Question Camera for a kid

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Oy. Looking for an upgrade for my kids COOLPIX S33.

It's an awesome little camera, drop proof, water proof, has special effects, has a separate button for video. Basically it's just complex enough for a kid to enjoy. And best of all, I think it was like $20 off ebay..

But it's lacking in a lot of ways.
The sound quality is <Mod Edit>. The mic always sounds like it's under water.
It would be nice if pictures were a little nicer. It's probably around 5 optical megapixels.

Any suggestions for something similar?
(meaning water proof, drop proof, built in special effects, easy for a kid to use, etc..)
 
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Oy. Looking for an upgrade for my kids COOLPIX S33.

It's an awesome little camera, drop proof, water proof, has special effects, has a separate button for video. Basically it's just complex enough for a kid to enjoy. And best of all, I think it was like $20 off ebay..

But it's lacking in a lot of ways.
The sound quality is <Mod Edit>. The mic always sounds like it's under water.
It would be nice if pictures were a little nicer. It's probably around 5 optical megapixels.

Any suggestions for something similar?
(meaning water proof, drop proof, built in special effects, easy for a kid to use, etc..)
Unfortunately better cameras are more breakable and the sound quality on most cameras isn't great without a separate mic. How old is the kid?
 
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I have an olympus tough tg-6, I've been very impressed with it's performance as a compact camera although I'm not sure it's an upgrade, the specs seem very similar (https://www.productchart.com/cameras/8330_vs_29455), here's some links to photo's I've taken with it if it's any help:

https://www.deviantart.com/maygoldworthy/art/Lakeside-walk-1-860995974
https://www.deviantart.com/maygoldworthy/art/Snow-1-865736418
 
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quality wise, it's not even close. I'll have to take a look thnx
NP :)

You mean not even close in build quality of photo quality? As a DSLR user, the only reason I bought it was so I have a camera I don't have to worry about destroying in the rain and mud when I'm out hiking, because they're both compact cameras with a small lens and sensor I don't think the quality can get much better, although I think the Olympus TG-6 takes video with slightly better sound quality

The only real way to go beyond both of those cameras and still have the "tough" factor would be to get a fully waterproof case for something higher end like an Olympus OM-D, and that's an expensive option
 

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NP :)

You mean not even close in build quality of photo quality? As a DSLR user, the only reason I bought it was so I have a camera I don't have to worry about destroying in the rain and mud when I'm out hiking, because they're both compact cameras with a small lens and sensor I don't think the quality can get much better, although I think the Olympus TG-6 takes video with slightly better sound quality

The only real way to go beyond both of those cameras and still have the "tough" factor would be to get a fully waterproof case for something higher end like an Olympus OM-D, and that's an expensive option
I meant, your pictures are much better than the camera I have :p
 
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Ahhh, I get it, Thanks LOL

The one of the lake has a little bit of digital editing (to add an artificial gradient filter to darken the sky) and the one with the scaffolding is just as it came off the camera

If it would be helpful I can upload something to YouTube with it to show the microphone quality?
 

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