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1. Posted by Monsoon (Budding Member 18 posts) 9y

I just bought a digital camera and I am now looking for a photo projector. Has anybody any experience with, and recommendations for, projectors and what you have to pay attention to. Any answers are greatly appreciated. Thanks.

2. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 9y

Maybe I'm missing something in the translation. You are looking for one of these ? We use several at work all the time. Our unit is from Hitachi. They're great. But expensive and require a desktop computer or laptop computer to be connected to it. I've never used one for photo projection though. So can't really say what problems you might have. Resolution seems great as long as you have a good graphics card in your computer.

3. Posted by Monsoon (Budding Member 18 posts) 9y

I am very bad with technical things. So far I have used slides and had a Kodak carrousel where I put my slides in and have always been very satisfied. But now with my digital camera I can't use the carrousel anymore. So I don't know what's the best solution.
I even wonder if I shouldn't continue using film as before because the colours are much better, but it is of course much more expensive and I love the convenience of a digital camera.
I know a world traveller who only uses film and will not switch and the quality of his photos compared with those taken with a digital camera is, in my opinion, definitively much better.
Any opinions and possible solutions?

4. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 9y

I wasn't sure that's what you meant. Unfortunately, to do what you want, is expensive. The average digital projector here in Canada is the same price as a new DSLR body. I assume you have a computer already, otherwise that would be another expense. Now I remember seeing a presentation with the local photography club on macro photography. It was done completely on a laptop computer with a digital projector. That worked really well, and the images came out great in the church auditorium where the show took place.

Some digital cameras come with a cord which you can connect to video input of your TV (similar connection as a DVD player). This will allow you to use your camera to "playback" your images on your TV. Some cameras even have "slideshow" features built in which will change the picture every few seconds. There's also ways to connect your computer to the TV for the same thing. But using the camera works well and is easy. Read your camera manual for more details.

5. Posted by Monsoon (Budding Member 18 posts) 9y

Q, thanks. I will look into solution of a laptop with digital projector. Can you tell me whether the digital projector came with the laptop or was separate.

6. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 9y

Separate. Definitely the laptop is separate from the projector. Actually all you need is a computer. Not necessarily a laptop computer. Although a laptop computer will be more portable and nicer to use.

Good luck with this. All this equipment is expensive. Your camera should come with a CD with software that will allow you display the images in a slideshow format. Again read you manual for more details.

7. Posted by Monsoon (Budding Member 18 posts) 9y

Q' thanks. I will follow your advice and check it out.