Here’s a great camera from Cannon, a great brand for cameras.
It’s a little on the pricey side, but it comes packed with features, and eager photographers will get some great shots with it.
It’s got that all important flip screen, which turns up a full 180 degrees so you can check how you look before you take your selfie. In addition to turning it up, you can also turn it downward too, up to 90 degrees. Plenty of angles to experiment with.
The other feature that makes it really good for selfies is it’s Smooth Skin effect, designed to enhance your natural features, in what it refers to as it’s Self Portrait mode.
We love it’s customizable self-timer, it gives you enough time to smile, fix your pout, or invite a friend in for the shot.
What makes it that bit better than your standard flip screen camera, is it’s 40x optical zoom. Optical zoom is favored by many photographers because it gives you a better quality picture than digital zoom.
You also get great image resolution on your selfies with this beauty, since it offers 20.3 Megapixels altogether.
We love that it has built in Wi-Fi2 and bluetooth technology, so you can upload straight to social media without being near your home computer.
Despite it’s large sensor size, it packs away really neat and compactly, a camera you can take anywhere.
We also love how you can use it to make 1080p Full HD Video in mp4 format, for when a still is not enough.
We like the geotag and date stamp options, so you can log your journeys. Great for uploading onto Flickr.
Now this is a camera for those of us who take their photography seriously.
It comes from a great brand, Nikon, and is well loved by customers.
It’s LCD preview screen is 3.2 inches, slightly bigger than standard preview screens, and it swivels a full 180 degrees, so you can see exactly how you look in your selfie before you take your snap. You see exactly what the camera sees.
It has a 24.2-megapixel image sensor for capturing in astounding precision and clarity, for those true to life details.
It’s wifi enabled so you can send your selfies straight to your smartphone or tablet. Emailing, texting and posting to social media is no problem.
We love it’s autofocus system, which allows you to lock onto what part of the image you want to focus on, and make it more clear and precise.
It even makes action shots easy to pull off, thanks to the feature whereby you hold down the shutter button to take stills at 5 frames per second. Never miss a beat.
As it’s a DSLR you can get more out of it than a standard point and shoot camera (more on that in our buying guide).
We love how it has built in GPS, for super accurate geotagging.
You can use it for video too if you like, since it has its own built in microphone.
If you want you can also purchase extra accessories like special lenses.
This camera from Welcam is a big hit with customers.
It’s got a great 3 inch preview screen, which flips a full 180 degrees to the side rather than upwards, so you can check out how you look before taking the selfie.
It’s got some really great features for taking selfies, like face detection, smile capture, beauty face, etcetera.
You can expect some real good quality photos from it, since it offers 24.0MP image resolution. And there’s a 16x zoom.
It comes with 2 interchangeable lenses. There’s the macro lens which allows you to take some really great close-ups, and there’s the ultra wide angle lens, which you can place on top, which can widen the viewing angle up to 118 degree to capture any lovely scenery.
We love that it comes with 2 rechargeable batteries, no need to buy any separately.
You can even go beyond taking photos and progress to taking video, with it’s stunning 1920X1080 / 30FPS video resolution.
It’s got really good technology connectivity, there’s built in wifi, and you can hook it up to your smartphone, whether it’s Apple or Android, so you can use it as a remote for the camera, or alternatively, you can even use the camera as a webcam for video calls.
And that’s not all of its special features – it also does loop recording, video pausing, image stabilization, date stamping and auto power-off.
Rated highly by customers
Great value for money
3 inch preview screen, which flips a full 180 degrees
24.0MP image resolution
16x digital zoom
Macro lens for close ups
Ultra wide angle lens for scenery
Comes with 2 rechargeable batteries
Stunning 1920X1080 / 30FPS video resolution
Built in wifi, compatible with Apple and Android phones
This buying guide assumes that you don’t have someone with you to take your picture, and that you’ll be taking your selfie independently.
To that end, unless you want to take all of your selfies in front of a mirror with the camera in the shot, this buyer's guide will assume you’re going to use a flip screen camera.
A preview screen that you can angle as you please is ideal, whether you want a selfie with your pet on the floor, or if you want to raise it high for a group shot.
For the purpose of brevity, this buying guide also assumes that you want to go for a digital camera. After all, what good is your selfie if you can’t post it to social media online?
Types of flip screen camera
For those who are relatively new to photography, you might like to invest in a point and shoot camera. They’re super easy to use because they automatically optimize the camera setting to get the best shot, doing all the hard work for you. Although they tend to be quite small in size, you can still get great image quality with a point and shoot camera.
For more advanced photographers at the other end of the spectrum, there are DSLR cameras. DSLR stands for Digital Single Lens Reflex. A DSLR camera that combines the optics and the mechanisms of a single-lens reflex camera with a digital imaging sensor.
With a DSLR, you can play around with the camera settings and change lenses as you see fit. The downside is that they tend to be a little more bulky and heavy.
Mirrorless cameras meanwhile tend to offer the best of both worlds. Mirrorless cameras do away with all the mirrors that are found inside the body of a DSLR, making them more compact, but they still support interchangeable lenses.
Flip Screen Size
Generally speaking, the bigger the flip screen size the better, as it’s designed to be a preview screen, showing you exactly what your finished photo will look like.
Most flip screen cameras will have a flip screen size of 3 inches, so it is our recommendation that you don’t settle for anything less than that.
As with flip screen size, it’s a case of the bigger the better. You typically want to capture as much as possible and include hints of your surroundings if you’re out enjoying the outdoors or lapping it up on holiday for example.
Furthermore, the greater the sensor size, the more light is let in which in turn leads to a better, clearer picture.
Weight of Camera
Some professional cameras can be big and bulky, but that’s not much good when you’re out taking selfies on the go. You need a camera that you can hold in your hand and one that’s sufficiently portable to be taken anywhere you happen to be.
No one likes to lug heavy equipment around with them.
A point and shoot camera is a good idea in this respect, as they tend to be smaller.
Built in lenses can be great, but if you wanted to take your photography a step further, you might like to invest in a camera with additional focus and zooming capability as well.
Stills can be great but video can show so much more. For Youtubers or vloggers a good flip screen can replace your original camera for your videos or tutorials. And you don’t need to rely on your phone to upload videos to Instagram, you can upload from your PC or Mac too.
If this might be something of interest to you further down the line, you’ll need to ensure that your camera has a compatible external microphone.
Last but not least is price. Digital cameras with flip screens can vary quite considerably in price, with the bigger name brands costing way more than their lesser known alternatives. But on the flip side, if you buy from a good brand, you're paying for unequivocal quality.
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