Most kids love cameras, but few parents want to pass off their pricey devices to a 4-year-old, who is more likely to take pictures of ants than family members or a sunset. That being said, photography is a marvelous art form for kids to test out and the earlier they hone in on their eye for photo-worthy moments, the better photographer they will become.
While Disney has the market cornered on licensed character cameras, there are plenty of fun, novelty cameras that look slightly more authentic and professional than those with The Cheetah Girls or High School Musical labels. The Lomography Fisheye Camera, $38, is not only inexpensive and durable, but it's a collectible, limited-edition Lomography camera has a 170-degree view that compacts everything into a distorted circular image. It turns regular pictures (like those taken by experimental tots) into introspective pieces of art.