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Problem with Sakar Kidz Cam driver

ok i got the driver from sakar for the kidz cam and it still say theres a problem with it im not sure if i got the right driver or not or if i need somethin else to help it run the cam but if yall can help me please let me know a friend gave me the cam but couldnt find the cd to it

Wed, 23 Aug 2006 23:26:17 -0700

Hey I have the driver from a similar looking ARGUS dc-1500 camera.

It is called "photofantasy" by ARCSOFT ,CD-ROM for WINDOWS USERS.

However ,Ican also use this camera with SuSE linux 8.2~10.0 ,with the SERIAL port connector /running with Digikam or Gphoto.

Good Luck ,Stuart

Fri, 01 Sep 2006 13:59:08 -0700

I got one from a friend with the CD, and it doesn't help.

Jim Janousek
Mon, 25 Dec 2006 18:17:58 -0800

My son got this camera for x-mas and the cd did nothing camera is useless!!!

Fri, 05 Jan 2007 20:32:12 -0800

Dido, We bought one for our kid and the software CD is a garbage installer that will run webcam one time and no camera the next.
I have bought better for $20
Garbage camera!

Sun, 14 Jan 2007 21:27:37 -0800

my son got a sakar kids digital camera for christmas and we lost te instruction booklet. their are all kinds of codes on the bakc and i do not know what they mean. we also do not know how to delete the pics so the camera is full and he ahs not been able to take any pictures. anyone know how to??

Sun, 21 Jan 2007 12:54:25 -0800

i have the exact same problem the lady above has. don't know what cides mean or how to download the 24 pics i have taken so far.did she get any help

kandis lane
Mon, 12 Feb 2007 19:49:19 -0800

i' ve finally figured this out after a few headaches. and it actually works better than expected. go to then just follow thru. it will give you photags express for still photos and web cam express.good luck!!!!

Thu, 15 Feb 2007 11:53:20 -0800

by the way doing this you need no disk and dont plug the camera in until after it restarts your computer.let me know if anyone else has any lluck

Thu, 15 Feb 2007 11:57:01 -0800

to reset after putting pics in get photos and clicking camera. on the camera press mode button until you see ca then press the flash button it willgo back to 18

Thu, 15 Feb 2007 12:02:06 -0800

the last 3 entries solved my problems. I will post other keywords in this email - so others who google, can find this help.

kidz cam,, digital camera kit, 3-in-1 digital camera, 88379

Sat, 10 Mar 2007 23:35:14 -0800

Thankyou for this web page, my daughter got this 2 years ago and never we could use it. Last year Santa were more generous and gave her a Sony CyberShot (what a change) but even with her new toy, she stills want to play with the Kidz Cam (go figure why, children are children). So, I am downloading the file, hoping that this works.

Once again, thankyou for your Info.

Sun, 25 Mar 2007 18:23:31 -0800

Don't want to sound paranoid, but I have downloaded the file from and my PestPatrol software detected that the file CAMERAINSTALL.EXE comes with a Trojan called: Trojan.Bancos
You can check for more info about this trojan at:
Bancos GNA

I am writing this just for you to use caution when installing this software.

I will be calling at SakarHelp on Monday morning to ask about this.

Sun, 25 Mar 2007 18:33:49 -0800

Thanks for the help. We bought this for my daughter for x-mas. It had no disc. Anyway I installed the program
but when I go to download the pics it tells me I don't have any in my camera.

Wed, 04 Apr 2007 11:08:26 -0700

I installed the thing like 6 times, but still whn i go on webcam express, it says "No Webcam was found on your system" and it's plainly plugged in, the usb is in, the model is #82379, please, i need help

Sun, 08 Apr 2007 11:27:52 -0700

DITTO - When we try to load photos, computer says no photos in camera! Infuriating! Calling help line was NO HELP>

Wed, 11 Apr 2007 16:22:06 -0700

kids photo cam sticker maker was a waste of money , tech support with sakar was no help, I was told I am out the money walmart won't take it back & sakar said.... "unfortunately we don't have a replacemenet policy ma'am" I plan to check further into the policies of this company!! LYNN

Fri, 13 Apr 2007 20:51:24 -0700

Can't get Kidz Cam to work. No picture message. Reinstalled from CD, downloaded update from Sakar - didn't help. I'm a software developer, and know my way around Windows, PCs and software. After 3 hours, I'm giving up and buying my daughter something from a company I recognize.

