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Say Cheese! Fun Kid-Friendly Cameras For Budding Photographers

Oct 2 2012 - 11:04am

If you've got a lil shutterbug at home, we've got cameras for budding photographers of all ages. From baby's first camera to some that print pictures minutes after they've been taken, all of these cameras are made for little hands — and lots of rough and tumble. While all of these gadgets don't actually take pictures, they are perfect for introducing your tot to the excitement of photography and how taking pictures can share a story, feelings, and emotions. Click through for a fun roundup of cameras for budding photographers.

Early Years Pic A Click Camera

This simple plastic camera [1] ($15) is perfect for babes just learning how to press a button. When your tot presses the button, one of three fun sounds plays and flips the pictures. And the lens pops out and the flash pops up just like a real camera.

Basic Fun Inc. Fisher Price Changeable Picture Dish Camera

Here's an iconic play camera [2] ($20) that was first introduced in 1968 made modern for today's kids. It comes with three picture disks that entice your child to click away and watch as a story unfolds. Includes a take-along strap and a rotating flash cube for the budding photographer.

Vtech Kidizoom Camera

With an internal memory that stores up to 1000 images, this real kid-friendly 1.3 megapixel camera [3] ($40) with 4x digital zoom also includes three games. And your little photographer can personalize images with funny stamps, borders, or silly effects.

Panasonic Lumix TS20 16.1 MP Touch

For little ones that are ready to move on from a plastic camera, this Panasonic Lumix digital camera [4] ($179) is waterproof and ready for any adventure with your little photographer. With a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and HD video, this sophisticated camera is a great step-up for kids that are interested in photography.

Wooden Toy Camera

Made for the very young shutterbug, this wooden camera [5] ($26) has a viewfinder, spinning selector switch, lens that turns, and screen on the back. The lightweight body is made from maple and walnut that's been lightly rubbed with beeswax and organic jojoba oil.

Cobra Digital Squeezable Kids Camera

Here's a bright red digital camera [6] ($26) that's made for kids who are ready for taking fun pics. With 1.3 megapixels resolution and f2.8 aperture, your child's pictures can easily be shared as a JPEG or AVI. And it's loaded with fun editing tools so your child can edit and alter pictures.

LEGO 3MP Digital Camera

For the young LEGO enthusiast that also loves snapping pics, this fun camera [7] ($60) has 3MP resolution and holds up to 80 pictures. With a built-in flash and fixed focus, your child can easily download images to a computer via USB.


This Fujifilm instant camera [8] ($100) is really special for any aspiring photographer. With a built-in flash and fun style, this camera also prints credit card-sized prints right after your little one snaps a pic. A fun instant gratification option for kids starting to learn about how to capture a special moment.

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