Whether you’re a professional photographer or not, your kids have probably asked you many times to let them take pictures with your camera. You don’t want to say no, but that thing was expensive! Luckily, in the past few years companies have been producing kid-friendly cameras built for 3 year olds all the way up to pre-teens. This allows you to get a camera your kid will love, while letting them capture great moments of their own.

Ages 3-9

Vtech Kidizoom Plus Digital Camera:

Features: Large Easy-grip Handles, Wrist Band

Specs: 2 Megapixels, 16 MB Internal Memory, 1.8 inch LCD

This camera has functions built in which include taking and editing photos right on screen. It also records video, plays music, and has digital games to keep your kids occupied. Overall it has a big screen and an easy grip. Loaded with 2 megapixels, it has the highest resolution on the market for a kid’s camera along with the greatest memory capacity. By hooking it up to the television via A/V cord, you can immediately view pictures on the big screen. Another fun feature of this kid-friendly camera is the ability to add cartoonish features to the photos- Imagine your dog, but with sunglasses on. This ability allows kids to be even more creative, and produce some funny photos.

Ages 10-16

Nikon Coolpix L26:

Features: Variety of colors, movie-recording

Specs: 16 Megapixels, TFT LCD monitor, 5x Optical Zoom

This camera is better for the pre-teen or teen. It has 16.1 megapixels and can record video onto a memory card. This camera is lightweight and will fit into a small purse or back pocket, making it easy to carry. By coming in multiple colors, it allows for some personalization, and a 3-inch screen will allow your teen to immediately check the previous pictures- making sure they captured exactly what they wanted. This is a great beginner’s camera and won’t break the bank- Perfect for introducing young adults into the world of photography and fun.

Both of these cameras are high quality and kid-tested for their ultimate satisfaction. By providing a camera to your kids you’re encouraging creativity and independence, while keeping your camera safe and sound. With the upcoming Holiday season, cameras will be a hot-ticket item so pick yours up today, and share the love of photography with your child!

By H&H Color Lab, a leading professional photo lab in Kansas City