One way to encourage your kids outside would be to get them making videos and taking pictures as they are out and about. A GoPro is the adult equivalent but is probably a bit expensive for most kids use, so why not get something designed just for them? Our Vtech Kidizoom Action Cam review will hopefully help you decide if it’s worth buying or not.
Vtech Kidizoom Action Cam review
When I saw that this kids camera was coming up on the hot toys list for Christmas 2016 I was really pleased – another toy that will encourage kids to be outside and being creative. I love for kids to be out and exploring but I also love to embrace technology so this is the perfect mix.
The Vtech Kidizoom Action Cam will encourage all sorts of sporty videos being made, or maybe you’ll have a budding nature film maker on your hands? Get them out making some stop motion videos of a slow slug maybe?See more about the camera on Amazon >>>
So let’s take a look at what the camera does…
Video and Photo capture
Of course the main part of any camera is the photo and video capability and for this one specifically it’s how it copes with active kids. The camera can:
- take regular photos
- regular videos
- stop motion videos
- time lapse photography
- add fun filters and cartoons to what you’ve done
Of course this is a kids camera so it’s not going to be the sharpest and best quality images, but I’d say that they’re pretty good. Technology is getting so good these days that even a small camera like this performs quite well!
There’s a viewfinder on the back, which although is small, can help with seeing what you’re doing.
One of the big attractions to me about this camera is the fact that it comes with a case that makes it waterproof. That means I can send the kids out to make videos of their lego figures in the puddles or of them splashing around. And of course it’s perfect for swimming!
The Vtech kiddizoom action cam comes with a lot of accessories so you can use it to its full potential. You get the waterproof case as I stated above, but you also get a mounting shell which then in turn can be attached to the bike or flat mount.
You get a USB cable to allow for photo transfer and also to charge the camera.
It’s worth noting that what it doesn’t come with is an SD card – you’ll need to buy one of these separately.Check out reviews on the item on Amazon here >>>
What can you use the camera on?
Attach it to a bike, a scooter, a skateboard and show off your tricks. You can even take it underwater! It would be a perfect addition to a family holiday whether that be skiing or splashing in a pool.
As you can see on the video below, there’s a huge range of exciting ways you can use this camera – the sky’s the limit!
What age is it suitable for?
It’s marketed at ages 4-9 and I think that’s a fair idea of a good age range for this product. I think older kids would get a lot of use out of it too so if your kid is at the higher end of that scale I think it’s still an excellent buy and should last for quite a while. It would be great for lots of ages as a good holiday accessory too – filming while swimming is fun for all ages!
It’s also available in a nice purple colour should you not be so keen on the yellow or if you’re buying for more than one child and want them to have different cameras so they can tell the difference. You can see the purple version by clicking here.
Overall I think it’s a really great and innovative product that ticks the ‘getting kids out and about’ box which I love so much! If you want to encourage outside time it’s a perfect gift no matter what the weather. You also never know where it might lead as well, perhaps your child will want to progress to more photography or videography – it’s a great little introduction to it. Check it out on Amazon by clicking the button below.