What’s the Best Camera for Kids?

Whether they’re six or sixteen, kids love taking photos. You’re probably acutely aware of this as your smartphone’s photo folder is filled with pics of your kids making silly faces.

Giving your child a camera for their birthday, or for Christmas, is a great way to foster their creative side and get them interested in photography. These are some of the best digital and instant cameras for kids.

FujiFilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera

FujiFilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera

Using an instant camera is heaps of fun! An instant photo is always more exciting than a digital photo. And they make for great little keepsakes.

The reward for your kids’ hard work in capturing the perfect photo is a cute little instant photo that they can stick on the fridge or to their bedroom wall.

The Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 is a cool and compact instant camera that will have your kids snapping away in no time. It’s easy to use and comes in a range of cool colours, including raspberry, blue, and white.

Nikon Coolpix W100 Digital Compact Camera

Nikon Coolpix W100 Digital Compact Camera

For the best entry-level compact digital camera, the Nikon Coolpix W100 is a great option. It has big one-touch buttons and is fairly small so it’s perfect for little hands.

This camera is affordable, yet packs a bunch of features. It’s waterproof to 10 metres, perfect for a fun beach trip. It’s also shockproof so there’s no need to panic when it’s dropped.

The Coolpix W100 comes in cool colours like hot pink, yellow, and bright blue. It has a 13.2-megapixel sensor and 1080p video recording.

Polaroid Cube Action Lifestyle Camera

Polaroid Cube Action Lifestyle Camera

If your kids want a camera they can take with them on their adventures, an action camera is a great idea. The Polaroid Cube Action Lifestyle Camera is an affordable option for your child.

With mounts and an in-built magnet, your child can mount it to almost anything, including their bikes. And if they take a tumble, you won’t need to worry, as the camera is weatherproof and splashproof.

Its 1080p HD video recording and wide angle lens will have them capturing amazing videos of their adventures.

The kids will love coming up with creative ways to use their action camera, and they’ll be making impressive videos in no time.

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. It’s got a tough build that will survive the stickiest, clumsiest hands. It has 16.1 megapixels and full HD video recording.

It also comes with some pretty 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.

Lomography Lomo Instant Sanremo Camera

Lomography Lomo Instant Sanremo Camera

If your kids love the filters on Instagram, they’ll love a Lomography Lomo Sanremo Instant Camera. The camera has a retro design and produces the most gorgeous instant photos.

There are plenty of shooting modes that will let your kids experiment with instant photography. The Sanremo comes with three lenses and filters to add colour to the photos

The camera has a small mirror next to the lens for perfect selfies. It also includes some shooting technique cards so your kids can learn how to use the camera.

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.

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

Find a huge range of great cameras for people of all ages and for all purposes online at Camera House today.

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