6 Cameras to Capture Your Kids' Best Moments

Making memories last is so important when you're a parent, and picking out the perfect camera to preserve each special moment can be a big task. Here are six of our favorite options for parents, from high-quality digital cameras to fun instant-film options.

Camera #6: Nikon Coolpix L340 Digital Camera

Camera #6: Nikon Coolpix L340 Digital Camera photo

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If you want to take quality photos of your kids without investing a small fortune, the Nikon Coolpix L340 has you covered. This point-and-shoot camera has a maximum resolution of 1,280 pixels, 28x optical zoom for getting close-up shots, and it weighs in at just under a pound, making it easy to bring along wherever you go. ($210; walmart.com)


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Camera #5: GoPro Hero Session

Camera #5: GoPro Hero Session photo

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The GoPro isn't your standard camera; it's perfect for capturing memories on the go. The 1.5-inch camera is wearable and can be mounted to clothing, helmets, and other gear to capture amazing action shots and video with 1,440 pixels-per-inch resolution. This camera is also waterproof up to 33 feet and operates with one button—it's definitely designed for the family who loves adventure. ($150; gopro.com)


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Camera #4: Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera Bundle

Camera #4: Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera Bundle photo

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The Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Camera is quite possibly the most fun in this roundup. Like the instant cameras of the past, this model develops and prints photos instantly for tiny, retro-looking keepsakes your whole family will love. Kiddos will appreciate the selfie mirror so they can capture the silly faces they make with their siblings or Mom and Dad. The kid-friendly camera also comes in a range of bright colors and is easily operated by tiny hands. ($120; kohls.com)


Camera #3: Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Camera #3: Canon EOS Rebel T6i photo

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If you're ready to invest in a great camera to capture your family's priceless memories, the Canon EOS Rebel DSLR camera is an awesome option. It has a 24.2 megapixel resolution for beautiful, clear pictures and touch-screen operation for ease of use. Wi-Fi capabilities also make sharing photos with your handheld devices incredibly easy, so you can upload those gorgeous pictures to your social accounts ASAP. ($900; target.com)


Camera #2: olloclip Lens for iPhone 7

Camera #2: olloclip Lens for iPhone 7 photo

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Most parents these days have thousands of photos of their kiddos on hand at all times, stored conveniently in their smartphones. If only those smartphones could take a little higher-quality photos, right? Well, that's what the olloclip lens is for. This model attaches to the iPhone 7 or 8 with temporary lenses for fisheye, super-wide, and 15x zoom options. The clip also has you covered from all angles, whether you want traditional style photos or you're using the front camera for selfies. ($100; apple.com)


Camera #1: Olympus PEN Mirrorless Camera

Camera #1: Olympus PEN Mirrorless Camera photo

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Not only is the Olympus PEN beautiful and timeless, it's also a great portable camera for preserving your family's favorite memories. Don't let the classic look fool you; this camera captures stunning digital photos and offers in-camera tools to add a little creativity to your shots. It can be used for both photo and video, has Wi-Fi capabilities, 16.1 megapixels, and at under 3 inches high and less than 5 inches wide, it's the perfect size for a handbag, diaper bag, or backpack. ($650; target.com)


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