Toy cameras are fun because they allow you to take numerous pictures out there. But, the cool thing about some toy camera models, is they can be used for both children and adults, and some take some pretty amazing pictures. What are the best toy cameras on the market though? Well, read on to find out.
Vtech Kidizoom Duo
This is a great basic camera that’s ready for action. It’s perfect for kids ages 3-9, and it has many features, including duo lenses in the front and rear, and it creates a great camera for normal photos and selfies. It has a small display with a 1600×1200 front camera, and the rear lens is 640×840 in terms of pixels, so not that strong but great for kids. It’s got 256 MB of internal memory, but you can get small MicroSD cards. It has an automatic shutoff after three minutes of not being used. Kids will love that it can record voices too, and it also has stop frame animation. It’s a small camera and doesn’t weight a ton, so it allows for extra protection that can be put there against any drops and this, and it has a bumper exterior so that tumbles don’t hurt the frame of this.
Playskool Showcam 2-in-1 Digital Camera and Projector
Even though it’s technically a toy camera, it’s great for older kids, and this one has a projector with three different options for presentation so that kids can showcase the art, and you can give feedback, which is a critical step in making kids become better photographers later on. It’s easy to use, and it’s big enough for small kids and older kids too. It also has built-in editing features too, so kids can put stamps, animation, and so much more on their photos.
The camera is 2 MP, and it’s got built-in memory that can house over 1000 photos. However, it doesn’t have video capabilities like the first one.
This is a camera that’s good for teens that want to get into point-and-shoot photography, which is the branch into DSLR. It’s got the full bells and whistles that are good for teens and works well even for adults. It’s got 720p HD video capture, and a 5X optical zoom, along with many different bells and whistles. There is also the “easy mode” that allows for layers to be put on. This is good for kids and teens who want to learn about digital cameras, and it’s a great place to start without breaking the bank.
Instax Mini 9
If you’re familiar with the Instax mini 8, this is the successor to the previous camera, and it comes with a durability that protects against being dropped. It is rugged, has a springy design that’s plastic, and while it’s not exclusively for kids, it’s great for kids to begin with. It runs on 2 AA batteries and allows you to use a new macro lens to get as close as 35 cm, and it even comes with automatic exposure measurement for the perfect pics, along with the high-key mode to create bright shots. This allows them to have fun taking pics without obsessing over the features.
Vtech Kidizoom Spin and Smile Camera
This is another fun toy camera from Vtech that is similar to the Kidizoom Duo camera, but it has twisting lenses that allows you to take pictures with more colors, and it has a rotating ring that’s placed right at the front that they can use. It also comes with new animation features, five games built into this, and voice recording along with movie taking. It’s durable, but also quite easy for the average child to use. It’s got a slightly higher MP camera than some of the other basic Vtech models too.
PowerPro mini Kids Camera
This is marketed specifically for a child’s use, and it’s one of the best sidekicks for a kid. First of all, this is pretty cheap, and the sensor is a SNAP one, which is better than some phone cameras, and the resolution goes up pretty decently. It has an 800 mAh battery, and it includes a gig of memory, which holds up to 3000 pictures. It’s got a compression format that allows children to take all the pictures that they want to. The best part about this is the fact that kids won’t have trouble holding this since it’s pretty tiny in size, and only weighs about 60 grams, a very small weight compared to other cameras on the market.
This is perfect for the budding photographers out there. The cost is conducive to artists and if the camera does drop, it still will work. It snaps photos and lets kids control and record different movies they want to make, photo slideshows, and you can even play games with it. It’s got picture editing software built in to put frames, special effects, and faces onto the images that are there. The screen is small, and it’s a 2 MP camera, and it has a 128 MB internal memory, which can be supplemented by SD cards as well. The picture and video resolution is quite low, but the thing is, it’s right up against the boundary between toy and camera and will keep kids entertained for hours while they learn how to take photos and videos that they’ll love.
These kids cameras are fun, and they offer a variety of experiences for the child to work with, and there is a lot that is here to be offered to children. If you’re curious about what type of camera to get your kids, these are the best on the market, and they will help your child grow and learn photography in a simple, yet effective manner that can change how they approach this. These are all good basic cameras that involve minimal learning to start with, and as your child gets older they can upgrade to other cameras too.
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