You have Nikon and Canon that control the majority of the camera market with Sony moving on up. You have Pentax, Olympus and Panasonic that make some really great products. You can get a camera that costs any were from the low hundreds to around about ten thousand with lenses, strobes and many other accessories that cost extra... So, what is the best camera? Easy, the one you have with you... No matter how much or how little you spend on a camera it only counts if you carry it with you.