The more kids I have, the more I appreciate quality toys. There is only so much plastic, throwaway stuff I can cope with! I don’t mind paying more for toys that are going to last.
My kids have grown up with a few VTech toys. I like that they inject learning into their toys, and they can survive the battering that four kids can give over the years!
The VTech Kidizoom DUO camera has been a recent addition to our toy collection, although it is much more than a toy… You can take photos and record videos, adding special effects to both. It also has inbuilt games, a voice recorder and loads of fun features to entertain the kids like the Silly Face Detector.
Its quite surprising how much you can do with it. And its a great way to introduce kids to tech.
Vtech Kidizoom Duo camera review:
- Ms Three likes playing the games (although I have to help her get started and restarted) and looking at the photos I take of her with the fun ‘You and Me’ effects. She also likes taking her own photos… So cute to see life from her perspective!
- Mr 5 likes playing the games the most and creating funny faces with the camera’s special effects
- Mr 8 takes it to the next level and creates his own videos incorporating the special effects like attacking dinosaurs and night vision goggles. The camera has over 70 special effects and it takes a slightly older kid to discover them all.
Me? I like that the camera is super robust; its compact so you can take it everywhere and I like that each of the kids gets something different out of it.
We’ll be taking it on holidays with us soon as its a great distraction toy, but the kids can also use it to take their own holidays snaps and videos.
The memory is pretty slim, but you can insert your own memory card to expand capacity and you can also easily upload the videos and photos to your computer.
VTech Kidizoom Due camera: The Lowdown
- RRP: $99.95
- Available in blue or pink
- It requires 4 x AA batteries
- The camera is for kids 3-9 years old. I’d say some of the features were a bit of a waste on my three-year-old, but she can grow into it. To get the most value I’d say this is for a 4-6 year old.
- The forward facing camera lens has 1600 x 1200 pixel resolution, the back facing camera offers 640 x 480 pixel resolution
- You can buy from good independent toy retailers and online from Toy Universe, Toys R Us and Harvey Norman.
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Disclosure: We received a VTech Kidizoom Due camera for review purposes and all opinions are our own.