Camera recommendations for an 8 year old girl please?

(11 Posts)
Oh2beatsea Sun 18-Oct-15 08:52:05

I am looking for a proper compact digital camera (preferably coloured) for my 8 year old. She has grown out of the chunky children's one that she's had for a few years.
Any recommendations for a reasonably priced one (£40 or under) that takes decent photos?
Thanks

Whatsername24 Mon 19-Oct-15 00:16:52

Ever so slightly over budget at £49.99 but my friend's 8 year old D had this one for her birthday, she found it easy to use very quickly and was snapping away with it at her party.
www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/3591671.htm

LaughingHyena Mon 19-Oct-15 11:49:19

DD has the same one that Whatsername posted above. It seems OK, the picture quality is good. We had a previous version of the same camera, on which the button stopped working. Was still under warranty and replaced by Argos with this one.

DS has a vivtar one, don't think it's a current model as he's had it for a while (3 or 4 years). Again it's lasted OK, though it doesn't have the features & picture quality of the nikon. Often see them around £20 - £30 on offer though.

ChipperNipper Mon 19-Oct-15 17:44:42

Watching with interest as I'm after the same thing

Oh2beatsea Tue 20-Oct-15 21:47:01

Oh thanks. I have looked at the purple one online.

daisydalrymple Wed 21-Oct-15 09:50:55

I actually have the purple one myself, and it's just stopped working - a month out of warranty. It's been a bit unreliable too.

wintersdawn Wed 21-Oct-15 10:14:50

I've seen a bright pink one in pc world for £29. I'll see if I can find a link.

wintersdawn Wed 21-Oct-15 10:16:59

www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/cameras-and-camcorders/digital-cameras/compact-and-bridge-cameras/vivitar-t426-tough-digital-camera-pink-10137473-pdt.html

TobleroneBoo Wed 21-Oct-15 11:30:30

Boots are doing £25 off kids cameras, but they might be a bit too kiddy...

www.boots.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CatalogSearchResultView?storeId=10052&st=specificPromo&promoName=Online+only+%26%2345%3B+Offer+of+the+week+%26%2345%3B+Only+%26%23163%3B25+on+selected+Kids+cameras&langId=-1&catalogId=11051

ChipperNipper Wed 21-Oct-15 20:07:46

I bought dd1 a vivitar one last year and it was rubbish. I am now avoiding that brand.

I'm shocked the price of cameras hasnt dropped sharply considering most people use their phones

Shesaysso Wed 21-Oct-15 20:42:17

A Nikon Coolpix - around £80 but worth it. Very child friendly and they can record video too. Only downside is batteries need recharging a fair bit.

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