Over the last few years, a kids digital camera has been an addition to many a child’s birthday or Christmas wish list. As a conservative estimate, around 2.5 billion people around the world now own a digital camera! So it is no wonder that the market for digital cameras for kids is growing rapidly.
Digital cameras for kids are loads of fun for daily life as well as the big special occasions – birthdays, Christmas and family vacations. Encouraging children to watch out for interesting or funny scenes to capture helps with creativity, organisation and self-confidence, and is a great way to keep them entertained. As well as being good fun, digital photography has many educational and developmental benefits for kids. Learning to take photographs enhances hand eye coordination and improves social skills.
The advantage of digital images over traditional photography for kids is that they can see the result immediately. No need to wait for the pictures to be developed! This means kids can hone their photography skills as they can make changes to their subject on the spot and carry on snapping until they get the shot they are happy with!
Of course, the quality of your kids’ images are not going to match that of pictures taken with a regular digital camera. But this isn’t really the point, as you will love the pictures your little one takes, regardless of the quality!
Mattel’s “see what happens when you play with Barbie” slogan is a great one for this photo fashion doll, a Barbie that takes pictures, just like a ‘regular’ digital camera! It is designed for girls of six years and up, who love fashion and Barbie and who maybe want to be a fashion model, fashion designer or photographer when they grow up! This Barbie with a camera inside of her that takes real pictures comes with simple instructions so your child will soon be taking some great images! Just push the heart-shaped button on Barbie’s belt to turn the camera … Continue reading
This great little camera from Oregon Scientific certainly lives up to the “Fun” in its name, Hands-Free Fun Movie Camera for Kids. This model, the AC01-18 will enable your kids to have a fully functional, hands-free movie camera producing digital recordings of 640 x 480 VGA resolution, delivering thirty frames per second. What does all that mean? It means that your child is going to have loads of fun! The camera can be mounted either on a cycle helmet or on the handle bars of their bike using the mounts included. Then when they have captured the action, they can … Continue reading
For sporty teens who want to capture the action as it happens, why not consider the Looxcie LX2 hands free video camera. It is a really small and unobtrusive camera that weighs less than one ounce but which can double as a Bluetooth head set when clipped over one ear. It has a range of options which enable it to be clipped to a baseball cap or vented cycle helmet – and for adult users a screen mount for in-car use too! Most teens love skateboarding, snowboarding, mountain biking and all sorts of outdoor sports. With this Looxcie video camera … Continue reading
The Kodak EasyShare Sport Digital Camera, also known as the Kodak C123, is available in three colors (blue, red and gray) and retails at around $100 – $135. (We’re not sure why Amazon is selling the red one for way more than the other colors right now!) We think this is a really good camera for teenagers. For starters, it is affordable. You won’t find many 12 mega pixel digital cameras that can be used underwater up to 10 ft, give you HD quality images and make sharing your pics to multiple social networks so simple. Features of the … Continue reading
If you’re searching for a cool, compact video camera for your youngster, consider the Kodak PlayFull. It records 720p HD video and is small and sleek enough to be carried around 24 / 7 in any pocket or purse. In fact, it is only around the size of a credit card. Available right now at under $50 (last checked, May 5th 2013), the offers good value for money. Features of the Kodak Playfull waterproof video camera Waterproof, dust-proof and drop-proof! 2-inch LCD display Easy email and uploading with the Kodak Share button Built-in image stabilization Smart face tracking technology Macro … Continue reading
The Aiptek 3D Camcorder is an affordable, compact 3D video recorder that is ideal as a first camcorder for an older child or a teenager. With the price now slashed, it is an affordable option and shows that there is really need no need to spend a lot of money on a first digital camcorder for your child – ! Features of the Aiptek Video Recorder Shoot 3D videos and still images Dual HD CMOS Sensors 3D LCD playback screen Expandable SD card slot for up to 32 GB of additional memory If you love 3D, the Aiptek High Definition … Continue reading
Nowadays, children’s every day experiences encompass so much digital technology, computer games, programmable and remote control toys as well as interactive whiteboards once they start at school. Digital cameras are another area where interactive technology has become available at very low cost for even the youngest of children. Parents and educators are seeing kids digital cameras as more than fun toys, they are seeing them as a way to encourage children in a range of educational and developmental activities. Learning to use a digital camera can provide even shy and withdrawn children with a boost to their self-esteem. It can … Continue reading
The kit includes a kids digital camera, a carry case, a photo editing CD and a USB cable to connect it to a laptop or PC. It also comes with a scrapbooking kit, including pastel colored printer paper, a notepad, markers, a glitter glue pen, children’s scallop scissors and a sheet of stickers. At around $30, this item is very reasonably priced. But is it really value for money? Features of the Crayola Digital Camera 2.1 mega pixel resolution Limited internal memory SD slot LCD preview screen Additional accessories: carry case, USB cable and scrapbooking kit As with all kids’ … Continue reading
The is an affordable compact camcorder, perfect if you want to invest in a first video camera for a teen (or a younger child you can trust to look after it). Available in either or , it retails at around $50, which is a pretty good price for such a sleek, functional gadget. Features of the Kodak Mini Video Camera One touch recording for both audio and video Simple layout makes it easy to use 2GB micro SD memory card included Expandable card slot for adding extra memory Built-in battery is rechargeable Pop out USB arm for no-fuss video sharing … Continue reading
The may look like a toy, but it is actually a fantastic first camera for kids and receives awesome reviews. Retailing at under $55, it offers great value for money if you are looking for a digital camera under $100 for 3 to 7 year olds. Update- this camera is now more expensive, I guess it has been so popular, it is getting hard to find! Features of the Vtech Lightning McQueen camera 256MB built in memory stores up to 500 images or 10 minutes of video Add extra storage space with an SD card (not included) Comes with an … Continue reading