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Well to this day film is still superior to digital only because it can take things at a way higher res.

Well THAT, depends on how you handle the processing and your equipment as well.
If took a great photograph using a 35mm ISO 1600 film & scan it using everyday-use scanner with usual setting, you'll ended up with a sandpaper.
Scan 35mm ISO 200 film using high quality, large DPI scanner then DPP it, now we're talking about quality.

I don't know how did you make the generalisation that film is still superior to any digital.
Film nowadays are almost obsolete, heck even Polaroids are now considered extinct.
Look at most professional photographer these days. How many of them are actually still using film?
Most of them, not all, already jumped to DSLR. Digital saves a lot of time & resources to your photography workflow.

Although, film today is still famous for INFRARED photography or Medium/Large format photography.
And yeah, Medium/Large format film photography is still slightly cheaper than the digital counterpart.

Btw by any chance have you ever use DSLR? Particularly the full frame one like Canon 5D2 or Nikon D700. Or not the full frame, just the recent new 1.6 DSLRs like Canon 7D, 500D, Nikon D300s, D90 etc. Those DSLRs with high ISO quality is still truly amazing, even 5D2 & D700 at ISO 6400 the grain is still very fine & more than acceptable to print hi-res.

I'd say you go ahead & grab one of those new DSLR & try it yourself. Compare the IQ result with the film you are still using then we can talk.

But in the end, everything depends on your photography skill. It's no use if you have film/digital Hasselblad but you treat it like regular P&S camera.
 
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I don't know how did you make the generalisation that film is still superior to any digital.
Film nowadays are almost obsolete, heck even Polaroids are now considered extinct.
Look at most professional photographer these days. How many of them are actually still using film?
Most of them, not all, already jumped to DSLR. Digital saves a lot of time & resources to your photography workflow.

Give him a break now, until several years ago film was indeed still superior in terms of Dynamic range / availability of lenses :) The advancement in DSLRS these past years have been extremely fast; if you're not into cameras it's easy to get left behind on these infos.

To be fair, film does still have better ability to retain highlight if you're not using full frame.

Where are these DSLR sold? Camera-specialty stores? Hobby stores? Best Buy? =D

Camera Speciality stores or best buy, although to get these colorful ones you have to get them through ebay / middleman from japan. Some stores might stock the black / white / red / blue units though since those colors are supposed to be for worldwide release. You can use the full auto mode and still come out with nicer pictures than point and shoots, although I do recommend that you start learning how to use it, lest one complains about why their pics are so blurry in the dark :p

THere's a 50$ rebate going on right now, and the prices at amazon have dropped again... so you can get the black / white one for 510$
 
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