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Choosing A Kids Digital Camera

Kids digital cameras are a reasonably new entry into the toys market and are a great way to encourage both sharing and creativity amongst children, as well as being a fun pass-time!  While cameras aimed at children will be less sophisticated than adult cameras, they make up for these short comings with other benefits and features.

Digital cameras aimed at children are bold and loud in design and colour and are often branded with famous cartoon characters that any child will recognise.  Megapixels and other technical specifications aren't issues that need to be considered for such a young photographer, with durability and ease of use higher up the list of priority.

Controls are basic and allow for children to navigate without supervision and often, the cameras will have dual viewfinders - ideal for those that find it difficult to look through one eye while composing a shot.

With all this in mind, how do you know which camera is best for your child?  Fortunately, there are plenty of options out there, so choosing the right one is simply a case of understand your child's level.  Here are some examples.

VTech Kidizoom Camera

Kidizoom are amongst the best selling of kids digital cameras, due to their high quality and durability.  Priced at approximately £40, Kidizoom cameras come with a USB connector so that photos can be uploaded straight to a computer, as well as easy to use photo editing software.

With the ability to store approximately 200 photos in the 16mb of internal memory, as well as the inclusion of games that the child can play built into the camera, the VTech Kidizoom is great fun and durable too.  Picture resolution is only 1.3 megapixels, which is quite low for the price, but it's enough if your child just wants to have fun.

Fisher-Price Kid Tough

128mb of internal memory allows for 500 pictures to be captured, with the ability to change the resolution offering even more at the lowest setting.  The Kid Tough camera comes with an LCD screen and dual viewfinders and although there are less 'fun' extras when compared to the Kidizoom, it is just as durable and a lithium battery prevents photos from getting accidentally deleted.

Summary

If you are looking for fun rather than delicate precision - a cert for all younger photographers - then a kids digital camera is the obvious choice.  There are even Lego and Disney versions for those looking for something a bit more personal!

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