Canon 5D Mark III DSLR camera.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III digital camera. Image obtained with thanks from Canon.

Canon has terminated the sale of its film cameras, marking the end of a long era of film photography. They already stopped manufacturing them 8 years ago, but they continued to sell off old stocks until now. The EOS-1V was the last remaining film model until this decision.

Film cameras were touted for their quality for years after digital cameras were introduced. However, the quality of digital cameras eventually became almost impeccable, pleasing the most discerning of eyes. Being able to copy photos of that quality to your computer or upload them in minutes is just too tempting.

Other reasons for buying digital cameras include the speed at which photos can be developed, the ease of copying photos to your devices, the ease of sharing them on the Internet, and the ease/low cost of many frequent backups. It used to cost a substantial amount of money just to get photos off a camera due to film development fees.

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