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Top 17 Best Cameras For Kids 2021

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.

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Kids cameras

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). 


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, USB cable and wrist strap.

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DROGRACE Kids Action Camera

DROGRACE 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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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


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. 

As before, the VTech KidiZoom Duo 5.0 is available in pink and blue, although VTech calls the new cameras 'multi-colour'.

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VTech KidiZoom Duo

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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Victure Kids Camera

Victure kids camera

This dual 12-megapixel camera is capable of taking 1080p HD video, and features lots of colourful filters and effects. There are 5 built-in games, a long 4-5 hour battery life and there's also a 2-inch screen on the back. 

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Fusion5 Kids Full HD Smart Camera

Fusion5 Kids Full HD Smart Camera


The Fusion5 Kids Full HD Smart Camera has a 2-inch screen, 8MP dual cameras, 16GB of storage and is shockproof. it's powered by an 800mAh battery and features a rubberised coating so it doesn't need a protective case. Photo frames are built-in along with multiple filters. 

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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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Cocopa Kids Camera 

Cocopa Kids Camera


The Cocopa Kids Camera is available in blue or pink and it captures 12MP images as well as1080p video. Features include playback, time-lapse, 4x digital zoom, games, 2-inch screen and burst mode. As the camera is designed for kids, it is shock-resistant, super light and compact in size. 

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Vatenick Kids Camera

Kids Camera from Vatenick


With the Vatenick Kids Camera you get a 5MP camera, 1080p video, USB charging, games, a 1-inch colour display, funny frames and auto-focus built-in. A shockproof design protects the camera from drops and the small size makes it perfect for small hands. You also get a 32GB microSD memory card included. 

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ITSHINY Kids Camera

ITSHINY Kids Camera


Designed to develop children's imagination, the kids 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 kids camera features a 2-inch display, built-in memory for 50 photos and 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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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

Konstruktor Front

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 'Top 11 Best Instant Cameras 2020' 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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Tough And Waterproof Cameras 

Tough cameras are ideal for kids as it doesn't matter 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 improve their technique. These cameras are also easy to grip yet compact, 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 ideal for kids:


Nikon Coolpix W150


The Nikon Coolpix W150 is an updated version of the W100 (below) that offers underwater face detection. Otherwise, the specs are pretty much the same, but it's available in new colours. It's a good option for holidays where the whole family will be using the camera, it's really easy to use and has a great macro mode for those close-up images. 

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Nikon Coolpix W100

Nikon Coolpix W100 Underwater

The Nikon Coolpix W100 is an entry-level waterproof camera and will 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 tough cameras 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 better performance than some of the novelty cameras. It's available in bright yellow, blue, white or pink.

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Budget Options

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 

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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Older Kids Who Have A Smartphone

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Teens with smartphones seem to be using them to take images more than ever and if they want to improve images but like their current phone, then a camera that connects to their smartphone could be an ideal present. These will give more shooting options, including more optical zoom, something that some smartphones lack in. You'll also find a real Xenon flash in almost all compact cameras, so have a look at our recommended cameras with Wi-Fi built-in

If they're 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:


More Top Camera Suggestions For Kids 

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We've also put together a top list of character-themed cameras which are perfect for children and for more suggestions of tough waterproof cameras, have a look at our Best Waterproof Cameras list, or alternatively, have a look at our Best Budget Camera recommendations that are priced at under £100. If you want more zoom, have a look at our Best Travel Zoom Cameras.

To find the right memory card for your camera, have a look at our memory card guide, and to protect your camera, have a look at our guide to camera bags


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