The Fisher Price Kid Tough See Yourself Camera is available in black and purple and is recommended for kids between 3 and 7 years old. The Fisher Price brand is generally associated with good quality and durability, so how does this product measure up?
Features of the Kid Tough See Yourself
- 180-degree rotating lens
- 4 x digital zoom
- 1.8-inch colour LCD screen
- 256 MB built-in memory
- SD slot
- In-camera editing features
What sets this Fisher Price Kid Tough Camera apart from standard children’s digital models is its 180-degree rotating lens, which lets kids take pictures of themselves and then quickly spin the lens around to carry on snapping scenes in front of them. The lens can be moved to three different positions: forward, upward and backward, creating endless photo opportunities. A small green check mark will appear on the screen when it is the right moment to take a picture, helping kids to snap at the right time.
Features like this help keep kids interested in these interactive toys, ensuring that you are really getting your money’s worth!
This model has oversized buttons, making it easy for kids to control the settings and capture whatever their hearts desire. Another major plus is the durability factor. The thick rubber casing makes this camera ultra tough and able to stand up to being dropped, stood on and tossed around, time after time!
You can download software on your PC to load the images into, making it easy to create albums and cards, add a ton of special effects and share the creations with family and friends. The in-camera fun special effects include different backgrounds, frames and funny faces.
To connect the See Yourself Camera to your computer you will need to use a USB cable (not included; some models we have reviewed do include a USB cable, so it’s a shame this one doesn’t). It is then really straightforward to download your images and view them on a larger screen. You can also download software from the Fisher Price website to organise your pictures, add special effects and compile photo albums to share online with others. Note: you can only edit pictures on a PC and not a Mac, although you can view and save pictures on a Mac.
In some camera / video combinations, it is common to find that the quality of one function is far higher than the other. Often, the video recording is disappointing. In this case, however, testers found that the moving picture and sound quality was surprisingly impressive.
We think one of the best features of the See Yourself Camera is the huge range of additional extras. There are literally hundreds of special effect combinations you can try out, both from the built-in editing features and the downloadable software. The See Yourself comes with an instruction booklet, which has very clear directions for the editing features that any child who is able to read will find easy to understand.
On the down side, it is possibly too easy for kids to delete images accidentally, but this is a very small criticism and on the whole this camera is a really good cross between an interactive toy and a real one. At around $70, it is not the cheapest option on the market, but all the added extras make it good value for money. If you buy this Fisher-Price Kid Tough See Yourself Camera for a 3 year old, it should keep them happy for the next 2 – 3 years.