Back about 2000 I bought my first 35mm SLR camera, a Canon. in just a very few years, they had come out with digital technology, and I upgraded to a Canon EOS. According to the blog, I got it at Christmas 20009.
A couple of years ago, I bought a small pocket camera. It's okay, but the photo quality isn't as good as the SLR. The SLR has a view-finder and you can't use it by holding it at arms length and looking at a screen. You actually have to look through the view finder. It takes great pictures, and I've taken some fine shots with it. I do wish it would let me take video, but alas, this one was purchased just a year or so before that was available.
Belle and I are taking a trip later this month, to Missouri and to Kansas, and I will want to take photos. I charged the battery on the Canon, and everything seems to be working just fine. Of course, I have a camera on my cell phone, but a good camera takes good photos, and the SLR will be in the car when we leave.