When digital cameras first came out, they were very expensive, hard to use, and the results were, in layman's terms, terrible. They began to come down in price, and the quality of their images has continued to improve--to the point that they are used by insurance adjusters and real estate agents with acceptable results.
It's a useful tool. A digital camera can serve as a site inspection tool. Images can be downloaded to your laptop each evening, and even sent as an attachment by e-mai