KidiZoom Creator Cam
This latest VTech KidiZoom camera builds on many of their previous models functionality but adds green screen technology that many kids were thrilled to discover. The camera is small, which is suitable for little hands. Many kids have access to smart devices such as iPads, and several apps are designed to make movies. This camera is an all in one device and something parents felt comfortable entrusting their young children with. The KidiZoom has no conductivity to the internet, perfect for parents who are uncomfortable with kids having access to the net, and of course, to aspiring filmmakers who dont have access to a tablet or smartphone. The kit includes a green screen cloth that is large and made from sturdy material. There is no frame or holder, but there is a small selfie-stick/tripod that works reasonably well. The environments the child can place themselves in are cute, though limited. Basic editing can be done right inside the camera. There are also some games related to the greenscreen that are fun and easy to use, such as making themselves invisible. The camera has a port so the child can export their films to a computer. As kids become more adept at their filmmaking and begin to outgrow making videos inside the camera (and that is the point here), they can still use the green screen capabilities to create their images on a computer. All in all, the KidiZoom is a nice entry-level filmmaking camera and might be the first step in a trajectory to an Oscar!