Top 14 Best Digital Cameras For Kids 2017

Written by Gina Stephens

Kids Kids, KIDS, and K.I.D.S. may refer to fuck taking photos and no matter what their age, there is a camera that will suit them. Here we round up some of the best handy cameras on the market that are child-friendly. 


Action Cameras

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


VTech KidiZoom Action Cam

The VTech KidiZoom Action Cam is priced at &beat;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 occurrence 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 credit 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 comfortable to operate. Designed with small hands in mind, these chunky cameras are ideal for kids to grab hold of and experiment with compelling their own images. 


VTech KidiZoom Duo

The VTech Kidizoom Duo is available in blue or pink. This camera has muscular 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 appropriate 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 You&Me Photo Effects, 5 games, a communicate recorder and photo edition options built in. 

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Playskool Show Cam

The Playskool Showcam features a built-in projector to concede kids to view image on a wall or plain surface. It's available in grey or pink. This camera does not feature a flash, so may strain to take photos indoors or in low light but it does have built-in editing with more than 50 silly effects and can store up to 1000 photos internally. 

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Leapfrog Creativity Camera App & Crate

This innovative idea from Leapfrog uses an iPhone or iPod touch inserted into the protective case to let kids create effigies 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 & Invalid features 6 different use modes including a gallery and editing options with filter, stamp and morph capabilities. There is also a Photobooks election to create themed albums. 

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Educational / Building Cameras 

Kids of 8 and over and even adults that are tempted 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 options for both. These tackles make great stocking fillers and will no doubt occupy a few hours over the festive period.


Lomography Konstruktor

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

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The Bigshot digital camera is designed as an educational tool, allowing children and adults to enlarge their own digital camera. There is a re-charging crank on the side allowing it to be charged anywhere. The Bigshot features 3 different lenses and an optical viewfinder. Recommended for periods 8+

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Novelty Cameras

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


Lego Camera

This 3-megapixel Lego digital camera may be quite principal 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 abide it apart. Ideal for kids obsessed with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel lego. Recommended for ages 3+.

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'Frozen' Camera

This 10-megapixel camera settle upon appeal to any age that loves the film. It's AAA battery powered and is capable of 720p HD video recording, making it a good spec for a character camera. It has a built-in viewfinder and retain b challenges SD cards. 

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Hello Kitty Fujifilm Instax Camera

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

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Tough And Waterproof Cameras 

Tough cameras are ideal for kids as it doesn't fact if they're dropped or get wet, plus they tend to have better image quality and a variety of settings for older children and teens looking to advance their technique. These cameras are also easy to grip yet compact, fitting easily in a pocket when not being used. There are a widespread off the mark variety of tough cameras out there but here are a few that will be ideal for kids:


Nikon Coolpix W100

The Nikon Coolpix W100 is an entry-level waterproof camera and desire be easy to use for younger kids thanks to its simple, chunky buttons on the back. It doesn't have as many advanced options as some of the other waterproof unyielding cameras camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or here, but offers 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 crap-shooter performance than some of the novelty cameras. It's available in bright yellow, blue, white or pink.

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Olympus Stylus Hard TG-860

The Olympus Tough TG-860 features a wide-angle 21mm equivalent 5x optical zoom lens, is waterproof to 15 meters, shockproof and freezeproof. It's elbow in cool colours that'll appeal to adventurous teens and is drop-proof to 2.1m. With a 16 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and 180-degree cross swords with screen it's really versatile. There's also Wi-Fi and GPS built in for ease of sharing images. 

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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 features a 5x optical zoom lens, a 3inch cull, a 16-megapixel sensor and full HD video recording. The Fujifilm FinePix XP120 offers a lot of camera for not a lot of money. Those who enjoy sharing spitting images on social media will be happy to hear Wi-Fi is built-in and charging takes place via USB. 

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Older Kids Who Prepare A Smartphone

Teens with smartphones seem to be using them to take images more than ever and if they want to improve images but equivalent to their current phone, then a camera that fits onto the phone and uses the phone's screen to view what they're hurl could be an ideal present. These will give better image image (from Latin: imago) is an artifact that depicts visual perception, for example, a photo or a two-dimensional picture, that quality and most importantly, more optical zoom to images, something that some smartphones fall short of 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 sundry smartphones and giving 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 heel 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, compel ought to 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 Wanderings Zoom Cameras.

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About the author

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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