What’s the best camera to give my kids?
Guru’s eighth law of gadgetry states that if a device is made specifically for the kids, the guts of the thing will be lacking. Thus brightly coloured creations like the VTech Kidizoom exist, doing digital camera work with minimal flair or skill. Virtually indestructible it may be, and cheap enough that the youth’s natural destructive traits can bust through its defences without upsetting anyone too much, but it’s unlikely to instill much photographic ambition in developing minds.
Depending on your kid, a more advanced rugged camera might work (the shockproof Nikon CoolPix W100 at ₹7950, even comes in bright colours) or you could even consider something like a GoPro Hero 5 (₹38000) or one of its numerous competitors if they want something impervious enough to strap to a scooter. Extravagant, maybe, but if Guru is buying something for his offspring to briefly obsess over and then discard, he’d damn well better want to ‘borrow’ it later on.
ABOVE Hey, how do children now own better cameras than we do? We’re adult professionals!