Photography is a wonderful hobby – and for some, it’s even a job. Luck you. I don’t think you can start early enough with taking pictures. Photography is art. And it’s fun.
Kids can’t start early enough
So I have decided to gift my daughter her first digital camera. She’ll be seven years old (pssst – don’t tell her yet). It’ll be a Nikon Coolpix W100. I’m a fan of Nikon myself, and I like that they have a camera that is customized for kids. In fact, one of my daughter’s classmates has this camera – and takes some very nice pictures with it. If your kids are still smaller, and you want to add the extra “toy factor”, consider the VTech Kidizoom Duo 5.0 Deluxe.
Nikon Coolpix W100
Fully featured digital camera for kids from one of the leading camera manufacturers in the world. Waterproof up to 10m, shockproof up to 1.8m, freezeproof down to -10°C, helps to survive everyday kids life. Built-in Wifi, NFC and Bluetooth Low Energy (BFE). Comes with 13.2 MP image sensor and 3x optical zoom lens. This is a professional digital camera, just customized for kids. (Note: the white color version is cheaper). Perfect for kids 6 years and older.
VTech Kidizoom Duo 5.0 Deluxe
This is a less professional camera, and more a toy, although it also makes very good pictures. It has a 5MP image sensor and a VGA rear camera for selfies. It comes with 256 MB built-in memory and is expandable with microSD/microSDHC. It also has a built-in MP3 player, speaker and comes with headphones. It’s a great gift that keeps kids busy. You’ll need 4 AA batteries. Perfect for kids 3 to 8 years old.