Thu, 03 May 2007 19:08:57 -0700

I bought this camera for my child for her birhtday..... the cd had a tear in it and I am still tring to get some one on the phone {that speaks english} to get my address and phone number correct so they can send me another one. Now they tell me that someone will call me in a few days! Why there is a problem with sending me another one....I can't figure out. BUYERS BEWARE! This company has no useful customer service and their products are junk! The camera will not take a picture that is you can see well enough to tell what it is. No matter what mode it is in.

Aggervated mom
Mon, 14 May 2007 05:59:56 -0700

So glad to find that I am not alone...this camera is driving me crazy! I gave two as "gifts".....what a GIFT!

Fri, 25 May 2007 12:45:51 -0700

hi, i got this camera last nite and i cant get it to work... it really fustrating.. i live in australia and the only phone number is a USA number.... i need help.. i pulled an allnier to do it for my little sister... what a waste of 60 bucks and now i cant evan take it back.

Fri, 25 May 2007 18:14:21 -0700

My children got the camera for Christmas and have lost the cable that connects to the computer where can I get a new one????

Mon, 28 May 2007 06:08:54 -0700

c de la merde ça marche qu'en caméra impossible de transférer les photos

Mon, 28 May 2007 13:42:43 -0700

Runs great on xp, can any one suggest how to get it to work on vista.

Wed, 06 Jun 2007 08:56:17 -0700

Downloaded the software and still can't get the computer to recognize that the camera is plugged in. What a waste of money and time, not to mention my daughter is distraught about not being able to see her pictures. DO NOT BY THIS PIECE OF JUNK!!!!

Tue, 19 Jun 2007 00:30:25 -0700

I just bought this tonight for something cheap that can take pictures I can download onto my computer... well that was a big mistake... I brought it home, it didnt have the manual or the CD-ROM... I plan to go back to walmart tomorrow and try to return it... but from what I've read so far I cant... this makes me angry because I had to pay for it myself... and have practically no job to make up for the lost money!!!

Sat, 23 Jun 2007 00:57:11 -0700

You think u have problems...this stupid camera will only take pictures of everything but people.....they need to take these things off the shelf and give everybody their money back.......

Fri, 06 Jul 2007 08:18:22 -0700

i have the same problem as a couple other recognizes the camera and I finally figured out how to install the driver but it says there are no pics on the camera...has anyone figured out why?

Thu, 12 Jul 2007 10:35:40 -0500

I tried 3 different kids digi cams and decided they just aren't worth the frustration. I just recieved my dauther's HP 320 digi cam from Ebay and we both LOVE IT.

It's not a toy, although it is a lil light in weight, but it does what it needs to do. We decorated it with bright neon stickers to make it kid like, but it is definately not a kid toy like the rest of the cameras we tried.

Get a Cheap HP Digi Cam
Tue, 24 Jul 2007 15:45:06 +0000

p.s. The HP cost less than the kid one's that just didn't work. $35.00 total for the auction, i.e. shipping!

Get a Cheap HP Digi Cam
Tue, 24 Jul 2007 15:47:36 +0000

I had the problem of the snapkids program not wanting to even start I went on a hunt and I found the scu number on sakar site is different than on my package and the model number is supposed to be 88379 and the camera I have is 86379. I think this is a fraud copy of this toy I read and heard of this happening to alot of toy products this may be why my program doesnt work or for some of you the driver. Just a thought.

Tue, 31 Jul 2007 22:21:44 +0000

can not get sound to come on. i cut softwher disk with sissors when opening pagage can i down load softwher .i have 32490/32492 digital video camera

stuart mackey
Fri, 03 Aug 2007 17:06:08 +0000

I'm in the UK anbd bouth this for my son. He took 130 piccies but when i try to download, it only downloads 11 of them! Being stupid I mislaid my receipt (and I paid cash!) so when i took it back to my Asda store, they said they could only refund me 2pence, as these were not selling so they reduced them all!

It is a con and my 5 year is very upset he can;t see his piccies. Does any one know how to access the piccies if you simply connect the phone to the PC and open up Explorer???

Tue, 28 Aug 2007 12:53:19 +0000

my little girl is 7yrs. she saved her own money to buy this JUNK CAMERA! when we try to get pictures it says driver not installed properly. from now on i'll stick to buying all her things from ebay at least they honor their warrenty.

