings for a particular lighting condition.
Additionally, as opposed to mirrorless system cameras, which have interchangeable lenses, used point-and-shoot cameras feature fixed lenses. Most of these digital cameras use focus-free lenses for focusing, automatic exposure setting systems, and built-in flash units. Some models, such as Canon cameras, have powerful zoom lenses that typically range from a magnification of 4x up to 50x, which improves their versatility. With these compact used cameras, you capture great photos without the need to understand the underlying camera mechanics. Thus, they're ideal for social media posting, sightseeing, capturing family vacation moments, and other personal activities where heavy gear might be impractical.
Choosing Used Point-and-Shoot Cameras
Choose an ultra lightweight, wearable point-and-shoot camera with a quick tap control shutter for convenient everyday carrying. If you're going hiking or swimming, consider a rugged and waterproof one for enhanced durability and performance. There are also underwater models for underwater photography. While you can't use interchangeable lenses and lens accessories on these cameras, you can choose from a range of sensor sizes, from full-frame to 1/2.3-inch sensors. Large sensors pick up more light from the lens to allow for sharper, color-faithful images. For special effects photography, select a camera that features a 360-degree spherical lens, which is ideal for panoramic composites.
Browse B&H Photo and Video's used point-and-shoot cameras from a selection of brands that includes Canon, Fujifilm, Panasonic, Sony, and more.