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Buy Lego Digital Camera and Lego Stop Motion Video Camera Online
I came across the Lego Camera and the Lego Video Camera when I started researching children's cameras after speaking to my grandson a while ago. I had asked him what he wanted for Christmas and if he had a list. (He is ten by the way) "Well Nannie", he said "I actually only want a Camera and a Crystal growing set - so, if you can't afford to buy me a camera, you could get me the crystal growing set because they don't cost as much". His new word is 'actually' but it actually made me think about what cameras were available for children of his age. He absolutely loves Lego and can often be heard in his bedroom first thing in the morning, playing with his Star Wars Legos and acting out all the parts.
That is what I love about Legos, it really is a fantastic toy for imaginative play so, when I found these legos Cameras that look as though they are made of bricks (although they cannot be taken apart) and have places on them where you can attach legos bricks or legos minifigures, I thought they looked just brilliant!
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It gets great reviews for ease of use, durability and the fact that bricks can be added to the top and the bottom to incorporate it into Legos projects that may be being built at the time.
- The camera has a 1.5" color LCD screen, an integrated flash, fixed focus and a digital zoom.
- The camera memory can hold up to 80 pictures at a time and it is easy to download these to a computer via a USB connection.
- The battery life will depend on how often you use the flash, one reviewer said about four hours of constant use, another said it needed changing after 50 flash photos.
Of the reviews that I have read, the vast majority are very good to excellent (4 and 5 stars).
The only downside is that the picture quality is not high but reviewers pointed out that their children were delighted with it and it is only a 3 MP camera.
For more advanced young photographers, Lego have now brought out a higher resolution 8 MP camera with the same styling.
For the price, I think it is an absolutely excellent way to introduce children to photography and to get them started on a hobby that will give them pleasure for life.
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LEGO Stop Animation Video Camera
This Lego Video Camera is brilliant – LEGO has teamed with Digital Blue to create a camera which not only take stills pictures and record videos but also allows you to make stop animation movies and create animated films of your legos minifigures – or anything else that takes your fancy.
The comes complete with a Macro lens so that when you ask your lego mini figure ‘Are you ready for your close-up?’, you really do mean close-up! In order to enable you to make stop motion animation films, the camera is supplied with an adjustable tripod, two Lego mini-figs (mini figures), and the LEGO Stop Animation Studio Software CD. Lego Stop Animation Video Camera
To enable viewing of what you are shooting with your camera, there is a 1.5” screen that can be rotated for ease of viewing.
The basic idea of stop animation is very simple, the film is shot a frame at a time with the figure or figures being moved very slightly between each frame. When all the images are put together, the result is an animated film! The videos below illustrate this.
If you want to use the capabilities of the software to the full, you can add sound, captions, scrolling credits, transitions between scenes and so on – take a look at the second video.
When you have had your Directorial Debut with this great little camera, post your Epic Production on YouTube!
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