Playskool Showcam 2-in-1 Digital Camera and Projector

Playskool Showcam 2-in-1 Digital Camera and Projector

My three-year-old son loves taking pictures. He is constantly grabbing our iPhones to take pictures of us and he asks to use my heavy DSLR all the time. Knowing that he is just a tad clumsy I rarely let go of the DSLR and help him take photos while I hold it, most times it all ends in tears and frustration because he wants to do it on his own.

Enter the Hasbro Playskool Showcam 2-in-1 Digital Camera and Projector, a two-in-one digital camera and projector that looks like a DSLR but it’s made for children. The buttons, controls and grips are all perfect for little hands and they are super easy to use plus the camera features over 50 silly effects that allow them to customize their photos.

Playskool Showcam 2-in-1 Digital Camera and Projector

The camera also comes with a USB cable port that makes it easy to save, print and e-mail the photos your children takes (USB cable not provided).

To turn the camera on children flip a green button on the back and then choose between two different modes of play. They can pick the camera mode to take pictures or the projector mode.  Subjects are previewed in the camera’s viewfinder and after pressing a big button on the back children can take a photo. The fun effects can be activated before taking the photo and pics can be customized after that.

Playskool Showcam 2-in-1 Digital Camera and Projector

The projector mode allows them to browse through the photos in the camera to pick what they would like to project. The picture quality of the projector is best when the camera is located about two feet from the wall.

My son loves his new camera and asks to take it with him when we go out, specially if he sees me packing up my DSLR. I love that the camera is big and sturdy enough to take the impact when he drops it, it’s already happened a few times! The quality of the photos is actually not too bad for a child’s camera.

The camera holds up to 1,000 photos and it requires 4 AA batteries (not included). Once the camera is full you can download the photos to your computer and delete them from the camera to start from 0.

The Playskool Showcam 2-in-1 Digital Camera and Projector would really make a fabulous holiday gift for any little photography lovers out there. If you are purchasing this as a holiday gift I recommend adding a pack of batteries to wrap with the camera or a set of rechargeable batteries and charger.

Win it: One lucky US/CAN reader will win a Playskool Showcam 2-in-1 Digital Camera and Projector ($70 value!). Enter to win now via Rafflecopter below. Good Luck!

Disclosure:  I received a sample of a product to facilitate this post.  All views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.

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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

277 responses to “Playskool Showcam 2-in-1 Digital Camera and Projector”

  1. My son as been asking for this for xmas!

  2. I would love to win one for my son, he loves to take photos!

  3. My granddaughter, although it looks as though it may be as large as she is!

  4. This would be a great gift for my 4 year old who loves using our real camera!!

  5. Because my little girl would love this

  6. I would love this for my son. He loves taking pictures & this would be very age appropriate for his developmental age! Thank you for the review & for the giveaway.

  7. I would love to win for my little girl so she dosent always want to use the real camera! The projector would be awesome too.

  8. My son has been asking for one

  9. Love this!

  10. I would love
    To win this for my daughter!!

  11. My 3 year old daughter.

  12. I would love to win this because my 2.5 year old daughter LOVES taking photos. I actually gave her my old broken point and shoot, but that doesn’t even compare to this! She would go absolutely crazy. Thank you for the opportunity!

  13. We have some friends who are filmmakers and their young daughter will obviously be wanting a camera of her own!

  14. i would love to win for my daughter . She loves taking pictures

  15. This would be a great gift for either my 2 1/2 y/o second cousin Caleb or my friend’s 2 1/2 y/o son Jedidiah:)

  16. My 2.5 year old son would love this!

  17. I was actually thinking of getting this for my son for Christmas!

  18. my daughter has started stealing my DSLR.. my heart stops everytime she manages to get it, she’d love one of her own to take pictures with 🙂

  19. It would be a great gift for my grand daughter!

  20. My daughter would love this.

  21. This would be an awesome gift for my son!! He loves taking pictures

  22. My son actually has this on his list!

  23. My son would love it!

  24. Because my son picks up on me taking pictures so this would be the perfect gift for him.

  25. my daughter loves to play with my rea camera so i KNOW she will love this…l

  26. I have a DSLR and my son is constantly intrigued and wants to use it, I am too afraid of him breaking it. This would allow him to capture the world around him through his own lens and not be so nervewrecking.

