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QUESTION: Dear Prof Cleggsan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camera
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roll_film
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/110_film‎
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/126_film‎
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/135_film
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuhM7McQOpc‎
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_camera


1. Are there cameras available from sony, kodak, samsung etc which can accept and store both image media in roll (cartridge) as well as on memory card (digital camera) ?.

i.e. Film roll cartridges as well as memory card installed in the camera.

There will be two modes of operation with a Mode Operation button
on the camera.

Clicking on Mode operation button will allow the photographer to
select two image storage media. A. Digital B. Film Roll.

if photographer selects option A then takes a photo, the image will be recorded on the memory card, if photographer selects option B  

2. Do you feel this type of camera which can accept both types of
media can be useful to photographers and other consumers  ?.

3. Technically, is it feasible (complexity) to manufacture these
type of camera product ?.

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

ANSWER: Doesn't sound like a good idea.  The lense and optical system is different for each media.  Photographer is better served by using two cameras; one for digital storage, one for analog media/film.  Don't you think?  Most professional photographers - and even amateurs - have more than one camera in their possesion due to the different purposes for various types of shooting.

Happy day to you.



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QUESTION: Dear Prof Cleggsan

Thank you.

I apologize for the incomplete sentence from my end in 1.

1. Are there cameras available from Sony, Kodak, Samsung etc which can accept and store both image media in roll (cartridge) as well as on memory card (digital camera) ?.

i.e. Film roll cartridges as well as memory card installed in the camera.

There will be two modes of operation with a Mode Operation button on the camera.

Clicking on Mode operation button will allow the photographer to select two image storage media.
A. Digital
B. Film Roll.

if photographer selects option A then takes a photo, the image will be recorded on the memory card, if photographer selects option B then the image will be recorded on roll (cartridge).

Thank you.

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

Answer
All noted.  Thank you.

My opinion remains the same.  It does not seem like a good idea.  I do not know of any such dual purpose cameras in the world market.

Sony Mavica cameras - older models - were a cross over between digital and analog; they had two storage systems, floppy disc and memory cell.  But no longer made that I know of.

Good Luck with this idea but I don't see any market for it.  

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