Photography/Camera Accepting Dual Image Storage Media.
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
Sorry, I thought I had already sent an answer to this last week. There is one type of camera that can shoot both film and digital, and that's the medium format cameras from Hassleblad and Mamiya. The digital backs are very, very expensive. I don't see any market for a camera that can shoot both film and digital. The reason is the people who are shooting film do it because they love the old cameras more than anything. It would cost so much to build that no one would buy a "dual" camera, especially with film cameras being so cheap on the used market.
Kent in SD