The Fisher Price Video Camera has a blue outer casing and retails at under $50. Aimed at 3 – 6 year olds who want to make their own little home movies, it is one of the most popular on the market.
Some of this is down to the Fisher Price name, of course. This brand is well known for producing good quality toys that are built to last. Interactive toys, however, are quite different to regular toys. So how does the Kid Tough Video Camera perform?
Features of the Fisher Price Kid Tough Video Camera
- 1.4-inch color TFT screen
- USB cable included
- Record up to 15 minutes of video
- SD card slot for additional recording time
Like the Fisher Price Kid Tough Digital Camera for taking still images, this kids camcorder is tough and durable, built to withstand all the drops, kicks and rough play that are part and parcel with young children! This is one of the most important factors to look for in a kids model (whether for still images or video). No matter how great it is, if it breaks the first time it falls on the floor, it is no use.
The controls on this camcorder are really child- friendly, so minimum adult input should be required, and only for the very youngest of children. Within a few minutes, they should be good to go!
Our testers came back with some useful tips to make using this video recorder even better. First of all, invest in an inexpensive memory card for extra storage space. This means you don’t have to keep downloading the footage to the computer when you run out of space (which will happen very quickly as soon as your child realises how much fun filming is!). Secondly, try to do most of the filming in areas with lots of light (artificial or natural). If there’s not enough light in the room, the picture will be pretty dark. Kids probably won’t care about this, but you might find it frustrating.
As far as price goes, $50 is pretty reasonable for a video camera for kids of this standard and durability. It really does live up to its name, which makes it a great investment – the Fisher Price Video Camera could be something your family uses for years to come.