Takara Tomy’s “First Digital Camera” for toddler shutterbugs
by Mark R
If you have young kids, then you know that they love mobile gadgets as much as we do. Recently, my four-year-old son has discovered my wife’s digital camera on her cellular phone, and it has quickly become his favorite toy.
Of course, my four-year-old son’s hands aren’t always the cleanest, nor is he the most careful. Fortunately, Takara Tomy has created the “First Digital Camera” made exclusively for his age group.
As you can see, the “First Digital Camera” is like any other toddler toy with bright colors, big buttons, and embellished with cartoon characters. It has a 1.44 inch LCD and an image sensor of 3 Megapixels, and is capable of up to 99 photos.
I’m not certain whether or not the parent can download the photos via USB, but that really should be a feature if it isn’t already. After all, who wouldn’t want to see life from a baby’s point-of-view?
Best of all, this camera is durable, not like your iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab. According to my Source, the viewfinder is placed above the pane, so the shot might be slightly off. I wonder if a toddler will quickly adapt to that. I’m guessing the answer is yes.
I believe this is only available in Japan, but it can be found at the Japan Trend Shop for a price of $110.