Children are born into a world surrounded by visual images. It’s only natural for them to want to capture images of their own. With a durable camera, kids can record the fun and action to share with family and friends.
For younger children, the camera function should be easy to navigate with large buttons. Older children can handle more compact models with more options. So, it begs the questions: Who’s got’em? The best action cameras for kids? Let’s find out, shall we?
Durability is the key quality to look for. The Fisher Price Kid Tough Digital Camera is a good option. It is easy for children to hold on to and to navigate. It has a color LCD screen and can handle many falls. The overall picture quality is fairly low and it does not have a flash. It can store up to 2000 pictures which can be uploaded to a computer with a basic USB cable. Another option is the Lego 8MP Digital Camera. This camera is actually made from real Lego pieces! Although it doesn’t come apart, kids can add pieces to the top and sides for fun. It has a built in flash, digital zoom, and LCD screen. The camera is very easy to use and holds about 80 pictures. It connects to a computer using a basic USB cable.
The best option for more action is the Vtech Kidizoom Action Cam. This camera comes with a waterproof case and two different attachments that allow kids to mount the camera on a helmet, skateboard or bike. It captures video, stop-motion videos and time-lapse. The camera is compact with a 1.4-inch color LCD screen. It is very durable with a shock absorbing fully rubberized exterior. The camera comes with a few games to play and a slot for expandable memory. The Vtech Kidizoom camera has a rechargeable Li-ion Polymer battery which lasts up to 2.5 hours. Another popular model is the Vtech Spin and Smile Camera. It has a twisting lens so kids can take selfies easily. It is a bit larger and has rubberized side grips. The camera includes fun games and video capability. The Spin and Smile model is not mountable and does not include any waterproof casing. There is a slot for expandable memory, and it uses four AA batteries. The camera automatically shuts off after three minutes when not in use in order to preserve battery life.
Taking the time to find just the right camera is worth it. There is nothing worse than giving a child something that turns out to be frustrating or breaks right away.