We all know that kids want to play with all the fun gadgets that their parents have and use on a daily basis. Why not give in to their whims this one time by getting them their very own, affordable digital camera?
Below we are featuring some of the best and and most highly-rated cameras for kids that are available. These are all real digital cameras that come with front and rear-facing cameras, allowing them to start on the never-ending selfie journey as early as age three. These specially designed cameras are also made to be used and abused and will ultimately provide hours of fun for kids, get them away from your smartphone and maybe even help spark an interest in a brand new hobby.
While each of these cameras has its own unique design, any one of them will please your kids with their bold, eye-catching colors, rounded, easy-to-grip edges and playful technological touches that have been embedded in their user-friendly systems.
These cameras also have generously sized, LCD touch screens, as well. Your kids will have fun scrolling, deleting and playing the games that are included with these cameras in addition to decorating and DIYing their pictures with charming filters, scene selections and/or stickers.
When it comes to technology, these cameras are outfitted with the latest and greatest tech, including 720-1080p video resolution, 8MP digital photos and plenty of built-in memory that allows for tons and tons of pictures. Some of these cameras even include an external SD card with additional memory just in case, and either run on batteries or include a rechargeable battery that can easily be plugged into the computer.
1. VTech Kidizoom Duo Selfie Camera
The Kidizoom Duo Selfie Camera by VTech, an Amazon exclusive, is a real digital camera that makes taking photos and selfies easy and fun for kids. This easy-to-learn and use camera comes with front and rear-facing cameras, photo optimization and features movie and voice recording with voice-changing effects. The camera has also been loaded with five games (three that are motion-controlled) and creative options that allow them to enhance their photos with a variety of fun frames, stamps, and wacky effects. Ideal for ages three to nine, this camera is also outfitted with a parental control setting, allowing parents to limit playtime when using the built-in games. To make it all even easier, the photos and videos can be downloaded to a computer with an included USB cable and an expandable 256MB of memory.
Pros: This durable camera is made to withstand smaller hands.
Cons: The camera is not rechargeable and requires four batteries.
2. Kidwill Kids Digital Dual Camera
Kidwill’s Digital Camera is a fully functioning, feature-loaded camera that is ideal for children ages three to 12. The dual camera features photo and selfie capturing, video recording and playback, a large 2.8-inch touch screen and an array of funny frames and scene selections to help keep your kids busy decorating their photos. Available for use in six languages, the camera also takes 8.0 megapixels pictures for ultra-clear shots, has a 4x zoom and comes with a 32GB memory card for extra storage. Unlike the Kidizoom above, this camera can be charged by an included USB cord and has a rechargeable battery that makes taking it everywhere easy and convenient.
Pros: The camera is made from environmental-friendly, non-toxic material and is compact in size.
Cons: Accidentally deleted pictures cannot be recovered.
3. Phankey Kids Digital Camera
The Kids Digital Camera by Phankey is an easy-to-use dual camera that supports both image capture and videos. Specially designed for kids, the camera is not only aesthetically pleasing with its bright colors and lightweight, portable design, it is also durably made with soft silicone, shockproof materials and comes with a strong lanyard that can easily attach to their wrists or around their necks for extra fall prevention. Other amenities include a generous 2.4-inch screen, built-in rechargeable battery and USB cable for charging via a computer.
Pros: This camera comes with little stickers that can be placed on the outside of the camera for instant personalization.
Cons: If you require ultra-professional picture quality than another option might be better.
4. RegeMoudal Kids Digital Camera
The RegeMoudal Digital Camera is a mini version of some of the other digital cameras mentioned above yet is still mightly in power –– it comes equipped with dual cameras, 4x digital zoom and 1080p HD video. The camera also has a self-timer and time-lapse shooting, comes with a 16MB memory card, rechargeable lithium battery that allows for easy charging and an automatic shut-off when not in use to preserve battery life. To make it even more fun for the kids, the camera includes eight scene filters, 30 photo stickers and cute decorative cartoon stickers that allow kids to DIY the outside of the camera to fit their personality and taste.
Pros: This camera automatically recognizes faces and smiles which helps when taking pictures.
Cons: The camera is not waterproof.
5. Ourlife Kids Digital Camera
The kids digital camera by Ourlife is the only waterproof camera option and comes with a waterproof housing case allowing it to capture still pictures and video up to 100 feet underwater. 1080p video quality, 8MP bright photos and a large 2.24-inch color screen allow for the clearest picture quality while12 different built-in photo effects and seven video filters give kids the clearance to let their imagination run wild. Other amenities include a self-timer function and strong light suppression features to help take beautiful pictures and make them look more life-like.
Pros: The camera also comes with a versatile mounting kit, silicone handle and tripod bracket for safe use and full protection.
Cons: This camera does not have a digital zoom function.
6. Beiens Digital Camera for Kids
The Beiens Digital Photo and Video Camera is an ideal starter camera for those kids looking to start a photography hobby and may even help them improve their skills. Perfect for small hands, this camera is made with environmental-friendly, non-toxic ABS and shockproof materials, is drop-resistant and easy to carry. The camera also comes with a strong lanyard for portability which allows them to hang it from their neck while providing a comfortable way to take a photo or record video. Ideal for ages three to 11, this camera has all the bells and whistles of a professional camera including 8.0MP and 1080 HD video, has an expanded storage capacity of 32GB and comes with a complimentary 8GB MicroSD card.
Pros: This camera provides an IPS Protection Screen to help protect a child’s eyesight.
Cons: Only comes in one color.
7. Themoemoe Kids Digital Camera
Themoemoe Digital Camera comes with a generously sized, three-inch touch screen, making seeing and taking pictures easier and more fun. This is a fully tricked-out camera with plenty of functions to keep them busy for long periods of time and includes solid, clear video, a self-timer, flashlight and comes with a bunch of fun stickers. This camera was designed for children and comes with a protective, shockproof silicone protective case that will not only withstand drops but is rounded in shape, making the camera easy to hold for tinier hands. A restart button is available for any mishaps and the camera can be set in a power-saving mode to shut down automatically for one, three and five-minute increments, when not in use.
Pros: This camera supports 21 languages.
Cons: The touch screen is very sensitive.