Ted's - Top 5 Children's Cameras

1/11/2018 2:22 PM

Cameras For Children

We all love to see our kids develop interests and hobbies as they grow in front of us, but there is something that stops us from lending them our beloved DSLR when they express interest in photography.

Here on our list of top 5 children’s cameras you will find something for everyone, from the basic tough camera which can handle a little rougher usage, to an entry-level DSLR for the future professional photographers out there.

Nikon Coolpix W100

The Nikon Coolpix W100 is a family friendly, point and shoot camera, which is suitable for beach visits and afternoons by the pool thanks to its 10 metre waterproof rating.

Along with it being able to handle dips in the water, the W100 can handle drops of 1.8m, which makes it ideal for the youngest members of your family to take on their first foray into the world of photography.

As well as a capable feature set, the W100 has an easy to navigate menu system, so it is suitable for all shooters, young and old.

Nikon W100

Panasonic FT30

Panasonic Lumix FT30

The fun and stylish Panasonic Lumix FT30 is waterproof to 8m and shockproof to 1.5m, so you can hand it out to your smallest and most brazen family member, knowing it can survive the occasional spill without going on a one way trip to camera heaven.

Its 16MP megapixel sensor, 4x optical zoom and built-in OIS ensure that the FT30 is not just a toy. It is capable of taking some good quality happy snaps that will help your child maintain their interest in photography and grow towards a higher-end camera.

Canon IXUS 185

The Canon IXUS range has been a mainstay of the Compact Digital Camera market for some time and this model, the Ixus 185, is the latest of these budget-friendly pocket wonders. With an 8x optical zoom lens, 20MP CCD sensor and Canon’s DIGIC 4+ processor, the IXUS 185 will produce pictures that far exceed what is expected of such a feather-weight model.

Compared to some other cameras on this list the IXUS 185 seems like a no thrills option and it lacks the rugged qualities of some others, but what it does possess is a take-everywhere quality, which is perfect for your little one to practice documenting their life and capture the special, fleeting moments.

Canon IXUS 185

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9

Instax Mini 9

The Fujifilm Instax mini 9 is the ideal way for your kids to experience that same sheer magic and joy that instant photography brought you when you were young.

With its fixed focus lens, large viewfinder and built-in flash, the Instax mini 9 couldn’t be simpler to enjoy, while the thrill of having a physical copy of their handiwork within moments will keep the spark alive so they can continue to shoot and grow as photographers.

The selfie mirror is helpful to keep them entertained for hours and can provide them with a subject on rainy days indoors, which in turn, keeps them out of your hair!

Nikon D3500

For the budding photographer, the Nikon D3500 is an entry-level DSLR camera which can produce brilliant images while you are still growing and learning the ropes.

The 24MP APS-C sensor provides picture quality that far exceeds what your average compact digital camera is capable of, while the functionality and numerous accessories available ensure that as you expand your technical abilities your camera can keep up.

While this is not an obvious choice for every child, the Nikon D3500 would be ideal for one who has some previous experience and is ready for a step-up into their future.

Nikon D3400

We hope this short explanation of some of the most popular types of childrens cameras on the market and their benefits has helped you on your path to choosing your new camera.

Once you outline why you want a new camera and what the camera’s main purpose is, you should be able to pinpoint which style is best for you, making your choice a lot easier.

If you need some more help or would like to discuss your options, the skilled staff at Ted’s camera stores would be more than happy to help you and your children.


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