If your kids emulate your style of photography, then they would start insisting on saying â€˜cheeseâ€™ and clicking rather than posing in front of your camera. Do your kids foster photography skills and nag to use your bulky, sophisticated DSLR camera? Then, get him/her a kid friendly digital camera instead that is especially designed to match kidsâ€™ photography capabilities.
Digital camera for kids ranges in myriad varieties in features, functions, interface etc. Biased or hasty purchase decision may lead to wastage of money and may not suit your kidsâ€™ needs and capabilities. Hence, it is imperative to remember the age and ability of your kids to handle digital cameras before buying camera for kids.Â Here is a rundown of different types of digital cameras for kids and points to consider for taking an informed decision for buying digital camera for kids.
Newborns to toddlersÂ Â
If you plan to gift a digital camera to your two-year old before you set out for a family vacation, then you must remember that the camera would make no difference than a light flickering tech toy for him/her (the camera shutter sound would be another fun element!). Leading toy manufacturers have lined up cartoon character painted digital camera in blight colors and plastic bodies. These digital cameras are made for fun a gadget to play as a toy.
Recommendations: The Gummy Bears Digital Camera by Vivitar, Vtech Kidizoom Plus, Vtech Kidizoom Digital Camera, Fisher Price Kid-Tough Digital Camera etc. These cameras will let your toddler snap the shutter and click photos, play music, record videos and feature TV connectivity to show what your he/she clicked on the big screen.
First Graders Â
Now that your offspring is already familiar to shutter and release button and video recording activities with the first digital camera, he/she has must have learnt to hold the device well. Your first grader might have also learnt to point on a subject, see it on the display of the digital camera and click.
Recommendations: Crayola 2.1 MP Digital Camera, Fisher Price Kid-Tough Digital Camera, Diego Npower Flash Jr. Rugged Digital Camera, Little Tikes My Real Digital Camera.
Pre-teens and TweensÂ
Now that your budding photographer has grasped the understanding in handling camera and developed sheer patience in focusing on subject, you can buy a slightly more decent digital camera for kids. You can hand them over am easy to use, entry-level point and shoot compact digital camera. She/he will gradually show interest and perseverance to learn to focus, swipe various shooting modes without losing the grip. However, it is not time to give her/him a bulky DSLR as it cannot be quite comfortably handled by their little hands yet.
Recommendations: Â Flip camcorder, Superheadz Clap, DXG-018 3D Camera, Canon Powershot SX-130 IS, Olympus SZ-10.
Along with above recommendations on digital camera for kids, other kid-friendly digital cameras worth considering are Kid Tough Digital Camera, Pix Jr. Digital Camera, 3-In-1 Squeeze Digital Camera for Kids, Sesame Street Real Digital Camera, Bean Sprout, and Dora Talking Digital Camera.