Best Toy Cameras for Kids & Toddlers – 2020 Buyer’s Guide

If your kid is 3-6 years old, you might want to consider buying them a toy camera.

For your convenience, we summarized the main aspects in the following table:

Comparison of the Best Toy Cameras for Kids & Toddlers

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  • Features five bonus games included
  • Micro USB cable allows convenient and easy photo sharing
  • Rear-facing camera makes taking selfies easy
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  • Photos can be edited with fun effects
  • Offers 18 inch color screen and 13 megapixel camera
  • Able to record video and voice in high quality
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  • Features big buttons and simple controls
  • Photos can be edited with more than fifty silly effects
  • Can store up to 1 000 photos onboard
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  • Rotating lens allows for easy self-portrait adventures
  • Saves battery life by shutting off after 3 minutes of non-use
  • Features five silly voice-changing effects
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  • Features wrist strap and three mounts
  • Waterproof case improves toughness and durability
  • Designed to be lightweight with a slim profile
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Best Toy Cameras Reviews

Let's take a look at this year's top picks.

VTech Kidizoom Duo Selfie Camera, Amazon Exclusive, Pink

One of the best VTech kids toy cameras in the market today, with almost all what young kids like and need. Very durable, easy to grab and use. It includes 2 cameras, one for selfie (which is extremely popular these days), and some special features your kid will find very appealing – 5 built in games (allowing your kid to enhance each photo with stamps, frames and more), voice recording with 5 different effect, movie taking and more.

Camera Features

  • 2 cameras (one for selfie) – front: 1600*1200 pixels, rear: 640*480 pixels
  • Zoom – 4X
  • Built in auto flash
  • 2.4" TFT color screen
  • Built in memory – 256 MB
  • Weight – 1.3 pound
  • Colors – PinkBlue

Extra Features

  • 5 built in games
  • Voice recording (5 voice changing effects)
  • Movie taking
  • Picture optimization mechanism
  • Automatic shut-off after 3 minutes without operation, to preserve battery life

Accessories:

VTech KidiZoom Camera Pix, Pink

A very popular VTech product. It has less features than the VTech Kidizoom DUO Camera (and it's less expensive) but kids just love it. A very safe, durable and easy to use toy camera. It includes some special features your kid will enjoy – pictures can be edited using wacky effects, video recording with sound effects and 3 built in games.

Camera Features

  • 1.3 Mega pixel camera
  • Zoom – 4X
  • 1.8" color screen
  • Built in memory – 128 MB
  • Weight – 13.6 ounces
  • Colors – PinkBlue
  • USB cable included

Extra Features

  • 3 built in games
  • Voice recording (5 voice changing effects)
  • Movie taking

Playskool Showcam 2-in-1 Digital Camera and Projector (Gray)

Even though we categorize it as a toy camera, it can also be used by older kids (up to 7 years old). In addition to a camera it has a projector with 3 presentation options, so your young photographer can present their art and hear your feedback (which is a significant step in making your kid a photographer – click here to learn how to Guide and Give Feedback). It is relatively easy to use, it's big enough for small kids and has big and colorful buttons. The Playskool Showcam has a built in editing feature, where your kid can add stamps, frames, animations and more.

Camera Features

  • 2 megapixel camera
  • Built in memory – approx. 1000 photos can be stored
  • Weight – 1.4 pounds
  • Colors – GrayWhite

Extra Features

  • Projector with 3 presentation options
  • Photo editing feature
  • Built in editing
  • NO video capabilities

VTech Kidizoom Spin and Smile Camera, Blue

Another great toy camera from VTech. Most of its features are similar to the VTech Kidizoom DUO Camera, with some changes. The camera has twisting lenses so your kid can take pictures with different colors, just by rotating the rotary ring which is placed at the front of the camera. In addition it has a very cool animation making feature, 5 built in games, voice recording and movie taking. It's durable and very easy to use.

Camera Features

  • 2 megapixel camera
  • Zoom – 4X
  • 2.2" TFT color screen
  • Built in memory – 256 MB
  • Weight – 1.3 pound
  • Colors – Violet PinkBlue
  • USB cable included

Extra Features

  • Twisting lenses
  • Animation maker
  • Voice recording (5 voice changing effects)
  • Movie taking
  • Automatic shut-off after 3 minutes without operation, to preserve battery life

VTech Kidizoom Action Cam, Yellow

This toy camera is sports / adventures oriented, often called a "GoPro for kids". It includes 2 mounts that can be attached to your kid's bike, skateboard and more. It's waterproof (up to 6 feet) and very durable. It can be used for video and photos, and like other VTech products, your kid can explore their creativity with fun effects, frames and photo filters.

Camera Features

  • 1.4" LCD color screen
  • Weight – 1.2 pound
  • Colors – Yellow/BlackPurple
  • USB cable included
  • No zoom

Extra Features

  • Waterproof
  • 2 mounts for bike, skateboard, etc.
  • Built in games and effects

Aspects to Consider Before Buying

Toy camera's main attributes:

Size 

must be easy to grab and operate by your kid, taking into account that their motor skills are not fully developed yet.

Durability 

Will it break immediately? Or survive your all of your child's “durability tests”?

Usability 

A screen rather than a viewfinder.

Functionality 

Basic level is enough.

Shape and Color

Very important for younger kids.