How can we answer that? What are you wanting from photography? Are you going to make a SERIOUS effort to READ AND STUDY the camera owner's manual and some of the endless tutorials on YouTube and other sources to teach you to use the camera properly? Are you thinking you can just put it in Auto mode and have "professional" looking photos... (a tip... you will NOT). Also, if you do seriously pursue good photography with a good camera, then it is often just a drop in the bucket as concerns cost. Lenses, flashes, lighting equipment, filters, software... it can go on and on. A DSLR purchase should always be considered as only a small starting point if you are serious about photography. If you do not feel you have that level of commitment, then stick with some type of point and shoot or bridge camera.