It seems there hasn't been any real discussion in regards to cameras for a while. I've been interested in upping my game, so I was hoping we could talk pros and cons. I am a total beginner when it comes to all of this, so please excuse my lack of knowledge. I am most interested in the following topics, in regards solely to toy photography. 1. Cameras versus Phones, and how much you need to spend on a Camera for it to be significantly better than the Phone . I already quite like how many of my photos for IG come out, and this is where they will primarily be shared. 2. Compact cameras vs DSLR . Will a camera like LUMIX LX100 meet most of your needs for taking outdoor pics of toys? Or is the additional burden of DSLR worth it? Possible recommendations in either category? I'm thinking 1k would be around the maximum. While I know you can get a good DSLR for this amount, lenses are additional (con). 3. Most important features when picking out a camera solely for toy photography. Appreciate any input you all have to share!