Vtech Kidizoom Action Camera Review – A 2020 Deep Dive

Kidizoom Action Camera is another exciting tech product from Vtech’s stable of kid-friendly gadgets. Following in the footsteps of Vtech’s Kidizoom smartwatch, the VTech Kidizoom action camera is designed for the new generation of connected and active kids ages 4 and above.

A Deep Dive Into The Vtech Kidizoom Action Camera

The Vtech Kidizoom Action Camera has an easy to use format, is extremely durable and designed to survive and complement a kid’s rough and rugged lifestyle. Often referred to as the GoPro for kids, the Kidizoom Action Camera is a great companion for your little ones’ creative explorations and outdoor adventures.

This feature-rich Action Camera allows you to capture photos and record videos as well. It offers high-resolution images and videos and is specifically designed to aid your children to capture their action-packed adventures in the most seamless manner.

The Action Camera features easy-to-press buttons labeled with clear large icons making it easy for kids to start using the camera immediately and discovering its various features over time. The Vtech Kidizoom action cam features a 1.4″ color LCD screen that can take stop-motion videos and time-lapse photos. This enhances your kid’s experience by allowing them to explore the pre-loaded fun effects, frames, and photo filters.

The screen also allows the young budding photographers to view their videos and photos prior to downloading them using the included micro USB cable. The Kidizoom Action Camera works on a rechargeable Li-ion Polymer battery which makes it a reliable tool for continuous photo-taking and video recording. The included micro USB cable to charge the camera can be used on the go as well.

Designed with the aim of sparking creativity, the versatile VTech Kidizoom Action Camera comes with a number of accessories. These accessories set apart the Kidizoom action camera from its competitors as this helps to expand the range of your kids’ creative undertakings. Attachments include dual-purpose mounts to attach the camera to a bike, skateboard or scooter, or use it attached to their helmets.

The Kidizoom Action Camera comes with a waterproof case for some underwater fun. This case allows your kid to capture their explorations even on a rainy day or at the pool as it is waterproof up to a depth of 6 feet.

Other features of the Kidizoom Action Camera include a micro 32GB memory card. This makes it capable of taking more than 250,000 photos and recording almost 4-5 hours of high-quality video. Vtech’s micro USB cable allows for easy photo and video transfer.

This camera is available in yellow/black or purple. Its unique features and kid-friendly design make it stand out from other kid’s cameras.

Who’s It For?

The Kidizoom Action Camera has been designed keeping in mind active kids who are into outdoor adventures. Its features and accessories work well for children ages 4 and above.

The VTech Kidizoom Action Cam is also a great beginner alternative for adults looking for cheaper alternatives to GoPro cameras. The small size of this quality action camera offers content creators many creative ways to produce exciting content in high definition.

The VTech Kidizoom Action Camera isn’t the best option for a teenager or an aspiring tween photographer who really appreciate high-res photos.

What We Like About Vtech Kidizoom Action Camera

The Kidizoom Action Camera is a favorite choice among kids for a number of reasons. Parents love the durability of the camera thanks to its rubber exterior and waterproof casing. Its features and effects are extremely engaging while still featuring easy-to-use and understand menus and buttons.

Kids are able to start using this action camera almost straight out of the box without much assistance. Parents love this action camera’s ability to be easily mounted on bikes, scooters, and helmets. It also can store up to 600 images plus has an additional micro-SD slot.

What We Don’t Like About Vtech Kidizoom Action Camera

The main drawback of the VTech Kidizoom camera is that the smaller controls make using it a bit less intuitive than other options in the same price range. Some customers were also disappointed with the picture quality which is slightly lower than some other children’s action camera models.

PROS

  • Durable
  • Has in-built games and activities
  • Includes easy-to-use and understand menus and buttons
  • Compact form
  • Micro-SD port
  • The fully rotatable screen on the 180° model

CONS

  • Highly pixelated images
  • Low maximum resolution of 640×480
  • The LCD display is hard to see in bright light

What’s Included?

The Vtech Kidizoom Action Camera is a GoPro for kids and comes complete with a waterproof case. The other included accessories include a mounting case, a handlebar attachment, a helmet, and a skateboard mount.

The action camera also comes with a functional wrist strap which allows your kid to wear it on their wrists without interfering with their adventures. Also included is a micro-USB cable for easy data transfer, which also boosts the camera.

Although featuring a memory card slot, the action camera doesn’t include a memory card.

Overview Of Features

A good kid-friendly action camera should have certain features and functions. The Vtech Kidizoom Action Camera does offer some great specifications; let’s take a quick look at how they come together in this neat little gadget.

Photo Quality
As an adult, the image quality delivered by a camera would be one of the most crucial purchase factors. The Kidizoom Action Camera is not a high-resolution camera and offers 640*480 Pi as the highest setting. This might be a deal-breaker for adults for kids this works just fine. The photos are pretty good enough for children.

