Kidizoom Action Cam tech review and giveaway

kidizoomThe Kidizoom Action Cam is for kids who love taking action photos and/or videos. This camera attaches to helmets, skateboards, bicycle handlebars, swings or it can be handheld. It comes with a fully waterproof case so you can take photos and video underwater while swimming. Think of it as a GoPro for kids.

I found this camera extremely easy to set up. It comes with an easy-to-read manual that shows you everything you need to know and tells you what the accessories are for. In addition to the waterproof case (which is really easy to load the camera into), there are two different mounts for bikes and/or scooters, a wrist strap, a lens case for attaching the camera onto the mounts and a micro USB cable for recharging the battery or for transferring your photos and video to a computer. The camera also has three built-in games (Surf Boarder, Mountain Bike and Crazy Captain), stop motion, time-lapse and multi-shot options.

Since it’s made for kids, it’s a sturdy little camera that will withstand being dropped or bumped.

When you turn the camera on, you can choose the Tools icon to change things like volume, brightness, time-lapse photo recording and self-timer, and in the Advanced Settings, you can see how much space you have left on your memory card and change the video resolution. The settings that come with the camera are 160 x 120 and 320 x 240. However, if you want to shoot in 640 x 480, which is a decent size for YouTube or Facebook, you can purchase a microSD or microSDHC card and that option then becomes available when the card is inserted.

accessoriesYou can also play back what you’ve shot on the screen and delete photos or videos without attaching the camera to a computer. You have to press a couple of choices before the photo is deleted, so there’s little danger of deleting a photo by accident.

I was impressed by the quality of the video, considering this is a very inexpensive camera ($69.99). I had a lot of fun with it, especially when I attached it to my helmet while horseback riding so I could film what it’s like to canter and go over jumps on a horse. It’s difficult (and dangerous) to do that while holding a camera with one hand. I’ve also seen friends use this type of a camera to record while they were ziplining.

All in all, this is a great starter camera for your little filmmaker or sports enthusiast who wants to replay what he or she did on a screen so their friends and family can see it. It’s easy enough to use that the recommended age goes as low as four, though I think you may have to set it up for someone that young.

At about age eight and up, depending on how tech savvy your kid it, they should be able to work it all out for themselves. It’s currently only available at Walmart but in August it can also be found at Toys “R” Us, Amazon.ca and Mastermind Toys.

However, we have one of these cameras to give away! If you’d like to win this amazing camera (and you are a Canadian resident), tell us below in the comments what you would most like to use it for. We’ll pick a winner this Friday, June 12 at 5 p.m. and will announce the winner’s name next week.

The winner is: Jacob-Emmanuel Doyle. Congratulations and thanks to all who entered!

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  1. Tammy • June 8, 2015 @ 10:15 AM

    My son would love to put it on his bicycle handlebars.

  2. Cynthia Wandler • June 8, 2015 @ 10:15 AM

    I would give it to my nine-year-old son who would film everything he does – trampoline, scooter, skateboard, biking. So fun!

  3. Belinda Charney • June 8, 2015 @ 10:16 AM

    I would attach it to my grandsons water gun to record the fun he’s having a water fight!!

  4. Laura • June 8, 2015 @ 10:21 AM

    My daughter seen the commercial yesterday and this was all she could talk about telling me all the things she like to do with it . My fav one was she would take it underwater to film her turtle swimming up to her 🙂

  5. Teresa Graham • June 8, 2015 @ 10:27 AM

    My grand daughter loves showing me her gymnastic moves. The camera would give her a ‘fun’ perspective how her cartwheels ‘see the world’.

  6. Louanne Baelde • June 8, 2015 @ 10:32 AM

    I would use it for when my granddaughter shows me her ballet moves!

  7. Shelly Edwards • June 8, 2015 @ 10:32 AM

    My daughter is going g zip lining, this would be amazing.

  8. Serena Debolt • June 8, 2015 @ 10:36 AM

    this would be great for the kids soccer games. It looks durable so I wouldnt worry it would be dropped and break 🙂

  9. Cathy B • June 8, 2015 @ 10:39 AM

    My daughter would use this while playing soccer. She is always saying to did you she that shot I took. Now I can get her point of view.

