Noted photographer Chase Jarvis once said "the best camera is the one that's with you."
Sometimes that might be your expensive, professional DSLR, but most of the time in this day and age, it's going to be your smartphone. And that's not a bad thing: in 2014, many smartphones have excellent cameras. Click here to compare the cameras inside the top smartphones.
But in case you need any more convincing, you have to check out the iPhone Photography Awards. It's a competition that's been going on since 2008, and it rewards the year's best pictures snapped on Apple mobile phones.
Here are a few of the winners from 2013: