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Old Feb 2, 2003, 9:04 AM   #1
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Default Advice on camera for school kids

I wonder if anyone could help. I've been asked by school to research digital cameras with the aim of buying one for the school. The children are age 7-11 and we need a camera that's very simple to use, quite robust and quite cheap. Someone at the school is very keen on a Sony Mavica because it will take floppy discs as well as memory sticks. I'm not sure that is the best justification for choosing a camera. I'm more inclined to look for something with a docking station for ease of use. Maybe a Kodak or something.

Any suggestions please?
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Old Feb 2, 2003, 9:28 AM   #2
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Think about kids that age opening up anything without getting peanut butter, jam, pop, ... into it. That should be enough to make you move to a docking station system. A quick look at the price of those Sonys should discourage those thoughts as well - though they seem to have started to go on sale.
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Old Feb 2, 2003, 9:33 AM   #3
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try and see if this camera meets your needs:

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Old Feb 2, 2003, 10:34 AM   #4
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Might be an idea to avoid zoom lenses - they're very fragile.
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