  10. anna donato • June 8, 2015 @ 10:41 AM

    How awesome! My son surfs and and mountain bikes and just ran the LA marathon. How amazing would it be if he won this and wore it during all his activities.
    He ran the marathon in just a little over 5 hours.

  11. Angela Mitchell • June 8, 2015 @ 10:44 AM

    My daughter would love to put it on her bicycle handlebars.

  12. Andrea Lamont • June 8, 2015 @ 10:47 AM

    Our 7 yr old little daredevil would love one of these! Between biking, scooter, and roller blades, she’s always on the go! Her older brother has a GoPro, so she would be ecstatic to be ‘just like him’!

  13. Jenn W • June 8, 2015 @ 10:50 AM

    My son is a very curious little guy and would take videos of all sorts of things to see how they worked!

  14. Melissa Marie • June 8, 2015 @ 10:52 AM

    I would use it to record my daughters gymnastics, or when she is out on her bike we would strap it on! 🙂

  15. Chantal A • June 8, 2015 @ 10:53 AM

    I would use this when we go to Wonderland to capture my kids first time on a roller coaster, I’d mount it to my sons helmet when he rides his bike or skateboard. So many possibilities to use it

  16. Monique • June 8, 2015 @ 10:55 AM

    We chicks use it to capture all of our active moments during the summer, plus we could capture some awesome under water shots at nana’s pool! !! 🙂

  17. Julie FIelds • June 8, 2015 @ 10:59 AM

    My daughter would have a blast making videos of all her activities with her friends and our pups.

  18. Silvia D • June 8, 2015 @ 11:03 AM

    we love camping and hiking and would be be fun for my daughter to record all the views, animals,bugs and just the world around her while we are out and about!

  19. Jenn D. • June 8, 2015 @ 11:06 AM

    I know my son would use it to film underwater. Be it in a pool, on water slides, or at the lake he is always in the water. It would be excellent to attach to a helmet when we hit the slopes in the winter months!

  20. Lia • June 8, 2015 @ 11:09 AM

    My daughter would love to see it attached to her skateboard.

  21. Rogina • June 8, 2015 @ 11:10 AM

    we would use it to document one of our favourite summer activities.For the past 2 years we have explored the outdoors hunting for the elusive lorax.My son loved the movie and is sure the lorax is out there somewhere.

  22. Julia • June 8, 2015 @ 11:12 AM

    Use it at the beach!

  23. Amberleah • June 8, 2015 @ 11:12 AM

    We’d use it on my grandson’s helmet to record him learning to ride a bike this summer at Nana’s house.

  24. eva lu • June 8, 2015 @ 11:12 AM

    so cool, come with all kind of accessory, can use in the pool

  25. Terri Baker • June 8, 2015 @ 11:12 AM

    My granddaughter would love to have this on her handle bars while she is riding her bike

  26. Lisa • June 8, 2015 @ 11:18 AM

    My kids would love to use this on the swings and in their bikes !!!

  27. Teresa Claire • June 8, 2015 @ 11:21 AM

    My nephew would love to film his skateboard action with this lovely piece of tech!

  28. Cooper Lu • June 8, 2015 @ 11:22 AM

    I have GoPro and I know how great it works when go outdoor, so it will be so cool if my kid can have one too

  29. Marla • June 8, 2015 @ 11:23 AM

    My little princess would probably strap it on her head and record going down the slide or the tunnel slides 🙂

  30. Susan Hanley • June 8, 2015 @ 11:24 AM

    I would love to put this on the kids when they are playing soccer and when they go swimming. The kids would get a kick out of watching “their” movies.

  31. patti townsend • June 8, 2015 @ 11:29 AM

    The kids, and fiance, would totally use it for all the flips and tricks they do off of rocks, and cliffs and anything they can while we are camping in the summer 😀

  32. SHIRLEY BRIAND • June 8, 2015 @ 11:29 AM

    My 3 yr. old granddaughter would absolutely love this! She loves to swing on the tire swing at the local playground and also loves to go to the lake nearby where we live so she would certainly use it for her/our entertainment.

