Thursday, March 22, 2012

Canon SD 630 as a Kid Friendly Cam

I resurrected my old Canon SD 630 to let our little guy snap some photos.

It's amazing how well it serves this purpose. The camera is tiny, so I can throw it into his activity bag and not worry about it taking up space. The screen is huge, so it's easy for him to see. The controls are drop dead simple - turn it on and start taking photos. No mode dials to get out of whack. The only tricky part is that he has to learn to press the shutter button down all the way. The camera focuses when you press half way down, and he has mistaken that before as having taken a photo.

It really is impressive how slick a device this now ancient camera is. The lens is a little scuffed up, but the result is a sort of artsy soft look that still works.

If I wanted to get really fancy, I could pick up an eye-fi card to auto publish his photos.

Here are some samples of his work. Admittedly, I did some post processing on some of them. I couldn't resist.

Next up, teach the little one to blog.


  1. Good eye for that age!

  2. Thanks TechNeilogy - I'll be sure to pass on the compliment!