My kids are always using my grown up camera, so I thought they would enjoy cameras of their own. I checked reviews on other sites, and people seemed satisfied with these cameras. Things you should know before you buy: This is a very durable camera. The navigation menu is clunky but the kids figure it out quickly. The picture quality is not good, and there's not much you can do about it. Make sure you are in good light and standing very, very still. If your kids already know how to use a camera, consider getting something more advanced. It this is a true first camera for your child, then it's ok for the price.