I do have a picture of part 4, since I went out and bought a new camera today. My camera was only 18 months old, but it wasn't working very well. I was trying to make do with it (smacking it around, waiting and waiting while it decided if it was going to take the picture yet, etc), but losing it made the decision to replace it much easier. Oh, and my new camera is pink!
On to step 5 (maybe).
About the camera: I have really low requirements for a camera. I only take snapshots. I like a camera that is small, has a decent optical zoom, and is fairly inexpensive. Done!