The best camera is the one you have with you at the time.
I used to be anti digital cameras. I held out buying one until my daughter was born, and even then it was only out of necessity (i knew it would be way to expensive to develop all that film). I was still holding out on getting a smart phone because I viewed them as a lesser form of life in the photo world. Eventually I got an iPhone for work and found myself captivated by what it could do by itself, as well as with the apps and accessories. This book is about what i've been doing since I stopped being a snob about photo equipment.