One of the great things about film is it’s such a wonderful long term storage device, and the technology to capture the image from the film to a digital image to work with in todays world continues to advance.
For example here’s some slide film captures I took on a trip to Ireland in 1995, twenty years ago. Using a simple slide dupe device I can easily get 12-16 megapixels scans of these slides. If I needed something really big I can have the slide professionally scanned and get something in the range of 30-80 megapixels in size. Now that’s full frame baby.
On the flip side that 3.1 megapixel image from Canons very first DSLR the D30 (no not the 30D) is still just a 3.1 megapixel image, that’s the best it will ever be.