36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
Excellent "first camera" for kids,
= Durability: = Fun: = Educational:
This review is from: VTech - Kidizoom Spin & Smile Digital Camera - Pink (Toy)
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The first thing I noticed when I took this camera out of the box is the "dual viewfinders" (that is, a lens for each eye) in the past, when my teenagers were younger, they had trouble focusing with a single viewfinder. The camera seems to be very sturdy, and while I have not dropped it on the floor, I believe that it could withstand a fall to the floor. I turned the camera over to my 11 year old and asked her to play around with it and tell me what she thought. After a few minutes she came back into the room and began showing me how she could manipulate the pictures she had taken. She quickly figured out all of the features with no help, but even a younger child (say 6 or 7) could probably figure the features out with a little demonstration. I don't think this is going to replace my daughter's other digital camera, but she did seem to enjoy playing with it, and showing her little cousin how to use the camera (she is 7 and picked it right up) I think this is a great "starter" camera for kids who are old enough for a "real" camera, but not old enough for a more expensive model. This camera is large enough for small hands to hold onto, and sturdy enough to withstand the fall if it is dropped. Overall, I am very pleased with this camera.