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Old Dec 22, 2009, 12:45 AM   #1
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Default Best camera for a 3 year old? :)

So, I'm trying to get our little one hooked as early as possible. She loves taking Daddy's Cannon out and about for some funky 3 year old POV shots! So we want to get a camera that can stand up to her abuse, yet give some decent, non-grainy .3 MP shots. Crayola has what seems to be a decent little 2.1 MP camera, but I'm certainly not convinced yet.

Of course it doesn't need to be a 10MP Canon, but I (and she does too) want to be able to tell if she is taking a picture of our cat, or the contents of our kitchen cabinets (under $50, if possible)

Or maybe we should just get her a real cheap little Polaroid that won't bother me if it breaks?

Just wondering if any of you had any thoughts?
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Old Dec 22, 2009, 1:00 AM   #2
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you could always pick up a 5-6 year old camera off of craigslist or something as well.

but yea, any of the cheap drug-store cameras should do fine for a quick introduction, and chances are it will be broke at some point, so the less invested, the less worry.

as she gets older, you can upgrade.
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My kids have successively inherited my older point-and-shoots. If you don't have an old one laying around, craigslist or the clearance aisle at Wal-mart. Seriously, my sister found her kid a 3.1mp cheapie that retailed for ~$100 new on clearance for $20.
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Old Dec 23, 2009, 11:12 AM   #4
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in the UK fisher price do a kids camera which states from ages 3 up for £50 and it comes in pink or blue

The Kids Tough Digital Camera maintains its easy-to-use format and simple buttons while also featuring a 1.5” color LCD preview screen which allows kids to instantly see the picture they’ve taken and view or delete previous shots.
Kids Tough Digital Camera features:
• Image resolution of 1.3 Megapixels
• Take quality 4"x6" prints
• Auto-flash
• 64MB of Flash memory for storing up to 500 pictures
• USB Cable for computer connection
• Dual handle grips
• 2-eye view finder that makes it easy for kids to take great pictures
• Requires 4xAAA batteries (not included)
• Suitable for age 3 years
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