Pros / The Kidizoom digital camera is very durable and takes good pictures.
Cons / The product warranty is limited to 90 days.
Verdict / The VTech Kidizoom digital camera will take great pictures while entertaining your child with fun games. It will also last a long time, since it has been built to endure every child's bump, jump and fall.
The VTech Kidizoom Camera Connect is a great combination of a grown-up camera and child's toy. This camera is durable, easy to use and entertaining for the littlest of kids. It is also capable of taking decent pictures and video, just like a real digital camera. It includes games, adding a layer of fun. All this together makes the VTech Kidizoom Camera Connect one of the best digital cameras for kids and the Top Ten Reviews Bronze Award winner.
- Ease of Use
- Fit & Finish
- Fun Factor
- Internal Photo Storage Capacity
The Kidizoom is recommended for children as young as 3 years old, so you know it is built to take a beating. This is one of the best and most durable children's cameras available. It is made of heavy-duty plastic and has non-slip hand grips on each side, so your child can keep a firm grip while snapping pictures. It weighs 15 ounces and is bulky enough to endure fall after fall onto the floor, down the stairs and off the bed.
This children's camera takes AA batteries, and the battery compartment is well secured, so you know curious little ones won't easily get hold of them. This kids' camera also has an automatic shut-off feature. After three minutes of standing idle, it shuts down to save precious battery power.
Another layer of protection for this camera is the three-month warranty. That is plenty of time to see how well this kids' digital camera holds up to your active little one. If you discover something is not quite right, you can simply return the camera for a replacement product, part or refund. It would be nice, however, if the warranty were longer. Most kids' cameras come with a one-year warranty.
In addition to being practically childproof, the VTech Kidizoom Camera Connect has all the needed functions to work like a grown-up camera. Your child can zoom in to get close-up shots, and with the 1.3-megapixel resolution, they will look pretty decent.
This camera has enough memory to hold 1,000 photos. That's almost 75 percent more than most digital cameras for kids have. This camera also has a camcorder so your child can capture family reunions, vacations or Christmas morning, right alongside the adults. The Camera Connect can even record audio along with the video.
Your child can not only view photos and play back videos directly on the digital camera, but also upload them to a computer for editing and sharing. The audio playback function lets your child choose from five different voice-changing effects for even more hours of giggles and fun.
The VTech Kidizoom Camera Connect has many features found on traditional digital cameras. This kids' digital camera lets your child choose one of several photo effects to make images look fun and flashy. Since it comes with a view screen, your child can see his or her creativity soon after snapping the pic. Simple editing of the photos can be done right on the camera. The Camera Connect comes with a USB cable, so you can upload photos into a photo-editing program for even more creative fun. This also means you can share your child's talents on Facebook or have them developed to display all over the house.
The best part of the Camera Connect is the game feature. When your little one tires of snapping shots, he or she can choose between three video games to play. Each game is true to VTech's commitment to learning and will not only entertain your child, but also encourage him or her to learn letter recognition and number values and to develop memorization skills.
In our testing, the Kidizoom Camera Connect proved to be one of the best cameras at keeping kids engaged and having fun. Most of this is attributable to its many fun features and games. But equally importantly, this camera remains simple enough for kids to get the hang of quickly.
Help & Support
VTech has the best support options of all the kids' digital camera manufacturers we reviewed. The Kidizoom Camera Connect comes with a user guide, but it is also available to download and view online in case you misplace the physical one. VTech has both email addresses and telephone numbers posted on its website, so it is easy to get in touch for some one-on-one technical support. Its website also has a FAQs section that includes common troubleshooting tips and fixes.
The VTech Kidizoom Camera Connect is a great choice for a child's camera. It has all the features and basic functions of a real digital camera, including zoom, photo effects and a camcorder mode. It has an amazing storage capacity of up to 1,000 images. The view screen lets your child view the pictures, play back videos and edit photos right on the camera. The great customer support from VTech and the overall durability place the Kidizoom Camera Connect among the best digital cameras for any young child.