Tue, 04 Sep 2007 20:42:22 +0000

what a waste of time! this is all just junk! i will never ever buy a kakar again!
will take picture, but could not get the computer to recognize the camera.paid $2.50 to walmart to download my photos to cd. RETURN THE JUNK OF A CAMERA to walmart the next day! never been more happier!

Mon, 24 Sep 2007 20:08:18 +0000

se me perdio el cd para instalar la web cam como le puedo hacer, no puedo accesar a la pagina es una mini webcam, gracias necesito ayuda help me please. bay.

maria dolores ortiz barajas
Thu, 27 Sep 2007 03:58:09 +0000

I have the same problems with their pen-cam.

First, for those of us who don't speak Chinese, we're, well, the actual term rhymes with bell unruly clucked but there might be kids browsing this forum trying to get their cams to actually work.

Also, just about every Sakar USB cam has the same chipset therein.

and they make a lot of them.

I got it to work in Windows M.E. but now it's not even doing that, and their WebCam Express and Photags Express programs don't recognize the camera.

I'm wondering if it has something to do with that trojan mentioned up the page a bit, because I've been running Spybots daily on the Windows partition to get rid of all the nasty little buggers.

Linux deals with it differently, and the main problem is setting permissions for the USB ports.
There's Linux drivers for that chipset that's shared by about eleventy-gadzillion different brands and models of cameras, most of them not Sakar.

Sakar Tech Support, and the people who translated the software disk, well, they speak English better than I speak Chinese, but that doesn't say much.

One day they'll have their act together.

Wally World wouldn't take the cam back, something like it was on clearance and clearance has no return value.

The French comment was that the camera is a pile of doo-doo.

The Spanish one is a lady who has lost the CD and needs the installer file for the camera. So if anybody can give e-mail that to her, she would thank you greatly. Snra. Ortiz-Barajas, se busco para el disco mio y voy a publicarse a mi Website,, en pocas horas, por nada.

Wed, 03 Oct 2007 07:18:11 +0000

Craig that posted in Feb/Mar. Thanks! Followed those steps after getting a new computer and we lost the cd. Software works great.

Sat, 27 Oct 2007 19:46:46 +0000

One disappointed child. Straight out of the pack - the CD does not do what it is supposed to do!! Is there anyway to make it work?? There is not a single link on the website to download the driver software. Please advise asap.

Susan Hayes
Wed, 14 Nov 2007 14:40:37 +0000

aaah! dis is not working 4 meee

Sat, 24 Nov 2007 03:08:08 +0000

Sakar ..what a joke. I've got two of these glorified paperweights and neither work. friend gave me one and i bought the other. what a waste of money. well my fellow gripers of sakar check this out

BBB Reliability Report for Sakar International

This is a link to the Better Business Bureau in New Jersey where the company is located ..Sakar needs to be shut down. i've seen sheisters that are more concerned with their customers. anywho sakar "digital concepts" will not get anymore money from me or my friends. i recommend the same with all of ya'll. not worth the stress or headaches.

Thu, 20 Dec 2007 08:17:41 +0000

sakar digital kids camera, software did not work, did not find pictures on camera, downloaded software from sakar site did not produce results, link to sakar help driver download did not have our model #, taking back to walmart this week, i'm sure they will be having a LOT of returns, we are running windows 2000

Connie Oldoren
Tue, 25 Dec 2007 23:27:49 +0000

I got it to work, mostly. I tried to install it on my Win2000 machine. The CD could not be read. I was able to read the CD on a WinXP machine (with a DVD compatible reader) and copied the contents to a shared folder (eg, a memory stick). I did not install the software on my WinXP machine.

Back on the Win2000 machine, I logged in as Administrator - this is important! - and installed the software by launching the OEMDriverInstall program. I did not use the AutoPlay. After installing and restarting the machine I was able to launch the Kids Cam activity center application and download photos from the camera.

My Win2000 machine is configured with an account for me - Administrator - and an account for my 5yo - User. When logged in as User the software could not find the camera. I tried uninstalling the software, reconfiguring User to be an Administrator, re-installing logged in as User/Administrator. When User was demoted back to User (ie, restricted permissions), the software again refused to find the camera.

Interestingly, when logged in as User (ie, restricted permissions) the WebCam functionality performed perfectly.

This sounds like a bug in setting/recognising the USB access permissions by the application. Downloading photos is only possible when logged in as an Administrator. I tried logged in as a SuperUser but that also failed.

I have attached the User Manual for those interested. The Sakar site says that the Kids Cam 88379 is no longer available for sale.

