After testing a lot of products, we have selected the 8 best digital cameras for kids for 2018 which are mentioned below. In our experiments, we have found these products most consistent in performance and true value for the money.
Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 Digital Camera
The image sensor packs more than enough resolution for a small camera, 20MP—we’ll get into how that influences image quality later. It’s paired with a 10x zoom lens, covering a 24-240mm (full-frame equivalent) field of view, with a variable f/3-6.9 aperture. It offers a lot more range of coverage than you get with any smartphone, but even at its widest angle it captures less than half the light as flagship models from Apple and Samsung—which means that using it in dim light sans flash isn’t an option.
Canon expects most people… to use the Elph 190 IS in full automatic mode. When it’s in this mode you have no control over exposure, although you can disable the flash if you’re taking pictures and don’t want it to fire. The Auto Zoom function only works in this mode. It uses the Elph’s face detection feature to automatically frame a portrait shot.
You can take a bit more control over your photography if you want, although there’s no true manual exposure mode. You can set the camera to Program shooting, which lets you adjust exposure compensation, ISO the metering pattern, and white balance, all via an on-screen overlay menu. There are also a number of Scene settings, including options to capture fireworks, shoot in dim light, and use a long exposure, as well as artistic filters.
Nikon COOLPIX W100 (Blue)
Capture family trips to the beach or out on the slopes with the tough blue COOLPIX W100 Digital Camera from Nikon which features a rugged body rated to be waterproof to 33′, dustproof, freezproof to 14°F, and shockproof to 6′. The camera is designed to be used by all members of the family, including younger kids, and features special cartoon effects and a welcome screen that adjusts based on usage in order to provide an easy-to-use and fun operating experience.
This model also features SnapBridge… with Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth support that combine to enable a variety of functions, including instant image transfer, geolocation tagging, and more. For imaging, the W100 sports a 13.1MP 1/3.1″ CMOS sensor with a sensitivity of up to ISO 1600. This combines with the NIKKOR 3x optical zoom lens, equivalent to 30-90mm, to produce sharp images in a range of situations and environments.
The camera features a contrast-detect AF system and Electronic VR to help create crisp imagery. Also, it offers Full HD 1080p video recording at 30 fps and users will be able to compose shots using a 2.7″ 230k-dot rear LCD. Additionally, for working in bright light, the W100 is equipped with a 2-stop ND filter.
Olympus TG-5 Waterproof Camera with 3-Inch LCD
Designed for the adventurous type, the red Tough TG-5 Digital Camera from Olympus is a durable point-and-shoot with a rugged physical construction and apt imaging capabilities. Utilizing a 12MP BSI CMOS sensor and TruePic VIII image processor, the TG-5 offers notable image clarity and low-light performance, to ISO 12800, along with fast 20 fps continuous shooting, 4K/30p video recording, and high-speed Full HD 1080p shooting at 120 fps.
Balancing the imaging capabilities… is a versatile 4x optical zoom lens, which spans a 25-100mm equivalent range, and has an f/2 maximum aperture to benefit working in low-light conditions. Additionally, the Variable Macro System also positions this lens for close-up shooting with subjects just one centimeter away for true macro photography. Complementing the sensor and optical attributes of the TG-5 is a robust set of features for withstanding the elements.
Tracking your adventures, and sharing your images. The camera is rated for underwater use, as well as tested to withstand falls and crushing, and is hermetically sealed against dust and moisture for assured use in trying conditions. Making use of these stats, a Field Sensor System incorporates GPS, a manometer, compass, and a thermometer for recording the details of your environment and embedding this data onto your photos and movies.
Canon EOS M100 Mirrorless Camera
The Canon EOS M100 is the direct replacement for the two-year-old Canon EOS M10. It sits below the company’s EOS M6, EOS M5 and EOS M3 models as a beginner-friendly option for those looking to buy their first interchangeable lens camera and pursue photography beyond the limitations of a basic compact camera or smartphone.
The Canon EOS M100, like its predecessor,… accepts Canon EF-M lenses – as well as EF and EF-S lenses via an adaptor – and is available in black, silver or grey, with a choice of nine jacket colours to customise it to your taste.
To bring the EOS M100 up to date, Canon has replaced the 18MP sensor of old with a new 24.2MP APS-C CMOS chip. This sensor is similar to those found in Canon’s latest APS-C DSLRs and teaming it with a faster and more powerful DIGIC 7 image processor brings a number of improvements to the camera.
