My husband bought our first digital camera in 1999 because he was starting to sell on ebay and digital images were so much easier to use. That camera was huge compared to cameras now! Bigger than an old Polaroid camera. The images were saved on a 3" floppy disc.
It was great to be able to see the photos right away. The bad thing is that the images were tiny! Most are (way) under 70kb. I don't know if it was just because he didn't know how to set it, or if that was as big as they could be. Thankfully most of the time, I had my film point and shoot when he was using his "toy!"
We didn't really use it many photos other than his ebay shots, but we did use it for my son's birth, and I (obviously) didn't have my camera with me.
My aunt, on the other hand, didn't make the switch to a digital camera until a couple of years ago.
So, when did you make the switch?
Have you started digitizing your old photos & negatives?