I want people to know that if you want to be a photographer or photojournalist, or just take better pictures, your camera should NOT be your main focus. Honestly, it has very, very little part in the equation. You see photography and photojournalism are about the subject matter, and THAT is what you should focus on.
Dont get me wrong, I am not saying that there are no differences between expensive camera equipment and the cheap stuff. My point is that people are far too hung up on this and let it become an excuse for taking not so great pictures "too bad I didnt have a good camera, this could have been a cool shot!"
It almost goes without saying that in these days of 24/7 rolling headlines, it's likely that we'll see more and more press photographers turning to compact cameras to get their images in difficult situations, so it will be interesting to see how camera manufacturers respond to increasing demands.