I frequently get asked for advice on tech, and for a while have been thinking I needed a post on the best camera of today for a couple of different use cases. So this is my no-nonsense opinion... you may agree, you might not, and for sure the tech will be different tomorrow - but for now - scroll down to the sort of photographer you are, and you'll find my current recommendation.
None of these are the cheapest options in their category, but I think you'll find if you buy the lowest cost, then sooner or later you'll get the itch to upgrade and spend more over time.
LG G4 - http://geni.us/2QTs / Samsung Galaxy S6 http://geni.us/3VVQ
Frustrated Casual Photographer - Sony DSC-RX100 IV
Beginner Serious Photographer - OM-D EM-10 MkII
Serious Photographer - OM-D E-M5 MkII
Travelling serious photographer - Panasonic DMC-GM5
Super serious photographer - Sony Alpha 7 II
Read the post below for the background, and let me know below if you disagree (and why!).