A friend was asking me what I thought about digital cameras and what my advice is bearing in mind that I enjoy a good snapping session and have a half decent camera. Oddly despite being able to discuss it at length, I could also summarise it easily too.

There are 2 types of cameras – digital and film.

If you are into true photography then you should try film. Otherwise the way to go is digital.

Again, I would split digital into 2 types – digital slr cameras and compact point and shoot.

I would recommend an SLR to someone who wants to dabble in photography but for holiday snaps, family photos and the odd occassion, then modern day compacts are pretty impressive. Some even put my digital slr to shame. Perhaps it is time to upgrade mine!