“Mommy, can you take a picture or a video of me?” I hear that question almost every time we go to the park or play in the backyard. I’m glad that my daughters are excited about their new skills, but I don’t always have my camera (or phone) on me to do it, and even if I do, they can’t access the files on my laptop anyways! The Kidizoom® Action Cam by VTech® lets kids not only take pictures and videos, but it comes with a waterproof case AND accessories to mount it on a bike or skateboard.
- 1.4 inch colour LCD screen (128 x 128 dots)
- Photo/video capture (2.24”H x 2.24”W x 0.9”D)
- Waterproof case
- Mounting accessories for bikes and scooters
- Wrist strap
- Three built-in games
- Stop motion, time-lapse and multi-shot options
- Special effects including customized photo frames and color filters
- Kid-durable design to withstand drops and bumps
- Rechargeable Li-ion Polymer battery (Approximate continuous photo taking and recording time is 2.5 hours)
- Micro USB cable for data transfer and battery recharging
- Expandable memory up to 32 GB with Micro-SD card (sold separately)
- Choice of yellow/black or purple colours
The Kidizoom® Action Cam by VTech® is recommended for ages 4 and up, and both my 4 and 6 year old can operate it on their own. They do need help getting it into the waterproof case and onto the bike mount. So far taking videos has been the most popular, though the videos are usually handheld instead of bike mounted. They also have a blast using the various filters and frames when taking still pictures. Here are two straight from the camera shots (I’ve only added a watermark) to show you the quality and colour that will be captured by the Kidizoom® Action Cam. I took this one at the park in full sun:
And Ashlyn took this one of me and her little sister in our shaded backyard:
I love that they have a camera to use at the park or in the backyard that I don’t have to worry about! Our next task is to figure out how to secure it so that they can take a video while swinging on the monkey bars. Our first attempts have been far too bouncy to be able to watch after without feeling sea sick!
The Kidizoom® Action Cam by VTech® is available now at WALMART, TOYS “R” US, AMAZON.CA, and MASTERMIND TOYS for a suggested retail price of $69.99. You can find VTech Canada on Facebook and on Twitter at @VTechCanada
I was sent a Kidizoom® Action Cam by VTech® for the purpose of writing this review; all opinions are always my own.