And now, there's no point in buying a digital non-SLR point-and-shoot cam, since my brother already has one, so that's easily borrowable. And there's no point in buying a film-SLR since I already have one. And most regular non-SLR digital cams annoy me to death anyway coz most take ridiculous amounts of time to actually take a picture (the lag between pressing the button and actually capturing the image) unless it's a really high-end one, then you might as well spend more money and get a digi-SLR, and God help you if you're using a flash. Argh!
But I was determined to get a new camera of some sort. I love pictures! I'd been a hopeful photographer as a kid - my middle school reports on trips and camps had always been full of photos from this plastic no-battery thing that I'd bought, and looking through some of them recently as I moved house, some of my photos were really pretty darn good for an eleven-year old. I'd been dreaming about taking nice pictures again on my own camera for a long time, but just somehow everything else got higher priority - first my guitar, then my piano, then university tuition, etc.. But now, with a couple months of "summer" vacation to go, I was determined to get that camera and seriously start on that hobby that had been festering in my head for years. I was tired of always borrowing cameras from other people. And my new place could do with some art on the walls anyway.
So, I still had that stupid digital SLR vs digital point-and-shoot vs non-digital cameras etc. conundrum. So I decided to not get any of them. After all, if I wanted any of those "regular" cameras, I could always borrow them, as I had been doing for so long.
Conclusion: I bought a brand new LOMO ActionSampler on eBay.