I went on a Europe tour during my Uni days and I specially went to buy a digital camera because the tour was expensive and I didn’t want my photos to be screwed up. Bought a FujiFilm FinePix 1440i (or something like that) and 2 16 MB SmartMedia cards that cost me more than $100. Each!
Those were the days that digicams were still unheard of and I was the only one in the tour group wielding one. Quite a few of them were puzzled when they saw me holding the camera away from my face to use the LCD screen instead of using the optical viewfinder.