Say Cheese! Best Cameras for Kids, from Toddlers to Teens

Whether your kid just likes to snap selfies or she's a professional photographer in the making, we've focused in on the best cameras for kids of all ages. From toy cameras that toddlers can tote around to instant cameras to DLSRs with all the bells and whistles, here are our favorite picks.

Best Cameras for Kids VTech Kidizoom Spin and Zoom Camera photo

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Best Beginner Digital Camera for Kids: VTech Kidizoom Spin and Zoom Camera

The VTech Kidizoom Spin and Zoom camera is a great beginner digital camera for kids. It comes in two child-friendly colors, blue and pink, and has a 2 megapixel camera and color display. This kids' camera also has a movie- and voice-recording feature, and it's programmed to turn off after 3 minutes without use, so you can save that precious 4 AA battery power. ($60; amazon.com)

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Best Kids Camera Zerone Camera for Kids photo

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Best Durable Camera for Kids: Zerone Kid Camera

This sturdy, dual-handled camera is perfect for clumsy little kids. It's capable of shooting photos and video, and has WiFi capabilities for online sharing, plus a TV output to view their photography and film on the big screen. ($44; walmart.com)

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Best Cameras for Kids Fujifilm Instax photo

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Best Instant Camera for Kids: Fujifilm Instax 9

The Fujifilm Instax 9 is the modern incarnation of the retro instant cameras we all know and love. This bundle comes with the camera, a 20-pack of film, a strap, close-up lens and two AA batteries. ($74; walmart.com)

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Best Cameras for Kids Vivitar Digital Camera photo

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Best Digital Camera for Tweens: Vivitar Digital Camera

This Vivitar digital camera has a 14 megapixel resolution, a 2.7-inch LCD display screen to view photos, auto flash, face detection and more. If you want to get your tween a digital camera that performs on a budget, this is a great pick. ($40; walmart.com)

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Best Cameras for Kids VanTop Junior K3 Camera photo

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Best Camera for Adventurous Kids: VanTop Junior K3 Camera

The VanTop Junior K3 camera has tons of features your kid will love experimenting with. This kids' camera takes photos and videos, comes with preloaded digital frames and video filters, a waterproof case for underwater shots, a helmet attachment for filming and photographing on the go, and much, much more. It's the best camera for kids who are always up for adventure. ($45; amazon.com)

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Best Kids Camera MAGENDARA Camera for Kids photo

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Best Rechargeable Digital Camera for Kids: MAGENDARA Kids Digital Camera

This MAGENDARA camera for kids has a fun, colorful, LEGO-like design with features that are easy to understand. The shell is soft silicone to save this kids' digital camera from drops and bumps, and it comes with a built-in lithium battery—no need for constant replacement. ($39; amazon.com)

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Best Polaroid Camera for Kids Polaroid POP Zink Zero photo

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Best Touch Screen Camera for Kids: Polaroid POP Zink Zero

The Polaroid POP Zink Zero has an LCD touch display and lets kids instantly print 3-by-4-inch copies of the photos it captures. This camera for kids can also record video, has a self-timer mode and can connect to other devices via WiFi and Bluetooth. ($200; walmart.com)

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Best Point and Shoot Camera for Kids Sony DSC-W830 Digital Camera photo

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Best Point-and-Shoot Camera for Kids: Sony DSC-W830

If your kid is ready to graduate to a more mature point-and-shoot digital camera, the Sony DSC-W830 is a great choice. This 20.1-megapixel camera has panorama mode, face detection technology, recording capability and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. ($118; walmart.com)

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Best Camera for Kids Canon EOS Rebel DSLR Camera photo

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Best DSLR Camera for Kids: Canon EOS Rebel

If you have a kid who is serious about photography and you want to invest in their hobby, a small DSLR camera like the Canon EOS Rebel will give them everything they need. The camera has an 18-megapixel resolution with a 3-inch display screen and built-in editing features and filters, video capability, WiFi capability and more. ($550; walmart.com)

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Best Camera for Kids Polaroid Onestep 2 Viewfinder photo

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Best Retro Instant Camera for Kids: Polaroid Originals Onestep 2 Viewfinder Camera

Have we time traveled? Nope, the original Polaroid camera is back in all its former glory—with much-appreciated updates like a high-quality lens and rechargeable battery. Give your kids the gift of great style and fun photos with this Polaroid Onestep 2 Viewfinder i-type camera. ($120; nordstrom.com)

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