VTech - Kidizoom Digital Camera - Orange

MPN: 80077300
Product Details
Description
Little ones will have a blast taking candid pics with their Kidizoom Camera. Kidizoom includes a connector cable to plug in and watch a picture slideshow or view the 5-minute movies they've created on any TV or PC. Fun photo-editing features allow kids to distort pictures or add silly frames. The camera also comes with three preschool games to keep the fun going. Requires 4 "AA" batteries (not included). Measures 11"L x 3"W x 8"H.
Quick Glance
Product Type Cameras
Expert Reviews
Review: VTech Kidizoom Camera
3.5 Star Review  kidstechreview.com - Nov 22, 2008

I don’t think there’s any argument that kids are fascinated by cameras. They love taking pictures, they love taking videos, and they love seeing pictures of themselves. While there have been digital cameras marketed for children around for a while, it’s taken some time to get to a point where they’re more than just cheap digital cameras - there are now cameras actually built for kids. The VTech Kidizoom is one of these models. The tough construction, double hand grip, binocular-style viewfinder and LCD all contribute to a product that is perfectly made for children three years old and up.

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User Reviews
Poor quality
1 Star Review   By member tmbaker1 - Apr 30, 2009   

Strengths: Easy for a toddler to use and comes with fun games as well

Weakness: stopped working properly after only 2 weeks

My son liked this a lot for the 2 whole weeks that it worked. The down button stopped functioning after only 2 weeks. Vtech gave us the runaround when we tried to get it replaced. This is a very expensive toy to only work for 2 weeks.

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Takes decent pictures for young children.
3 Star Review   By member suziebee20 - Oct 4, 2008   

Strengths: Takes pictures, videos, and has a few games. Pretty sturdy.

Weakness: Picture quality isn't very good. Camera has to be held still when photo is taken. Slow response time.

My daughter who is almost 3 really likes this camera. It has survived many bumps and drops, which is a big plus for a toddler camera. Unfortunetly, the picture quality isn't too great. Reading the product specs, I assumed they wouldn't be really high quality so I wasn't too disapointed, but this is something to keep in mind. Another downside is that the camera has a slow response time. When my daughter first started using it, the camera would make the sound like it took a picture, and THEN it would take the picture. My daughter would move the camera to see her photo when she heard the sound and then the photo that came out was just a blur. The camera has to be held pretty still to get a good shot and if you were to take a picture of someone moving, it's difficult time time it because there response time is a little slower than a regular camera. - There are some fun features though. One feature allows you to put silly hats and "frames" on the photos. The add ons are very cartoony, but fun for kids. You can also take the picture while using the add on by turning on an item like a hat and then using the screen to position it just right over your subject. This is easier said than done though because the stuff never seems to be positioned right when the actual photo is taken, even if the camera and subject are both still. The camera also has a few games like a matching game and a tic-tac-toe game. The games are pretty cheesy and the graphics are really low quality, but it could help keep a child entertained for a short period of time. The main appeal for my daughter is taking photos though. - One last problem with the camera is that the flash washes everything out. Most kids like to get real close to take photos, and the flash turns everything white and drains the color from it. The flash can be turned off though, which is how we usually use it. The battery life is good. My daughter has played with the camera probably 5 or 6 hours total and we havn't needed to replace the batteries yet. It shuts off automatically after a few minutes of unuse too. The internal memory also held more photos than it mentioned on the box, which pleasently surprised me. - I would recommend this camera for children in the 3-5 age range and for children who arn't very good at taking care of their belongings. If my daughter was a little less clumsy, we would have bought her a cheap "adult" digital camera. In the next few years if she prooves herself, the Kidizoom will go to her brother and she'll get her own camera. For a little extra money, we could have got a real camera and it would have taken way better pictures. What you're really paying for here is the durability.

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Great camera for a toddler!
4 Star Review   By member comsense2035 - Feb 16, 2008   

Strengths: Decent pictures, can add silly addons the image right from the camera, there are games on the camera

Weakness: Image quality could be better, low light could be better

I purchased a Fisher Price camera for my son and a soon as he opened it I know it was garbage. I searched around for a new camera reading all the review and found the VTech Kidizoom Camera. It was moderately priced. My son loves this camera, I would recommend for toddler only.

