Digital camera technology is getting better day by day. As soon as you buy a new camera it seems that a new and improved model is released. If you do find yourself buying a new camera for whatever reason, make sure you get the most use out of your old one and don’t throw it away.
Depending on where you buy a new camera, you may be able to trade your old one in, especially if it’s in good condition. A lot of family-owned camera stores also deal in used camera equipment and they may be interested in your camera. This will enable you to knock some of the cost off of the new model. Selling the camera on an online auction site or in the classifieds of your local newspaper isn’t a bad idea either.
You could also give the camera to a family member or friend, especially somebody who’s interested in photography but doesn’t have the means to buy one. And giving it to somebody who isn’t interested in photography may all of a sudden see them become fascinated with the art form.
If you decide to keep your old camera it’s a good idea to take it out every once in a while to keep it clean and make sure it works. The worst thing that can happen is you go to use the old model as a backup and find that it’s not in working order.