This is a cool little item! It’s a very compact camcorder that comes with a clear plastic housing that makes it waterproof and sand-proof, much like the familiar GoPro cameras. However, it is much more reasonably priced than the GoPro, making it more rational as a purchase for children. List price is $49.99. The camcorder comes with attachments for a helmet, as well as for bicycles. I was impressed with the quality of the attachment hardware. The bike bracket went on easily, and allowed for a good range of adjustments to fit nearly any bike. Using the camcorder was very easy. Charge it up with any USB charger you may have, or a computer’s USB port. Insert a MicroSD memory card (not included, but I had a couple around the house left over from old cell phones.) Press the power button once for video, twice for still photos, and once more for playback. A 2GB memory card holds about 20 minutes at medium resolution, about half that in HD. I’d recommend getting at least a 16GB card (you can use up to 32GB.) That would hold plenty of video, and those are reasonably priced these days.
My daughter enjoyed shooting videos and stills with this, especially because it was so small and easy to use. Having the Teenage Mutant NinjaTurtles on the front made it even more fun. Recommended! Sure to be a hit this Holiday Season.
The Ninja Action CAM enjoys the following features.
- 5.1MP Digital Sports Camcorder
- Full HD 720p images
- 4x Digital Zoom
- 2.0″ Full Touch Preview Screen
- Waterproof Case Included
- Comes with Mount Accessories
- Uses Lithium-ion Battery (Included)
- Micro SD Card Supported (Not Included)
- Includes: Digital Camcorder, USB Cable, Easy Guide, Waterproof Casing, Bicycle Mount, Stand Accessory, Lithium Battery (Included), AC Charger and 1 Year Warranty.
Ages 3 and up. Retails for $49.99. Available at www.amazon.com.
Parent Review by Brian Donnelly, father of 10 year old.
Editor’s Note: This originally appeared in our December issue of What’s Up for Kids Holiday Gift Guide. Thank you to my husband, Brian Donnelly, and my daughter for helping me out on this review.