  27. My 3 year old would LOVE this! He is always taking pictures and videos with our phones. He has the V-Tech Video Camera and he has such a good time with it. I can imagine what he would do with this camera!

  28. My 3-year old would LOVE it!

  29. omg, this looks amazing! ineed this

  30. this would be so much fun for my granddaughter, who keeps wanting to use her mum’s expensive camera. She could have this and be as happy as a lark 🙂

  31. I would love to win for my son- he loves taking photos of things with my phone!

  32. My boys love taking pictures. They would love it! And leave my camera alone…maybe!

  33. My daughter would love this toy, she loves to use my phone for pictures or videos of herself.

  34. My son is a camera hog! He loves getting his picture taken..lol And taking pics of anything he sees, he’s quite the rambunctious kid at 2!
    He would LOVE this to take pics with, and would jump over the moon if he could see them projected on the wall!
    Thank you 🙂

  35. 3 daughters would love to take pics and to show them off.

  36. Love to win this for my 5 yr old granddaughter because shes just like me..we both love taking pics and my camera doesn’t have silly effects like this one so who wouldn’t want one. Its awesome.

  37. My son has figured out how to turn on and take pictures with my digital camera, but he also changes settings and erases things! I’d love for him to have his own camera 🙂

  38. My two kids would love it!

  39. My 3year daughter would love this! She keeps taking pictures on my DSL camera. I’m afraid she will drop it! This would be perfect for her to have and to mimic me

  40. This is awesome! With 4 kids in the house our cell phones only go so far. This would be a great addition to our house.

  41. This would be fun for my son, he likes taking photos

  42. Just the gift to encourage my little guys creativity!

  43. This would make a great present for my stepdaughters!

  44. has so many uses and it’s easy to use my kids would love it.

  45. my sister would love using this. : )

  46. I would love to win because it is so much fun seeing through the eyes of a little one. oh the pictures my girls have taken with disposable cameras some so funny

  47. My boys would have a blast with this camera!

  48. I would love to win this so my son can have his own camera and quit using mine. 🙂

  49. I would love this because my daughter wants one of these for Christmas! It is what she asks for every day!

  50. would love this for my son

  51. My son would love this 🙂

  52. Oh boy would my 3 little ones love this.

  53. My daughter always wants my camera when I take photos, but it’s a $900 one. Having her own would make her so happy!

  54. My grandson Ben has this on his wishlist.

  55. I have two kids who would love to win this.

  56. Would love to win this for my little guy. My Father in laws hobby is photography and my son always tells me he wants to be like grandpa, this would be perfect for him 🙂

  57. I would Love to win one because my son ALWAYS wants My camera to play with and I think he would LOVE this one even more then mine!

  58. Would love for my 3 year old!

  59. this would be great to win.. kids always love playing with the camera. My daughter’s a bit young now but she can use it later

  60. I would love this for my 2 year old because I take a LOT of pictures of him and his little brother and he seems very interested in my camera, I would love for him to have his own! Thank you for the giveaway!

  61. for my niece!

  62. My daughter woul love this!!! Cheese!

  63. I would like to win this for my son 🙂

  64. It would be a lot of fun for my niece

  65. Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this for my son!!! He would love to have this, he’s becoming quite the photographer 🙂

  66. Both my girls would be over the moon for one of these cameras!!
    My eldest has been asking for a while for one of these!

  67. My niece has been saying she wants a camera for Christmas.. this would be perfect for her 🙂

  68. I am a photographer and my son loves to copy everything mommy does so a little camera of his own would be so neat!

  69. my 3 year old would love this!!

  70. Would LOVE to win because my son has been “begging” for this for Christmas. Even asking Santa every time we see him at the mall. Lol. My son doesn’t realize that “Santa” was already finished all the Christmas shopping before he started asking for it. “Santa” is trying very hard to stand her ground and stay within budget! LOL**fingers crossed**

  71. I want to win because. my son would love! It can take many photos!

  72. I would love to win this for my boys so they can have a camera like mom!

  73. I’d love to win this for my daughter. Her little kids camera just broke so this would be perfect.

  74. So my daughter stops taking my phone and pretending to take pictures.

  75. my niece would love this she sees her mom taking pictures all the time and wants to use her camera

  76. my dtr would get a hoot out of this

  77. my sister is a photographer and my niece is always dying to “play with mommy’s camera” this would be perfect for her! and the projector feature means not hogging mommy’s computer or printing and wasting paper!

