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Dear Tim

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

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Good morning Prashant! Wow, this is something I certainly have never come across before. I just checked the Internet and found an article where Vivitar produced this camera (DIGI 35mm Hybrid) back in 2001, but I don't know if anything is being manufactured now.
Whether you and I like it or not, film is a dying tradition. Film gives great resolution, but the ease, portability and instant results of video are and will be the trend of the future.
I doubt there will be great demand for a hybrid digital and film camera because it is getting harder to find places that process film and the cost is getting expensive.
Hope that answered your question. Thanks for the question.
Tim (the husband)

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Picture quality problems and ideas for shooting great pictures.

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I have had my own darkroom since i was 14 and have developed color, black and white and Cibachrome prints from slides. I currently manage a department store photo lab and was a professional photographer for 8 years. I have shot weddings, boudoir, drag racing, rodeos and photojounalism. I have worked for 15 years with Fuji and Noritsu processors.

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Several wedding photography seminars and photofinishing training seminars with Fuji and Noritsu.

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