First, I know even an entry level DSLR and a mirrorless are still better than the iPhone 7+ dual camera set up. Now, I use my moms D3100 (came out in 2010) to take family photos and what not. I use the 18/50 lens that came with it. 7 years later, I am looking to maybe get into the field of photography as a hobby. I was thinking the D5600 or maybe a Sony A6300 mirrorless. I love being outdoors so nature shots coupled with some shots of the dogs / family will be the primary usage. I don't want to invest all this money into a hobby when it is becoming clear that cellphone camera tech is advancing with each release. I still use the 6+ and the camera is just okay obviously. I saw some photos taken with the 7+ and was amazed at the quality. Plus now companies are selling lenses to attach to the iphone to get even better shots. From a professional standpoint, I know cellphones won't compete. Being this is going to be a hobby, I was wondering if its worth it to invest the money (a question I obviously have to ask myself instead of asking you all). tl;dr: Is it worth getting an entry level DSLR as a hobby when cellphone camera tech is advancing with each new release? Bonus question: Anyone with a DSLR / mirrorless that bought one to also start out as a hobby continue to use it over their phone cameras and do you still find it a fulfilling hobby in which you are always taking it with you on travels and investing in new lenses?