  78. My two girls would LOVE it!!!

  79. Three grandbabies. Need I say more? This would be a welcome gift!

  80. My little boys would love it. They have been wanting cameras, but I don’t want to purchase an adult one because it will probably get broken. This sounds perfect

  81. I would like to win the Playskool Showcam 2-in-1 Digital Camera and Projector because my son would love this.

  82. My 3 year old granddaughter always wants to play with my camera, it would be great to let her play with one of these.

  83. To give to my great niece and nephew to have fun with!

  84. I want to win this for my neice this would be a great gift

  85. Because my daughter thinks she is a photographer and would love it

  86. My 2 year old son tries to take pictures with my camera all the time, and he would LOVE this!

  87. My daughter absolutely loves the camera and loves even more, to take photos. She would adore this

  88. My niece would like this

  89. I would love this because my niece has become really interested in the camera and having her own would make her very happy

  90. There’s a toddler my daughter looks after who would love one of these. She could help him learn to use it.

  91. My daughter has been wanting a camera for so long and this would be great for her to have on her bday

  92. i would like to win this for my son

  93. Braden would LOVE this! He’s so keen on my camera, it’s a great one and appropriate for him.

  94. I would like to win because my daughter loves taking pictures, and she would really love this 🙂

  95. Would love to win this for our 2 year old daughter, who loves “taking pictures” of EVERYTHING! She needs her own kid friendly camera 🙂

  96. My niece would love this!

  97. I’d love to win this because it would make an awesome gift for my daughters!

  98. It would be a great gift for my daughter

  99. I really enjoy photography so it would be a lot of fun if my little one can share my interest.

  100. because I think it is a good play toy for kids and they can use their imagination with it

  101. Our last kids camera has died, and I’m not ready to give them an adult one yet.

  102. my son loves to put on shows of any kind, it would be neat to see the world from his point of view

  103. I think this would be a great gift for my best friends son. she lives far from her family so it would be great for him to take pictures of them when he can and share his adventures when theyre away… i’d keep it for my son but he’s a tad too little still!

  104. my kids were begging for this.. they love cameras

  105. I would love to win this because it would make a great gift to my nephew!

  106. my preschooler would love this!

  107. the projector is a clever feature!

  108. This would be fun to take along on our holiday vacation.

  109. My babygirl has been begging for one 🙂

  110. I would LOVE to win this for my boys! They try and use my camera all the time, and this seems like way for them to feel like they have their own and they might leave mine alone …

  111. I think my daughter would love this!

  112. I would love it for my niece who loves takking pics. debbie jackson http://pinterest.com/jacksondeb/

  113. This would be awesome for my grandson!

  114. I’d like to win this for my son because he loves to take pictures. It would be great for him to have his very own camera that I know he couldn’t break. Plus, he’d have fun doing “shows” of his pictures with the projector.

  115. I want to win for my oldest son. He really wants a show cam.

  116. I would love to win this for my 3 year old son. He loves taking pictures as well. I have never seen a digital kids camera with a screen before. He would be so excited!

  117. I would love to win this for my nephew who loves stuff like this.

  118. My son would absolutely love this!

  119. W!hat a great toy for kids and adults to use!

  120. I want one of these for my girls, they would love it!

  121. I would like to win it because my granddaughter would love it. Cameras seem to fascinate her

  122. Oh gosh this toy is just the coolest! I would love to have it for my toddler – she’s obsessed with adult electronics (phones, cameras, laptops) and has become quite the pro at taking pictures with my phone 😉 she would absolutely love a camera of her own!

  123. My toddler would LOVE this!!! He loves taking my phone, says, “CHEESE!” and pretends to take pictures (I keep my phone locked). He always wants to use the camera but he’s 2 and a bit clumsy. He would use this all the time!

