A few days after Thanksgiving, I splurged on a new camera. Other than not remembering the date and time when the batteries are removed, the old one was still functioning as well as it ever had, but technology has advanced a bit it the more than a decade I have had it. (I purchased it sometime between 1997 and 1999.)
The new one is a Kodak Easyshare M23, 14 Megapixels, uses SDHC and a small rechargeable lithium battery. The camera recharges the battery over a micro-usb cable. (Cable and AC adapter included.) Besides being smaller and lighter, the new camera is faster (the old one could only take 4 or 5 pictures per minute), can do video, and has some features for interfacing to the windows software they supply that are useless to Linux users as far as I can tell. The automatic lens cover is one feature I like, it would have been nice if it also had one for the LCD display. Unfortunately the camera does not show up as a hard drive when connected via the USB cable, so I have had to remove the SD card to transfer photos.
Rather than posting the large files directly from the camera, I have been reducing the size and quality of the images you get when you click on the pictures. I did not feel that was needed with the old camera.