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This is probably a bit of a silly question, but I would rather ask now before investing hundreds in a new DSLR camera so that I don't regret it later.
In short, I currently have a Pixel XL which I use for all of my photography (as a hobby). The Pixel XL is probably by far the best phone camera I have used, but it is only a phone camera.
Still, phone camera or not, the phone itself is a $900 piece of equipment, and it makes me wonder if investing in a ~$380 DSLR is still going to be a major "step up" for my first true DSLR camera.
So is this still a good choice, or should I save up and invest in something a bit better? If the latter, any recommendations (again, for someone who has never used a true DSLR camera before)?