Reviewed for Fifth Grade, 2007

Have a budding movie-maker on your hands, but not sure you're ready to shell out big bucks for a camera? This camcorder is an affordable option and it's so easy to use, even a fifth grader can shoot video whenever the spirit moves him. There's no fancy footwork required here-- to record kids simply press the big red button. Although the camera doesn't cost a fortune, it comes equipped with zoom, playback, a small LCD display, a decent microphone, and software that makes editing, emailing, or uploading to YouTube a snap. Plus, it's so small, kids can stick it in a pocket and pull it out at a moment's notice. Ready, set, action! (Pure Digital, $149.00)