Attached File: 88379.pdf (356 KB)

Wed, 26 Dec 2007 03:38:56 +0000

I just bought two of these for my three and five year old daughters for Christmas. I just spent an hour trying to get the pictures to download. Thanks to Philip's comment above mine, I tried running the cd in my dvd drive. That worked as far as installing the software. I have 2 computers, both with XP home edition. I can get it to work on my laptop, but not my desktop computer. I am the admin account on both computers.

Wed, 26 Dec 2007 08:27:00 +0000

Bought two of these Sakar cams... model 88379 & 85379. can only figure out how to get one camera recognized at a time... indicates I have to uninstall software in order to get the other camera recognized... doesn't look like two models can be recognized by the software... Merry Christmas...

Thu, 27 Dec 2007 00:37:04 +0000

What a joke. I kept getting an error when I tried to install from the DVD-ROM drive, but when I used the DVD+/-RW it worked fine. Thanks to Philip and Chris.

Thu, 27 Dec 2007 03:46:09 +0000

the installation disk is cracked and i have been calling since this morning and all they tell me is someone will call you back due to a high calling crap. if theres so many people calling tech support then they need to get a clue about their product and im angry at walmart for carrying such a product that nobody can do anything about. arghhhhh!

Thu, 27 Dec 2007 21:51:46 +0000

Les photos de la cam�ra sont brouillent pas tr�s clair et les photos n'apparaissent pas dans les jeux

Fri, 28 Dec 2007 16:09:47 +0000

how do i install the kids imaging studio software without the dics

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Fri, 28 Dec 2007 18:03:12 +0000

OK here is what we figured out. The software is WAY differenet than a real camera, you MUST follow the directions.

Load the software using the camera, attach the USB turn on the camera and when you see the camera load the software using that window.

When you do this you can highlight the picutres and save them just like in the manual describes on page 13. Select the photo (or all) and hit the save icon. The window looks exactly like the one on the page. You cannot delete or save any other way, no clcik and drag, no right click and you cannot use the 'normal' delete all pictures screen that I am accustomed to. Once you have saved the pictures in this manner, make sure that you have them and then disconnect the camera and delete the pictures ONE at a time using the little green button on the back of the camera with the "X" on it. Pressing this twice will remove the files from the unti one at a time. You cannot remove the files using the software, only using the camera.

It is different, not impossible, think like a kid and it wil be fine, goodluck!

Sun, 30 Dec 2007 00:07:00 +0000

Hi, I wish I had read this website before purchasing the Kidz cam for myy 5 year old. Are we supposed to be able to see the photos she takes in the camera, like other digital cameras?

I have not even gotten to the software download challenges. I just wanted her to take photos and see what she shot.

Thank you.

CLB Mommy

Sun, 30 Dec 2007 02:50:35 +0000

photos brouilleset ne peut pas mettre photos dans jeux ou autre

St�phanie Roy-quirion
Wed, 02 Jan 2008 18:40:57 +0000

I would like to see a class action suit against SAKAR for stealing little kids christmas money. My 6 yr old used money from christmas to buy this piece of junk. Sakar obviously avoids any contact by not posting enough information. I can use a piece of plastic and a magnifying glass and do just as well. They should be ashamed!

Mon, 07 Jan 2008 15:38:39 +0000

I second that comment!! I bought the camera for my daughter for christmas and we took all of her birthday photos with it yesterday, we only had this camera. HOW FOOLISH!!!! I tried to down load the cd and my computer is not interested, I looked on the web to find a driver and I found this site. I live in france so I guess these are being sold accross the world, I think we need to complain to the standards agencies. I paid 20euros, when you add all these comments up it's a pretty penny this company have stolen for nothing.I got told by my french friend last night that she bought one last christmas and had problems with it and just binned it, how much money has this company collected???????????

janine sones
Sun, 13 Jan 2008 08:19:01 +0000

After trying all the suggestions it still doesn't work.Keep getting transTWAIN error.This camera is a complete piece of crap and the company,Sakar are a bunch of rip off artists.DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY

Wed, 16 Jan 2008 23:12:52 +0000

This thing is a crock! I can't believe stores are keeping this thing around. They should be responsable for returning your money back. They are the ones that took it!

Fri, 25 Jan 2008 00:15:33 +0000

I am in Australia and have had the same problems as everyone else. I got the driver to load but it would not download the pictures from the camera.

