Our family will be heading to SoCal this summer for my sister's wedding. I'm looking for an inexpensive digital camera for my daughter, but I have a few questions that the Fritters are best qualified to answer:
• There are lots of variations available in the Disney KidPix line: Hannah Montana, Pirates of the Caribbean, Princesses, and the like. I know that a few years ago, reviews of Disney cameras on Amazon.com seemed to conclude that Disney cameras wouldn't work with Macs: no software, no iPhoto support, wouldn't even show up on the desktop. Is this still the case, or has Disney changed its ways now that Steve is one of the major shareholders?
• There are lots of other cameras available at places like Target or WalMart (don't remember the brand name) which specify Windows support, but make no mention of Mac support. Anybody have any experience with these bargain-brand cameras on Macs, either positive or negative?
• Nickelodeon has a line of kids' digitals, with Dora the Explorer, Diego and other characters, which specify Mac support, but they're three times the price of the KidPix line. Again, anybody have either positive or negative experience with this line?
• Can anyone recommend a particular inexpensive camera that they've used successfully with a Mac? Where might I purchase such a device? What kind of price range can I expect?
I don't particularly want to buy an expensive ($60 or more) camera for my eight-year-old, but I know it's easy to spend a lot of money, $20 at a time, on cameras that won't work. Looking forward to your comments.