This holds true whatever the age of the child, although with younger children you will need to choose a camera that can withstand a bit of rough treatment - or buy a waterproof housing to protect it from grubby fingers and occasional knocks and bumps. How old should a child be when he or she is given a camera?
It depends on the child's level of interest and their general approach to equipment.
Kids' cameras are usually clunky with few or no adjustable controls and very low resolution and terrible picture quality.
Even a young child will soon find them frustrating to use once the initial novelty has worn off.
Your money will be better invested if you buy a 'real' camera because it will last longer, provide far better pictures and enable the recipient to actually learn about picture-taking.
Kitty Cams research examined the nature of outdoor activities of owned cats by monitoring pets outfitted with "Kitty Cam" video cameras.
Kitty Cams allow recording of a cat-eye view without disrupting behavior.
We used Kitty Cams to investigate the activities of urban free-roaming cats in Athens, Georgia from Nov. 2011, with goals for wildlife conservation and for improving the health and well-being of pet cats.With Christmas just around the corner, many parents (and grandparents) are wondering what to give their loved ones this year.If you're a photo enthusiast, a camera is often top-of-mind.Most children enjoy digital cameras because they provide instant feedback and heaps of fun for both the photographer and his or her subject.Some pre-schoolers can learn to use a simple digital camera after a short instruction session from an adult.It's reasonably easy to find a camera to suit your kids - and your wallet - provided you see the camera as an investment in the child's future exploration of the wonderful world of photography.