Gadgets like digital cameras are not just for mom and dad anymore. Growing up we used to play with plastic toy cameras and pretend to take pictures because parents were reluctant to let their toddlers play with the real thing. I’m referring to the days of film cameras where there were various costs associated with taking pictures, not to mention the price of the often large and bulky family camera itself. Fast forward to today where digital electronics has revolutionized photography and digital cameras are mass produced and affordable. Film has been replaced by digital storage, photo development is instant and free, and now companies have started producing kids digital cameras. How times have changed. Kids digital cameras offer parents the opportunity to introduce their children to the creative art of photography from the early age of three. Kids are naturally curious about our electronic gadgets and photography offers them a chance to explore their world and share their view of it with the whole family through pictures they take. These cameras are made so kids can handle them and not worry parents about them breaking anything if dropped, often water resistant in case of spills, and are designed with simple controls that a child can easily learn and operate. Many have built-in games to keep them entertained when not taking pictures as well as the ability to instantly view the pictures taken both on the camera’s LCD screen, on the television, or have them printed. There are many models available at various price points targeted at different age groups. As kids get older they can start to transition from kids digital cameras to “real” digital cameras and there are some great deals on older or refurbished digital cameras that will do the trick for less. We’ll be exploring all of these options together in upcoming posts as well as tips and tricks and what to look for when buying your kids digital cameras.
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