We recently got a Cannon Rebel xsi, and I am simply amazed at the difference it makes in the pictures we can take. Simply being able to take the picture I want, without having to wait 2 seconds for the shutter and missing it, is an enormous improvement. But the quality of the picture itself is so much better it makes the old camera seem like a cheap toy.
I don’t know enough about optics or photography to say exactly what the difference is, they just look so lifelike.
On the other hand, it’s discouraging to me how getting new technology makes older technology – which I was perfectly satisfied with until that moment – utterly unacceptable and useless. I really thought that our older camera took good pictures. Clearly, I was mistaken. The photos it takes are hardly worth looking at. It’s sad.