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Best Cameras For Kids

Here is a round-up of some of the best digital (and analogue) cameras for kids, children and teenagers of all ages. Whether young or old we've got a camera for them which we have either reviewed or found on sale for as little as £20 in 2022.

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Best Cameras For Kids

Best Cameras For Kids

Kids love taking photos and no matter what their age, there is a camera that will suit them. Here we round up some of the best available kids cameras on the market that are child-friendly. Plus, we also have some suggestions for older kids that might just get them away from their smartphones for a little while (at least). 

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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 easy to operate. Designed with small hands in mind, these chunky cameras are ideal for kids to grab hold of and experiment with taking their own images. 

VTech KidiZoom Duo 5MP

VTech KidiZoom Duo 5MP

This is the new version of the popular VTech KidiZoom Duo camera that captures 5MP images instead of 2MP.

As with the original Vtech Kidizoom Duo camera that's listed next, it features front and back cameras, built-in effects and lots of other features to keep kids entertained.

The colour LCD screen still measures 2.4", there's a 4x digital zoom built-in and kids can switch between the front and back cameras by pressing a dedicated button. There's an inbuilt photo editor as well as the option to add effects, stamps and frames to stills, as well as videos, captured with the camera. 

Two handles and binocular-style viewfinders make the camera easy to hold/use and it's a chunky camera that feels well built so should survive a few knocks. 

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VTech KidiZoom Duo

VTech KidiZoom Duo

The VTech Kidizoom Duo is available in blue or pink. This camera has large 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 allow the 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 voice recorder and photo edition options built-in. 

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GlobalCrown Kids Camera

GlobalCrown Kids Camera

The GlobalCrown Kids Camera is an 8MP camera that also captures 1080p video and it comes with a 32GB MicroSD memory card. The rear screen measures 2-inch and a variety of functions are built-in which includes autofocus, 4 funny frames, continuous shooting, 4 colour filters and a timer. The camera is powered by a 400mAh rechargeable battery and it also features a shockproof body so small drops won't damage it. 

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ITSHINY Kids Camera

ITSHINY Kids Camera

Designed to develop children's imagination, this camera from ITSHINY will capture 3,5,8 and 12MP images along with 1080p video. Various filters are built-in along with burst photo and a 5-second self-timer for selfies or group photos. There are various controls down the righthand side and USB charging is supported for the 1000mAh battery. A 32GB MicroSD memory card is supplied along with stickers and who doesn't like stickers!

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Etpark Kids Camera

Etpark Kids Camera

This camera features a 2-inch display, built-in memory for 50 photos and a drop-resistant design. The camera captures 12MP images along with 1080p video and the images can be decorated with 28 cartoon frames. Plus, a series of games are available and you can transform the camera into a cute rabbit with the supplied accessory. 

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Voltenick Kids Camera

Voltenick Kids Camera

The Voltenick kids camera is a digital camera that features a 2-inch screen that's wrapped in a soft silicone cover and it will capture video as well as 5MP stills. Various effects are built-in and it's lightweight meaning small hands won't have trouble carrying it around. You can choose from 10 photo frames and 4 filter modes to add character to shots and the camera is suitable for children 3-10 years of age. 

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PROGRACE Kids Camera

PROGRACE Kids Camera

This kids camera is very easy to operate, it supports continuous shooting, timing shooting and funny games will exercise your children's thinking. Many other fun functions are waiting for your child to explore, too. 5MP images along with 1080p video can be captured and there's a 2-inch display built-in along with a 720mAh battery and a Micro SD can be used to expand memory. 

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VTech KidiZoom PrintCam

VTech KidiZoom PrintCam

Take a photo and print it instantly with the KidiZoom PrintCam by VTech!

The flip-up lens allows for easy selfies too. The camera is jam-packed with fun features like special photo effects, stamps and borders, 3 games, panoramic prints and a comic strip maker.

You can also turn your photos into line drawings to colour or use the print shop to print games, design and print your own cards, pretend money, accessories, and more.

Memory is expandable by microSD card (SD card not included). Includes 1 roll of Thermal Paper that allows you to print in black and white.

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Action Cameras

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

Kidizoom Video Studio Multi-Function Camera

Kidizoom Video Studio Multi-Function Camera

The Kidizoom Video Studio HD is a new multifunctional HD camera with special effects and tricks recommended for children between 5 and 12 years. It has a 2.4-inch colour display for shooting and viewing footage, a dual photo mode, selfie mode and 3 in-built games. Photos are captured at 5MP and there is 256MB of memory that is expandable with a micro SD card. 

Accessories include a green background to create special effects with, a tripod that doubles as a handle, a USB cable and wrist strap.

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PROGRACE Kids Action Camera

PROGRACE Kids Action Camera

This is a tough camera for kids that can be used in pools or the sea to depths of 30m. It comes with free accessories and can shoot images with up to 2592x1944 resolution and HD video.

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Educational / Building Cameras 

Kids of 8 and over and even adults that are interested 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 kits make great stocking fillers and will no doubt occupy a few hours over the festive period.

Lomography Konstruktor - Film

Lomography Konstruktor - Film

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 work. It is recommended for ages 12+ and is available for around £26 making it an affordable entry into film photography. It's easy 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 possible to buy different lens adaptors to change the effect.

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Instant Cameras

Instant photography has had something of a resurgence over the past few years. Originally created by Polaroid cameras, with Polaroid prints, the majority of Instant cameras are now "Instax Cameras" from Fujifilm, but there are others available, using Instax, Polaroid, and Zink papers. To see our full line-up of recommended instant cameras, have a look at our 'Best Instant Cameras' list. 

 

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11

The Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 is an instant film camera which uses Instax Mini film to produce pocket-sized photos you can share instantly. It's part of the popular Instax line-up of cameras and printers Fujifilm has been producing for a number of years now and with its introduction comes a few new features and customisation options. 

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Budget Options For Older Kids

If you're looking for a first 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 guide to the best budget cameras available.

 

Sony Cyber-shot W800

Sony Cyber-shot W800

The Sony Cyber-shot W800 is one of the cheapest main brand digital cameras available 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 just point and shoot. With a real flash, it also gives more than a smartphone. 

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Sony DSCWX350

Sony DSCWX350

The Sony Cyber-shot WX350 is a compact camera with an impressive 20x optical zoom lens, built-in optical image stabilisation, an 18-megapixel sensor, Wi-Fi, NFC (NFC helps you connect more quickly to a compatible smartphone), 10fps continuous shooting, and Full HD video recording. There are a number of creative effects available and the camera records Full HD video with stereo sound.

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Smartphones For Older Kids 

Best Budget Smartphones

 

If your kids are instant on just using their smartphone for photography, we have plenty of top options for you to choose from over in our top lists which include the 'Best Budget Camera Phones For Photography' as well as more expensive options in our 'Best Smartphones For Photography' top list.  

 

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