  124. I would love to win this for my nephew !

  125. My three year old is into photography lately and is constantly taking my iPhone to take pics and also knows how to go to the photo app and look at them. Having his own camera instead of hijacking my phone would be great!

  126. My nephew would be the perfect age for this!

  127. I would love to win this for my daughter she loves to take pictures!

  128. I would love to win this for my 2 yr old who loves her pic taken and loves to use my phone to take pictures of EVERYTHING!

  129. I want to win it for my daughter, she would love it!

  130. I’d love to win this for my son. He’d have so much fun with it!

  131. I would love to win this because my 3 year old daughter absolutely loves getting ahold of our family camera and snapping random pics. This would be perfect for her and would help her leave ours alone!

  132. My son would LOVE this!!! He is always taking my phone and saying, “CHEESE!” and pretending to take pictures (my phone is locked). He tries to take our camera, but he’s 2 and clumsy so he can’t use it on his own. This would be perfect for him!

    (Sorry if this posts twice. The page wasn’t loading correctly and I couldn’t find my comment.)

  133. My daughter is 2.5 and really starting to get into pictures. She loves to ‘borrow’ my phone to use the camera. I think this would be great for her.

  134. I have not seen this type of product for a child’s use. I would love to win this for my grand daughter.

  135. Both my boys would love this!!

  136. my son wold love this! he would be able to show us all his pictures!

  137. My son is always wanting to take and look at photos on my phone so this would be perfect for him.

  138. id love this for my son he can take pictures with his camera while I do pictures with mine. They would look more alike and this is actually functional!

  139. I know a little fellow who would love this. 🙂

  140. I’d like to win it for one of my granddaughters. Think she’d have a lot fun with it.

  141. Anytime I try to take pictures of my little grandson, he wants to use my camera. I think he would love having his own!

  142. I would like to win a Showcam because its a fun easy way for kids to be creative! I think that both of my kids would love it.

  143. my son would love this!!!

  144. Would love this to try and save my own not so cheap camera

  145. My kids like playing with my camera, so it would be nice for them to have this and their very own.

  146. I recently saw it in the store and was considering buying this for my son. TY for the chance

  147. My niece who loves taking pictures!
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  148. OMG, I’m a photographer, and my daughter is almost 3 and is taking pictures with this Playskool digi camera that she got a year ago to be just like mommy, and she loves it. This. THIS. Would be amazing – she would go nuts.

  149. This is so cool. Love the projector aspect to let kids entertain others.

  150. my Son would love this was he tries to play with my good canon camera…. he love to take photo on my iphone all the time too..

  151. FOR MY GRANDCHILDREN

  152. I would love to win this for my grandchildren.

  153. My daughter is obsessed with taking photos on my phone. She would love this!

  154. I would love to win because my nephew would love this

  155. I would love to win the Playskool Showcam 2-in-1 Digital Camera and Projector for my little grandson. He would have a great time with this!

  156. I would love to win this for my twin nieces, they are 4 and I know they would have so much fun with this camera/projector.

  157. My daughter loves grabbing my camera to take pictures. This would be perfect for her!

  158. my husband and I both have dslr cameras and the kids are always trying to take them so they can be the photographers. this would be great for them to get practice without me worrying about them dropping my camera.

  159. I’d love to win one for my 4 year old! I love the animation feature

  160. I am sure my nine grandchildren would have a great time with this camera!

  161. I would love to win this for my daughters
    thanks

  162. I would love for my 3 year old. he loves to take pictures, if he had this perhaps he would leave my iphone alone 🙂

  163. My niece would like this

  164. I’d love to win this for my grandson who is 7. He’s constantly taking my phone and camera to make mini movies and he’d love to have the ability to have his own tool.

  165. my 3 year old would have a blast with this, he’s always taking pictures with my cell phone

  166. My 3 year old would have a lot of fun with this because he is starting to ask a lot how things work

  167. my grandson has a kids camera and would love this upgrade

  168. So my son could have one cool gift! He would play with this so much. Thank you

  169. my boys would love to use this.

