Kids Digital Cameras
Kids digital cameras make perfect gifts. They're great for emailing
pictures to friends
and family and putting up some shots on a website.
One of the best parts of kids digital cameras is not having to spend
your money developing film! Choose the best shots and delete the rest.
This makes them great for taking on day trips, vacations and for playing
with around the house.
Kids digital cameras typically have funky colors and look kinda cool
but after doing some digging I found there's some things you should
be aware of before you buy any kids digital cameras.
Things To Watch For...
1. Expandable Memory
This is important. If the kids digital camera doesn't have expandable
memory you'll be limited to taking 15 or so pictures at a time (depending
on the camera). If your kids go on a day trip or weekend adventure
somewhere they may run out of room half way through! Not fun!
Look for the term 'expandable memory' or 'memory card' in the features
2. A Flash
This will help with taking indoor shots. With no flash your indoor
pics will come out looking pretty dark.
3. A USB Connection
Look for a USB connection instead of a serial connection. Serial
connections can be very slow when you start downloading the images to
your computer. This can be rather painful if you have over 20 pictures
If the kids digital camera has less than one megapixel expect to see
some blurriness in the images....and they won't look very good printed
out or developed at a photo shop. Remember to watch out for megapixels.
Let's take a look at a couple of Kids Digital Cameras...
I was surprised to learn that there aren't that many kids digital cameras
available today...there were more a year ago. There's really only two very
popular kids digital cameras:
1. Polaroid iZone
This kids digital camara is really two cameras in one. When you turn
it one way it's an instant camera, printing out your pictures on postage
size paper. If you flip it around it's a digital camera that can store
about 15 images. With 0.3 megapixels you can expect some fuzziness in
the pictures but it's definitely got a cool factor that's perfect for a
young budding photographer.
2. JamCam by KBGear
JamCam is a very popular kids digital camera but the company -
KBGear - seems to have gone out of business. You can still find these
selling on eBay and many online stores....but I'd stay away. You won't
find any software updates so it'll be difficult to use with newer
If you do a little searching on the Internet you'll find tons of people
having trouble making it work with Windows XP.
Samsung offers a translucent blue kids digital cameras but most
retailers have stopped carrying them....not sure why, it's still on
Samsung's website. I've found most online stores will now point you to
their beginner cameras when you do a search for kids digital cameras.
Some thoughts on Kids Digital Cameras...
To be happy with kids digital cameras you should be comfortable with
knowing that the quality of the pictures can be pretty bad.
You're going to get some fuzziness because most have 0.3 megapixels.
If you're not too worried about this these cameras can still be fun...
and the pictures will be okay for email and personal websites.
However, I'd recommend another approach. When looking for kids digital
cameras you may want to check out beginner digital cameras instead. They
can be pretty funky looking so kids will like them and they range from $30
Take a look at this beginner Sipix Digital Camera, it's pretty cool...
Click here to get the Sipix Blink II...
Beginner digital cameras can be perfectly suited for kids. They'll
1. Expandable memory, so your kids won't have to worry about running out
of space. Double check this to be sure.
2. A flash for indoor shots.
3. USB connections for your computer instead of a serial one - for faster
4. Offer a choice of 0.3 to 1 megapixel.
5. Have additional features like 'movie mode' to record short digital
movies (check to make sure it has audio).
And best of all they're pretty inexpensive ($30 - $100) so if it breaks
after your kids run it over with their bike you can replace it without
breaking the bank!! Beginner models may offer you the most bang
for your buck when looking for kids digital cameras.
If you'd like more information about these types of digital cameras
check out the
Cheap Digital Cameras page
on this site.
Here's Some More Information...
Check out recommended places to buy kids digital cameras...
Top 3 online stores to buy kids digital cameras. Each of these has good prices, great reviews and most importantly they are dependable retailers.
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