Most people think that in order to get photographs like you see in magazines you need to have the best equipment. Or that the only reason an image looks so amazing is the camera that cost $10,000. I am here to tell you that this is simply not true. On the other hand I am a believer in you get what you pay for to a certain existent. But I have seen photos that take your breath away that were shot on cell phones, cheap point and shoot cameras, even camcorder snapshots.
The biggest difference is that the people doing the capturing knew the equipment and had a great understanding of photography and had a passion for telling story's with an image.
When people ask me what camera should I buy. I always tell them the best camera is the one you already have. Technique and passion are more important than equipment. And then once you find your style and your eye, get the camera that fits you. Even Steven Spielberg started on a handy cam.
For those who have no camera at all, borrow one, or worst case you can pick up an SLR camera and lense for less than $150 on eBay. I know so many people that have the best most expensive cameras and don't know the first thing about framing a shot, or composition. They thought buying big meant great images. And that is so far from the truth!