I was looking for some good pictures of Cody and Sierra for this Wordless Wednesday BlogHop and dug up these gems I took awhile ago with our Canon Rebel with a standard 50mm lens. I think it shows what that quality camera equipment really makes all the difference when taking pictures.
If you are thinking of investing in a better point-and-shoot or DSLR (Digital Single Len Reflex) camera I would highly recommend spend the money. Your smartphone pictures might come out ok and I've taken plenty of good ones, but you can't compare that with the quality you get from better camera equipment in my opinion.
What do professional and amateur photographers think? Do you get annoyed when people think their smartphones can do the job? How do you convince you friends, family, neighbors, etc. that you've got the good equipment?