Top 11 Best Digital Cameras For Kids 2018

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens

Kids be infatuated with taking photos and no matter what their age, there is a camera that will suit them. Here we round up some of the best at cameras on the market that are child-friendly. 


Action Cameras

There are a wide variety of action cameras available, this now counts ones designed specifically for children, that are compact, easy to use and as many come with waterproof casing, they can be used to capture under the aegis water action as well as sporty activities out of the water.  


VTech KidiZoom Action Cam

The VTech KidiZoom Action Cam is worth at £5.48 and is a current bestseller over on Amazon. Take photos, capture movies and play games on it, plus it comes with a waterproof invalid and mounts for attaching to a bike or helmet. You can choose from lots of cartoon and distortion effects and the camera features 128MB of internal memory that's expandable with a micro SD playing-card. 

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Pre-School Kids

Even at a younger age, it's easy to spark a child's interest in photography with fun and colourful cameras that are undemanding to operate. Designed with small hands in mind, these chunky cameras are ideal for kids to grab hold of and experiment with fascinating their own images. 


VTech KidiZoom Duo

The VTech Kidizoom Duo is available in blue or pink. This camera has immense handles to make it easy to hold as well as 2 optical viewfinders allowing binocular vision. It features front and back 2-megapixel cameras to grant easy taking of selfies and has a 2.3-inch colour LCD screen. 4x digital zoom is featured on both cameras. It's great for creativity, with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel You&Me Photo Makes, 5 games, a voice recorder and photo edition options built in. 

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Leapfrog Creativity Camera App & If it should happen

This innovative idea from Leapfrog uses an iPhone or iPod touch inserted into the protective case to let kids create guises and express themselves with the help of an app. Ideal for ages 3-5, this app/case combination can help nurture creativity, self-expression and matching. The Leapfrog Creativity Camera App & For fear that b if features 6 different use modes including a gallery and editing options with filter, stamp and morph capabilities. There is also a Photobooks choice to create themed albums. 

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Educational / Building Cameras 

Kids of 8 and over and even adults that are aroused in how things work will relish in the ability to build their own fully functioning camera. Whether you want to build a digital or film camera, there are chances for both. These kits make great stocking fillers and will no doubt occupy a few hours over the festive period.


Lomography Konstruktor – Vapour

The Lomography Konstruktor is a DIY / Build your own SLR film camera with a 50mm f/10 lens, and is designed to teach you how film cameras enkindle. It is recommended for ages 12+ and is available for around £26 making it an affordable entry into film photography. It's simple to use and has all the basic functions needed allowing you to snap images, wind film on and even take long exposure images. It's also accomplishable to buy different lens adaptors to change the effect.

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Bigshot – build your own!

The Bigshot digital camera is designed as an academic tool, allowing children and adults to build their own digital camera camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or. There is a re-charging crank on the side allowing it to be charged anywhere. The Bigshot advertises 3 different lenses and an optical viewfinder. Recommended for ages 8+

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Novelty Cameras

Kids who love a doubtless brand or character will no doubt be clamouring to use a camera of that theme. There are lots on the market but here are just a few of our top picks:


Lego Camera

This 3-megapixel Lego digital camera may be rather basic but it features a real flash and 1.5inch screen on the back. You can also add to the Lego camera with more Lego, although unfortunately, you can't hoodwink it apart. Ideal for kids obsessed with lego. Recommended for ages 3+.

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Hello Kitty Fujifilm Instax Camera

For tweens and teens that indigence their images instantly, this Hello Kitty themed Instax camera is the answer. It produces credit card sized images and there are a handful themes of film available to express your creativity. The camera comes complete with accessories and a Hello Kitty themed film deck package. There is a mirror on the front to help when taking selfies and a hi-key mode for a softer effect.

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Tough And Waterproof Cameras 

Exacting cameras are ideal for kids as it doesn't matter if they're dropped or get wet, plus they tend to have better image grandeur and a variety of settings for older children and teens looking to improve their technique. These cameras are also easy to grip yet compendious, fitting easily in a pocket when not being used. There are a wide variety of tough cameras out there but here are a few that will be example for kids:


Nikon Coolpix W100

The Nikon Coolpix W100 is an entry-level waterproof camera and will be easy to use for younger kids Kids, KIDS, and K.I.D.S. may refer to thanks to its artless, chunky buttons on the back. It doesn't have as many advanced options as some of the other waterproof tough cameras here, but extends a nice middle ground of a 13.2-megapixel sensor and 3x optical zoom lens as well as 1080p video recording for kids looking for wagerer performance than some of the novelty cameras. It's available in bright yellow, blue, white or pink.

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Fujifilm FinePix XP120

The Fujifilm FinePix XP120 is waterproof down to 15m and is also shock-, dust- and freezeproof. The camera memorable parts a 5x optical zoom lens, a 3inch screen, a 16-megapixel sensor and full HD video recording. The Fujifilm FinePix XP120 offers a lot of camera for not a lot of means. Those who enjoy sharing images on social media will be happy to hear Wi-Fi is built-in and charging takes place via USB. 

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Budget Options

If you're looking for a key camera, then there are a number of budget options available, and here's just a highlight. For more budget options, have a look at our director to the best budget cameras available.


Sony Cyber-shot W800 

The Sony Cyber-shot W800 is one of the cheapest main brand digital cameras accessible, and offers an easy to use interface, a 5x optical zoom lens, a 20.1 megapixel sensor, but also a number of controls and settings, so that you can progress beyond a moment ago point and shoot. With a real flash it also gives more than a smartphone. 

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Older Kids Who Attired in b be committed to A Smartphone

Teens with smartphones seem to be using them to take images more than ever and if they want to improve ikons but like their current phone, then a camera that fits onto the phone and uses the phone's screen to view what they're wound could be an ideal present. These will give better image quality and most importantly, more optical zoom to images, something that some smartphones be without in. 


Sony Cyber-shot QX10

The Sony Cyber-shot QX10 adds a 10x optical zoom lens, fullHD video recording, and an 18-megapixel sensor to any Android or iOS smartphone, significantly upgrading the camera on most smartphones and barter the extra clarity and reach of 10x optical zoom to boot. 

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More Top Camera Suggestions For Kids 

We've recently put together a top tabulate of character-themed cameras which are perfect for children. For more suggestions of tough waterproof cameras, have a look at our Top 10 Best Waterproof Cameras, or alternatively, make a look at our Top 10 Best Budget Cameras under £100, or if you want more zoom, have a look at our Top 10 Best Touring Zoom Cameras.

To find the right memory card for your camera, have a look at our memory card guide, and to protect your camera, take a look at our guide to camera bags. You can find all the latest camera reviews here.


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Gina Stephens

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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