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