Best Digital Cameras for Kids: Say Cheese!
Kids love taking photos. And we've come a long way since the now vintage Fisher Price camera above. Sigh. Digital is great for kids--instant gratification and no costly film development or film to load. Below you'll find 6 excellent camera options for kids--and hopefully they'll leave your precious camera alone once they have one of their own!
Fisher Price Kid-Tough Digital Camera ($90)Durable and easy for little hands to hold, you can find this camera in blue and pink. 8MB of built-in memory plus SD memory card slot, 1.3-inch LCD preview screen and photo-editing software. Requires 4 AA batteries. Read our previous coverage here. Ages 3-6.
Uncle Milton Digital World Kids Camera ($80)Again, the stealth child will appreciate this camouflage-styled digital camera. Kids can hang this weather-resistant camera from trees and capture wildlife in action with the time-lapse mode and motion sensor. 32MB of built-in memory plus SD memory card slot and 1-inch LCD preview screen. Requires 4 AA batteries. Ages 8 and up.
Vtech Kidzoom Digital Camera ($60)This camera plugs directly into your TV or PC, allowing you to view a slideshow of junior's photos and videos. 16MB of built-in memory plus SD memory card slot, 1.8-inch LCD preview screen and photo-editing software. Requires 4 AA batteries. Available in blue, pink and orange. Ages 3-6.
Disney Pix Click 2.0 ($40-50)This camera offers a 1-inch LCD screen for viewing shots and the ability to add images of favorite Disney characters to photos. Available in a variety of Disney themes like Hannah Montana, Tinkerbell, Cars and Pirates of the Caribbbean. Built-in memory holds over 300 photos. Requires 2 AA batteries.
Jazz Underwater Flash Digital Camera ($38)If you've got a water baby on your hands, send him out for a swim with this 1.3-megapixel digital camera. Works in depths up to 9 feet and is equipped with video capability and a flash. 8MB of built-in memory holds 312 photos. Requires 2 AA batteries. Can't wait to see that sea monster!
Digital Spy Camera ($18)Okay, grown ups might get a kick out of this as well, but now your little recon enthusiast can don these sunglasses and push the secret button to take photos. The picture quality is weak, but it's about the mission not the evidence! Requires 1 AAA battery. Ages 8-12.
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Posted by Susan Moriarty at November 26, 2008 9:04 AM