If you look around, it has become a challenge to find a traditional film camera. It seems as though everyone and their little brother has their own digital camera. This has lead to a change in the way that people take pictures and use their cameras. The average user now finds themselves taking far more pictures with a digital camera than they would have dreamed of with a film camera. Storing the pictures on your hard drive is done at essentially no cost. Many will also end up taking several of the same picture with their digital camera to make that they have the shot that they want. This should, theoretically, result in better pictures, although truth of this is still up for debate. As well, finding the right digital camera offers much more variety than ever existed with film cameras. The number of features available to the digital camera user makes for almost unlimited possibilities. One distinct feature is that even an average digital camera will have the ability to take videos. While these videos are rarely of extremely high quality, it can still be a useful feature on your digital camera.
I recently purchased a digital camera, and it has proven to be a great investment. I have taken thousands of pictures that I would not have otherwise taken. My specific digital camera is very small (it can fit into a pack of cards) making it easy to take almost anywhere with me. More serious photographers, can also get an SLR digital camera that has more features than most people will know what to do with. The only downside of buying a digital camera is the speed with which they are updated. I have had my camera for less than a year and there are already two newer versions of it which boast better features. I guess that is the trade-off I have to accept for the past year worth of photographs.