People often ask me what kind of camera I use. I name off a few brands and they walk away happy knowing that I am using the right stuff. But really the best camera is the one that happens be be in your hands when a photo needs to be taken.
This was the case last year when I was skiing in the backcountry in Northern Arizona and came across a mountain lion deer kill. The lions tracks were everywhere and the carcass had been stripped to the bone by the large cat. The camera I had with me was a little Canon G-11 and this is the camera I used to document this winter kill. I even used the G-11's tiny on camera flash for some of the photos.
This week, more than a year after I made the photos ( I have a bit of a backlog going now), I took a look at the photos and I found the digital files look great from that tiny point and shoot G-11. I am just happy I had a camera along.