My mom's best friend recently bought a camera for her landscaping business. It's an extremely nice digital SLR, which probably set her back about $1,000. Despite this, she has yet to take more than five pictures on the camera, simply because she doesn't understand how to work it.

The point of this story is, just because a camera is "the best" doesn't mean it's the right camera for you. You don't need a snazzy digital SLR camera to take good photos (especially if the only time you pull out the camera is at weddings and holidays). With a little research you can find the right camera at the right price for your photography needs.