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Best Digital Cameras for Kids

Best Digital Cameras for Kids to Inspire the Budding Photographer

Want to give wings to the budding photographer in your child? Well, take a look at the list of cool digital cameras presented in this PhotograFeed article. It will help you choose a perfect gift for the little ones in the house.
Stephen Rampur
While buying digital cameras for kids, you should check the durability (to endure fall after fall!), performance, special features like automatic shutoff and photo editing, and storage capacity of the camera, and also the after-sales support service provided by the manufacturing company.

Kids, these days, absolutely love their gadgets. And there are few things they enjoy more than taking pictures of everything they can set their eyes on, although there are going to be plenty of pics of their little fingers blocking the scene! We have pros at photography even before they have learned the alphabets! So here's your chance to earn some brownie points with the kids by getting them their own little camera. And with cameras that will cost you just a little more than a Hershey's Bar (okay that might be a little exaggerated, but you get the point!), here's a look at some of the best ones up for grabs in the market today.
Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Digital Camera

This one is amongst the bestsellers in the market. It has a unique rotating lens, which can help take some nice self-portrait photos as well. Sturdy construction and easy controls make it one of the must-have kids gadgets today. It is good for preschoolers (ages 3-6 years).
  • Camera Resolution - 0.3 megapixel (4x digital zoom)
  • Inbuilt Memory - 256 MB - Can store 2000 pictures.
  • Enhanced low light performance, no flash needed
  • Two-eye viewfinder - Yes
  • Weight - 14.1 ounces
  • SD Card Slot - Yes
  • Editing Software - Yes (downloadable)
  • Batteries - 4 AAA batteries are required (sold separately)
  • Battery Type - Alkaline
  • LCD Screen Size - 1.44"
  • Price - $40.00

VTech KidiZoom Camera

This is a nice and durable camera which can take decent pictures, and also lets you add some effects and photo frames to them. It also has 3 games on board, so the kids are bound to love it. It is recommended for children as young as 3 years old. It is solidly built, and has an easy-to-hold grip for the kids. The camera also has a camcorder, and can record audio along with the video. It comes with a USB cable.
  • Camera Resolution - Real 1.3 megapixel (4x digital zoom)
  • Inbuilt Memory - 128MB - Can store 800-1000 photos.
  • 1.8" color screen
  • Weight - 15.2 ounces
  • Laugh-out-loud photo and video effects add to the fun.
  • Voice recorder with 5 fun voice changing effects
  • SD Card Slot - Yes (not included)
  • USB cable included
  • 4 AA batteries (not included)
  • Editing Software - Yes
  • Price - $40.00

Ninja Turtles Kid's Digital Camera and Video Recorder

This is a fun camera which comes with a video recorder. It takes digital videos.
  • Camera Resolution - 2.1 megapixel
  • Inbuilt Memory - 100 photos
  • SD Card Slot - Yes
  • Editing Software - Yes (included)
  • Preview screen - 1.5"
  • Price - $15.00

Gummy Bears Digital Camera

One of the favorites amongst the kids, it comes with a bear-shaped lens and view finder that comes in different designs. It is made of bright, colorful, tough plastic, and is quite durable. It has an easy-to-use construction. However, you will have to download special software in order to upload pictures from the camera onto your computer. It has a camcorder for recording videos. It comes with a wrist strap. On the video screen, you can review what your kid has captured. There is an inbuilt USB connection. However, the camera doesn't have games, photo effects, and zoom capabilities.
  • Camera Resolution - 1.3 megapixel
  • Preview Screen - 1.8"
  • Inbuilt Memory - It can store up to 80 images in its internal memory.
  • Weight - 8 ounces
  • SD Card Slot - Yes (not included)
  • Price - $25.00

Speedo Waterproof

A must-have gadget for all the little ones, it has maximum functions needed to learn the art of photography. As the name suggests, it is waterproof. It can handle tough drops, even in water. It's not a toy camera, it is a real point-and-shoot digital camera. The kid can use it during extreme sporting events. The camera can take amazing pictures underwater. It has an automatic shutoff feature. It also has automatic settings for flash, shutter speed, and image stabilization. Your child will get an opportunity to learn more about color effects, lighting, and focus with the adjustable features of this camera. It has a built-in camcorder, so your child can capture videos too.
  • Camera Resolution - 5.0 megapixels with 8X digital zoom
  • 2.4" LCD screen
  • Weight - 19 ounces
  • Water resistant up to 3 meters
  • It comes with a Lithium-ion rechargeable battery.
  • Inbuilt Memory - Very limited (10 photos)
  • SD Card Slot - Yes
  • It comes with a USB cable.
  • Price - $100.00

Disney Appclix iPad Camera

Perfect for the little prince and princess, this adorable-looking camera takes some decent pictures too. A number of designs are available, and you can choose one depending on your kid's favorite Disney movie and character. This will surely get your little darling smiling with joy. However, the images captured on this camera can only be uploaded to an iPad, and you will have to download a special app to edit or add photo effects. With this camera, kids will learn to adjust white balance and shutter speed.
  • Camera Resolution - 7 megapixel
  • Comes with flash and 4x digital zoom
  • Inbuilt Memory - Can store 30 photos
  • SD Card - Includes 32MB Micro-SD card for saving photos
  • Preview screen - 1.5"
  • Comes with an inbuilt USB connector, 1 AC adapter, 1 wrist strap
  • Weight - 8 ounces
  • Length - Only 3 inches
  • Width - Only 2.25 inches
  • Rechargeable battery included
  • Price - $40.00

Playskool Showcam Digital Camera and Projector

A perfect gift for the little adventurer, this camera comes with a built-in projector, simple controls, and big buttons. It has a fun design, and is easy to use. With the flick of a switch, your kid can project the images on the wall. The camera is designed for children aged 3-7. It is amongst the cheapest cameras available. However, it doesn't come with a USB cable, and doesn't have games.
  • Kid-sized hand grips
  • Easy to save, print, and email pictures
  • Camera Resolution - 2 megapixels
  • Inbuilt Memory - 1000 photos
  • Preview screen - 1.75"
  • Weight - 23 ounces
  • More than 50 silly effects to customize pictures
  • Instant short stories and fun animations
  • SD Card Slot - Yes
  • Comes with a hand strap
  • Requires - 4 AA batteries (not included)
  • Editing Software - Yes, built-in
  • Price - $50.00

Hello Kitty Digital Camera

This camera comes with a camcorder for recording video, and is extremely durable. It comes with three fashionable interchangeable face-plates. You may have to ignore its low-quality build, as it has other beneficial features.
  • Camera Resolution - 2.1 megapixel (3x digital zoom)
  • Preview screen - 1.5"
  • Inbuilt Memory - 200 photos
  • SD Card Slot - Yes
  • Has an automatic flash
  • No audio recording ability, the videos will be silent.
  • It comes with a USB cable (not a standard one, so difficult to replace, if lost or damaged).
  • Weight - 16 ounces
  • Price - The actual price is around $20, but at Walmart, you can get it for $10.00
Note: The prices are approximate, and may vary as per location and offers available.
This is just a small list of some of the best cameras out in the market for your little ones. With prices coming down even more, and manufacturers fighting it out to provide even better features for less, all the kids in town are going to be going click clickety click!