VTech Kidizoom Camera Connect Review

By | August 29, 2015

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


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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!

Specifications


 

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!

 

 

10 thoughts on “VTech Kidizoom Camera Connect Review

  1. Tim

    VTech products are some of the best on the market. My 4 year old daughter has a Kurio tablet that’s made by VTech and its remained in great shape for 2 years now. I would recommend their products to anyone and I think you did a great review here. Thanks Dee!

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  2. Eric

    The VTech Kidizoom sounds great. My son is three and loves to take pictures with my cellphone. I always cringe when I see him pick my phone up as I am worried he’s going to damage it. This sounds like an amazing alternative. I’m definitely going to check it out. Thanks!

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    1. admin

      Thanks for the comments. I started this site because my granddaughter love my cellphone also.

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  3. Emily

    Can this model accommodate a microSD card? The game software probably takes us a fair amount of the memory, I suspect. I have the feeling that my two girls would need a little extra storage space.

    Also, I heard years ago, before I had kids, about a kid’s camera that was waterproof. Would you happen to know if those are still around?

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    1. admin

      Yes, this camera comes with a micro SD slot for memory expansion. The Vtech action cam is waterproof.

      Thanks!

      Reply
  4. donnacaliegh

    I was going to ask you if there is a way to save the pictures on your computer but then I clicked on your top link and my question was answered: yes you can save them :) So now that I know that, this would be a great gift! I know you said it’s for 3 and up, but I wonder if it would be appropriate for my nephew who will be about 2 1/2 by the time the holidays roll around. What do you think? Should I wait until his next birthday when he turns 3 or would you recommend it for a 2 1/2 year old?

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    1. admin

      I would get it kids are so smart these days. My granddaughter who is 1 likes to play with our cell phone. She holds it to her ear!

      THANKS for asking.

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  5. Su

    Thanks for the detailed review of the kidizoom camera by Vtech. I am looking for a camera for my 3 year old nephew who loves to take pictures with my phone. I was wondering if the photos are able to be downloaded to a computer? And about how many photos can be stored in the camera’s memory. Again, thanks for the review :)

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    1. admin

      Thanks for the comment. The photos are indeed downloadable. This neat little camera holds 800 photos and has a card slot for extra memory. Extra memory is cheap and you could hold thousands of pictures. I have a post explaining SD memory, if you want more info.

      Thanks again.

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