Luckily here in Australia the consumer protection laws mean that the company I bought it from MUST refund me when a product does not work the way it is supposed to.

I DEFINITELY would never buy anything from this company again based on all the stuff I have now read about it and I am taking copies of this site to show my store. They have only just started selling this product, sounds like they should rethink that action.

For those of you in other countries check with the consumer protection or fair trading organizations in your country, you may find that the retailer has to give you a refund or at least a credit voucher.

Sat, 09 Feb 2008 23:14:23 +0000

okay so
i went to the web site listed above for the download and all i get when i open the dowload is something called Dual Mode Camera
it allows me to use it as a webcam but will only take pictures when it is plugged into my computer. It will not open picture and i dont get any programs at all with it ( ie. photags express for still photos and web cam express)
please help!!

Mon, 03 Mar 2008 01:11:00 +0000

BUYER BEWARE.... I will admit that I'm not a tech guru, but I know how to install a driver, and how to use a camera. No luck with the junk that SAKAR is selling. And calling tech support is a joke. If you can understand what they are saying, it's something about emailing a link to another driver, and when that doesn't work, they will do it again, and again, AND AGAIN. My grandkids, luckily forgot about the camera, but that doesn't make it right. I will get my money back (fortunately I didn't buy it from Wal-mart - doesn't sound like anyone has had any luck there), and go to Walgreens and buy a couple of their $10.00 digitals and let the kids have some fun with those.

Mon, 10 Mar 2008 19:47:13 +0000 on RapidShare
just copied from the original cd, if anyone needs it here

Attached File: Setup drivers Sakar 27286 (1 MB)

Sat, 29 Mar 2008 01:43:03 +0000

Dont even bother tryinbg with windows vista. these cams are a joke. Id call it a waste of 20 bucks and move on

Mon, 31 Mar 2008 21:08:29 +0000

I wish I would have read this before hand...I am trying to install on a vista pc and no luck...has anyone had success on a XP system...I tried different modes and once I click on the software icon, nothing happens, it just hangs up.

Wed, 02 Apr 2008 03:21:32 +0000

i got a sakar cam it worka littlewell but my brother lost my cd now i cantdownload pics to my computer cuz someone allso deleted the file >b

Sat, 05 Apr 2008 01:05:27 +0000

I guess like the rest of you I shoiuld have done more checking on this product. We purchesed one for our daughter for her birthday in March and still can't get any pic.
The next time I buy a Dig Camera I'll spend a little extra and save myself a big headace.

K Saulnier
Sun, 11 May 2008 12:58:40 +0000

I installed the software posted by Craig back in Feb 2007, and it does allow my (Win XP) desktop to recognize that the camera's there now, BUT trying to open it to view files causes Windows and the computer to shut down. So be careful.

I agree with everyone who said this camera's a total waste of money...and shame on Sakar International for disappointing so many people - so many CHILDREN, especially!

Thu, 29 May 2008 14:54:16 +0000

Help please! I wish I had seen this prior to my son using this camera for his camp... does anyone know how to the get the photos from the camera? He has used almost all of them, except 3, and is really upset that he can't download them. Camera was bought in Kmart in Melbourne.

Mother of disappointed 10 year old
Fri, 20 Jun 2008 06:04:25 +0000

27290 - utter heap of crap. �25 down the drain. Can't load to PC.

Tim Azzopardi
Sun, 22 Jun 2008 20:08:14 +0000

Ive had my camera for some years now and its just been sitting in my dads shop hopefully rotting. My camera wont even turn on when i put batteries in it, the only time i can remember it working it was when i first got it and i remember it breaking only a few days after i got it. but im not sure if its completely broke though because i found it today and put some batteries in it just for kicks and low and behold it worked .........until i took the batteries out,now its doing the same thing as before. So any ideas to try and figure out whats wrong with it would be good and also how to fix it, im looking into trying to modify it to take video and expand the memory

Mon, 23 Jun 2008 04:09:06 +0000

I have spent a few hours on this and got it to work by useing some later software from sakar website, tried all the above with the problem of the camera not being picked up by the computer, this mydsc2 software works and gives a folder on desktop with icons for mydsc2 inside copy and paste then click download driver link.

Camera poor quality but it does work! good luck

Fri, 27 Jun 2008 12:57:40 +0000

PLease help!Every thing was working fine. I put my son's pic on the computer but when I put my daughters on it said MARSCAMV.EXE. I looked at the detale it said addcrash. so now what do I do. I have very unset children. They are 9 & 7 they are laerning how to spend there own money. Both wanted a camera so this is what they got. I thought it would be a good start for them but this realy is a bad way to start out.

