Thanks for the detailed review!
Hotplate, yes, Total Image Converter supports NEF files. My mother-in-law shoots in raw too, though I have never seen her editing those raw photos;)
My 6-year old son took a look at VTech KidiZoom and told me it is for toddlers only:) They grow too fast, don't they. So his choice is Sony Cyber-shot.
peevee1: There is no even point to compare anything but TG-2 and WG-3 now. Get out of the bright sun and it crystal clear why - others cannot even do what a phone can do.
Same here. A phone will do.
I do not chase big names (and high prices!) when I just want to turn a folder or raw files into jpegs without much editing. I personally use Total Image Converter from CoolUtils. This small tool converts raw files in batches, and it supports my Canon files all right.