myFirst Camera 3 review: A fun kids' camera that enhances day trips

The myFirst Camera 3 provides lots of photographic entertainment for kids of all ages

My First Camera 3 being used by a small child
(Image: © Future | Kalum Carter)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Let's be honest, kids' cameras are not going to provide the best features or photo quality. They are more about the experience and the myFirst Camera 3 provides a fun and exciting introduction to photography. The full HD camera for photos and video enables kids to capture the world through their own eyes. I tested this camera with the help of my 18-month-old daughter, a tad bit younger than the target market, but she had a blast all the same, and it sparked a real interest in taking photos. The video quality was a bit of a letdown, however, the photos were great and she loved seeing what she had taken when we got home.


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    Selfie camera

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    Fun templates

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    Shockproof case

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    Small light


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    Not-so user friendly

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    Slow in AF mode

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    Poor video quality

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The myFirst Camera 3 was the first kid's camera that I used, and I didn't know what to expect. I think first and foremost, we need to look at the purpose of a kid's camera. This differs from adult cameras, as the experience of using the camera outweighs the camera's capabilities. So with this in mind, I listed the help of my 18-month-old daughter to gain a child's experience of using the camera. 

myFirst is a manufacturer that specializes in making electronics for kids. They produce cameras, phones, audio equipment, and more. As the products are designed for kids the ergonomics and features center around being both easy to use, of good quality, and being robust enough to withstand small children using them. The Camera 3 continues this ethos.

myFirst Camera 2

The myFirst Camera 2 is the predecessor to the Camera 3 and is a fantastic option for a kid's camera. Its 8MP camera captures great images and an included underwater housing allows the camera to be used underwater to 3M. 

VTech Kidizoom Duo 5.0

The VTech Kidizoom Duo 5.0 is one of the best cameras for kids and is now available at one of the lowest ever prices we have seen this for. Suitable for ages 3-9, this could make a great gift for someone in the family. There are two color options, this version is blue and orange.

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Kalum Carter
Staff Writer

Kalum Carter is a photographer, photo editor and writer based in the UK, and for almost a decade he has worked with brands and publications to create, edit, and sequence imagery. Having recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Photography from the University of the West of England (UWE), Kalum joined Digital Camera World as a Staff Writer, covering news, reviews, and his biggest passion – photography books! 

Kalum's photography has been published and exhibited around the world, and he continues to photograph on a project-by-project basis. He is currently working on a personal project capturing the people and landscape of Gower, South Wales. Currently untitled, this body of work will be exhibited for the National Trust later this year.