It is true that some digital SLR cameras have a " manual " mode, but then you are spending $1000+ for a camera, and using about 10% of it's features. Not only that, but very few ( AFAIK ) accept the older lenses, which means spending more $ for a lens. The old Nikon Fm, Fe cameras were simple and great , easy to use cameras, along with the Nikkor lenses that were incdredible. My 55mm, F2.8 Macro lens is still taking sharp pics, 30 years later. Anyways, I'll probably buy a digital SLR one of these days.