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Dear Lawrence

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
Hi there,

Thanks for your question.I can only give a brief answer. The idea of dual film/digital camera is novel. I'm not sure if there are any real benefits over existing cameras.
There is a a problem of designing the camera 'throat' so that it will expose film (immediately behind) and the array of digital pixels and filters (also immediately behind).
I don't have the last word on this topic so try some more research.

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regards,

Lawrence Marshall  

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Can answer questions about many areas.Portaiture,Glamour,Landscapes,Live rock bands, Publicty, Editorial and Fine Art Photography. B&W exposure,processing and printing and the materials involved.Toning and dying B&W materials,especially the Colorvir process.Using High contrast ortho film.Intaglio printmaking.Presentation of Photographs.Exhibiting Photography.Photographing Paintings and other two dimensional Art.

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Thirty years experience. Freelance work in Editorial,Publicity, Portraiture,Landscape,Rock and Roll, Weddings in 6x6 and 35mm. Black and white processing, printing and toning.Intaglio printing and the Colorvir system of toners and dyes for B&W prints.

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