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23rd September 2011, 10:01 AM #1
Digital camera recommendations for very young (nursery) children
We have a few digital cameras already, mostly Canon Powershot A495 (or similar) as they are cheap, cheerful, and can take a bit of abuse. We've used these all the way down to Reception-age kids without any issues, but the Nursery are insisting they want something more child-like.
Anyone have a recommendation for something that might satisfy them that isn't a pile of old mackerel?
23rd September 2011, 10:43 AM #2
what about the kodak child range? there supposed to be okay and robust so would probably survive nursery
23rd September 2011, 12:32 PM #3
- Rep Power
23rd September 2011, 12:52 PM #4
Haven't been able to find these, do you have a link?
Originally Posted by Itsmartie
23rd September 2011, 03:15 PM #5
well looks like the kodak 1 i was on about doesnt exist anymore but there is this KODAK EASYSHARE Camera / C1505 which is just a simple point and click however kodak did do one like these which is aimed more at young children The best digital camera for kids (or, how to keep grubby hands off your camera) | ZDNet i know these have amercan prices but you will probably find they are about the same price in uk
23rd September 2011, 03:22 PM #6
+1 for Tuffcams. Even the staff can use them.
23rd September 2011, 03:22 PM #7
+1 for the TuffCam. Also, TTS are owned by RM, so your ICT Co-ord will approve :-)
That said, having seen a friend's 3-year-old using their iPhone, I would respectfully suggest that it is the staff who feel the need for something more "child friendly" and not the children...
23rd September 2011, 03:26 PM #8
We have tuffcamIn our preschool too
24th September 2011, 12:34 PM #9
Agreed, I don't really think the kids need something different either. Perhaps when the staff see the difference in image quality and realise the pictures will look terrible compared to the Canon's when printed out for display, they'll realise the error of their ways. Until then, it's their money, and the Tuffcams seem to be the crowd favourite, so I'll pass that on to the Nursery and see if they're happy.
Originally Posted by enjay
24th September 2011, 01:06 PM #10
Any camera with a lens that pops out when turning on will not survive the sand pit and it will visit it. The tough-cams are good but the handle may be a bit big for nursery children.
I have a few Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Digital Cameras in reception and they are tough. Argos sell them for £26.49.
24th September 2011, 03:36 PM #11
In the post-summer holiday period, you might be able to pick up a waterproof camera cheap. Jessops had quite a good range a few months ago, it might be worth checking them to see what's available. They're designed for use on holiday at the beach, so should stand up to being dunked in the sandpit / water tray, and if combined with an Eye-Fi card you wouldn't even need to take the SD card out to download the pictures, you just point-and-click to take a photo. I don't know if any cameras also offer electric-toothbrush style inductive charging, but if they did it'd be great - you could have a fully self-contained, waterproof unit that never needed any tinkering with.
Originally Posted by AngryTechnician
24th September 2011, 06:24 PM #12
My son had one of these from age of 2 and he is 4 now and it still works..
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