Any advantages of conventional over digital?
You don't need a computer. You don't need a photo quality printer. (Ink
and paper are expensive) You don't need special software, You don't
have to spend time in front of the computer looking at your shots.
(Drop the film off and pick it up the next day or when you are done
shopping) You don't have to print, with your computer and printer and
software and your time, the shots you want to share with friends. The
faster the printer, the more expensive it is.
You don't need any of this stuff to go digital either if you really don't
want to. There are plenty of places where you can take your memory card and
get prints done, and a CD with all the images (think film neagatives here).
At its simplest, a digital camera is like using film except you can check
the pics on the LCD after you have taken them, and only print the ones you
want to keep.
Most people see using a computer with their digitals as an advantage as they
can do their own "darkroom" tasks without the expense and hazardous