One of the biggest advantages to digital photography that I can think of is the ability to update the firmware in your digital camera, and the software in your computer, to improve the functionality of your photography system.
Even consumer cameras get upgraded, as does the software we use to capture, manipulate, sort, keyword, share and store images.
When you buy a film camera, it cannot be reasonably upgraded. In the case of digital cameras, everything from autofocus, to metering to color balance and low light performance can be enhanced and improved over time. Likewise, computer software can be upgraded to take advantage of these enhancements.
It’s an amazing paradigm. Imagine if you will the opportunity to upgrade your car’s motor or your TV set’s tube, and at no cost!
If you are one of the few who is still on the fence about buying a digital camera, consider the value of updates and upgrades and jump on over to the digital side!