The world of photography has gone digital and children are quickly becoming a huge part of that world. Buying a digital camera for your kids can be tricky though. There are so many different choices out there with way too many features and extras to list. So before you go out and buy the first camera you see, let’s talk about what you should look for in buying a digital camera for your child, and what they top 5 digital camera choices for kids are.
What to look for?
In your search for a kid friendly camera there are some certain criteria to keep in mind. Cameras come in many different arrays, sizes, colors, etc. as do our children. So each child is going to look at a camera differently. That’s why it’s so important to know what you’re looking for.
1.Durability is everything! Don’t go out and buy the cheapest camera you can find. You want one that will be durable enough to stand being dropped, kicked, and rained on. Hopefully they will try and take better care of it than that, but there’s always the chance that these things can and will happen. Chances are the cheapest camera is the cheapest for a reason. If they let you take it for a test run in the store and you “accidentally” dropped it, do you think it would still work after that? Probably not. Get something with some substance, even if it costs a little more.
2.Keep it simple. You don’t want or need a digital camera with tons of buttons, bells, and whistles on it. Kids just won’t use all those extra “things.” All a kid needs to operate a camera is the button to take the picture with, a flash, and an automatic zoom button. If you find a camera with all that, and it comes with extra stuff then great. But don’t get caught up in finding the top of the line, way too many buttons camera. It’s not worth it right now.
3.Don’t forget to buy the accessories to go with the camera. When I say accessories, I mean things like a camera case, a memory stick/ memory card, screen protectors, cleaners, and scratch removers. Trust me, these will all come in handy so spend the extra money to purchase them.
Now that you have somewhat of an idea on what you’re looking for when you go out to buy your child a digital camera, let’s take a look at the top 5 digital camera choices for kids.
1.Disney Pix Click Camera. This camera has a one inch color LCD screen and can store up to 200 pictures. It also has a digital zoom and a built in flash which makes it way easy for kids to operate and take good pictures. This camera is geared toward the young elementary student. Great for little hands, but not so great of a picture in the LCD screen
2.Nickelodeon Sponge Bob Square Pants Camera. This camera has an internal memory and can also store 200 photos. Unlike the Disney camera its flash can be turned on and off or set to automatic. This camera is best used by kids that are between the ages of 6-9 as the camera needs to be held quite still to get a good picture.
3.VTech Kidizoom Camera. It has a 1.8 color screen with a double viewer or LCD screen for very easy photo taking. It also come with a card slot for extra memory, as well as some internal memory; three preschool games, and changeable faceplates. This camera is great for all those aspiring toddler photographers. It’s extremely durable and very easy for toddlers to figure out all the features.
4.Fisher Price Kid Touch Digital Camera. This camera has two settings; low .3 mega pixels, and high 1.3 mega pixels. It has internal memory and also a card slot for more memory than what is one the camera. It also comes with an automatic flash. It’s a great camera for 3-4 year olds, but kids older than that are going to get really irritated that the pictures can be deleted very easily.
5.Polaroid iZone Camera. This kids digital camera is two cameras in one. One way it’s an instant camera that can actually print out pictures on postage size paper, and the other way it is a digital camera that can store about 15 images. It only has 0.3 mega pixels, but looks cool and is a great camera for young photographers.
So there you have it, some helpful tips in your search for a digital camera for your kids, and the top 5 digital camera choices for kids. Good luck.