Nikon D3300 w/ AF-P DX 18-55mm VR Digital SLR
Life is full of surprising, joyful moments—moments worth remembering. The D3300 makes it fun and easy to preserve those moments in the lifelike beauty they deserve: stunning 24.2-megapixel photos and 1080p Full HD videos with tack-sharp details, vibrant colors and softly blurred backgrounds. With its included zoom lens, the new ultra-compact AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II, the D3300 is a small and light HDSLR and easy to use, too.
Like sharing photos? The D3300 photos can appear… instantly on your compatible smartphone or tablet for easy sharing with the optional WU-1a Wireless Adapter*! Whether you’re creating high-resolution panoramas, adding artistic special effects or recording HD video with sound, the D3300 will bring you endless joy, excitement and memories—just like the special moments of your life. Beautiful memories made easy Taking snapshots with a smartphone is convenient.
But are those photos good enough for preserving precious moments? The D3300’s new EXPEED 4 lets you shoot at high speeds up to 5 frames per second, shoot in low light with high ISO sensitivity, create high-resolution panoramas and much more. Your 24.2-megapixel photos and 1080p Full HD videos will be so impressive, so rich with detail† and color—so lifelike—they’ll bring back the feelings of the moments they capture.
GoPro HERO5 Session
Video quality is second to none, 10MP still imagery will be good enough for most, and the tiny package makes it the perfect companion on your travels. The lack of a replaceable battery is a downer, as is the slightly confusing one-button interface, but the beautifully crisp 4K footage easily makes up for this.
Granted, there are now plenty… of rival offerings that aim to tempt buyers away from the biggest name in sports and action shooting, but few can compete with the level of features and image quality offered by the Californian brand. The Hero5 Session sits in the middle of GoPro’s current camera lineup, borrowing many elements from its bigger Hero5 Black brother (which has just been superseded by the Hero6 Black), yet featuring the scaled-down simplicity and exterior packaging of the more affordable Hero Session.
It may sound confusing, and there’s a big price disparity between the four cameras, but the key thing to note is that the Hero5 Session shoots in 4K at 30fps, like the Hero5 Black, while stills are captured at 10MP (as opposed to 12MP by the Hero5 Black) and it features GoPro’s ProTune feature for easier post-production editing.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9
The 60mm lens has a narrow f/12.7 maximum aperture, so you’ll appreciate the automatic flash when taking photos indoors—it’s downright necessary. Its field of view is a moderate wide-angle, about the same as a 35mm lens on a full-frame camera. To put it in perspective, that’s a little tighter than most modern smartphones, which typically boast a wider 25 or 28mm prime as the main lens.
Fujifilm includes a clip-on macro adapter.… It attaches directly to the lens and keeps subjects from about 13 to 19.7 inches in focus. Anything closer or farther away will be blurry. It’s a solid addition, as without it the focus is limited to about 2 feet (0.6-meter) to infinity. The small add-on lens looks like it might be easy to lose, but if you’re able to hold on to it you can use it to shoot close-up images.
New to the Mini 9 is a selfie mirror. It’s a simple, tiny mirror next to the lens. Point the camera at yourself and hold it at arm’s length and you’ll be able to frame up a selfie with ease. The tighter, 35mm field of view makes it tough to shoot and image with two people in frame, unless you get really close together, and I’ve yet to see a selfie stick for this camera.
Pentax K1000 Camera with 50mm (f/2.0) Lens
For me, the K1000 was not my first camera. It was my brother’s first camera—Dad bought him one when he took photography classes in high school. I didn’t get into real picture-taking until I was in college and I launched into the photography world with the decidedly more modern Nikon N6006. My brother’s K1000 is unused on his bookshelf and he won’t share it with me, but I stumbled across a K1000 and Vivitar 80-200 f/4 lens at an estate sale, in Rhode Island, for a cool $5.
Because of its incredibly long production… run (the same duration as the Nikon F3) and the numbers of cameras built, the Pentax K1000 has carved out its place in the history of cameras and photography. It was never pressed into service as a “pro camera,” but professional shooters undoubtedly used these over the years. The K1000 is an incredibly simple and easy-to-use SLR camera—characteristics that made it ideal for students and beginners in photography.
When it comes to SLR cameras, the K1000 is as simple as you can get. There is no On/Off button or switch. The only controls are to set your shutter speed from 1 sec to 1/1000, dial-in your film ISO/ASA from 20-3200, a lever to wind said film and c**k the shutter, and a button to release the shutter. Aperture will be controlled by the attached lens.