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Perfect for the Beginning Photographer
on October 8, 2013
The Kidizoom Camera Connect is designed for ages 3-8. I'd have to say that the age recommendation is spot on. The dual view finder is great for little eyes that don't yet have the ability to wink or focus out of just one eye. The exterior of the camera is designed to fit easily into little hands. Each side of the camera is coated with rubber that insures a good grip and protection in case the camera is dropped.
The navigation menu is very easy for the little ones to pick up on. Kids quickly learn that they can press the house button and be brought to the navigation menu that will allow them to use the little joystick to navigate over the different camera options. The camera options include: Camera, Video Recorder, Playback, Voice Recorder, Downloads, Games, Creative Tools (includes a photo editor and animation maker), and settings.
The camera is only 1.3 megapixel so you're not going to get pictures that you can blow up and hang in your living room. For most, I really don't think that will be a big disappointment. Unless your child is a budding Ansel Adams chances are their camera will be filled with a lot of pictures of carpets, walls, and blurred figures until they learn they need to remain stationary while taking pictures. Even then I think you'll find the 1.3 megapixel perfectly adequate.
I'm pretty sure my kids don't know the meaning of the word off so I really appreciate that there is an automatic shutoff on the camera that shuts the camera off after a couple minutes of non use.
So far both my boys love this camera!
My 6 year old likes to play Newscaster and make little news report videos with the movie function. We are still getting lots of shots of the carpet and walls from my 3 year old. He hasn't quite figured out that there is a split second delay from the time that he presses the shutter button til the time the picture is captured.
Both boys LOVE playing with the effects and the games!
Disclosure: I received this product at no cost to myself for review purposes. I am not required to give a positive review. All opinions are honest and are my own.