My Little Camera
November 20, 2009 3:57 PM   Subscribe

Can you recommend a reasonably-priced digital camera for a bright seven-year-old girl? Bonus points if it's available in pink.
posted by timeistight to Technology (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
This is an excellent camera... and it comes in pink. I have one and love it.

This is a cheaper version of the same one, not quite as good, but still pink!
posted by ORthey at 4:16 PM on November 20, 2009


This is a $65 digital camera that I currently own, in the pink, an it has been just fine. It is not amazing, and it doesn't hold the longest battery charge, but it's cheap and digital.

http://bit.ly/7xz5g2

(I can't get the formatting to work on my iPhone. That's an Amazon link.)
posted by mckenney at 4:40 PM on November 20, 2009


This is a great, very small Nikon but in red, not pink, if that's an option. I have one in silver, and I'm very impressed with it. They are available in Target stores.
posted by The Deej at 4:55 PM on November 20, 2009


I got my daughter a pink Samsung SL30 for her 8th birthday, she loves it!

posted by Duke999R at 5:10 PM on November 20, 2009


Those Canons are great. But at $75 this Polaroid version might fit the bill - because let's face it, even bright 7 year olds lose stuff, spill stuff, drop stuff. A few people in the reviews say they've purchased that camera for their kids and it's worked well.
posted by barnone at 5:10 PM on November 20, 2009


Whoops!
Pinkness
posted by Duke999R at 5:12 PM on November 20, 2009


I would personally worry about giving one of the Canons to a 7-year-old. They're great cameras for an adult, but can be a little fragile for someone who might drop it or accidentally push on the retractable lens, etc.
posted by jferg at 7:17 PM on November 20, 2009


Nikon CoolPix S220.
posted by Emperor SnooKloze at 8:21 PM on November 20, 2009


I would personally worry about giving one of the Canons to a 7-year-old. They're great cameras for an adult, but can be a little fragile for someone who might drop it or accidentally push on the retractable lens, etc.

On the other hand, when we upgraded to a newer model we gave our old Canon to our older daughter, who just turned seven, and she treats it like a precious jewel. Of course she might drop it, but I'm as likely to drop the new one. For what it's worth, she also knows exactly how to upload her pictures all by herself, charges her own battery, etc.

Long story short, consider your kid's fine motor skills and level of responsibility. I wouldn't trust my younger kid to carry a stuffed animal from room to room without disaster, but I'd let the older one drive the car if her feet would reach the pedals.
posted by padraigin at 9:37 PM on November 20, 2009


We gave our kids a Kodak EasyShare and it's been good and reliable. You'll be amazed at how quickly your girl will figure out the bells and whistles on whatever you give her--my kids are better at it than I am!

Re the "drop it" issue, the best thing you can do is when you give it to her, find a neck lanyard instead of the wrist lanyard that they all seem to come with, and drill her on putting the lanyard around her neck whenever she uses the camera. That's helped our cameras live significantly longer lives.
posted by dlugoczaj at 5:49 AM on November 21, 2009


Do you want a real camera or a toy camera? We gave our 7 year old niece this Vtech camera (pink) and she loves it. It's almost indestructible, and it has buttons to add funny effects to photos. It records video too.

However, it is still a toy camera, the photo quality is not that good. She doesn't care (yet).
posted by clearlydemon at 4:06 PM on November 26, 2009


We got her the Fuji Finepix Z33WP. It seemed like it was tough enough to survive two or three years and capable enough to keep her interest that long.

We're the grandparents, by the way, so we have a license to spoil.
posted by timeistight at 9:47 AM on November 30, 2009


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