Why don't camera manufacturers create great ads anymore?
Is it the Internet?
Lack of creativity?

As an ex-advertising guy (Minolta, Yashica, Cosina, Petri), I still take notice of the most creative camera ads, those that compel you to run down to your local camera shop to play with the newest goodies.

Alas, nowadays, there are very few local camera shops and very few of these great ads.

Here, for your viewing pleasure, the introductory ad for the Nikon N4004 in 1987.
There's only one problem: the camera is pictured 'way too large.