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Action Cams For Kids – Is Vtech Best?

underwater action cam for kidsHow much time does your child spend watching videos on the computer that are made by other kids?

In many cases, the videos that kids make for other kids to watch are made on different action cameras.

Action cams for kids are everywhere, and now, kids have durable, affordable options of their very own.  Does Vtech Action Cam continue to lead the pack in electronics for kids?  Continue reading and decide for yourself!

What Is An Action Cam?

Action cameras are small wearable and/or mountable cameras that capture videos while the user does just about anything.

These cameras are made to be waterproof and virtually indestructible, making them safe for use on bikes, ATVs, motorcycles, while swimming, rafting or just running around on the playground.

In many cases, the pixel rating on action cameras is low, so the quality of the video is lacking, but for most kids, professional quality isn’t needed.

How Are Action Cameras Used?vtech kidizoom action cam in action

The kids versions of the action cameras are designed pretty much the same way as the adult GoPro cameras are.

The  camera can be mounted using one of several options – mounted to the handlebars of a bike, strapped to a helmet, worn on the chest using a harness of sorts or held by hand.

Many of these cameras come with a removable waterproof case. When the camera is locked tightly in the waterproof case, it can be used anywhere that water might be an issue.

It is safe to be fully submerged, worn while zipping down a waterside or out in the rain while splashing in muddy puddles.

Vtech Kidizoom Action Cam Review

vtech kidizoom action cam kitVtech, a leader in kids toys, has once again created one of the most popular kids’ action cams on the market today.  It is named the Vtech Action Cam. These cams come in two colors – yellow and purple.

Vtech has created an all in one kit that contains everything needed little videographers to record all their adventures.


Included in the kit:

-the camera
-usb computer connect and charge cable
-wrist strap to secure the camera while active
-double-sided tape to mount the camera to flat surfaces
-flat surface mounting removable clip
-bike mount for mounting it on handlebars
-mountable waterproof case


This small, lightweight camera can be taken anywhere to video anything. The rechargeable battery holds up for around 2 and a half hours before it needs a recharge.
vtech kidizoom action cam yellowbrickThe 1.4 inch LCD display gives your child a great view of what the camera is capturing. On the screen, your child can use some of the fun effects built into the camera to add bubbles to the background, give their friends funny faces and so much more.

Memory isn’t an issue with this handy little camera.

Since it takes a microSD card, you can purchase several cards for your kids to have handy.

Once the videos are captures, the camera can be connected to the computer and the videos downloaded to the computer and then uploaded to your kids’ favorite video sharing website.

Vtech Kidizoom Action Cam Case – Newvtech kidizoom action cam case

As of now, the only additional accessory available and needed for the action cams is a carrying case for the camera.

Vtech has filled the need with the Kidzoom Action Cam Case.  This case stores the camera, the waterproof case, the mounting clip and the USB cable in one easy to close, lightweight case.

vtech kidizoom action cam case



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Customer Ratings and Reviews

This camera has excellent ratings on Amazon.  It has #1  best seller in the preschool camera toys and rated 4.3 out of 5 stars.

– What a great camera for kids

– My grandson loved this camera

– Kid friendly

Read More Customer Reviews For The Vtech Kidizoom Action Cam


Our Verdict

Your kids are sure to have hours of fun making, editing and viewing the videos they make with their Vtech Action Cam.

VTech Kidizoom Camera Connect Review

vtech kidizoom camera connect reviewThe VTech Kidizoom Camera Connect is VTech’s attempt at creating a fun, durable camera for children.

It’s a great introductory camera for a child over the age of three.

It gives them a chance to take and edit pictures as well as videos. It has 4x zoom and an easy-to-read LCD screen.

The following VTech Kidizoom camera connect review will show how the VTech tends to all of these problems and surpasses expectations.

Features of the Vtech Kidizoom

There are a few different cameras on the market designed for children, but they all have their downfalls. Some aren’t durable enough and break down after only a few weeks of use. Others make it impossible to share or edit the captured media. Finally, those with the features you like tend to be priced outrageously.81MmM3-UaYL._SL1500_

It’s very durable and can take quite a beating. The plastic casing is strong and padded with rubber to ensure nothing is damaged while playing outside. On the inside, there are plenty of great features, such as mini-games to play on the LCD, 4x digital zoom, and voice editing.

The size and shape of the camera make it easy to hold, even for kids with small hands. It’s also very lightweight despite its rugged nature. There are two separate viewfinders that work together like a pair of binoculars. No need to view by shutting a single eye at a time, which can be surprisingly difficult for young children.

It features a nice 1.3 megapixel sensor. This might not be enough for the serious photographer, but it’s more than enough for a kid to take some quality photos. The pictures come out nice enough to be incorporated into the three games included in the device. You can see the images on the LCD screen on the back.

The software inside makes the device really shines. It has a lot going on and more than enough to keep any kid entertained. It can record videos and take pictures with borders and then edit that same media on the 1.8” LCD screen.

There is a built-in voice recorder that can be used independently of the video recorder and there are 5 voice changing effects that are a lot of fun for kids to play with. The 3 games included are more than just fun, they help build logic skills and improve creativity.

Finally, there’s the matter of batteries. The VTech Kidizoom comes loaded with old-school carbon zinc batteries. These should be replaced with something a little more modern and lasting. Once you’ve replaced the batteries you’ll find it has a decent lifespan. You can even use it with rechargeable AA NiMH batteries and save money in the long run.

Customer Reviews and Ratings

Vtech Kidizoom Reviewvtech-kidizoom-camera-connect-blue

This camera has excellent ratings on Amazon.  It has #1  best seller in the preschool camera toys and rated 4.2 out of 5 stars (953 customer ratings as of this writing)

– Perfect for the beginning photographer

– Great Children’s camera

– Excellent gift idea

Real reviews like the ones above indicate that this camera delivers for the preschool crowd!



Product Details Description
Popular Colors Blue and Pink
Age Recommendations 3 to 8 years old
Product Dimensions 6.2 x 3.2 x 1.9 inches ; 13.6 ounces
Weight 13.6 ounces
Batteries 4 AA are required and included

Our Verdict

The VTech Kidizoom is a great camera for its price range and purpose. You won’t be shooting beautiful shots of the moon anytime soon, but you will be having fun with your kids. Newer models will likely improve on some of the minor setbacks of this release.

This VTech Kidizoom Camera Connect Review gives a thumbs up!