I didn't trust going to digital media for a long time but when it came time to buy my next camera I ended up deciding to get one and try it out. I'm really impressed with the workflow and coming from tape, I have to say that in my opinion digital media is much better! Consider investing in something to backup your data on - I purchased a DROBO with 6tb, expandable to 8tb in the future. When you break down the cost for storing media digitally on something like the DROBO vs the cost of tapes, the digital media option is actually cheaper in the long run. So my recommendation definitely goes to digital media for many reasons - don't be afraid to leave tape behind - like me, you will probably end up happy that you did.