On a camping trip, you and your family are spending quality time with each other. You snap some photos while hiking with your children. “Can I borrow your camera? I want to take some pictures too!” As you look at your seven-year-old, you begin to hesitate because you are holding that expensive camera in your hand. “C’ mon can I borrow the camera? I want to take a picture of that tree.” The conversation continues but you decide to hand over the camera anyway. Put your mind at ease and keep your kids happy on your next family trip, here are the best cameras for children.
PELLOR 2″ HD Screen Waterproof Camera
The PELLOR 2″ HD Screen Waterproof Camera is suitable for ages 3 years old and above. It is dustproof and waterproof to depths up to 9 feet deep. The camera is durable in its built-in casing, withstanding 4-foot drops and falls. Kids can shoot video and snap photos with the ability to view them on the 2-inch HD display. The PELLOR 2″ HD Screen Waterproof Camera comes standard with a built-in flash and includes mode options for various sceneries like underwater, sport, and party. Memory is expandable with the standard microSD card. Batteries are not included and will need 2 AAA batteries to operate. Color variations include orange/black and yellow/white.
Kidizoom Action Cam by VTech
Vtech’s awesome Kidizoom Action Cam is suitable for children between ages 4 to 9 years old. It is durable enough to withstand drops, tumbles, and falls. This kid’s camera includes a waterproof case that can handle being submerged in water up to 6 feet deep. Kids can take videos, pictures, and even play games with its 1.4-inch-color LCD screen display. The camera has a built-in rechargeable battery that can last up to 2 ½ hours of continuous use on a full charge. It allows for expandable memory using a microSD card. There are three color variations of the Kidizoom Action Cam, yellow/black, purple, and camouflage.
The Kurio SNAP is a bit larger than your average camera, it’s more along the lines of a small tablet. This all-around camera slash tablet is suitable for children 4 years old and above. Its main features include the ability to shoot videos and photos, decorate and edit, listen to music, and play games. It has a 4.3-inch touchscreen display with a 3.5mm headphone slot. It has a built-in rechargeable battery with a 2 to 4-hour continuous use range on a full charge and also has WIFI capability to share photos. Memory is expandable using a microSD card. The Kurio SNAP comes in only one color, blue.
Nikon COOLPIX W100
The Nikon COOLPIX W100 is a camera suitable for the whole family. For the outdoor enthusiast in the family, this camera can withstand a 5.9-foot drop or fall and can be submerged up to a depth of 33 feet of water. It can also resist freezing up to 14°F. The Nikon COOLPIX W100 allows the family to shoot videos and photos, edit and decorate, and a user can choose between two modes to operate the camera, adult or child-friendly. The camera has built-in Bluetooth, WIFI, and NFC capabilities. It includes a rechargeable battery allowing it to last for up to 220 photo shots or 1 ½ hours of video recording. Memory can be expanded via microSD card and comes in two color variations, silver and blue.
Instax Mini 8 by Fujifilm
Fujifilm’s Instax Mini 8 (amazon link) is great for ages 6 years and above. As the name implies, you get your photos “Insta”ntly similar to Polaroid cameras of days past. It is a camera suitable for children who are beginning to show interest in photography and want to improve the skill. It has a kid-friendly design and makes it a top choice for ease of use. The Instax Mini 8 is made from plastic, making it lightweight and includes a built-in flash. This point-and-shoot camera allows kids to improve their photography skills by allowing manual exposure control via 5 pre-set exposure levels. The camera requires two AA batteries to operate. The Instax Mini 8 comes in 7 color variations, raspberry, grape, pink, blue, yellow, black, and white.
These are the best 2019 cameras for kids. Whether you are looking for a camera that caters to the whole family or exclusive to your mini self, rest assured that these cameras will be sure to delight any kid.