As just about everybody has a camera nowadays, or at the very least a smartphone with a camera capability, your child is probably badgering you to buy one for him.
With so many cameras for kids on the market at many different price ranges, however, it can be difficult to know which one to buy.
These best cameras for kids in 2019 will help you choose one you will like and your child will love.
Olympus TG-5 — If your child spends a lot of time outdoors, and is adventurous enough the camera is likely to get dropped or become wet, the Olympus TG-5 is the perfect camera for him.
This camera can withstand just about any abuse. Whether that is being dropped from a height or ending up in a puddle of water. It can even come through with flying colors if submerged in a swimming pool full of water.
As for photographs, the camera takes beautiful photographs both indoors and out, but is specifically designed for kids that are always on the go. That 20-frames-per-second shooting will definitely allow your child to not miss a shot.
It even has Wi-Fi built into it so your child can transfer photos from his camera to his computer.
Sony WX350 — If you are looking for a basic camera with superb point and shoot capabilities, the Sony WX350 is the one for your child.
The camera comes with a 20x optical zoom that will really allow your child to get up close and personal, even from far away. It also takes great panorama shots, burst shots and has a superb autofocus feature, so blurry pictures will be a thing of the past.
Throw in that this Sony camera is one of the most inexpensive on the market, and it could be a winner for you and your child.
VTech Kidizoom Action Cam — If you are looking for a camera that looks like it was made for kids, the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam is that camera. Black with bright yellow accents, it definitely stands out and would be difficult to lose in a packed bedroom.
This camera is also great for kids up to age 12, as it is solidly built but with larger buttons. That means using it is easy for people with small fingers.
The VTech Kidizoom Action Cam also comes with a ton of features, including an excellent camera that takes both photographs and shoots videos. The camera has time lapse and color filter features, and even comes with an animation software package so your child can create his own films.
The camera can be mounted on his bike with the self-adhesive holder it comes with, and is waterproof if dropped in a puddle. Just make sure he does not go swimming with it, as it will not usually withstand that much water all at once.
Fujifilm FinePix XP120 — If you are looking for an inexpensive kid’s camera that does its job well, the Fujifilm FinePix XP120 takes great shots yet is still selling at a very affordable price.
It is a superb camera for kids that are a little clumsy or adventurous, as it will survive drops quite easily. The camera is also resilient against dust and dirt.
The 5x optical zoom lens will allow your child to take good photos from a distance, and the simple controls will not confuse him with their complexity.
This Fujifilm camera has even been made with the idea of a child wearing gloves in mind, so it can be a perfect fit for someone who lives in a colder climate.
What to look for when buying a kid’s camera — Be sure the camera takes both photos and video, as kids are really into video nowadays.
Make sure it is durable, can withstand being dropped and will survive around water. Being able to withstand dust, dirt and cold will also be useful as your child is likely to want to take photographs in less than pristine conditions.
Finally, be sure the camera has good reviews for being durable, and that it seems to be liked by the majority of parents that have bought it and the majority of kids that have used it.