Waterproof Cameras For Kids
Kids Will Love These Rugged Digital Cameras
The nice thing about waterproof cameras for kids is that they're are also great on land, so kids can have the joy of taking pictures while at play in the pool or simply having fun outdoors with their friends.
Kids love to take photos, but parents don't always love loaning them an expensive camera. If you don't want to take chances with your expensive equipment, be on the safe side and make sure your child has a waterproof camera of his or her own. The models shown on this page are amazing fully functioning waterproof digital cameras that kids can use both above and below water, and they're available in colors and designs children will love.
(Image: Nikon COOLPIX S30 available at Amazon.com. See link below.)
What to Look for in a Kids Camera - Three features you don't want to miss
There are hundreds of new compact cameras on the market at any given time, plus many others you could buy used on sites such as eBay or Craigslist. But not all of them are appropriate for kids. Here are three important features to look for in a camera for kids.
- Rugged design
Kids can be rough on electronics, so be sure to get a model that's tough enough for a bit of abuse.
- Simple controls
Even adults can be confused by the complicated menus on some cameras. You'll want to be sure the model you choose for your kids is simple to use.
- Good picture quality
Even if it's tough and easy to use, if it doesn't take good pictures, you're wasting your money. Look for a brand you know and trust.
(Photo by Lisa Howard)
Featured Waterproof Camera for Kids - Nikon S31 is the best Nikon for kids
Nikon has long been a favorite brand of professional photographers and serious amateurs. Its name is synonymous with quality, so the new Nikon S31 underwater camera for kids should be be popular with shutterbug parents who want to give their kids a top quality camera that will stand up to the rough treatment that kids can dish out. It's one of the two available Nikon waterproof cameras, and It's packed with fun features kids will love, such as the ability to add digital frames to your photos, change the camera sounds, create albums and slideshows, and add creative effects to your images.
I own the previous version of this camera (the Coolpix S30). It's simple enough for my 5-year-old daughter to use, but the quality of photos and HD videos makes it fun for everyone in the family to use. The Coolpix S31 just improves on an already good product.
Another Waterproof Camera Kids Will Love - Snorkeling mask with a built-in camera
The Liquid Image camera mask is a perfect underwater camera for kids because it has simple one-button operation, and there's no fear of fumbling and dropping it to the bottom of the pool, lake or ocean. It's a great choice for hands-free underwater photography while snorkeling or swimming. Kids will love shooting both video and still photos with the camera built right into the mask.
Sample Photo from the Nikon S30
Coleman C4WP-Y - An inexpensive choice for kids or adults
Coleman's waterproof Coleman C4WP-Y is designed for kids and teens, and the under-$100 price tag and bright yellow color are sure to make you smile. And parents won't need to worry about the kids dropping this one because it's also shock resistant.
Inexpensive Waterproof Cameras for Kids - Underwater toy camera
If you're looking for a cheap underwater camera for kids, this one is easy on the pocketbook. It only offers a very low 1.3 MP resolution, so don't expect to get quality photos from this one, but if you want something cheap that your kids can play with, this one is priced right. Bigger kids who care more about quality probably won't enjoy this one as much as some of the others on this page, but little kids can still have fun playing with it in the water.
More Underwater Camera Options - Find other styles to choose from
Many waterproof cameras for kids come in fun colors and with favorite characters on them, and new models are being introduced all the time. If you didn't see anything you like above, take a look at some of the other models available below.
Best Waterproof Cameras For Kids Videos - See an underwater camera in action
Want to see how these devices work? Take a look at these videos.
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