  33. grace chen • June 8, 2015 @ 11:30 AM

    My daughter will carry it when she ride bike to record the view

  34. Jacob-Emmanuel Doyle • June 8, 2015 @ 11:35 AM

    I would really love to win this baby! It is just what I need to attach it to my helmet when I go to rappel for Easter Seals’ Drop Zone! I would also use it when I go camping and canoeing! It think this camera is the best!

  35. Shannon • June 8, 2015 @ 11:40 AM

    This would be cool to put on my son’s hockey or bike helmet! It’s awesome that it has a waterproof case to, swimming in the ocean would be fun too!

  36. Jenny G • June 8, 2015 @ 11:56 AM

    I would LOVE to put this on my son’s bike! This is his first summer riding a pedal bike and I would love a video of his adventures!!!

  37. KatM • June 8, 2015 @ 11:58 AM

    I would attach it to my twins’ bike helmets! They could take turns!

  38. william draper • June 8, 2015 @ 12:14 PM

    it would be great for my grandson to use at waterpark

  39. Tammy Lever • June 8, 2015 @ 12:14 PM

    My son would love this! I think that he would put it on his bike and when he goes swimming and rock climbing in the hoodoos. He would definitely take it on our trips to Cuba where we go on trains, catamarans, snorkling, ziplining, horseback riding and so much more!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  40. cheryl hodgkins • June 8, 2015 @ 12:17 PM

    I would definantly give this to my 7 yr old granddaughter. She takes after me when it comes to taking pics and videos. She could put this on her helmet when she bike rides, plays soccer and basketball and tons of other stuff. She would love to own this Kidizoom Action Cam

  41. andrea amy • June 8, 2015 @ 12:17 PM

    My son is turning 8 next month, and we are taking him to Calaway Park. He would put it on his wrist and take it with us to record his special day 🙂

  42. Neils Thor • June 8, 2015 @ 12:21 PM

    great for use at an amusement park!!

  43. Toby • June 8, 2015 @ 12:22 PM

    Definitely biking but, oh, so much more! This would be awesome!

  44. Dorothy • June 8, 2015 @ 12:30 PM

    My grandson would have it attached to his head while playing basketball and ultimate frisbee

  45. Brenda Penton • June 8, 2015 @ 12:34 PM

    My son would use this on his helmet while biking with his buddies

  46. Birdie Colleen Trafford • June 8, 2015 @ 12:54 PM

    I would use it when the kids are over running through the sprinkler and in the kiddie pool 🙂

  47. Marylou • June 8, 2015 @ 12:56 PM

    My middle grandson and granddaughter both play soccer and lacrosse and I can’t make it to all the games.My granddaughter also does dance. I would not miss anything anymore. Love it.

  48. Linda C • June 8, 2015 @ 12:56 PM

    My nephew would use the Kidizoom Action Cam for all of his outdoor activities.

  49. Kerry • June 8, 2015 @ 1:24 PM

    My daughter is always wanting to use our phones for taking pics and recording stuff. This is perfect for that! She will use it while playing and during ballet class! Also she will take it to all the Classic Albums Live concerts she attends with us!

  50. Konstandinos • June 8, 2015 @ 1:27 PM

    Our daughter will take it to her Frozen Birthday party that she cannot wait for.

  51. Cindy • June 8, 2015 @ 1:32 PM

    My daughter would use it while swimming, bike riding, climbing trees, when she’s on the slip n slide, concerts…the possibilities are endless!!

  52. Sofia C. • June 8, 2015 @ 1:39 PM

    This would be the perfect birthday present for my daughter (7yrs) She loves making movies and with this camera she could film her adventures outside….on the boat, camping, hiking, golfing, rollerskating, she would love it!! 🙂

  53. angeldoll2 • June 8, 2015 @ 1:50 PM

    My grandson is autistic and refuses to go outside. He loves to take pictures however so if he has this type of camera maybe we can get him out and away from all his computer stuff.

