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QUESTION: Dear Akshay

Do you feel Digital camera and Video camera having a Keyboard interface input device
integrated ?.

Do you feel these feature may be useful for Professional photographers for photography and Video shoots where Diary contacts , Event reminders and Calendar applications can be accessed on the Digital camera and Video camera ?.

The Diary contacts and events are added through the Digital Camera keyboard and Video Camera Keyboard respectively.

Though these above features are already added in the Smartphone device used by the Photographers, do you still feel it may be worthwhile to add the keyboard electronics hardware and the necessary software in Digital Camera and Video Camera ?.

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

ANSWER: Hi Prashant,

Most digital cameras (still or video) have some sort of virtual keyboard present within the devices firmware/software; e.g. for putting in the date/time, as well as for putting in rudimentary copyright information or other metadata.

The addition of an actual physical keyboard would be pointless in my opinion; both still photographers and videographers have plenty of equipment to carry, so a keyboard isn't exactly something that anybody would want to lug around along with all the heavy equipment.
Besides, if you really need the functionality of a full-sized keyboard, then there's always a laptop... a fair amount of people do this anyway.

Warm regards,

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QUESTION: Dear akshay

Thank you.

The keyboard interface Would be soft
Keys touch Screen and will not Carry more Weight to the Camera similar to A smartphone device.

Thanks & regards
Prashant s akerkar

Hi Prashant,

You're welcome :)

As mentioned, most digital cameras already come equipped with a software keyboard. It's accessibility in the menu varies depending on manufacturers, but the functionality is certainly present.

Warm regards,


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Akshay Singh Jamwal


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.


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.

High school degree.

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