Mountain Cool
Mountain Cool thanked Sudo the Dragon's answer

A DSLR is not that hard to use, pick out a camera and get a book for it that will tell you tips and how to adjust settings. A fun easy thing to do is long expose when it is dark outside getting a streak of light from a car or plane.

Mountain Cool
Mountain Cool thanked Rooster Cogburn's answer

This site has some really good info for you and compares DSLR and Mirrorless cameras also. This should help you out a lot.

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