As per the latest study, 7-10 years old is the period during which a child nourishes and develops. He learns from his environment and makes memories. 

So, why not give him something like a camera that he can use to capture these beautiful memories?

But here comes another question, what could be the best camera for a 10-year-old? The right cam for a kid should be compact, robust, and waterproof. 

Don’t worry. You don’t have to do a lot of research to find the best product for your kid. With 7 years of experience in this industry, I have listed the best action cameras for your 10-year-old. There are also some tips in the form of FAQs to answer your most burning queries.

So, relax, grab a nice cup of coffee and let’s get into it!

Ourlife Kids Waterproof Action Camera:

USER RATING: 5/5
5/5

Overview:

A cam that your kids are absolutely going to love, the Ourlife kids waterproof action camera comes in various colors like navy, pink and blue to grab the attention of the kids and children. It’s a pretty useful camera for everyone aged between 4 to 12 years.

Water-proof:

One of the best features that got me hooked is its waterproofing (100 feet). Plus, the camera’s casing is made of non-toxic material and is designed with doodles/cartoons to make the product more kid-centric.

Image And Video Quality:

The front of the Ourlife kids action camera houses an 8 MP sensor that can record 1080p HD videos and images with 2K resolution. Being a $40 action camera, I consider the video quality and image quality is quite good for minors. Photos and videos have details, yet I observe image noise when the light/angle changes.

Similarly, I also feel that this camera struggles a bit under low light conditions. I would recommend GoPro hero 7 if your kid is more into night shots.

LCD screen:

The rear of the Ourlife cam has a 45mm LCD screen. It is a feature that your kid doesn’t want to skirt. This mini screen allows him to compose, control the camera, and easily view photos and videos. The screen’s brightness is pretty okay and has good readability under the sun.

Modes:

On top of all, this action camera has 7 filters to enchant children and kids. Plus, other modes like 6- different funny picture frames, auto face detection, anti-glare technology, and time-lapse are also there.

Specification:

Things to Buy:

  • Waterproofing
  • Have a reasonable price bracket
  • Comes with various accessories

Things to Avoid:

  • The video quality is not too good
  • Suffers in low light

PROGRACE Kids Waterproof Camera:

USER RATING: 4.9/5
4.7/5

Overview:

ROGRACE kids camera is the best for the kids and small hands due to its small size and comfortable grip. This camera also got a sturdy design and good aesthetics, perfect for children.

Performance:

For $40, the images and videos are pretty decent. It can take 5 MP images and can record 1080p videos. The resulting images are quite good for a child to play around with and have fun with. Burst shooting and time-lapse modes are also there to double the fun for the kids.

Screen:

There is a 50 mm small screen on the backside of the camera. It’s an LCD screen that gives a preview of your footage. Also, your kid can hover around the easy-to-navigate menu through this mini screen.

Protection:

PROGRACE is a waterproof camera that supports IP68 water protection up to 100 feet. Besides, its sturdy case provides additional benefits like dust proofing, shock, and fall resistance.

Modes:

It has many filters, 40 photo frames, and 7 color video modes. Plus, there are some mini-games to enhance the fun factor for kids.

Specification:

Things to Buy:

  • Compact and durable camera
  • Good grip for small kids
  • Modes for kids

Things to Avoid:

  • Bad low light performance

AKASO EK7000 Action Camera:

USER RATING: 4.8/5
4.6/5

Overview:

AKASO EK700 is an affordable camera for someone who doesn’t want to spend too much on a GoPro like Hero 7. 

In its price range, it not only produces some decent footage but also comes with other side accessories to make it easy to use for your kid.

The camera focuses on the age bracket of 6 years to 16 years.

Performance:

For an $85 action camera, AKASO EK700 delivers really good performance. It captures 4k resolution at 25 frames per second. The 12 MP sensor delivers images enriched with details and has excellent color contrast.

Although the images are not full of details in a not-so-lit environment, these are not bad for a kid photographer.

Protection:

Although the camera itself is not water-proofed, it is splash-proof. But, for the use of a kid, this camera comes with an external casing that gives it protection from water to a great extent.

Modes:

AKASO EK700 comes with various modes that make it easy to use for kids. It also has a two-button remote control, through which your child can start/stop recordings. 

Similarly, the menu that your kid can access from the rear screen is quite simple. Although the screen is not touch control, you can use it to view photos/videos, change filters/modes, and operate the menu.

