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The Best Way To Select A Digital Camera for A Kid Or Teenager


Is your youngster a fan of snapping pictures? Certainly, you have got photo albums filled with pictures that you have taken of your daughter or son, but now the tables are turning on you - your child wishes to be the whole family's photographer! Many children like to fool around with their parent's digital cameras. Digital photography nurtures your son or daughter's creative talents, and if your child particularly enjoys taking photographs of friends, family, his feet, the dog, and other subjects, then perhaps it is time to consider getting him his own digital camera. Fortunately, there are some fairly good digital cameras out there that are durable enough for a child's rigorous use and misuse that don't cost an arm and a leg.

Kids all have their own agendas and some kids take more obviously to the camera than others do. Regardless, kids are always fascinated by digital cameras, and they absolutely love taking photos with them. You may be amazed when the shots your youngster ends up with are good enough quality to fill those empty photo albums you have been storing away. The tips that follow will help you pick out the right digital camera for your youngster, based on the kid's age.

• Very young through the earlier grades of grade school. When kids are at this age one of their preferred things to do is turn the camera off and on by themselves. They consistently find the result of their pressing the button fascinating, and they really enjoy looking at the bright display screen. They particularly enjoy seeing photos of themselves and mimicking the things that their parents are doing, since they are the most influential people in their lives. When kids are this age you are quite likely to end up with mainly pictures of things like the floor and the ceiling, or maybe other things the youngster likes such as a pet or their favorite toy. When deciding on a digital camera for a child this age, it boils down to sturdy design. Do not be surprised if the camera is thrown around like a stuffed toy, because that is basically what it is to the child. The camera ought to be completely automatic, including the focus function and the flash, and should have the storage capacity to store a lot of pictures.

• Early grade school age through the first years of middle school. Kids are more advanced when it comes to technology when they are at this age. In fact, your child at this age may know more about cameras than you do. When youngsters are this age they love getting pictures of their very favorite friends, and places, and several other things, and use most of these photos to fill photo albums with their cherished memories. It is at this age that numerous kids begin to take photography seriously, and they might use the pictures that they take for scrapbooking, journals, and more. Try to find a camera that is well-made but not too pricey, as it could get ruined, stolen, or lost someplace. Look for a fashionable looking camera that any child would be very pleased to show off, and that has an automatic flash.

• High school and more mature kids. When a kid is getting as old as high school age, they are pretty much ready to own a camera that is almost as nice as their parent's, but that is at the same time not too expensive. Teenagers are still forgetful, and many of them do not have the responsibility it takes to care for a very expensive camera. But there are several very nice cameras out there that take some nice good quality shots but that cost under $100. Try to find a digital camera for your own older kid which looks like a camera an adult might want to possess, and that has memory that can get bigger.

Taking pictures can be a wonderful creative outlet for your child, and by placing the right digital camera into your child's hands, you encourage that creativity and help your child to excel.

 


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