The best cameras for kids

Best camera for kids
(Image credit: Amina Filkins)

The best cameras for kids are a fantastic way to keep little ones entertained with something creative. Whether you're looking to inspire the next generation's David Bailey, or just want a bit of peace and quiet for a few hours (no shame in it), a camera for kids is a fantastic thing to buy. So, how to pick the right one for your children?

A lot of this depends on how old they are. A very young child will find complex menu systems impossible to navigate, while older teens and pre-teens will quickly tire of a simplistic camera with no avenue for creative expression. So you want to take a look at the options and decide the level that best suits your child. 

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Jon Stapley

Jon is a freelance writer and journalist who covers photography, art, technology, and the intersection of all three. When he's not scouting out news on the latest gadgets, he likes to play around with film cameras that were manufactured before he was born. To that end, he never goes anywhere without his Olympus XA2, loaded with a fresh roll of Kodak (Gold 200 is the best, since you asked). Jon is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq, and has also written for in Digital Camera World, Black + White Photography Magazine, Photomonitor, Outdoor Photography, Shortlist and probably a few others he's forgetting.