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Jeffro600
November 23rd, 2009, 11:21 PM
So our 4 year old has developed a fascination with my cell phone camera and ive on more than one occasion found my phone in odd places, chocked full of photos that were clearly taken by a 4 year old... lol

Anywho, i thought a good christmas present might be one of those "kid proof" camera. Not really looking to spend a fortune on a nice one just yet as all things toys, they get hammered quick. Does anyone have one, used one, or can you recommend one? Ive seen a few different ones in the store but havent found one yet that i could try out to see if its worth it...

Tiffany
November 24th, 2009, 11:16 AM
Fisher Price actually makes a digital for kids.

ColoradoSkier
November 24th, 2009, 11:19 AM
I found a camera on the slopes at Breck a few years ago. Fuji or Olympus or something, 3 or 4 mp. It works fine for my 4yo. :)

newracer
November 24th, 2009, 11:54 AM
My wife picked up a couple of decent HP cameras on clearance at Target, both were right after Christmas. Under $50 each time.

Jeffro600
November 24th, 2009, 12:23 PM
Fisher Price actually makes a digital for kids.

Which was kind of what i was curious about...i WILL NOT buy a regular old digital for him...it wouldnt last an hour in his hands. Ive seen a few of these "kid tough" cameras out there but was wondering if they were worth a damn...:shrug:

~tc~
November 24th, 2009, 08:51 PM
The Olympus P&S cameras are shock proof, waterproof, etc, and if they take something worth keeping - it will be worth keeping.

All the kids cameras I've seen are like 1MP.

It wouldn't be the worst thing for a kid to learn to take care of nice things.

newracer
November 24th, 2009, 11:01 PM
I have an Olympus for work, it is pretty durable. I have dropped it from a 6 foot ladder and routinely take it through the decontamination unit (shower).

Tiffany
November 25th, 2009, 11:26 PM
Which was kind of what i was curious about...i WILL NOT buy a regular old digital for him...it wouldnt last an hour in his hands. Ive seen a few of these "kid tough" cameras out there but was wondering if they were worth a damn...:shrug:
The Fisher Price digital is pretty cool. He's 4 so your not looking for premium IQ and I think the thing is like $40 or so.

Jeffro600
November 25th, 2009, 11:41 PM
The Fisher Price digital is pretty cool. He's 4 so your not looking for premium IQ and I think the thing is like $40 or so.

Bingo...if it gets him more interested in it, ill progressively buy nicer gear for him. No sense in spending 200+ on a nice one if it gets tossed and forgotten about in a week.

And someone please show me a 4 year old boy who "takes care of nice things..." :flipoff2:

Ill take a look at that one.

ColoradoSkier
November 26th, 2009, 07:40 AM
And someone please show me a 4 year old boy who "takes care of nice things..." :flipoff2:

Hint - it doesn't get any better when they are 16. ;)

Tiffany
November 27th, 2009, 12:43 PM
Hint - it doesn't get any better when they are 16. ;)

This!!!

newracer
December 3rd, 2009, 11:43 AM
I saw this one at the local store, seemed to be pretty durable.

http://www4.jcpenney.com/jcp/X6.aspx?ItemTyp=C&itemID=16f4efe&GrpTyp=PRD&ShowMenu=T&ShopBy=0&SearchString=kid+camera&RefPage=SearchDepartment.aspx&s4PageSize=15&CmCatId=EXTERNAL|searchdepartment&mscssid=654cf2bdb49754613bfe4ace900c6e4ffxMnVNoVza3WxMnVNoVza3o200BB4D9EA58465879D39F58464D67D2AEFA0 933718&Search1Prod=True

Jeffro600
December 3rd, 2009, 12:56 PM
Went with the vtech one...it was the highest reviewed kids oriented one.

Its actually, not a half bad camera! Id say, its better than most cell phones, picture quality wise that ive seen...super easy to use to! Wish i had one of these when i was a kid!

JeepDiva
December 4th, 2009, 09:57 PM
I was looking online and saw vtech makes a couple different ones. I'm assuming you got the 2.0 MP one?