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Can 2 different cameras be mixed & matched?

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Can 2 different cameras be mixed & matched?

Post by JeffB » 28 Aug 2018, 13:47

I am wondering whether having two different cameras for a two camera scanner would be difficult to make work, or cause other issues.

I am guessing, that if the megapixels & quality are fairly similar that it wouldn't be disconcerting for the reader, but maybe software issues might be insurmountable or a big problem.

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Re: Can 2 different cameras be mixed & matched?

Post by duerig » 29 Aug 2018, 11:25

The only issues are that the two pages might not match exactly. If you are buying cameras, I'd recommend getting a matched set. But if you are using cameras you already have on hand, then I'd say give this a try and see if you like the result. There is no software or other insurmountable problem.

-Jonathon Duerig

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Re: Can 2 different cameras be mixed & matched?

Post by JeffB » 29 Aug 2018, 17:18

duerig wrote:
29 Aug 2018, 11:25
The only issues are that the two pages might not match exactly. If you are buying cameras, I'd recommend getting a matched set. But if you are using cameras you already have on hand, then I'd say give this a try and see if you like the result. There is no software or other insurmountable problem.

-Jonathon Duerig
OK, thank you. I was trying to explore options. The Nikon 1 J5 sounds like the camera of choice here, but I don't think I could afford/justify getting two of them, maybe not even 1. I wasn't sure if pairing one of those up with a point & shoot like an Elph would work & it sounds like the sofware wouldn't be a problem/limiting factor.

Thanks again for your help.

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