Young photographers won't have to tell their subjects to smile--the Real Camera does it for them. This colourful, plastic camera uses regular 35mm film (one roll is included) and is so easy to operate that even little fingers can make it work. About 6 by 5 inches in size, the camera has a smiling face up front, to provoke grins from portrait-sitters, and a large handle to help steady the camera. The controls are simple, focusing is done with an easily gripped knob, and there's a large button for snapping the shutter. Waiting for the pictures to develop might be the only frustrating part, because even a one-hour photo shop seems to take too long for kids. --Rob Lightner
This product contains small parts and is a choking hazard so not suitable for children under 3 years old.