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With the seamless integration of technology in our everyday life and kids being more creatively active than ever, it only makes sense to channel this creativity in a way that allows gadgets to do all the heavy lifting. We’ve listed down the best cameras for kids that are guaranteed to keep them engrossed in creative pursuits. 

Polaroid One Step 2 VF Instant Film
Polaroid One Step 2 VF Instant Film

Many of us adults can recall the joy of owning a Polaroid in our childhoods. OneStep 2 now brings that joy to your kids. It embraces a retro design inspired by the original OneStep from the 1970s, and is just as easy to use. It may be a tad bit technical for younger kids, but middle-aged teens will certainly appreciate its large, square-format instant prints (using Polaroid I-Type film).

Price: Rs 10,499 (approx)

Nikon Coolpix W100
Nikon CoolPix W100
Nikon CoolPix W100

The CoolPix series started nearly a decade ago and has been a household staple since. It isn’t complicated and is efficient enough to produce a great image. While it was a hype back then, it’s a great beginner’s tool for teenagers who have a creative eye for things. It also uses icons, rather than words, for many of the settings, which is another bonus. Waterproof and shockproof, it is well placed for a trip to the park or a bit of rough play.

Price: Rs 10,400

GoPro Hero7
GoPro Hero7

GoPro’s entry-level camera is a cheap and cheerful option for kids, giving you a rugged and waterproof action camera for under Rs 30,000. Kids will likely feel at home with its touchscreen operation and simplified settings that make it easy to capture quick videos and photos. It shoots Full HD, rather than 4K, but otherwise for the price it’s actually extremely well featured, making it something the whole family might want to borrow. Undoubtedly the most professional piece on the best cameras for kids list.

Price: Rs 30,000

Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 Instant Film
Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 Instant Film

As cute as it gets, Fujifilm’s Instax Mini is a sweet camera that introduces kids to the notion of analogue photography. While it is very reasonably priced, you’ll be spending a lot more on film once your kid gets snappy with this one. One of the most fun aspects of the Instax Mini 70 is the selfie mode. The camera is quite basic and is meant for capturing light-hearted fun moments.

Price: Rs 7,499

Olympus TG-5 Waterproof Camera
Olympus TG-5 Waterproof Camera
Olympus TG-5 Waterproof Camera

Kids aren’t necessarily as careful with tech tools as they should be which is why they need something that’s more reinforced. To aid this, we’d recommend the Olympus TG-5 camera that’s waterproof too. It’s Action Track Sensors record location, temperature, and direction, and its altitude data bring your images and video to life, perfect for adventure and watersports

Price: Rs 32,999

 

 

Mikhail Gomes
Senior Features Writer
A watch aficionado, Gomes also enjoys learning about fine whiskies, and one day hopes to establish his own menswear label. At Lifestyle Asia India, he writes on watches, menswear, auto and tech.