If his fine motor skills are OK, Nikon AF bodies like the N8008s/801s or N90s/F90x are easy to load--and very affordable now. It's a matter of pulling out a couple inches of leader once the film can is in place, then closing the cover and hitting the shutter release to wind on.There's also an LCD icon showing successful loading.
Problem with film p&s models that loaded film the way you described is that most are dead now. They were starting to get scarce 10 years ago.
Last edited by CGW; 05-06-2012 at 06:48 PM. Click to view previous post history.