  170. My sons would love to have this to use. And it might keep them from stealing my camera.

  171. It would be fun for my kids 🙂

  172. I’d love to win this for my 5 year old she loves taking pictures and showing them to everyone

  173. I’d love to win this camera for my 3 year old nephew

  174. Would love that for my nephew!

  175. I would love to win this because my daughter has recently taken an interest in our camera, but I don’t like to let her “play” with it, because it was very expensive and I would hate to have something happen to it. This would be perfect for her to have her very own camera that she can use all by herself!

  176. My daughter loves taking pictures. I seen this in the store the other day and I thought it was so awesome!

  177. I would love to win one because it would be perfect for my daughter.

  178. My daughter loves to pretend she’s taking pictures so she would love to be able to do it for real

  179. I’d like to win because my little one loves taking pictures and needs something really cool.

  180. My dd loves to take pictures and is always asking for our phones or camera to take them. She’d love her own!

  181. so me and my daughter could go taking pictures together

  182. Thank you for the great giveaway!

  183. My 2 y.o. Would have such fun with this!

  184. I care for my nephews along with my 2 kids and all 4 of them love to sneak my cell and use it to take pics and make videos of each other. It would be so nice to not have to worry that I will find my phone in pieces or in the dog water or toilet.

  185. My kids would love this! They’d be in their room all night looking at pictures.

  186. for my nephew

  187. With regards to presents, avoid just giving them cash.
    Giving them money quite simply gives out the message, “I was not able to be worried to think a lot about you, there you go, that’s basically exactly what that you’re worth for me.”

  188. My dear friend is a professional photographer and I’d love to get this for her kids.

  189. my daughter is going to be a big sister in a few months, and this would be a great way for her to participate in capturing memories of her new baby!

  190. My niece is a tech-head who loves pushing buttons (she’s 2). So this would be perfect for her.

  191. my son would love this, and maybe, just maybe it would mean he would stop stealing my phone to take photos with lol

  192. my niece

  193. My daughter loves cameras! Would be a great gift!

  194. I’d Love To Gift This To My Niece!

  195. My little guy loves to take pictures with my iPhone so it would be cool if he had his own.

  196. both of my kids would love this toy for Christmas

  197. My 6 year old wants the Rainbow Loom, my 4 year old wants Legos, my 2 year old wants a LeapPad and my 10 month old wants toys 🙂

  198. I think my 2 boys would have a blast with this

  199. i would love to win this for my son he is obsessed with taking pictures and for him to be able to slideshow it he would love

  200. I would love it because my daughter totally loves having her picture taken right now and wants to see it right after – now we could project them for her to share!

  201. I would like to win the Playskool Showcam 2-in-1 Digital Camera and Projector because I think it would make a great gift for my niece.

  202. I would love to win this camera for my son as he would love to be able to take his own pictures!

  203. I would like to give it to my nephew for christmas 🙂

  204. My cousins little girls would have so much fun with this. That is why I want t win. <3

  205. for my nephew!

  206. It would be perfect for my nephew – he’s at just the right age to enjoy and experiment with it (plus it would thrill his parents to know that their cameras are safe from his little hands!)

  207. I would like to win the Playskool Showcam 2-in-1 Digital Camera and Projector because my daughter loves taking pictures. With the projector, we wouldn’t need to print any of the photos!

  208. What a great toy for any kid to have….my little girl would just love it!!!

  209. Kingston would go crazy for this! Great Christmas present!

  210. my son is turning 3 and loves to take pics, but he’s a little rough. He would be so proud to snap and show his view of the world.

  211. My son loves taking pictures!

  212. I would love to win the Playskool Showcam 2-in-1 Digital Camera and Projector because I know my nephew would love it, and it would let him express his creativity, and he would get to have a camera of his very own!

  213. I would love this for my daughter! she is a toddler and is obsessed with cameras.This would be a great gift

  214. I would love to win because this seems to be a great toy and I think my kids would love it

  215. my daughter loves buttons and playing with her grandparents DSLR – this would be a much better idea!

  216. I would love this for my daughter because she is always trying to play with my camera.

  217. My 1 1/2 year old and 3 year love taking photos. Especially with my iPhone. I would love to get a more appropriate digital camera for them. 🙂

  218. This is such a great idea. My daughter would love to play and learn with this

  219. Such a fun learning toy for kids. my daughter would love it

  220. What a great camera, my little granddaughters are always wanting to take pictures with my camera, this would be great for them.

