Like many other kids out there, my daughter loves LeapFrog products and she also loves to take pictures. She may be a little young to start a career in photography but I love the moments and pictures that are captured through the eyes of children. The moments and objects that children find to be interesting might amaze you. I received the LeapFrog Camera as a sample for review, and I chose to share it with my daughter. I gave it to her and with it she took it with her and captured what she felt needed to be captured. Then once she was ready to download the pictures to our computer I was very taken by the beauty she saw in everything, even things that I myself would overlook! The LeapFrog Camera allows your children to find and capture what ever they may find of interest and want to share with you! I believe that photography is a portal that allows our kids to open new doors and explore the world around them.
The LCD screen on the back of the camera, another plus for this camera, is 1.5″. This is in addition to the viewfinder. The image on the LCD screen can be hard to see, especially in low light conditions, so the viewfinder really does come in handy. The screen also shows the number of remaining shots you have before you run out of memory. The camera also has an auto-shutoff feature, which is really handy for kids who might leave things on without thinking.
This camera talks to you, too. When you take a picture, it says, “Great Shot!” It also says “Bye-bye” when you turn it off. The flash has two modes, Auto and Off.
The included software contains some fun and easy things to do with your photos. There are projects, games and editing capabilities. The five options are Photo Workshop, Edit Center, My Photos, Add Photos and Projects & Games. Photo Workshop seems to be the main page, where you can view all your photos in their folders, and use the slide show option. Edit Center is just what it sounds like. You can crop, rotate, flip, add text, apply special effects, add a photo to a photo, print and export, paint, draw, erase, etc. It has an undo option, plus an undo all option, to go back to the original photo. My Photos is one place to go to select a photo to edit. Use Add Photos to bring photos into the software. They don’t necessarily have to be photos you’ve taken with this camera.
The people over at LeapFrog have created products and continue to create products with the precious minds and intellectual growth of our children as an inspiration from birth on up, and the LeapFrog Camera fits into the wonderful family of LeapFrog products!!! You can find the LeapFrog Camera at Toys R Us as well as at many other retailers both online and off!