The captured images also take up much less storage space as compared to higher resolution photos. This also works in favor of a 7-year-old for whom quantity is far more important than quality!

Modes
The camera captures images in bright colors well. You can record clear videos like science experiments and it does perfectly well in making stop motion videos. With the in-built settings, kids can simply set the camera up for the desired lapse period. This allows them to automatically take photos of lengthy processes such as 3D printing or a chemical reaction. Kids can also add pre-loaded music to their videos right from the camera.

Storage
The camera provides a small amount of built-in storage for roughly 600 photos. The camera features an in-built slot for a microSD card and supports memory cards with up to 32GB capacity. You can use the higher resolution setting on the camera once an SD card is installed. Do keep in mind that the memory cards are not included in the package.

Screen
The camera has a 1.4-inch LCD screen. It does not have touch functions and is controlled using physical buttons. The screen is small but clear and bright and can be used to preview photos and videos before transferring or editing

Photo Effects
This action camera comes with pre-loaded photo effects and fun photo frames and effects that can be selected before taking a photo. Although not a necessity, this is one of the favorite features of the Kidizoom action cam.

Dimensions and Weight
The VTech Action Camera measures 5.5 cms by 2.5 cms and is perfectly designed to fit comfortably in the hands of children. At 50 grams it’s also really lightweight which lets kids get the most out of this when they are out and about.

Power and Charging
The camera comes with a built-in Li-ion rechargeable battery that delivers up to 2 ½ hours of active photo and video capture. It comes with a USB cable that you can use to charge the camera right from a computer or a USB hub or wall adapter.

Transferring Photos
The USB cable provided can be used to transfer photos and videos from the camera to your computer. You don’t require any special software on your computer, the camera is recognized on its own and you’ll be able to transfer the photos, just as you would with an adult camera.

Ease of Use
In this area, the VTech Action Camera wins hands down over more complicated cameras. It’s really easy to use with clearly labeled with the icons. The settings menu is also super easy to understand and read off the screen. Most kids have been able to discover all the features for themselves.

The camera has a tone that goes off prompting when to take a photo. This is handy as kids get to know when to hold the camera still. Connecting the USB cable to charge and transfer the photos is also very easy for kids to do all by themselves.

Durability
The rubber exterior of the Kidizoom Action Camera makes it pretty rugged. This can easily survive the bumps and the falls of an active kid’s outdoor adventures. The plastic case that comes along with the camera provides secure waterproofing. This allows your kids to take this camera in the rain and to the pool.

The SD card slot and USB port are protected by silicone rubber flip covers attached by stretchy cables. The cables although a bit fragile in appearance seem to do just fine with regular use.

Accessories
The Vtech Kidizoom Action Camera aims to be a complete companion for creative and active kids. Included are a range of accessories, which at the price point are a real advantage. Another plus point is that the accessories use a standard camera tripod thread which makes them versatile enough to be used with other cameras too.

With the Kidizoom Action Camera, you get a bike mount, a sticky pad mount to attach to a helmet or to a skateboard. Included are a wrist strap and a clip-on threaded attachment to attach it to a camera tripod. This allows the camera to be attached to other standard mounts such as a tripod, selfie-stick, or a rolling dolly.
Under most situations that kids will find themselves in, having the mounting thread on the camera body itself would be more convenient rather than having another piece of plastic to keep track of. Although it is super easy to quickly remove the camera from the bike mount and then pop it back in. The bike mount is removable and multi-purpose so it can be used between bikes, scooters, and other places. The mounts are versatile and fit on lots of other play equipment as well.

The other accessories are a waterproof case and a USB cable for data transfer and charging. These features, functionality, and form of the Kidizoom Action Camera come together seamlessly to deliver a great experience to children.

Review Summary

The Kidizoom Action Camera by Vtech is a great first camera and video camera for kids. It allows young little budding videographers, cinematographers, photographers, and adventurers to capture their memories with videos and photos!

The action camera has a sturdy build and its rubber exterior is durable enough to handle the rough and tumble lifestyle of an active child. With the two included mounts the Kidizoom camera will go anywhere and do anything that kids can do with it.

This is a great gadget to help your child explore their creativity with fun effects, frames, and photo filters. With a broad set of features and functionalities which are pretty similar to adult cameras, this camera ensures that young children will have a ton of fun when playing with the action camera.

We suggest getting an SD Card and a carry case to go with the camera. This camera is great fun for younger children who can make the most out of documenting their adventures, playing around with the pre-loaded special effects, and making cool videos while on their bikes or skateboard or in the pool.

The Kidizoom Action Camera has just the right features for kids at just the right price for parents who wouldn’t mind compromising on quality at the beginner level. The functional range of included accessories is impressive, which makes this a complete outdoor action camera.

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