  54. Sherry S. • June 8, 2015 @ 2:24 PM

    My 2 boys would have so much fun with this outside!

  55. Ami T. • June 8, 2015 @ 2:41 PM

    My boys would love to take this swimming! And running through the sprinkler, in water fights, biking, scooting, jumping on the trampoline….

  56. Elaine B • June 8, 2015 @ 2:50 PM

    My daughters would love to use this camera outside!
    They would have so much fun with it.

  57. Julie • June 8, 2015 @ 3:14 PM

    My son is a spy so he would like to film his mission 🙂 and i’ll like to put it on the handbar of his bike too!

  58. Suzie B • June 8, 2015 @ 3:44 PM

    I would be a lot of fun to use when bike riding in the trails at the park!

  59. mary mary • June 8, 2015 @ 5:31 PM

    this would be great mounted on the bike’s handlebars to get a bird’s eye view of their bike rides out in the woods

  60. Carey Hurst • June 8, 2015 @ 5:32 PM

    My little guy loves to make videos like Junk Food taster on YouTube and others so he would have a blast unboxing and taping his stuff. We also love to go and explore and he would love to take this on our treasure walk

  61. Heather Howard • June 8, 2015 @ 6:16 PM

    My kids would love to record each other on the trampoline and making their own YouTube videos doing unboxings and product reviews.

  62. Denise Milne Holme • June 8, 2015 @ 6:42 PM

    My oldest son wants to explore the kidizoom for our massive family reunion outdoor festival of water fights and food fights baseball and our six kids events like facepainting water fights and food eating contest and there will be a newborn and a 75th anniversary and 80 year old birthday party all in one.So this would be a really awsome item to win and a blessing thanks for the oportunity to let us win 😊

  63. nicky • June 8, 2015 @ 6:44 PM

    to record fun at the park and in the pool this summer!

  64. jay nelson • June 8, 2015 @ 7:58 PM

    It sounds very versatile – my kiddies would share it on their adventures! One likes swimming, one loves her scooter and the third likes to hike in nature.

  65. Lori P • June 8, 2015 @ 8:07 PM

    The nephews would use it to chronicle their adventures on the property around their home.

  66. Bard • June 8, 2015 @ 8:13 PM

    Our boys (7 & 8 yrs old) want to ‘make Minecraft videos’ !

  67. Josh S • June 8, 2015 @ 8:35 PM

    My daughter would enjoy using this to record her biking adventures.

  68. Mark Gordon Brown • June 8, 2015 @ 8:48 PM

    I would be shipping that on down to Redcliff Alberta to my nephew Zeph. He’s a great kid and would really love this.

  69. Carole • June 8, 2015 @ 9:19 PM

    My daughter would love this!! She is always trying to be like her bigger sister who is 16. She is 5. I am sure she would have it attached to her on the trampoline, being in the park, while blowing bubbles…laughing with friends. It would catch all those extraordinary moments we take for granted…:)

  70. Christina • June 8, 2015 @ 10:20 PM

    I would give it to my daughter for her to explore with while hiking, she loves scenery and also biking and being silly.. I bet she would have a blast with her brother

  71. Laura • June 8, 2015 @ 10:50 PM

    My grandson has just discovered the camera in my old iPhone and has taken pictures of everything from ants to clouds. Ha, even self is. He’d love to video our nature walks. And everything else 🙂

  72. Denise • June 9, 2015 @ 12:16 AM

    My daughter would love this. It would be great to use when we go hiking and biking.

  73. Harriet Boroditsky • June 9, 2015 @ 12:30 AM

    I would give it to my twin grandchildren to photograph their new baby sister!

  74. Sandy • June 9, 2015 @ 12:40 AM

    I would use this when my kids go to the water slides! I’d love to see what they see! I’d even like if they would put it on their bikes or on the rides when the Red River Ex is here next week!

