Cameras for taking a good selfie photo

Looking for a good point and shoot camera to take a selfie? This article provides information on two great cameras which would help you to capture a selfie like a pro!

Taking selfies has become a popular past time, with celebrities too sharing their selfies on social networking sites. While smart phones are the most commonly used shooting device for selfies, there are also professional cameras which can do the job too, perhaps even better than the smart phone.

Here are details of two cameras available in India which can capture good selfies.

Sony QX10

The Sony QX10 is a great budget camera to shoot a selfie. It is equipped with the Sony G Lens which enables you to get very refined optics with 10x optical zoom skills. The unique 18.2-megapixel Exmor R sensor helps to increase light sensitivity and teams up with the column A/D conversion technology to reduce noise to a great extent. You can thus take great selfies even in a place which is dimly lit.

Sony QX 10 digital camera
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If you are the type who does not have a steady hand while shooting, this camera is just for you! It comes with the Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation feature. This makes up for any blurs which occur when the camera shakes due to an unsteady hand.
The images themselves come out in stunning fashion, thanks to the special BIONZ imaging engine which transforms the sensor's data into colour-rich images.

The best functional utility of the Sony QX10 is that it can be used in tandem with your smart phone since each image which you take will be automatically saved in not just your camera but also in your smart phone. The mult-tasking camera thus helps you to:
  • Use WiFi to set up a connection with your smart phone

  • Operate the features of your camera, such as zoom and exposure, via the smart phone's screen

  • Share with all and sundry at any time the images you took

  • Export an image to edit &share with PlayMemories Mobile app.

Overall, the Sony QX10 is really easy to use and provides great selfies due to its inherent superior auto mode feature which will analyse the surroundings and accordingly adjust the settings. With its bundled Smartphone Attachment, what more can a selfie-shooter want?

Price in India as quoted at official website: Rs.12,990/-

Samsung NX Mini

On the higher price side, there is the Samsung NX Mini. Don't get deceived by its stylish slim looks. That slimness hides quite a lot of heavy-weight features! The primary reason why it makes for an ideal selfie camera is that it has a flip-around screen. This enables you to flip the screen and use a touch or a wink to command it to take your selfie. Voila! You've got a selfie in a few seconds flat.

Samsung NX Mini digital camera
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The selfie is sure to be of high quality with superior clarity, thanks to its inherent 20.5 megapixels BSI CMOS Sensor. If necessary, you can make use of face-touch software to edit the image. The usual tools are available for eliminating red-eye problems, cropping and re-sizing.

As for sharing, it is WiFi enabled and, like the Sony QX10, it is a multi-tasker. It has auto backup and gives you the ability to upload images to social networking sites. The PhotoBeam feature requires a simple tap to share your photos with friends and family members. An additional feature enables you to transfer any image which you are looking at to a compatible smart phone.

Online price: Rs. 22,990/-

Both the above-mentioned cameras come with interchangeable lenses. Before purchasing, it would be a good idea to check what all exciting accessories you could get. In case you plan to purchase them online, check if the warranty is applicable.

Go on...take a selfie like a pro!

Article by Vandana
Vandana is a freelance content writer with over 15 years experience in this field. As Managing Editor of reputed education portal, she has plenty of responsibilities but nevertheless finds time to indulge in her favourite past-time, namely writing! Hence she has her own blogs to follow her writing passion while here at she writes mainly about gadgets, smart devices and apps.

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