Best Kids Cameras

Review & Comparison, Last Update December 31, 2020
Kids cameras are toys first and foremost. Having said that, the best kids cameras can also snap pictures and record videos that will look no worse than what you'll get from your average camera. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Recommended Age
PHOTO RESOLUTION
VIDEO RESOLUTION
Memory
Power Source
Housing
Extras
Warranty
 
PROS

Equipped with a 1000 mAh rechargeable lithium battery, the camera will deliver up to 1.5 hours of video recording time, not to mention hundreds of pictures. The USB cable is included in the box (the item takes 1.5-2 hours to fully charge).

CONS

Control buttons are somewhat small.

OUR VERDICT

This action camera will make a fantastic gift for an active kid. The included helmet mounting kit and bike mounting kit will allow your young explorer to shoot videos while riding a bike, scooter, or longboard. They can even try underwater photography - the unit comes with a waterproof case.

detailed parameters
Recommended Age

4 - 12 years

PHOTO RESOLUTION

Main: 5 megapixels

VIDEO RESOLUTION

1920 x 1080

Memory

Slot for MicroSD card (not included)

Power Source

Built-in rechargeable battery

Housing

Shock-proof housing, Waterproof case

Extras

LCD-display, Zoom feature, Built-in photo and video effects, Built-in games, Mounts for helmet and bicycle, USB-cable included

Warranty

1 year

PROS

This beginner kids camera has 2 complementary fill lights to provide proper lighting essential for professional-quality pictures and videos. The camera has a self-timer feature and a tripod bracket that will come in useful for self-portrait photography.

CONS

The device offers no games.

OUR VERDICT

The Ourlife Kids Camera is the choicest option for young aspiring photographers. Its rotatable lens will allow for both panoramic shooting and taking selfie pictures. Plus, the unit offers a selection of frame photo effects and video filters.

detailed parameters
Recommended Age

4 - 15 years

PHOTO RESOLUTION

Main and selfie: 8 megapixels (rotatable)

VIDEO RESOLUTION

1920 x 1080

Memory

Slot for MicroSD card (8 GB card included)

Power Source

Built-in rechargeable battery

Housing

Shock-proof housing, Waterproof case, Silicone case

Extras

LCD-display, 2 flashlights, Built-in photo and video effects, Mounts for helmet and bicycle, Neck strap and USB-cable included

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The non-slip grips will keep the camera in kids' hands even when said hands are wet. The built-in rechargeable battery should last at least 4-5 hours (photography time). The photos and videos you take with this camera can be decorated with 5 colorful frames.

CONS

The screen has a low contrast ratio.

OUR VERDICT

Though its appearance would suggest otherwise, the Victure KC400 is no toy. Sure, kids can play with it and have a lot of fun in the process. But calling something that takes 12-megapixel photos, shoots Full HD video, and employs 2 viewfinders a mere toy would be a 'bit' inaccurate.

detailed parameters
Recommended Age

3+ years

PHOTO RESOLUTION

Main: 12 megapixels

Selfie: ~0.3 megapixels

VIDEO RESOLUTION

1920 x 1080

Memory

Slot for MicroSD card (16 GB card included)

Power Source

Built-in rechargeable battery

Housing

Shock-proof housing

Extras

LCD-display, 2 viewfinders, Zoom feature, Anti-shaking feature, Built-in photo and video effects, Built-in games, Neck strap and USB-cable included

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The 32-gigabyte MicroSD card that comes with the package will allow you to store quite a few photos and videos. The USB card reader will help you transfer these files to a computer. Several photo filter options are available (green, blue, yellow, black and white, and retro).

CONS

The sound quality is passable at best.

OUR VERDICT

Owing to its intuitive and straightforward interface, the SUNCITY Kids Camera will accommodate toddlers and 8-year olds alike. Barring the camera-related features, the 5 built-in puzzle games will improve kids' reaction time, physical coordination, and critical thinking.

detailed parameters
Recommended Age

3 - 8 years

PHOTO RESOLUTION

Main: 5 megapixels

VIDEO RESOLUTION

1920 x 1080

Memory

Slot for MicroSD card (32 GB card included)

Power Source

Built-in rechargeable battery

Housing

Shock-proof housing

Extras

LCD-display, Zoom feature, Built-in photo and video effects, Built-in games, Neck strap and USB-cable included

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The built-in microphone is quite good at picking up voices and eliminating background noise. The internal memory will be enough to store 51 photos, whilst the MicroSD card slot, accepting 32-gigabyte MicroSD cards, will hold 300 minutes of Full HD video or 20,000 high-res photos. 

