Where’s the picture? Kids React captures children’s bewildered responses to the film camera


posted Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 4:40 PM EDT


With the possible exceptions of cat videos, people taking pratfalls, and the latest meme du jour, there aren't many videos on YouTube with the staying power of the Kids React series. Now, the Kids React team have taken on the humble film camera in their latest videographic rebuttal to the older generation's rose-tinted glasses.

Not familiar with the Kids React series? The concept is pretty simple. Stick a bunch of kids aged anywhere from 5 to 18 years of age alone in front of a camera, and one by one, hand them technology from our not-so-distant past. No explanations, no introductions, just let them guess what they've been handed -- and then figure out how to use it by themselves. Out of the mouths of these babes come comments that range from the hilarious to the downright scathing.

Kids React to the Canon SureShot Zoom 85 compact film camera.

This time, it's film photography that gets the Kids React treatment -- specifically, a Canon SureShot Zoom 85 (also known as the Prima Zoom 85 if you're in Europe, and the Autoboy Luna 85 in Asia.) But what will the kids think of this 1998-model, 2.2x-zoom compact film camera? Watch the video above, and find out!