Back when I was a kid, I asked my mom for a camera because, back then, I dreamt of one day becoming a photographer. At first, she didn't want to get me one because she thought that it would be a waste of money. She had to get the camera, the film and the batteries for me. But at one point she gave in and got me one for my birthday.
I remember that it was one of those cameras where you had the roll of film inside and I just kept taking picture after picture after picture. When I asked my mom for another roll of film, she got mad at me for wasting the first roll of film. Ever since then, I got the mindset that being a photographer would simply cost too much.
Are you experiencing the same thing with your child or maybe your niece or nephew? Do you want to encourage him or her but without compromising your budget?
Nowadays, there are these things being manufactured that are called the kids' digital camera. These cameras are typically covered in little animals and cartoons. They also widely vary in price. But don't get fooled by the colorful exteriors.
Here is the list of qualifications for the camera you're going to purchase.
The first thing that you need to make sure that the camera has is expandable memory. Once you hand the kid the camera, chances are, he is going to go crazy and will want to capture everything in the camera of his. So, you have to provide him with the memory that his eagerness needs.
The second thing that you're going to need is a built-in flash. After the child takes all the pictures that his camera can handle, he may feel a little discouraged when he sees the quality of his pictures without the flash. Giving him a camera with a built-in flash will give him good enough pictures that will give him a sense of pride in his work.
The third feature that the camera is going to need is a USB connection. This is more ideal than the serial connector. The USB connector is a lot faster when transferring the photos. This is perfect because with children, they generally want to see things immediately or else, their attention will be shifted to another thing and forget about photography altogether.
The last important feature is the megapixels. With cameras that have low megapixels, the quality of the photos will not be very good. Same as with the cameras that lack the built-in flash, when the child sees that his work wasn't what he expected, this will discourage him.
To further help you in looking for the perfect kids' digital camera, here are some popular brands that offer digital cameras specially manufactured for kids. There is the Jazz Shockproof Kids Digital Camera that has 3.1 megapixels. Also, VTech, a popular brand that produces educational toys for children, also offers a wide range of digital cameras for your children.
In this day and age, kids should be given the freedom to dream of their future and they should be encouraged in every profession that they want to do because that's where success starts.