My granddaughter Carina was not yet three years old when I gave her my Panasonic DMC-FZ5 to see if she could handle the camera. At just 12 ounces it was light enough, and it was easy for her to grip and aim, using the LCD monitor on the back of the camera. Although she tended to point the camera downwards at first, she soon got the hang of it.
She's just over five now, and when I bring the camera with me on a visit, she can handle it like a pro. I'll be giving the FZ5 to her soon. What follows here is an exhibition of some of her pictures and some of my pictures of her.