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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The 4 Most Popular Cameras & Camcorders for Kids


It's Toy Tuesday again, here on Baltimore Mom - and today we're taking a look at Amazon's 4 hottest Cameras and Camcorders for kids! All 4 devices come from VTech and are designed for kids between the ages of 3 and 9:

  1. VTech Kidizoom Camera Connect ($29.88 - $32.04)
  2. VTech Kidizoom Action Cam ($36.84 - $37.99)
  3. VTech Kidizoom DUO Camera ($47.99 - $49.99)
  4. VTech Kidizoom Spin and Smile Camera ($46.99 - $48.99)

With capabilities like 4x zoom and the ability to record both video and voice, these cameras are definitely not the point-and-shoot versions that we had as kids. (Or the disposable ones - remember those?!?) Additional features to edit and enhance photos, along with voice-changing effects and built-in games (in case the kids get tired of taking pictures with their camera???) make for fun, creative devices that will keep your kiddos busy for hours on end. Expandable memory (microSD cards sold separately) and USB cables allow your child to make their very own special memories, then save and store them to a computer, to be shared with friends and family.



Some of these 4 cameras are pretty similar to one another, with variations regarding specific features. On the other hand, a couple of these 4 cameras offer some pretty cool features that the others don't. (The VTech Kidizoom Action Cam, for example - pretty much a GoPro for kids - can be attached to a bike or skateboard and is even waterproof in up to 6 feet of water!)

Read on to learn all about these 4 different devices - and what makes them Amazon's 4 best-selling cameras and camcorders for kids!


PS - Which of these 4 would you buy for your child? Do you already have one? Have you been happy with it? Let us know what you think in the comments!

1. VTech Kidizoom Camera Connect
(Best for ages: 3 to 8 years)

Available Colors: Blue and Pink
Price (Blue model): $29.88 & Free Shipping on orders over $49 (Details)
Price (Pink model): $32.04 and up
Rating: 4.1 - 4.2 out of 5 stars



Smile and say "cheese" with the Kidizoom Camera Connect by VTech! A real 1.3 megapixel camera and 4x digital zoom means 4 times the fun, as your child becomes an instant photographer and movie director at the press of a button. Kids can take and edit photos with wacky effects, shoot video movies with sound and even play three cool photo and memory games - right on the camera! The Kidizoom Camera Connect has an easy-to-use viewfinder and a design that's both safe and durable for kids. With a storage of approximately 800 photos, an expandable memory and the ability to connect to a PC or Mac, the camera lets your child capture and create their very own favorite memories. Connect the camera with the included USB cable to save and treasure all of their creations forever - then send special photos and videos to friends and family! This fun camera also connects to VTech's Learning Lodge for extra downloadable photo effects and creative apps.
Features:
  • Real 1.3 megapixel camera featuring a 4x digital zoom
  • 1.8” color screen and easy-to-use viewfinder
  • Take and edit photos with funny stamps, borders & silly photo effects
  • Also records video and voice
  • Alter recorded voices with 5 voice-changing effects
  • Includes 3 fun games to develop creativity, logic skills & memory
  • Free animation-maker available for download
  • Connects to VTech Learning Lodge on your computer to store and send photos, extra downloadable apps and features also available
  • 128MB internal memory stores approximately 800-1000 photos
  • Micro SD slot allows for memory expansion (MicroSD card not included)
  • PC-and Apple/Mac-compatible in mass storage mode
  • Included: USB cable and 4 AA batteries




2. VTech Kidizoom Action Cam
(Best for ages: 4 to 9 years)
Price (Yellow/Black model): $37.99 & Free Shipping on orders over $49 (Details)
Price (Purple model): $36.84 & Free Shipping on orders over $49 (Details)
Price (Camouflage model): $37.99 & Free Shipping on orders over $49 (Details)
Rating: 4.2 - 4.4 out of 5 stars



