Well, it’s finally happened – I’ve been sent a product to review by a brand! It’s my first one, so be gentle with me if I’m not very good…
What is it?
The “Lexibook” Cars 300K Digital Camera
How much is it?
Both Amazon and Argos have it on sale for £19.99 at the moment, in their toys department (obviously!)
What’s good about it?
First off, the price – it’s probably one of the cheapest children’s digital cameras on the market at the moment, with the added kid-friendly benefit of featuring one of the hottest characters of the moment, Lightning McQueen.
It’s quite a robust little camera – ours has already been dropped several times, and still survives to tell the tale. The battery life seems pretty good, the photo quality is about standard for a children’s camera – nothing you’d want to take on the trip of a lifetime, but certainly adequate for the needs of the average child!
Set-up is very easy, though the instruction manual is a tiny bit complicated in my opinion. It’s very easy for a child to operate though, and with a little help from a grown-up they’ll be snapping away in minutes.
Here’s an example of the image quality the camera achieves:
What’s not so good?
It’d be unfair of me to compare this on the same basis as other digital cameras I’ve owned, since they were all a LOT more expensive – but I was a little disappointed in the resolution of the pictures, as well as the amount of built-in storage.
On lowest quality settings it can fit over 300 photos on, but at “high quality” just 26 – though the quality of my son’s photography isn’t really that fine so far, so he doesn’t seem to care!
My son is a MASSIVE fan of Cars and Cars 2 toys so he was excited enough with Lightning McQueen’s appearance on the front. We own a Mothercare children’s digital camera, which actually takes lower quality photos (and doesn’t include a flash) but seems a little more toddler-friendly, but to be fair to makers Lexibook this is aimed at slightly older children.
It’s certainly not a camera I’d borrow from my son, ha ha, but for his basic 3-year-old needs it does the job very well – and is a lot less expensive than other cameras aimed at Children.
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Hi! we just buyed one for our small nephew but I can’t set it like ‘mass storage’ for download the pictures. The manual say ‘plug the cable and turn on the camera, and automatically will show the mass storage’, but here is turning on alone in the same moment I plug the cable and don’t give me any option for Mass Storage. Like webcam is working without problem, so, is not problem with connection with the PC, but now we have the camera full and we can’t download the pictures.
If you can give me some light what can be doing wrong…
Thanks in advance.