Cameras, and photography in general, are a real passionate interest of mine and anything in that field excites me, always. Knowing the history of photography makes me appreciate how far we’ve come in camera technology. Experimenting with photography has become a hobby of mine so when I discovered on social media a kid’s camera I had to order one right away.
Photography History Lesson
When cameras first came about, people had to stand still in front of the camera for about thirty minutes for it to capture the photo. The film used to be glass plates which meant the risk of shattering which could mean losing the photo. Being a photographer back then also meant having to have some knowledge in chemistry since the glass plates had to be treated through chemicals for the photos to appear.
Multiple methods were used before photography became a click of a button, let alone the touch of a screen.
I found the kid’s camera from Prograce on Amazon for roughly $23. Off the bat I knew the quality wasn’t going to be the absolute best, but three factors caught my interest with this camera: it’s price, size and capabilities.
The camera is about the size of a mint container running at about 2.5” in width and about 2” in height. The camera can take photos, record, play two pre-installed games and playback (show your your memory card’s photos and videos). The camera is strictly point-and-shoot with automatic settings across the board.
This camera can be recharged, which is a huge plus rather than having to buy batteries. The battery lasted me a full day of shooting with only lowering down one out of the three battery marks on the indicator.
Another note worth mentioning is that it takes micro sd cards. It’s a bit more convenient than having the memory built into the camera.
I took the camera to the happiest place on earth to play with and see how far its range can go. Below are the photos taken as-is. In my Duffy gallery you’ll find the photos edited by myself.
Like I mentioned, all the setting are on automatic. For the white balance, which controls the color cast, changes with with whoever light source is stronger in the image. Same for the exposure, it can adjust the exposure when pointed at light or shadowed areas, but cannot properly expose both in one shot.
This camera is fantastic for everything it can do. With capabilities of portability, rechargeable and micro sd use…this camera is definitely worth $23 (the micro sd card is separate). It’s marketed towards kids but it’s a good camera to use for basic shots.