CONS

The battery does not last.

OUR VERDICT

The adorable rabbit/bunny that the JAMSWALL Kids Camera portrays adopts a shockproof housing, a protective silicone shell, and an image stabilization lens. Courtesy of these attributes, kids can use the camera on the go without you worrying that they might drop and damage it.

detailed parameters
Recommended Age

3 - 14 years

PHOTO RESOLUTION

Main: 12 megapixels

VIDEO RESOLUTION

1920 x 1080

Memory

Internal memory + slot for MicroSD card (not included)

Power Source

Built-in rechargeable battery

Housing

Shock-proof housing, Protective silicone shell

Extras

LCD-display, Zoom feature, Built-in photo and video effects, Built-in games, Neck strap and USB-cable included

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

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PROGRACE (5MP)

Get Ready for Adventure

Sharing your experience with loved ones makes any adventure more exciting. The PROGRACE 5MP kids camera will help your child capture those moments of joy and relish them with family and friends. Equipped with a durable waterproof case, the camera can be used for underwater filming. Moreover, thanks to the included mounting kit, the item can be attached to a helmet or a bike so your little one can bring it along while cycling, skating, skateboarding, or climbing.

Capable of shooting professional HD 1080P/30fps videos and 5MP photos, the PROGRACE kids camera has a digital zoom function that will provide up to 4x magnification. The manual brightness adjustment will allow the young videographer to adjust the fill light intensity and shoot bright videos in any weather. Also, the unit supports continuous shooting for capturing dynamic movements and time-lapse shooting (3, 5, or 10 seconds delay) for taking group pictures.

What is important, the item is made from non-toxic environmentally-friendly materials. To make shooting pictures and videos more engaging for younger users, the action camera offers 7 color video modes and 40 photo frames. USB rechargeable, the unit delivers 1.5 hours of continuous recording time on one charge. Please note that this kids camera has no built-in memory so it will only take photos/videos with a Micro SD card inserted (a card is not included in the box).

All in all, this digital kids camera will make any trip or outing much more enjoyable. It is a great first camera for underwater photography and vlogging.

Review of PROGRACE (5MP) 1.77 Inch Kids Camera

Additional Info

User Manual

Last updated price $0.00
Stock In stock
ASIN B073QN5SDZ

 

Ourlife (OU-62)

Bright Memories

Created for kids 4-15 years of age, this is one of the best kids cameras on the market. The unit can produce FHD 1080p/30fps videos and 8MP photos and offers a bunch of user-friendly features that will help your young photographer shoot high-quality pictures in various lighting conditions. Namely, this kids-friendly camera has 2 complementary fill lights that will light up the subject when the ambient light is insufficient. On the other hand, the camera features strong light suppression and face recognition; it dilutes the glare if the ambient light is too bright.

What makes the Ourlife OU-62 action camera stand out from the crowd is its 180-degree rotatable lens that can be switched to a selfie mode if your little one wants to take their own photo. This feature also makes the camera a wonderful choice for vlogging. Meanwhile, its self-timer function will give more freedom in shooting group photos.

Along with the purchase, you will get a waterproof case for filming underwater (up to 100 feet deep), a reliable neckband, a silicone handle, and a tripod bracket. Thanks to the versatile mounting kit, attaching the item to your bike or a selfie stick is a breeze.

In a word, the Ourlife OU-62 is a great action camera for taking pictures and videos that will help your child develop their photography skills.

Review of Ourlife (OU-62) 2.4 Inch Kids Camera

Additional Info

User Manual

Last updated price $0.00
Stock In stock
ASIN B07T8HQGPW

 

Victure (KC400)

KIDS ACTION CAMERA

The Victure KC400 looks like a toy, with its pink housing and little cartoon animals covering the front. Nevertheless, this is one capable device. Despite its silly appearance, the model's maximum photo resolution pushes 12 megapixels and the video resolution reaches more than respectable Full HD (1920 x 1080p) quality. Allowing you to take crisp, high-detail photos and shoot sharp footage with precise image expression, it is definitely one of the best photo/video cameras for kids.

