I visited my wife’s family in Calgary this past weekend. I was shouldered with the task of replacing my mother-in-law’s failing 35 mm film point-and-shoot camera.
Piece of cake, I thought. But to my astonishment, there was no 35 mm camera to be found, other than one-time-use cameras. Specialty photo shops have a scarce selection. The 35 mm camera has all but vannished. This is too soon.
I considered getting the simplest digital camera I could find runing on AA batteries, a must for light travellers like her. Even so, that ment adjusting to a camera with a whole pile of buttons, any of which, if accidentally pressed, would result in long distance phone calls for help.
Why, I ask, can’t camera makers come out with a simple digital camera with a power button, and shutter with auto flash? Must we have all these choices?