Buying A Digital Camera for Your Kids... What You
Really Need to Know
any gift item for your child can be a mind-numbing task. You can never be sure whether
they will like what you buy for them or not. So, when you want to buy a digital
camera for your little kids, then there are lots of things you want to keep in mind
which will help you get the right camera for YOUR child.
of the most important things for children is that the digital camera be
one of the latest available in the market. If it has been heavily advertised and
people are talking about it, that's even better. This gives children a sense
of pride and also allows them to 'show-off' their possession to their friends.
Kids digital cameras - keep them flashy
factor critical for children is that the camera simply look good. It does not matter whether it has a big screen
or small screen, whether it is 2 mega pixel or 1.5 mega pixel the camera
should have a smart shape, come in flashy colors or it can also look cute or funky.
But, the camera should not look "boring" or very "serious" in nature. However
good the functions might be, if the camera doesn't have enough eye appeal you child will lose interest quickly.
Little camera for little hands
size is also important. Most children will definitely prefer a digital camera
that is small and compact so that they
are able to easily put the camera in their pocket or hang it by a string. Large
and bulky models, even if they have better features, are not advisable for children.
is also necessary to remember that even though you might gift your child a digital
camera to click photographs for school projects, they will be using it to take
pictures of their friends - or themselves! So, look for some 'fun' features in the digital camera.
These can include colorful background images or sound effects, photographic effects
that they can use to enhance their images.
the picture. Easily.
more thing: ease of use. It is important that kid-friendly cameras have a simple system
through which children can easily take pictures quickly. However, you really do
not need to worry about this aspect a lot because today's children have been born
in the digital era. They are able to pick up things much faster than you or me,
so as long as the camera is good in all other aspects, even if its 'click ability'
is a little confusing, it does not really matter too much. They are fast learners these
Pricing a kid-friendly digital camera
but not the least is the price. While buying a digital camera for your child, remember that there
are lots of choices available on the market today. The price range starts from
as low as $15 and can go up to $300. So, it really depends on how much you would
like to spend. Best advice? Depending on the age of your child, start simple and upgrade later.
About the Author...
Kevin Rockwell worked as a network TV cameraman for 20 years shooting news and
sports. Now a devoted fan of digital photography and video he works to gather
information, tips and news for digital camera users.
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