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QUESTION: Dear Richard

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: Prashant S Akerkar,

To answer your questions:   

No.1   Not to my knowledge.  But, there are some film cameras that can be converted to digital via an interchangeable back.  

No. 2  There may be some photographers that would like that opportunity but I personally would not wish to use a camera made that way.  If I were to want to switch I most likely would want to use something with a different format and that would be difficult to manufacture

No. 3  I can see where this camera could be manufactured but don't think they would be that appealing.

I hope this answers your questions.  If not please contact me at furman43@hargray.com with additional questions or for explanation.

Richard

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QUESTION: Dear Richard

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
Again the same answer would apply.  To my knowledge there is not a camera on the market currently that does this, however there could be that I don't know about.  The camera market is quickly changing as with the computer market.  I just do not know of one at this moment but that is not to say there is not one.

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Expertise

Photography and Wood Working

Experience

Experience in Photography since High school in 1958 Wood Working since 1958 and as a professional Wood Crafter for the us civil Service Commision for 20 years. Before that I built houses

Organizations
Member Photography Socity of America. Member Photography club of Beaufort. Active member of Webaperture.com where some of my posted pictures can be seen

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none

Education/Credentials
High School, Photography courses and Wood working at Beaufort Technical college Beaufort, SC. I studied photography with several local photographers in the 1960s and 70s as well as photo lab work

Awards and Honors
have won several awards in wood working and Photography as well as sold many pieces I built. I have sold many Photos I have created

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prefer not to list due to their privacy

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