Buying a camera for children is just as complicated as choosing one when you’re an adult! So much depends on the child’s age, whether you want them to have a toy or an educational device they can learn from, and how much you want to invest in a camera that might get dropped in the sea, squashed into an unfinished dinner or spend its life at the bottom of a school bag. This is why we’ve split our best cameras for children into age-based sections, because each age range has very different needs. Tots and toddlers just want to have a bit of fun with a brightly-colored plaything, school-age kids will enjoy the fun factor of instant cameras, while older kids and teens will be a bit more serious about taking pictures and having a camera that isn’t a style disaster. Older students are another case entirely, as here a camera is a learning tool that could be a springboard to a creative career. Most of the cameras on our list are mainstream cameras that we think are particularly suitable for children. Some of the best instant cameras have the fun factor to keep kids occupied, the best point and shoot cameras are affordable to buy, but have a splash of style to suit...