Kids today love taking photos, especially selfies. But they also like to take pictures with instant camerasthose cameras that immediately print pictures. These make for the best memories, whether it’s hanging out with their best friends or traveling on spring break. But, like everything cameras, not all instant cameras are created equal. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the best instant cameras for kids.
1.Fujifilm Instax Mini
Available in a number of eye-catching colors kids will love, the Fujifilm Instax Mini is a great introduction for kids to instant cameras. Simple to use, kids just have to press the big buttons to aim and shoot, making this one of the best instant cameras for kids. Features include a macro lens for close-ups, a high-key mode for dramatic effects and a built-in selfie mirror. Using instax moviethis camera prints 2.13 inch by 3.4 inch photos.
2. Polaroid Snap Digital
Compact and colorful, the Polaroid Snap Digital is ideal for kids who just want to point and shoot to capture their memories. Six unique picture modes come with different tones and filters so they can customize pictures as they want. One of the instant camera’s best features is zero-ink technology, called ZINK; neither children nor parents should fight with ink, toner Or cartridges. Simply insert up to 10 2-inch by 2-inch sheets photo paperand you are good to go.
3. Canon IVY CLIQ
With the 5.0 megapixel instant camera, kids can start taking pictures with just the click of a button. Canon IVY CLIQ features include an auto flash, selfie mirror and a MicroSD card location to save images. There’s even a reprint button so you can print duplicate photos to share with all your friends. Using ZINK technology, this camera prints smudge-free 2-inch-by-3-inch or 2-inch-by-2-inch photos on peel and stick photo paper.
4. KODAK Printomatic Digital Instant Print Camera
At less than $50, the KODAK Printomatic Digital Camera is the most affordable option on the list. This compact camera is easy for kids to use and weighs less than a pound. Available in six fun colors, the Printomatic lets you save photos to a microSD card or print them immediately on KODAK ZINC Photo Paper.
5. Fujifilm INSTAX Wide 300 Instant Camera
Better for older kids and teens due to its heavier features and weight, the Fujifilm INSTAX Wide 300 Instant Camera comes with two film packs, a set of batteries and a camera case. Allowing your teen to experiment with multiple exposures, shutter speeds and more to create photos you can’t wait to share.
6. Instax Square SQ6 Camera
THE Instax Square SQ6 Camera is more expensive, making it more suitable as a higher-level instant camera for teens and tweens who have shown a genuine interest in photography. Available in five colors, this ultra-compact camera is perfect for travel. It has both a self-timer for full family portraits and a selfie timer if your child wants to take pictures with friends. THE complete accessory kit delivered with a protective case and a photo album of 80 photos.
7. Dragon Touch InstantFun Instant Print Camera
Designed for children ages 4 to 11, the Dragon Touch InstantFun Instant Print Camera comes with five simple, easy-to-use buttons that will have kids snapping away in minutes. Available in pink or blue, the camera also has a 2-inch screen to line up your shot, as well as built-in effect filters, frames, maps and line art to personalize each image. A look at customer reviews shows parents raving that this is a great starter camera for kids.
8. Polaroid Go Starter Set
For teens and tweens who want to go retro, the Polaroid Go starter set is the perfect choice. The design emulates the original polaroid years spent in pocket packaging. Small enough to wear on a lanyard around your neck, this little camera features a selfie timer, self-timer and USB charging capabilities. It comes with a dual pack of Polaroid Go film, which, like film of the past, allows the photo to come to life as it develops.
For nearly 20 years, Karon Warren has traveled the world in search of adventure, unique personalities and a new perspective on the world around us. When she gets the chance, Karon takes her family – her husband William and her children Elizabeth and David – along for the experience. You can follow her on instagram, Facebookand on his blog, This girl travels.
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