Looking for a first camera for your kiddo? We’ve got you covered with 5 kids camera reviews.
Kids Camera Reviews
Features: This little camera features chunky hand grips, a decent-sized viewing screen, and a 0.3 pm camera. It also features a built-in wrist strap and the photos can be easily downloaded onto the computer via the USB cord. It requires 4 AA batteries which are not included.
Pros: “It switches between video and photo modes by holding the power button.” “The thing is sturdy, and can survive drops, throws, etc.”
Cons: “The only, and I mean only drawback is that it should shut off automatically after a few minutes of non-use…” “there is no microphone so therefore there is no sound with the video.”
What Moms Say: “This digital camera is worth every penny considering the idea of its use is self expression and exploration. ” “This digital camera is worth every penny considering the idea of its use is self expression and exploration.”
Price Range: $34-38
This fun Lego camera is built for kids who are a little bit older but still too young to handle a “real” camera just yet.
Features: This 8 pm camera features a 1.5″ color screen, a single viewfinder and a bright flash for better picture quality. Although the camera only holds 8 pictures, they are easily downloadable onto your computer via a USB cable.
Pros: “This camera is very sharp on the image and very clear…” “great concept, solid construction” “it is pretty much indestructible.”
Cons: “The memory is totally internal, no sd slot so getting pics off the camera requires you to plug it into a computer…The camera also needs to charge by plugging into a computers usb port.” “The view screen is very small.”
What Moms Say: “…it turns out you really have to hold still to take clear pictures. Its unique in the outer look, but functionality is not so good.” “My daughter loves it. Went around taking pics almost every other day. As a parent, I am happy. But as an adult, view screen could have been bigger so the kids can see the pics they took clearly.”
Price Range: $70
This camera not only records video, it can also project them on the walls! Plus, it looks “just like mom’s” so budding photographers will definitely enjoy the “professional” look of this little camera.
Features: The Playskool Showcam 2-in-1 Digital Camera and Projector has big kid-sized buttons, large hand grips, and simple controls that your little one can easily navigate. It comes complete with 50 picture editing effects and stores up to 1,000 pictures! The best part about this camera is your kiddo can shoot videos and then project them on the walls.
Pros: “The Playskool ShowCam is very easy to use. The buttons are large and colorful. The options for stamps/animations and switching from camera to projector is so simple.” “The best part though is there is no software to download!” “t’s a very sturdy camera; it’s been dropped a few times, and nothing broke off, and it didn’t seem to affect picture taking ability or quality.”
Cons: “I would have liked it more if it had a flash feature since some photos come out really dark.” “the picture quality is really lacking.” “The only way to get the pictures from the camera to computer is by USB cable, but it is not included in the box.”
What Moms Say: “They love taking pictures and projecting them on any and everything. So far they’ve projected pictures onto the walls, hardwood floors, the ceiling, the couch, each other’s T-shirts; really anything.” “Overall, cute, not disappointing, but not amazing either. I wish someone would make a kids camera that had slightly better picture quality. Kids do manage to take some interesting photos from time to time, but the resolution on these cameras leaves MUCH to be desired.”
Price Range: $61-99
This is a good camera if you’re looking for something to start your kiddo out on and aren’t overly concerned about picture quality just yet.
Features: The Fisher-Price Kid-tough Digital Camera is just that! Kid Tough. Featuring a duel view-finder and chunky hand grips, it’s built to withstand drop after drop with large, kid-friendly buttons, a 0.3 mp camera, and storage for up to 2,000 pictures. Once your kiddos have snapped a few shots, they can download them onto the computer and use the included software to add special effects to their pictures.
Pros: “The camera is very durable and easy to use.” “The size is easy for them to hold, the double viewfinder means they don’t have to coordinate closing one eye to look through it.” ” He has dropped it, even in a big puddle, and it still works great. Doesn’t even look slightly scratched.”
Cons: “… the pixelation stinks.” “The viewfinder is a joke… It shows maybe 1/10th of what is actually being photographed since there isn’t any magnification in it, just two holes with some cheap made glass for looks.”
What Moms Say: “Don’t buy this to get great pictures. Buy it because kids have great fun with it and it teaches them how to handle a real camera in the future.” “they enjoy being able to ‘take pictures’ like mommy and like that they have their very own pictures. I can use it just enough to teach them some basics and let them get the hang of how it works.”
Price Range: $35
This is a camera designed for kids ages 3-8. The duel view finder makes it a great choice for the younger kiddos.
Features: The VTech Kidizoom Camera Connect features rugged kiddie handholds, a 1.3 megapixel camera, stores up to 1,000 pictures, and can record video! This camera has a 4X digital zoom and even includes 3 games for your kiddo to play.
Pros: “This camera is very easy to use and has been very durable as well.” “The dual view finder is great for little eyes that don’t yet have the ability to wink or focus out of just one eye. The exterior of the camera is designed to fit easily into little hands.”
Cons: “The picture quality isn’t the greatest but what do you expect from a kids camera.” “…it takes four AA batteries. And they are NOT easy to install!”
What Moms Say: “My 3 year old grandson loved it! Hasn’t put it down yet” “From the moment this camera arrived on our doorstep, my son was hooked. In fact, as soon as I got it out of the package, he took off with it and was entertained by it for HOURS.”
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