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    Zoe wants a camera

    When I was taking a photo of her with the Yashica 24, she was at first confused and upset that there was no display on the back where I could show her the picture. She's 4, so while I explained a little about film photography, she showed some understanding, but still wondered why she couldn't see the picture *now*.

    Since then, though, she's been "taking" pictures with her hands, and talking about how she's going to get a real camera when she's old like Daddy.

    Then I thought... Why not now? Yeah, there's a $10 digi-cam at Walmart, no monitor on the back or anything, just the cheapest digi P&S imaginable... or, there are a ton of 35mm models out there right now. Any ideas, folks? I think it'd make her day to have a real camera, and I think it'd be fun to develop her photos... and maybe a little embarrassing.. Daddy in the shower? NO!!!

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    Hit the Thrift Shops or flea market.
    You can get Zoe a Real Camera for $5.00 !

    Happy Fathers Day !

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    Either film of digital with the LCD in the back. You can get a fully working camera used very cheap.

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    How about a Polaroid then she can see the photo just after she has taken it. It would allow her to learn composition better.
    " ... a cook who relies on nothing but a sharp knife has no guarantee of producing excellent dishes." - Yoshihisa Maitani

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    It's a perfect time to get her a nice shiny Hasselblad!

    How about a cheap snap shot 35mm? Her interest may not last long at all and likely, she'll put it somewhere and not recall where in days. I was going to say disposable but I bet you can buy a cheapie for less at second hand shops....
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    Any toy camera that takes film. Thats what got all my kids interested. A couple of my older kids started with Brownies they found at yard sales and thought they were neat.
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    My wife took a Olympic mju-ii to work - a child care center - a few days ago. She let each of the kids take a few pictures. I doubt the camera would hold up to much dropping but it worked well for them. Anything along those lines could work well.

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    When I was wee little I had an argus C3 "brick." I do not recommend this.

    Diana-type toycams can be fun for kids, and no great loss if she loses or breaks it.

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    I would suggest one of the later Canon 35mm point and shoots, try one with a fixed lens. These have auto film transport, auto-focus and built-in flash and use AA batteries.

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