My camera stopped working months ago. Nothing else is quite like it. I have another camera, which is larger and more powerful (and newer), but my Canon was what I carried in my purse and used the most. I appreciated its color correctness, the decent photos it produced in low-light conditions, and of course its familiarity. As I used this camera I became a somewhat better photographer. Without it, my existence is far more subjective, more amorphous, and I think more about what a camera cannot see.