Best Digital Cameras for Kids Under $100 - Top 5 Kid's Digital Camera Reviews

Your guide to finding the best digital camera for kids

Buying your child a digital camera can be a daunting task as most digital cameras are expensive and very breakable. If your child is frequently grabbing your cell phone to take pictures, or even trying to grab your $500 digital camera, consider giving them a kids digital camera.

Believe it or not, there are many digital cameras on the market that are specifically designed for children! All cameras in this article are highly rated, perfect for your children and all range from $40.00 - $80.00. These kids digital cameras are perfect for giving to your child to see if they have any interest in photography; there is rarely a child out there that won't enjoy taking pictures! You can upgrade them to a better digital camera later, when they're older.

After buying your child a digital camera, encourage them to bring them on trips to the zoo, playground, etc., to capture photos of animals, fun objects and other interesting scenery. You can then print off their pictures and create your own photo story books! The creative possibilities when it comes to your child and digital cameras are endless.

This article covers the Top 5 Kids Digital Cameras. They are inexpensive, easy to use and encourage creativity and quality entertainment for your child.

Vtech - Kidizoom Digital Camera

#1 - Vtech - Kidizoom Digital Camera - Ages 3+

The Vtech Kidizoom Digital Camera for kids is an excellent buy and the highest rated digital camera for children on the market. It has a great grip for children to hold onto and is very tough and durable. For an average retail price of $69.99, this camera is the clear winner when it comes to the most popular digital camera for kids.

This camera boasts the following features:

  • 1.3 megapixels
  • Built in digital flash
  • 1.8" color screen
  • Connector cables for easy TV or PC hook-up - watch slideshows of your child's picture on tv!
  • 16 MB internal memory - holds up to 200 pictures or 5 minutes of video.
  • Takes 4 "AA" batteries - auto shut off feature to improve battery life.
There are six large (child friendly) navigational buttons and a joystick is used to focus the image. Your child can edit photos directly on the camera to create silly photos to share with friends. Sharing photos is easy - you can hook this camera up to your television and watch a fun slide show. As an added bonus, you can purchase this camera in a wide array of colors to give it a more personalized feel. As an added bonus, three games are also included on this camera.

Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Waterproof Digital Camera

#2 Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Waterproof Digital Camera - Ages 3+

The runner up is Fisher-Price's Kid-Tough Waterproof Digital Camera. This camera can last up to 30 minutes under three feet of water and has rubber grips to protect the camera, even if it is dropped on the floor. Chances are, if your preschooler is using the camera, it will be dropped and splashed on! This camera would be perfect for your child to use at the beach or pool. This camera allows children to use it like a pair of binoculars - they will look through the view finder with both eyes and take their picture. After they click, they can view the picture on the color screen display. 

This camera boasts the following features:

  • 1.3 megapixels
  • Built in digital flash
  • 1.5 color LCD screen
  • Connects via USB cord to your PC to download and share photos
  • Holds up to 500 pictures
  • Takes 4 "AA" batteries

#3 and #4 Fisher-Price - Kid-Tough Digital Camera for Boys & Girls - Ages 3+

Coming in at 3rd and 4th place are Fisher-Prices 'Kid-Tough' cameras. They are quite similar to the Waterproof version when it comes to durability and ease of use. Big rubber gripped handles will help your child use the camera. And the 2-eye viewing feature will remind your child of using binoculars. 

These two cameras (available in Blue & Pink) have the following features:

  • 1.6" LCD Preview ScreenBuilt in digital flash
  • Holds up to 60 Pictures - expandable slot to hold additional photos
  • Connects via USB cord to your PC to download and share photos (camera software CD included)
  • Takes 4 "AA" batteries

Digital Camera for Older Kids & Teens

#5 Camera, DC3185 3.2 Mp Cmos, 1.1 Inch LCD - Ages 8+

The last camera for kids is suitable for older children and even teenagers. It takes higher resolution photos than most preschooler-oriented cameras. It is very affordable and is actually less expensive then other digital cameras for children, however it is not designed for preschoolers. I'd recommended this camera for children ages 8+. It is very suitable because of it's low cost - if it is lost, stolen or damaged, you are not out $200.

This camera has the following features:

  • 1.1" LCD Preview Screen
  • 3.2 Megapixels
  • Holds 16 MB of photos - expandable memory slot to hold more
  • Connects via USB to computer to download and share photos
  • Takes 3 "AAA" batteries (included)

Activities for Your Child & Their New Digital Camera

After buying your child a digital camera, encourage them to bring them on trips to the zoo, playground, etc., to capture photos of animals, fun objects and other interesting scenery. You can then print off their pictures and create your own photo story books! Have your child take pictures of your friends to make personalized gifts. The creative possibilities when it comes to your child and digital cameras are endless.

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kid digital cameras 6 years ago

Nice blog and very informative! I just want to share here. My kid really likes his fisher-price camera. He takes anywhere he goes and take pictures with it. It's a great activity for him.


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Teresa Schultz 6 years ago from East London, in South Africa

That last camera for older kids is a really great price. My boys are 11 and 12 and I bought them cameras about 18 months ago - although my boys' cameras are 7.1 megapixels as compared to the 3.2 megapixels older child one you describe, they were quite a lot more expensive. The 3.2 megapixels camera you describe here is extremely inexpensive for a first timer, or for little kids moving on to bigger boys "toys." Helpful hub - thanks.

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