When it comes to giving technology to their kids, we’re thinking that most parents would pause at the thought of handing over a $500 piece of technology, which could very well break in the next minute, to a 5 year old child. While Takara Tomy’s “First Digital Camera” is nowhere near the $500 tablet/smartphone range, it will put into your child’s hands, the technology to snap photos rather intuitively.
Built with toddlers in mind, the cartoony characters, the bright colors along with the extra large buttons should be able to attract the attention of your child. It also features a see through pane which acts as a viewfinder for the toddler, and although chances are that what they’re looking at through the pane will not make its way to the final photo (this is because the real viewfinder is actually placed above, so perspective and angle might be slightly off), we’re thinking that most toddlers may not be too particular about that. If they are, perhaps you should consider cultivating them for a career in photography.
It sports a 1.44-inch LCD used for playback and supposedly features a self-timer and has an image sensor of 3 megapixels, which should also be able to take up to 99 photos, which seems like a fair bit. It is available from Japan Trend Shop for $110, not including the shipping fee of $24.