FWIW, I'm basically a luddite with a BSEE. I have only land-line phones, no phone of any sort that can leave the house with me. I don't have any kind of "pods" or "pads." For music, CDs are still basically cutting edge for me.
So, for taking pictures, I got an actual camera. Got it a few years ago, because cat guardians MUST have ways to record our furbabies. Also allows me to take pix of the non-domesticated critters that stop by -- deer, possums, groundhogs, wild turkeys (they are a riot!), squirrels, various colorful birds at the feeders.
It's a Panasonic Lumix via Amazon. I don't recall how much it cost, but I can't imagine it would have been very pricey.