I have had very little experience with digital cameras, and very little of it was positive. Up until I got my 5 megapixel camera, I thought that a film camera was the only way to go. This is because I gave up too early. All I had ever used was a camera phone. It had horrible resolution. I think it was something like 2.1 megapixels. It looked so blocky that it was almost impossible to tell what you were looking at.
Now that I have a Canon Powershot 5.0 megapixel digital camera, I know better. The image is brilliant. There is no other way to describe it. The digital camera has not replaced the film camera yet, but it has come close. Although a film camera still has a better picture, it is not that much better. Most 5 megapixel cameras definitely give old film cameras a run for their money. If the image is not quite as good, it certainly is close. Besides that, the advantages of using a 5 megapixel camera over a film camera are obvious. You do not have to pay for film or wait for the picture to be developed, and you can instantly see what it looks like. For all but the most professional photographers, a digital camera is surely the way to go!
Of course, there is a downside to a 5 megapixel camera. First of all, they are fragile. Cameras in general can be easily damaged, but much more can go wrong with a digital camera. There are a million different ways that the sensitive electronics can get ruined by being slightly jarred or banged around. Besides that, people steal digital cameras all the time. When I first got my 5 megapixel camera, no less than three people tried to grab it from me. Fortunately, each time I had it secured to the strap and was able to ward them off. Even so, I still react with caution whenever anyone walks too close to me if I am wearing my camera around my neck. I don not want to lose it, after all. It costs a small fortune.
Despite all of these downsides, I think it is still worth it. My 5 megapixel camera has really changed the way I see the world. It is an incredible experience to be able to capture any image that I see. Before, I had to carefully select every image. I never knew how it would come out until I had developed the film. Now I can see it immediately!