The Kid Tough Digital Camera from Fisher-Price is rugged enough to go everywhere your child goes. With two-eye viewing, sturdy grips and a built-in flash, this
real digital camera is designed to survive being dropped, and it is waterproof to protect against spills and splashes. This camera is a perfect way for kids aged three and up to
document all their favorite things.
Battery hog, September 26, 2009
By Michael Shortino "mshortin" (Florida)
Durability: Fun: Educational:
I am amazed that this camera is getting such great reviews. I have never left an on-line review before but feel I have to balance what I've read so far. It honestly makes me lose faith in on-line reviews and I will take them with a large grain of salt in the future. There's no question that this camera is durable, but that's about where the positives end for me.
The main problem is that the batteries last for about a day. If you buy this camera, buy stock in a battery company the same day. I'm not exaggerating when I say expect about a day out of the batteries. The other problem, as some people have said, is that the picture quality is HORRIBLE. I realize it's a toy, but come on! With technology these days they could have done much better. They are all very grainy and 9 out of 10 are out of focus.
I think you'd be better off buying a used "real" digital camera or even a cheap new one and let your kids play with that if they're 4 or 5 or older. When you factor in how much you'll spend for batteries with this you'll probably be ahead of the game.
Mediocre at best- VERY disappointed, September 6, 2009
By Laura L. Grzegorczyk
Durability: Fun: Educational:
The camera is very durable. It's been dropped down carpeted stairs and easily survived without a scratch. That's the ONLY pro. The picture quality is deplorable! Every picture is dark and very grainy. Our boys (7, 5, 2 years) used the camera a LOT but then when they review the pictures they took, they totally lose interest since most pics are so grainy and colorless. I will say that we have NOT downloaded any of their pics onto our comp to see if the quality is any better than on the awful viewfinder
Easy to Start Taking Pictures
An adult will need to use a screwdriver to install the four AAA batteries before kids get their hands on this camera. With a textured button on the front that releases the shutter and large buttons on the back that let little hands turn the camera on and off, browse through pictures and delete images, using this camera is so easy it doesn't need to come with instructions.
The fun, brightly colored body helps distinguish this camera from boring adult models, making it an instant favorite.
Kids can pick between using the live view on a
1.5-inch color LCD preview screen or looking through the two-eye viewer when taking pictures. The preview screen also lets kids look at pictures the moment after they take them. With a built-in flash that automatically illuminates darkened scenes, and a shutter noise that makes it easy to know when a picture has been taken, kids are sure to be delighted by their images.
The 64 MB built-in memory stores up to 500 pictures and eliminates the need for handling fragile and expensive memory cards. Two image resolution settings, 0.3 and 1.3 interpolated mega pixels, let kids take plenty of pictures and make 4 x 6-inch prints.
Fun, Durable Way to Encourage Creativity
With its big rubberized grips and sturdy construction, we found this camera lived up to its incredibly durable reputation. Able to easily withstand being dropped again and again and waterproof for 30 minutes in up to three feet of water, this camera can handle the rough reality of active play.
The heavy-duty construction that makes this camera so durable can also make it seem somewhat bulky for little hands, but this won't prevent kids from wanting to take it on all their adventures.
Older children and adults may be disappointed by the image quality, but higher resolutions would allow less pictures to be stored and decrease the amount of fun children have with this camera. Kids quickly find that there's plenty of resolution for exercising creative urges and documenting the wonders of everyday life.