Monday, April 5, 2010

LeapFrog digital camer (by Sakar) review/giveaway

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the good folks over at Sakar International rolled out a new product for LeapFrog this year- the LeapFrog Digital Camera:




it's a fun and interactive camera that really gets kids excited about going out and taking pictures!
the camera also includes software for photo editing and fun little games!

now, this is a digital camera so of course there are pros & cons:

the pros:
- it's talks to you! when kids take a shot they'll get instant feedback like "Good Job!" or "Great Shot!" also, when the camera is turned off they'll hear a "Bye Bye!" i thought that was neat and i'm 26- so i can only imagine the fun a younger child will have!
it's also durable & the perfect size for little hands.

the cons- i use the term lightly:
- the best shots are ones taken with lots of natural light- ie:



pics taken in darker setting with the flash tend to be poorer quality. there's a little bit of lag time after pressing the shutter, so i wouldn't go for action shots or anything- but it's great for posed shots or something sitting/standing still.
the camera's memory is housed purely on the 3AAA batteries it houses- so make sure you upload all pics before the batteries run out/get changed!!!
lastly- i found the controls (trash, viewing- etc) a little confusing. once i figured it out it was fine but it might take some time for a kid to learn how to delete, view pics & etc.

all in all- it's a great little camera for kids that show an interest in photography!

i took some shots so you can see what you're "workin' with"

so these pics were taken inside with a good amount of light & outside on a sunny day:




the flash wasn't used & i think they came out fine (this is without any editing)!

now here are a couple examples of bad lighting + harsh flash:



a little bit of yikes!!

but inside with some good lighting + flash will give you this:



(errr- that might be my desk at work complete with a Twilight poster, picture of Adam Levine, a Napoleon Dynamite toy & a moxie can...maybe)

so as you can see- it's not a DSLR or anything, so no use comparing- but it's a great little camera for kids to carry around and capture the moment!

so, you want one?! well here's your chance! Sakar is providing one of my readers with their own LeapFrog digital camera! yay!

To Enter:
Required: leave me a comment telling me what you find yourself taking the most pictures of (kids, dogs, random- etc)

Addtl Entries: (leave a comment(s) for each thing you do every day you do it!)
1. vote for me @ TopMommyBlogs (by clicking the link below) (1 comment)
Top Mommy Blogs - Vote for us @ TopMommyBlogs.Com!
2. vote for me @ TopBabyBlogs (by clicking the link below) (1 comment)
Vote For Us @ topbabyblogs.com Top Baby Blogs
3. follow me on Twitter or tweet about this giveaway (@lookatthebirds) (2 comments)
4. blog about this giveaway (3 comments)
5. follow sakar on twitter: @SakarBrands (2 comments)

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90 comments:

Amy said...

I would definately take the most pictures of my son, and my yorkie.

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Amy said...

I voted for you on mommy blogs!
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Emmi said...

I take pics of the kids all the time!

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Emmi said...

voted for ya on Mommy Blogs

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Emmi said...

voted for you on baby blogs

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Emmi said...

following you on twitter

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Emmi said...

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lizziandliam said...

I usually take the most pictures of my kids with their daddy!

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Lauren said...

i take tons of pictures of Lauren!
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Lauren said...

i b\voted top mommy

Lauren said...

i voted top baby

Lauren said...

i follow you on twitter

Lauren said...

i tweeted
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Baby Forcine said...

I def. take a ridic amount of dog and baby together pictures. My babies.I'm sure my FB friends are sick of them. :)

Baby Forcine said...

I voted for you on mommy blogs

Kaitlyn Devin and Grace said...

I definitely take pictures of my daughter with our dog the most, they are joined at the hip and adorable!

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Hannah said...

Um, is that twilight poster signed?!

Carol said...

I take a ridiculous number of kid pics. I am such a novice, it takes me 200 shots to get 1 or 2 great ones!

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Rachel said...

I take lots of pics of my kids but I think I take even more of food.

Rachel said...

Voted @ Top Mommy Blogs

Rachel said...

Voted @ Top Baby Blogs

PhinneyGirl said...

I take pics of my child the most, hands down (over 800 iphone pics of her)

PhinneyGirl said...

I voted for you at TMB!

Rachel said...

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re-tweeted

PhinneyGirl said...