Tue, 15 Jul 2008 20:42:08 +0000

Screw this company. Here is the driver you need. unplug the camera b4 installing the driver. . . .

Attached File: Sakar 69052 Camera driver winxp.rar (1 MB)

Bite my ass Sucker industries.
Thu, 07 Aug 2008 20:57:49 +0000

I just spoke to Customer Service at Sakar. We have been trying... and it's in their notes because they brought it to my attention... to receive a new syn cable for my daughters little camera (She bought this for Christmas). I have called now 8 times... and each time they state they sent out a new sync cable and each time we do not receive it. The first 4 times we called... we gave our PO Box... on the 5th time we called, the representative stated that they could not ship to PO Box addresses. So we gave the physical address. It still never made it to us. This time I called in and they stated it was shipped out. I do not appreciate being made to feel like I received these cords! What would my 14 year old do with 8 cords???? So this time the gentleman I spoke to (which all have accents and it's hard to understand them) stated he would ship out a new camera but it would take 3 to 4 business weeks. I didn't want a new camera... my daughter already has the one she wanted.. she just wants the sync cable! Why can not they rush me a sync cable for my daughter's camera? I'm very, very disappointed with the customer service... my daughter called first and was put hold THREE times in the span of 10 minutes! Working in Quality for a major online corporation, I'm highly concerned that they cannot offer their customer's better service than this. I cannot understand why it would take three to four business weeks for an item to reach the customer... when I asked where the items were coming from they stated "New Jersey"... however; it shouldn't take that long to deliver to Missouri. I became a little testy on the phone and ask him to explain why it would take so long. He stated it was because the items were not in stock. Where in the heck are these items coming from? Is their CS outsourced? The reason we needed the new sync cable is because the one that came with the camera was defunct to begin with! It never worked! I will NEVER buy from this company outright and I'm telling all my friends, family, co-workers and neighbors about them. I will, however give them a chance. If I receive the item in the three or four business weeks I will update this site and give them a "kudos"... but what is very sad is that the fact I've had to contact them EIGHT times since Christmas! Almost once a month! Ai Yi Yi!!!

"Disappointed Mom"
Sat, 09 Aug 2008 16:46:10 +0000

I have a Sakar Model 27286

Well I spent a couple hours trying to get this camera software installed on my Windows XP for my 6 year old son. I had the original cable, and software CD, and it wouldn't work. I had the error "no camera installed", loaded the other drivers and then got the "twain" error, and at one point I tried to launch the web cam and I got the blue screen of death.

What a waste and a shame to sell this junk to kids!!!!

What finally worked was the driver from "Bite my ass Sucker industries" (great name) at rapidshare. The driver worked and I am able to download the pictures, but they are all black and white and grainy. I'm going to look around and see if I can find out how to switch to taking color pictures, but after the hours I've spent on this I'm about done. By the way.... I'm a computer tech support specialist. Have been fixing computer problems for about 15 years now, so I guess I can be considered fairly savvy.

I'm embarrased to say that I'm from NJ and not far from Edison, where this company is based.

Good luck!!! Use the rapidshare driver!!!

Disappointed Dad
Sat, 16 Aug 2008 16:36:48 +0000

1- Thank to those to uploaded the driver!
2- is it possible that when batteries are low you lose all the photos?!?!?!

PS: next time I'll buy an old-fashioned compact digital for... adults, same price but real affordability (and LCD! kids want to see pictures immediately after shooting...).

italian upset father...
Tue, 14 Oct 2008 09:14:41 +0000

Yes. With this camera, it is quite possible to lose your photos when the batteries run out. See this "SDRAM vs. Flash Memory" article.

Chieh Cheng
Tue, 14 Oct 2008 17:40:15 +0000

MY Camara is crap the instaltion cd worked and so does the webcambut i cant take and pics on it becuse i dont know the binary cod on the mode button]

Fri, 21 Nov 2008 18:45:22 +0000

I bought one of these cam and I cant get it to work at all so what should I do now

Shelathia Green
Mon, 01 Dec 2008 02:18:38 +0000


Fri, 26 Dec 2008 03:59:48 +0000

I installed the software for camera for 88379, and it works for my daughter's 88379 but when I try to upload from my son's photos from his 88379 camera I get a message TransTWAIN.exe has stopped working. Need help.

