Cameras for Kids

  • 01 of 08

    Digital Cameras for Kids

    kid taking photo with toy camera
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    Kids love to take photos. As a parent myself I have handed over my smartphone to my son who has, in a matter of seconds, burned through dozens of blurry images of toys and attempted selfies that clutter up my camera roll. Here are several choices of digital cameras for kids that that were designed with children in mind. While most of these items, which can include cameras, tablets and gaming devices, don't include a high amount of mega pixels to yield print or frame-worthy photos, they will...MORE let kids practice the art of taking photos and videos in a way that doesn't require the use of your expensive device or tablet. 

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  • 02 of 08

    VTech Kidizoom Action Cam

    VTech Kidizoom Action Cam
    Keri Wilmot

    For active kids who are on-the-go, the VTech Kidizoom Action Camis a small, square rechargeable camera that arrives with accessories that allow the camera to be mounted to a bike helmet, bicycle or used underwater, where children can use it to take videos and still images. The device, reminiscent of a parent's Go-Pro, is perfect for family road trips and vacations as it also includes on-board editing software, as well as features that include stop-motion animation and timed lapse features.

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  • 03 of 08

    Snap Pets Selfie Camera

    Snap Pets

    If you have a smartphone, then you can purchase your child a Snap Pet. These teeny-tiny 2 inch toy pets have an integrated camera that works in conjunction with an app on a smartphone. Snap Pets can also be placed on a flat surface and used like a spy-cam, where kids use their smartphone to activate taking the picture when no-one is watching.

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  • 04 of 08

    LeapPad Platinum Tablet

    LeapPad Platinum Learning Tablet

    The LeapPad Platinum Tablet is the latest in a long line of LeapPad tablets. LeapPad tablets are some of the first educational tablets for kids, that aside from being able to download educational content, also integrated both front and rear cameras, acting as a digital camera that children could use to take photos, videos and selfies.  

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  • 05 of 08

    Nintendo 3DS XL

    nintendo 3ds xl

    If you have ever questioned whether you should buy your children a portable gaming device, the Nintendo 3DS XL is a lot more than just a way for kids to play Mario Kart. Aside from being able to play popular themed video games, the 3DS XL device is able to take pictures. In addition, it is able to connect to wifi so family members can check their email and watch movies through apps such as Netflix and Hulu.

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  • 06 of 08

    VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch

    VTech Smartwatch

    The VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch is a sweat proof, splash proof tech device for kids worn on the wrist like a watch. The primary functions of the Smartwatch include not only being a watch, but a timer, stopwatch, still camera, and video camera.

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  • 07 of 08

    VTech InnoTab MAX

    VTech InnoTab MAX Android Tablet
    Keri Wilmot

    The VTech InnoTab MAX tablet is a learning tablet with an Android processor that has a camera. Children are able to download content onto the device, utilize the internet, and edit their pictures and video in the included Movie Maker app. 

    Read a more in-depth and review of the VTech InnoTab Max tablet.

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  • 08 of 08

    Fuhu nabi DreamTab

    nabi DreamTab
    nabi DreamTab

    At a price tag of around 200, the Fuhu nabi DreamTab is a large 8 inch tablet with expandable storage capabilities. Unlike most tablets in this realm, there are 2 on-board cameras. While the front camera for selfies is 2.0 mega pixels, the rear camera boasts 5.0 mega pixels, which is a significant difference in quality compared to other children's tablet competitors. The device also has wifi and bluetooth compatibility, making it easy for older children to share photos.