19 September 2013

Review & Giveaway: Vtech Kidizoom Camera Connect

Heads up, complimentary product received and all that jazz. You know the drill.

Kids LOVE technology, but a lot of products are too fragile for little hands. I cringe whenever my daughter picks up my camera or uses my laptop because I am terrified of what could happen. (DH quickly learned when my daughter was little to give her an unused, unplugged in game controller so she wasn't ruining his good one. lol) I'm already on camera number 3 in the last five years, so you can imagine I'm not wanting to share it! lol


VTech has a kid friendly camera that is right up my daughter's alley. Called the Kidizoom Camera Connect, this 1.3 megapixel camera has a 4x digital zoom with a voice recorder. It stores up to 800+ photos thanks to 128 mb internal memory, and it's easily expandable with a microSD card, which you can find just about anywhere. It comes with it's own photo editor, has built in games, and you can also download a free animation maker software to have even more fun with it. (There are extra apps and features you can download at the VTech Learning Lodge too) It also comes with the USB cable to connect to a computer, so you really don't have to buy anything extra to use this camera besides batteries (it uses 4 AA) and the microSD card if you really want kids to be able to take more pictures.

This is a mom breathing a sigh of relief, because the Kidizoom is truly kid friendly. It has sturdy handles to grip on the sides of the camera, and an easy to use viewfinder that allows for both eyes to look through it. The buttons are mostly big enough that little hands can pound away on them, and there is a 1.8" screen for kids to look at.

My daughter was thrilled to have this arrive and have her own camera. This is her first one, and it was cute to see her go hog wild and start taking pictures of pretty much EVERYTHING. lol She figured out really quickly though that moving black cats do not that decent photos. ;) The one thing I would have liked is for the camera to come with a strap for her to hang onto, but I know that could be considered a choking hazard for smaller children. I don't have to panic when she tosses the camera down onto the seat in the car or on the sofa because it's built to hold up to that abuse. (That being said, a two story drop or a toss into the water is going to kill it - it's not waterproof so be careful when they are shooting near water!) Now it's only 1.8 megapixels, so these aren't going to be photos you'll be printing out as giant wall sized masterpieces. ;) My daughter hasn't used a ton of the editing effects yet (she's more bent on shooting photos right now), but there are ones that let you dress up the photos that are really neat. The built games are also fun, and helps cut down on needing to pack extra toys on trips. All in all, I am pretty pleased with this camera and I know she is going to have tons of fun with it over the next few years.

It's also in a good price range at just $39.99, so it won't break the bank. Whether you are planning a big vacation, or just want your kids to have their own camera so yours can stay safe (like me!), the VTech Kidizoom Camera Connect fits the bill for kids ages 3 to 8. You can find it at your favorite toy store or online via sites like Amazon. Follow VTech over on Twitter or like them over on Facebook for new product updates and sales!

Win it! Thanks to VTech, one lucky reader is going to win a VTech Kidizoom Camera Connect of their very own! To enter, head on over to the VTech website and tell us something else you'd love to have.

And as always, you can receive extra entries for:

-You choose: subscribing to my feed OR publicly following my blog via GFC OR Facebook (You can follow all three ways, but only 1 counts for this entry choice TOTAL)
-Blogging about this giveaway with a link back
-Tweeting about this giveaway 1X (leave the link in your comment below or @psychotichouse)
example: #win VTech Kidizoom Camera Connect! http://bit.ly/14nAU15 ends 10/5 @psychotichouse

That's four (4) possible entries! Giveaway ends October 5th at 11:59 PM PST, and please leave your email address in your entry or have it available in your profile. US only, sorry :( Good luck everyone!! :)

I received the item shown above in order to try it out and share my thoughts on it. All opinions are my own.

109 comments:

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