A friend of mine recently bought the new Canon Rebel XSi, his first digital SLR. The amazing thing was that he bought this camera 8 days ago and only broke the cellophane yesterday (he was afraid that if he did it earlier he wouldn’t get his taxes done in time). Only when he opened the box did he realize that the camera didn’t come with a memory card and he hadn’t bought any!
The real sign of the times was the fact that the only spare memory card my friend had was a 16 megabyte card that came with an old point and shoot digital camera. Since the XSi is 12 megapixel, he could only take one shot on this temporary memory card!
Remember the days when you could have at least taken 8 photos on a 16 meg card?
(After a half day of instructing him on the capabilities of his new camera, I’ll try to do a brief write up on the camera soon…)