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Fisher-Price Tough Camera is Built for Kids

Updated on April 6, 2013

Kids will love taking photos with the Fisher-Price Tough cameras

Kids are fascinated by digital cameras. They love seeing the images in the viewfinder and replaying photos on the screen. It's no wonder they often want to use their parents' cameras. But parents aren't so thrilled about letting their little kids use their expensive equipment. So toy manufacturers have solved the problem by developing affordable kids digital cameras, such as the Fisher-Price Tough camera line. Learn more about this camera for little kids, as well as other digital cameras for children.

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Fisher-Price Tough Camera is Built for 3 to 7-Year-Olds

But parents might not be impressed with 1.3 MP picture quality

As digital cameras started to replace traditional film cameras, they put the power of great photography in the hands of virtually everyone who could hold a camera. Without the worry of paying for film, shutterbugs could now take as many photos as they wanted (making it easier to get great shots) and delete anything that didn't look good. The only ones left out of the fun were often little kids, who weren't trusted to play with their parents' new-fangled, high-tech (and expensive) toys.

Fisher-Price took away that barrier. At the end of 2006, they introduced the Kid-Tough Digital Camera, which they called, "the first preschool-appropriate digital camera that is tough enough and easy enough for a preschooler to use." The Fisher-Price "Tough" camera quickly became a favorite of kids, parents and critics. In 2007, the camera earned the Electronic Entertainment Toy of the Year award at the Toy Industry Association's annual T.O.T.Y. Awards in New York.

Despite its popularity, it's not the camera for everyone. It's great for parents who don't want to spend a lot of money and just want their preschoolers or kindergarteners a camera to play with, even if the pictures aren't great. The major drawback to this camera is the poor photo quality. On high resolution, it offers only 1.3 megapixel quality, and at low resolution, it's a mere .3 megapixel.

But the Fisher-Price Tough camera line has a lot of good features, too, including the fact that the line now includes a waterproof camera and a video camera, so budding photographers can expand their horizons. And the best feature and the one that make it popular in the first place is that it's "kid tough." Commercials show it bouncing down a flight of stairs with no ill effects. When you're handing a camera to a young child, durability is a KEY factor.

The newer Kid-Tough cameras also have a larger viewfinder and more storage capacity than the orignal one. They now feature a 1.6-inch viewfinder, a storage capacity of 500+ digital images, 4X digital zoom, enhanced low-light performance and photo editing software.

For young videographers, the Fisher-Price Tough camera line also includes a Kid-Tough video camera. The manufacturer says the camcorders are made to "survive drop and drop after drop." It features a 1.4-inch LCD preview screen, rubberized dual handle grips and built-in memory that will store up to 5 minutes of video.And both the cameras and camcorders come in a choice of blue and pink, so boys and girls can both sport their favorite colors.

Parents may not be thrilled with the quality of these toys, but kids will love any of these cameras. And isn't your child's happiness what it's all about?

Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Digital Camera (Pink) - Perfect for small hands

Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Digital Camera, Pink
Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Digital Camera, Pink

Description: It’s a real digital camera that’s kid friendly and built to survive, drop after drop after drop. Features easy & child friendly controls with a new sleek design. Kids can take pictures and view them instantly on the color screen. Inbuilt memory stores up to 2000 pictures, 4X digital zoom, dual eye viewfinder, enhanced imager for good low light performance, and downloadable PC based software for special effects (stampers, frames, etc.). Requires 4 AAA (LR03) Alkaline 1,5V. Not Included. Please dispose of batteries safely. 3-7 Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. Mac is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

 

Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Digital Camera (Blue) - Boys will love the blue one!

Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Digital Camera, Blue
Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Digital Camera, Blue

Description: Built tough enough for kids—and now even better! This kid-tough camera is a real digital camera that's tough enough to stand up to the ways kids play and the places they go. Now it has even more features, for better pictures in more situations! For children ages 3 years and up.

 

Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Digital Waterproof Camera - A waterproof camera for kids

The Fisher-Price Tough waterproof camera is a good choice for very young kids. For older kids, however, you may want to test out the new Nikon S30, one of the best Nikons for kids due to its shockproof, waterproof construction.

Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Digital Waterproof Camera
Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Digital Waterproof Camera

Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Digital Camera The award-winning and best-selling Kid Tough Digital Camera is tougher and better than ever with the addition of enhanced "kid tough" styling and the new dimension of waterproof! The camera features an easy-to-use format and simple buttons along side a 1.5" color LCD preview screen. This screen allows kids to instantly see the picture they've taken and view or delete previous shots. Image resolution of 1.3 or .3 megapixels provides for quality 4"x 6" prints. This camera features auto-flash, 64MB of flash memory for storing up to 500 pictures, USB cable for computer connection, dual handle grips, and a two-eye view finder that makes it easy for kids to take great pictures.

 

LEGO Digital Camera - 3.0 Megapixel digital camera for kids

If you're looking for a camera with slightly better resolution than the Fisher-Price Tough camera, the LEGO camera is another fun choice for kids. It offers 3.0 MP quality with a fun LEGO design.

LEGO 3MP Digital Camera
LEGO 3MP Digital Camera

Product description: Now all the fun of LEGO bricks is engineered into a real digital camera. The LEGO Digital Camera looks like it is built completely from LEGO bricks, but it can not be taken apart. LEGO bricks can be added to the top and the bottom so kids can integrate it into their building creations. But this is not a toy. Its a full functioning 3MP digital camera featuring 1.5" LCD screen, built-in flash, fixed focus and digital zoom. The camera holds up to 80 photos at a time. Let your imagination go wild.

 

Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Video Camera - Blue - Kids like to shoot videos, too

Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Video Camera - Blue
Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Video Camera - Blue

Description: Movie directors are getting younger all the time - with help from the Kid Tough Video Camera. It’s designed so little hands can hold it steady and access all the buttons. And since no one likes to wait, they can replay video instantly on the camera. Hmmm not quite perfect? Just delete and shoot again. Share the fun with the whole family on the computer—or on the TV. Features: Child-friendly controls for ease of use, SD card slot for extra recording time, Easy computer and TV connection, Downloadable file management software, and High quality, 1.4” color TFT screen. Minimum System Requirements: Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, 5 MB hard drive space available for installation, USB port and USB cable for computer connectivity, Internet connection required, 3.5mm A/V cable needed for TV connection (not included). Mac users: Just connect this camera directly to your Mac and transfer images using the Finder. Requires 4 AA batteries.

 

Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Video Camera - Pink

Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Video Camera - Pink
Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Video Camera - Pink

Description: Movie directors are getting younger all the time - with help from the Kid Tough Video Camera. It’s designed so little hands can hold it steady and access all the buttons. And since no one likes to wait, they can replay video instantly on the camera. Hmmm not quite perfect? Just delete and shoot again. Share the fun with the whole family on the computer—or on the TV. Features: Child-friendly controls for ease of use, SD card slot for extra recording time, Easy computer and TV connection, Downloadable file management software, and High quality, 1.4” color TFT screen. Minimum System Requirements: Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, 5 MB hard drive space available for installation, USB port and USB cable for computer connectivity, Internet connection required, 3.5mm A/V cable needed for TV connection (not included). Mac users: Just connect this camera directly to your Mac and transfer images using the Finder. Requires 4 AA batteries.

 

More Kids Digital Cameras - Fisher-Price Tough cameras aren't the only option

There are now several models of kids digital cameras on the market, made especially for little hands. Check this list to see what else is available.

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