Digital cameras are very popular Christmas gifts right now as the price has come down and the variety has increased. What Camera you buy will depend on your budget and what the digital camera is for. If the teen girl is very interested in the art of photography you are more likely to be looking at high-end cameras with lots of features then if she is just interested in being able to take pictures of her friends. If some one is serous about photography they have very specific requirements for their camera and that person is the best person to pick the camera. I have made a list of great first time or casual use cameras I would recommend for teen girls. Please note that I looked at Sears and Wal-Mart to give you a good idea of what is available. You will be able to find similar digital cameras under any name brand.
Here is my Christmas 2007 list of Digital camera recommendations for teen girls:
Mini Digital Camera on a key chain. It has 16 MB SDRM memory, image quality shift and auto shoot modes. Is available in blue, green or clear and comes with a USB cable and carrying pouch. It does require 1 AAA battery. Current website price $19.99
Innovage Mini Digital Camera with key chain. It takes pictures and can also be used as a Web cam and video camera. It has 243 digital picture capacity and 16 MB internal memory. Current website price $14.99
Digital Camera with 8MG Memory. It has 300K-pixel resolution, and a 5mm lens and an LCD screen. It can hold 26 pictures. It has auto exposure with a 10-second self-timer. It has USB output, and a stand is included. It does require 2 AAA batteries. Current website price: $39.99
Sakar 6.1MP Digital Camera. Has edit On Demand technology crop, add frames, message captions, voice recordings and dates to your photos without a computer.
It also has a 1.5" color TFT screen, 4x digital zoom, and auto flash. It supports SD removable storage and is web cam enabled. It does require 2 AA batteries. Current website price: $79.88
Kodak® Digital Camera C613 has 6 mega pixels, 3X optical zoom, a 2 2/5" LCD screen and digital image stabilization. Is compatible with SDHC memory but that must be bought separately. Current website price: $129.99
Digital Concepts 3-in-1 Camera Start-up Kit: It comes with Photo Tags CD software a carrying case the user manual and USB connector cable as well as Digital Photography tips for Dummies handbook. Camera has resolution of 0.3 Mega pixels, and has a frame movie mode. It has 64 MB (SDRAM) storage. You can have the flash on or off and there is a Self-timer delay of 10 seconds. Requires 2 AAA batteries. Current price $18.84
VistaQuest 1.3MP Digital Key chain Camera comes in pink and blue. This camera takes both still photos and video. The ability to add a SD memory card lets you take more images or longer video clips. The auto power off feature saves battery power. It has 1.3 mega pixels, a black and white LCD, built-in 8MB SD RAM with SD card slot. Software is included ArcSoft PhotoImpression & VideoImpression. You will need to use USB to connect to PC. Requires 1 AAA battery. Current price $19.96
VistaQuest 3 MP Digital Key chain Camera, Black. It has 3 mega pixels, black and white LCD screen and 16 MB memory with SD memory card slot. This camera will take pictures and movie clips. Requires 1 AAA battery. Current price $34.84
VistaQuest 5 MP VQ-5115 Digital Camera. It has 3.2 mega pixel resolution, 8x digital, 1.5-inch color LCD, a 32 MB internal memory and Secure Digital (SD) memory card slot. This camera will take pictures and movie clips. Requires 2 AAA batteries. Current Price $58.84
Polaroid 5 MP a550 Digital Camera, Black. It has 5.0 mega pixels, 2.0" TFT LCD screen, 4x digital zoom, 16MB built-in storage, SD compatible for expanded memory. This camera can take AVI video clips as well as pictures. It also has Off/auto/red-eye reduction/fill flash, auto white balance settings, and a 10-second self-timer. More importantly it is PC & Mac compatible. It comes with a protective skin, wrist strap, USB cable, the ArcSoft software on a CD-ROM as well as the required 3 AAA batteries. Current price $69.87. * This is my top pick for price and performance.
Written by: Lori-Lee Craig