Vtech Kidizoom Spin & Smile Digital Camera Review

4 star rating

The Vtech Kidizoom Spin & Smile Digital Camera offers a fully functional digital camera, available in a blue or pink housing. Recommended as a kids digital camera for the 3 – 8 year age group, it is durable and easy to use.

Features of the Vtech Kidizoom Spin & Smile Digital Camera

2.0 mega pixels
4 x digital zoom
256 MB built-in memory
SD card slot
Video and sound recording function
Built-in flash
5 games included
Rotating lens
Includes USB cable, U/V cable and wrist strap

kids digital camera

The “Spin & Smile” element of this camera refers to the rotating lens, which is a really popular feature with kids of all ages – they all seem to love taking pictures of themselves! From younger kids who like to snap themselves making funny faces, to older children who do more serious posing, this is what sets this particular model apart from other children’s cameras. It’s really simple for children to flip the lens into position themselves, and sturdy enough that there is no danger of them breaking anything.

The built-in flash gives you a better quality of indoor pictures (a lot of kids cameras don’t come with a flash, meaning they perform far better outdoors than in).

The camera itself has rounded sides to make it easy for children to grip on to. The controls are simple to use, including a zoom wheel to activate the digital zoom. The dual viewfinders make it easy for kids to work out what they want to take pictures of, and they also have the full-color screen to help them out.

As well as taking regular pictures, the Spin & Smile gives your child the opportunity to get creative, with a ton of special effects at their fingertips, including distortion, funny hairstyles, bright frames and borders. This is one element that younger kids will need some guidance and supervision with until they get the hang of it. Movies can also be recorded and edited to add cartoon animation and a range of sound effects.


We think this camera would keep kids of up to 10 years old happy, due to the huge range of editing options.

Another great feature of the Spin & Smile is the addition of 5 preloaded games, which include a picture puzzle and a detective game. These are both educational and entertaining and are great for road trips and vacations when you need something to keep your little one amused.

Features Summary
At a glance…

  • Suitable for 3 – 10 years
  • Rotating lens
  • Built-in flash
  • Easy-to-use controls
  • Auto-off function shuts camera off after 3 minutes to preserve battery life
  • Impressive 256 MB built-in memory with up to 2 GB extra memory supported
  • Extremely durable

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