Setting these adult parameters aside, the model features burst, timer, and time-lapse photo effects. You can also decorate photos and videos with five colourful frames that this device comes equipped with. Incidentally, five is also the number of games that this model integrates. Playing these games, kids will be developing their little but already impressive mental faculties, building creative skills, and improving hand-eye coordination.

To add more, the camera incorporates a pretty reasonable anti-shaking feature but we don't like it quite as much as we like its overall build. Counting the shockproof housing, the non-slip grips, and the neck strap, kids can take the Victure KC400 outside and play as hard as they want/can without you worrying that the camera might meet an untimely demise.
Review of Victure (KC400) 2 Inch Kids Camera
Last updated price $0.00
Stock In stock
ASIN B07T9MKWM3

 

SUNCITY (5MP)

6 SCENE OPTIONS

The SUNCITY Kids Camera avoids unnecessary complications, and we can appreciate its approach in this respect. To start with, even those kids that are a little slow on the uptake should have no trouble with the 2-inch LCD screen. Using this screen (and the controls to its right), children (even toddlers) can access the automatic focus, 4 funny frames, 4 color filters, the continuous shooting feature, and the timed photography options.

Apart from that, they'll also be able to use the photo and video modes that include 6 scene options and 4 shooting zooms. Borrowing a page from its competitors' book, the camera offers 5 integrated puzzle games. Playing these games, kids will improve their reaction time, develop critical thinking skills, and sharpen physical coordination.

You would not necessarily expect it but the camera also captures decent photos (<5-megapixel) and records respectable video (1920 x 1080p). The only technical part that's lacking here is the audio. From where we're standing, it is passable at best, with noticeable clarity drops not helping its case at all. Still, when you take into account the puzzle games, the intuitive controls, and the brilliant photo and video modes, the SUNCITY Kids Camera does not disappoint one bit.
Review of SUNCITY (5MP) 2 Inch Kids Camera
Last updated price $0.00
Stock In stock
ASIN B086MWY3D1

 

JAMSWALL (SW_ET15522US)

TRUST THE BUNNY

The JAMSWALL Kids Camera is an adorable little gadget, no two ways about it. The eyes, the bunny ears, the speakers that look like whiskers, even the yellow lens cover that doubles as a nose, everything about it is delightful. The last thing you'd expect from this adorable-looking device is the 12-megapixel lens though. Nevertheless, it is there, letting kids snap gorgeous pictures. The video quality is not trailing behind as well, recording Full HD (1920 x 1080p) footage. What is trailing a little behind, however, is the battery life. We're not sure what its capacity is but, as far as we're aware, the battery seldom lasts above 90 minutes and takes somewhere between 4 and 5 hours to recharge, which is not great.

On the bright side, the same cannot be said about the 3 puzzle games that this camera integrates. In the same vein, there's nothing wrong with the 4X digital zoom, the time-lapse and continuous shooting features, and the dozens of built-in photo and video effects hiding inside this device.

Add to them the shockproof housing with a protective silicone shell and you have yourself a rugged kids digital camera with excellent specs and a passable integrated microphone that's not too bad at reducing background noise.
Review of JAMSWALL (SW_ET15522US) 2.4 Inch Kids Camera
Last updated price $0.00
Stock In stock
ASIN B07YG7GYSM

 

What Is a Kids Camera?

Kids are creative little devils. As much as you can (and, at times, should) discipline them, more often than not, the best course of action is letting them unleash their bottomless energy supplies and put it to good use. That's where kids cameras come in. Using these cameras, children can take photos, record videos, and edit them on the fly. In general, the cameras that we're discussing here come outfitted with several audio and video effects that kids can apply without learning complex editing software. But that (and the cameras' usually colorful appearance) is where differences between cameras for children and regular cameras end.

Just like traditional cameras, these devices are only as good as the maximum photo and video resolution that they support. As far as we're concerned, they're not complete without a decent digital zoom, time-lapse, and continuous shooting functions. Multiple viewfinders may be an overkill but what will not be an overkill is a shockproof housing that will protect the internal circuitry from kids' wrath. Also, 9 times out of 10, kids cameras implement multiple built-in games, making them entertainment powerhouses.
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Publish Date: 2020-12-31 11:38:02