Hot holiday gift: This popular kids’ camera prints photos for a penny — and it’s now just $50

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Kind of like a Polaroid, the PrintCam puts a pic in kids' hands in seconds. (Photo: VTech)
Kind of like a Polaroid, the PrintCam puts a pic in kids' hands in seconds. (Photo: VTech)

The digital age has brought with it all sorts of wins, but one of the losses has been hard-copy photos. Kids, who love taking pictures, rarely get to experience the thrill of holding a paper copy in their hands. You could buy them a Polaroid, but the film tends to be expensive — not great when your little one is taking one pic of grandma, 10 shots of the dog and 20 blurry portraits of their feet. 

VTech has the answer: Its new KidiZoom PrintCam prints black and white photos for as little as a penny a shot. And right now the camera, which normally costs $69, is on sale over at Walmart for only $50 — a hefty $19 discount! For kids 4+, it's a delight.

While you’re shopping, consider signing up for Walmart+. In case you haven’t heard of it, Walmart+ is kind of like Amazon Prime. For a small flat fee — $13 a month or $98 a year — you get free shipping on unlimited orders of eligible merch, which can even include groceries. You receive your goods quickly — overnight, or in some cases, the very same day. There are no added fees. And sign-up is easy; a risk-free trial gives you 15 days, and a quick three-question survey will tack on two more weeks. Walmart+ can be a lifesaver as the holidays approach.

$50 $69 at Walmart

The camera itself is a sturdy, chunky device that's easy for small hands to hold, thanks to a kid-sized grip on the side. The back screen lets kids see what they’re shooting; they can add all sorts of crazy effects before they hit the print button, like hearts and stars and wacky comic book frames. Kids can even take an easy selfie by flipping the lens up. In bright blue, the camera is easy to spot among the couch cushions, under the bed or anywhere else it might migrate.

The flip-up lens makes selfies easy as pie. (Photo: VTech)
The flip-up lens makes selfies easy as pie. (Photo: VTech)

And kids certainly adore the PrintCam. Says one parent: “My daughter loves this camera. She's always trying to use my camera, so this was a fun option for her to have her own.” 

Another shopper notes that their child “has not stopped playing with this camera since we received it. She has been wanting a camera for a while so this is a great option for a child her age who loves to take pictures. She absolutely loves the print function.” 

This customer's grandkid “plays with it for hours and hours … she is always showing me something that she has made … we love this.”

"It's me!" Look at the joy this gift brings — priceless. (Photo: VTech)
"It's me!" Look at the joy this gift brings — priceless. (Photo: VTech)

Grownups can always put in a microSD card if they want to save their child’s photographic output. Says a parent: “I can save those priceless photos and videos, and my sons can keep snapping away and not worry about not having any more room to take more pictures.” 

As for printing, the camera comes with a roll of paper that can handle up to 80 pictures — which is a lot. But you'll want to stock up on refill rolls (they're $10) to keep your little shutterbug happy. 

If you have a kid in your life, you just might win the holidays with this gift. Order early, though. Supply chain challenges mean ASAP is the only way to shop.

$50 $69 at Walmart

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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