I love my digital camera. About a year ago I bought a Sony A100 SLR camera. It was on close-out at Walmart because it had been supplanted by an even more exciting camera model. I put a 1 gig compact flash card in it and was ready to go. I determined that I had enough memory to discharge the battery before the flash card will be filled. Now I can shoot and shoot and shoot. I take the camera with me, take fabulous photos, transfer the photos to the computer and am ready to shoot again. I can shoot photos, edit the photos and post them on my blog in the matter of hours. I love the costs, the speed and am in awe of the technology.
I grew up in the Kodak generation. Photos were slow and costly to develop. I probably still have some undeveloped film from the 70's that I never got to the drug store for processing. I remember my tech savey uncle having an early Polaroid camera. The grainy, slightly out of focus and out of color prints were ready in only a few minutes. The film was so expensive and the quality so poor that my Dad was sure that his goofy brother was only wasting his money.
Every time I shoot 40-50 photos, knowing that some will not turn out, I remember the costs and hassles from an earlier time. I really appreciate my digital camera. Now I just need to learn more about my editing program.