Product Review: Playskool Showcam 2-in-1 Digital Camera and Projector
Price Range: $45 – $50
Who Would Buy This: Those shopping for an affordable, child-friendly digital camera and projector, designed to be easy to grip and easy to use.
Color choices: Grey, White
- The Showcam 2-in-1 Digital Camera and Projector has a chunky body with soft grips to make it easy and comfortable for your little one to use. Additionally, the large buttons allow your child to use the camera on their own with ease without your help. The included hand strap is handy for taking the camera out and about without accidently dropping it.
- The cameras built-in memory can store around 1000 photos so your child can capture plenty of memories without deleting older photos. The simplified design lets you transfer photos to your computer without the use of any additional software.
- With the built-in projector your kids can create their own fun slideshows at home. Simply turn off the lights, stand at least 24 inches from the wall then select from one of the three slideshow options. The options include an automatic slideshow with over 50 sound effects, a choice of five slideshow themes plus an option to scroll individually through your photo collection.
- Built-in editing allows cool photo customization without the need of using a computer. At the press of the yellow colored Silly Button there is a variety of stamps, frames, sound effects and animations to add fun to photography.
- Batteries and a USB cable are not included. The camera requires four AA alkaline batteries.
- The picture quality is lacking particularly in low lighting areas so for best results it should be used in good lighting conditions. Also, no flash is included.
- The LCD screen is small at 1.75 inches and low res so it’s rather limited.
Guarantee: 1-year warranty.
The Playskool Showcam 2-in-1 Digital Camera and Projector is a very well designed camera that couldn’t be easier to use. The unit is very durable so it can hold up well to regular use and even accidental drops.
It’s suitable for children aged 3-7 so preschoolers won’t miss out. The range of features like the many animations puts the fun into photography so your child will have endless hours of fun customizing their photos and projecting them for all to see.
Due to its 2-in-1 design, great editing features and superb durability, we give the Showcam the thumbs up.