I don't own a digital camera. Never have. Increasingly, though, I'm tempted to get one. Here enlies the problem. We already have an excellent, old school, all manual Pentax K-1000. It's probably twenty years old, but is a fantastic camera: sturdy, reliable and it captures colours beautifully. In the recent past, I've just had developed film also written to a CD, to save me the trouble of scanning the photos.
We also have a quick-and-dirty point-and-click camera for parties, etc. I won it with this photo in a contest held by this magazine.
So, in this camera taxonomy, where does a digital camera (be it a camera phone or otherwise, cheap or expensive) fit in? In twenty years, how will I want to look at my photos? How will other people want to look at them?
In truth, I think very cheap or very expensive would be the way to go. A camera phone fits in best. It's quick, crappy but very handy. In fact, that's the way I'm leaning. Still, I'm always reading about digital cameras and salivating over really expensive professional digital cameras. I recently read (can't find the link at the moment) about a new breed of hybrid cameras which can do both digital and film. That appeals. In the meantime, I'm just sticking with the Pentax.
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