When I was young my parents had this MASSIVE video camera that they lugged around everywhere! It recorded onto VHS tapes that we would play in our VCR. We all thought it was the coolest thing! I always wanted to use it to make dance video’s or commercials with my friends. But it was too expensive for us to play with. Fast forward to 2010 and kids ages 3-7 can have their very own digital video camera!
Adeline recently received the Fisher Price Kid-Tough Video Camera for review. Fisher Price Kid-Tough Digital Video Camera is a real, battery operated (4 AA not included) video camera that is tough and easy enough for even a preschooler to use! I witnessed first hand that this camera can survive drop after drop after drop. The video camera also features simple controls (no reading required) and large buttons. The camera has a 1.4″ color LCD preview screen that allows kids to instantly play back the videos they’ve taken. The large rubber grips make it easy for small hands to hold. The built in memory stores up to 15 minutes of video with an additional SD card slot which can give you more record time and a higher quality picture. It comes with a USB port and USB cable for connection to your computer which is Mac or PC compatible.
Adeline was totally amazed by the camera when it arrived (as was I ). The bright pink color (also comes in blue) really drew her in and she instantly wanted to start making movies. I had to explain to her that it was different than my camera and that it made movies not pictures. She had to make sure to shut it off when her “movie” was complete. We ended up with a bunch of short movies of Adeline’s feet and the sky. It is pretty funny to see the world out of your child’s eyes. The more she has plays with it the more she gets it but no Academy Award winners as of yet. (I’m guessing by summer!) Adeline has no problem turning the camera on starting and stopping recording. The buttons are very easy for her to figure out. For me, one of the best features is that the camera will automatically shuts off when not in use to save the batteries! I love connecting the camera to the computer and seeing the movies that Adeline has made. The videos are very easy to download. If you have a PC you can download the Fisher Price Digital Camera Software. I have a Mac and have not experienced any problems without the software. The videos are a good (not great) quality. I plan on purchasing an SD card to see if it improves the quality.
Click here to watch one of Adeline’s videos: A Fall Day
The Kid-Tough Digital Video Camera retails for $60 which I think a great price for the quality and durability of the camera. The Fisher Price Kid-Tough Line has an assortment of kids electronics ranging from Digital Camera to a Music Player. You can check them all out here.
The Kid-Tough Digital Video Camera would make a great holiday gift for that special preschooler in your life. I also plan on purchasing the Kid-Tough Digital Camera for Adeline for Christmas.
– Erika and Adeline