... at least 'till about Spring." - Lucky
My camera is a Canon Power Shot S2 IS, 5.0 megapixels, 12x optical zoom from 2006 that cost me about $350. It uses the SD memory card, mine is 128 megabytes. I went to get a bigger memory card - maybe 2 gigabytes. Costco doesn't sell them. Only the SDhc card (a pair of 8 gigabytes for $27.95) ... I'm way out of date they tell me.
Now you get the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS 14.0 megapixels, 35x optical zoom for the same price and it uses the 8 gigabyte SDhc memory card. The guy told me even then I would still be out of date in 6 months. I went to BestBuy and got a single $12.00 2 gigabyte SD card and to heck with it. Who wants to take a picture so big you could print one to cover your bedroom ceiling!
When I started a job actually being paid to be a computer programmer the boss told us that computer memory cost $1 per byte so be efficient because there wasn't much of it, which is why, among other things, we never coded the 19 in the date fields and thus caused the non-event called the Year 2000 fiasco!