Brian M
Fri, 26 Dec 2008 18:03:39 +0000

i bought this camera for my son. the camera will not take a picture looks like the software is ok but not any good if he cant take a picture. dont know if we are doing something wrng with the camera or if i did something wrong by buying it in the first place

Sat, 27 Dec 2008 23:26:40 +0000


Followed directions, did not work.

Did download the camera install program from the link above. This helped but still did not work. First error message was that the twain driver was missing. After the program download this error went away but the program still did not find the camera.

Finally went to the control panel and updated the camera driver. This worked. Pictures download. Not great pictures but acceptable from a six year old.

Mon, 29 Dec 2008 00:49:54 +0000

WE also wasted money on this camera. The computer cant recognize the device after installing and uninstalling and reinstalling I am giving up.

Wasted Money
Tue, 06 Jan 2009 22:34:16 +0000

Got this thing on clearance and had the same problems.

**Try this if you like:
1. Insert disc which comes with camera and stop it from installing
2. Go to Start Menu (lower left of screen)
3. "my computer"
4. Right click on the icon for the disc and select 'explore'
5. select the 'drivers' menu
6. install driver
7. do not select restart computer

- I was able to connect to the pictures on the camera through the garbage software they send you. Sometimes kids take great pics, mostly they need to be deleted.

Or, another way to deal with this problem is:
1. get hammer
2. take out your frustrations on being tricked by smashing this thing to pieces
3. realize there might have been something on the inside worth saving

Sun, 25 Jan 2009 19:10:54 +0000 try this it has a manual and driver download,

brian putman
Mon, 09 Feb 2009 21:59:24 +0000

Once you have the driver from the above link, you can just use google's Picasa software or something similar to import the pictures. You don't need the "creativity center" software that came with the camera.

Sun, 15 Feb 2009 17:35:28 +0000

OK, these Sakar cameras are all garbage! This is the last straw, China will not get another dollar from me whenever I can help it. I know we are all strapped for money nowadays, but I am personally boycotting Wal-Mart as much as possible, and am trying to buy things that are NOT made in China, as much as possible. Preferably made in my own country would be nice... USA... good luck with that. I have had to take several of my daughters favorite toys away that were made in China, due to toxins etc...

Sakar is on my black list!

Fri, 03 Apr 2009 05:14:22 +0000

DAMN......If I would had read all this befor I would never had spent 20$ on this P.O.S .....compared to every one else I lucked out ,The camera I had bought for my kids works, so dose the software, but if the pics arent downloaded rightaway, pooof.......there gone.We took pictures with it 8hours later there gone "NO PHOTOS IN THE CAMRA". SO now you want me to ship it back to you ,but I have to pay for shiping ,& from what Iv read hear MAYBE youll ship me one back that may or may not work....WoW .... I need a drink

Mon, 13 Apr 2009 20:28:55 +0000

can not get any pics off the camera no matter what we do. dont buy the sakar brand its a waste of money and time. if you have one throw it in the trash.

shannon hanna
Sun, 28 Jun 2009 22:31:30 +0000

My son got this camera as a gift. What a piece of crap. He took about 40 pictures, tried to load software on my computer (vista) and nothing. It is total crap. I now have a very upset 9 year old who took pictures of his friends and family, and we can't get them off the camera. GARBAGE!!!

Angry Mom
Thu, 06 Aug 2009 01:14:27 +0000

I'm going to set up a facebook group called "Don't Buy Sakar products"! Product is crap

Sat, 26 Dec 2009 01:13:00 +0000

i have the version that it looks like the flip it video player and it wont let me see the pictures at alll and it took all the pictures from mii computer and put it on it

usualy anonomous
Thu, 31 Dec 2009 17:52:49 +0000

Bought this camera and had trouble with downloading the photos off camera on one computer. Installed the CD on another computer where I was the 'Administrator' and was able to download the photos fine.

Camera works just has VERY poor quality. Photos need to be taken in bright light and with a steady not very child friendly.

Thu, 07 Jan 2010 05:41:37 +0000

Wow! After being frustrated by this camera, I started googling till i read ALL these comments and find that I am not alone!