Stabilization:

The camera lacks any image stabilization, and to be frank; I don’t think this is a thing your kid will look for. Plus, any third-party gimbal can make it pretty easy to cover shakes and bumps in the video. 

Anyways, if you still want any stabilization, you can go for other alternatives like GoPro Hero 7 or AKASO EK700 pro.

Specification:

Things to Buy:

  • Affordable
  • Easy to use for a kid
  • 4k video resolution

Things to Avoid:

  • No touchscreen
  • The night result is not too good
  • Requires extra casing to give water protection that makes the camera somehow heavy

VTech Kidizoom Action Camera:

USER RATING: 4.4/5
4.4/5

Overview:

This action camera comes with a super bright yellow color to show that it’s meant for children. Plus, the features like a rugged body and protection against water make VTech Kidizoom a go-to choice for children both on land and under the water.

Screen:

The camera has a 35.5 mm LCD colored screen that lets the children see the photos and memories that they have captured. Besides, they can also edit the photos and cycle through the menu using this screen.

Performance:

The video resolution is not of great quality. But, as this camera is for the kids of the age bracket of 4-9 years, the quality doesn’t matter a lot unless your kid is serious about making life documentaries. 

It can record footage with a resolution of 640 x 480. On the other hand, VTech Kidizoom is not a good camera for low-light photography, owing to its 0.3 MP sensor.

Modes:

The VTech Kidizoom camera has various video modes and pre-downloaded filters to make it a more kids-loving camera. And, trust me, the editing part is quite easy that even an 8 years old can easily understand and do on his own.

Since VTech is a low-range camera, it also offers some unique features that are really helpful for an amateur vlogging kid. 

So, if you see a future social media star in your kids, or your child wants to capture some beautiful memories, you can think of the VTech Kidizooom action camera.

Specification:​

Things to Buy:

  • Budget-friendly
  • Strong build quality
  • Has many side accessories and mounts

Things to Avoid:

  • The image quality is not too good
  • It suffers in low light

GoPro Hero 7

USER RATING: 5/5
5/5

Overview:

GoPro Hero 7 is the cam I gifted to Charlotte; she’s a really cute 10-year-old daughter of my friend, Grayson. 

Although this GoPro may not be the one that’s equipped with the very high-tech features, it has everything that your kid can expect from an action camera. On top of that, Hero 7 is comparatively cheaper and still offers great results.

Performance:

The 4k resolution of the camera is a more-than-enough feature of GoPro Hero 7. Also, the hyper smooth technology by the company makes the video super smooth, perfect for the kids who want good results like AKASO AK700 and also want image stabilization. 

Although, the camera does heat up for prolonged use on higher resolution. But, you sort out this issue by using the camera at 1440 or 1080p resolution, and it also saves some battery

Protection:

GoPro Hero 7 is a water-protected camera. The body is made of rigid plastic and is durable. It means if your kid loves adventure, he can choose this camera without any second thought. 

The camera’s backside features a 50mm initiative LCD screen through which he can control the menu, view the footage and edit them. It’s a simple touch screen with good screen resolution and simple controls for even a 7 years old to understand.

Specification:​

Things to Buy:

  • 4K video recording
  • Image stabilization to eliminate the bumps in the video
  • Easy to use interface

Things to Avoid:

  • Can be expensive
  • Can get heat up

Frequently Asked Questions:

1- What has been the best action camera for 10 years old?

If your kid loves to do casual photography and wants to have fun with a camera, VTech Kidizoom Action Camera would be a good option. 

On the other hand, if your 10 years old is serious about photography or wants to do vlogging, you can get him a GoPro Hero 7.

2- What is the best age for a kid to get a camera?

GoPro 7 is the best age for a kid to have a camera. Because it is the time when he’s exploring the world, and he might want to make memories. Never get a camera for children under 3 years because they may put it in their mouth, which may be dangerous for their health.

3- What are the things that I should consider before buying a camera for a kid?

Since the kids are amateurs, they don’t know much about cameras. It would be best if you got them a cam that has the following things:

  • Easy to use interface
  • Biofriendly material
  • Strong and anti-shock body
  • Weather-resistant
  • Simple controls

Brett J.

I'm an enthusiastic American solo traveler. Since childhood, I had a great interest and passion for filmmaking; that's why I chose media sciences as a career and started Vlogging as a full-time profession.

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