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Fun toy for kids
4 Star Review   By member helwig - Feb 8, 2008   

Strengths: Colorful, durable, easy to use, fun for kids

Weakness: Low resolution images, looses pictures when the batteries die

If your kids want to do everything that you do (maybe all kids are that way), and you don't want them breaking your good digital camera, then this is a great toy. They can take their own pictures, view them on the LCD screen, and download them just like you do. Having their own digital camera is definitely fun for a kid. The downside is the low resolution. I'm not sure how much more it would have cost to put a cheap 2 or even 3 megapixel sensor in there, but the 0.3 one that it has really isn't enough for much beyond playing with the images on the computer or TV screen. This limitation basically ensures that once your child gets a little older you will want to get them a better camera that they can use to print real pictures. The other downside is that the built-in memory is not flash. So all the pictures are lost when the batteries die. Luckily, there is an SD slot to use for picture storage. So you should strongly consider picking up a cheap SD card or grabbing an abandoned 256MB or 512MB one from around your house. (At 0.3MP, you don't need a very big card to store many hundreds of pictures.) In summary, this is a great toy and kids love it. However, I was a bit surprised regarding the 2 glaring limitations that I discuss above. It seems like they would have been fairly cheap and easy to correct in this product's design.

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Great for the kiddies to learn and have fun
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Like that it is designed for the kiddies as far as use and durability. The games are an added bonus.

Weakness: None that I have really noticed or at least that are that big of a deal to mention.

Really happy I purchased this instead of the other cameras that are out for kids. My daughter loves taking pictures of everything and being able to review what she has taken is fun too.

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Fun and Easy to Use
5 Star Review   By member beavis35 - Jan 15, 2008   

Strengths: Games to play, lcd screen, durable, sd card slot, good photo software

Weakness: Price and picture resolution

I purchased this camera for my 4 year old for christmas. He absolutely loves taking pictures and putting silly effects onto the pictures he takes. The camera is extremely durable as it has been dropped many times and it still works perfectly. The lcd screen allows you to view the pictures that have been taken and the camera holds up to 200 pictures. The photo software is both easy and fun to use. The software allow you to apply special effects and borders to each photo taken. My only issue is that the picture resolution could be better. All in all it is a great product that makes your child feel like a grown up.

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Kidizoom Camera
4 Star Review   By member airborne73 - Dec 30, 2007   

Strengths: Let the kids be very creative with the pictures that they take.

Weakness: Hard to keep in focus.

This camera is great for the little ones. There are so many things that they can do once they take a picture to alter the appearance. They games that come with the camera keep the kids busy as well. The camera is hard to keep focused once you are ready to take a picture especially when they want to use the special effects. It can be quite frustrating for the younger ones. The batteries last a very long time even when it is used a lot. Overall, my daughter is quite happy with this new toy, which is what I was hoping for.

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Fun for kids to learn about digital photos
5 Star Review   By member gsantiago - Dec 30, 2007   

Strengths: Easy, durable.

Weakness: Internal 16mb. bulky.

This is a cool digital camera for young kids to learn about using cameras to take pics and download to a computer. I bought my 6 year old one for Christmas ,and he was able to take pics and download in a matter of minutes.

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Good little camera
4 Star Review   By member nikepate - Dec 29, 2007   

Strengths: Easy to use and take pictures, takes decent pictures, has three built in games

Weakness: flash not that powerful, need to add a SD card otherwise pictures stored on built in camera memory would be erased when batteries are removed

We bought this camera for our 5.5 year old son and he loves it. He's takes pictures all day long of any and everything he sees. The camera is a good size and easy for him to handle and take pictures.

