Updated on 3 December 2015 by

The best cameras for children are inexpensive and easy to use, though might not be the absolute best to take great photos. Our list of the best cameras for children is limited to the ones priced below $200. Consider slightly higher priced point-and-shoot digital cameras if your kid is more ambitious regarding photography.

Simple, easy to use, easier on the pocket and sturdy - these are some of the qualities to look for in a digital camera to give to your kids of age over 8 years. The best digital cameras for kids come with simple interfaces without any complex settings and are shockproof since kids are prone to drop and break things. They are handy for vacations as well as the entire family can click away on these trendy snapshooters.

They also come in bright trendy colours and are lightweight and easy to carry around. If you have a photo enthusiast teenager then it would be a better idea to go for a more advanced point and shoot model to learn the nuances of photography.


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Fujifilm FinePix XP80
Fujifilm FinePix XP70
Nikon Coolpix S32
FUJIFILM FinePix XP55
Nikon Coolpix S30
Fujifilm FinePix XP80
Fujifilm FinePix XP70
Nikon Coolpix S32
FUJIFILM XP55 Digital Camera
Nikon Coolpix S30 Light Field Camera
$154 - $230
$175 - $178
$129 - $132
$200
$99 - $280
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Release Date
Mar 2015
Mar 2014
Mar 2014
Jul 2012
Feb 2012
Waterproof
Waterproof
Waterproof
Waterproof
Waterproof
Waterproof
Camera Type
Compact
Compact
Compact
Standard Point and Shoot
Light Field Camera, Compact
Optical Zoom
5.0 x
5.0 x
3.0 x
5.0 x
3.0 x
Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
13.0 Megapixel
14.4 Megapixel
10.1 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
CCD
CCD
LCD Screen Size
2.7 in.
2.7 in.
2.7 in.
2.7 in.
2.7 in.
Image Sensor Size
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
3.16 mm
6.0 mm
Average Rating
 4.2 stars
 4.0 stars
 3.5 stars
 3.7 stars
 3.3 stars

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