When it comes to cameras, children and holidays it can be a bit of a minefield. Not only do you want something that takes great pictures, you also want something that’s simple for the whole family to use, that will slip into your pocket and that will withstand being thrown into a suitcase and handled by grubby fingers. So to help you find the perfect camera that will capture all the family memories this summer, here’s a just a few of our top picks…
A camera with two screens, this is a perfect family holiday camera. The smaller screen on the front, makes it easy to take self portraits (which the kids will love) and you can even show videos on the smaller screen to capture the attention of young children and babies, keeping them focused on the screen.
The handy jumpshot feature gives you a countdown to an action (such as a jump!) and takes three shots in a row, helping to capture the moment. There’s image stabilisation for action shots and kids will love the Magic Frames for the pictures, and the detailed pictures will look great whether they’re uploaded to Facebook or printed out and framed.
A compact camera with a tiny pricetag, this is a nifty little camera that easily slips into your pocket or handbag. Its sturdy build means you won’t mind handing it over to the kids to have a play, and if you like to share your photos with friends and family at home, then this could well be the camera for you. This is an ‘easyshare’ camera which means that you can simultaneously upload to YouTube, Facebook and your email, so your contacts at home can see what you’re getting up to on holiday. The M200 also has a handy self timer and a little mirror on the front of the camera, to help align your self portrait shots.
If you’d really rather not hand over your camera to the mercy of your kids, then you can always let them practice their budding photography skills with their own kids camera. With plenty of cute designs to choose from, why would they want your camera when they can play with their own? We love this Hello Kitty camera, with it’s own cute carry case to keep it protected, or for boys, what could be cooler than their very own Star Wars camera?
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