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v tech camera
4 Star Review   By member valmae3726 - Dec 29, 2007   

Strengths: user freindly

Weakness: a little to large

what a great camera my 3 grandchildren love it. Easy to operate the 3 year old doesn't use the screen in the back to take pictures but brings camera up to her face. And the 2 6 year olds have a great time editing there pictures. wonderful job v tech

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Product Details
Description
Little ones will have a blast taking candid pics with their Kidizoom Camera. Kidizoom includes a connector cable to plug in and watch a picture slideshow or view the 5-minute movies they've created on any TV or PC. Fun photo-editing features allow kids to distort pictures or add silly frames. The camera also comes with three preschool games to keep the fun going. Requires 4 "AA" batteries (not included). Measures 11"L x 3"W x 8"H.
Quick Glance
Product Type Cameras
Summary
Product Title VTech - Kidizoom Digital Camera - Orange
Manufacturer VTech
Power Score 3.8 | 11 Reviews
Detailed Info
Age: 03, 04, 05, 06
Additional Specifications
ASIN Amazon Item Number: B000NZORB0
Subcategory: Cameras and Watches
Gender: Female, Male
Color: Orange
Theme: Learning Systems
URL: Manufacturer Link
Parent Retsku: B001FB5PRG
Expert Reviews
Review: VTech Kidizoom Camera
3.5 Star Review  kidstechreview.com - Nov 22, 2008

I don’t think there’s any argument that kids are fascinated by cameras. They love taking pictures, they love taking videos, and they love seeing pictures of themselves. While there have been digital cameras marketed for children around for a while, it’s taken some time to get to a point where they’re more than just cheap digital cameras - there are now cameras actually built for kids. The VTech Kidizoom is one of these models. The tough construction, double hand grip, binocular-style viewfinder and LCD all contribute to a product that is perfectly made for children three years old and up.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Poor quality
1 Star Review   By member tmbaker1 - Apr 30, 2009   

Strengths: Easy for a toddler to use and comes with fun games as well

Weakness: stopped working properly after only 2 weeks

My son liked this a lot for the 2 whole weeks that it worked. The down button stopped functioning after only 2 weeks. Vtech gave us the runaround when we tried to get it replaced. This is a very expensive toy to only work for 2 weeks.

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Takes decent pictures for young children.
3 Star Review   By member suziebee20 - Oct 4, 2008   

Strengths: Takes pictures, videos, and has a few games. Pretty sturdy.

Weakness: Picture quality isn't very good. Camera has to be held still when photo is taken. Slow response time.

My daughter who is almost 3 really likes this camera. It has survived many bumps and drops, which is a big plus for a toddler camera. Unfortunetly, the picture quality isn't too great. Reading the product specs, I assumed they wouldn't be really high quality so I wasn't too disapointed, but this is something to keep in mind. Another downside is that the camera has a slow response time. When my daughter first started using it, the camera would make the sound like it took a picture, and THEN it would take the picture. My daughter would move the camera to see her photo when she heard the sound and then the photo that came out was just a blur. The camera has to be held pretty still to get a good shot and if you were to take a picture of someone moving, it's difficult time time it because there response time is a little slower than a regular camera. - There are some fun features though. One feature allows you to put silly hats and "frames" on the photos. The add ons are very cartoony, but fun for kids. You can also take the picture while using the add on by turning on an item like a hat and then using the screen to position it just right over your subject. This is easier said than done though because the stuff never seems to be positioned right when the actual photo is taken, even if the camera and subject are both still. The camera also has a few games like a matching game and a tic-tac-toe game. The games are pretty cheesy and the graphics are really low quality, but it could help keep a child entertained for a short period of time. The main appeal for my daughter is taking photos though. - One last problem with the camera is that the flash washes everything out. Most kids like to get real close to take photos, and the flash turns everything white and drains the color from it. The flash can be turned off though, which is how we usually use it. The battery life is good. My daughter has played with the camera probably 5 or 6 hours total and we havn't needed to replace the batteries yet. It shuts off automatically after a few minutes of unuse too. The internal memory also held more photos than it mentioned on the box, which pleasently surprised me. - I would recommend this camera for children in the 3-5 age range and for children who arn't very good at taking care of their belongings. If my daughter was a little less clumsy, we would have bought her a cheap "adult" digital camera. In the next few years if she prooves herself, the Kidizoom will go to her brother and she'll get her own camera. For a little extra money, we could have got a real camera and it would have taken way better pictures. What you're really paying for here is the durability.

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Great camera for a toddler!
4 Star Review   By member comsense2035 - Feb 16, 2008   

Strengths: Decent pictures, can add silly addons the image right from the camera, there are games on the camera

Weakness: Image quality could be better, low light could be better

I purchased a Fisher Price camera for my son and a soon as he opened it I know it was garbage. I searched around for a new camera reading all the review and found the VTech Kidizoom Camera. It was moderately priced. My son loves this camera, I would recommend for toddler only.