Agree that this camera is worthless, my sister gave this camera for my 6 year old daughter last year. (I had previously given her my old..actually my very first.. webcam, which was over 10 years old but still worked great! (in fact quite similar to Sakar's camera in many ways.. except you know, it WORKED). My then 5 year old took lots of nice pics then but she lost the camera unfortunately, (hence the gift from her Aunt) I actually told my sis for the price she paid, she could have gotten a 2 megapix camera with lcd screen, but i guess she fell for the slick "girl" packaging... Anyway, had a hard time using it LAST YEAR so i set it aside and forgot about it until recently.

Back to the camera and its problems..

From what I gather, complaints are several..

1. Driver problems - Had a problem Installing on Windows 7, so ran it on WinXP.

2. Device connection problems - like some here, i also had problems w/ the PC recognizing the device. But i switch to another usb port and it worked. I could be wrong, but i think it works only on usb 1.1 and not on 2.0? Because when i first connected it to a usb hub (2.0) Windows did not recognize the Device, but when i plugged it to a usb 1.1 extention cable, it worked. Go figure.

3. Poor Customer Support - my kid lost the manual (she keeps losing stuff!) but i found the cable and installation cd. The "codes" in the camera are all gibberish, and not even proper letters in some cases! couldnt figure out how it all works. Downloaded the manual from Sakars website. Couldnt see the exact model anymore but its quite similar to to the heart shaped one. (my kids camera btw is the girl gear camera with interchangeable face plates) At least the manual cleared up some stuff, like what most of the coded meant.

4. Figuring out how to use it. I learned from the manual that the numbers on the screen meant how many shots are LEFT. (as opposed to how many shots you already took)

5. Cant shoot pics anymore/ cant load the pics to the PC/ cant delete pics from camera. I'm reading A LOT of complaints about this. This is my problem as well. The "counter" says 00 w/c meant i have 00 shots left, but problem is..

a - Software says no pics in camera (but webcam software works so i know its connected properly.

b - did the CL (delete last pic) and CA (delete All). I guess the C is actually meant to be D (for Delete) bec NO WAY can we figure out what that meant on our own! Anyway, both "Deletes" dont work.

c - Camera was with no batteries for over a year, so whatever pics that might have been in it would have been erased long time ago. There is NO REASON why the cam would still say its full.

So for those people who cant shoot pics anymore (Counter is at 00), Im guessing its one of the ff issues:

I. their cam is full of pics and they didnt realize this.

II. They cant unload their pics bec they cant connect to their pc properly (USB or Driver problem

My suggestion is to try to delete pics to see if the counter moves. Or take out the batteries for a day, that should clear the memory.

I did that already so my conclusion for my case is that this cam was DOA last year.. i just didnt take time to figure that out when it first arrived then (I could have asked my sis to return it then, now its too late) I was googling form some help in case there is some way to still revive this piece of junk (like a BIOS flash or something but that's just me wishful thinking.

I am adding my experience here for others who like me google help for this camera.

Me Too
Mon, 26 Apr 2010 08:21:10 +0000

i have had countless problems with 3 cameras made by sakar.i have managed to get the pics to download now using some software that come with a video journal camera, it comes up as my dsc in program menu, i've uploaded the file anyway, hope some people can get some joy out of these cameras

Attached File: TransTwain.exe (44 KB)

Richard andrews
Wed, 30 Jun 2010 17:03:46 +0000

I bouglt the kids cam 88379 and after i had done installing it and i plugged the camera in my com and it said i hat to install some thing eles i done five times and it would still not work. I need help.I have now webcam and i could now see the photos i had taken when i was on holiday so i need help help me.

Sat, 28 Aug 2010 14:05:34 +0000

Kids Cam from Sakar, what a worthless camera!! No matter what version of their software they send me the thing does not download any pictures on to the computer. And then they try and tell me there are no pictures on the camera, but I can preview the pictures on the camera, I just can't get them off the camera. Complete ripoff! Avoid Sakar or you'll be sorry!

Sun, 12 Sep 2010 17:28:49 +0000

Wow - I'm pretty good with computers, but really can't get to work. Tried everything...what a waste of material...this is the such a waste of money...simply put, it doesn't work. I couldn't tell you if it actually took pictures since i've never seen them...will do my best to get a refund and never ever buy a product from sakar again!

Fri, 01 Apr 2011 01:53:18 +0000

I did take the time, kinda a electrical guy. It's totally missing two capacitors inside it. Doesnt allow any pc or laptop to recognize it.

they missed parts in manufacturing it.

and they do it with more than one product

Fri, 11 Nov 2011 01:12:08 +0000

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