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Simple but not dumb digicam for 8 year old
Old 09-03-2019   #1
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Simple but not dumb digicam for 8 year old

Something for my granddaughter's birthday. Suggestions please.
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I would first check if camera is something he really wants.
Usually it is someone else who wants kids learn technicalities instead of photography.
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Actually, I would suggest mini Instax camera. Got one for my daughters. They learned very quickly not to waste shots.

Also, almost instant photograph lends to explain composition as they are still on location.
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Or something like a Panasonic LX5?
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For my nine-year old granddaughter:

- She is quite excited by the Instax. Tangible object pops out of the camera, and they come in colors. Big enough it doesn't get lost. Regularly runs out of film; I periodically re-supply.

- Also quite interested in small digicam. For movies, and some stills. However, loses them readily, and requires help from Mom/Dad to get files off the camera onto iPad. I shop for $3 cameras at thrift store and she seems to enjoy each one.
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I would suggest looking at a Canon PowerShot SD1000.
Small, but take really nice pictures. They can also do video too.
Not complicated either and the battery will last too.
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