So, my ultimate question is this. Is mirrorless too advanced/simple for a beginner like myself to learn photography? Is it cost-effective? Too specialized for first camera? After shooting with my cell phone camera for the past few years, I have finally decided to pick up a bigger camera and start investing more time and money into photography. Long story short, total beginner, likes to take pictures of landscapes, structures, people, close-up of foods/plants, very interested in mirroless system(the idea of lightweight camera you can bring anywhere), budget is at $500~800 which means I will end up spending $900. Current equipment is a samsung Note4, Gopro Hero4 Silver, and an iPod touch if that matters at all. I want to take better versions of these.