  221. I am a photographer and my little girl really wants a camera. This would be the perfect gift for her!

  222. My daughter would love to play with this! She loves trying to take pictures of everything (especially herself) with my phone!

  223. My 3 year old granddaughter likes cameras, and she would love this.

  224. i think this product is pretty cool and i know my kids would love it since they are always playing with mine

  225. I am constantly taking pictures, I know that my son would love this to try and be like Mommy 😉

  226. This is a cool toy! It would save my phone from mini selfies and pictures of random blurs. My boys, one if which is 3 yrs old would surely love this

  227. My son is always using my $400 phone to take photos. This would be great!

  228. My grandson loves taking pics and he’s actually pretty good at it! This would be perfect for him!

  229. My daughter would be in heaven, then I could get all the random pics off our iPad!

  230. i’d like to win it because my little girl would love it!

  231. my LO is always taking my camera and trying to take photo;s! she would love this@

  232. My daughter is recently obsessed with taking pictures, so I really want to win this so she can have her own camera!!

  233. I’d love to win this for my nephew

  234. My son is obsessed with picture taking! And this camera is the ultimate.

  235. my niece would love this!! she is always taking my camera to take pictures!

  236. My daughter would love this!! Very cool!

  237. I would love to win this for my 3 year old daughter. Like your son, she is always trying to take pictures with my camera and cries when I wont let go. I have been thinking about getting her own and this projection idea is great. I think she would really enjoy this.
    Thank you for the chance.

  238. my daughter and son love taking pictures i think they would totally love this

  239. my son always wants to use my camera so this would be perfect for him

  240. For my sons

  241. I would love to win this for my grandson. He always wants to use mine and it’s fragile.

  242. My little granson loves to take pictures with my phone but I am always afraid he is going to break it this would be perfect for him to take pictures all on his own

  243. my great nieces would go wild with this.

  244. My 6 year old is an aspiring photographer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  245. My Son would love this.

  246. I want to win so I will be the most favorite Aunt at Christmas this year.

  247. I know someone who would have fun with this

  248. My little niece loves borrowing my camera and taking photos. She really has a great eye. I’d love to get this for her to run around on her own and see her works of art! 🙂

  249. I would love to give it to my grandkids

  250. Becuase the kids would love it so much.

  251. I would love to win because my granddaughter would love it!

  252. i’d love to win this for my nephew.

  253. I woukd love to win this for my son. He has been asking for his very own camera and is always using my phone to take pictures

  254. I would love to win this for my daughter as she likes to take pictures, but I am very nervous about her using our DSLR as I do not want it dropped

  255. My daughter would love this.

  256. I would love to win this for my daughter

  257. I’d love to win for my daughter, I know she’d have a blast with this.

  258. My son loves playing with my camera but i’m always worried he’d break it so I’d like to give him one that i’m comfortable with him playing with.

  259. I’d like to win this because my daughter loves to draw and she would absolutely love to play with this. Thanks for the chance.

  260. I would love to win this for my son who loves taking photos and showing off his handy work.

  261. would love to win this for my little guy 🙂

  262. I’d love to win because I think it would be a fun activity to do with my little one together 🙂

  263. my daughter wud luv!

  264. My son loves taking pictures! He would love this!

  265. My son would love this! He takes my iPhone to take pictures all the time lol

  266. My 3 year old granddaughter is a selfie queen and she would love this.

  267. I would love to win this because my grandson is always trying to take pictures and he would love this!

  268. My nephew would love this!

  269. My son would have so much fun with this!

  270. because our son is obsessed with our camera and iPhones because of their camera. I’m sure he would love free reign over his own camera

  271. Noah would love this 🙂

  272. I would give it to my son Thor

  273. our son would love this

  274. My children would love it. I am always taking photos, and they like to try as well.

  275. I would love to win this for my daughter who loves the camera.

  276. I would like to win it for my toddler that would have a lot of fun with it.

  277. My son loves using my camera but he’s always dropping it. Love that this is kid-friendly and super fun too!

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