Finally decided to part ways with the Kodak "point and shoot" camera I've been using for the past 10 years. I must say it always did take nice photos but, really, what digital camera doesn't? I had a photo from my last Colorado trip I took with the cheap Kodak blown up to 24x36" poster size at Walmart and it looks great.
To replace it, I opted for the Nikon D3500, an "entry level" DSLR that seems to get pretty good reviews. I wanted something a little above a standard point and shoot but something smaller and cheap enough I can still carry it around on my motorcycle and hiking travels and not be overly concerned about its welfare like I would be with a more expensive model.
My first "real" camera, back in 1980, was a Pentax K1000. It struck me the other day that back then if you went around taking photos of yourself with your own camera, you would most likely have been labelled as "weird" or "a loser." How things change!
Anyway, looking forward to using this new camera. Most cell phones take great photos but I just prefer using an actual dedicated camera.