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Fun toy for kids
4 Star Review   By member helwig - Feb 8, 2008   

Strengths: Colorful, durable, easy to use, fun for kids

Weakness: Low resolution images, looses pictures when the batteries die

If your kids want to do everything that you do (maybe all kids are that way), and you don't want them breaking your good digital camera, then this is a great toy. They can take their own pictures, view them on the LCD screen, and download them just like you do. Having their own digital camera is definitely fun for a kid. The downside is the low resolution. I'm not sure how much more it would have cost to put a cheap 2 or even 3 megapixel sensor in there, but the 0.3 one that it has really isn't enough for much beyond playing with the images on the computer or TV screen. This limitation basically ensures that once your child gets a little older you will want to get them a better camera that they can use to print real pictures. The other downside is that the built-in memory is not flash. So all the pictures are lost when the batteries die. Luckily, there is an SD slot to use for picture storage. So you should strongly consider picking up a cheap SD card or grabbing an abandoned 256MB or 512MB one from around your house. (At 0.3MP, you don't need a very big card to store many hundreds of pictures.) In summary, this is a great toy and kids love it. However, I was a bit surprised regarding the 2 glaring limitations that I discuss above. It seems like they would have been fairly cheap and easy to correct in this product's design.

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Great for the kiddies to learn and have fun
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Like that it is designed for the kiddies as far as use and durability. The games are an added bonus.

Weakness: None that I have really noticed or at least that are that big of a deal to mention.

Really happy I purchased this instead of the other cameras that are out for kids. My daughter loves taking pictures of everything and being able to review what she has taken is fun too.

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Fun and Easy to Use
5 Star Review   By member beavis35 - Jan 15, 2008   

Strengths: Games to play, lcd screen, durable, sd card slot, good photo software

Weakness: Price and picture resolution

I purchased this camera for my 4 year old for christmas. He absolutely loves taking pictures and putting silly effects onto the pictures he takes. The camera is extremely durable as it has been dropped many times and it still works perfectly. The lcd screen allows you to view the pictures that have been taken and the camera holds up to 200 pictures. The photo software is both easy and fun to use. The software allow you to apply special effects and borders to each photo taken. My only issue is that the picture resolution could be better. All in all it is a great product that makes your child feel like a grown up.

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Kidizoom Camera
4 Star Review   By member airborne73 - Dec 30, 2007   

Strengths: Let the kids be very creative with the pictures that they take.

Weakness: Hard to keep in focus.

This camera is great for the little ones. There are so many things that they can do once they take a picture to alter the appearance. They games that come with the camera keep the kids busy as well. The camera is hard to keep focused once you are ready to take a picture especially when they want to use the special effects. It can be quite frustrating for the younger ones. The batteries last a very long time even when it is used a lot. Overall, my daughter is quite happy with this new toy, which is what I was hoping for.

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Fun for kids to learn about digital photos
5 Star Review   By member gsantiago - Dec 30, 2007   

Strengths: Easy, durable.

Weakness: Internal 16mb. bulky.

This is a cool digital camera for young kids to learn about using cameras to take pics and download to a computer. I bought my 6 year old one for Christmas ,and he was able to take pics and download in a matter of minutes.

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Good little camera
4 Star Review   By member nikepate - Dec 29, 2007   

Strengths: Easy to use and take pictures, takes decent pictures, has three built in games

Weakness: flash not that powerful, need to add a SD card otherwise pictures stored on built in camera memory would be erased when batteries are removed

We bought this camera for our 5.5 year old son and he loves it. He's takes pictures all day long of any and everything he sees. The camera is a good size and easy for him to handle and take pictures.

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v tech camera
4 Star Review   By member valmae3726 - Dec 29, 2007   

Strengths: user freindly

Weakness: a little to large

what a great camera my 3 grandchildren love it. Easy to operate the 3 year old doesn't use the screen in the back to take pictures but brings camera up to her face. And the 2 6 year olds have a great time editing there pictures. wonderful job v tech

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