Kidizoom Action Cam Yellow

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    What It Is

    The Kidizoom Action Cam is an on-the-go video and still photo camera designed just for kids, so they can record and share their active exploits. The Action Cam (available in yellow or purple) packs a lot of features for its small size. It has a 1.41-inch color LCD screen, and out of the box it has 128 MB of storage, which means about 600 still photos, six minutes of video at 160 x 120 resolution or 2.5 minutes at 320 x 240. However, you can also purchase a separate MicroSD card up to 32 GB to expand the memory and allow you to take photos and videos in higher resolution. For this review, however, we just worked with the basic camera out of the box. We charged up the battery and put the camera to work. Set up is easy, though an adult may want to help the younger children. Scroll through menu options for settings such as date and so forth. You can access photo or video mode either from the main menu or by using the buttons on the top of the camera. Add filters, backgrounds, and, in stop motion video mode, even music.

    But of course, VTech called this an "action cam" for a reason. The set comes with everything you need to take the show on the road and attach the camera to a bike, bike helmet, or skateboard. You can even take it in the pool up to six feet deep with the waterproof case. All of these are easy to use and super stable, though an adult may want to help make sure everything is attached correctly.

    When you're done shooting, you can download your content into any photo program for editing and sharing. Then you can play any of the onboard games, though they seemed to us more a secondary benefit. And yes, this is going to stand up to very active play. It's been designed for that with silicone bumpers and shock-and-drop-resistant engineering.

    Is It Fun?

    We were impressed by how easy the Kidizoom Action Cam is to use and the quality of the results. All the functions of the camera are highly intuitive, which means kids will have as much fun exploring and being creative with what they're shooting as they will in shooting. Overall, we were extremely impressed by this camera for quality, versatility, value, and most importantly, engaging, long-term fun for kids.

    Who It’s For

    The Kidizoom Action Cam is for ages 4 and up. It will appeal to active kids who love creating and sharing videos.

    What To Be Aware Of

    The Kidizoom Action Cam runs on a rechargeable lithium polymer battery. The battery is not replaceable.

    (c) TTPM
  • The minute we saw this Vtech Kidizoom Action Cam Yellow at the International Toy Fair last February, we knew this would be a big hit. The hidden feature? It gets kids moving! This is a true Auntventure gift!