So I have been keen to get Mr A interested in photography but it can be really hard to find a decent camera that can withstand an active toddler. I didn't want to go down the route of getting a plastic "toddler camera" as most have very low resolution and anyone would struggle to produce a clear image. So when I came across this waterproof, shatterproof and basically toddler proof Nikon Coolpix S32 from Clifton Cameras it seemed like a really good idea and the perfect compact to start off with.
So what are the CoolPix S32 main features
1. Shockproof 1.5m
2. Waterproof 10m
3. Easy to use
4. Simple layout
5. Large buttons
6. Large viewing screen
8 Good price - £79
How Mr A got on with the Camera
I have to say I was really surprised with how quickly Mr A got to grasps with it and can now confidently turn it on and either take a photo or shoot a short video segment (two large buttons on the top). There is a large viewing screen on the back and it's pretty easy to navigate.
You are slightly limited with regards to options, for example you cannot set the ISO but you do have scene settings which include macro, shooting at night, soft focus etc and this is really all you need for a child, it also has some fun in-house editing and effects and the video quality is also pretty good. We cannot wait to try out the waterproof feature on our trip to the South of France next month. Overall this is perfect for a toddler or young child getting to grips with photography and with the layout being somewhat simpler than a more advanced compact everything is where it should be and would be found on an more advanced camera which is what I really wanted.
We were kindly given this camera to do an honest review