You are here:

Photography/Digital Camera and Video Projector Integrated Product.

Advertisement


Question
Dear Akshay

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_camera http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_projector

Are there Products available in the market which combines the functionality of  Digital Camera and Video Projector ?.

In case not available, is it feasible to construct/manufacture this dual functionality product ?.

Do you feel there are advantages in combining both the features of Digital Camera and Video Projector in a single product ?.

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

Answer
Hi again Prashant!

Yes, there are a few products in the market that I know of that combine the two devices. I haven't used any of them personally, though so bear that in mind.

The first camera to combine a projector with a digital camera for a consumer product was the Nikon COOLPIX S1200pj. I don't think it's still in production, but you might get lucky on ebay or olx.

There's also a camcorder that Sony produces that has a built-in projector:
http://store.sony.com/8gb-full-hd-camcorder-with-projector-zid27-HDRPJ230/B/cat-

Personally, I don't see the point and never have. The projectors are too low-powered to be of any practical use in my opinion. You can always plug a camera into a TV or monitor, or even couple it with a separate projector if required. I see it as more of a gimmick than a feasible product.
You'll still need a really dark room and a white screen to view it on, so it isn't like you could just set it up whenever or wherever you want to, either.
Still, in a pinch, it does have its uses; you could playback videos or review photos if a number of people want to see the video/photo in question and if there's no monitor/TV or other viewing device readily available.

Photography

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


Akshay Singh Jamwal

Expertise

I'm a professional photographer and I can answer questions questions relating to SLRs (35mm or DSLRs) and general photographic technique. I'll be happy to share my knowledge with anybody who's looking to learn or is just plain confused about something. Questions about studio lighting, studio flashes, and flashguns are also welcome. Questions about theory (e.g. colour theory, guidelines behind composition, depth of field, etc.) are welcome as well. Digital photography also involves some amount of post-processing using an image editing application such as Adobe Photoshop; a program that I am proficient with. I cannot answer typical generic questions, viz. "Which is the best camera?," as the short and sweet answer to questions such as those is "There is no such thing." Furthermore, there is a lot of literature available on the web pertaining to the same. Also, please do not ask me for camera recommendations based on a budget.

Experience

I have been passionately taking photographs since I was 13 years old. In totality, I've been involved in photography in one way or another for over a decade. I've used various cameras (and lighting equipment) over the years, including but not limited to Minolta/Konica Minolta, Nikon, Canon, and Mamiya.

Education/Credentials
High school degree.

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.