I voted for you at TBB!

Rachel said...

Following you on Twitter

Lara said...

I take TONS of pictures of my daughter :)momdram@gmail.com

Rachel said...

Following Sakar on Twitter

Busy Working Mama said...

I take the most pictures of my daughter.

Lara said...

I voted for you on top mommy blogs
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Lara said...

I voted for you on top baby blogs
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Busy Working Mama said...

@busyworkingmama follows sakar on twitter #1

Busy Working Mama said...

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Lara said...

following sakar on twitter (@momdram)
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Lara said...

Following sakar on twitter (@momdram) (2)
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Phoenix said...

I voted

Phoenix said...

I love photography!

Phoenix said...

My son would totally dig this camera!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

Hi there! Love the giveaway. found you through SITS and love the blog as well. I am now following you and I voted for you on Mommy Blog.

I am also doing a giveaway if you are interested. http://kitchenbelleicious.blogspot.com

Kitchen Belleicious said...

I take pics of my first son all the time and my cooking. I love to cook.

AnnCrabs said...

Definitely my kids!

AnnCrabs said...

Voted on mommy blogs

AnnCrabs said...

Voted on baby blogs.

For Their Future said...

Pictures of my kids of course!

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For Their Future said...

I follow you on twitter
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For Their Future said...

I follow you on twitter
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For Their Future said...

Voted for you on TopMommyBlogs!

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For Their Future said...

Voted for you on TopBabyBlogs!
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janineb said...

I voted for you on mommy blogs!

janineb said...

ate my first post:
I am a mammarazzi and K is my unwilling subject 99% of the time.

janineb said...

I voted for you on baby blogs!

"Miss" Anita said...

I find myself taking the most pictures of my children.
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"Miss" Anita said...

I voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs.
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"Miss" Anita said...

I voted for you on Top Baby Blogs.
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"Miss" Anita said...

I tweeted for 4/5...

http://twitter.com/HSBSuzanne/status/11681718670

thanks
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"Miss" Anita said...

I tweeted for 4/5...

http://twitter.com/HSBSuzanne/status/11681718670

thanks
roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com
entry 2 of 2

The Bailly Family said...

I take lots of pictures of the kiddo.

The Bailly Family said...

I take lots of pictures of the kiddo.

The Bailly Family said...

I voted for the blog yesterday

The Bailly Family said...

I voted for you today!

The Bailly Family said...

Voted for you on Baby blogs!

The Bailly Family said...

I'm a twitter follower!

Jaime said...

I can't wait until my little girl is big enough to follow me around with her own camera!

Mama Lungo said...

I definitely take pictures of my kids more than anything.

Mama Lungo said...

I voted at TopMommyBlogs

Mama Lungo said...

I voted at TopBabyBlogs

Mama Lungo said...

Twitter follower @mamalungo

Mama Lungo said...

retweet @mamalungo

Shooting Stars Mag said...

either my friends or my dog. haah

-Lauren
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Shooting Stars Mag said...

i follow you on twitter: @shootingstarmag

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

follow sakar brands on twitter 1

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follow sakar brands on twitter 2

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Mami2jcn said...

I definitely take the most pictures of the kids.

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Mami2jcn said...

I voted for you at top mommy blogs.

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Mami2jcn said...

I voted for you at top baby blogs.

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Mami2jcn said...

I follow Sakar on Twitter @mami2jcn

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#1

Mami2jcn said...

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#2

Mami2jcn said...

I follow you on Twitter and tweeted:

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Mami2jcn said...

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janineb said...

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janineb said...

I blogged about the giveaway here:
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(comment 2)

janineb said...

I blogged about the giveaway here:
http://tinyurl.com/yc8e5zt
(comment 3)

janineb said...

I voted for you today on top mommy blogs

janineb said...

I voted for you today on top baby blogs!

janineb said...

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janineb said...

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(2nd comment)

janineb said...

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(3rd comment)

"Miss" Anita said...

I blogged about this...

http://anitamartin.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/wacky-wednesday/

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entry 1 of 3

"Miss" Anita said...

I blogged about this...

http://anitamartin.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/wacky-wednesday/

roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

entry 2 of 3

"Miss" Anita said...

I blogged about this...

http://anitamartin.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/wacky-wednesday/

roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

entry 3 of 3