does your camera really matter?
This is a comparison among 4 different types of digital cameras - a semi-professional dSLR, an entry-level dSLR, an advanced compact, and a point-and-shoot - of varying costs. This comparison attempts to elucidate whether the type and/or cost of digital camera used to take a photo makes a significant impact on the final photo assuming proper adjustments in aperture, shutter speed, exposure, etc and post-editing.
Overall similar results among all cameras. This comparison does not provide a clear-cut answer to whether your camera really matters. Acknowledge the underlying confounding factors such as megapixels, brand, etc, that may affect the results. It is up to you to use this comparison with other resources to come to a final conclusion.
Similar favorite photos taken using each camera
photo taken by camera from left to right: Nikon D80, Olympus E-410, Konica Minolta dImage Z6, Canon Powershot S100 Digital Elph