The Best Cameras for Kids

Children love taking photos, whether they’re six or sixteen or using a smartphone or a DSLR. Your smartphone is probably already filled with silly selfies of your kids, are we right?

Giving your child a kids’ camera is a great way to foster their creative side and get them interested in photography. Below, we’ve listed the best cameras for kids, from digital to instant cameras.

1. Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera

fujifilm instax mini 9

Instant cameras have always been a hit with children. Instantly receiving a print photograph hasn’t lost its allure, even with the advent of digital cameras. The novelty factor, along with the ability to share instant photos with friends as keepsakes, makes these cameras a great gift.

With its affordable price tag, the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 camera is one of the best kids’ cameras around. The different pastel colours and fun bodies are made to appeal to kids.

The Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 is a cool and compact instant camera that will have your kids snapping away in no time. This latest model comes with a selfie mirror so kids don’t waste any shots thanks to a poor aim.

Just beware the film packs are not included – but a cute, custom-made chambray camera bag is!

Shop the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9.

2. Fujifilm FinePix XP130

fujifilm finepix cameras for kids

The Fujifilm FinePix XP130 is a great beginner’s camera for children with a range of features made perfect for (clumsy) little adventurers.

This compact camera is waterproof and shockproof, perfect not just for active adventures but also for fidgety little fingers that might not always have the best grip on their camera. It’s also dust-sealed and freezeproof.

The inbuilt optical image stabilisation will help minimise any effects of camera shake, an important feature for beginner photographers unused to practising stillness when taking their shots.

Kids will also love the 5x optical zoom, the fantastic advanced features, and the WiFi connectivity that allows them to upload their images directly on their phones to share with all their friends.  

Shop the Fujifilm FinePix XP130.

3. Polaroid OneStep 2

polaroid onestep2 camera for kids

Everybody loves a retro Polaroid camera and the OneStep 2 is no different. The big buttons make it easy for all to use, while the old-school 70s design will make it a favourite among both younger kids and adults.

The Polaroid OneStep 2 features three focus modes (macro, normal, and landscape) that will encourage your child to try different types of photography.

The built-in flash enables them to capture brightly-lit shots in any lighting condition, while the self-timer is perfect for those who love a more sophisticated selfie. Photos are printed instantly on large square formats the kids will love to decorate their room with.

Shop the Polaroid OneStep 2.

4. Canon IXUS 185

canon ixus 185

The Canon IXUS 185 is a slim camera with a powerful set of features, including 8x zoom and a 20MP sensor. Yet as with many Canon cameras, the operating system is easy to grasp, making it a great entry-level digital camera for a kid interested in photography.

Kids will love the digital filters they can experiment with, while the Smart Automatic shooting mode lets them snap away without complications.

With HD Movie recording available, the kids will love to capture all their adventures on the go. And the compact size means these cameras are easy for kids to carry and hold.

Shop the Canon IXUS 185

5. Panasonic Lumix FT30 Digital Compact Camera

Panasonic Lumix FT30 Digital Compact Camera

Kids can be a bit clumsy, but if you’re worried about how long a camera would last in their hands, there are cameras built to last.

The Panasonic Lumix FT30 compact camera is waterproof, shockproof and freeze-proof. Its tough build will survive the stickiest, clumsiest hands. It has 16.1 megapixels and full HD video recording.

It also comes with some awesome special modes, such as time lapse recording and Creative Panorama. That’s not to mention its range of cool filter effects so the kids will be able to create amazing photo art.

Shop the Panasonic Lumix FT30

Cool iPhone Accessories

If your teenager is already showing a keen photography eye and some skills with their iPhone camera, they’ll undoubtedly love some iPhone camera accessories.

You can nurture their inner shutterbug with Olloclip iPhone Lenses, which will up the quality of their iPhone camera and work with all their favourite photo and video apps.

Joby Gorillapod tripod will help them become internet creators rather than consumers. Meanwhile, a ProMaster selfie stick will let them frame photos more easily whether they’re capturing memories at a party or travelling.

Looking for the best camera for your child? Find a great range of cameras online at Camera House or visit us in store for some one-on-one advice.


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