My kids have recently launched a YouTube Channel called Parade of Elephants. They’ve really been getting into video and sharing content, so when we were offered the opportunity to check out the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam, we jumped on it. I mean, what aspiring videographer wouldn’t want to strap a camera to their bike, right? They have been watching enough YouTube videos to have a lot of ideas for how to put this camera into action. We started with an unboxing, so you can see what’s included in the box.
In the Kidizoom Action Cam Box
The VTech Kidizoom Action Cam comes with:
- A waterproof case (waterproof up to 6’)
- A strap
- USB cable for charging and transferring video
- Two mounts – one for bike handles and one stick-on for things like a skateboard – and a case for attaching via mount
It has a lithium ion battery, 1.4-inch screen, and a memory card slot. It does not include a memory card, so make sure to purchase one. You can’t do much without it! It can handle a card up to 32GB, and I’d recommend at least 16GB. 16Gb will hold about 120 minutes on the highest video resolution (640X480)., while 32GB will hold about 240 minutes (and 278,000+ photos!).
Sample Pictures and Video
Once we got it set up, I tested it out with a few pictures. Here’s Bug in our kitchen (fruit tiles left from a previous owner). We are standing under a fluorescent light, so it’s not dark in there, but you can see that it’s not quite enough light for the camera.
Here’s a picture using one of the filters and one of the backgrounds. Just for fun!
The kids took it out to play with that night, but it was pitch black and they lit the video with a flashlight. It worked, but it’s not a great representation of the Action Cam’s video quality. The next day, they took it out, mounted to Bug’s bike (completely on their own), and shot this. If you didn’t click through to the “Demo” on the above video, you can see it here. I didn’t edit it at all, so this is exactly what you’ll get riding a bike down our street. FYI, it is NOT the most dangerous hill in town, contrary to “popular” belief.
The camera takes stills, as well as time-lapse, slow motion, and regular video. There are some games that we haven’t touched, some filters (as seen above), and some silly props/backgrounds/frames (also seen above). All of that is fun, but the kids really only care about the video aspects.
The VTech Kidizoom Action Cam is a rugged solution for kids who want to capture their adventures without endangering the family camera. It’s not the quality you’d get from something like a GoPro, but with a $59.99 MSRP, it’s much more affordable. It’s also easy for kids to use, which is a win for parents, too! The kids like it a lot, and I can even see taking it myself if I were off to do something adventurous and fun.
VTech Kidizoom Action Cam Giveaway
The extra fun news is that we have one to give away. Please make sure to enter via the Rafflecopter widget and follow the directions carefully. I’m happy to answer questions if you have them.
Disclosure: Review copy and prize provided by VTech. No additional compensation was provided and all opinions are my own.