I personally prefer a digital camera, they can catch so much detail.
For instance, I have a pic of my son on my desk that I took with my digital. He is on the beach walking around in a wading pool. When you look at the picture you can see the pale reflection of my son in the water. Not to mention, I don't feel like I am ever limited with my picture taking since I have a large memory stick for my camera. Not to mention I have saved so much money in film developing that my camera has paid for itself at least twice!
A couple of months ago our camera was having power issues, and I thought oh no I am gonna need a new camera- how am I going to pay for it
All I had to do was clean the battery contacts with a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol, and voila! all better.
Also with my digital camera (Sony) I can buy different kinds of lenses for it plus I can also buy a case for it to take underwater if I would ever go diving or snorkeling.......sorry for talking too much but I LOVE my camera!
Oh, one more thing, my camera also has it where I can take pictures of things in sepia tones, black and white, polarized and one more effect I can't remember. If you want to do that with a regular camera you have to spend money on special kinds of film.