MartinairYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 1209 posts, RR: 5 Posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4591 times:
I think that an SLR Camera that has the ability to switch between Film and Digital recording should be produced. Even though it may not be very compact, It'll be mine when it comes out and a very convenient thing!
ExitRow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4561 times:
It's cheaper to just have an additional film body slung around your neck.
I don't think there's much of a demand for a hybrid. I could be wrong, but I am guessing that with the advancements in digital printing, much to Kodak and Polaroid's dismay, most people are going all-digital.
Diezel From Netherlands, joined Oct 2002, 646 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4508 times:
Sony produces consumer mini-DV cams which can film and can also take pictures with 800.000 pixels resolution and store them on a memory stick. It is not a SLR but it is an alternative for less than $700.
JayDavis From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2000 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4458 times:
I was having a conversation about something similar to this with Josh Rawlin yesterday during lunch. He told me that he had read somewhere that there is talk about making some type of "film" canister that would fit into the area where your roll film goes into, yet it would be digital. I guess it would be somewhat similar to a compact flash card or something and the light from the lens hits the sensor in the back????
Sounds like a cool idea. I have a Canon EOS 1VHS and I shudder to think about not being able to continue to use it if I go digital with another body.
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4451 times:
the 'digital film' has been hyped for years now. The website (last I checked before dumping the link) hadn't been updated in years, mentioned sub-1MP performance costing about $250 and could store maybe 30 frames.
It is generally believed to be a hoax or some means to trick money out of venture capital providers with no intention to ever create a marketable product.