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Photo image/s captured on the digital camera device has to be taken a hard copy immediately on paper roll.

1. Can Digital Camera's interface with portable printers via a USB interface cable suffice the above requirement ?. Print button on the digital camera will allow the selected image/s to print on the portable printers.

2. Are there cameras available which have a inbuilt printing facility ?.

i.e. Without connecting to a portable printer, a outlet mechanism for the camera where photo image hard copy will be available (laser printer technology) through the outlet mechanism for the selected photo image ?.

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

Dear Prashant,

Though I have never printed directly from a digital camera, I will do my best to answer your questions.

1 and 2 -  Yes, there are digital cameras which can be directly connected to a printer via a USB cable, or by using Wi-Fi connections. The printing can be controlled directly from the camera.  While some basic image corrections can be applied in-camera when printing - such as sharpening, brightness and contrast - other corrections such as horizon straightening and dust spot cleaning, cannot be done without first transferring the image to a computer.

I hope this answers your question.  

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Chuck Lantz


I can answer questions dealing with the "how-to" of action sports photography, but I'm not an expert on types of specific digital equipment, though I can give general information on basic camera and lens types for that area of photography.


I've been shooting action sports for about 40 years, most heavily over the past 12 years. My work has been published widely both online and in print, including some calendar work and editorial work for the Associated Press. I specialize in photographing yacht racing, motor racing and surfing, mostly on the American West Coast.

Publications National edition America's Cup reporter. Volvo Ocean Race, Associated Press,,,,,

No degrees, but I studied under Dan Freeman, Master Printer at Gemini G.E.L., and I studied graphic art print-making at UC Santa Cruz and Cal State University, Long Beach. I taught art in the Mentally Gifted Minors program at Palos Verdes High School, and I was an art instructor for three years in the San Francisco unified school district under a California state-sponsored volunteer teaching program.

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Volvo Ocean Race,, Associated Press,,,,,

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