The Kidizoom Action Cam by VTech lets little photographers and videographers finally capture their adventures with their very own videos and photos! The Action Cam is a great first video camera for kids and is even durable enough to handle drops and tumbles. It can go anywhere and do anything that kids can do - with two included mounts to attach to their bike, skateboard and more. The Action Cam also comes with a waterproof case so they can take videos and pictures - up to 6 feet underwater! A 1.4-inch color LCD screen allows for standard videos and photos, in addition to stop-motion videos and time-lapse photos. Let your child further explore their creativity with fun effects, frames and photo filters. For even more fun, the camera also includes three exciting learning games. Expandable memory is available (required microSD card sold separately) to store all of their adventures. The included micro USB cable allows for downloading of photos and videos to a computer to be shared with family and friends. A built-in rechargeable Li-ion Polymer battery means approximately 2.5 hours of continuous photo-taking and recording time. (Battery is not replaceable).
Features:
  • A waterproof camera meant for kids
  • Durable, versatile and able to capture the most memorable moments
  • 2 mounts attach the digital camera to bikes, skateboards & more
  • Underwater camera comes with a waterproof case to take photos and videos in up to 6 feet of water
  • Features 1.4" color video camera LCD screen and the ability to take videos, photos, stop-motion videos & time-lapse photos
  • Comes with kids games, fun photo effects, frames & filters
  • Download photos & videos using included micro USB cable
  • Has a rechargeable Li-ion Polymer battery with continuous photo-taking & recording time of 2.5 hours
  • Features a microSD card slot (32GB microSD card sold separately) to record up to 240 minutes of 640 x 480 video or 278,400 photos



3. VTech Kidizoom DUO Camera (Online Exclusive)
(Best for ages: 3 to 9 years)

Available Colors: Blue and Pink
Price (Blue model): $47.99 & FREE Shipping (Details)
Price (Pink model): $49.99 & FREE Shipping (Details)
Rating: 4.6 - 4.7 out of 5 stars



The Kidizoom® Duo Camera is a fun, durable and easy-to-use digital camera with both front- and rear-facing cameras for fun photos and selfies. With special featured Photo Optimization, the camera will actually find the best shot to save when you take a photo and multiple shots are taken. Add fun and creativity with movie recording and voice recording with five different voice-changing effects. Fun games with motion control and creativity options allowing for enhancing of photos with a variety of frames, stamps and wacky effects. The camera also features a 2.4" TFT color screen, front camera (1600 x 1200 pixels) and rear camera (640 x 480 pixels). With 256 MB of memory (shared with program data) built into the camera, you can also use a microSD card to expand the memory and store even more photos and videos for years to come. Requires 4 AA batteries.

Features:
  • 2 cameras switch between the front and rear lenses (dual view finders) using dedicated switching button
  • Great for selfies
  • 4x digital zoom
  • Built-in auto flash
  • 5 built-in games
  • 2.4" TFT color screen, front camera 1600 x 1200 pixels, and rear camera 640 x 480 pixels
  • Special featured Photo Optimization: When multiple shots are taken, the camera will find the best shot to save
  • Voice recording feature with 5 different voice-changing effects, movie taking & stop-frame animation
  • 256 MB built-in memory (shared with program data), expandable memory with microSD / microSDHC (each sold separately) capacity from 1 GB to 32 GB
  • Automatic shut-off after 3 minutes without operation in Camera or Movie modes to preserve battery life
  • Includes: 1 wrist strap and 1 USB cable
  • 4 AA batteries included for demo, use new batteries for regular use


4. VTech Kidizoom Spin and Smile Camera
(Best for ages: 3 to 9 years)

Available Colors: Violet Pink and Blue
Price (Violet Pink model): $46.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49 (Details)
Price (Blue model): $48.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49 (Details)
Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars



The Kidizoom® Spin & Smile Camera is a fun, durable and easy-to-use 2 megapixel digital camera made especially for kids. A twisting lens allows them to take photos or movies of their friends - as well as fantastic selfies! A range of great photo effects and color filters make their pictures really stand out. A 4x digital zoom, built-in flash, 2.2" color screen, 5 great games, a view finder and a fun voice-recording feature with 5 different voice-changing effects allow for hours and hours of fun. And an editing feature allows for a variety of frames, stamps and wacky effects. Kids can even create their very own photo animations or talking albums using the brand-new Animation Maker! There is 256 MB of memory built into the camera but a microSD card can also be used to expand the memory and store even more photos and videos. Requires 4 AA batteries.

Features:
  • Twisting lens
  • 4x digital zoom
  • Built-in flash
  • 2.2" TFT color screen
  • 2 megapixel digital camera
  • Voice recording feature with 5 different voice-changing effects, movie taking & stop-frame animation
  • 256 MB built-in memory, expandable memory with microSD / microSDHC (each sold separately) capacity from 1 GB to 32 GB
  • Automatic shut-off after 3 minutes without operation in Camera or Movie modes to preserve battery life
  • Includes: 1 wrist strap and 1 USB cable
  • 4 AA batteries included for demo, use new batteries for regular use