  75. Natasha • June 9, 2015 @ 3:18 AM

    That would be awesome for my son he takes amazing pictures of nature clouds birds cats 🌟

  76. Drew • June 9, 2015 @ 6:44 AM

    My little ones would find a way to strap in onto their bike helmets and use it to record all their adventures.

  77. Carol Ann Westbook • June 9, 2015 @ 7:42 AM

    My granddaughter would attach it to her bike and film her friends at outdoor activities.

  78. pnina • June 9, 2015 @ 9:13 AM

    would be interesting to see what kids see!

  79. Anne Brewster • June 9, 2015 @ 10:28 AM

    My niece and I are planning on going zip lining.She would love this to capture our day.

  80. jan • June 9, 2015 @ 11:20 AM

    I’d love to have them wear it while playing on the equipment in the park. Up the climbing apparatus, down the slide, now full tilt to the swinging bars….

  81. Debbie Zyla • June 9, 2015 @ 12:50 PM

    my 5 yr. old granddaughter would love this – she really wants a camera

  82. Nathalie T. • June 9, 2015 @ 2:23 PM

    My daughter the actress/ dancer and my son the stuntman that would be awesome!

  83. Debra F • June 9, 2015 @ 3:07 PM

    Our grandchildren love to come to Grandma & Grandpa’s farm to ride their bikes. This would be great to have for them.

  84. Karen B • June 9, 2015 @ 4:42 PM

    This would give kids hours of enjoyment and they could see their work later and show it off to friends, granddaughters would find many things to film with the Kidizoom Action Camera.

  85. ISOBEL SOPHIA • June 9, 2015 @ 5:11 PM

    this would be great to attach to the kid’s helmets to record what they see and do while in action!

  86. Jennifer C • June 9, 2015 @ 6:29 PM

    My little girl and I would have a blast recording our summertime adventures.. swimming, learning to ride her bike, going on hikes, etc. It would make for some fun keepsake videos! Plus I bed she’d have fun making stop-motion videos with her Lego. 😀

  87. jennifer • June 9, 2015 @ 6:50 PM

    We would use this on a bike at the lake

  88. Myra C. • June 9, 2015 @ 8:13 PM

    This is so cool. My son was asking for it. This would be so great for summer.

  89. Lisa • June 10, 2015 @ 4:09 PM

    My 8 yr old son would have a blast with this , he would record everything he does from skateboarding , riding his bike to all his exploring adventures for critters of all ranges + be a bonus cause he can video/photograph all his little bug finds in their habitats without bringing them into the house for me to find crawling in my kitchen etc. The bonus feat is the ability to take it with him into the water would open up so much more for my little guy!! I’m on a very limited income so thank you for giving the public this awesome oppertunity!! Good luck to everyone who has submitted to the contest 🙂

  90. WALLY STANLEY • June 10, 2015 @ 5:14 PM

    great to put on the kids helmets while they’re on their bikes,skateboards,whatever else they’re into to record it for a birds eye view of what they’re seeing !

  91. Cyrille Palma • June 11, 2015 @ 10:40 AM

    My little sister would love this as she likes taking pictures and videos! Whether she’s doing sports, dancing, wandering or just hanging out with friends! I’m so fascinated by this that if she has this, I would most likely borrow it for my Cancun trip and get loads of fun with it myself!

  92. Sandra Doherty • June 15, 2015 @ 4:17 PM

    I have noticed that your contest has ended however I have just found this contest. I am Abaigails Grandmother.She lives with me and is a very energetic child riding her bike all the time swiming and enjoys new adventurs. She has seen this camera advertized and would giv anything to have one to record pretend utube vidios underwater fun and while on her bike now that she has more fredom in where she can ride.Though it is a rasonable price it is not somehing I can give her at this time. Here is hoping we can be considered.

  93. Susan Hanley • June 19, 2015 @ 7:31 PM

    My grandkids would love to use this when they are swimming. They would take some great film.

  94. Fred T. • September 14, 2015 @ 11:51 AM

    My son would love to wear this while he plays hockey against his 10 and 15 year old grandsons.(my great grandsons)

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